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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

(2015-16: Tuesday Evening drop-ins run 9/15 through 12/8, except 10/13, 11/3 and 11/24)


Fall 2015

September
Net Your Job: How to Utilize the Lazarus Center This Season
Thursday, September 3, 12:15-1:00pm, Lazarus Center Workshop Room
The field hockey team will 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. Bring your lunch!

Ask an Advisor Table for Ada Comstock Scholars

Friday, September 4, 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. 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 10/2, 11/6 and 12/4.

Preparing for Finance Interviews
Wednesday, September 9, 12:15-1:00pm, 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 18, at the Lazarus Center. All others are welcome to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch! See also: Guide to Finance Interviews

Why Should I Hire You?
Thursday, September 10, 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 10/6 and 12/2.
See also: Interviews (PDF)

Open Hours for Sophomores

Thursday, September 10, 1:00-3:00pm, Lazarus Center
Follow up today's Sophomore Reboot with a visit to the 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; just drop by to talk with an advisor and explore how we can help you think about next steps for your time at Smith. Haven't visited our office before? Today's a great opportunity to check in!

Young Alumnae in Consulting Virtual Panel
Wednesday, September 16, 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 panel will let you learn more from three young alumnae, all liberal arts majors, who work in the field of consulting and want to help you know more about it. Join us to chat with these young alums: Hannah Yankelevich, McKinsey & Company - Robin Spencer, Accenture - Emily Taylor, McKinsey & Company. Pizza will be served for the first 30 students. RSVP in E-Access by 9/15.

Senior Meeting
Wednesday, September 16, 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.

Kick Start Your Job Search: How to Utilize the Lazarus Center This Season
Thursday, September 17, 12:15-1:00pm, Lazarus Center Workshop Room
The soccer team will 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. Bring your lunch!

Finance Mock Interview Day
Friday, September 18, 9:00am-4:00pm, Lazarus Center
Deadline to apply: 9/11/15
Job ID# 39488
Finance is a fast-paced, challenging, and rewarding global field in which students of any major will find their analytical, communication, leadership, and teamwork skills highly valued. The interview process for summer internships and full-time jobs is highly competitive and requires diligent practice and preparation. The Lazarus Center can help! On Friday, September 18, Smith alums and other professionals from the finance industry will hold one-on-one practice ("mock") interviews and offer feedback to students interested in honing their interview skills for finance opportunities. During a 45-minute time block, your mock interviewer will ask you a variety of questions (general, behavior-based, finance-specific) and offer tips to help improve your technique. Don't miss this unparalleled opportunity to gain valuable interview practice from professionals interested in helping you perform your best! For more information and to apply, visit E-Access Job ID# 39488

Consulting Case Interview Prep & Practice Session
Saturday, September 19, 11:00-3:00pm, Smith College Ford Hall 240
Understanding and managing case interviews will be essential to your success as a candidate. Shikha Jain '07 (Senior Consultant) and Jennifer DeBerardinis '11 (Consultant), both of Simon-Kucher & Partners, will be on campus to facilitate a half-day training session on consulting case interviewing. This will be an interactive, working program with opportunities to practice case interviews, gain feedback, and ask questions. Space is very limited. Two-part application:  To apply for consideration, you must 1) RSVP to the Workshop and then 2) apply to E-Access Job ID# 39141 with a resume and a few short essay questions. Applications received by September 4 will receive first consideration.

Senior Recruiting Meeting
Monday, 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. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Making the Most of the Fall Career Fair
Monday, September 21, 4:15-5:15pm, 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. See also: How to Prepare for a Career Fair

Slam Dunk Your Job Search: How to Utilize the Lazarus Center This Season
Tuesday, September 22, 12:15-1:00pm, Lazarus Center Workshop Room
The basketball team will 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. Bring your lunch!

Conversations about Disability and Careers
Wednesday, September 23, 12:00-1:00pm, 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 Friday, 9/18. Pizza will be provided.

