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Online Workshops - Short videos and pod casts on interviewing, resumes & cover letters, networking, job search and more.

Drop-Ins with Peer Advisors (Academic Year Only)
If possible, please bring paper copies of the materials you'd like to review.
Monday-Friday, 11am-12pm & 2-4pm, Lazarus Center Library
and Tuesdays evenings, 7:30-9:00pm, Campus Center 102

(Tuesday Evening Drop-ins run 9/20-12/13, except 10/11 and 11/22)


Summer 2016 Career Workshops for Social Work Students
All years welcome. No advance sign-up needed.  Feel free to bring your lunch.

Job Interview Skills for Social Workers
Tuesday, July 19, 12:40-1:40pm 
Scales House Living Room
What are employers looking for in new social work grads? At this interactive and informal session, you will: Learn how to prepare for interviews; Practice your answers to questions commonly asked during interviews for social work positions (including case presentations); and Share your experience with interviews you may have already had.



Fall 2016 Workshop Schedule

Schedule is subject to change.
All workshops are open to all classes (unless otherwise noted).
Feel free to bring your lunch to any lunch time workshops

SEPTEMBER

Ask an Advisor Table for Ada Comstock Scholars
Friday, September 9, 12:00-1:00pm
Hopkins Lounge
Don't have time to attend a workshop or schedule a career advising appointment? No worries! The first Friday of each month an Advisor from the Lazarus Center will be in Hopkins Lounge to answer any of your questions related to career development. Feel free to stop by and ask for tips related to internships, the job search, writing a resume, how to use E-Access, or any topic of your choice in a group setting. This event will be repeated on 10/14, 11/11 and 12/9.

Tell Me About a Time When...
Strategies for Behavior-Based Interview Questions

Tuesday, September 13, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
For job and internship employers, past performance is the best indicator of future success. Learn - and practice - strategies for answering the behavior-based interview questions common in many phone and in-person interviews at this interactive workshop.

Senior Meeting
Tuesday, September 13, 4:30-5:30pm
Campus Center Carroll Room
Meet the staff of The Lazarus Center for Career Development and learn how best to take advantage of the offerings of The Lazarus Center and manage your senior year.

Young Alumnae in Consulting Virtual Panel*

Wednesday, September 14, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Ever wondered what the field of consulting really is? Did you know it's a perfect fit for a liberal arts major with good critical thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills? One that lets you travel and work with a huge range of people and issues? This virtual panel will let you learn more from young alumnae who work in the field of consulting. Join us to chat with these young alums.
* RSVP in E-Access by September 12.

Preparing for Finance Interviews
Wednesday, September 14, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn about - and practice - the questions asked during phone and in-person interviews for finance jobs and internships. NOTE: This workshop is strongly recommended for students planning to participate in Finance Mock Interview Day on Friday, September 16, at the Lazarus Center. All others are welcome to attend.

Tell Me About Yourself
Monday, September 19, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
"Tell me about yourself" is the most typical first question you will get in an interview. And, because it's the first one you will get, it's the most important one to know how to answer. This workshop will walk you through how to best answer it, and get your interview off to a good start.

Open Hours for Sophomores

Monday, September 19, 2:00-4:00pm
Lazarus Center
Lazarus Center career advisors will be available to meet with sophomores, no appointment needed. You don't need to have a 'plan,' be actively job/internship searching, or have a firm idea about your future. Drop by to talk with an advisor and explore how we can help you think about next steps for your time at Smith. If you haven't visited our office before, today's a great opportunity to check in!

Alumnae in the Foreign Service Virtual Panel
*
Tuesday, September 20, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Ever wondered what it's like to work in the Foreign Service? Learn more from Smith alumnae, all liberal arts majors, who work in Foreign Service. Space is limited.
* RSVP in E-Access by Monday, September 19.

Senior Recruiting Meeting
Wednesday, September 21, 12:15-1:00pm
Campus Center 205
An overview of on and off-campus recruiting including preparation and application processes. Highly recommended for those planning on participating in any recruiting events.

Conversations about Disability and Career*
Thursday, September 22, 12:15-1:00pm
Dewey Common Room
Please join us for an informal lunch and conversation about disability and career exploration. Learn what resources the Lazarus Center has to offer and network with students from the Disability Student Alliance.
* RSVP in E-Access by Tuesday, September 20. Pizza will be provided.

