Pace University named to Forbes list of “Colleges That Will Make You Rich”

Pace University has been ranked by Forbes.com as one of the top 20 “colleges that will make you rich.” The Forbes survey echoes previous findings from a PayScale/Business Week survey that found the starting median salary of recent Pace graduates was in the same league as that for graduates of Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Columbia. That survey found Pace graduates earning a starting median salary of $53,200, listed a mid-career median salary of $89,700 and found top incomes of $187,000 for Pace graduates. According to that article, “the Ivy League isn’t the only path to big bucks.”

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Contact: Chris Cory, Pace, 917-608-8164, 212-346-1117, ccory@pace.edu

Pace University named to Forbes list of

“Colleges That Will Make You Rich”

Ranking maps what campuses add to salary expectations

NEW YORK, NY, September 1, 2010 – Pace University has been ranked by Forbes.com as one of the top 20 “colleges that will make you rich.”

The Forbes survey attempts to measure only what colleges and universities actually add to students’ salary expectations.

According to Forbes, to come up with the ranking their staff looked at factors like the average SAT scores of incoming students and the percentage of a student body that receives financial aid. Based on those background factors they then calculated how much one would expect graduates at each school to earn in their careers–and compared their actual earnings to that.

The average annual salary of Pace alumni 10 to 19 years after graduation is $85,031, according to data Forbes used from Payscale.com.

Other institutions in the top 20 include Dartmouth College, Williams College, Stanford University, the University of Chicago, and the University of California at Berkeley.

The results appear in a Forbes.com web feature in conjunction with Forbes’ education coverage, which also includes “America’s Best Colleges,” available online at www.forbes.com/colleges and in the August 30 issue of Forbes magazine.

High starting salaries, tooThe Forbes survey echoes previous findings from a PayScale/Business Week survey that found the starting median salary of recent Pace graduates was in the same league as that for graduates of Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Columbia. That survey found Pace graduates earning a starting median salary of $53,200, listed a mid-career median salary of $89,700 and found top incomes of $187,000 for Pace graduates. According to that article, “the Ivy League isn’t the only path to big bucks.”

Jody Queen-Hubert, Executive Director of Career Services, noted, “This shows the payoff from entering the job market with professional skills and being backed by the largest internship program in the metropolitan area. We’re proud to see this confirmation of what students get from Pace’s emphasis on strong academics and participation in hands-on learning.”

Professional education at Pace University

Since 1906, Pace University has offered professional education that combines liberal arts with practical experience and the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York. It enrolls more than 13,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Has Manhattan IT Job Market Bottomed Out?

The rates of decline in information technology job openings slowed in Manhattan, according to the first quarter Pace/SkillPROOF IT Job Index Report (PSII), out today.

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Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

Has Manhattan IT Job Market Bottomed Out?

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY JOB MARKET SHOWS SLOWING DECLINE IN MANHATTAN, SMALLER WESTCHESTER DECLINE THAN ELSEWHERE, NEW PACE U. REPORT FINDS

New York, NY – May 12, 2009 – The rates of decline in information technology job openings slowed in Manhattan, according to the first quarter Pace/SkillPROOF IT Job Index Report (PSII), out today.

A decline was more pronounced in Westchester County, but even there the IT job market performed significantly better than the IT market in other areas of the New York Metropolitan region, where demand for IT professionals has decreased by more than 60 percent. By comparison, the 31 percent decrease in Westchester appears moderate, according to the new report, even if the Westchester PSII drop of 31 percentage points, from 53 to 37, was the greatest decline since the index was launched in 2006.

Although the labor market for IT professionals in Manhattan followed the general trend of decline, it did so to a much lesser degree. The index dropped from 44 to 42, a relatively insignificant decline, which the data’s analyst, professor Farrokh Hormozi, says should be cause for optimism.

The PSII is a composite index produced by Pace that provides a snapshot of IT job openings at major firms in separate reports for Manhattan and Westchester County. The 11 standard IT job categories are those defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In Manhattan, of the 11 standardized categories tracked by this report, the smallest drop in demand was in that for IT Managers; the largest was for Software Engineers, Applications. A promising note is the fact that the end tail of each graph in the report is flat, indicating that the decline in both categories may have bottomed out.

In Westchester, Software Engineers, Applications also had the healthiest increase this quarter, followed by Systems Analysts. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Computer Scientists, Research dropped more than 20 percent.

The reports are available at www.pace.edu/PSII.

