FEX Opportunities

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Updated 10/11/2017


Travelers Insurance

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Hartford, CT
Activities observed: Shadow Travelers Human Resources Leadership Development Program (HRLDP) participants and alumni in HR Generalist and functional roles, including Talent Acquisition, Compensation and Employee Relations. Learn more about Travelers full-time and internship opportunities and network with HR leadership.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: January 8-31
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston is committed to making New England a better place to live and do business, and our employees are integral to our success. As a cooperative, we are owned by more than 440 banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and community development financial institutions that access tens of billions of dollars of our reliable, wholesale funding each year. Our funds are a vital resource that help our members succeed, provide families with safe, decent affordable housing, and generate economic development that creates jobs in communities throughout our region.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Boston, MA
Activities observed: Activities are dependent on the selected date. Sample activities may include: observing annual performance evaluation discussions or annual goal setting efforts, year-end reporting of workplace metrics, meeting various members of the HR team to learn more about specific roles or disciplines, informational meeting(s) with Bank leaders to learn how they partner with HR to support talent management and business needs. If there is a specific area of interest to a student, we will do our best to support it!
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Friday, December 15 2017 - Tuesday, January 23 2018 are all potential options for a FEX.
Date constraints: We will be closed on 12/25/17 and 1/1/18.

New York

Elderwood Administrative Services

Established in 1978, Elderwood has grown to become the largest network of rehabilitation, skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living communities in Western New York, with 17 facilities, 2,800 beds and 4,000 employees. Elderwood is well known to, and highly regarded by, the hospitals and physician groups in the communities that each location serves. The company continues an aggressive growth strategy through acquisition. Learn about us at www.elderwood.com

Career field: Human resources
Location: Buffalo, NY
Activities observed: Our company plans to set up a schedule of meetings with our Corporate HR team from various HR functions (compensation, benefits, talent acquisition, employee/ labor relations) so that participating students can gain an understanding of how our HR teams work, our philosophy, and our short and long term projects that coordinate with operational needs.
Number of positions: 6 students
Dates available: Week of January 15th, 2018 - 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 Hosting of multiple students on same day: preferred but will consider 2 dates for a maximum of 6 students
Date constraints: 1/2 day opportunity
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)

Sanders & Sanders

At Sanders & Sanders, our practice is exclusively labor and employment law. We maintain this focus to give our clients excellent service and deep, knowledgeable advice on employment law issues. We have lectured and written extensively on the topic.

Career field: Law
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
Activities observed: To be determined - could be appearance at court, EEOC or NYS Division of Human Rights, deposition or other
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Flexibility is best as most meaningful opportunities are not scheduled this far in advance.

Cornell University: Administrative HR

Administrative Human Resources (AHR) provides advice, guidance, strategies, and services to the leadership, management, and staff who work in administrative units of the University, the Offices of the President and the Provost, and some academic programs.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Ithaca, NY
Activities observed: If the FEX participant is able to shadow me, Jess Cisco, on December 20 or on January 18, this student could attend our all-staff meeting, during which the student would learn about many aspects of adminstrative HR and the student would be able to attend my one-on-one meeting with the AVP of HR, during which we discuss strategic and operational issues in the units the AVP supports. I would also be able to arrange meetings with my colleagues and discuss aspects of my work with University Relations, Budget and Planning, Cornell Police, and Environmental Health and Safety.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: December 20, 2017 January 18, 2018


AWISCO is the leading distributor of Welding, Safety, Industrial Supplies and Industrial machinery in the Metro NY area. AWISCO operates out of 7 locations with the corporate headquarters in Maspeth NY.

Career field: Management consulting
Location: Maspeth, NY
Activities observed: The FEX participants will shadow the President for the day and learn what the President does each day to make an organization of 100+ employees run smoothly.
Number of positions: 4 students
Dates available: 12/20, 12/21, 1/3, 1/4, 1/9 or 1/10
Date constraints: no constraints
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


We are independent financial service firm that provides financial planning and investment management to our clients. We are based on Long Island and serve primarily high-net worth individuals and families.

