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Lazarus Center Workshop Attendees
 

All class years are welcome to attend any workshops, unless otherwise specified. Feel free to bring your lunch. Be sure to check out the Handouts & Resources page for additional tools and how-to videos.


Interterm & Spring Semester Workshops

TIP: Click the link to RSVP in Handshake and you will automatically receive a reminder for workshops you choose.

*RSVP may not be open yet for certain workshops. Check Handshake for updates.

Business Prep For the Liberal Arts
January 15-19, 2020
FREE for all students! This program is designed for all majors and all class years. No matter what field you plan to go into, having a fundamental exposure to and knowledge of business basics is essential. Over the course of five days, trained facilitators will guide students through the basics of Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis, Excel Modeling, and Analyzing Financial Reports. Whether you plan to work or intern in a non-profit, be a school leader, lead a community organization or work in a government agency or business, this program will give you critical skills you will need to contribute fully to the success of any organization.

Designing Your Life Workshop
Thursday, January 16, 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Burton Hall 016
Deadline to register extended to 1/11/20 - Space is limited to 20 students; Register now
Lazarus Center Career Advisor Patty Woods will facilitate this workshop, based on the book by Stanford University Design  Educators Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. This program is designed to give you the chance to participate in a transformative process, one in which you are empowered to begin to solve the "problem" of what your future will be. Understanding how you want to outline your personal "what's next?" will also help you start to think about the requirements of job applications, graduate school proposals, and fellowship personal statements. The workshop will be a fun and engaging way to stimulate your planning imagination and design a future that reflects what you love and want to accomplish. Pick up your free copy of the book at the Lazarus Center after you register! *Required pre-work will be emailed to you sign up.

Finding Summer Internships or Jobs
Tuesday, January 21, 12:15-1 p.m.
Campus Center 205
Learn how to find summer opportunities using Handshake and other search tools, and explore approaches to developing your own summer role. We’ll also cover application steps, share tips for preparing your applications, and introduce Smith's Praxis funding for unpaid internships.

Career Tracks 2020
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - New York, NY
Whether you are just starting to explore different career paths or already have a direction in mind, Career Tracks is for you! Accompanied by Lazarus Center staff, students will gain career insight and advice from alumnae and other professionals by visiting them at work in one of three fields:
Public Policy 
Museum & Auction House
- Environmental Sustainability & Climate Change
This career exploration event is open to all class years and majors.  Space is limited to 14 participants per track.  Once in New York, students will travel as a group from site to site via walking & public transit. See Handshake for full details and to apply.

Job Search for Seniors
Friday, January 24, 2-3:15 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Gain strategies on searching for jobs in a variety of fields. Learn about application processes and timelines, how talking with people already in your field can help your search, and what to seek in your first professional role.

Health & STEM Professions Friday Lunch Bag: Boston University School of Public Health
Friday, January 31, 12:10-1 p.m.
McConnell 103
Smith Alum Sophie Godley, (SC '93), PhD and Andrew Stokes, PhD will present program details and career pathways for the MS in Population Health Research at Boston University. Program specializations include Climate & Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, and Translation & Implementation Science. Research professionals work on the front lines of public health challenges investigating issues, understanding causes, and identifying solutions.

TIP: Click the link to RSVP in Handshake and you will automatically receive a reminder for workshops you choose.

*RSVP may not be open yet for certain workshops. Check Handshake for updates.

Summer on the Cuyahoga Summer Internship Program
Monday, February 3, 12-1 pm.
Campus Center 205
Summer on the Cuyahoga (SOTC) is all about exposing the best young talent to the abundance of professional opportunities in Northeast Ohio. The program brings together 50-70 students for an intensive summer immersion program designed to help interns explore the professional, civic & social offerings of the Cleveland area. SOTC offers students challenging internships, community introductions, alumni connections & group housing for the summer. See Handshake for full details.

Career Tools and Resources for International Students
Tuesday, February 4, 12:15-1 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop RoomJoin this beginners workshop to be introduced to three resources for International Students looking to find employment in the U.S.; GoinGlobal, Handshake, and myvisajobs.com 

Health & STEM Professions Lunch Bag
Topic TBA
Friday, February 7, 12:10-1 p.m.
McConnell 103

Prepping for Careers Fairs
Monday, February 10, 12:15-1 p.m.
Campus Center 205
A Career Fair is an exciting and potentially overwhelming experience. Prepare in advance, confidently meet recruiters at the fair, and discuss how to follow up and make connections after the event.

Career Development for First Years
Monday, February 10, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn how the Lazarus Center for Career Development can help you generate ideas, test possibilities, find your purpose, make a plan, and design your future. Hear about the many services, events, and resources we offer.

