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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

(Tuesday evening drop ins run February 3-April 28, except March 17)

NEW THIS SEMESTER: Senior Job Search Series (PDF)


JANUARY 2015
Find a Career You Love (for Ada Comstock scholars)
Friday, January 23, 9:00am-1:00pm
Smith College Alumnae House Board Room
Make a plan or someone else will make one for you. This was never truer than when it comes to your career advancement. Learn how to define the professional trajectory that will point you towards the lifestyle and career you want. We’ll cover how to decide what works for you, the key elements to include in your plan, tips for finding opportunities and how to apply these strategies for moving forward with intention, purpose and control. While finding work you truly love might seem like a vague or daunting endeavor, you can take concrete steps now to find that kind of fulfillment. Join Colleen DelVecchio, director of alumnae engagement, for an interactive workshop dedicated to helping you find a career that works for you.
This event is free and lunch will be provided. Please register by emailing Colleen Delvecchio at cdelvecchio@smith.edu

Job Search for Seniors
Friday, January 30, 12:15-1:00pm (rescheduled from January 12)
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.

JUST ADDED:
Investment Banking Superday Prep

Saturday, January 31, 10:00am-1:00pm
Smith College Campus Center 205
Looking for some help with investment banking interviews? This 3-hour workshop is geared towards those Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in preparing for Investment Banking interviews. Ayla Ahmed ’15 will walk you through the interview process including the format, Superday, technical questions and qualitative questions. This informal session aims to help give you the confidence and practice you need to ace your IBD interviews! You don’t need to have an interview to sign up for this workshop. This workshop includes: how to perfect your “story”; an overview of various valuation techniques; how to answer technical questions; other mock interview questions; 30 minutes of Q&A. You must RSVP in E-Access to participate. Limited spots available. 

FEBRUARY

Printable February Workshop Calendar (PDF)

Senior Job Search Series:
Online Job Search Tools
Monday, February 2, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn effective ways to utilize two of the Lazarus Center’s favorite resources:
E-ACCESS and VAULT. Learn how to set up a “job search agent,” search for
on-campus recruiting opportunities and gain tips to set yourself apart in the job search process by conducting thorough research on industry trends.  

Summer Jobs & Internships for STEM Students

Monday, February 2, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
An overview of specific resources and techniques for securing a summer position in the STEM field. Students of all class years are welcome to attend, and please bring your questions!

How to Make the Most of a Career Fair
Tuesday, February 3, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
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.

Government & Public Policy Jobs & Internships
Wednesday, February 4, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
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
Monday, February 9, 4:30-5:30pm
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.

Preparing for Finance & Business Interviews
Tuesday, February 10, 12:00-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn about - and practice - the questions asked during interviews for finance and business jobs and internships.

Internships & Summer Jobs
Wednesday, February 11, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Whether you’re looking for a high-profile internship or a summer job, this workshop is for you. Learn about resources for finding opportunities, search strategies, and how to prepare strong applications.
This workshop will be offered again on Monday 3/9.


Job Search in Not-for-Profits
Thursday, February 12, 5:00-6:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Discover resources, strategies and timelines to conduct an effect job search in the fields of not-for-profits, human services, and the arts.

Job Search for STEM Students
Friday, February 13, 12:15-1:00pm
McConnell Hall 103
An overview of resources and strategies for job hunting in the STEM fields. Geared toward Seniors but all class years are welcome. Pizza will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Senior Job Search Series: Cover Letters
Monday, February 16, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn how to write cover letters that complement your resume and are tailored to specific jobs or internships.

Online Job Search Tools for Ada Comstock Scholars
Tuesday, February 17, 12:15-1:00pm
Hopkins Lounge
Learn effective ways to utilize two of the Lazarus Center’s favorite resources:
E-ACCESS and VAULT. Learn how to set up a “job search agent,” search for
on-campus recruiting opportunities and gain tips to set yourself apart in the job search process by conducting thorough research on industry trends.
*Pizza provided for the first 15 students.

Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience
Friday, February 20, 12:15-1:15pm
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.

Starting Your Senior Job Search
Tuesday, February 24, 5:30-6:30pm
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. Pizza to the first 20 attendees.

Writing a First Professional Resume
Wednesday, February 25, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
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.
This workshop will be offered again on Friday 3/6 and Friday 4/10.


Why Should I Hire You? 
Thursday, February 26, 12:00-1:00pm
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 Wednesday 4/8.

MARCH
Senior Job Search Series: Linked in Profiles
Monday, March 2, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn how to avoid common profile mistakes and make simple changes that will get your profile noticed! Attendees should create their log-in and view a few LinkedIn profiles before attending.