Career field: Financial services
Location: MELVILLE, NY
Activities observed: Financial Reports (financial plans, investment management portfolios, mutual fund research) Data Intake Firm meeting
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: January 8 to January 12, 2018

Jackson Lewis LLP

labor and employment litigation law firm

Career field: Law
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: I can offer to have coffee/lunch with a student interested in pursuing a career in law and/or the labor and employment field generally.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Flexible.

Mount Sinai Health System

Encompassing the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses in the New York metropolitan area, as well as a large, regional ambulatory footprint, Mount Sinai is internationally acclaimed for its excellence in research, patient care, and education across a range of specialties.

Career field: Labor relations (corporate)
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Hospital Human Resources and Labor Relations Departments. Grievance procedure, management counseling, contract negotiation, arbitration
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: I am coordinating for at least 3 of our hospitals (perhaps more) Locations will be Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Date constraints: we are flexible
Multiple students hosted on same day: Individually

Proskauer Rose LLP

For over three quarters of a century, Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department has been repeatedly recognized as one of the strongest in the world. During that time, we developed a reputation as tough, smart and effective management-side lawyers who developed their skills in the cauldron of New York, the most heavily unionized region in the nation. Today, with nearly 150 lawyers across the US, London and Paris, our Labor & Employment Law Department is ranked higher in more categories than any other practice of our kind in US Legal 500 and received similar rankings from Chambers USA and Chambers Europe. Dubbed a 'powerhouse' by Chambers USA and amazing strategists with fantastic technical know-how by Chamber's Europe, our representation of the world's major businesses, institutions and organizations combines advocacy on behalf of management with a real understanding of the needs and sensibilities of employees and labor, allowing us to negotiate and reach successful outcomes that fit the needs, and earn the respect, of both sides. We handle every type of matter imaginable and field experienced teams in over 15 distinct practice areas covering every aspect of labor and employment law. These groups represent a calculated strategy to allow for quick, efficient and knowledgeable representation, whatever a client's needs. Referral to the appropriate team, each staffed by a deep bench of lawyers, allows for maximum effectiveness in client service. Collectively, our lawyers have tried an extraordinary number of cases, but also have experience at the settlement table where our reputation as powerful litigators often stimulates a quick resolution.

Career field: Law
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Attend the Labor and Employment Department's annual lunch and guest speaker. Other possible shadowing opportunities may include: depositions, court hearings, bargaining sessions, client meetings, and/or attorney training sessions.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: TBD
Date constraints: N/A
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)

Organization of Staff Analysts

The Organization of Staff Analysts ("OSA") is a public sector labor union representing several thousand employees of the City of New York. OSA members are employed at most every New York City ("NYC") agency, including the NYC Transit Authority, the NYC Parks Department and the NYC Police Department. OSA members are highly qualified individuals that are vital to the City of New York. The Department of Sanitation’s meteorologist who determines which streets get plowed during a snowstorm, is an OSA member. The tech team that runs the public hospitals digital network infrastructure, are OSA members. OSA is a progressive and active labor union that diligently represents, organizes and negotiates on behalf of its membership.

Career field: Labor / Social justice
Location: New York City, NY
Activities observed: Depending on the organizational calendar, the FEX participant may observe an arbitration hearing, a grievance or disciplinary hearing, a contract negotiation session, a labor management meeting or an internal departmental meeting. The dates will be scheduled so that the participant gets the most interesting and meaningful observation opportunities possible. The participant will have the opportunity to meet with various individuals at the union, including the President, the Executive Director, in-house attorneys, grievance representatives, and organizers.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: We are flexible with scheduling. Any dates work outside December 25-29, and major holidays.
Date constraints: Christmas, New Years and the week in-between are the only dates we are asking to avoid.

Scholastic Inc.

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs, classroom magazines and other products that, in combination, offer schools customized solutions to support children's learning both at school and at home. The Company also makes quality, affordable books available to all children through school-based book clubs and book fairs. With a 97 year history of service to schools and families, Scholastic continues to carry out its commitment to "Open a World of Possible" for all children.

Career field: Law
Location: NY, NY
Activities observed: Client counseling Contract review 1 on 1 sessions with various Company executives
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: January 9-19, 2018
Multiple students hosted on same day: Individually