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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
Quick Resume & Cover Letter Review (Academic Year only)
Monday-Friday, 11am-12pm & 2-4pm, Lazarus Center Library
and Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm, Campus Center 102



SEPTEMBER 2014
Impress the Interviewer
Tuesday, September 30, 3:00-4:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
This workshop will be offered again on Friday 10/17 and Monday 11/17.
Practical and useful information to prepare you for any interview situation. Learn what employers look for in candidates, what questions they ask, and how you can most effectively market yourself in an interview.

OCTOBER
Applying to Law School
Wednesday, October 1, 4:30-6:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
An overview of law school basics: when to apply, the LSAT and LSDSAS, selecting schools and more.

Resumes & Cover Letters That Work
Thursday, October 2, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Want to make your current resumes and cover letters more engaging and persuasive? Attend this session to build your skill at preparing and tailoring application materials for prospective internship or job opportunities.

Personal Statements for Graduate & Professional School
Wednesday, October 8, 6:30-7:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
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.

The Skills that Pay the Bills

Thursday, October 9, 4:00-5:30pm
Campus Center 205
An interactive workshop to help you identify the skills you've gained from your Smith degree - any major - and elsewhere that you can market to job or internship employers. Space is limited; please sign up by calling 585-2582 by Tuesday, 10/7, at 4:30pm. Students of all class years are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served.

Trustees Career Panel
Thursday, October 16, 4:30-5:30pm
Alumnae House
Details to be announced.

Impress the Interviewer

Friday, October 17, 3:00-4:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
This workshop will be offered again on Monday 11/17.
Practical and useful information to prepare you for any interview situation. Learn what employers look for in candidates, what questions they ask, and how you can most effectively market yourself in an interview.

Job Search for Seniors
Monday, October 20, 12:15-1:00pm
Campus Center 103/104
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. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Internships & Summer Jobs
Wednesday, October 22, 5:00-6:00pm
Campus Center 103/104
This workshop will be offered again on Tuesday 11/18.
Whether you're looking for a high-profile internship or a summer job, this workshop is for you. Learn about resources for finding opportunties, search strategies, and how to prepare strong applications.

Research & Analytic Skills at Work: Alumnae Panel

Thursday, October 23, 6:30-8:00pm
Campus Center 205
Meet Smith alumnae and others who are making use of their analytic and quantitative skills in their professions. You'll have the opportunity to hear about the panelists' career paths, their perspectives on their work, and suggestions for those interested in entering their fields. Panelists include: Dr. Gwynne Morrissey '04, Linguistics major, now Senior Evaluation & Research Specialist at Collaborative for Educational Services; Teresa Kenyon '09, Psychology and Sociology majors, now Lead Research Associate and Database Manager at Yale University School of Medicine and; Mary McGrath '13, Engineering Science major, now Business & Systems Integration Senior Analyst at Accenture

Government & Public Policy Jobs and Internships
Monday, October 27, 5:00-6:00pm
Campus Center 205
An overview of specific resources and techniques for securing a job or internship in government or policy in Washington, DC and elsewhere.

LinkedIn to Success
Tuesday, October 28, 12:15-1:15pm
Campus Center 103/104
Are you LinkedIn? 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.

Writing a First Professional Resume
Friday, October 31, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
This workshop will be offered again on Friday, 11/21 and Tuesday 12/2.
Resumes are an essential tool when seeking jobs and internships, even on-campus and summer positions. Attend this workshop for an introduction to creating professional resumes, including what information to (and not to) include, how to write compelling descriptions, and tips for tailoring your information to prospective employers or internship sites.

NOVEMBER
Working Abroad
Monday, November 3, 4:30-5:30pm
Campus Center 205
An overview of tools and resources for working, interning, and volunteering abroad.

MBTI Workshop: Personality Types and Careers
Friday, November 7, 3:00-4:30pm
Campus Center 205
Explore your unique personality preferences using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and learn how these relate to academic and career satisfaction.
To participate, sign up at the Lazarus Center; return completed MBTI answer sheet by Tuesday, 11/4 at 4:30pm
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Networking Made Easy
Wednesday, November 12, 4:45-6:00pm
Lazarus Center
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. Sign up at The Lazarus Center by Monday, 11/10 at 4:30pm.

Advocacy/Activism: Using Your Voice - Alumnae Panel
Thursday, November 13, 6:30-8:30pm
Campus Center Caroll Room
Details to be announced.

Impress the Interviewer
Monday, November 17, 4:00-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Practical and useful information to prepare you for any interview situation. Learn what employers look for in candidates, what questions they ask, and how you can most effectively market yourself in an interview.

Internships & Summer Jobs
Tuesday, November 18, 6:30-7:30pm
Campus Center 205
Whether you're looking for a high-profile internship or a summer job, this workshop is for you. Learn about resources for finding opportunties, search strategies, and how to prepare strong applications.

Money Matters: Salary Negotation & Living on a Budget

Wednesday, November 19, 12:15-1:15pm
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.

The Job Search for Individuals with Disabilities & Bender Consulting
Thursday, November 20, 4:30-5:30pm
Dewey Common Room
The Lazarus Center for Career Development is thrilled to announce its Partnership Program with Bender Consulting! We encourage any student/alumna with a disability to attend this one hour information session with Scott Hammerstrom, Senior Recruiter at Bender Consulting to hear about the benefits of the program and ask questions. Resources will be provided to help you in the process of: disclosure, articulating your strengths and searching for a position in-line with your ABILITIES!
Questions? Contact Patricia Woods, Assistant Director, Lazarus Center at pwoods@smith.edu. For disability access information or accommodation requests, please call (413) 585-2407 or send an email to ods@smith.edu at least 10 days before the event.

Writing a First Professional Resume
Friday, November 21, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
This workshop will be offered again on Tuesday 12/2.
Resumes are an essential tool when seeking jobs and internships, even on-campus and summer positions. Attend this workshop for an introduction to creating professional resumes, including what information to (and not to) include, how to write compelling descriptions, and tips for tailoring your information to prospective employers or internship sites.

Senior Clinic at the Lazarus Center
Friday, November 21, 1:00-3:00pm
Lazarus Center
You don't need to have a plan, be actively job searching, or have a firm idea about your future. Just drop by for a brief 15-minute conversation with a Lazarus Center advisor to see what we can do for you and how we can help you think about what's next after Smith.

DECEMBER
Spring Recruiting Meeting for Sophomores & Juniors
Tuesday, December 2, 4:30-5:30pm
Campus Center 205
Details to be announced.

Writing a First Professional Resume
Tuesday, December 2, 7:30-9:00pm
Campus Center 102
Resumes are an essential tool when seeking jobs and internships, even on-campus and summer positions. Attend this workshop for an introduction to creating professional resumes, including what information to (and not to) include, how to write compelling descriptions, and tips for tailoring your information to prospective employers or internship sites.



 

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.