FEX Opportunities

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Updated 11/21/17

California

Loeb & Loeb LLP -OPEN

National law firm, with offices in LA, NY, DS, Chicago, Nashville and China.

Career field: Law
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Activities observed: Can meet with one or more students for coffee or lunch to discuss careers in law.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: Dates are flexible.
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Vevo - FILLED

Vevo is the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform with over 17 billion monthly views globally. Vevo delivers a personalized and expertly curated experience for audiences to explore and discover music videos, exclusive original programming and live performances from the artists they love on mobile, web and connected TV.

Career field: Human resources
Location: San Francisco, CA
Activities observed: Two students will shadow the People Operations team and more closely, the HR Specialist at our location in San Francisco to gain insight into the different components of HR. They will gain perspective into the various stages of onboarding, benefits and possibly recruiting depending on the FEX date.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: Flexible – we can discuss closer to the date.
Date constraints: Office is closed from Christmas to New Year’s Day.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


Connecticut

Travelers Insurance - OPEN

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


Legg Mason - OPEN

Your investment goals are why our family of independent affiliates is uniquely diversified. Your evolving preferences push us to deliver a powerful, expanded range of global investment solutions. Through more than 100 years of product innovation and resolute client service, we’ve become a world leader in asset management – serving individual and institutional investors across six continents.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Stamford, CT
Activities observed: Shadow the Head of Strategic Solutions for the day. Possible activities include observing employee relations matters, attending HR technology innovation meeting, and strategizing on the workplace of the future.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: December 18-21; January 3 - 5; January 8-11; January 17-19
Multiple students hosted on same day: Individually


District of Columbia

Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission - FILLED

An independent agency composed of Administrative Law Judges, Commissioners, and attorneys, who adjudicate workplace safety issues in the nation's mines.

Career field: Law
Location: Washington, DC
Activities observed: The student will shadow a federal Administrative Law Judge (Alan Paez, I&LR '88), attend legal strategy meetings, and meet attorneys and other Judges with the Commission.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: December 19–22, 2017; January 9–12; January 17-19. Please contact Judge Paez directly at apaez@fmshrc.gov by December 8 to provide him your preferred FEX date.


Florida

US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida-OPEN

The mission of the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida, is to enforce and defend the laws of the United States of America through the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the Federal government; the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party; and the collection of debts owed to the Federal government that are administratively uncollectible. The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida is the chief federal law enforcement officer for the District. The Southern District of Florida encompasses a geographical area of approximately 15,197 square miles extending south to Key West, north to Sebastian and west to Sebring. The Southern District includes the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Highlands.

Career field: Law
Location: Miami, FL
Activities observed: The FEX participant will meet with federal prosecutors in Miami, observe court hearings and learn about the enforcement of criminal laws in the Southern District of Florida
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: Friday, December 15 2017 - Tuesday, January 23 2018
Date constraints: Not available December 25 and January 1.
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Illinois

Feis Goldy LLC- FILLED

Employment law firm representing individuals.

Career field: Law
Location: Chicago, IL
Activities observed: Our schedules are fairly unpredictable, but I will attempt to have the student sit it on actual client or litigation activity on the day in question, if possible. At minimum, I will happily meet with the student for an hour or two to discuss career options in law and to answer questions about my partner's and my own career paths. Between us, we have represented management in big law firms, represented employees in smaller law firms including our own, worked for the U.S. Labor Dept. and the NLRB, worked in the City of Chicago Law Dept., and served as an executive level attorney in a large corporation.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Dec. 21, 26, 28; Jan. 4, 9, 11, 16
Date constraints: Dates subject to change depending on demands of current out of state lawsuit (i.e., need to go out of town for depositions or court calls). The closer we get to those dates, the more certainty I will have. I fully expect some of these dates to be open, even if all of them are not.


Morningstar, Inc. - FILLED

Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. We offer an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. Morningstar provides data on approximately 530,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on nearly 18 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with more than $200 billion in assets under advisement and management as of Sept. 30, 2016. The company has operations in 27 countries.

Career field: Financial services
Location: Chicago, IL
Activities observed: New employee paperwork session/orientation session, Morningstar overview presentation, conversations with HR/business managers/domain leaders, conversations with Morningstar Development Program (MDP) program coordinators and program participants, opportunity to job shadow. Depending on the participants' interests (i.e. HR, financial services), we'll tailor the job shadowings and domain leaders to fit those interests.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: January 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


Massachusetts

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston- FILLED 

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 Jersey

KPMG LLP - FILLED

KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm, operates from 87 offices with more than 23,000 employees and partners throughout the U.S. Our purpose is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients, our people, and the capital markets. KPMG follows an Employer of Choice culture and is ranked in Fortune's and Working Mother's top 100 companies to work for in the US.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Montvale, NJ
Activities observed: Spend the day with the Executive Director of Human Resources; observe HR programs and initiatives.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Jan 3rd to Jan 18th.


