Fall 2013 Program Calendar of Events
All students are welcomed to attend any event listed below.
Freshman Career Compass
“What I Wish I Knew As A Freshmen"
A Special Presentation by Anthony Lewitt, IBM Software Group Program Director
This is an informal session sharing best practices pulled together from College Recruiters, designed to help you in thinking about your time at college in preparation for the next step -- a career! This information is not specific to any major or curriculum. You will learn practical ideas on how to become a better qualified candidate upon graduation - to get you to the front of the line! And, just by attending this session as a Freshman or Sophomore student -- you are already ahead of the game.
Date: 9/23 | Time: 6pm | Location: DCC 337
Career Center 101
Learn about what the CCPD has to offer you as a freshman! Plus get tips on FOCUS2, our online personality and careers assessment and JobLink, our job-posting system that is only available to RPI students. Same presentation at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.
Date: 9/30 | Time: 5pm, 6pm & 7pm | Location: RU 3602
Professionalism in the Classroom: Networking with Faculty and Building Your Resume
Building relationships early on with faculty can help when looking for references, research or additional opportunities.
Date: 10/21 | Time: Faculty Speaker, Frank Wright from the Lally School of Management and Technology, 5 6 pm; Resume Workshop 6 7 pm; Critiques 7 8 pm | Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Experience Matters!: The Search for Co-ops & Internships
Learn about the Cooperative Education program at RPI, plus job search tips to land summer employment. The same presentation will be given at 5pm, 6pm & 7pm.
Date: 11/18 | Time: 5pm, 6pm & 7pm | Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Sophomore Career Experience
Learn the fundamentals of constructing a college-level resume.
Date: 8/29 | Time: 3pm | Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Date: 9/3 | Time: 10am | Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Career Prep 101
A 1-hour presentation by our SCE sponsors. Topics presented by our sponsors will be an overview to the year’s programs. The same presentation will be offered at both 4 & 7 pm. Between the workshops, we will be hosting resume critiquing, LinkedIn Photo Booth and information booths. Light food and refreshments will be served.
Program will be presented by ExxonMobil, FactSet, GE, Hasbro, Johnson & Johnson, US Navy Nuclear Program and the Center for Career and Professional Development.
Date: 9/4 | Time: 4pm and 7pm | Location: DCC 308
Phone screens? Behavioral versus technical interviews? It's a tight job market, and being successful in your interviews is essential. If you've ever wondered how to best prepare for these interviews or what to anticipate during them, this is the workshop for you. SCE sponsors will show you how to ACE the interview!
Date: 9/18 | Time: 5pm | Location: DCC 308
Junior Pathways to Purpose
Experience Matters Panel
Experience can come in many forms: internships, co-ops, research, volunteering or summer jobs. Hear from current co-op students about highlighting these experiences that can make you stand out in any job search!
Date: 9/16 | Time: 5pm | NEW Location: BRAY HALL
Professional Schools & the Co-terminal Program
Join this panel event consisting of local college representatives that will help you understand the graduate school process and answer any questions you might have! The panel will consist of professional school admissions representatives, plus RPI's Co-Terminal program.
Date: 10/17 | Time: 6pm | Location: RU 3202's
Senior Year: From Sweats to Suits
Surviving Senior Year
What do I want to do with my life? When should I start looking for a job? Where can I uncover job leads? Should I go to graduate school? Don’t miss the important tips you will need to know in order to successfully navigate through your senior year and find out the answers to these questions and more!
Date: 9/17 | Time: 2pm | Location: RU 3202
Presented by Will Fahey, Manager of Professional and Organizational Development at RPI and member of the RPI chapter of Toastmasters and by Lisa Giruzzi, Author of the bestseller "42 Rules for Creating WE".
Whether it’s for school presentations or interviews, public speaking is a crucial skill in many areas of your life. This workshop will help you understand the fundamentals of persuasive public speaking as well as improve your communication style.
Date: 10/24 | Time: 5pm | Location: RU 3606
Tips for Winter Break
Learn how to make the most of your winter break and be better prepared for the world of work.
Date: 11/21 | Time: 5pm | Location: RU 3606
View from the Other Side
Presented by David Gentes, MIT Lincoln Labs
Have you ever wondered what happens to a resume once it is submitted to an online system? This program will take some of the mystery out of the on-line process that seems like a black hole to candidates. You’ll also get resume writing tips and successful application strategy and insight to help you in your job search.
Date: 8/21 | Time: 1pm | Location: City Station East Conference Room
MIT will be available for brief resume critiques.
Due to the volume and time it takes to thoroughly go over a PhD level resume, pre-registration is highly encouraged to guarantee a visit. Wait times may be very long if not registered. Contact Meaghan Johnson at email@example.com to reserve a time.
