December E-News - Upcoming Events

Getting Interviews "2.0": Advanced techniques for tapping into the Hidden Job Market
Date: January 19
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Dickson Hall, Cohen Lounge
Description:  Many jobseekers place too much emphasis on ads and recruiting firms to get interviews, while not putting enough time into networking and contacting people directly. In fact, in today’s economy most jobs are landed using latter two approaches! In this webinar, you will learn about a strategy and specific techniques that you can apply immediately to improve results in your search, including:

  • How to build and use your network effectively.
  • How to get meetings by contacting people directly who you don’t know.
  • How to increase your response rate with ads and recruiting firms.
  • Seven features to include in an email or cover letter that will get you the meetings you want.
  • How to structure a networking meeting.
  • Specific verbiage and phrases you should use in your communications.
  • How to diagnose and jump-start a stalled job search.

All visitors are directed to park in the Red Hawk Parking Deck for a nominal fee. Registration will be available soon. For questions, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 973-655-4141

Red Hawk Winter Happy Hour and Networking Event
Date: January 26
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: University Hall, 7th Floor
Registration Fee: $10 pre-registration / $20 at the door
Description: Come to campus for a get together and networking opportunity. Join the Montclair State University Recent Alumni Network and re-connect with old friends and make new ones. It's a great way to relax, socialize, and network with other Montclair State graduates. Come out for a fun and casual evening with fellow alumni. Escape the cold winter weather with hot chili and cool brew. Enjoy a variety of craft beer selections including Colonel Blides Cask Ale and East Coast Lager from Cricket Hill Brewery and sample hot chili along with other warm treats. It's sure to be a great evening so join us! Registration includes food and beverages. Must be 21 or older to attend.
*Your registration fee includes a $5 contribution to the Annual Fund. Thank you for your support of Montclair State University!
If you plan on attending, please register online by January 20. Registration is required. In order to register, you must log on to MONTCLAIRconnect - Montclair State's online community.  All visitors are directed to park in the Red Hawk Parking Deck for a nominal fee. For more information or to obtain your login information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at montclairconnect@mail.montclair.edu or 973-655-4141.


Developing Your Pitch
Date: February 2
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Dickson Hall Cohen Lounge
Description: Description: It all starts with the resume … right? Not exactly. A resume is of course a requirement for getting a job, but before you even sit down to write it you need to answer a few questions about yourself: Who am I? What do I want a potential employer to know about me? Why should they give ME the job? The evening will feature Kathy Carliner, who has previously lectured here on many aspects of getting a job, including interview tips and networking. In a straightforward and engaging manner, Kathy will share knowledge and experience from her more than 25 years experience in public relations, branding, and communications coaching. She’ll teach you how to develop a personal statement and pitch that will help get you in the door – and land the job. Kathy is a senior vice president of consumer marketing at Rosica Public Relations in Paramus, New Jersey.
If you plan on attending, please register online by January 26. Registration is required. In order to register, you must log on to MONTCLAIRconnect - Montclair State's online community.
For more information or to obtain your login information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at montclairconnect@mail.montclair.edu or 973-655-4141.

Dance Lessons
Date: February 9
Tentative Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tentative Location: Student Recreation Center, Large Multipurpose Room
Learn to dance like the stars! Enjoy a fun-filled evening of dance instruction!  Join fellow alumni for salsa/ballroom dancing lessons.
More details and registration information to follow. For questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at montclairconnect@mail.montclair.edu or 973-655-4141.