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

February 25th, 2014 Edition

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Upcoming Workshops & Events on Campus 
Don't miss out on these great opportunities!
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!  

LinkedIn 101 Lab
Friday, February 28th, 2014 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm in Gailhac G103

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 Management
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in the Ballston Conference Center
Join the Center for Career Services for this special panel event highlighting pathways to careers in management. Whether you are a business major with a management concentration
 or majoring in another area of study with your sights set on leadership and management within your field of choice, this panel is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the various ways to enter into and pursue management careers while connecting with industry leaders. Come to this event to learn more about how to set yourself up for success in management roles, what top organizations are looking for in talented managers, and what it really means to have a career in management.  

Professionalism and Workplace Etiquette
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm in Gailhac G114
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! 


Plan Ahead
Professional Development
Why Intentional Action NOW leads to Future Career Satisfaction & Success 

The term "professional development" refers to the continuous process of acquiring new knowledge and skills that relate to one's profession, job responsibilities, and/or work environment. It plays a key role in not just creating, but also maintaining trained, informed, and motivated employees, regardless of occupation classification.  More importantly, the quality and consistency with which one carries out professional development activities relates directly to one's level of professional success.  The good news is - both of these things are in your control!


Whether you have recognized it or not, as a Marymount student, you have the unique advantage of being a part of an incredibly rich and dynamic professional development environment.  With a wide variety of classes to choose from, you have a great deal of control over the additional skills and knowledge you can develop to supplement your interests and long-term career goals.  Even more,  there are plenty of student organizations, jobs on campus, and opportunities in the broader DC area for you to get involved with to further engage your strengths and build experience.


In order to proceed with your professional development as a college student in a meaningful way, it is essential that you take the time to research and reflect on what skills and knowledge might be relevant for you to develop while you are still in school.  Regardless of what career you want to go into,  in order to be a competitive candidate in the job market once you graduate, employers are going to want to see that you acted with intention in selecting classes, getting involved on campus, and engaging in the local community; They want to see that there was a clear "why" behind the path you carved for yourself as a student, as this is indicative of a motivated, proactive and ultimately more "investible" candidate


How do you get started? Begin researching and exploring!  For example, if you haven't done so already, join a MU club related to your interests.  Don't see your unique interests represented in the organizations that already exist? Create your own! Want to engage with other professionals in the area? Check out the local chapter of professional organizations related to your major or find a relevant volunteering opportunity.  Feeling overwhelmed? Come see us! Assisting students in their professional development is exactly what we are here to do.



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Center for Career Services
Suite 1005, Rowley Hall
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