Fox Rothschild, LLP - FILLED

Law Firm- Labor & Employment Department (Management practice) Your Information

Career field: Law
Location: Morristown, NJ
Activities observed: Labor Arbitration or Labor Negotiation or Court Appearance or Deposition
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: I am flexible on the dates and can arrange with the student when he/she contacts me.


Johnson & Johnson - FILLED

Global Healthcare company

Career field: Human resources
Location: New Brunswick, NJ
Activities observed: Spend the day with my North America Supply Chain HR organization, having 1:1s with HR leaders, business leaders and experiencing situations tied to our talent and organization agenda.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Early January


Prudential Financial- FILLED

Prudential Financial businesses serve individual and institutional customers worldwide offering a variety of products and services, including life insurance, mutual funds, annuities, pension and retirement-related services and administration, asset management, banking and trust services, real estate brokerage franchises, and relocation services. Prudential is a company of smart, ambitious professionals working together to create a better future for our customers and our communities around the globe. Our employees are building on our 140-year history of financial strength to meet tomorrow’s most complicated challenges. We are committed to the growth and development of every single employee, and we see our business success as a direct result of our talent. The Human Resources function is dedicated to providing counsel and direction on all aspects of people management. As an HR externship participant, you may find yourself learning about process improvement, talent development, learning & talent development, research, data analysis or diversity & inclusion efforts, just to name a few. These efforts have led to numerous awards recognizing Prudential for its best in class employee programs, practices and policies.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Newark, NJ
Activities observed: An intensive, up-close look at a top global financial services company and the chance to learn from experienced professionals and explore potential career paths.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: Thursday, January 11
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


New York

IBM- FILLED

IBM is a leading cognitive solutions and cloud platform company headquartered in Armonk, NY that leverages the power of innovation, data and expertise to improve business and society. Established in 1911, it is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. With 24 consecutive years of patent leadership, IBM Research is the world's largest corporate research organization with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents. With Watson, the AI platform for business, IBM is building industry-based solutions to real-world problems guided by its "Principles for Transparency and Trust in the Cognitive Era." For more information, visit www.ibm.com.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Armonk, NY
Activities observed: We will provide an overview of the different HR offerings (functional areas) at IBM: talent, compensation, employee and labor relations, etc. We will also host a hands-on 'Build your own chat bot' session using IBM Watson Conversation. Students will get to meet with HR leaders and Cornell ILR alumni.
Number of positions: 10 students
Dates available: January 4, 9, 10, or 11
Date constraints: If possible, we would prefer to host the students on one day.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


Elderwood Administrative Services - OPEN

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)


Greene County-OPEN

A local government entity in upstate New York, Greene County is a short drive to New York State’s Capital District and, with the New York State Thruway running through the eastern edge of the county, is only two hours north of New York City.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Catskill, NY
Activities observed: Depends on the day, but could include sitting in on union contract negotiations, grievances, department head or other meetings (i.e., Wellness Committee), etc. Note: It is likely there will not be any meetings the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: January 3 - 23, 2018


Sanders & Sanders - FILLED

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.


NYSUT - FILLED

NYSUT is more than 600,000 people who work in, or are retired from, New York's schools, colleges, and healthcare facilities. We are classroom teachers, college and university faculty and professional staff, school bus drivers, custodians, secretaries, cafeteria workers, teacher assistants and aides, nurses and healthcare technicians. NYSUT is a federation of more than 1,200 local unions, each representing its own members. We are affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA). We are also part of organized labor - the AFL-CIO - and of Education International, with more than 20 million members world wide.

Career field: Labor / Social justice
Location: Elmira, NY
Activities observed: Depending upon the observation date, there is an array of activities that occur: local training, negotiations preparation, negotiations sessions, meetings between labor and management, and day to day work operations. Elmira is one of the regional offices but many activities take place within Southern Tier School Districts.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: December 18, January 8-11 time frame, January 17-18 time frame.
Date constraints: Please note that since Elmira is the regional office, opportunities for shadowing could occur within a bargaining unit from Odessa to Horseheads, to Addison, to Hornell and Arkport area. More day to day activities of a Labor Relations Specialist such as writing and research take place in the regional office.
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Columbus McKinnon Corporation-OPEN

