Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Career Center encourages all students to participate in all the general workshops and events
The Career Center Kick-Off Party
Join us outside The Career Center for a barbecue, live music, games and giveaways! The Career Center staff will be available to discuss career services at Hofstra University as well as job and internship opportunities.
Wednesday, September 15 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The Career Center
Online Career Chat … Join Us!
We understand how busy you are and know for many of you how difficult it is to come to The Career Center to have your questions answered. We heard you and now we are coming to you! Visit hofstra.edu/career and join a Career Center counselor for an interactive chat on internships. Questions are encouraged!
Thursday, September 16 Noon hofstra.edu/career
Career Exploration Group Information Session
Are you a first-year student or sophomore and still undecided about what to major in? Would you like to know more about yourself and which careers would be a good fit for you? Do you need help taking the first steps in your career decision making? The Career Exploration Group is a great place to start! Come to this information session to learn about this exciting eight-week opportunity. On-site registration will be offered, and space is limited! This group will help you take the
essential first steps to a rewarding future!
Friday, September 17 1 p.m. The Career Center
Internship Orientation for English Majors/Minors
This workshop provides information about the benefits of an internship for English majors and minors. Topics discussed include when to take part in an internship, conducting a successful search, applying for an internship, and important resources to utilize.
Wednesday, September 22 Common Hour 202 Brower Hall
Peace Corps Information Session
Since 1961, the Peace Corps has shared with the world America’s most precious resource – its people. Peace Corps volunteers serve in 77 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Collaborating with local community members, volunteers work in areas such as education, youth outreach and community development, the environment, and information technology. Coming from all walks of life and representing the rich diversity of the American people, volunteers range in age from college students to retirees. Every Peace Corps
volunteer experience is different. From teaching English to elementary school children in Thailand to launching a computer learning center in Moldova, volunteers bring their skills and life experiences to where they are needed most. Peace Corps volunteers receive round-trip transportation overseas; a monthly living allowance; full medical/dental coverage; student loan deferment; 24 vacation days per year; and a $7,000+ readjustment allowance after completion of service.
Wednesday, September 29 Common Hour The Career Center
VOICE: Vision of Integration, Choice, and Equality presents “VOICE Day 2010:
Connecting to the Past ...Claiming the Present ... Reshaping the Future” VOICE Day 2010 is an opportunity for students and individuals with disabilities, parents, professionals, employers, and the local community to connect and celebrate diversity. The exposition will include a community fair of agencies and organizations, a film festival, workshops, disability history exhibits, special programming related to transition issues and advocacy, and creative arts performances. Admission to the event is free. For more information, visit hofstra.edu/voice, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (516) 463-5752.
Saturday, October 2 Noon-5 p.m. Multipurpose Room, Mack Student Center
Assess Yourself Series: SKILLS
Successful self-promotion in a job and internship search is essential. It is critical for students to know the full range of their skills and to be able to communicate their strengths effectively. This workshop helps students uncover their existing individual skills and others they wish to develop. Students learn how to strategically target their talents during the job search process through resumes, interviews, and other interaction with employers. SKILLS is the first of four workshops in the Assess Yourself Series this month. You may also be interested in VALUES, INTERESTS,
Wednesday, October 6 Common Hour The Career Center
Walt Disney Internship Information Session
Are you interested in interning with the largest name in entertainment – Disney? Join us for this fun and informative session to learn about the Disney College Program, and to find out if this is the right internship for you!
Wednesday, October 6 Common Hour 109 Roosevelt Hall
Professional Etiquette Dinner
Join us for a unique dining event with a three-course dinner and an interactive seminar facilitated by a certified protocol officer and business etiquette expert. You will learn how to conduct yourself on interviews and meetings in a dining atmosphere and learn proper networking etiquette. Attendees will be assigned to alumni-hosted tables and have the opportunity to network. There is a $10 refundable deposit that includes the seminar and gourmet three-course meal. Space is limited; R.S.V.P. early with payment to The Career Center to reserve your seat.
Wednesday, October 6 5:30-8:30 p.m. Hofstra University Club
Assess Yourself Series: VALUES
Defining what is important to you in your future work and lifestyle is essential when exploring possible careers. This workshop will help students gain insight into their values through interactive exercises and discussion. Students also learn how to keep their values in consideration during the job search process and why they are so important when deciding on a career path. VALUES is the second of four workshops in the Assess Yourself Series this month. You may also be interested in attending SKILLS, INTERESTS, and PERSONALITY.