The SkillScan Workshop

Tuesday, March 3, 4:00-5:30pm
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 at the Lazarus Center reception desk or call (413) 585-2582 by Monday, March 2 at 4:00pm.

Thinking About Grad School
Wednesday, March 4, 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.

Networking Made Easy
Wednesday, March 4, 4:45-6:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
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 Monday, March 2.

Writing a First Professional Resume
Friday, March 6, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
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. This workshop will be offered again on Friday 4/10.

Internships & Summer Jobs
Monday, March 9, 3:00-4:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Whether you’re looking for a high-profile internship or a summer job, this workshop is for you. Learn about resources for finding opportunities, search strategies, and how to prepare strong applications.

Interviewing for Non-Profits in the Public Sector
Tuesday, March 10, 12:00-12:45pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn what to expect during interviews for opportunities in the not-for-profit sector, and practice your responses to typical questions including behavior-based questions. (Example: "Tell me about a time you used your communication skills to solve a problem.") On-site testing, group interviews, and second rounds will also be discussed, among other topics.

Money Matters: Salary Negotiation & Living on a Budget

Wednesday, March 11, 4:15-5:15pm
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. This workshop will be offered again on Tuesday, April 7.

Cover Letters Made Easy
Tuesday, March 24, 4:30-5:30pm
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!

Enneagram 101
Wednesday, March 25, 4:30-7:00pm
Campus Center 103/04
Have you heard of the Enneagram? Stephanie Ross ’86, will show you how this fun personality typing tool can help you: Increase your emotional intelligence (EQ); Minimize procrastination and increase productivity; Strengthen communication and problem-solving skills; and Reduce conflict with family and friends. Find out your Enneagram type and how to use it to positively impact your personal and future professional life at this interactive workshop. Dinner will be provided for students.
Please RSVP to
alumnaeevents@smith.edu

Resumes for Ada Comstock Scholars
Thursday, March 26, 12:15-1:00pom
Hopkins Lounge
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. Bring your lunch.

Renting in NYC
Monday, March 30, 4:30-5:30pm
Campus Center 205
This presentation will cover: starting your search, apartment shapes & sizes, the application process and the real estate market. Presented by Cooper & Cooper, a premier residential real estate brokerage firm based in Manhattan, transacting apartment rentals and sales. As former investment bankers (Goldman Sachs, Bank of America) and college grads (Harvard, Northwestern, Columbia MBA), we understand the needs of transitioning undergraduate and graduate students. We work with nearly every major landlord, building and apartment throughout NYC - Uptown, Downtown, East Side and West Side.

APRIL
Leveraging Your Athletic Experience in Your Job Search
Wednesday, April 1, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
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! Bring your lunch.

Senior Job Search Series: LinkedIn Search
Monday, April 6, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn how to do advanced searches, leverage your 2nd and 3rd level connections, use the alumni tool and find professionals that can help with your career journey.  Attendees should already have a profile and a basic understanding of the LinkedIn website.

Money Matters: Salary Negotiation & Living on a Budget
Tuesday, April 7, 5:00-6:00pm
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.

Massachusetts Educational Recruiting Consortium (MERC) Orientation

Wednesday, April 8, 5:15-6:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
The Massachusetts Educational Recruiting Consortium (MERC) is a group of New England colleges and universities offering degrees in education at the Bachelors and Masters level. Each year, MERC holds an education career fair to which all Smith students are invited, whether or not you are an education major or seeking certification. Those interested in attending this year's fair, being held at Northeastern University on Friday, April 24, 2015, from 9:30am to 3:30pm, must attend a brief orientation to learn more about the event and obtain the required admission packet. Please RSVP for the meeting by Monday, April 6, at 4:30pm to Lazarus Center Assistant Director Janice Schell at jschell@smith.edu.

Why Should I Hire You?
Wednesday, April 8, 12:15-1:15pm
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.

Personality Majors and Careers: MBTI Workshop
Thursday, April 9, 3:00-4:30pm
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, sign up at the Lazarus Center and return a completed MBTI answer sheet by Monday 4/6/15 at noon. All class years are welcome!

Writing a First Professional Resume

Friday, April 10, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
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 Job Search Series: Using the Alumnae Network
Monday, April 13, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
The Alumnae Association has upgraded the Alumnae Directory! The new format will allow for better connections between undergraduates and alumnae for career exploration and job search. Alumnae relationships provide you with opportunities to get advice, gather information, and make connections that encourage active career exploration. This program will show you how to use directory and make great first impressions.


 

For disability access information or accommodation requests, please call (413) 585-2582 or send an email to lazarus@smith.edu. To request a sign language interpreter please call (413) 585-2071 (voice or TTY) or email ods@smith.edu at least 10 days before the event.