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/
February and March 2015
CAREER EXPO 2015 BOOTCAMP SERIES (RSVP mandatory)
HOW TO MAKE A JOB FAIR WORK FOR YOU!
Practice your “one-minute elevator pitch” and learn how to prepare and market yourself to employers.
- Tues., Mar. 3, 2:30-3:30pm
- Wed., Mar. 11, 2:00-3:00pm
DRESS FOR SUCCESS – Building a Professional Image
This workshop offers you 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., Mar. 3, 3:30-4:30pm
- Wed., Mar. 11, 3:00-4:00pm
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/professional. Come prepared to write your own elevator pitch and role-play with peers and professionals.
- Tues., Mar. 3, 4:30-5:30pm
- Wed., Mar. 11, 4:00-5:00pm
REGULAR OFFERINGS STEPS TO PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW - Series 1
Develop an understanding of the interview process, the importance of professional attire, and follow-up guidelines.
- Mon., Feb. 9, 2:00-3:00pm
- Wed., Feb. 25, 3:30-4:30pm
- Fri., Mar. 13, 2:00-3:00pm
- Tues., Mar. 24, 4:00-5:00pm
ACE YOUR NEXT INTERVIEW: LEARN HOW TO ANSWER TRADITIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL QUESTIONS - Series 2
This is an interactive workshop. You will become familiar with typical interview questions that employers may use in an interview, strategies for responding, and an opportunity to practice.
- Mon., Feb. 9, 3:00-4:30pm
- Wed., Feb. 25, 4:30-6:00pm
- Fri., Mar. 13, 3:00-4:30pm
- Tues., Mar. 24, 5:00-6:30pm
MOCK INTERVIEW CLINIC - Series 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 in an actual interview.
- Fri., Feb. 30, 2:00-3:30pm
- Mon., Mar., 23, 3:30-5:00pm
CHOOSING A MAJOR (NEW)
This interactive workshop will use assessment tools to help you connect your skills, interests and values with majors and occupations. You will also learn about resources that provide occupational information to help you make a decision that is right for you!
- Wed., Feb. 11, 3:30-5:00pm
BUILD YOUR SKILLS, DEVELOP YOUR RESUME, GET HIRED!
Would your current resume get you an interview? Do you know which skills employers value in candidates? Learn what experiences and activities can help you develop these skills so you can build a compelling resume to attract hiring managers.
- Wed., Mar. 4, 3:30-5:00pm
MAKE YOUR RESUME POP!
Develop practical skills and hands-on instructions on how to write an effective professional resume that will help you stand out in your job search.
- Tues., Feb 3, 5:00-6:00pm
- Fri., Feb. 27, 2:00-3:00pm
- Wed., Mar. 18, 3:30-4:30pm
THE COVER LETTER – WHY DO YOU NEED ONE?
This is an interactive workshop where 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., Feb. 17, 5:00-6:00pm
- Mon, Mar. 9, 3:30-4:30pm
- Fri., Mar. 27, 2:00-2:00pm
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.
- Mon., Mar. 16, 3:30-4:30pm
Learn tips to master the art of networking. Start making contacts and increase the knowledge and experience of people that will help you reach your goals.
- Wed., Feb. 18, 3:30-4:30pm
- Tues., Mar. 17, 5:00-6:00pm
ONLINE NETWORKING THROUGH LINKED-IN
Familiarize yourself with the benefits of LinkedIn as a powerful networking tool in executing your job search.
- Tues., Feb. 10, 5:00-6:00pm
Develop key salary strategies you should apply when attempting to negotiate your best job offer
- Wed., Mar. 25, 5:00-6:00pm
INFORMATION SESSIONS AND RECRUITMENT
RSVP for all events at https://lehman-cuny-csm.symplicity.com/
The Peace Corps Open House/Application Assistance -
- Tues., Feb. 3, 3pm-4:30pm, Shuster Hall, Room 231
Peace Corps service is a personal and professional experience like no other. Serve abroad for two years plus training, working directly with communities to build capacity in education, health, youth in development, environment, community economic development and agriculture. Volunteers return highly qualified and ready to connect with the thousands of employers who are seeking the unique skills of returned Peace Corps.
ANY is 2 year program of intensive career development workshops and mentoring for first generation, low income, high potential, college students. The program is open to freshmen studying any college discipline, working toward their first degree. This Session will include additional program information and details about the application procedure. Application due 2/26/2015.
Internship Forum –
- Tues., Feb. 24, 3pm-5pm, Music Building - East Dining Room
Do you have career related experience? Meet employers offering internships and find out how to apply.
Experience an internship through the testimonials of other Lehman students. Refreshments will be served.
Lehman College Grand Career Expo 2015
- Fri., Mar. 20, 11am-2pm, Apex/Auxiliary Gym
Students and alumni interested in exploring career opportunities diverse industries can connect with representatives from a variety of companies, professional organizations, and graduate programs. RSVP at https://lehman-cuny-csm.symplicity.com/ ***Business attire and Lehman ID required***
MTA Internship Program:
Paid and Un-Paid Spring and Summer 2015 Internships are available with the MTA. You MUST attend a drop-in session or schedule an appointment with Nicholas Fronczak to be considered for an internship with the MTA. For more information and to register for a drop in session to apply please log into Simplicity and select events. Drop in Sessions for the spring semester will be held on:
Wed., Jan. 28, 11am-12am
Mon., Feb. 2, 10am-11am
Fri., Feb. 20, 12am-1pm
Last modified: Jan 12, 2015