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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 (Academic Year Only)
Please bring paper copies of the materials you'd like to review.
Monday-Friday, 11am-12pm and 2-4pm, Lazarus Center



JANUARY
Job Search for Seniors
Friday, January 19, 12:00-1:00pm
Campus Center 205
Learn to create and follow a search plan that works for you. We'll cover job search strategies and resources, how to stay motivated during the search, application processes and timelines, and attributes to look for in your first professional role. Networking basics will be covered.

Interview Skills for Teachers

Tuesday, January 23, 3:30-5:00pm
Dewey Common Room
Learn how to prepare for teaching interviews at public or independent schools at this interactive workshop held by Gina Wyman, Coordinator of Teacher Education, and Janice Schell, Lazarus Center Assistant Director. Those attending will also practice answering typical general and behavioral interview questions.

Finding Summer Jobs & Internships
Wednesday, January 24, 1:00-2:00pm (Please note time update)
Stoddard Auditorium
Learn about the many resources for finding opportunities, including the Lazarus Center's E-Access database and other search tools. We'll also cover typical application steps, share tips for preparing your applications, and discuss the Praxis funding program for unpaid internships.
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Prepping for Career Fairs
Monday, January 29, 12:15-1:00pm
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.

How to Ask for Letters of Recommendation

Wednesday, January 31, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
More information TBA.

FEBRUARY

Writing Your First Resume & Cover Letter
Friday, February 2, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Well-organized, error-free resumes and cover letters are essential for internship and job seekers. Learn the basics of resume and cover letter style, organization, and length, what information to (and not to) include, and how resumes and cover letters work together to make persuasive applications.

Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience
Monday, February 5, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Employers value skills gained while living and studying abroad. Identify and articulate those skills, and how to effectively communicate them to employers when applying for jobs and internships.

Alumnae in Consulting Virtual Panel
Wednesday, February 7, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Consulting is a perfect fit for a liberal arts major with critical thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills. This field allows you to travel and work with a huge range of people and issues. During this panel you will learn about consulting from Smith Alumnae - all liberal arts majors - who work in the field. Panelists include: Hana Alidina ‘14, Deloitte
Paxton Misra ‘15, Accenture
Christine Yee ‘17, Accenture

Working Abroad
Thursday, February 8, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
An overview of tools and resources for working, interning, and volunteering abroad.

Job Search for International Students - GoinGlobal
Friday, February 9, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
More information TBA.

Intro to the Health Professions - Beyond the MD
Monday, February 12, 12:15-1:00pm
Campus Center 205
The healthcare professions represent a wide array of interests, education, philosophies and rewarding career opportunities. This information session will help you start exploring your options and introduce you to Prehealth Advising Program resources.

Interview Skills for International Students
Monday, February 12, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
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.

Why Should I Hire You?
Tuesday, February 13, 12:15-1:00pm
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.

Tell Me About Yourself
Wednesday, February 14, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
"Tell me about yourself" is the most typical first question you will get in an interview. And, because it's the first one you will get, it's the most important one to know how to answer.  This workshop will walk you through how to best answer it, and get your interview off to a good start.

Finding Summer Jobs and Internships
Thursday, February 15, 12:15-1:00pm
Campus Center 205
Learn about the many resources for finding opportunities, including the Lazarus Center’s E-Access database and other search tools. We’ll also cover typical application steps, share tips for preparing your applications, and discuss the Praxis funding program for unpaid internships.

Job Search for Seniors
Monday, February 19, 5:00-6:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn to create and follow a search plan that works for you. We’ll cover job search strategies and resources, how to stay motivated during the search, application processes and timelines, and attributes to look for in your first professional role. Networking basics will be covered.

Personality, Majors and Careers: MBTI Workshop*
Tuesday, February 20, 4:30-5:30pm
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 Tuesday, February 13, at 4pm. MBTI packets are available at the Lazarus Center reception desk. All class years are welcome!

International Alumnae Virtual Alumnae Panel
Wednesday, February 21, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Find out how Smith alums who were international students navigated the search for jobs and internships. Learn how they presented their international experience in applications and interviews and hear about their career paths and current work. Although geared to international students, all are welcome to attend. Panelists’ bios will be posted as they become available, and students should bring three questions to ask.

“Tell Me About a Time When...”
Strategies for Behavior-Based Interview Questions

Monday, February 26, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
For job and internship employers, past performance is the best indicator of future success. Learn - and practice - strategies for answering the behavior-based interview questions common in many phone and in-person interviews at this interactive workshop.

Corporate Responsibility
Tuesday, February 27, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
More information TBA.

Cover Letters Made Easy
Wednesday, February 28, 12:15-1:00pm
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!


