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

November 25th, 2013 Edition

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Upcoming Workshops & Events on Campus and Beyond!
Don't Miss Out on These Great Opportunities!
Employer on Campus: SPARK Business Academy
Monday, November 25th, 2013 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm in the Reinsch Library Boardroom
SPARK Business Academy is an entrepreneurial company dedicated to making an impact on young students through innovative after-school enrichment classes in the Arlington, VA area.  They have several part-time opportunities offering meaningful experience in lead teacher roles starting in early January 2014 and an excellent pay of $20-$40/hour for qualified candidates.  Stop by the Reinsch Library Boardroom on Monday evening to learn more about these unique teaching opportunities.
Marymount's Literature, Language, and Humanities Department presents the LLH Professionalization Workshop
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm in Butler Hall G111
All students are welcome to attend this workshop hosted by the LLH Department on the topic of oral presentation skills and tools as well as maintaining a professional online presence.

Virtual Career Fair: 
Careers in International Teaching
Thursday, December 5th, 2013 ONLINE from 8:00am - 5:00pm

The International Schools of Choueifat in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain

 are part of SABISŪ, a global education management organization that was founded in 1886 and currently operates in 15 countries on four continents, educating thousands of students. Based on a proven proprietary system, SABISŪprovides students with

 a top-quality education that prepares them to meet the challenges of a changing world.  They offer excellent teaching job opportunities with attractive packages for final year Undergraduates and Postgraduates of all disciplines/majors in and around Dubai. To learn more about the event and to register, visit:


Perfecting Your Personal Pitch

A personal pitch is a short summary that you use to effectively define yourself to others and to clarify what you are looking for as a professional. It is an important part of your personal brand because your personal pitch should sell you successfully to prospective employers.


The elevator pitch should include who you are, what your work experience is, and why someone should hire you. In other words, it should include what makes you unique from others. You should clearly state what you have studied, where you have worked previously or where you are working currently, and what you are looking for right at that moment. The elevator pitch shouldn't be long; aim for a clear, but concise thirty to sixty seconds long. 


Drafting a great personal pitch comes with practice, so don't try to rush it.  While introducing who you are and what you currently do is easy, explaining the impact you made in your current or previous organization and where you plan to head with your career in a few short words can be a bit trickier. After practicing your initial pitch in front of the mirror first, practice it with other people to make it more natural and get honest feedback.  Furthermore, remember that a personal pitch is something that is always evolving as you gain new and more diverse experience.  Take the time to self reflect on how your most recent experiences have influenced you before jumping in!  And, as always, come see a Career Coach in Career Services for support in refining your content.

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