The Graduate Gazette
A Bi-weekly Newsletter for Marymount's Graduate Students

October 28th, 2013 Edition

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Take Advantage of Marymount's  
Capital Location!!
Get to Know Career Development Opportunities in the DC Area
We know that you are aware of where you go to school, but have you
really taken the time to learn of all the incredible and, more importantly, unique opportunities available to you in the local area? There are endless resources to take advantage of that will supplement your career development, help you build critical skills and enhance your job prospects once you graduate from Marymount.  Here are some categories of resources to consider:

Career Fairs 
As the nation's capital, literally every week, if not every day, the DC area is home to some kind of career fair where several employers are gathered into one place to recruit new candidates - whether or not you are actively looking for work, you can attend these events to meet employers, learn more about the companies and jobs out there, network, and get practice. keeps a good calendar, but follow us on Facebook  for regular reminders of upcoming events!
Special Events 
The Washington, DC area and surrounding communities in Maryland and Virginia host lots of annual festivals and special events. Whether they are specifically related to a particular career industry, like the Green Festival or DC Fashion Week, or simply focused on broader topics like French Culture or the independent film, these special events are great places to meet new people, learn about different opportunities in your field, and gain new knowledge! Check out the November calendar of events.

Non-Profit Organizations 
Washington, DC is home to thousands of non-profit organizations that touch millions of lives each day.  From small scale organizations to massive national and international initiatives like the American Red Cross, Washington, DC offers a uniquely large and diverse array of opportunities in the non-profit sector.  Regardless of your personal values or career focus, there are several non-profits in the DC Area that would likely pique your interest, so start exploring now using the link above or idealist. org!

Unlike most American cities (and the majority of international cities for that matter!) Washington, DC museums are almost all completely FREE to the public.  In addition to providing cultural enrichment, these museums also offer a myriad of professional development opportunities like special lectures, seminars, and courses relevant to a wide variety of disciplines  - great places to meet new people and grow your professional network!

Meetup is a website where you can search local interest groups on just about ANY topic and find ways to get involved with their events.  As a massive metropolis, Washington, DC understandably boasts a HUGE network of local groups and motivated people who want to join forces for a cause. Whether it is getting together to learn something, do something, or share something, meet-ups are a great way to expand your professional network, build new knowledge, and stay engaged in your area of interest.   Check out the thousands of meet-ups in the DC Area and consider attending one of their events this spring!  

Want to learn more or talk about which opportunities will best support your career development and build your network?  Come meet with a Career Coach!
Jobs4Saints Highlights
A Selection of Postings Based on MU Grad Programs
Upcoming Workshops & Events
Don't Miss Out on These Great Opportunities!
The Online Job Search & Networking Strategies for 
Tuesday, October 29th,  2013, 1:30pm - 2:30pm in Rowley G217
"Help! I need a job/internship and I don't know where to start!" 
Sound familiar? Well never fear,
because Career Services is here with this computer-based workshop to help you learn the most effective strategies for finding a job/internship. Learn how to use research tools, websites, social-media forums, and implement effective networking strategies to find the opportunities right for you. Don't wait until the last semester of senior year to get started with your search -  Get ahead by adopting these strategies for success today! 
Connecting the Dots Panel Discussion: 
Long-Term Service Opportunities for Post-Graduation
Monday, November 4th, 2013 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm in Gerard Lobby

In this special Dollar Dinner event, Campus Ministry and Career Services will be hosting a panel of MU Alumni and current professionals who will share their experiences in long-term service positions following their graduation from college.  In addition to highlighting the impact their service had on them personally and professionally, students will have the opportunity to learn about some of the great organizations that offer long-term service opportunities and hear how they can find a service opportunity that engages their personal and professional goals.    


Center for Career Services
Suite 1005, Rowley Hall

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