We are Columbus McKinnon Corporation. We design and make material handling products and solutions but the most important part of our business is our people. We have been a hard working company for over 140 years – proud of our heritage, where we come from, and where we’re going. We are publicly traded and expanding globally – to new markets, geographies, and distribution channels. Columbus McKinnon's key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, chain and forged attachments. We offer a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by our superior product design and engineering expertise. Our world headquarters is located in the Buffalo-Niagara region in Getzville, New York, and we have many amazing locations around the world.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Getzville, NY
Activities observed: I would give them an overview of the role HR plays within an organization - introducing them to the various functions (business partnership, talent management, talent acquisition, employee relations, compensation and benefits, etc.). If there is opportunity to observe and HRBP activities on the day they are with me, I will include them in those.
Number of positions: 4 students
Dates available: December 18-21, December 26-27, or January 8-19
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


Academic HR-FILLED

Academic HR supports the academic side of Cornell with policy development and interpretation. We also have as part of our portfolio and organization development/consulting function with post docs, academic professionals, faculty, chairs, and academic administration. In this capacity we do both interventions related to improving human dynamics and formal programming. These are structured as practicums.

Career field: organizational development
Location: Ithaca, NY
Activities observed: workshop/programming
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: February -end of March: The opportunities come in the form of 2-3 hour programs or classes that can be observed. Post doc opportunities (1/25 11:30-1:30; 2/8 11:30-1:30) ILR Conference Center 2nd floor Leadership Development for Graduate Students class (9:00-noon Horton Greenhouse seminar room: 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Date constraints: none
Multiple students hosted on same day: Individually


Cornell University: Administrative HR - FILLED

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


ILR - Yang-Tan Institute - FILLED

The mission of the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability advances knowledge, policies and practice to enhance equal opportunities for all people with disabilities. The Yang-Tan Institute is a non-profit agency within Cornell University that advances equal opportunity for people with disabilities in partnership with federal and state government and philanthropic organizations.

Career field: Nonprofit
Location: Ithaca, NY
Activities observed: Project management activities may include; meeting facilitation, planning activities, work group meetings, business logistics and planning, inventory deployment, curriculum development, conference planning.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: One day, 9am to ~3pm. Can do 2-3 days if student is really interested in the field or would like to see more variety. Days available: January 3-5, January 8-12, January 16-19, January 22-26, January 29-February 2, February 5-9, February 12-16, February 20-23.
Date constraints: Office/University is closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 15). I am unavailable President's Day (Monday, February 19th).
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Onboarding/Human Resource Service Center-OPEN

Onboarding/HRSC provides a one-stop one-on-one means for new hires to gain important information about Benefits and Transportation options, acquire an ID card, and complete required documentation to begin their new position at Cornell.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Ithaca, NY
Activities observed: Shadow Onboarding Coordinators as they prepare for and conduct one-hour onboarding appointments for new hires at Cornell. Onboarding appointments provide a one-stop means for new hires to gain important information and complete required steps to meet regulatory and university compliance in the hire process, and be welcomed to Cornell.
Number of positions: More than 10
Dates available: Onboarding appointments are conducted Mon-Thurs year-round.
Date constraints: Students should contact Tammy Dunlop in Onboarding/HRSC at tk18@cornell.edu at any time throughout the semester to schedule a day to shadow in Onboarding.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Individually


Research Division Human Resources (Cornell University)-FILLED

Research Division Human Resources (RDHR), in conjunction with the university-wide Division of Human Resources, provides core and customized human resources support and services to all units, departments, research centers, and facilities under the umbrella of the Vice Provost for Research at Cornell University.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Ithaca, NY
Activities observed: Spend a day shadowing members of an HR team. Every day in HR is different, but a typical day may include: recruiting and interviews, policy interpretation & communication, advising on employee leaves, payroll, and student employment. FEX student may sit in on trainings, meetings, and/or interviews.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: Available dates are January 3rd - 16th.
Date constraints: Jan 15th is a University holiday, so not available that date.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Individually


Society of Human Resource Management of Tompkins County (SHRMTC)-OPEN

SHRMTC is an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is located in the Ithaca, NY area. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Ithaca, NY
Activities observed: SHRMTC has 30+ organizations representing over 100 Human Resource professionals in business, nonprofits, education, and social services. We plan to organize a full day of meetings, shadowing and tours within Tompkins County. We hope to match the student's interests with our membership (education, medical, advanced manufacturing, small business, government, etc) and offer a depth of exposure to a variety of HR functions and locations.
Number of positions: 3 students
Dates available: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 Fri, Dec 15, 2017 Mon, Dec 18, 2017 Mon, Jan 8, 2018 Wed, Jan 10, 2018
Date constraints: We will begin the day at CU (EHOB, Suite 130) then transport to various other HR offices at Cornell and in Tompkins County. We will need to know any special accommodations in advance.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