Tuck Business Bridge Program Information Table
Tuesday, February 11, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Campus Center Main Level
The Tuck Business Bridge Program gives liberal arts and STEM students the business knowledge, skills and experience necessary to leverage their education in the business workplace and beyond.

Asking for Letters of Recommendation
Wednesday, February 12, 12:15-1 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn how and when to ask your professors, mentors and supervisors for letters of recommendation when applying for internships, jobs, graduate programs or fellowships. Develop strategies to: 1) select the most appropriate recommenders; 2) communicate effectively with recommenders; 3) provide recommenders with information to in their writing.

Weill Cornell Medical College
MS in Healthcare Research & Policy Information Session
Thursday, February 13, noon-1 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
For students interested in working within healthcare organizations, Weill Cornell Medical College offers three Master of Science degrees related to Healthcare Policy and Research. These programs seek to train the next generation of health services researchers, data scientists and policy analysts. The academic tracks include: Health Policy and Economics, Health Informatics or Biostatistics and Data Science. Admissions representatives from the program will discuss curricula and admissions requirements. Q&A to follow the session. Pizza will be available first come, first served.

Life Sciences, Technology & Engineering Fair
Thursday, February 13, 3:30-6 p.m.
Campus Center Carroll Room
Smith College hosts an annual Life Sciences, Technology & Engineering Fair for students from life sciences, engineering, psychology, math and computer science. The fair features employers offering internships and full–time positions. Students from the colleges in the Pioneer Valley, including Smith College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Dartmouth College are invited to attend.

Health & STEM Professions Lunch Bag
Topic TBA

Friday, February 14, 12:10-1 p.m.
McConnell 103

Finding Summer Internships or Jobs
Wednesday, February 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Campus Center 205
Learn how to find summer opportunities using Handshake and other search tools, and explore approaches to developing your own summer role. We’ll also cover application steps, share tips for preparing your applications, and introduce Smith's Praxis funding for unpaid internships.

Health & STEM Professions Lunch Bag
Topic TBA

Friday, February 21, 12:10-1 p.m.
McConnell 103

Job Search for Seniors
Monday, February 24, 4-5 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Gain strategies on searching for jobs in a variety of fields. Learn about application processes and timelines, how talking with people already in your field can help your search, and what to seek in your first professional role.

Intro to Fellowships and Competitive Scholarships for International Students
Tuesday, February 25, 12:15-1 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Description coming soon

Alumnae in Archives - Virtual Panel
Wednesday, February 26, noon-1 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Ever wondered what the field of "archives" really is? Whether you’re looking for advice on how to find an internship or full-time job, these virtual panelists are here to answer your questions! Panelist bios coming soon. Pizza will be served for the first 15 students. Co-sponsored by the Archives Concentration

Why Should I Hire You?
Thursday, February 27, 12:15-1 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
A great application can get you an interview; it takes a great interview to get hired. Learn what organizations seek in candidates, how to talk about yourself with confidence, and practice your responses to common questions. Whether you have an interview scheduled next week or you intend to be interviewing for opportunities within the next six months, this session will help you prepare.

Health & STEM Professions Lunch Bag
Topic TBA

Friday, February 28, 12:10-1 p.m.
McConnell 103

Writing Your First Resume & Cover Letter
Friday, February 28, 12:15-1 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn how to write effective resumes and cover letters for your internship or job search. This workshop will cover: 1) Length, style and organization, 2) What information to (and not to) include, 3) how resumes and cover letters work together make persuasive applications.

TIP: Click the link to RSVP in Handshake and you will automatically receive a reminder for workshops you choose.

*RSVP may not be open yet for certain workshops. Check Handshake for updates.

Getting Unstuck When You Don't Know What's Next*
Monday, March 2, 4-5:30 p.m. Campus Center 205
The "What's Next?" question can be both exciting and overwhelming, and sometimes students feel stuck when they are not sure what they want to do. This program invites participants to get unstuck from figuring out post-graduate or summer plans. This fun, interactive, and reflective session will help participants begin to creatively think through the "What's Next?" puzzle. *RSVP required by Thursday, February 27.

Scribe America Information Session
Wednesday, March 4, 12:10-1 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
A Medical Scribe is essentially a personal assistant to the physician or physician's assistant, performing documentation in the EHR, gathering information for the patient's visit, and partnering with the provider to deliver the pinnacle of efficient patient care. Scribing is a good way to gain the shadowing and patient contact hours which are expected of applicants to medical school or physician assistant programs. *Students and alumnae off-campus can attend this session via a Zoom webinar. To receive the link to participate you MUST RSVP to sign up for the event in Handshake. Contact prehealth@smith.edu if you have questions.

Career Conversations: Reaching Out to Alums When You Don't Know What to Say
Wednesday, March 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn how to build professional relationships with alumnae and others in career fields that interest you, from finding potential contacts using the Alumnae Directory and LinkedIn, to effective ways to create and maintain your connections.