MARCH
Networking Made Easy*
Thursday, March 1, 4:45-6:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room & Library
By some estimates, nearly 80% of jobs and internships are found through networking. Learn the basics of networking and practice these skills with friendly, local Smith alumnae over light refreshments.
*Please RSVP in E-Access by Monday, February 26, at 4:30pm.

Writing Your First Resume & Cover Letter
Friday, March 2, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Well-organized, error-free resumes and cover letters are essential for internship and job seekers. Learn the basics of resume and cover letter style, organization, and length, what information to (and not to) include, and how resumes and cover letters work together to make persuasive applications.

Alumnae in Archives Virtual Panel
Monday, March 5, 12:15-1:00pm
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! Alumnae Panelists: Lori Harris, 2011, Associate Director at the University of Cincinnati Health Science Library, Aliza Leventhal, 2009, Corporate Librarian/Archivist at Sasaki, Olivia Mandica-Hart, 2011, Processing Archivist at Harvard University Archives. Pizza will be served for the first 15 students, co-sponsored by the Archives Concentration

LinkedIn To Success
Tuesday, March 6, 12:15-1:00pm
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.

Know Your Strengths - Get the Job!*
Tuesday, March 6, 4:00-6:00pm
Campus Center 205
Utilizing the Strengthsfinder assessment, you will reflect on when you are at your personal best and how to translate that into succeeding on an interview. Leave with an in-depth understanding of your own strengths and strengths-based answers to common interview questions. You will need to complete the strengths-finder assessment prior to attending the workshop and PRINT OUT your strengths insight guide (you MUST have a paper copy of this report at the workshop). If you have completed the assessment before, please do not do it again - simply print out your results.
*Please RSVP in E-Access by Monday, February 26, at 4:30 pm. All attendees who have not completed the assessment in the past will be emailed a code to do so one week before the workshop. Dinner will be provided.

Career Development for First Years
Wednesday, March 7, 4:30-5:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Get simple, practical steps to help you start exploring career options now, and a timeline for building career planning into your four years at Smith. In addition, you’ll be introduced to the Lazarus Center for Career Development’s many programs, events, and services.

Job Search for Seniors

Thursday, March 8, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn to create and follow a search plan that works for you. We’ll cover job search strategies and resources, how to stay motivated during the search, application processes and timelines, and attributes to look for in your first professional role. Networking basics will be covered.

Money Matters: Salary Negotiation & Living on a Budget
Wednesday, March 21, 12:15-1:00pm
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.

Alumnae Case Interview Prep
Friday, March 23, 1:00-4:00pm
Campus Center 205
More information TBA.

Career Development for First Years
Monday, March 26, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Get simple, practical steps to help you start exploring career options now, and a timeline for building career planning into your four years at Smith. In addition, you’ll be introduced to the Lazarus Center for Career Development’s many programs, events, and services.

Renting in New York: a Practical Guide*
Monday, March 26, 4:30-5:30pm
Campus Center 205
Learn More About The NYC Apartment Hunting Process! This session covers starting 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 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: CooperCooper.com/Smith

Applying to Grad School
Wednesday, March 28, 6:30-7:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Discover how to best position yourself for admission into a masters or PhD program.


APRIL
Writing a Resume for the Finance Industry
Monday, April 2, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Learn from your peers who have successfully written a resume for the financial industry. Ask questions and gain tips to get from paradise pond to Wall Street.

Business and Data Analytics Panel
Wednesday, April 4, 5:00-6:00pm
McConnell 103
More information TBA.

Applying to Law School
Wednesday, April 4, 6:30-7:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
An overview of law school basics: when to apply, the LSAT, selecting schools and more.

British Isles Fellowships

Thrusday, April 5, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Earn a master’s degree at a university in the British Isles the year after graduating. Learn what it takes to win one of these most prestigious fellowships. Open to juniors with a GPA of 3.9+ and potentially sophomores and first-years with a 3.8+ GPA. This includes international students for the Gates, and for the Rhodes if offered in their home country.

Writing Your First Resume & Cover Letter
Friday, April 6, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Well-organized, error-free resumes and cover letters are essential for internship and job seekers. Learn the basics of resume and cover letter style, organization, and length, what information to (and not to) include, and how resumes and cover letters work together to make persuasive applications.

Personal Statements for Graduate & Professional School
Monday, April 9, 5:00-6:00pm
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.

Fellowship Programs for International Students

Thursday, April 12, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
More information TBA.

Introduction to Fellowships
Thursday, April 19, 12:15-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Get in on the ground floor to position yourself for the exciting wide world of prestigious and lucrative fellowships. The opportunities offered promise to be life changing. Begin preparing early in your college career to acquire the winning attributes. We will show you how! Come learn now what’s on offer before your chance slips by. Open to US citizens with a GPA of 3.4+.

 

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.



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