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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
Open Hours for Sophomores
Friday, September 5, 1:00-4:00pm
Lazarus Center Library
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!

Senior Meeting
Monday, September 8, 6:30-7:30pm
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.

Resumes & Cover Letters that Work
Tuesday, September 9, 12:15-1:15pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
This workshop will be offered again on Wednesday, 10/1.
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.

Preparing for Finance Interviews
Tuesday, September 9, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn about - and practice - the questions asked during 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 12 at the Lazarus Center. Others are welcome to attend.

Senior Recruiting Meeting
Wednesday, September 10, 4:30-5:30pm
Campus Center 103/104
An overview of on and off-campus recruiting including preparation and application processes. Highly recommended for those planning on participating in any recruiting events.

Young Alumnae in Consulting Webinar/Panel
Thursday, September 11, 12:15-1:15pm
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 let's 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 and love the field of consulting and want to help you know more about it. Join us to Skype with these young alums:
- Hannah Yankelevich, McKinsey & Company
- Robin Spencer, Accenture
- Emily Taylor, McKinsey & Company

Finance Mock Interview Day
Friday, September 12, 9:00am-4:00pm, Lazarus Center
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 is highly competitive and requires diligent practice and preparation. The Lazarus Center can help! 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. Apply via E-Access (Job ID#31268) by 9/4/14. You must have an E-Access-approved resume to apply.

Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience

Monday, September 15, 4:15-5:15pm
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.

Consulting Case Interview Prep & Practice Session
Saturday, September 20
Ford Hall
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 limited; application is required. See E-Access for details on how to apply(Click on Workshops & Information Sessions).

How to Make the Most of a Career Fair
Monday, September 22, 12:15-1:00pm
Campus Center 103/104
Attending a Career Fair is an exciting and potentially overwhelming experience. Prepare in advance with fun and interactive exercises led by a Lazarus Center advisor, and 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.

Applying to Grad School
Monday, September 22, 4:30-6:00pm
Campus Center 205
Discover what you can do now to best position yourself for admission. Designed for students considering academic graduate programs.

Writing a First Professional Resume
Friday, September 26, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
This workshop will be offered again on Fri 10/31, Fri 11/21 and Tues 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.

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.

Etiquette Dinner
Tuesday, October 7, 5:00-7:30
Alumnae House
Details to be announced.

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, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
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 205
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.

How to Disclose Your Disability
Thursday, November 20, 4:30-5:30pm
Dewey Common Room
Details to be announced.

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.