Free Resume Workshops – NYC Access and Employment Week | October 21-25

From the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities:

New York City Access & Employment Week by the NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities and Microsoft

Free Resume Workshop with Microsoft Word

Daily Sessions from October 21st – 25th 

11:00am – 1:00pm
Microsoft Fifth Avenue Store
677 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022

Workshop Description:

Whether you’re gearing up for college, an internship, or a career after completing higher learning, you need to have a professional resume. This resume workshop will help you learn how to stay organized, and jump start your job search by building your resume with Word.

Each Session Includes:

  • Tips for landing your first job
  • General Formatting and Page Length
  • Targeting your resume

Registrations

Register for Monday, October 21st at 11:00am 
Register for Tuesday, October 22nd at 11:00am
Register for Wednesday, October 23rd at 11:00am
Register for Thursday, October 24th at 11:00am
Register for Friday, October 25th at 11:00am

This series is part of NYC Access and Employment Week (10/21 – 10/25) by Microsoft and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. For a full schedule of events visit NYC.gov/AccessEmployment

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Welcome Back to the Fall Semester

Welcome back to a new school year! We hope you had an enjoyable summer break.

Appointments: Please note that our full appointment schedule is now posted on our career management system, Career Connect. Appointments can be booked up to six weeks in advance, with extended hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and are available in person, by phone, or via Zoom. To schedule, simply log into Career Connect, then go to Advising > General Advising > Add Appointment. We’re here to help you update your resume, prepare your career action plan, explore career options, and more!

You may also stop by without appointments during Drop-In Hours, Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 PM for brief 10-15 minute meetings. Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Please make sure to check these weekly announcements for any changes to this schedule.

Workshops and Events: We also have a number of events coming up, including our Art of Networking Workshop being held on Wednesday, September 4, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in Room C03. There is still space to attend! Take a look at additional upcoming events on our Career Events page.

Planning Ahead for Post-Grad Opportunities

Whether you just started the program or are approaching your final year of study (or both!), setting aside some time to craft and implement your career action plan will be critical for effectively navigating the job search process. This may include:
  • Conducting a self-assessment of your unique strengths, interests, values, motivators, and goals;
  • Creating a job wish list including target organizations and opportunities;
  • Preparing your marketing materials (e.g. resume, LinkedIn profile, and pitch);
  • Developing your network of contacts in your fields of interest; and
  • Setting goalposts to measure your progress

Not sure where to start? Book a career appointment, or take a look at the extensive resources available within the Document Library of Career Connect. Finding an accountability partner with whom you could share your goals, challenges, and successes can also be a great way to stay on track!

Job Search Tips for International Students

The job search process can be a challenge for any student, but particularly if you are an international graduate student seeking opportunities outside of academia. With restrictions outside your control, planning early and being strategic in the search process is imperative. Take a look at these tips from Inside Higher Ed to start.

Where ever you are in your career stage, keep in mind that the process begins with you — knowing what drives you, what you excel at, and what options you have. To further explore your skills, interests, and goals, make an appointment with us via Career Connect. To learn more about your employment options based on your status, meet with an advisor from the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO). ISSO also offers useful information on their site on employment as well as workshops throughout the year. Make sure to review their newsletters so you don’t miss their events!

Free Technical and Soft Skills Training

Did you know that as a CSSW student, you have free access to self-training for hundreds of software tools as well as personal and professional development via Lynda.com, also known as LinkedIn Learning?

Click here to explore online tutorials on an array of topics from data science to program and project management.

Free iRelaunch Return to Work Roadmap with Registration to Conference | Thursday, October 3

CALLING ALL CAREER “RELAUNCHERS!” The iRelaunch Return to Work Conference is returning to Columbia University.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:30am-5:30pm

Are you on a career break and planning to go back to work? Learn the most  effective return to work strategies, meet employers and programs interested in career relaunchers, and network with your highly educated professional peers. The iRelaunch Return to Work Conference is led by Chair and Co-founder Carol Fishman Cohen, TED Talk speaker and co-author of Back on the Career Track. REGISTER NOW to secure your seat before the Conference sells out! And upon registration enjoy the added benefit of immediate access to the online iRelaunch Return to Work Roadmap to help you start working on your relaunch now! More information here:

http://bit.ly/rtwny2019

Free Technical and Soft Skills Training

Did you know that as a CSSW student, you have free access to self-training for hundreds of software tools as well as personal and professional development via Lynda.com, also known as LinkedIn Learning?

Click here to explore online tutorials on an array of topics from data science to program and project management.