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


February 11th, 2014 Edition

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Upcoming Workshops & Events on Campus 
Don't miss out on these great opportunities!
 
LinkedIn 101 Lab 
Thursday, February 13th, 2014 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm in Rowley G221
You're on Facebook, but are you on LinkedIn? Get connected! This workshop is for beginners and new users of LinkedIn and will guide you through the process of setting up a professional profile, review important etiquette around connecting and networking with other professionals, and provide you with a comprehensive overview of the best ways to navigate LinkedIn's many features so that you can maximize them to meet your specific career goals.  Even better -- workshop attendees will be able to edit their LinkedIn profile live as they follow along with the presentation!

 

Connecting the Dots: 
Careers in Communications
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm in the Reinsch Library Boardroom
Interested in a career in the communications field? Come to this panel event and speak to industry professionals working in diverse roles within the broad spectrum of communications occupations. Remember to prepare questions ahead of time!


The Online Job Search and Networking Strategies for Success
Thursday, Febrary 27th, 2014 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm in Ballston 202
"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!  

Plan Ahead
Pre-Professional Internships: 
It's Never Too Early To Build Experience!

Looking for an experience that will make you a more competitive candidate and improve your job prospects post-graduation?  Get yourself a pre-professional internship!
  
A pre-professional, or noncredit, internship is something you can do that is independent of your Marymount academic requirements and typically occurs before you complete your professional, or for-credit, Marymount internship. Pre-professional internships are a great way to explore a career field, gain experience, learn about the inner workings of an office, solidify your choice of major, earn supplementary income, start networking, and strengthen your resume! Even more, by engaging in a pre-professional internship, you will likely have a MUCH stronger sense of where you want to complete your Marymount-required internship and know many more people who can help connect you with that opportunity. 
  
Bottom-line: Employers want to see candidates who have pursued meaningful opportunities outside of the classroom to supplement their academic learning throughout their college experience, not just their senior year!  If the hiring decision comes down to two equally qualified candidates, one of whom has pursued additional internships and one who has not, you can rest assured that the employer will choose the individual with the additional experience!
  
Even though pre-professional internships are initiated by YOU and do not require any approval from an MU advisor, don't forget that the Center for Career Services is still here to help you find a high quality opportunity.  All you need to do is come see us to get started!
 

                                      Get Help Finding a Pre-Professional Internship TODAY

Come Meet with a Career Coach! 

Center for Career Services
Suite 1005, Rowley Hall
703.284.5960
career.services@marymount.edu
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