Cocktail and Career Tour Starts This Week!

I’m about to hit another first milestone in my business this week: hosting my own events! Starting September 14, 2010, I will be having a series of FREE Cocktail and Career happy hours. I really liked just talking with people at the Working NYC event we participated in this summer and want to model these events after that experience. People should feel free to come and just talk with me about any career issues they are facing over a drink at any of the four happy hours. Many of the bars where we are having these events are offering us specials and are excited to be helping people with their careers. We are also holding bar tab raffles for people who Like our Facebook page.

Setting up these events was very interesting for me. In my last job, Isomeone else set set up evnts and she was awesome at it. One thing I knew was that I was definitely NOT awesome at it, so I asked for help from one of my former students to scope out space. I taught fourth and sixth grade in Washington Heights in the late 90s and have stayed in touch with many of my former students who are now in their early 20s and pursuing their own careers. One of my amazing former sixth graders, Glendy, is now a grown-up student at Lehman College and volunteered to come out and try out places and be in some pictures to document our adventure. We saw about six bars and together we settled on The Village Pourhouse, The Copper Door Tavern, and Thunder Jackson’s (not pictured).

Here are the details on the events.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 4:30 to 6:30 PM @ The Village Pourhouse

982 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025

If you have a Columbia University ID and Like our Facebook page, you will be entered into a raffle to have your tab paid for the night (up to $25).

Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 4:30 to 6:30 PM @ The Copper Door Tavern

272 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

If you have a Baruch College ID and Like our Facebook page, you will be entered into a raffle to have your tab paid for the night (up to $25).

Saturday, September 18, 2010, 1:00 to 4:00 PM @ The Copper Door Tavern

272 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

EVERYONE who Likes our Facebook page, you will be entered into a raffle to have your tab paid for the night (up to $25).

Monday, September 20, 2010, 6:00 to 8:00 PM @ Thunder Jackson’s

169 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012

If you have a NYU College ID and Like our Facebook page, you will be entered into a raffle to have your tab paid for the night (up to $25).