Workforce Policy and Labor Relations-OPEN

Higher Education

Career field: Human resources
Location: Ithaca, NY
Activities observed: We could take 1-3 students for the day. The students will be in our office at 391 Pine Tree Road and observe us conducting appropriate business. They would also meet with each of our office staff for an orientation/overview of our specialty areas, including labor contract administration, negotiations, EEO issues, administration of unemployment insurance, and HR policy development.
Number of positions: 3 students
Dates available: Tuesday, January 9, Wednesday, January 10, Thursday, January 11 or Thursday, January 18, 2018.
Date constraints: No constraints except for maybe bad winter weather.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


Citi - FILLED

Citi, the leading global financial services company, provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. With the most diverse array of products and the greatest distribution capacity of any financial firm in the world, our employees manage 200 million customer accounts across six continents in more than 100 countries.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Long Island City, NY
Activities observed: Students will shadow current Analysts in Citi's Human Resources Analyst Program. They could observe Analysts in a variety of different HR functions, including Compensation, Learning & Development, HR Advisory, and Recruiting. They will observe the day to day activities of the HR Analysts and learn about the various HR functions at Citi. The participant will be able to network with other HR Program Analysts and program alumni to learn more about their experiences within HR.
Number of positions: 5 students
Dates available: We would prefer to schedule between January 8-19, 2017. We can schedule individually if that is preferred.
Date constraints: We would prefer to host students January 10-21, 2017, after employees are back from vacations/holiday.
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


AWISCO-OPEN

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


PIERMONT WEALTH MANAGEMENT INC. - FILLED

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


Blue Wolf Capital Partners - FILLED

Blue Wolf Capital Partners is a private equity firm founded in 2005. We specialize in control investments in middle market companies. Leading by experience, and with a commitment to excellence, we transform companies strategically, operationally and collaboratively. We manage challenging situations and complex relationships between business, customers, employees, unions and regulators to generate superior returns and build value for stakeholders. See www.bluewolfcapital.com.

Career field: Financial services
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Private Equity Fund and Portfolio Company performance and valuations, Value creation business plans, legal and tax structuring, regulatory and compliance work, investor relations, investment theses.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: after January 1.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Individually


David M. Ehrlich & Associates - FILLED

Entertainment and Media Law Practice.

Career field: Entertainment / Sports management
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Activities in the Entertainment and Media Law space.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: December 19 - January 20


Epstein Becker Green-FILLED

Epstein Becker Green is a law firm representing employers. The opportunity is with the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Practice. The Firm is also proud to be a trusted advisor to clients in the health care, financial services, retail, and hospitality industries, among others, representing entities from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Understanding the complex evolution and critical trends within these industries enables Epstein Becker Green lawyers to provide clients with focused insight and deliver high-quality service and results. Epstein Becker Green has approximately 250 lawyers practicing in 10 offices throughout the United States: Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, DC.

Career field: Law
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: The student(s) can have coffee or lunch with alumni associates employed by the Firm.
Number of positions: 3 students
Dates available: TBD. Length of opportunity: lunch or coffee in the afternoon.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


FINRA - FILLED

FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation of the securities industry. FINRA is not part of the government. We’re an independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly. We do this by writing and enforcing rules governing the activities of more than 4,000 securities firms with approximately 640,000 brokers; examining firms for compliance with those rules; fostering market transparency; and educating investors. Our independent regulation plays a critical role in America’s financial system—by enforcing high ethical standards, bringing the necessary resources and expertise to regulation and enhancing investor safeguards and market integrity—all at no cost to taxpayers. Every investor in America relies on one thing: fair financial markets. That's why FINRA works every day to ensure that: every investor receives the basic protections they deserve; anyone who sells a securities product has been tested, qualified and licensed; every securities product advertisement used is truthful, and not misleading; any securities product sold to an investor is suitable for that investor's needs; and investors receive complete disclosure about the investment product before purchase. In 2016, through our aggressive vigilance, we brought 1,549 disciplinary actions against registered brokers and firms. We levied more than $176 million in fines. And we ordered $27 million in restitution to harmed investors. We also referred hundreds of fraud and insider trading cases to the SEC and other agencies for litigation and/or prosecution. In 2017, fines are already over $100 million.

