On December 1st, twenty students from Baruch College, Hunter College and College of Staten Island met with a cohort of emerging and young leaders, who volunteered their time and advice as part of the CUNY Hillel Initiative organized by the Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y. The volunteers came from a variety of backgrounds including advertising, public relations, healthcare, and government.
The program, titled "Pitch Perfect - Learn How To Make An Impression in 30 Seconds" was created as a way for students to discover the best practices on how to network and develop their best pitch for the professional world, or in other terms, learning how to best speak to their skill set. Students were paired with volunteers ranging in ages from 25-40, who then spent one-on-one time with the students going over how to engage with prospective employers and bosses.
Throughout the event, it was clear that both the volunteers and students were learning and connecting with each other. After the students were coached, they were encouraged to speak to the room with their new pitch. The students sounded confident, intelligent, and ready to have a conversation to impress.
We look forward to the next event at UJA and want to thank Karen Klein, Sam Schachter, UJA-Federation of New York, EL-P, and the rest of the staff that helped make this event happen.
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