• Fall 2014 Workshops and Events

    Workshop and Events

    Workshops and events are open to all students and alumni.


    Please note that while rare, all workshops are subject to cancellation without notice due to unforeseen events. If you plan to come to a workshop Career Services advises that you call our office at 732-571-3471 to confirm your attendance.

    September | October | November | December

  • September

  • October

    Monday, October 27, 2014 , 2 - 3 p.m.

    Small Mistakes, Big Consequences: How the Little Things Count in Your Job Search

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Sometimes job seekers make seemingly small errors when looking for employment that can cost them a sought after interview or even a job offer. This workshop will review some common (and often overlooked) mistakes job seekers should avoid to stay competitive.


    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 , 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    What is Service Learning and How Can it Help You Succeed?

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Service Learning, which combines community service with academic learning, is a great way to get experience in the work world while using your knowledge and skills to help the community. Community agencies offer flexibility, a creative environment, and enthusiastic support. Find out which nonprofits are looking for interns and which one is right for you.


    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 , 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

    What Employers Look For...

    Presented by Jeff Mass

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Learn what employers are looking for in each of the following categories:

    • Cover Letter/Resume
    • Candidate Traits
    • Interview


    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 , 12 - 1 p.m.

    Resume 101: The Perfect Resume

    Presented by Nancy Gallo

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    A resume is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. A good resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume needed to get you noticed.


    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 , 5 - 6 p.m.

    Career Roundtable for Graduate Students and Alumni

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Bring your questions, concerns and comments to this first of its kind workshop at Career Services. Graduate students and alumni have different challenges in the workforce and in their career development than traditional undergraduates. There is no formal agenda to be followed here; participants are free to bring any topic for discussion to the table, and all participants are encouraged to weigh in with their own experiences and thoughts. No career topic is off-limits!


    Thursday, October 30, 2014 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    What You Need to Know About the Online Job Application Process

    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Did you ever wonder what happens to your job application once you hit the “send” button and it goes into cyberspace? This session will provide an overview and understanding of the applicant tracking systems (ATS) that filter your online job application. Learn tips that will ensure your application has the best possibility of reaching the recruiter and getting you the interview.


  • November

    Monday, November 03, 2014 , 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    “Why Should I Hire You?” A guide to answering the toughest interview questions

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    This workshop will provide advice for responding to some of the most challenging interview questions a job seeker is likely to encounter. Don’t be intimidated by tough questions; learn how to answer them and score points in your interview. Students are encouraged to bring a list of their own interview questions for review.


    Tuesday, November 04, 2014 , 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Ex Ed 101

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    In addition to being a requirement, Ex Ed provides career-related experience for undergraduate students. Ex Ed helps you to build your resume, establish contacts in the field, and improve your knowledge and skills. This workshop will focus on the importance of Ex Ed and finding the right placement to complement your major and your career goals.


    Wednesday, November 05, 2014 , 12:30 - 4 p.m.

    Network 2014 Fall Career Day

    The MAC

    Career Services sponsors the fall career day every November. Each year local, regional, and national employers attend this event for the purpose of meeting with students and alumni to discuss career opportunities. Corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations are always present. Bring plenty of resumes and dress for success.


    Thursday, November 06, 2014 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    Resume 101: The Perfect Resume

    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    A resume is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. A good resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume needed to get you noticed.


    Monday, November 10, 2014 , 2 - 3 p.m.

    Small Mistakes, Big Consequences: How the Little Things Count in Your Job Search

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Sometimes job seekers make seemingly small errors when looking for employment that can cost them a sought after interview or even a job offer. This workshop will review some common (and often overlooked) mistakes job seekers should avoid to stay competitive.


    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 , 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    What is Service Learning and How Can it Help You Succeed?

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Service Learning, which combines community service with academic learning, is a great way to get experience in the work world while using your knowledge and skills to help the community. Community agencies offer flexibility, a creative environment, and enthusiastic support. Find out which nonprofits are looking for interns and which one is right for you.


    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 , 12 - 1 p.m.

    Resume 101: The Perfect Resume

    Presented by Nancy Gallo

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    A resume is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. A good resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume needed to get you noticed.


    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 , 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

    What Employers Look For...

    Presented by Jeff Mass

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Learn what employers are looking for in each of the following categories:

    • Cover Letter/Resume
    • Candidate Traits
    • Interview


    Thursday, November 13, 2014 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    What You Need to Know About the Online Job Application Process

    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Did you ever wonder what happens to your job application once you hit the “send” button and it goes into cyberspace? This session will provide an overview and understanding of the applicant tracking systems (ATS) that filter your online job application. Learn tips that will ensure your application has the best possibility of reaching the recruiter and getting you the interview.


    Monday, November 17, 2014 , 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    “Why Should I Hire You?” A guide to answering the toughest interview questions

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    This workshop will provide advice for responding to some of the most challenging interview questions a job seeker is likely to encounter. Don’t be intimidated by tough questions; learn how to answer them and score points in your interview. Students are encouraged to bring a list of their own interview questions for review.


    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 , 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Ex Ed 101

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    In addition to being a requirement, Ex Ed provides career-related experience for undergraduate students. Ex Ed helps you to build your resume, establish contacts in the field, and improve your knowledge and skills. This workshop will focus on the importance of Ex Ed and finding the right placement to complement your major and your career goals.