Career field: Financial services
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: This day will introduced students to what it means to be a regulator of the U.S. financial markets. They will hear about the different ways FINRA regulates the markets and protects investors. Students also will learn how FINRA helps investors protect themselves. Then, students will work with real FINRA regulators through a mock fact pattern that mirrors a regulatory issue that FINRA commonly addresses. Students also will learn what it means for a company to have a "corporate culture" and hear about steps FINRA takes to create a workplace atmosphere valued by employees. Along the way, students will receive career advice from successful attorneys, investigators and other professionals.
Number of positions: 7 students
Dates available: This FEX opportunity will be offered on one date - January 9, 2018. We'll meet from 10 am to 3 pm, and lunch will be included.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


Jackson Lewis LLP - FILLED

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.


Outten & Golden LLP - FILLED

Employment Law Firm dedicated to representing employees and other individuals (including executives, partners, professionals and talent), not employers, in all industries, across all professions, and at all employment levels. As advocates for workplace fairness, our passion and our profession is to help advance the goals of employees and protect their rights against injustices in the workplace. Our attorneys advise and represent clients in matters involving former employers, current employers, and potential future employers and partnerships. We also represent groups of employees collectively, as well as executive teams in transition. Our international practice reaches across borders to represent and protect multinational employees, executives and partners.

Career field: Human resources
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: The student twill shadow both the HR Manager and HR Generalist at our headquarters as they conduct interviews, work on year end performance evaluations, recruiting initiatives as well as observing candidate onboarding and generalist activities.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: To be determined.


Pride Global - FILLED

Pride Global is a minority-owned integrated human capital solutions and advisory firm. We offer services such as executive search and staffing, contingent workforce advisory, recruitment process outsourcing, business process optimization, and regulatory compliance.

Career field: Human resources
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Shadowing our Talent Engagement Officer. Activities to be observed will range from onboarding, new hire orientation and training, to brainstorming and executing employee happiness strategies.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: Any days between Monday, December 18 2017 - Tuesday, January 23 2018, except for Fridays.
Date constraints: No Fridays during the winter break due to low staffing levels.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Individually


Mount Sinai Health System - FILLED

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


New York Center for Law and Justice - FILLED

Civil rights organization dedicated to advancing legal services and civil rights for the deaf and hard of hearing communities. See website lawjusticecenter.org.

Career field: Nonprofit/Law
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Network with the executive director who is an alumnus. Client contact; possible court appearances; and possible preparation of legal documents.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: Negotiable
Date constraints: Closed for holidays
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


Proskauer Rose LLP - FILLED

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 17 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 - FILLED

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. - FILLED

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


Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) - FILLED

One of New York City’s premier public institutions, FIT is an internationally recognized college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business. We’re known for our rigorous, unique, and adaptable academic programming, experiential learning opportunities, academic and industry partnerships, and commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Career field: HR/Labor Relations
Location: NYC, NY
Activities observed: The intersection of human resources / labor relations in a higher education environment.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: ​​January ​8​ or later


DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP -OPEN

Mid-size suburban base law firm specializing in litigation, commercial transactions and land use.

Career field: Law
Location: White Plains, NY
Activities observed: Court conferences and depositions.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: 1/8/18 to 1/12/18 and 1/15/18 to 1/19/18


Pennsylvania

Longwood Gardens-FILLED

Longwood Gardens is a premier botanical garden of the world and the living legacy of Pierre S. DuPont. It consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows and is open to visitors year-round to enjoy exotic plants and horticulture (both indoor and outdoor), events and performances, seasonal and themed attractions, as well as educational lectures, courses, and workshops

Career field: Human resources
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Activities observed: This is dependent on date of visit, and may include recruiting/interviewing, comp/benefits planning and administration, training and other generalist HR activities.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: December 18 -21 January 3-5
Date constraints: later January dates also available (1/8-1/15) however the dates listed above are preferred and include the opportunity for the student (s) to enjoy our Christmas display.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


National Labor Relations Board-FILLED

Federal agency that conducts elections for Union representation and investigates and litigates unfair labor practice charges

Career field: Government
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Activities observed: Depending on activities in the office that day, participants may observe unfair labor practice or representation hearings or Board agents taking affidavits. They will also have the opportunity to speak to several agents about their work and their careers.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: At this time the entire winter break is available, although office activity may be a little light between 12/25 and 1/1.
Date constraints: See above.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


Texas

United States Attorney's Office- Dept of Justice-OPEN

This office represents the United States in federal prosecutions of federal criminal laws. There are three units: Major Crimes, Drug, and White Collar.

Career field: Law
Location: San Antonio, TX
Activities observed: Courtroom proceedings, interactions with federal agents, case preparation.
Number of positions: 3 students
Dates available: Any day is fine
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference