Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Career & Internship Center Seminar Descriptions

For up-to-date listing of dates and times, see our calendar.

Seminars for all students

Freshman & Sophomore Getting Started Q&A

  • Learn about Career and Internship Center offerings, specifically targeting first and second year students.
  • Locate and navigate the best getting started websites.
  • Become familiar with the ten steps to success and assess which step is next for you.
  • Identify two immediate action steps to progress in the goal exploration and articulation process.
  • Learn what is needed to express goals in ways to support declaring a major, making academic plans, seeking an internship, research experience, or attaining post-commencement career and academic goals.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Connecting majors, potential majors, and academic curiosities to careers:
  • Locate and navigate the best getting started websites.
  • Identify two immediate action steps to progress in the goal exploration and articulation process.
  • Learn what is needed to express goals in ways to support declaring a major, making academic plans, seeking an internship, research experience, or attaining post-commencement career and academic goals.

Intro to Internships

  • Learn how to express goals in ways to effectively find internship, research, or shadowing experiences.
  • Locate and use posting sites accessible via the Career and Internship Center website, including CareerLink and the National Internship Consortium (NIC) site.
  • Learn about CareerShift, RCAN and other web-based and printed resources to identify people and places related to internship, research, shadowing and exploration of goals.
  • Learn about networking your way to an internship or research experience.

Networking Techniques & Tools

  • Understand and learn to access the Rochester Career Advisory Network (RCAN) as well as CareerShift for networking with alumni(ae) and resources to network with faculty, industry professionals, and others.
  • Learn to draft and finalize networking notes, cover letters, resumes and other documents critiqued.
  • Understand networking for information and networking for consideration distinctions.
  • Learn to utilize a variety of resources to create a comprehensive networking plan
  • Understand how LinkedIn works and steps to take in order to use it effectively.
  • Gain the ability to think creatively regarding utilizing online resources and assessing your readiness for email communiqués, phone calls, and in person meetings.

Getting LinkedIn

LinkedIn is rapidly becoming the “go-to” site for professional networking. Through this session students will:
  • Learn how to build and enhance your LinkedIn profile
  • Learn strategies for starting and growing your professional network
  • Discuss outreach and group etiquette, how to increase your visibility, and be a good network member
  • Learn how to avoid pitfalls in online networking

Interviewing Basics

Get ready for your graduate school, internship or job interview:
  • Learn about a Pre-interview Worksheet and other pre-interview preparation materials.
  • Learn how to strategically use resumes and cover letters as interview focal points.
  • Understand how to prepare for varied field, function and firm screening and selection interviews.
  • Discuss the impact of and how to schedule and conduct role-play interviews.

Field Specific Seminars

Interviewing for Medical School & Health Professions Graduate School
Beyond Medicine: Health Professions Careers
Research, Internships & Shadowing in the Health Professions

Interviewing for Engineering & Technical Professions
Applying to Law School

 The Career and Internship Center is happy to help student groups plan & host their own career seminars. To discuss this possibility please contact Kerrie Anne Merz at kmerz@z.rochester.edu ,  or check with any of our counseling professionals.

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