    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 , 12 - 1 p.m.

    Interview Tips: Strategies to Succeed

    Presented by Nancy Gallo

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Your resume landed you the interview, now you need to land the job. Your interview skills will make or break the job offer. Learn how to prep for your interview, including what to wear, how to handle the tough questions and avoid common slip-ups. Learn how to present yourself as the best candidate for the job. Increase your chances for success; you can’t afford not to have the necessary competitive interview skills.


    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    LinkedIn 101

    Presented by Jeff Mass

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    LinkedIn is a professional social network and job search tool that has grown to over 100 million members since 2003. It can be an effective instrument in building your professional network. This workshop will cover the following topics: profile setup, creating your network, introductions, recommendations, people search, and job postings.


    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 , 5 - 6 p.m.

    Career Roundtable for Graduate Students and Alumni

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Bring your questions, concerns and comments to this first of its kind workshop at Career Services. Graduate students and alumni have different challenges in the workforce and in their career development than traditional undergraduates. There is no formal agenda to be followed here; participants are free to bring any topic for discussion to the table, and all participants are encouraged to weigh in with their own experiences and thoughts. No career topic is off-limits!


    Thursday, November 20, 2014 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    Resume 101: The Perfect Resume

    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    A resume is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. A good resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume needed to get you noticed.


    Monday, November 24, 2014 , 2 - 3 p.m.

    Small Mistakes, Big Consequences: How the Little Things Count in Your Job Search

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Sometimes job seekers make seemingly small errors when looking for employment that can cost them a sought after interview or even a job offer. This workshop will review some common (and often overlooked) mistakes job seekers should avoid to stay competitive.


    Tuesday, November 25, 2014 , 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    What is Service Learning and How Can it Help You Succeed?

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Service Learning, which combines community service with academic learning, is a great way to get experience in the work world while using your knowledge and skills to help the community. Community agencies offer flexibility, a creative environment, and enthusiastic support. Find out which nonprofits are looking for interns and which one is right for you.


    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 , 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

    What Employers Look For...

    Presented by Jeff Mass

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Learn what employers are looking for in each of the following categories:

    • Cover Letter/Resume
    • Candidate Traits
    • Interview


  • December

    Monday, December 01, 2014 , 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    “Why Should I Hire You?” A guide to answering the toughest interview questions

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    This workshop will provide advice for responding to some of the most challenging interview questions a job seeker is likely to encounter. Don’t be intimidated by tough questions; learn how to answer them and score points in your interview. Students are encouraged to bring a list of their own interview questions for review.


    Tuesday, December 02, 2014 , 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Ex Ed 101

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    In addition to being a requirement, Ex Ed provides career-related experience for undergraduate students. Ex Ed helps you to build your resume, establish contacts in the field, and improve your knowledge and skills. This workshop will focus on the importance of Ex Ed and finding the right placement to complement your major and your career goals.


    Wednesday, December 03, 2014 , 12 - 1 p.m.

    Interview Tips: Strategies to Succeed

    Presented by Nancy Gallo

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Your resume landed you the interview, now you need to land the job. Your interview skills will make or break the job offer. Learn how to prep for your interview, including what to wear, how to handle the tough questions and avoid common slip-ups. Learn how to present yourself as the best candidate for the job. Increase your chances for success; you can’t afford not to have the necessary competitive interview skills.


    Wednesday, December 03, 2014 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    LinkedIn 101

    Presented by Jeff Mass

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    LinkedIn is a professional social network and job search tool that has grown to over 100 million members since 2003. It can be an effective instrument in building your professional network. This workshop will cover the following topics: profile setup, creating your network, introductions, recommendations, people search, and job postings.


    Thursday, December 04, 2014 , 12 - 1 p.m.

    Resume 101: The Perfect Resume

    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    A resume is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. A good resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume needed to get you noticed.


    Monday, December 08, 2014 , 2 - 3 p.m.

    Small Mistakes, Big Consequences: How the Little Things Count in Your Job Search

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Sometimes job seekers make seemingly small errors when looking for employment that can cost them a sought after interview or even a job offer. This workshop will review some common (and often overlooked) mistakes job seekers should avoid to stay competitive.


    Tuesday, December 09, 2014 , 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    What is Service Learning and How Can it Help You Succeed?

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Service Learning, which combines community service with academic learning, is a great way to get experience in the work world while using your knowledge and skills to help the community. Community agencies offer flexibility, a creative environment, and enthusiastic support. Find out which nonprofits are looking for interns and which one is right for you.


    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 , 12 - 1 p.m.

    Resume 101: The Perfect Resume

    Presented by Nancy Gallo

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    A resume is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. A good resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume needed to get you noticed.


    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 , 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

    What Employers Look For...

    Presented by Jeff Mass

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Learn what employers are looking for in each of the following categories:

    • Cover Letter/Resume
    • Candidate Traits
    • Interview


    Thursday, December 11, 2014 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    What You Need to Know About the Online Job Application Process

    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Did you ever wonder what happens to your job application once you hit the “send” button and it goes into cyberspace? This session will provide an overview and understanding of the applicant tracking systems (ATS) that filter your online job application. Learn tips that will ensure your application has the best possibility of reaching the recruiter and getting you the interview.