Thanks to the NYU School of Professional Studies for inviting me to moderate this terrific panel discussion to welcome the incoming class of the Division of Programs in Business. Focusing on the three themes of Community, Engagement, and Collaboration, this conversation helped to get the new academic year off to an exciting start!
They may not be glamorous, they probably won’t be easy, and they might not pay very well, but temp jobs can—and do—lead to successful careers in rewarding fields of work. Just ask Todd Cherches, CEO and cofounder of BigBlueGumball, a New York City–based career consulting, training, and coaching firm:
After graduating from college, I got into the temp pool at Walt Disney Studios in LA. After a series of eight different weeklong temp jobs, the last one led to an amazing full-time assistant-level job in comedy development working for a writer/producer.
Just because you’re not on the permanent payroll doesn’t mean you can’t reap big benefits from a summer temp gig. You just have to put in the effort and treat your temporary job like it’s the dream job you’re hoping for..................................
Proud to announce that the word, VisuaLeadership® is now, officially, a registered service mark of BigBlueGumball.
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As seen here with (from left to right) host Brad Szollose (Liquid Leadership), producer Dennis Phipps (DKP Media), and fellow panelists JP Laqueur (Brand Foundation) and Cynthia Greenawalt (Sea Change Networking), Todd spent the afternoon yesterday shooting the pilot for a new tv show called, “Out of the Office.”
Featuring four consultants with different business orientations, the show is intended to provide a forum for passionate discussion and debate around some of the hottest topics facing the 21st century workplace.
Among the initial subjects explored: What is leadership?; generational differences in the workplace; changing culture; business development; and customer service.
Fingers crossed that it gets picked up!
*But, even if not, it was a great conversation and a fun experience.