Ask an Advisor Table for Athletes
Friday, September 23, 3:30-4:30pm
Ainsworth/Mezzanine
Don't have time to attend a workshop or schedule a career advising appointment? Once a month an Advisor from the Lazarus Center will be in Ainsworth/Mezzanine to answer any of your questions related to career development. Stop by and ask for tips related to internships, the job search, writing a resume, how to use E-Access, or any topic of your choice in a group setting. This event will be offered again on 10/28, 11/18, 12/9.

Prepping for Career Fairs
Monday, September 26, 12:15-1:00pm
Campus Center 205
Attending a Career Fair is an exciting and potentially overwhelming experience. By preparing in advance with fun and interactive exercises led by an advisor at the Lazarus Center, you can attend with complete confidence. We will assist you and give you tips on how to prepare for the event, make the most of meeting recruiters on the day of the fair, and discuss how to follow up and make connections after the event. This workshop is strongly recommended for anyone planning to attend the Fall Career Fair on Thursday, September 29.

Interview Skills for International Students
Tuesday, September 27, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
International students seeking jobs and internships in the US bring many marketable skills to any employer’s table. Interviewing in the US might be very different from your home country, though. Learn about US interview customs and practice techniques to help you present yourself with confidence and clarity. Students of all class years are welcome to attend this fun and interactive session.

Self-Promotion for People Who Hate to Brag
Wednesday, September 28, 4:00-5:30pm
Campus Center 103/104
Learn why self-promotion isn’t necessarily bragging, why we worry that it is, and why it’s important to know how to do it. You’ll identify some of your own strengths worth sharing and also get a chance to practice. Facilitated by Rachel Simmons.
Co-sponsored with the Wurtele Center.

OCTOBER

Leveraging Your Athletic Experience in Your Job Search
Monday, October 3, 12:15-1:00pm
Campus Center 102
As student-athletes you have gained skills and qualities that are highly marketable in any career. Hear about the ten top traits companies look for and how these are acquired through a combination of academic, athletic, and leadership experiences. Learn how to incorporate these strengths into your resume and articulate on interviews why you are the best fit both on and off the field!
This workshop will be offered again on 12/6.

Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience
Tuesday October 4, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Employers highly value the many skills gained while living and studying abroad. This workshop will help you to identify and articulate those skills, and more effectively communicate them to employers when applying for jobs and internships.

Applying to Grad School
Wednesday, October 5, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Discover what you can do now to best position yourself for admission. Designed for students considering academic graduate programs.
This workshop will be offered again on 10/17.

Writing Your First Resume & Cover Letter
Friday, October 7, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Professional, focused, error-free resumes and cover letters are essential to an effective internship or job search. Attend this session to master the basics of writing resumes and cover letters, including style, organization, and length, what information to (and not to) include, and how your resumes and letters can work together to make a persuasive application.
This workshop will be offered again on 11/4 and 12/2.

Cover Letters Made Easy
Thursday, October 13, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn to write cover letters employers will actually want to read. This workshop will help you tailor cover letters to specific jobs or internships! This workshop will be offered again on 11/21.

Ask an Advisor Table for Ada Comstock Scholars

Friday, October 14, 12:00-1:00pm
Hopkins Lounge
Don't have time to attend a workshop or schedule a career advising appointment? No worries! The first Friday of each month an Advisor from the Lazarus Center will be in Hopkins Lounge to answer any of your questions related to career development. Feel free to stop by and ask for tips related to internships, the job search, writing a resume, how to use E-Access, or any topic of your choice in a group setting. This event will be repeated on 11/11 and 12/9.

Why Should I Hire You?
Monday, October 17, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
A great application can get you an interview; it takes a great interview to get hired. Learn what interviewers seek in candidates, plan how to market yourself in interviews, and practice your approach to common questions and behavioral interviews. This workshop will be offered again on 11/2.

Applying to Grad School
Monday, October 17, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Discover what you can do now to best position yourself for admission. Designed for students considering academic graduate programs.

Archives Concentration Virtual Panel
*
Tuesday, October 18, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Ever wondered what the field of "archives" really is? Whether you’re looking for advice on how to find an internship or full-time job or want to hear from current and past archives concentrators, this virtual panel is for you!
* RSVP in E-Access by Friday, October 14.

Applying to Law School
Wednesday, October 19, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
An overview of law school basics: when to apply, the LSAT and LSDSAS, selecting schools and more.

LinkedIn to Success
Thursday, October 20, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Are you LinkedIn? Bring your laptop and build your profile on LinkedIn during this interactive workshop. Learn the basics of how to set up your LinkedIn profile as well as how to use LinkedIn for job research, networking, and finding a job or internship.

