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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 - Spring 2016
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 (2/2 through 4/26), 7:30-9:00pm, Campus Center 102


February
Writing Your First Resume & Cover Letter
Friday, February 5, 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 3/4 and 4/1.

Cover Letters Made Easy
Tuesday, February 9, 12:00-1:00pm
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!

Interview Skills for International Students
NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
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.

Job Search for STEM Students
Friday, February 12, 12:00-1:00pm
McConnell 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.

Connecting with Alumnae Online*
Friday, February 12, 12:15-1:15pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Networking is the key to landing internships and jobs. Come to this workshop to learn how to connect proactively with Smith College Alumnae. Lindsey Venne, Program Specialist for the Office of Alumnae Relations, will walk you through the new Online Alumnae Community and LinkedIn to connect with alumnae who can help in every aspect of your career. We’ll talk about how to find alumnae in a specific region, company, industry or job and then how to connect with them in a way that will leave a lasting impression. *Space is limited; Please RSVP in E-Access.

Finding Summer Jobs and Internships
Thursday, February 18, 12:00-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
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. 

Interviewing Skills
Friday, February 19, 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. This workshop will be offered again on 3/23.

Leveraging Your Athletic Experience in Your Job Search
Wednesday, February 24, 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. This workshop will be offered again on 4/5.

Starting Your Senior Job Search
Wednesday, February 24, 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.

NGO & Non-Profit Job Search
Monday, February 29, 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 non-profits and NGOs (Non-governmental Organizations). Learn how and when to launch your search, what skills NGOs and non-profits 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. 

March
Interviewing for Opportunities in Arts Organizations
Tuesday, March 1, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
An interactive session on how to present yourself with confidence and clarity when interviewing for a position in an arts organization.

Applying to Grad School
Wednesday, March 2, 12:15-1:00pm
Campus Center 103/04
Discover what you can do now to best position yourself for admission. Designed for students considering academic graduate programs.

The SkillScan Assessment
*
Wednesday, March 2, 4:30-6:00pm
Campus Center 103/04
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 Thursday, February 25.

LinkedIn To Success

Thursday, March 3, 12:00-1:00pm
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.

Mock Interview Day
Friday, March 4, 9:00am-3:00pm
Lazarus Center
Smith alums and other professionals will hold one-on-one practice ("mock") interviews and offer feedback to students interested in honing their interview skills.
Details and sign-up information will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

Writing Your First Resume & Cover Letter
Friday, March 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 4/1.

Ask an Advisor Table for Ada Comstock Scholars

Monday, March 7, 12:00-1:00pm
Hopkins Lounge
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 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 4/15.

Networking Made Easy
*
Tuesday, March 8, 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, March 4 at 4:30 pm.

Money Matters: Salary Negotiation & Living on a Budget

Wednesday, March 9, 4:30-5:30pm
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. This workshop will be offered again on 4/8.

Interviewing Skills
Wednesday, March 23, 4:15-5:15pm
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.

Renting in NYC
*
Tuesday, March 29, 4:30-5:30pm
Campus Center 205
Moving to New York City after graduation? Learn More About The NYC Apartment Hunting Process! This presentation will cover the following topics: Starting Your Search, Neighborhoods & Subways, Apartment Shapes & Sizes, The Application Process, Paperwork Requirements, Income & Credit Guidelines, 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 students. We work with nearly every major landlord, building and apartment throughout NYC - Uptown, Downtown, East Side and West Side. Come learn more about moving to NYC, to make the process smooth & stress-free!
* Please RSVP: CooperCooper.com/Smith

April
Writing Your First Resume & Cover Letter
Friday, April 1, 12:15-1:00pm
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.

Leveraging Your Athletic Experience in Your Job Search
Tuesday, April 5, 12:00-12:50pm
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.

Massachusetts Educational Recruiting Consortium (MERC) Orientation*

Tuesday, April 5, 6:30-7:00pm
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 Thursday, April 21, 2016, from 9:30am to 3:30pm, should attend a brief orientation to learn more about the event and obtain the required admission packet.
* Please RSVP for the meeting by Monday, April 4, at 12pm to Lazarus Center Assistant Director Janice Schell at jschell@smith.edu. Before the orientation, students should log onto the MERC website periodically to view the registered employers and anticipated job openings.

Intern like a Rock Star
Wednesday, April 6, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Join us for a virtual information session to hear unfiltered feedback from supervisors who have managed Smith interns.  What makes a good intern versus a great one? Learn how you can make a lasting positive impression at your internship this summer and have your supervisor by the last day be begging you to stay!

Personality, Majors and Careers: MBTI Workshop
*
Thursday, April 7, 4:00-5:30pm
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 Friday, April 1 at noon. MBTI packets are available at the Lazarus Center reception desk. All class years are welcome!

Money Matters: Salary Negotiation & Living on a Budget
Friday, April 8, 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.

Interviewing/Presentation Skills
Wednesday, April 13, 3:00-4:30pm
Campus Center 205
80% of all communication is non-verbal. Increase your chances for positive attention, bring your awareness to your body, learn how to inhabit and project your personal power and learn where it lives. Use these skills as confidence builders for interviews and professional interactions.

Ask an Advisor Table for Ada Comstock Scholars
Friday, April 15, 12:00-1:00pm
Hopkins Lounge
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 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.

 

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.