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:
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Al Leach, 212-556-4483
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or
Starbucks Contact:
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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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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