Lazarus Center Open House

Friday, October 21, 2:00-4:00pm
Lazarus Center
Meet Lazarus Center career staff and find out how we can help you during your time at Smith and after. All class years and family members are welcome!

Personal Statements for Graduate & Professional School

Monday, October 24, 12:15-1:00pm
Campus Center 205
Does the thought of writing a personal statement for graduate or professional school make you panic? Relax and attend this session on crafting a winning personal statement.

Finding Government and Public Policy Jobs and Internships:
Virtual Alumnae Panel*

Tuesday, October 25, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Via live video, alums working in government and policy will describe their career paths, offer advice on finding jobs and internships, and discuss related grad school options. Participants should bring three questions to ask the speakers. A handout summarizing resources for your job or internship search will be emailed to those who attend. Space is limited.
*RSVP in E-Access by Thursday, October 20, at 4pm.

How to Start a Job Search When You Don’t Know What You’re Looking For

Thursday, October 27, 12:15-1:00pm
Campus Center 205
It can be difficult to invest time and energy looking for a job if you aren't sure what you want to do after graduation. However, having a clearly-defined professional goal is not a prerequisite for finding great professional opportunities. This workshop will offer exercises and strategies to help you get unstuck and ready to take action in your search.

Summer Jobs and Internships for STEM Students
Friday, October 28, 12:15-1:00pm
McConnell 103
An overview of specific resources and techniques for securing a summer position in the STEM field. Pizza will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ask an Advisor Table for Athletes

Friday, October 28, 3:30-4:30pm
Ainsworth/Mezzanine
Don't have time to attend a workshop or schedule a career advising appointment? Once a month an Advisor from the Lazarus Center will be in Ainsworth/Mezzanine to answer any of your questions related to career development. Stop by and ask for tips related to internships, the job search, writing a resume, how to use E-Access, or any topic of your choice in a group setting. This event will be offered again on 11/18 and 12/9.

NOVEMBER
Using J-Term to Launch Your Career
Tuesday, November 1, 4:30-5:30pm
Campus Center 103/104
Find out what steps students of any class year can take during J-term to move ahead in planning for the future. Create a timetable of goals that works best for your needs!

Why Should I Hire You?

Wednesday, November 2, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
A great application can get you an interview; it takes a great interview to get hired. Learn what interviewers seek in candidates, plan how to market yourself in interviews, and practice your approach to common questions and behavioral interviews.

Health/STEM Lunch Bag Series:
Grounded Knowledge Panel on the Job Search with an Invisible Disability

Friday, November 4, 12:15-1:00pm
McConnell
Details TBA.

Writing your First Resume & Cover Letter

Friday, November 4, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Professional, focused, error-free resumes and cover letters are essential to an effective internship or job search. Attend this session to master the basics of writing resumes and cover letters, including style, organization, and length, what information to (and not to) include, and how your resumes and letters can work together to make a persuasive application.
This workshop will be offered again on 12/2.

Resume Writing for Ada Comstock Scholars*
Wednesday, November 9, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Want to upgrade your current resume to reflect your diverse experiences and be more engaging? Attend this session to learn the resume formats that are most appropriate for seasoned professionals. Learn how to prepare and tailor your application materials for prospective internship or job opportunities. 
* RSVP in E-Access by Monday, November 7.

Ask an Advisor Table for Ada Comstock Scholars

Friday, November 11, 12:00-1:00pm
Hopkins Lounge
Don't have time to attend a workshop or schedule a career advising appointment? No worries! The first Friday of each month an Advisor from the Lazarus Center will be in Hopkins Lounge to answer any of your questions related to career development. Feel free to stop by and ask for tips related to internships, the job search, writing a resume, how to use E-Access, or any topic of your choice in a group setting. This event will be offered again on 12/9.

The Art of Small Talk and Networking
Friday, November 11, 12:15-2:00pm
Campus Center 205
Grades and hard work will take you far, but your ability to form relationships through small talk and networking can make a critical, immeasurable difference to your career - and is a vital leadership skill to boot. Learn how and why seemingly random conversations can open doors to new connections and opportunities, right now and after you graduate. This workshop will help you decode the art of small talk (we promise to help you talk about more than the weather), and get you practicing, too. Facilitated by Rachel Simmons. Co-sponsored with the Wurtele Center.

Networking Made Easy*
Tuesday, November 15, 4:45-6:00pm
Lazarus Center
Please join us for this great networking opportunity! By some estimates, nearly 80% of jobs and internships are found through networking. Learn the basics of networking and practice these skills with local Smith alumnae over light refreshments. *RSVP in E-Access by Friday, November 11, at noon.

