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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)
If possible, please bring paper copies of the materials you'd like to review.
Monday-Friday,11am-12pm and 2-4pm, Lazarus Center
Tuesday evenings (2/7-5/2, except 3/14)
7:30-9:00pm, Campus Center 102


Schedule is subject to change.
All workshops are open to all classes (unless otherwise noted).
Feel free to bring your lunch to any lunch time workshops
.

FEBRUARY

Transferable Skills? Identifying and Leveraging Your Liberal Arts Experience
Monday, February 27, 4:30-5:30 PM
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Transferable skills are valued across industries and carry over to many jobs. Learn how to identify the transferable skills you’ve developed during your academic studies, extracurricular activities and other experiences as a Smithie, and how to demonstrate these skills when applying and interviewing.

SkillScan Career Assessment for Ada Comstock Scholars*
Tuesday, February 28, 4:00-5:30PM (please arrive promptly at 4:00)
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 in E-Access
by Friday, February 24

MARCH

British Isles Fellowships Workshop
Wednesday, March 1, 12:15-1:00 PM
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.

Why Should I Hire You?
Wednesday, March 1, 4:15-5:15 PM
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.

Money Matters: Salary Negotiation & Living on a Budget
Thursday, March 2, 12:15-1:00 PM
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 Apply for PRAXIS for Ada Comstock Scholars
Thursday, March 2, 4:00-5:00PM
Campus Center 102
Learn what a PRAXIS stipend is and how to apply for this funding to support an unpaid summer internship.

Writing Your First Resume & Cover Letter
Friday, March 3, 12:15-1:00 PM
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.
This workshop will be offered again on April 7.

Finding Summer Jobs and Internships
Monday, March 6, 4:30-5:30 PM
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 show how networking can enhance your search.

Networking Made Easy*

Tuesday, March 7, 4:45-6:00 PM
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 friendly, local Smith alumnae over light refreshments.
* RSVP in E-Access by Wednesday, March 1, at 4:30pm.

Cover Letters Made Easy
Wednesday, March 8, 12:15-1:00 PM
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!

How to Market Your Leadership Experience
Thursday, March 9, 12:15-1:00 PM
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
If you are involved on campus and wondering how you can include that on your resume, come to our lunch time workshop where we will explore transferable skills, marketing strategies and techniques to update your resume regarding your leadership.

Making the Most of the Lazarus Center: Student Panel
Thursday, March 9, 3:30-4:30 PM
Campus Center 205
Gain tips from students who have successfully used the Lazarus Center Resources and want to help you make the most of our Center.

Introduction to Fellowships
Monday, March 20, 12:15-1:00 PM
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+.

NGO & Non-Profit Virtual Panel

Wednesday, March 22, 4:30-5:30 PM
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Details TBA. 

How to Manage a Job Search as a Transgender Student - Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 23, 4:30-5:30 PM
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
This panel discussion featuring recent Smith graduates will explore the practical steps of searching for jobs as a transgender student.

Renting in NYC*
Monday, March 27, 4:30-5:30 PM
Campus Center 205
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. 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. We work with nearly every major landlord, building and apartment throughout NYC - Uptown, Downtown, East Side and West Side.
*RSVP at CooperCooper.com/Smith

Applying to Grad School
Tuesday, March 28, 12:15-1:00 PM
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Discover how to best position yourself for admission into a masters or PhD program.

Applying to Law School
Wednesday, March 29, 12:15-1:00 PM
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
An overview of law school basics: when to apply, the LSAT, selecting schools and more.

Lunch and Learn with Afiya Ricks
Friday, March 31, 12:15-1:00 PM
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Details TBA.

APRIL

Communication Norms Beyond the Bubble
Tuesday, April 4, 12:00-1:00 PM
Campus Center 103/104
How you reach out to people in the "Real World" - and how you handle it when things don't go your way - can make the difference in getting jobs and making new connections. In this workshop, you'll get up to speed on real world communication norms and learn practical strategies you can use right away. Pizza with gluten free & vegan options provided. Co-sponsored with the Wurtele Center.

Leveraging Your Athletic Experience in Your Job Search
Wednesday, April 5, 12:15-1:00 PM
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!

Self-Promotion for People Who Hate to Brag
Wednesday, April 5, 4:15-5:30 PM
Campus Center 103/104
Learn why self-promotion isn’t necessarily bragging, why we worry that it is, and why it’s important to know how to do it. You’ll identify some of your own strengths worth sharing and also get a chance to practice. Facilitated by Rachel Simmons. Refreshments with gluten free & vegan options will be served. Co-sponsored with the Wurtele Center.

Massachusetts Educational Recruiting Consortium (MERC) Orientation*
Thursday, April 6, 5:00-5:30 PM
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 20, 2017, 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 3, at 4:30pm 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.

Writing Your First Resume & Cover Letter
Friday, April 7, 12:15-1:00 PM
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.

Introduction to Fulbright

Monday, April 10, 12:15-1:00 PM
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Spend a year in one of 160 countries after graduation, conducting a research or arts project, studying for a master’s degree, or assistant-teaching English. An unforgettable experience to inspire the rest of your life and open doors to a meaningful future. Join the hundreds of Smithies who have become part of our winning college tradition. This chance of a lifetime is magnified by Smith’s highest-in-the-nation success rate. Open to US citizens with a GPA of 3.5+.

Job Search for Seniors
Wednesday, April 12, 12:15-1:00 PM
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.

LinkedIn To Success
Thursday, April 13, 4:30-5:30 PM
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.

 

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.