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ARCHIVES : CAREERS : 2004
September 2004

December 2004

Filmmaker
By Sarah Ann Mockbee
When Sam Wainwright Douglas graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in the spring of 1998 with a major in film and television, he was ready to make his mark in the industry with creative, ambitious and visionary films. READ ARTICLE

October 2004

Paleontologist Mark A. Norell: Remains Make His Day
by Jan Aaron
Even as a kid, Mark A. Norell was a collector. “I went for bugs, rocks, even old bottles,” he said, during an interview in his spacious office at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Now, as chairman and curator of AMNH’s Division of Paleontology, Dr. Norell specializes in researching the evolutionary relationship between small meat-eating dinosaurs and present-day birds. READ ARTICLE

September 2004

Explore A New Career
So You Want To Be A Film Major?
by Sarah N. Lynch
Growing up with a father who launched his own local television station in Kentucky, it comes as no surprise that Brittany Stevenson was destined to major in film and television production. MORE

June 2004

So You Want to Own a Vineyard: An Interview with Bob Brower of Chateau Julien in California
by Dorothy Davis
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May 2004

Interview with
David Neeleman, CEO of JetBlue

by Michelle Accorso & Pola Rosen, Ed.D.
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Women at the Top Give Career Advice at NYWICI
by Sybil Maimin READ MORE

A Column Exploring College Majors
So You Want to Be an Art/Art History Major?

by Sarah N. Lynch
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April 2004

An Interview with Cynthia Nixon—Actor, Advocate
by Michelle Accorso
You know her as Miranda from HBO's "Sex and the City." What you may know is that Cynthia Nixon is fighting for your kids' rights to a quality education. READ MORE

December 2003

Lewis Frumkes, Director, Writing Center,
Marymount Manhattan College

by Dorothy Davis
Lewis Burke Frumkes, who right after graduation worked on Wall Street, is now the Director of The Writing Center at Marymount Manhattan College. READ MORE

May 2003

Tad Crawford: Publisher & Founder of Allworth Press
by Michelle Accorso
Have you ever wanted to make your own movie, publish an article, or exhibit your art, but not know how to start? READ MORE

April 2003

Paul Binder, Founder, Big Apple Circus
by Tom Kertes
Paul Binder’s first “circus thoughts” came to him during his stint with the San Francisco Mime Troup in 1970. “It had an outstanding circus training program,” says Binder, now the Director of the world-renowned Big Apple Circus. . . . READ MORE

Have You Thought of Becoming a Pharmacist?
Over one-third of pharmacists would select another field if they had their careers to do over, according to a new survey by Allied Consulting, a Dallas-based health care staffing firm. . . . READ MORE

March 2003

Thomas Rockwell, Writer: Where Fried Worms
Come From

by Jacob M. Appel
Celebrated children’s book au-thor Thomas “Tom” Rockwell confesses that he grew up in a small New England town not so different from the rustic communities depicted in the Saturday Evening Post illustrations of his father, Norman Rock-well. Arlington, Vermont, was a lot like the Berkshire communities near where Norman Rockwell later settled, hamlets like Lenox and Lee, only much smaller. READ MORE

January 2003

Physician Assistant Wendy Simons
by Tom Kertes
“I know I can’t change the world,” Wendy Simons says. “But how does that Talmudic statement go? ‘If you touch one life you can make a difference in the world.’ You really can’t ask much more in life.”

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November 2002

Round the Lake with Andres Garcia-Peña, Gondolier
by Tom Kertes
When you think of riding in a gondola, you think of one of the myriad canals dissecting the ancient Italian city of Venice... READ MORE

October 2002

Lauren Glazer: Restaurant Manager
by Joan Baum, Ph.D.
It’s 1:30 p.m. on a Tuesday, gloriously sunny, a welcome respite from the intense muggy heat of the last few days, and anyone with a love of food, New York, and the outdoors would be...
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September 2002

One of New York City’s Finest
by Tom Kertes
Albert Robles, Jr.’s choice of a police career was, quite literally, due to a heady rush of inspiration...
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August 2002

Directions in Dental Medicine:
Women Making Inroads

by Joan Baum
She recalls clearly what happened 30 years ago when she went to take the national dental boards for New York State.
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July 2002

Physical Fitness With a Pro
Michael R. Silverstein is not just a trainer. His knowledge of the human body, nutrition, physical education and athletic training...
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“Sopranos” Writer Tells His Story
by Sybil Maimin
How’s this for a dream job? Become a writer for the hit TV show The Sopranos, the highly-acclaimed situation comedy series that takes...
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June 2002

Do You Want To Own a Bookstore?
by Tom Kertes
"[To operate a bookstore] you must love reading books...and you must enjoy talking about books to other people," says Harris Healy III...
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May 2002

So You Want To Be A Sommelier
by Sybil Maimin
Do you love wine, people, and the finer things in life? If so, the career of wine sommelier may be just right for you.
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April 2002

Legal Aid Staff Attorney
by Bruce Myint
For many poor immigrants in New York City, the American Dream is not about striking it rich but simply getting a fair shake.
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March 2002

Occupational Therapy
by Sybil Maimin
“I have so much fun and satisfaction on my job that sometimes, at the end of the day, I can’t believe I’m being paid to do it.”
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February 2002

Sushi Chef Tadeo Mikami: The Apogee of Art & Food
by Laura Pretto
As a child, Tadeo Mikami wanted to be a policeman, but when he was 16 he was drafted into his family’s restaurant where he...
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January 2002

Kuki Gallmann: Living the African Dream
by Tom Kertes
Not too many people live a life that is fascinating enough to have an Academy-Award winning film based on it.
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December 2001

A Woman Pilot
by Sarah Elzas
Devon Dunning is a pilot for Continental Express, a regional subsidiary of Continental Airlines. She flies small, 46-passenger...
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November 2001

“If I Had A Hammer, I’d Hammer in the Mornin’,
I’d Hammer in the Evenin, All Over This Land”

by Joan Baum
And he does. For close to 20 years now J. Mitchell Yates has been smithing, a passion he’s pursued not as income-trade...
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September 2001

Suprising Turns Pave Way to Rewarding Career
by Rachel Mittelman
Gail Anderson is not the sort of person who had her entire future planned out by the time she was 10.
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Navigating the World: Children Who Are Blind
by M.C. Cohen
The young boy who is blind was maneuvering his way around the carefully constructed Guild School hallway using a...
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August 2001

Flying High as a Pilot
by Sarah Elzas
Although she describes her interest in aviation as “just like the love fisherman have for boats,” Arlene Feldman’s path to...
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July 2001

A Revolutionary Chess Champ
by Tom Kertes
Susan Polgar, an attractive, stylish young woman, defies the stereotype of the chess grandmaster as a bearded, revolutionary old man.

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June 2001

Ohashiatsu in New York
by Botumroath Lebun
“I love giving Ohashiatsu,” says Kumiko Kanayama. Ohashiatsu means ‘touch to heal.’ Kanayama, 37, dressed in a white...
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