• Specialist, Talent Management, Metrics and Design Novo Nordisk When Leigh Winik was young, he thought about designing roller coasters as a potential career. While he enjoyed studying math in high school, he was also a talented musician so he chose to study Music Performance in college. In his job at Novo Nordisk, Leigh uses his analytical skills – along with his ability to get along with a wide variety of...

    Leigh Winik

    Specialist, Talent Management, Metrics and Design
    Novo Nordisk

    When Leigh Winik was young, he thought about designing roller coasters as a potential career. While he enjoyed studying math in high school, he was also a talented musician so he chose to study Music Performance in college. In his job at Novo Nordisk, Leigh uses his analytical skills – along with his ability to get along with a wide variety of people—in his job. He has wisdom to offer to college seniors and recent grads about finding their career paths.

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  • Geographer Isabel McLoughin is a geographer and Geographic Information Systems expert who makes maps to answer a wide variety of questions: Where should we put this vineyard? What is the object we see on this map? Are those miners engaged in illegal activities? What types of programs would most help those people living in sparsely populated Mali?

    Isabel McLoughlin

    Geographer

    Isabel McLoughin is a geographer and Geographic Information Systems expert who makes maps to answer a wide variety of questions: Where should we put this vineyard? What is the object we see on this map? Are those miners engaged in illegal activities? What types of programs would most help those people living in sparsely populated Mali?

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  • Lead Designer, Color, Materials and Finishes BMW Group DesignworksUSA Sandy McGill’s groovy career is to shop at luxury showrooms and tradeshows around the world. She visits cashmere manufacturers, leather factories, Art Basel, and the Salone di Mobile, furniture show in Milan – all in her quest to find the latest materials to serve as inspiration for her work as the Lead Designer, Color, Materials and Finishes (CMF) at BMW Group...

    Alexandra “Sandy” McGill

    Lead Designer, Color, Materials and Finishes BMW Group DesignworksUSA

    Sandy McGill’s groovy career is to shop at luxury showrooms and tradeshows around the world. She visits cashmere manufacturers, leather factories, Art Basel, and the Salone di Mobile, furniture show in Milan – all in her quest to find the latest materials to serve as inspiration for her work as the Lead Designer, Color, Materials and Finishes (CMF) at BMW Group DesignworksUSA.

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  • Recruiting Coordinator ZocDoc Getting a fabulous first job involves a combination of hard work, networking, having the matching set of skills, and being in the right place at the right time. Brian Cronin hit the first job jackpot when he landed an internship at ZocDoc and several months later became a full-time employee. He is now a Recruiting Coordinator at the three-year-old startup that was named the Number 1 Best...

    Brian Cronin

    Recruiting Coordinator
    ZocDoc

    Getting a fabulous first job involves a combination of hard work, networking, having the matching set of skills, and being in the right place at the right time. Brian Cronin hit the first job jackpot when he landed an internship at ZocDoc and several months later became a full-time employee. He is now a Recruiting Coordinator at the three-year-old startup that was named the Number 1 Best Place to Work in NYC by Crain’s Business in 2010. ZocDoc is the website for people to find a doctor and book appointments online instantly. In our interview  with Brian, he shares how he found his job, the benefits of internships, and what he likes about working for a successful startup.

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  • Cellist Greg “Cosmo D” Heffernan is a cellist whose musical passions have led him to work in improvisation, jazz and electronic music. Based in New York City, Greg works as a freelancer, bandleader and touring musician. He has recorded several albums with his band, Sauce, and one of his compositions for the band made its Carnegie Hall debut in early 2008. As “Cosmo D,” he performs, alone or with others,...

    Greg “Cosmo D” Heffernan

    Cellist

    Greg “Cosmo D” Heffernan is a cellist whose musical passions have led him to work in improvisation, jazz and electronic music. Based in New York City, Greg works as a freelancer, bandleader and touring musician.

    He has recorded several albums with his band, Sauce, and one of his compositions for the band made its Carnegie Hall debut in early 2008.

    As “Cosmo D,” he performs, alone or with others, combining his use of live laptop manipulation with cello improvisation.

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  • Illustrator/Educator Teacher of Toy Design at Parsons New School for Design So what does one learn in a Toy Design class taught by Caty Bartholomew at Parsons New School for Design? Well, you will take found objects and craft them into toys, create designer toys, visit with guest artists, and even dangle marionettes out of windows to the delight of the people below. Illustrator/artist and educator Caty Bartholomew teaches at...

    Caty Bartholomew

    Illustrator/Educator
    Teacher of Toy Design at Parsons New School for Design

    So what does one learn in a Toy Design class taught by Caty Bartholomew at Parsons New School for Design? Well, you will take found objects and craft them into toys, create designer toys, visit with guest artists, and even dangle marionettes out of windows to the delight of the people below.

    Illustrator/artist and educator Caty Bartholomew teaches at Parsons and has illustrated articles for publications including The New York Times and Rolling Stone. How did she find her way to this groovy career and to teaching this groovy class?

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