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HELPING YOU BUILD YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE

The following activities are provided by the Career Services Center (CSC) to assist Lehman students and alumni with their career development and job search so they can successfully meet the challenges of the current global job market.

Sign up in advance at https://lehman-cuny-csm.symplicity.com/

September and October 2016

 

 

** All workshops in Shuster Hall Room 231 - * Evening workshop offering

RSVP at https://lehman-cuny-csm.symplicity.com/

DRESS FOR SUCCESS - BUILDING A PROFESSIONAL IMAGE

This workshop offers sound advice and simple steps you can take to immediately transform your professional image on any budget. Understand the difference between appropriate and inappropriate attire, and how having a professional appearance can boost your chance for workplace success.

  • Tues., Sept. 20, 5:00pm-6:00pm*
  • Wed., Oct. 5, 3:30pm-4:30pm  

ELEVATOR PITCH

An elevator pitch (or elevator speech) is a short summary used to quickly and simply define you and your promise of value to an organization/profession.  Come prepared to write your own elevator pitch and role-play with peers and professionals

  • Thurs., Sept. 1, 12:00pm-1:30pm
  • Mon., Oct. 17, 3:30pm-5:00pm   

INTERNSHIP 101

High grades are not enough! Employers look for candidates who have had experience and who can demonstrate leadership, teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills.  An internship is one of the best ways to build on your resume to attract an employment recruiter. Learn about the benefits of internships and where/how to find one.

  • Mon., Sept. 19, 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Tues, Oct. 25, 5:00pm-6:00pm*

MAKE YOUR RESUME POP!

Develop practical skills and learn how to write an effective professional resume that will help you stand out during your job search.

  • Tues., Sept. 13, 5:00pm-6:00pm*
  • Mon., Sept. 26, 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Wed., Oct. 19, 6:00pm-7:00pm*
  • Fri., Oct. 28, 1:00pm-2:00pm

MAXIMIZING YOUR INTERNSHIP (NEW)

How can you make the most out of your internship? Take steps to achieve success at your internship by building relevant work experience, utilizing effective networking strategies, and meeting your goals. Be ready to create an action plan to be an outstanding intern in order to maximize this experience for all possible opportunities!

  • Fri., Sept. 9, 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Wed., Sept. 14, 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Wed., Oct. 5, 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Fri., Oct. 21, 2:00pm-3:00pm

NETWORKING STRATEGIES

Learn tips to master the art of networking. Start making contacts and tap into the knowledge and experience of people who will help you reach your goals.

  • Thurs., Sept. 15, 2:00pm-3:00pm        

ONLINE NETWORKING THROUGH LINKEDIN

Familiarize yourself with the benefits of LinkedIn as a powerful networking tool in executing your job search.

  • Fri., Sept. 30, 2:00pm-3:00pm

SALARY NEGOTIATION

Develop key strategies you should apply when attempting to negotiate your best job offer.

  • Tues., Oct. 18, 5:00pm-6:00pm*   

THE RIGHT MAJOR FOR YOU (T3 Building, Room 126)

This interactive workshop will use assessment tools to help you connect your skills, interests and values with majors and occupations.You will also learn to use  resources that provide occupational information to help you make a decision that is right for you!

  • Mon., Sept. 12, 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Wed., Oct. 26, 3:30pm-5:00pm

YOUR JOB SEARCH ACTION PLAN

Did you know that most jobs and internships are NOT found through the internet? Learn best approaches to search for a position and connect with opportunities.

  • Fri., Sept. 23, 2:00pm-3:00pm      
  • Mon., Oct. 31, 12:00pm-1:00pm 

THE COVER LETTER – WHY DO YOU NEED ONE?

This is an interactive workshop in which you will have the opportunity to outline your targeted cover letter. This workshop will furnish you with the knowledge and skills required to craft an effective cover letter which highlights your qualifications for that position. You are required to bring a job description of a position for which you are interested in applying.

  •  Tues., Sept. 13, 6:00pm-7:30pm*
  • Wed., Sept. 28, 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Wed., Oct. 19, 7:00pm-8:30pm*

INTERVIEW SERIES

STEPS TO PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW - STEP 1

Develop an understanding of the interview process, the importance of professional attire, and follow-up guidelines.

