As our city has been through many challenges these last few months, we know that one relevant issue and part of so many kids’ lives is racism. We are looking for middle school to college students to submit their stories to us.
Please send us your story, video, or TikTok and share your viewpoint or experience with racism with the New York community. Please enter Your Voice and Your Viewpoint by October 30th at midnight to enter your voice, viewpoint to Schneps media.
Schneps Media and the Claire Friedlander Foundation want to hear your voice and your viewpoint on your experiences with RACISM. We invite students, our future leaders, to share your thoughts and feelings about your experiences.
Students can either choose from the following prompts or submit work beyond the prompts but still relate to the overall goal of sharing YOUR VOICE AND YOUR VIEWPOINT.
- I experienced racism when…
- I’ve fought against racism by…
- I was racially profiled when…
- My first experience with racism was when…
Submit virtual or written entries limited to 250 words either by email or by using the hashtag #YourVoiceYourViewpoint on social media, including Instagram or TikTok. Video entries can be emailed to YourVoiceYourViewpoint@schnepsmedia.com. Please include your name, age, and school with entries. Submissions will be published in Schneps Media’s multiple platforms of print, digital, and broadcasting. 2 middle school students, 2 high school and 2 college students, will each be awarded a prize of $500 by a panel of Queensborough Community College students.
Submissions will be accepted through Friday, October 30th, and winners of the prize will be announced on November 6th.
Submission can be emailed to YourVoiceYourViewpoint@schnepsmedia.com
Como nuestra ciudad ha pasado por muchos desafíos en los últimos meses, sabemos que un tema relevante y parte de la vida de muchos niños es el racismo. Buscamos estudiantes de la escuela intermedia a la universidad para que nos envíen sus historias.
Envíenos su historia, video o TikTok y comparta su punto de vista o experiencia con el racismo con la comunidad de Nueva York. Ingrese su voz y su punto de vista antes del 30 de octubre a la medianoche para ingresar su voz, punto de vista a los medios de Schneps.
Schneps Media y la Fundación Claire Friedlander quieren escuchar su voz y su punto de vista sobre sus experiencias con RACISM. Invitamos a los estudiantes, nuestros futuros líderes, a compartir sus pensamientos y sentimientos sobre sus experiencias.
Los estudiantes pueden elegir entre las siguientes indicaciones o enviar un trabajo más allá de las indicaciones, pero aún así relacionarse con el objetivo general de compartir SU VOZ Y SU PUNTO DE VISTA.
- Experimenté racismo cuando ...
- He luchado contra el racismo por ...
- Me perfilaron racialmente cuando ...
- Mi primera experiencia con el racismo fue cuando
Envíe entradas virtuales o escritas limitadas a 250 palabras, ya sea por correo electrónico o usando el hashtag #YourVoiceYourViewpoint en las redes sociales, incluidos Instagram o TikTok. Las entradas de video se pueden enviar por correo electrónico a YourVoiceYourViewpoint@schnepsmedia.com. Incluya su nombre, edad y escuela con las entradas. Las presentaciones se publicarán en las múltiples plataformas impresas, digitales y de radiodifusión de Schneps Media. 2 estudiantes de secundaria, 2 estudiantes de secundaria y 2 universitarios, recibirán un premio de $ 500 cada uno por un panel de estudiantes de Queensborough Community College.
Las presentaciones se aceptarán hasta el viernes 30 de octubre y los ganadores del premio se anunciarán el 6 de noviembre.
La presentación se puede enviar por correo electrónico a YourVoiceYourViewpoint@schnepsmedia.com
HOW TO USE LINKEDIN TO FIND THE BEST JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU
1. Start By Tailoring Your Search to Your Exact Job Wants
According to LinkedIn’s resident career expert Blair Decembrele, you should start by filtering your search on LinkedIn by job function, title, industry and more. You can also use the open search box to add key phrases like “remote” or “work-from-home” to find opportunities that meet your specific wants and needs. And keep in mind: Hiring managers post the most opportunities on Monday, so you want to be sure to set up Job Alerts so listings are sent to you in real time. (At the top of the list of open positions, you’ll see a “Job Alerts” switch you can toggle on.)
2. When You See an Opening You’re Interested In, Ask for a Referral
In theory, you’ve been “linking in” with people on your profile for a little while now—i.e. you have connected with colleagues past and present so you’re able to keep tabs on where they’re working. If one of those people happens to be employed at the company you aspire to be hired by, now’s your chance to get strategic. It works like this: When in the LinkedIn “Jobs” tab, located at the top of the page, enter the field you’re interested in. From there, you’ll see a drop-down menu offering “LinkedIn Features.” Check off “In Your Network” and hit apply. The list will automatically re-populate with available openings where you know someone at the company. Final step? Select “Ask for a Referral,” so you’re on the inside track. (FYI, here are some sample email templates for successful referral outreach, provided by LinkedIn.)
3. Be Sure You Have a “Current Position” Listed on Your Profile
Even if you’re unemployed, it’s smart to either leave your last position as is (hey, so what if you haven’t had a chance to update that part of your profile) or fill it in with information about the type of work you’re seeking. The reason for this? It boosts your chances of appearing in searches conducted by recruiters or hiring managers mining LinkedIn to fill open slots if you have a “current” gig. And if you have cleared out your last role and want to make it clear you’re available for hire, a simple statement—say, “Looking for Next Role” ahead of an elevator pitch about your most recent experience—should do the trick. (If you choose to leave your last position as is, see below about “Open Candidates” and how to advertise your availability more privately.
