Career Services Connector
A Bi-weekly Newsletter for Marymount's Future Professionals 

October 8th, 2013 Edition

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Upcoming Workshops & Events
Don't Miss Out on These Great Opportunities!
man-adjusting-tie2.jpg Professionalism & Workplace Etiquette 
Wednesday, October 9th,  2013, 5:00pm -6:00pm in Rowley G142
This workshop is essential for all Marymount University students prior to entering an internship or job. The key to finding and obtaining employment is exhibiting the highest level of professionalism. Sure, your skills, education, and abilities are important to employers. But perhaps even more important is the employer's actual experience of you in the workplace setting. Come learn the secrets of professional behavior, attitude, and image and set yourself up for long-term career success! Turn that internship into a JOB! 
Connecting the Dots: International Careers
Thursday, October 17th, 2013 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in  Rowley G127
As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, the opportunities for employment abroad and employment with domestically based international organizations will continue to grow.  This panel is for all of you out there who are eager to expand your global perspective and learn how to develop your career in an international context.  Panelists will range from US Citizens with international work experience to former MU international students who successfully found employment in the United States after graduation.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn more about internationalizing your career and globalizing your perspective! 


Career Challenges for Graduate Students, Alumni & Seasoned Professionals
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013, 6:00pm - 7:00pm in Ballston 205
As we advance in our career lives, we are bound to face some situations in and around the work place that may seem difficult to approach.  This workshop will combine strategies and open sharing to give graduates and professionals a set of tools to help navigate some common career challenges such as salary negotiation, office politics, and conflict in the workplace.  Participants are encouraged to bring questions and lessons learned from their own experiences to discuss.  


The Internship Timeline
Why staying on track is essential to your success!

Finding a high quality internship with an employer that engages your career interests is not an impossible goal to achieve; it just takes planning ahead!  The first step to getting organized is to meet with your academic advisor ASAP and determine exactly when you will do your for-credit internship.
  Once you have a semester in mind, work backwards a semester or two in advance -- this is when you should be researching opportunities in your field, surveying different organizations, and conducting informational interviews with current professionals.  The knowledge you will gain from the research process will help you determine exactly what types of transferable skills and knowledge you'll want to highlight in your resume and communicate to employers in your cover letter -- just the simple fact that you have the ability to tailor your professional documents towards a particular industry will greatly increase your chances of standing out among a crowd of applicants!  The semester before you plan to do your internship is when you should begin applying to opportunities with your tailored documents, as many competitive employers have early deadlines.  Don't forget to schedule a practice interview with a Career Coach early in the semester to ensure your interviewing skills are up to par to get you the job.  With all this planning ahead, by the time the end of the semester comes around you won't be overwhelmed with the stress of studying for finals and finding an internship last minute -- Nope, you'll be calm and relaxed, knowing the next semester is going to provide you with a great learning experience from a quality employer and give you greater direction with your career!

Center for Career Services
Suite 1005, Rowley Hall
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