Planning on attending some or all of our Career Week offerings? Some events require registration, so sign up now by clicking on the flier below!
“You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.” —Arthur Plotnik
Do you collaborate often, read constantly, communicate effectively, manage multiple projects efficiently, and crave the chance to help quality work shine through the proverbial smoke? If so, a job as an editor might be for you. Hear about one English major’s career path to publishing and take away a few tips to increase your chances of landing an editorial position.
Presenter: Sarah Jubar ’08
Learn how to apply your love of international travel and discovery in your work. There are many outlets for international work, but knowing the ins and outs of international work can help you find the right fit. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.
Presented by Angela Shaeffer ’04
Learn what it takes to get a company started — the pitfalls and prep work, the financials and the connections required. There will plenty of time for questions and answers.
Presented by Brianna Bowling ’92
The nonprofit sector requires a number of particular skill sets that may not seem to mesh with other industries and occupations. However, by looking at those skills as malleable, transitioning from nonprofits to for-profits can be as easy as knowing how to market those skills.
Presented by Erin Hartz ’09
If you envision a career spent working towards a bottom line that is measured by social gains, then the non-profit sector is calling you. But the pressure is on to get a job. Welcome to the crossroads of your “real world” responsibilities and your “change-the-world” sensibilities. Though the challenge seems daunting, you can land an amazing job in the non-profit sector with the right strategy and techniques.
Presented by Kara Bundy ’02 & Emma Ravdin ’15
Looking for a job or internship? Trying to connect with alumnae/i? Want to explore your purpose? Career Week is your answer! The Career Development Office is excited to work with students and alumnae/i throughout events from February 15-19. All of these events are meant to help students and alumnae/i prepare for their immediate career needs, as well as life after Goucher. So take a look at the schedule, register for events, and mark your calendars. We’re ready to work hard and prepare you for what’s ahead, are you ready?
Monday, February 15
3:30-4:30pm- Batza Room- 7 Strange Questions: Figure Out Your Life’s Purpose
4:30-5:30pm-Batza Room- Your Personal Brand: Stand Out to Employers
- Do you have a resume already? Bring it to this presentation, resume critiques will be provided at the end.
Tuesday, February 16
3:30-4:30pm- Batza Room- Inside the Search: Top Job Search Strategies
4:30-5:30pm-Batza Room- Impress Employers: The Art of the Interview
Wednesday, February 17
1:30-3:30pm-ACE- Welcoming Uncertainty: A Wholehearted Approach to Your Job Search
- Presented in collaboration with ACE and Health and Counseling Services.
- Register at http://bit.ly/GCWelcomeUncertainty
3:30-4:30pm- Hyman Forum- Dress to Impress: Student Fashion Show
Thursday, February 18
10am-2pm- Julia Rogers- Practice Makes Perfect: Mock Interviews with Goucher Alumnae/i
- Register at http://bit.ly/GCMockInterviews
5-6:30pm-Buchner Hall- Grow Your Network: Speed Networking with Goucher Alums
- Register at http://bit.ly/GCSpeedNetwork
Friday, February 19
10am-2pm- Loyola University Maryland, Reitz Arena- Maryland Career Consortium Career Fair
- Click here for more information and to see a list of employers attending.
- Need a ride to the fair? Goucher will be running a shuttle at 9:30am and 12pm. Registration is required! http://bit.ly/MCC-Shuttle
- Not certain the shuttle times work for you? The Collegetown shuttle will take you to the fair as well!
Show us your best work, internship, and interview attire! Submit your photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram tagging @CDOGoucher and using #GCDressforSuccess. Photos submitted will be entered to win $50 Macy’s gift card!
Have you checked out the events for Grad School 101 next week? Don’t forget to register for select events! Click on the tab above for “Grad School 101” for the full list of events.
Getting your career started or making a change to a new career can be a daunting task, but all Goucher grads have an ace up their sleeve: a liberal arts degree. Learn the strengths of the liberal arts background and how to sell that to your benefit. Set yourself up to beat the competition and find out how you can stick out above the crowd. Moving from college to work or from industry to industry can be challenging, but many of your skills are transferable.
Presented by the CDO featuring Kyle Williams ’12.
Join the Career Development Office October 26-28, 2015 for a variety of events designed to help you prepare for graduate school. From GRE Prep to hearing from experts in the field, there’s an event for anyone considering graduate school as an option after college. We’re especially excited about inviting back so many alumni to participate in events throughout the week. Make sure to check out Stand Out Above the Rest if you want to meet with alums studying in a variety of fields. Registration is required for some events, but all are welcome to attend.
Write Your Story, 10/26, 4:30pm & 5:30pm, Ath 111
The Writing Center and the CDO will give you the tools needed to write your best personal statement. Have your personal statement reviewed at 5:30pm.
GRE Prep, 10/27, 5pm, Ath 111
Presented by Kaplan– learn about the GRE and tactics to help you ace it!
Coffee Chat: Pre-Law, 10/27, 6pm, CDO (VM117)
Meet with Steve Batoff of Batoff Associates to learn about various areas of law and applying to law school.
Psych Panel, 10/27, 7pm, Kelly Lecture Hall
Hear about local psych grad programs from Goucher alums.
The Right Fit, 10/28, 4:30pm, JR128
Choosing the right graduate school can be difficult. Learn how to approach the process from Brenda Grove, Director of College Outreach at Villanova University.
Stand Out Above the Rest, 10/28, 5:30pm, Buchner
Learn how to be a more competitive graduate school applicant from a panel of graduate school admissions counselors and Goucher alums who have or are currently attending graduate school.