Wednesday, October 13 Common Hour The Career Center
OUT in the Workplace
Please join The Career Center, Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs, The PRIDE Network and LGBT Studies Program for a panel discussion with employers who will share their experiences about being gay in the workplace. Students are invited to ask questions of the panel members in this casual, safe environment. There will be time for networking.
Thursday, October 14 7 p.m. Hofstra University Club
Online 101: Internet Job Search and Correspondence
Feeling overwhelmed by all of the “Monster” employment Web sites? Don’t know how to navigate efficiently for jobs and internships? This workshop presents the facts about the online world of career exploration. The best strategies for approaching an Internet career search will be discussed, as well as how to correctly apply online to job postings.
Monday, October 18 4 p.m. The Career Center
First-Year Resume Workshop
Yes, as a first-year student you should have a resume! Do not procrastinate on this important activity! If you understand the purpose of the resume and where it fits into the entry-level hiring process, you will see that it requires a great deal more thought and preparation than just compiling it during senior year. This resume workshop for first-year students covers the basics of how to write a resume and why it is important to have one, even though graduation is a few years away. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, October 19 7 p.m. 103E Netherlands Dining North
Internship Workshop: Interdisciplinary Opportunities
An interdisciplinary workshop geared toward English majors and minors interested in publishing, editorial, journalism, teaching and library internships, as well as students looking to earn liberal arts credit for their internship.
Wednesday, October 20 Common Hour 102 Brower Hall
Assess Yourself Series: INTERESTS
The activities and hobbies that have provided you with unique gratification are reflections of your interests. Understanding your personal interests can help identify your skills and values and focus on what ideas and pursuits keep you engaged – an important element in satisfying work. It is critical for students to identify their interests and to be able to integrate them in the career-planning process. This workshop helps students define their individual interests, both personal and academic, and discover areas in which they are most motivated to pursue a career. INTERESTS is the third of four workshops in the Assess Yourself Series this month. You may also be interested in attending SKILLS, VALUES, and PERSONALITY.
Wednesday, October 20 Common Hour The Career Center
Career Information Session:
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Would you like a career that provides job security and flexibility? Would you be interested in careers in the allied health profession that offer a great salary? Would you like to work in a dynamic, ever-changing field that also allows you to work in a variety of settings with a variety of individuals? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, come and join the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department for a fun and informative event about careers in audiology and speechlanguage pathology! You will have the opportunity to meet and hear from faculty, clinicians, current students in the program, and The Career Center. An exciting tour of the department facilities at the Saltzman Center will also be included! Lunch will be served.
Wednesday, October 20 Common Hour TBA
Assess Yourself Series: PERSONALITY
Your personality drives your energy and how you interact with the world around you. Success in a career, like everything in life, is driven by personality compatibility. This workshop helps students self-assess their personality utilizing the Myers-Briggs assessment. Students will learn to better understand themselves and how to apply what they’ve learned to a career path. PERSONALITY is the final of four workshops in the Assess Yourself Series this month.
Wednesday, October 27 Common Hour The Career Center
Quick Questions: English Majors/Minors Only
Stop in during Common Hour to have your resume or cover letter critiqued. Quick questions about career development are encouraged as well!
Wednesday, October 27 Common Hour 201 Mason Hall
Careers in the Federal Government
The federal government is hiring! With the growing need to attract top talent; an increase in the amount agencies are spending on student loan repayment, signing bonuses and relocation expenses; and unparalleled opportunities to pursue a wide array of career experiences, this is a great time to consider a career in the federal government. The government offers employment opportunities across the country and around the world, and is looking to attract students from all majors. This event is brought to you by Hofstra University in cooperation with The Partnership for Public Service. A representative from The Partnership’s Annenberg Speakers Bureau presents this program and offers advice on how to find and apply for a job or internship with a federal agency.
Friday, November 5 Noon 106 Breslin Hall
English Major/Minor Career Mixer
Join faculty, The Career Center, Hofstra alumni, and employers for this exciting event. Speakers discuss how they got started in their fields and how you can utilize your English degree in the professional world. All English majors and minors are encouraged to attend. This event is casual; refreshments will be served!
Tuesday, November 9 6:30 p.m. 246 East Library Wing
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