Cover Letters Made Easy
Friday, September 25, 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!
See also: Resumes & Cover Letters, Framing Your Story: Questions to Guide Your Cover Letter, Plan Your Pitch: A Content Map for Cover Letters (PDFs)

Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience
Tuesday, September 29, 4:30-5:30pm, 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.
October
Lazarus Center Open House
Thursday, October 1, 11:00am-2:00pm, Lazarus Center
If you haven't yet visited the Lazarus Center, here's an opportunity to sample our services. You'll be able to demo E-Access and other resources, pick up a few application or interviewing tips, have your resume reviewed, or have a new photo taken for your LinkedIn profile. Stop by to learn how we help Smithies prepare for undergraduate and post-graduate opportunities and develop career decision-making skills to use during college and throughout life.

Scoop a Job: How to Utilize the Lazarus Center This Season
Thursday, October 1, 4:15-5:00pm, Lazarus Center Workshop Room
The lacrosse team will 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.

Interview Skills for International Students
Thursday, October 1, 4:30-5:30pm, Campus Center 205

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. Join Lazarus Center and Lewis Global Studies Center staff to learn about US interview customs and to practice techniques to help you present yourself with confidence and clarity.

Ask an Advisor Table for Ada Comstock Scholars
Friday, October 2, 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 11/6 and 12/4.

Writing Your First Resume & Cover Letter
Friday, October 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. This workshop will be offered again on 11/6 and 12/4.
See also: Resumes & Cover Letters (PDF)

Careers in Journalism Panel
Monday, October 5, 4:30-5:30pm, Campus Center Carroll Room
Details coming soon.

Applying to Grad School
Monday, October 5, 7:00-8:30pm, Campus Center 103/04
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 10/8.

See also: Graduate School (PDF)

Why Should I Hire You?
Tuesday, October 6, 5:00-6:00pm, 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 12/2.
See also: Interviews (PDF)

Applying to Law School
Wednesday, October 7, 6:30-7:30pm, Campus Center 205
An overview of law school basics: when to apply, the LSAT and LSDSAS, selecting schools and more.
See also: Law School Application Process (PDF)
Law School Application Timeline & Checklist (PDF)

Applying to Grad School
Thursday, October 8, 12:00-1:00pm, Campus Center 205
Discover what you can do now to best position yourself for admission. Designed for students considering academic graduate programs.
See also: Graduate School (PDF)

Personal Statements for Graduate & Professional School
Thursday, October 15, 12:00-1:00pm, 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.

Etiquette Dinner
Thursday, October 15, 5:00-7:00pm, Alumnae House Conference Hall
Details coming soon.

1st Generation Alum Panel
Monday, October 19, 4:30-5:30pm, Campus Center 103/104
Details coming soon.

LinkedIn to Success: Build Your Profile
Tuesday, October 20, 12:00-1:00pm, 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.

Finding J-term & Summer Jobs and Internships
Wednesday, October 21, 4:30-5:30pm, Campus Center 205
Learn how to create opportunities for J-term and 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. This workshop will be offered again on 11/17.
See also: Finding a Terrific Summer Job (PDF), Internships (PDF)

Government & Public Policy Jobs and Internships
Virtual Panel
Monday, October 26, 4:30-5:30pm, Lazarus Center Workshop Room
After a brief overview of tools and techniques for your search, two alums will offer advice based on their experience via live video. Space is limited; RSVP in E-Access before Thursday, 10/22. Participants should bring three questions for our alumnae speakers.

LinkedIn To Success: Your Job Search
Tuesday, October 27, 12:00-1:00pm, 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 LinkedIn.

The SkillScan Assessment for Ada Comstock Scholars
Tuesday, October 27, 6:00-7:30pm, 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 Friday, 10/23.

How to Start a Job Search When You Don't Know What You're Looking For
Wednesday, October 28, 4:30-5:30pm, Campus Center 103/04
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. RSVP in E-Access by Tuesday, 10/27.

Internship Search for International Students

Thursday, October 29, 12:00-12:50pm, Lazarus Center Workshop Room
In this introductory session you'll learn how to find internships and how to prepare effective applications for U.S.-based employers. In addition, Caitlin Szymkowicz, Associate Dean for International Students, will be available to answer questions regarding work authorization and internships.