Career Development for First Years
Thursday, March 5, 12:15-1 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn how the Lazarus Center for Career Development can help you generate ideas, test possibilities, find your purpose, make a plan, and design your future. Hear about the many services, events, and resources we offer.

Health & STEM Professions Lunch Bag
Topic TBA

Friday, March 6, 12:10-1 p.m. 
McConnell 103

Working Abroad
Wednesday, March 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
An overview of tools and resources for working, interning, and volunteering abroad.

Health & STEM Professions Lunch Bag
Topic TBA

Friday, March 13, 12:10-1 p.m. 
McConnell 103

Renting in New York: A Practical Guide
Monday, March 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Campus Center 205
Moving to New York City after graduation? Attend this session to learn about how to start your search, neighborhoods and subways, apartment shapes and sizes, the application process, paperwork requirements, income and credit guidelines, and the real estate market. This session is designed for graduating seniors, though students in other class years are welcome to attend. Presented by Cooper & Cooper, a residential real estate brokerage firm based in Manhattan. As former investment bankers (Goldman Sachs, Bank of America) and college grads (Harvard, Northwestern, Columbia MBA), we understand the needs of transitioning undergraduate students. The firm works with nearly every major landlord, building and apartment throughout NYC - Uptown, Downtown, East Side and West Side. Please RSVP at: www.CooperCooper.com/Smith

Using LinkedIn for Internship and Job Searches
Wednesday, March 25, 4-5 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Bring your laptop and learn the basics of how to use LinkedIn for job research, networking, and finding a job or internship.

Health & STEM Professions Lunch Bag
Topic TBA

Friday, March 27, 12:10-1 p.m. 
McConnell 103

Alumnae in Consulting Virtual Panel
Friday, March 27, 12:15-1 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Ever wondered what the field of consulting really is? It's a perfect fit for a liberal arts major with good critical thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills. Prepare at least one question to ask the panelists.  

Writing Your First Resume & Cover Letter
Friday, March 27, 12:15-1 p.m.
Lazarus Center Group Room (2nd floor, back of building)
Learn how to write effective resumes and cover letters for your internship or job search. This workshop will cover: 1) Length, style and organization, 2) What information to (and not to) include, 3) how resumes and cover letters work together make persuasive applications.

A Converstation with Alumnae Athletes: Virtual Panel
Monday, March 30, 7-8 p.m.
Location TBD
Learn how to leverage your athletic experience in a job search.

TIP: Click the link to RSVP in Handshake and you will automatically receive a reminder for workshops you choose.

*RSVP may not be open yet for certain workshops. Check Handshake for updates.

Health & STEM Professions Lunch Bag
Topic TBA

Friday, April 3, 12:10-1 p.m. 
McConnell 103

Why Should I Hire You?
Friday, April 3, 12:15-1 p.m. 
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
A great application can get you an interview; it takes a great interview to get hired. Learn what organizations seek in candidates, how to talk about yourself with confidence, and practice your responses to common questions. Whether you have an interview scheduled next week or you intend to be interviewing for opportunities within the next six months, this session will help you prepare.

Money Matters: Salary Negotiation & Living on a Budget
Wednesday, April 8, 12:15-1 p.m.
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.

Where Do Humanities Majors Go?
Thursday, April 9, 1215-1 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Details TBA

Health & STEM Professions Lunch Bag
Topic TBA

Friday, April 10, 12:10-1 p.m.
McConnell 103

Consulting Case Interview Prep and Practice Session
Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
RSVP rquired by Monday, April 6
Understanding and managing case interviews will be essential to your success as a candidate. On Saturday, April 11, Shikha Jain '07, Senior Director at 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. Pre-work is required and will be sent after you RSVP. 

Health & STEM Professions Lunch Bag
Topic TBA

Friday, April 17, 12:10-1 p.m.
McConnell 103

Health & STEM Professions Lunch Bag
Topic TBA

Friday, April 24, 12:10-1 p.m.
McConnell 103

Writing Your First Resume & Cover Letter
Friday, April 24, 12:15-1 p.m.
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn how to write effective resumes and cover letters for your internship or job search. This workshop will cover: 1) Length, style and organization, 2) What information to (and not to) include, 3) how resumes and cover letters work together make persuasive applications.

TIP: Click the link to RSVP in Handshake and you will automatically receive a reminder for workshops you choose.

*RSVP may not be open yet for certain workshops. Check Handshake for updates.

Health & STEM Lunch Bag
Topic TBA

Friday, May 1, 12:10-1 p.m.
McConnell 103

Disability Accommodation

For disability access information or accommodations requests, call 413-585-2407. To request a sign language interpreter, call 413-585-2071 (voice or TTY) or send email to: ods@smith.edu at least 10 days before the event.