The Index partners. The PSII was developed and is calculated by Hormozi, a professor of economics and public administration in Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. It is based on labor market data showing actual, listed openings that is provided by Henning Seip of SkillPROOF, Inc. The index is produced under the auspices of Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.seidenberg.pace.edu

For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

SkillPROOF Inc. is a technology firm specializing in job market research. Headquartered in Bridgeport, Connecticut, since 2003 it has tracked and analyzed job openings from brand name employers in the United States, using proprietary Internet technology. www.skillproof.com

Media advisory: Pace University’s downtown campus job fair, May 12 from 3-6 PM

There’s a lot of talk about the job market for business students. If you’d like to sample a taste of it in the flesh, there’s no more convenient place to find students and employers in one location than in the gym at Pace University’s downtown campus job fair on May 12 from 3-6 PM.

There’s a lot of talk about the job market for business students. If you’d like to sample a taste of it in the flesh, there’s no more convenient place to find students and employers in one location than in the gym at Pace University’s downtown campus job fair on May 12 from 3-6 PM. Pace’s broad cross-section of students and recent alumni (“business dress and resume needed for admission”) will be encountering 40 or more large and small “employers with positions” in sectors ranging from government (U.S. Customs, the EPA) to nonprofits (Math for America, Catholic Charities), finance (Wells Fargo Financial), retail (Macy’s), telecommunications (Verizon) and a firm called My Sports Dreams.

NYC Spring 2009 Career Fair

Tuesday, May 12

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Pace University

1 Pace Plaza, Level C, Gymnasium

Downtown New York City Campus

Media admission by press pass. Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

LaidOffCampNY Offers New Perspectives, Networking Opportunities, Inspiration to Those in Transition

Enterprising individuals in professional transition will have the unique opportunity to gain perspective, discover new passions, and reinvent their careers at LaidOffCampNY. The free two-day event will offer this and more to job seekers and the self-employed in New York City on Friday, May 1st at New World Stages, 340 W 50th St., and Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 at Pace University’s downtown Manhattan campus.

Contact: Peter Chislett

For Immediate Release

Phone: 917-512-1906

April 7, 2009

Twitter: @laidoffcampNY

Email: ny-info@laidoffcamp.org

LaidOffCampNY Offers New Perspectives, Networking Opportunities and Inspiration to Those in Transition

User-Generated Conference to be held on May 1st& 2nd in NYC

NEW YORK, NY — April 7, 2009 — Enterprising individuals in professional transition will have the unique opportunity to gain perspective, discover new passions, and reinvent their careers at LaidOffCampNY. The free two-day event will offer this and more to job seekers and the self-employed in New York City on Friday, May 1st at New World Stages, 340 W 50th St., and Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 at Pace University’s downtown Manhattan campus.

The event is directed toward entry- to mid-level digital media, advertising, publishing, technology and financial service professionals.

Modeled after user-generated conferences like BarCamp, LaidOffCampNY features an open, participatory discussion forum designed to educate, empower, and connect community members who are experiencing challenges in the current economic climate. LaidOffCampNY will include panels, workshops, and discussions focused on topics including building your personal brand, transitioning to a new industry, legal & accounting demands of launching a new business, finding affordable health insurance, alternative working spaces, alternative income sources, and how to become a freelancer.

The first national LaidOffCamp was on March 3, 2009 in San Francisco attracting more than 400 attendees. The success of LaidOffCamp: San Francisco sparked LaidOffCamp organizations and events in over 25 cities worldwide. Proactive individuals are now taking the initiative to make the most of their situations in the current economic downturn. LaidOffCampNY is being produced by a diverse group of volunteers, many of whom are also currently seeking new professional opportunities or are self-employed entrepreneurs.

Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems is generously hosting LaidOffCampNY at its NYC Campus. Media sponsors include: The Business Insider (Silicon Alley Insider), CenterNetworks, GarysGuide, and Mashable. Community sponsors include: nextNY, NextWeb, The Hatchery, and The Runway Project.

Visit ny-register.laidoffcamp.org to register, learn more about the event at ny.laidoffcamp.org, look for updates on Twitter at twitter.com/laidoffcampny, or contact ny-info@laidoffcamp.org.

News source: Collapse of Bear Stearns and layoffs, downsizing in financial services industry

Barry Miller, Ph.D., manager of alumni career programs and services at Pace University in New York and a private career consultant, has been seeing people from Bear Stearns and other financial services firms for several months. He can offer advice on how to survive and thrive after downsizing and layoffs in financial services and other industries.

