Career Events in New York Area

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A presentation about opportunities to help emerging markets refine their financial systems through a stint as an overseas volunteer, heads our updated listing of low-cost and free events in the New York metropolitan area.


The following New York Society of Security Analysts event may appeal to jobless finance professionals seeking relevant overseas experience:

Friday, March 27, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. "Overseas Opportunities with the Financial Services Volunteer Corps," with Sherr Lo, FSVC program officer. The Corps is a private-public partnership that helps developing countries build sound banking and financial systems, by providing technical assistance and training missions staffed by volunteer experts from the financial sector. Free, but open to NYSSA members only; register by March 25 (required). NYSSA, 1177 Avenue of the Americas (between 45th and 46th Streets), 2nd Floor. Information: (212) 541-4530 or see

NYSSA also hosts a free "Career Coffee" for members only, one Friday morning each month.

Friday, March 20, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. " Broadening Your Perspective and Utilizing NYSSA Resources." NYSSA Executive Director Alvin Kressler's presentation is aimed at both members seeking jobs and those currently employed. Register by March 18 (required). Details, same as above.


Pink slip parties - networking events that bring together professionals in transition with external and corporate recruiters - are spreading to the suburbs.

Tuesday, March 24, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Connecticut Pink Slip Party. Black Bear Saloon, 80 Washington Street, Norwalk, Conn. Admission $10.99, advance purchase required at


The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association offers a free presentation on networking skills, for members only:

Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. "How to Network to a New Job," with Win Sheffield, career coach. Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street. Members only, reservation required.


Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church has a free "career success" event that features an expert's advice about networking your way to a job:

Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.: Career coach Beverly Daniel addresses "Networking: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask." 7 West 55th Street (Corning Logan Room, fifth floor of the church). Information: Diana Kypar, (212) 247 - 0490 or

The church also runs an employment support group for people who have recently lost or are worried about losing their job. It meets Sundays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Information: Diana Kypar, (212) 247.0490; David Rogers, LCSW-R, (212) - 759 -2278; or Ann Brownhill Gubernick, LMSW, (718) 229 - 3839.


Career coach Bettina Seidman offers monthly workshops on various topics related to career management and job-search strategy.

Saturday, March 21, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. "Sector Change - Making the Transition from the Corporate to the Non Profit Sector." 257 Park Avenue South, 4th floor conference room. Admission: $55. Advance registration and payment required. Information:


Career coach Win Sheffield presents a free job-search strategy workshop:

Saturday, March 28, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. "Planning And Managing A Successful Job Search." Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street.


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