Working Abroad

Wednesday, November 16, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
An overview of tools and resources for working, interning, and volunteering abroad.

Job Search for Seniors
Thursday, November 17, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
As you prepare for your first step out of Smith, The Lazarus Center can help you plug into specific resources to create a job search plan that works best for you. Networking basics will also be covered.

Ask an Advisor Table for Athletes

Friday, November 18, 3:30-4:30pm
Ainsworth/Mezzanine
Don't have time to attend a workshop or schedule a career advising appointment? Once a month an Advisor from the Lazarus Center will be in Ainsworth/Mezzanine to answer any of your questions related to career development. Stop by and ask for tips related to internships, the job search, writing a resume, how to use E-Access, or any topic of your choice in a group setting.
This event will be offered again on 12/9.


Cover Letters Made Easy
Monday, November 21, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn to write cover letters employers will actually want to read. This workshop will help you tailor cover letters to specific jobs or internships!

The SkillScan Assessment*
Tuesday, November 29, 3:00-4:30pm
Campus Center 204
The Skillscan tool provides a fast, interactive and intuitive-based process for identifying transferable skills - knowledge essential to targeting appropriate career & internship options as well as majors. Learn what industries value your unique skills and how to target them in your search.
* RSVP in E-Access by Monday, November 21.

Finding Summer Jobs & Internships
Wednesday, November 30, 12:15-1:00pm
Campus Center 205
Learn how to create opportunities for the summer that may not be advertised and prepare strong applications for those that are. Find out about Lazarus Center and other resources - including networking and E-Access - to support your search. Participants should bring a laptop or other mobile device, if possible, to access resources during the session. 
DECEMBER

Writing Your First Resume & Cover Letter
Friday, December 2, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Professional, focused, error-free resumes and cover letters are essential to an effective internship or job search. Attend this session to master the basics of writing resumes and cover letters, including style, organization, and length, what information to (and not to) include, and how your resumes and letters can work together to make a persuasive application.

Senior Job Search for STEM Students
Friday, December 2, 12:15-1:00pm
McConnell 103
An overview of resources and strategies for job hunting in the STEM fields. Although geared to graduating seniors, students of all class years are welcome.
Pizza will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Leveraging Your Athletic Experience in Your Job Search
Tuesday, December 6, 12:15-1:00pm
Campus Center 102
As student-athletes you have gained skills and qualities that are highly marketable in any career. Hear about the ten top traits companies look for and how these are acquired through a combination of academic, athletic, and leadership experiences. Learn how to incorporate these strengths into your resume and articulate on interviews why you are the best fit both on and off the field!

Money Matters: Salary Negotiation & Living on a Budget
Tuesday, December 6, 4:00-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn how to think about the money you make, the money you spend and the money you save.  And, learn how to effectively negotiate and advocate for your worth when navigating job offers. This hands-on workshop will help you build and practice these skills.

Personality, Majors and Careers: MBTI Workshop
*
Wednesday, December 7, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Explore your personality preferences using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Find out how your type relates to academic and career satisfaction and learn how to explore careers and fields of study that might be a good fit.
*To participate, RSVP in E-Access AND return a completed MBTI answer sheet by Wednesday, November 30 at 4:30 pm. MBTI packets are available at the Lazarus Center reception desk.

Ask an Advisor Table for Ada Comstock Scholars
Friday, December 9, 12:00-1:00pm
Hopkins Lounge
Don't have time to attend a workshop or schedule a career advising appointment? No worries! The first Friday of each month an Advisor from the Lazarus Center will be in Hopkins Lounge to answer any of your questions related to career development. Feel free to stop by and ask for tips related to internships, the job search, writing a resume, how to use E-Access, or any topic of your choice in a group setting.

Ask an Advisor Table for Athletes
Friday, December 9, 3:30-4:30pm
Ainsworth/Mezzanine
Don't have time to attend a workshop or schedule a career advising appointment? Once a month an Advisor from the Lazarus Center will be in Ainsworth/Mezzanine to answer any of your questions related to career development. Stop by and ask for tips related to internships, the job search, writing a resume, how to use E-ACCESS, or any topic of your choice in a group setting.

 

 

Disability accommodations

To request disability accommodation for on-campus events, please call (413) 585-2582. Two week advance notice is appreciated.

To request a sign language interpreter call (413) 585-2071 (voice or TTY) or e-mail ods@smith.edu at least 10 days before the event.