March 21, 2008

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

NEWS SOURCE

Topic: Collapse of Bear Stearns and layoffs, downsizing in financial services industry

Barry Miller, Ph.D., manager of alumni career programs and services at Pace University in New York and a private career consultant, has been seeing people from Bear Stearns and other financial services firms for several months. He can offer advice on how to survive and thrive after downsizing and layoffs in financial services and other industries.

“The collapse of Bear Stearns is no shock,” says Miller. “There will be many more layoffs to come.

“Still, as of today there are an abundance of jobs out there. They are posted but not on the web sites that most people are familiar with.

“Networking is the antidote to the threat of downsizing. Most people do not know how to do it effectively. They don’t know how to use on-line networking sites like LinkedIn and Facebook properly. The sites are both different and have their uses. It isn’t ‘either or.’

“For some people, this may be an opportunity to retool their skills.”

At Pace, Miller counsels students and alumni and conducts workshops on Networking Strategies, Self Assessment, and Interviewing Skills.

Miller is a faculty advisor for Women in Corporate America, an organization that offers mentoring and networking opportunities for female students, connecting them with women in corporate America who want to share their work experiences.

Prior to coming to Pace, Miller was an outplacement consultant assisting executives, managers and professionals on their job search. Miller has fourteen years of experience in the corporate world including seven years with Becton Dickinson, a leading health care products manufacturing organization.

Miller holds a Ph.D. in Human Development from New York University, has written many professional articles, and has been quoted on job search and management, appearing in National Business Employment Weekly, Fortune, Associated Press, Management Review, Time, U.S. News & World Report, New York Times, Cosmopolitan, More, Working Mother, Working Woman, and Smart Money. He has appeared on NBC News and Fox News.

Phone: (212) 346-1540; email bmiller@pace.edu .

Market Uncertainties Unlikely to Hurt Economy of Downtown Manhattan, Says Developer of Pace Index

Job cuts at large Wall Street firms do not mean the economy of downtown Manhattan is headed for a fall.

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Contacts:

Farrokh Hormozi, Ph.D., Pace University, 914-422-4285, cell 646-644-2367, fhormozi@pace.edu

Tom Schuyler, M. Booth & Associates, 212-539-3223, cell 646-344-9427, toms@mbooth.com

MARKET UNCERTAINTIES UNLIKELY TO HURT

ECONOMY OF DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN,

SAYS DEVELOPER OF PACE UNIVERSITY INDEX

Disputing gloom, economist finds “slight dip” in recent data an “aberration.”

New York, NY, October 23, 2007—Job cuts at large Wall Street firms do not mean the economy of downtown Manhattan is headed for a fall.

That bullish forecast is based on the latest Pace Downtown Index (PDI), a composite of weighted economic indicators for the area south of Canal Street developed by Pace University three years ago. The Index has regularly come up with findings that are supported several months later by data from federal and local agencies.

The third quarter PDI was fractionally down from the second quarter – by 0.05 points, to 106.27. However it was still higher than its first quarter value of 106.21.

Moreover, “looking at the long-term trend line, at this point we may consider the reversal an aberration which will soon pass,” writes Farrokh Hormozi, Ph.D., the Pace economist who supervises the index, in the latest report on the data page.cfm?doc_id=10618.

The reason is real estate, Hormozi says. “So far, the Lower Manhattan economy has been relatively immune to the bursting of the real estate bubble and is largely unaffected by the sub-prime default problem: an area where the average weekly income is over $8,000 cannot be the target of loan-sharks and teaser rates.”

The “slight dip” “shows resilience in the face of harsh problems facing the financial markets,” Hormozi writes. Despite the dip, the third quarter economy of lower Manhattan grew “better than the economies of both the City of New York and the country as a whole.”

Hormozi adds that those who now see gloom ahead include many who thought Downtown would never recover from 9/11.

The PDI’s statistical weightings gauge the relative influence on the downtown economy of not just the financial markets and the overall Gross City Product, but also of changes in the total commercial real estate vacancy rate. The raw real estate data is supplied by Cushman & Wakefield.

The PDI report will be available before 2pm by contacting Tom Schuyler to request a copy be sent, after 2pm it will be available online at /emplibrary/ACFB4A.pdf.

Pace Is Kickoff Site for Job-Finding Program

Pace has been selected as the kickoff location for an extension of The New York Times Job Market’s popular “Networking Nights” job recruitment and education program.

