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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 February 17 & March 17)

NEW THIS SEMESTER: Senior Job Search Series (PDF)


MARCH
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.

Not-for-Profit Service Organization Panel
Wednesday, March 4, 5:00pm
Smith College Campus Center Carroll Room
Join panelists from Peace Corps, Americorps, Teach for America, City Year and Urban Teacher Center! Make a difference!  Do you want a job that you'll love?  Do you seek a challenge?  Do you want a job that will enable you to do work that matters? Peace Corps, Americorps, Teach for America, City Year and the Urban Teacher Center will be presenting you with service opportunities after graduation and speaking about how you can be a part of one of these organizations. Find out what they do and the career paths they have taken. Pizza will be served. RSVP is encouraged.

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.

JUST ADDED: SkillScan Career Assessment for Ada Comstock Scholars
Friday, March 20, 10:00am-12:00pm
Campus Center 205
Looking for a fast, interactive and engaging process for identifying your transferable skills? During this one hour workshop you will figure out what skills you'd like to use in your next career and then apply the results to your career plan and job search. Please RSVP to alumnaeevents@smith.edu.

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, neighborhoods and subways, apartment shapes and sizes, the application process, paperwork requirements, income and 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.
Please RSVP: CooperCooper.com/Smith


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.

LinkedIn to Success Workshop
Monday, April 13, 5:00pm (Rescheduled from February 9)
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. 

Interviewing for Ada Comstock Scholars: Explaining Why You Went Back to School
Friday, April 17, 12:00-1:00pm
Campus Center 205
Not sure how to explain your career change to an employer? This one-hour workshop will help you develop a plan for talking with employers about why you chose to go back to school and what you plan on accomplishing in your future. Lucnch will be provided. Please RSVP to alumnaeevents@smith.edu


 

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.