Upcoming Workshops

Throughout the academic year, the Center hosts a variety of events and workshops to help you enhance your professional skills, network with employers and industry experts and develop a strategy to obtain a job or an internship.  Continue to check back for more workshops!

September

October


Prepare for the Fair

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Time: 11:30-3:00 p.m.
Location: Student Center, Rooms 415 - 419

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Nervous about attending the Fall 2016 Career Fair?  Learn how to market yourself in a short amount of time and make a strong first impression with employers so that they remember you after the fair.  See available workshops below.

  • Career Fairs: How to Make a Lasting Impression

    Trying to make a lasting impression can seem impossible when employers are meeting so many candidates in a short amount of time.  Learn what you can, and should, do to stand out.

    • Presenter: Carlie Bordino, Foresters Financial
    • Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    • Location: Student Center, Room 417
  • Mock Interviews

    Mock interviews give students the opportunity to learn what to expect in a typical interview and help them refine their interviewing skills.

    • Presenter: UPS
    • CLOSED SESSION
  • How to Craft an Elevator Pitch

    An elevator pitch is your brief, personal statement. It can be used when meeting employers at career fairs as a way market yourself.

    • Presenter: Jennifer Santiago, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
    • Time: 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
    • Location: Student Center, Room 419
  • What to do After a Career Fair

    What you do after the career fair is just as important as what you do before and during.  Learn tips that will help you strengthen your connection with prospective employers after the fair.

    • Presenter: Kate Sparano, ADP
    • Time: 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
    • Location: Student Center, Room 417
  • Create an Awesome Resume

    Always bring plenty of copies of your resume to a career fair to make it easy for the employer to glance at your resume while speaking to you.  Grab their attention with a resume that stands out!

    • Presenter: Daniella Hartigan, Collabera
    • Time: 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
    • Location: Student Center, Room 419
  • What not to do at a Career Fair

    You often hear about career fair do's, but what about the career fair don'ts? These mock skits will show you exactly what not to do at the career fair.

    • Presenter: Adam Mayer, Center for Career Services
    • Time: 2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
    • Location: Student Center, Room 417

Who Should Attend
Open to all students and alumni. No registration required.

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Career Crawl

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: Student Center Ballrooms B & C

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Mix and mingle informally with employers to ask them questions about all things related to the Fall 2016 Career Fair. Refreshments will be served.

Participating Employers:

  • Collabera
  • All American Games
  • NJCDC
  • Enterprise
  • Power Home Remodeling
  • Foresters Financial
  • Insight Strategies Group

Who Should Attend
Open to all students and alumni.  No registration required.

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Making the Most of Career Services

Date:  Friday, September 16, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Student Center - 417
Co-Sponsor: Leadership Development Certificate Program

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Join us for an overview on what career services can do for you.  We’ll discuss all that’s offered, including career fairs, employer-led information sessions, internships and who to contact for assistance.

Who Should Attend:
This event is free and open to students from all majors. No registration is required.  Students must bring their Montclair State University Student IDs.

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The Feel Good Field
How One Organization Continues a Legacy: Non-Profit Perspectives

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Location: Dickson Hall, Cohen Lounge

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Students rarely know that the non-profit field can actually lead to a wonderfully rewarding career. Come listen to young professionals, from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, share their very different career paths that led each of them to the feel good field.

Panel Topics:

  • Mission and Values of the organization
  • What led these professionals to the non-profit industry
  • Personal satisfaction from working in the field
  • Earning potential
  • How students can get involved in a cause

Who Should Attend:
All students are welcome to attend.  No registration required.

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Job Search Correspondence: Effective Strategies

Date:  Monday, October 10, 2016
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Student Center - 417
Co-Sponsor: The Leadership Development Certificate Program

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Writing an effective resume requires an understanding of both format and content, as well as the needs of an employer.  By many standards, cover letters are just as important, but they can be trickier than resume writing.  In terms of making or breaking a job offer, the thank-you letter is often a critical component.  Attend this session, presented by the Center for Career Services, to learn how to make your job search correspondence stand-out!

Who Should Attend:
This event is free and open to students from all majors. No registration is required.  Students must bring their Montclair State University Student IDs.

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Online Workshops - available 24/7!

  • The Career Development Process learn how to choose your major and a career direction
  • Resume Writing – learn to write a traditional resume, the basis for all other resumes
  • Writing the e-resume for the web – see examples of key words, correct font usage, correct formats and more
  • Improving your interviewing skills
  • Networking – learn the art of building alliances both in person and online
  • Finding a job in tough times! Hints for surviving in this market!
  • Using LinkedIn and Twitter for the job hunt
  • plus more