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


November 12th, 2013 Edition

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Upcoming Workshops & Events
Don't Miss Out on These Great Opportunities!
 
Federal Government Roundtable 
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm 
Gerard Dining Hall

 

Are you interested in interning or working for the Federal Government?  Well then this event is for YOU!  Back again after a wildly popular debut last fall, the Federal Government Roundtable event brings representatives from top federal agencies to MU for an interactive information and networking session.  Students who attend will have the chance to personally connect with federal employees and receive inside information on how to successfully navigate a federal internship/job search and application.  Followed by a networking hour where refreshments will be served, this is the "DO NOT MISS!" event of the Fall semester.  

***REGISTRATION for this event IS REQUIRED!!! Please arrive by 5:45 to ensure your slot is kept. Students who do not register in advance may sign up on a waitlist at the registration table on the day of the event.  If any slots open up, waitlisted students will be admitted on a first come-first served basis starting at 5:55 pm.  Students must be present when their name is called to be admitted.  All students are expected to arrive at the event in professional clothing. No sneakers, no flip-flops, no jeans. 
***STUDENTS MUST BE ON-TIME TO PARTICIPATE IN ROUND TABLES*** 
Please note that students arriving later than 6:00 pm may not be admitted until the networking portion of the evening at 7:15pm.    
 
Law School Night
Thursday, November 14th, 2013 from 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Reinsch Library Boardroom
 
Have you been considering a career in the law?  Are you planning on applying to law school after Marymount? If so, this interactive and informative event is for you!  The evening will start off with a panel discussion where current law professionals and recent law school students and graduates will be present to answer all your questions about building a career in the law and offer advice about everything from making the decision to go to law school to finding your niche within the law field.  Following this interactive panel, starting at 5:30pm, the event will transition into an LSAT Workshop about navigating the path to law school, which will include information on law school admissions and preparing for the LSAT exam.  This educational workshop will be led by a professionally trained Kaplan Test Prep Faculty Member and will offer students key insight into the law school admissions process, up-to-date information about the LSAT, and free study materials and resources so that each attendee has all the information they need to make an informed next step!  

 

Grad School Night in the Arts, Sciences, and Human Services
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 from 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Reinsch Library Boardroom
PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS EVENT 

 

Thinking about going back to school to get your Master's Degree, but not sure which direction to head?  This two-part event will start with an interactive panel of faculty members and current professionals who pursued a graduate education in their field and who are eager to share their insights and advice about making an informed and meaningful decision about pursuing graduate school in the arts, sciences and human services.  The panel will be followed by an hour-long educational workshop about navigating the path to graduate school, which will include information on graduate school admissions and preparing for the GRE exam.  This workshop will be led by a professionally trained Kaplan Test Prep Faculty Member and will offer students key insights into the graduate school admissions process, up-to-date information about the GRE Exam, and free study materials and resources so that everyone leaves with all the information they need to make an informed next step! 
Communicating Effectively on 

   

Whether you already have a LinkedIn account or not, being aware of these key communication tips is essential.  Come see a Career Coach to create and enhance your LinkedIn profile today!

1. CUSTOMIZE YOUR CONNECTION REQUESTS
Instead of using the generic "I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn" message, tailor each request. Remind him/her where you met or explain why you want to connect. They'll be MUCH more likely to respond.

2. BE RESPONSIVE
Reply within a few days to connection requests, personal messages, or comments on group discussions you post. Stay on top of your LinkedIn inbox! This will keep you top-of-mind with people and opportunities.

3. RESEARCH BEFORE REACHING OUT
Review a person's profile before contacting him/her on LinkedIn. You'll make a stronger connection by highlighting things you have in common or specific aspects of his/her experience you want to discuss. 

4. KEEP IT SHORT AND SWEET...AND ALWAYS PROOFREAD!
In today's busy world, no one wants to read long, dense paragraphs on their computer or smartphone. Keep your profile summary, messages, group discussion postings, and recommendations clear, to the point, and grammatically correct!

5. GIVE MORE THAN YOU TAKE AND ALWAYS SAY THANK YOU

Balance your needs on LinkedIn with those of your connections. In addition to updating your own status and asking for help or connections, try commenting on other people's updates and helping with their requests.  Furthermore, when someone answers a question you've posted, provides an introduction, suggests a job, or otherwise helps you on LinkedIn, send him/her a thank you message. The golden rule applies online just as much as it does in person!

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