Contact: Chris Cory, Pace University Director of Public Information
212-346-1117

PACE CHOSEN AS KICKOFF SITE
FOR NEW YORK TIMES JOB MARKET
‘NETWORKING NIGHTS ON CAMPUS’

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2003 – Pace has been selected as the kickoff location for an extension of The New York Times Job Market’s popular “Networking Nights” job recruitment and education program.

Entitled “Networking Nights On-Campus,” the new series consists of panelist-led discussions that focus on resume development, job interview techniques, business networking skills and provide an informal question and answer period for students and recruiters.

“Networking Nights On-Campus” is part of a community service effort launched by The New York Times Job Market in conjunction with Starbucks Coffee to help New York-area students find jobs locally.

The “Networking Nights On-Campus” series kicked off yesterday at Pace and will travel to the campuses of Hunter College on October 23, New York University on October 30 and concludes at the campus of The University of Pennsylvania on November 3.

Panelists will include recruitment representatives from JP Morgan Chase, Robert Half International, Starting Point Services for Kids and government agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency and Internal Revenue Service.

Admission is free and sessions are open to students and alumni only. Online pre-registration is required at NYTimes.com/jobmarket/netnights where registrants will receive detailed information.

“Since its 2002 introduction, many job seekers have secured employment through ‘Networking Nights’ and we’re happy that college students will also benefit from the advice that professional recruiters have to offer about getting that first job out of college,” said Alyse Myers, vice president of Marketing Services, The New York Times.

“We are pleased to be involved with ‘Networking Nights On-Campus,’ both as a partner and as a recruiter,” said Daniel Lewis, regional spokesperson, Starbucks Coffee. “We hope that this student-focused series will have as much success as the in-store ‘Networking Nights’ program.”

Starbucks Coffee also plans to have a recruiting table at each “Networking Nights On-Campus” event as well as a “Chill Patrol” that will provide Starbucks coffee to all event attendees.

The New York Times plans to promote the new “Networking Nights On-Campus” series through on-campus flyers and on the Web sites of participating colleges and universities.

Since “Networking Nights'” inception in September 2002 more than 2,000 job seekers in the New York metropolitan area have participated in the program, which runs during various times of the year. The program brings together corporate hiring managers from a range of industries with job seekers who are interested in learning more about employment opportunities in the New York metropolitan area and to help them develop effective job search strategies and job interview techniques. The program has drawn recruiters from top companies such as Credit Suisse FirstBoston, Robert Half International, Pfizer, Bernard Haldane, Columbia University, The City University of New York, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Ernst & Young, Tiffany & Co., Merck, Allstate Insurance, Bertlesmann, Epic Staffing, Resume.com, among others.

About Job Market

Job Market, the print and online recruitment services offering of The New York Times, provides employers and job seekers with comprehensive resources to streamline the recruitment process. Job Market appears in The New York Times every Sunday and is updated throughout the week at www.nytimes.com, where job seekers can find job listings, career-related Times articles, exhaustive company research, a resume database and valuable career resources.

Through the newspaper’s national audience, which includes 5.0 million weekday readers and 5.5 million Sunday readers as well as the 1.2 million readers who visit www.nytimes.com every day, The New York Times Job Market reaches a marketplace of high-quality professionals actively seeking new job opportunities or considering career moves.

About The New York Times Company

The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT), a leading media company with 2002 revenues of $3.1 billion, includes The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 16 other newspapers, eight network-affiliated television stations, two New York City radio stations and more than 40 Web sites, including nytimes.com and boston.com. For the third consecutive year, the Company was ranked No. 1 in the publishing industry in Fortune’s 2002 list of America’s Most Admired Companies. In 2003 the Company was named by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

About Starbucks Coffee Company

Starbucks Coffee Company is the leading retailer, roaster and brand of specialty coffee in the world, with more than 6,000 retail locations in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. The Company is committed to offering the highest quality coffee and the Starbucks Experience while conducting its business in ways that produce social, environmental and economic benefits for communities in which it does business. In addition to its retail operations, the Company produces and sells bottled Frappuccino(R) coffee drinks, Starbucks DoubleShot(TM) coffee drink, and a line of superpremium ice creams through its joint venture partnerships. The Company’s other brands enhance the Starbucks Experience through best-of-class products: Tazo Tea Company offers a line of innovative premium teas, and Hear Music produces and distributes a line of exceptional compact discs.