4. Follow the Company Pages of Places You’d Like to Work
The best way to be on the inside track? Stay up to speed on everything the place you aspire to work at is sharing and discussing on LinkedIn. In fact, this is another way to be the first to hear about job opportunities. Follow the page and they’ll show up right in your newsfeed. (There’s also an option to receive direct alerts.)
By Lindsay Tigar Ladders
‘New normal’ has become an overused term to discuss life during and after the pandemic. But it’s one that is accurate: the professional world as we knew it before COVID-19 no longer exists. And moving forward, companies across all industries will reimagine and rethink several parts of their business practices, say, for instance, hiring. Since it’s estimated the vast majority of corporate offices won’t reopen until late summer or early fall, recruiting, interviewing and onboarding will all be approached virtually.
So if you’re in the market for a new gig or were recently laid off, it’s essential to be prepared for relevant interview inquiries. Hiring managers will be concerned not only with your historical track record but will also want to ask you behavioral interview questions about how you are currently handling the current pandemic. And how you’ll cope with a future that hasn’t been defined yet. To set yourself up for success—and stand out from other candidates—prepare to ‘wow’ with impressive answers to these questions:
1. Work out what’s important to you
Whether you’re looking for a job that offers you the chance to train and develop your skills, a job that offers great work-life balance, or a job with great teamwork, it’s really important to think about what you want before you start searching. You should make a list of the things that are most important, things that are nice to have, and things that aren’t important to you, which you can use as a checklist when checking out prospective employers!
2. Research, research, research
Once you’ve got your checklist prepared you can start researching. Of course, it’s up to you how you go about this, but we recommend checking out employers in your chosen industry/ies and location/s on kununu to get a sense of what current and former employees have to say about working there. You can follow this up by doing a deep-dive and scouring your top employers’ company websites and careers pages.
Pro Tip: Another thing that will help massively is asking around in your group of friends to find out if anyone has worked for any of your chosen companies or knows someone who has. Getting first-hand information from a family member, friend or associate is a great way to gauge if this employer is the right one for you.
3. Check out the Culture Compass on kununu
Here at kununu we’ve just launched a new feature – the Culture Compass! You can find the Culture Compass under the ‘Culture’ tab for every company profile on our site. The Culture Compass means that employees can rate the company culture for each company by filling out a survey. The results are then mapped onto a compass for each company so you can see straight away if a company is more traditional or modern when it comes to their culture. This will give you a great indication about the company culture and whether it’s a good fit for you or not.
4. Read the job descriptions carefully
Before you apply for a job with any of your chosen employers, you need to study the job descriptions and make sure that the responsibilities and requirements fit you and your expertise. If there are things that you’re not sure about, be proactive and send an email to the HR team at the company to ask for more information. If they respond quickly and in a friendly way, this will also tell you a lot about the company culture! Once you’re ready and you’ve worked out how you fit/will exceed the requirements, it’s time to send in an application!
5. Ask questions about the company culture in the interview
The search for the perfect employer doesn’t stop once you get an interview. Instead, you should think of the interview as your chance to test all of the information you’ve found so far about the company’s culture and really make sure that it’s the right place for you. Alongside preparing your answers for the interview questions, you should also prepare some questions of your own to ask the hiring manager/interviewer. Here are 15 questions that you can use. If you get the answers you need and it feels right – that’s amazing – if they offer it to you, accept the job! Equally, if you didn’t get the answers you need and it doesn’t feel like the right place, it’s ok to reject the job, courteously, and keep on searching.
African American History - Emancipation to the Present
The purpose of this course is to examine the African American experience in the United States from 1863 to the present. Prominent themes include the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction; African Americans’ urbanization experiences; the development of the modern civil rights movement and its aftermath; and the thought and leadership of Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X.
Warning: Some of the lectures in this course contain graphic content and/or adult language that some users may find disturbing.
1. Keep looking. There's still time
Start with your career center: If your heart was set on an internship this summer, start here. Some companies still have opportunities up for grabs.
Troy Nunamaker, chief solutions officer and resident "internship guru" at Clemson University's Center for Career and Personal Development, suggested starting with (who else?) your own college career center.
Schedule an appointment with a career counselor, he said -- they're hearing from companies regularly about what's feasible for the summer, and they can pass along opportunities they find based on your conversations.
Take advantage of virtual career fairs : If your college is hosting a virtual career fair, show up! Eileen Buecher, executive director of California Polytechnic State University's Career Services, said she planned a job fair that'll take place entirely over Zoom, so students will meet with recruiters one-on-one or in small groups in break-out rooms.
2. Be open to a different kind of internship
Virtual internships: If you do score an internship later this summer, it'll most likely be virtual. Yes, you won't be immersed in the work environment. Nunamaker recommends you take the job since it's the next-best thing.
Mini-internships: If you don't find any long-term internships to commit to, consider the "mini-internship." Basically, it's a slice of what a longer internship would look like, but now, you're a freelancer of sorts who completes projects and reports.
"You can learn about other parts of the business and how your role fits in with the larger picture," says Jeffrey Moss, founder and CEO of recruiting service Parker Dewey.
The mini-internships are open to any student on the Parker Dewey platform. They typically take around 20 hours of work to complete, Moss said -- plus, they're paid.
And if you work for an accounting firm or marketing agency one week, apply to something totally different the next -- now's the time to exercise every creative muscle you've got.