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 communiqu├ęs, 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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