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RAN Speaker Series: Launch Your Career with Career Advisor Allison Cheston



Date: 5/7/2014
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Wasserman Center for Career Development
133 East 13th Street
Floor 2
Presentation Room B
New York, NY

Are you a recent NYU grad still struggling to find the right career? Are you trying to figure out how to convert a humanities degree into a good job? Have you tried different types of jobs but nothing feels right?

Join Allison Cheston (Steinhardt '92), career advisor and expert on helping post-college adults discover and thrive in their work, for an animated, informative, truth-telling session on nailing down your career. Learn how to use your strengths and interests to brand yourself in the marketplace, and connect school and work in a more structured fashion.

Pre-registration is required. Cost is $5 per person. Refreshments will be served.


Allison Cheston is a career advisor with a 30-year background in marketing and executive search, and a lifelong fascination with people’s careers. She helps young adults starting out, as well as established professionals, identify their unique value in the marketplace and explore alternative careers. She provides the tools they need to promote themselves more effectively with prospective employers, and then helps them find the right job

Previously, Allison served as Chief Marketing Officer of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), the global trade group for the executive search industry. Prior to that, she held senior positions in international marketing, new business development and PR at a variety of branding and design agencies, eventually helping create and lead an international network of branding and design firms.

Allison is a frequent speaker on career management. She blogs on career issues for young adults at her own blog, CareerConnector, and has been a regular blogger for Forbes and FoxNews. She is an expert blogger for The Apploi Observer, a hiring app that connects job seekers and employers. 

She holds a BA in International Relations and Romance Languages from the University of Michigan, and an MA in International Education from NYU. She also holds a Certificate in Adult Career Planning from NYU and is a French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish speaker. She lives in New York City and is the mother of a high school senior and a college sophomore, both Dalton alumni.