Employer Information Sessions & Coffee Chats

Coffee chats and employer information sessions allow students to join employers and CS staff as they casually discuss professional trends over a cup of coffee. Employers provide exclusive information about their company cultures, industry trends, and best practices in career advancement. 

Employer Information Sessions

ComPsych | Danielle Iverson, Campus Recruiter, presents on hiring and opportunities with ComPsych. ComPsych is the largest provider of employer mental health and wellness services/workplace benefits. They hire recent graduates with social science backgrounds for a number of positions. Recording.

Cato Institute | Cato Institute is one of the nation’s major public policy think tanks. Student Programs Coordinator Neil Saul gives a presentation about Cato, as well as internship and full-time employment opportunities. Recording.

Kearney | Kearney is one of the longest standing management consulting firms in business today. With a strong history in strategic operations across numerous industries and a collaborative approach to consulting, Kearney is a great place to launch your career in management consulting. Learn more about hiring for Business Analyst and Senior Business Analyst roles at Kearney with Campus Recruiter Nicole Chen. Recording.

Civis Analytics | Civis Analytics is a data analytics and data consulting company that works with a variety of companies and organizations across numerous fields. Civis has a number of opportunities in applied data science, as well as both technical and non-technical roles across the company. Recording.

TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health | The TMW Center, housed at the University of Chicago, aspires to create a population-level shift in the knowledge and behavior of parents and caregivers to optimize the foundational brain development in children, birth to five years of age, particularly those born into poverty. The Center has a number of opportunities for summer research opportunities in early childhood development, survey implementation, data analysis, and more. Recording.

Morningstar Development Program| The Morningstar Development Program (MDP) offers recent graduates full-time placement. During the two-year program, participants will receive ongoing career development, mentorship and training, and apprenticeship opportunities with various business groups, such as investment management, data, tech, and research. Your experience is yours to create.  MDP participants work in diverse teams such as product, operations, client service, data, talent acquisition, and marketing, among many others. You can learn more about the program here and hereRecording

Michelle Watson | VP of Talent Sourcing| Ipsos Analyst Development Program | Michelle discusses their Analyst Development Program. This is a great early career opportunity for those of you interested in market research roles. At Ipsos, research analysts go through a comprehensive training program which includes a mix of classroom, coaching, mentoring and self-directed online classes. Ipsos strongly supports continuous learning and enhancing knowledge in the field. Based on your experience level, you can be hired as a research analyst or a senior research analyst, starting in 2021. Unfortunately, they are not able to sponsor international candidates for these roles. Recording

Coffee Chats

Christina Coughlin | Assistant Commissioner | NY State Education Department | Christina shares anecdotes on working through crisis (9/11 and COVID-19), maintaining relationships, and activating your academic skills in non-academic work. Recording

Elise Lockwood | Qualitative Research Director | DORIS Research | Elise provides her unique insights on what it takes to be a successful qualitative researcher and how to sharpen your skills in design thinking as a grad student with limited experience. She even explains why students should look into improv classes. Recording

Kelsey Cohen | Director of Operations | Bloomscape | Bloomscape – a start-up headquartered in the Detroit metro area – Kelsey leads a discussion detailing her journey to locating her professional “superpowers”, navigating pivots in her career, and advice on choosing between start-ups and established businesses. She highlights her recent transition from being a data-driven marketing leader to finding a home in operations and scaling up her impact in a blossoming industry. Recording 

Jean-Luc Marcelin | Partnerships and Talent Acquisition Specialist | United Nations Development Programme | In this two-part series, Jean-Luc detailing his 20+ year journey with the UN system. He candidly shares what it takes to get into the UN system and how to be a productive member once there. During the second part of the series, he details the various threads needed within the “tapestry” of your resume/CV and answers student’s questions. Part 1 Recording & Part 2 Recording 

Jordan Mazer | Director of Talent Acquisition | Riot Games | Jordan provides the insider scope on the top qualities he looks for in a candidate, difference between competing gaming companies, and the amazing work Riot Games is doing to help those in need during COVID-19. Jordan wraps things up by answering questions from SSD MA students and sharing what’s next for Riot Games. Recording 

Jennifer Tani | Director | The Posee Foundation | Having a “posse” can be a vital tool to achieving success. Jennifer sheds some light on how creating intentional networks of accountability leads to the creation of academic opportunities and professional development. Jennifer candidly shares how she taps into her network and how future non-profit directors can prepare to be effective leaders. Recording

Shanshan Ding, PhD |Director of Data Science | Hinge  | While others have plotted their course towards academia or industry, Shanshan does both. In this talk, she shares how both environments complement each other and contribute to her success. She highlights data science trends and possible connections between data science and compliance law in the future. Recording

Vanessa Shelby | Senior Manager, Qualitative Research | Explorer Research | Vanessa leads us through the journey of “starting something new.” During the discussion she talks about implementing neuroscience technology into qualitative research, the future of market research as a result of social distancing, and how students can start building their online portfolios now. Recording