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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
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, 7:30-9:00pm, Campus Center 102

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

Fall 2015

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. 

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)

Money Matters: Salary Negotiation & Living on a Budget
Thursday, December 3, 4:15-5:15pm, Lazarus Center Workshop Room
(Rescheduled from Wednesday, November 18)
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)

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 a full list of Lazarus Center workshops, panels, events and information sessions, visit the E-Access Calendar.


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.