November
The Job/Internship Search for the Women's Education Concentration
Monday, November 2, 12:15-1:00pm, Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Whether you’re looking for a high-profile internship or a summer job related to your Women's Education Concentration, this workshop is for you. Learn about resources for finding opportunities, search strategies, and how to prepare strong applications. RSVP in E-Access by Friday, 10/30 and bring your lunch!

Summer Jobs & Internships for STEM Students
Monday, November 2, 5:00-6:00pm, Ford Hall 240
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.

Targeting Your Resume & Cover Letter
Wednesday, November 4, 4:30-5:30pm, Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Make your application more engaging and persuasive. Learn how to customize your resume and cover letter for specific industries or employers.
See also: Resumes & Cover Letters, Specialized Resumes: The Arts & Academic CVs, Sample Science, Computer Science & Engineering Resumes (PDFs)

Ask an Advisor Table for Ada Comstock Scholars
Friday, November 6, 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. 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 12/4
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Writing Your First Resume & Cover Letter
Friday, November 6, 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 12/4.

See also: Resumes & Cover Letters (PDF)

The Job/Internship Search for the Archives Concentration
Monday, November 9, 12:15-1:00pm, Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Whether you’re looking for a high-profile internship or a summer job related to your Archives Concentration, this workshop is for you. Learn about resources for finding opportunities, search strategies, and how to prepare strong applications.
RSVP in E-Access by Friday, 11/6
and bring your lunch!

Resume Writing for Ada Comstock Scholars
Tuesday, November 10, 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. Bring your lunch.

Working Abroad
Tuesday, November 10, 5:00-6:00pm, Lazarus Center Workshop Room
An overview of tools and resources for working, interning, and volunteering abroad.

Personality, Majors and Careers: MBTI Workshop
Wednesday, November 11, 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, 11/4 at 4:30 pm. MBTI packets are available at the Lazarus Center reception desk.

Job Search for Seniors
Thursday, November 12, 12:00-1:00pm, 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. Feel free to bring your lunch.
See also: Job Search (PDF)

Networking Made Easy
Thursday, November 12, 4:45pm-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 Tuesday, 11/10.
See also: Networking Resources

The SkillScan Assessment
Monday, November 16, 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 Wednesday, 11/11.

Finding J-term & Summer Jobs and Internships
Tuesday, November 17, 12:00-1:00pm, Campus Center 205
Learn how to create opportunities for J-term and 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. 
See also: Finding a Terrific Summer Job (PDF), Internships (PDF)

Money Matters: Salary Negotiation & Living on a Budget
Wednesday, November 18, 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. See also: Housing & Budgeting (PDF), Budgeting for Your First Year Out of College (PDF)

NGO Job Search
Monday, November 30, 4:30-5:30pm, Lazarus Center Workshop Room
An overview of specific tools and strategies for conducting an effective job search in the sphere of NGOs (Non-governmental Organizations). Learn how and when to launch your search, what skills NGOs seek, and how to use Lazarus Center and other resources such as networking to support your search. Students seeking internships are also welcome to attend. 
December
Individuals with Disabilities & Bender Consulting Virtual Q&A
Tuesday, December 1, 4:15-5:00pm, Dewey Common Room
Learn about the Lazarus Center's Partnership Program with Bender Consulting!
We encourage any student with a disability to attend this virtual information session with Scott Hammerstrom, Senior Recruiter at Bender Consulting to hear about the benefits of the program and the many job opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Resources will be provided to help you in the process of: disclosure 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. RSVP in E-Access by Friday, 11/27.

Why Should I Hire You?
Wednesday, December 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. See also: Interviews (PDF)

Spring Recruiting for Sophomores & Juniors
Thursday, December 3, 5:00-6:00pm, Campus Center 205
Lazarus center representative will review spring recruiting activities specifically for Sophomores & Juniors. To see the variety of this year's employers, go to E-Access. Students planning to participate in recruiting are strongly encouraged to attend this orientation as you will be responsible for its content.

Ask an Advisor Table for Ada Comstock Scholars
Friday, December 4, 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. 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.

Writing Your First Resume & Cover Letter
Friday, December 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.
See also Resumes & Cover Letters (PDF)

Career Tracks Orientation
Tuesday, December 8, 12:00-1:00pm, Campus Center 103/04
Details coming soon.




 

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.