Events, Talks & Panels

Early Stage Careers co-founders Lesley Mitler & Jill Tipograph have a wealth of knowledge and information to share with students and young professionals, whether they are searching for jobs or internships, or simply seeking career advice. Lesley and Jill are available to your organization or institution to hold private talks or curate and moderate compelling panels that address the challenges that students, graduates, and young professionals face in today’s workforce and job marketplace.


Recent Events

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Career Intensive for Let's Get Ready Students - hosted by Early Stage Careers
January 11, 2018

Early Stage Careers produced this career intensive event for Let's Get Ready, a NYC-based non-profit dedicated to  helping students from low-income backgrounds and first-generation-to-college students get to and graduate from college. 

This career intensive covered everything from how to create an effective resume and customize cover letters for individual jobs, to effective business communication tools, ways to build and maintain a LinkedIn presence, and interview skills and personal brand building. In addition, students had professional headshots taken for their LinkedIn profiles, and enjoyed a professional panel lunch full of insight from our panelists who work in recruiting and HR. Early Stage Careers was thrilled to share our expertise and help give these promising students the tools they need to launch their careers!

Kickstart Your Career: How to Land that Sought After Internship or First Job
January 31, 2017

Presented with the Wharton Club of New York - Early Stage Careers co-produced and curated a panel featuring several high-level recruiters & HR executives across a variety of industries. Representing IBM Cognitive Solutions & Research, Blue Apron, Bloomberg Inc., Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch, and Christian Louboutin - these panelists led an informative discussion discussing job marketplace preparation, hiring practices, and interview skills all with an eye towards helping college students & recent graduates land internships & jobs today. about how college students & recent graduates can maximize their chances of landing an internship or first job. The subsequent reception presented a networking opportunity for all guests and panelists.

Jill and Lesley organized an innovative and engaging program for the Wharton Alumni Club of New York. They thoughtfully blended the latest research, front-line experience, and actionable advice to open attendees’ minds and shift long-held perspectives on what it means to find your first job in today’s market. Jill and Lesley are experts in their field. If your son or daughter would benefit from coaching as he or she searches for that pivotal first internship or entry-level opportunity, look no further. I would also confidently recommend them for keynote presentations, panel discussions, and media interviews; they are the go-to team in this space.
— Andrew Stern, Director of Special Programs, Wharton Alumni Club of New York

How To Get Hired in Today's Demanding Job Marketplace? 
June 2016

This panel, moderated by Early Stage Careers' Lesley Mitler & Jill Tipograph and presented with The Penn Club of New York, allowed several successful millennial University of Pennsylvania graduates across a spectrum of industries to share their insights and advice. The subsequent reception presented a networking opportunity for the nearly one hundred parents, students, and graduates as well as the panelists.

“I want to personally thank Jill and Lesley, co-founders of Early Stage Careers, for curating the sold-out Penn Club NY Career event and panel for college students, grads and parents. The club seeks out events like this to help alumni after they graduate.

The strong panel of professional millennials (all Penn Alumni), representing a cross-section of industries, skills and experiences shared insightful success stories and lessons that inspired the entire audience. The energy and engagement amongst everyone, including the post-event networking, left everyone wanting more.

Early Stage Careers did an incredible job of organizing and moderating the panel, offering perceptive questions and commentary, as well as providing meaningful materials at the event. They are an excellent resource for career guidance for college students and graduates.”
— Robert Mayers, The Penn Club, Director of Member Marketing