CONTACT: The New York Times Company
NYT Contacts:
Diane McNulty, 212-556-5244
E-mail: mcnuldc@nytimes.com
Al Leach, 212-556-4483
E-mail: promo8@nytimes.com
or
Starbucks Contact:
Emily Baldwin, 212-780-1900, x518
E-mail: ebaldwin@stantoncrenshaw.com

Networking begins at college

Professional networking support still is harder for women to get than men, but Pace University women students are giving it a significant boost.

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Contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace University Office of Public Information, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

Networking begins at college

Elaine Taylor-Gordon, President and Publisher of Women’s Business NY,
to speak, marking new Pace University triple partnership
with women’s business organizations for networking and mentoring

NEW YORK, April 17, 2003 – Professional networking support still is harder for women to get than men, but Pace University women students are giving it a significant boost.

A Pace student organization, with help from a Pace placement counselor, recently has formed partnerships with three organizations that encourage women in business.

Next week the campus organization, Women in Corporate America (WICA), is sponsoring a forum with Elaine Taylor-Gordon, President and Publisher of Women’s Business NY. The event takes place Monday, April 21, at Pace University’s New York City campus, 6 pm.

The WICA program is unusual among campus-based mentoring programs for women because of its multiple partners and its degree of student-administration cooperation. The program is the first of its kind to include members of professional organizations serving as mentors to students.

The women’s organizations partnering with Pace are:

· Women’s Business NY. The magazine profiles top executive women and holds monthly “Women to Watch” networking sessions to which Pace students on both the Westchester and downtown New York campuses are invited.

· The National Association For Female Executives (NAFE). Melissa Wahl, executive director, recently helped Pace form the first and only student chapter of the organization. WICA members were invited to a national NAFE conference in New York City this fall, where they assisted with administrative responsibilities and made valuable contacts. NAFE has a membership of over 125,000 members throughout the United States.

· The Carole Hyatt Leadership Forum. Hyatt, an expert on women’s career issues, has conducted weekend seminars for more than 550 senior level female executives. She is a noted lecturer and author often seen on the “Today” show and “Oprah.” One of the Forum’s leaders, Jennifer Deare, an executive director of Catalina Marketing Corporation of Saddle Brook, New Jersey, now invites WICA members to each of her “E Groups” of executive women. In addition, she has developed a mentoring program for executive women to mentor WICA students. More than 30 women mentors meet regularly with Pace mentees and invite them to professional meetings.

The Pace University coordinator for WICA is Barry Miller, Ph.D., a counselor in the University’s Career Services department who is the department’s Alumni Relations Liaison. Miller enthuses: “It is exciting to see connections being made among successful businesswomen and our students. Common interests and goals eliminate any potential generation gap, and both sides come away enriched by the experience.”

Adds the Carole Hyatt forum’s Deare: “As much as young professionals need mentors, there are many people out there who would be interested in giving back by passing on their expertise and perspective to young professionals. Our goal is to help facilitate this process and make it productive and satisfying for all involved.”

WICA was founded by Samar Sleiman, then a Pace University junior. She is spending the term in Spain and is interested in pursuing an entrepreneurial career in import-export after she graduates this spring. The WICA president is Ranae Marquez; the director of events planning is Erica Jayson.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor. More than 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu

Pace University to Hold Career Fair, Wednesday, September 15th

Pace University’s Office of Career Services will host its 13th Annual
Career Fair on Wednesday, September 15th, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the New
York City campus gym. Over 110 employers including Arthur Andersen, Goldman
Sachs, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and Prudential will be present. More than
1500 students and alumni are expected to attend this year’s fair.

Posted by Public Affairs on September 10, 1999 at 16:11:04:

NEW YORK-Pace University’s Office of Career Services will host its 13th Annual
Career Fair on Wednesday, September 15th, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the New
York City campus gym. Over 110 employers including Arthur Andersen, Goldman
Sachs, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and Prudential will be present. More than
1500 students and alumni are expected to attend this year’s fair.

The Office of Career Services offers students and alumni career
counseling, seminars and workshops, a campus recruiting program, job postings,
annual career fairs in Westchester County and New York City, and a resume
referral job matching system. Joan Mark, Executive Director of Cooperative
Education and Career Services, states, “Our fair attracts students and alumni
from all three campuses. This year, we have a terrific range of employers
participating and each year more students get hired.”

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York
City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are enrolled in
undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College
of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science
and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School
of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.