  • Wed., Sept. 7, 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Fri., Sept. 16, 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Tues., Sept. 27, 6:00pm-7:00pm*
  • Thurs., Oct. 13, 12:00pm-1:00pm

ACE YOUR NEXT INTERVIEW: LEARN HOW TO ANSWER TRADITIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL QUESTIONS - STEP 2

This is an interactive workshop.  You will become familiar with typical interview questions that employers may ask in an interview, strategies for responding, and an opportunity to practice.

  • Wed., Sept. 7, 4:30pm-6:00pm*
  • Fri., Sept. 16, 3:00pm-4:30pm
  • Tues., Sept. 27, 7:00pm-8:30pm*
  • Thurs., Oct. 13, 1:00pm-2:30pm

MOCK INTERVIEW CLINIC - STEP 3

Prerequisite: Steps to Preparing for the Interview AND Ace Your Next Interview

In this practice session you will be interviewed by a professional to help you develop your communication, interpersonal skills, and confidence in an interview. Dress professionally as if you were on an actual interview.

  • Wed., Sept. 21, 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Wed., Oct. 26, 5:00pm-6:30pm* 

INFORMATION SESSIONS AND RECRUITMENT

 

CareerFest 2016

  • Thurs., Sept. 8, 12:00pm-3:00pm

Shuster Plaza/Walkway (in front of Shuster Hall)

Career Services comes to you! Find out about upcoming career events, programs, and workshops for Fall 2016. Meet with Career Services staff in front of Shuster Hall to ask questions and get the information you need to plan your career effectively!

 

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY NY

  • Tues., Sept. 20, 3:30pm-4:30pm, Shuster Hall, Rm. 336

CUNY and Women in Technology & Entrepreneurship New York (WiTNY) have partnered to create the Leaders in Technology and Entrepreneurship (LITE) Career Access Program. The LITE program is designed to help CUNY undergraduate women develop valuable career skills so they can put the best professional foot forward to land internships and begin careers within New York City’s top Tech companies. Come learn about the program, application process, and how the LITE program could jump start your career in Tech. Refreshments provided.

 

COOP

  • Thurs., Sept. 22, 12:00pm-1:30pm, Shuster Hall, Rm. 231

The COOP program connects underrepresented college grads to each other and to meaningful careers in tech, media, and design. Find out how you can get the necessary skills and training needed to launch your career in the areas of marketing, business, tech, media, and design to secure job opportunities. This program is for CUNY graduates.

 

US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  • Thurs., Oct. 6, 4:00pm-6:00pm, Location: TBA

Begin a challenging career with the US Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow.  Learn how to apply for state and federal jobs, answer vacancy questionnaire and tips on creating a federal resume.

 

FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORP (FDIC)

  • Thurs., Oct. 20, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Location: TBA

FDIC offers paid internships for currently enrolled students and afford students the opportunity to work alongside experienced FDIC employees in their fields of study in areas including legal, finance, human resources, and IT.

FDIC Corporate Recruitment Program (Recent Graduates) offers paid training and development opportunities to prepare employees to perform successfully in multiple functions throughout the FDIC through four commissioning tracks and a certificate program. Upon successful completion of the first year of the training program, employees are placed in a Risk Management, Compliance/Consumer Protection, or Resolutions and Receiverships track.

 

INTERNSHIP FAIR PREP (Highly Recommended)

  • Thurs., Oct. 27, Every 15 minutes beginning at 12:30pm

Music Building - East Dining Room

Are you ready for the Internship Fair? Attend a brief training before meeting with employers (10-15 mins). Review the employer list and ask questions, practice your elevator speech, and learn networking strategies. Prepare and gain a competitive edge! Dress in professional attire, bring your student ID and 25 copies of your resume.

 

INTERNSHIP FAIR

  • Thurs., Oct. 27, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Music Building - East Dining Room

Interested in an internship as a way to obtain career related experience? Meet employers offering internships and find out how to apply. Network with other Lehman students in the internship search process. Dress in professional attire, bring your student ID and 25 copies of your resume

 

Register in advance for these FREE workshops and events to guarantee a seat and your own workshop materials at:

https://lehman-cuny-csm.symplicity.com/ - Go to "Events" and then "Workshops"

 

 

The Career Services Center, Shuster Rm. 254, Tel:718-960-8366
Website: www.lehman.edu/career-services/ - E-mail: career.services@lehman.cuny.edu

Last modified: Aug 18, 2016

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