Career Resource Seminar Series

Photo courtesy of Office of Alumni Relations

Career coach Beth Branigan (left) helps a seminar participant.

Are you transitioning to a new career—or just looking for a job? The Office of Alumni Relations offers a free career resource seminar series to help graduates navigate the increasingly competitive job market.

“Our goal is to provide assistance to our alumni whenever and however they need us,” says Jeanne Marano, executive director of Alumni Relations. “Our seminars and workshops can help you make the move to a better job, even in a tough market.”

Seminar sessions were held throughout the spring and summer. In Developing Your Personal Brand, participants learned how to develop their brand statement and provide a 20 to 30-second value proposition. The evening featured Kathy Carliner, senior vice president at Rosica Public Relations.

Use LinkedIn and other Social Media to Get and Ace Interviews focused on LinkedIn as an essential tool for job seekers. The session featured Robert Hellmann, a certified Five O’Clock Club Career Coach and professor at NYU who is also the author of Your Social Media Job Search.

Hellmann returned to campus to present Career Transition: Targeting a Great Career/How to Achieve Satisfaction in your Next Job. The session reviewed self-assessment exercises that provided self-knowledge as well as a framework for making decisions among many career possibilities.

The Fundamentals of Networkingfocused on the power of effective networking, featuring Beth Branigan, a career and management coach and organizational development consultant. Branigan previously hosted a session on resume writing.

In addition to these workshops and seminars, alumni enjoy lifetime access to career resources, including counseling, occupational research services, and employment services provided through the Center for Career Services and Cooperative Education. Director Adam Mayer explains, “We offer one-on-one counseling to discuss job search correspondence, interviewing strategies, career change, how to handle job loss, applying to graduate school, and more.”

The Center holds career fairs each semester as well as workshops and one-on-one sessions each semester. For more information, contact Adam Mayer at 973-655-5194 or mayerad@mail.montclair.edu. Have an idea for a session? Email us at alumni@mail.montclair.edu.