Career Services Connector
October 16, 2012 Edition

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Thursday, October 18th, 2012
5:00pm-6:00pm, Gailhac G103

Job & Internship Search Strategies
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
5:00pm-6:00pm, Gailhac G103

Connecting the Dots: Careers in Nursing
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
5:00pm-6:00pm, Reinsch Library Boardroom
Business Casual Attire Preferred   

Dress for Success when attending career events - you never know who you might meet!
Transferable Skills 
How to make the most of your greatest assets!
A transferable skill is a skill or ability acquired during virtually any activity in life (jobs, classes, projects, hobbies, sports, internships, volunteer work) that you can apply and make use of in a number of different roles or activities.

Taking the time to assess the transferable skills that you have naturally developed thus far in your life is an incredibly valuable experience as a current student, as this information can help you determine what type of majors, extracurricular activities, and even career paths you may best be suited for.  More importantly, once you have identified the set of essential skills that you can take with you and apply anywhere you go, you can embark on a dedicated mission to cultivate these skills further and add to their inventory. 

Once communicated effectively on your resume, these transferable skills will make you stand out as a highly competitive candidate come graduation, even if you lack the specialized skills of a seasoned professional in your field of interest. 
What Type of Transferable Skills do YOU Already Possess?

Interpersonal Skills 
ability to facilitate discussions; ability to cultivate and maintain relationships; persuasion; teaching/training; public speaking; negotiation; flexiblity/adaptability; multicultural competence 

Leadership Skills 
Supervision; decision-making skills; evaluate/gauge progress; manage conflicts; project management; motivate/inspire others; organize people; goal and results oriented 

Written/Verbal Skills 
ability to write in various styles; ability to write in different language; tailor content to specific audiences; strong proofreading/editing skills; present research findings clearly 
Creative Skills 
come up with activities/ideas on the spot; plan, organize, or implement events; direct talent; create/produce a service; create/manipulate graphics and visuals; design, market, and sell 

Organizational Skills 
attention to detail; work well under stress; multi-task; analyze trends; prioritize tasks; summarize; plan & manage finances or projects; scheduling; maintaining records 
Thinking Skills 
thinking critically; investigative; assess available resources; develop ideas; synthesize information; interpret policies; quickly navigate new computer software; perform computations 

Whether you are doing your professional, for-credit Marymount internship this upcoming Spring or are simply looking for a pre-professional internship to gain experience next semester, NOW is the time to start searching!! Most companies and organizations begin their search for interns 3 months prior to when they would like to fill the position, so begin your research by meeting with a career coach TODAY!

Connector Career Byte

Translate your Marymount involvement into transferable skill statements:

Assist with the annual Special Olympics Basketball Tournament becomes
Demonstrate community-based awareness and commitment to supporting the diverse needs of different student populations by engaging in regular service-oriented events

Helped with the production of Portfolio in Motion 2012
Developed a team-oriented approach as well as an exceptional ability to multitask in a high-stress environment while contributing to a major on-campus fashion event

For more help with translating your experiences into transferable skill statements, schedule an appointment with a Career Coach TODAY!
External Career Development Events


FREE Career Fair for ALL Marymount Students!!

University of Virginia Diversity Career Day

Diversity Career Day is open to ALL students who have an interest in working for an organization that values diversity. Usually more than 1,000 students from 20 different colleges and universities throughout Virginia and Washington DC attend.  

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012, 10:00am-3:00pm  


ATTENTION Hispanic and Bilingual Job Seekers!
The National Society for Hispanic Professionals and LatPro are joining together to host a Hispanic/Bilingual Career Fair in Washington DC with FREE registration
Thursday, October 25th, 2012, 10:00pm-3:00pm

ATTENTION Former or Current Military Students!!

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is hosting a Career Fair - registration is FREE
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012, 9:00am - 1:00pm

 Seeking all Future Entrepreneurs!!
Thursday, November 1st, 2012, 6:00pm-8:00pm 
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