Date: 9/18 | Time: 1-4pm | Location: City Station East Conference Room
Co-op Informational Meeting
Co-op can make a difference in finding a job after graduation. Hear about co-op, how the program works and how to get involved.
Date: 9/5 | Time: 3pm | Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Date: 9/13 | Time: 11am | Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Never Let Them See You Sweat, Part 1
Presented by Dr. Keith Anderson, RPI Counseling Center.
This two-part program is designed to help students cope with the anxiety that often accompanies interview situations. Session one: We will discuss the common symptoms of anxiety and learn how these symptoms develop in a variety of social situations including public speaking, social events, and job interviews. We will also discuss some of the causes for these symptoms in these situations.
Co-op Welcome Back Party
We’re having a get-together for all co-op students!! If you are returning to campus after a semester or more away, join us in a conversation about your co-op and your transition back to classes. We’ll share a few stories, have good food, and fun! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by M, September 9.
Date: 9/12 | Time: 3:30-5pm | Location: Mother's
Ready? Set? Career Fair!
Learn how to effectively present yourself to employers and how to work the room during the upcoming Career Fair on Sept 27th and 28th. Recommended for all students, all majors, looking for success at the career fair.
Date: 9/17 | Time: 6pm | Location: CII 3051
Never Let Them See You Sweat, Part 2
Presented by Dr. Keith Anderson, RPI Counseling Center.
In this session we will discuss some strategies for reducing anxiety in all social situations, specifically we will focus on reducing the anxiety that often occurs during a job interview. We will explore the use of various forms of relaxation training and the instructor will lead the group through a relaxation exercise that can be used before an interview situation. Resources for other forms of relaxation training will also be provided.
An interview can be like a game show; did I answer the question correctly? Will I make it to the next round? Watch a game show, in action! Employers will ask student contestants questions that they use in their actual interviews. See how behavioral interviews can be different from technical interviews; tips on answering questions; advice on how to make your answer stand out, and more!
Date: 9/18 | Time: 7pm | Location: DCC 308
International Students Working in the USA
A special seminar for those who don’t have US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status. Securing employment in the United States will be explored. Recommended for all international students.
Date: 9/19 | Time: 5-7:30pm | Location: Academy Hall Auditorium
Alum 101 Speaker Series - LinkedIn
This is an event for Juniors and Seniors only.
Wish you knew more about how to use LinkedIn and maximize your presence on there for employers? Learn all of the ins and outs of LinkedIn from Michael O'Neill '11, social media manager for the Office of Alumni Relations. This hands-on program will teach you how to complete your profile, network with alumni, find connections in specific industries and/or companies, use groups, and so much more.
Date: 9/19 | Time: 6pm | Location: Heffner Alumni House
Engineers in the 21st Century - an Alumni's Perspective
Presented by Bret Greenstein, IBM Software Group Vice President, Complex and Embedded Systems
Mr. Greenstein graduated from RPI in 1988, with BS Electrical Engineering and MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering. During his 25 years+ with IBM, he has worked in IBM's hardware/manufacturing division, software division, consulting division, and IT delivery division, as well as corporate roles in IBM strategy, marketing, and their CIO office -- and was on assignment in China from 2008-2012.
Date: 9/25 | Time: 5pm | Location: DCC 324
Teach. Volunteer. Serve.
Meet organizations that host a range of volunteer experiences.
Date: 10/10 | Time: 1-4pm | Location: DCC Great Hall
Employers and counselors will be available for quick resume critiques.
Dates: 9/19 through 9/26| Time: 1-3pm | Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Resumania on the Road
Counselors will be available for quick resume critiques.
Off Campus Students
Date: 8/28 | Time: 3-5pm | Location: RU 2424
Date: 9/9 | Time: 6-8pm | Location: North Common Space
Date: 9/10 | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Colonie A Kitchen
Date: 9/12| Time: 6-8pm | Location: RAHP's Lounge
Date: 9/12| Time: 6-8pm | Location: Conference Room
Date: 9/16| Time: 6-8pm | Location: Floor 2 Lounge
Date: 10/15| Time: 6-8pm | Location: Warren Lounge
Date: 10/23| Time: 6-8pm | Location: Second Floor
Road to Graduate School
Tests and Personal Statements
A good personal statement can unlock the Graduate School Door -- a poorly written one will lock it up. Come learn what makes a personal statement effective, plus inside tips on the changes to the GRE.
Date: 10/7 | Time: 2pm | Location: RU3202
A TLA's Journey
A panel of RPI Teaching Learning Assistants will share their experiences in choosing a graduate school. TLA's will discuss topics such as their research, interviews and funding.
Date: 10/23 | Time: 6pm | Location: RU3202
On the Go Workshops
Resume: How to build and create your resume
Date: 9/6 | Time: 1pm | Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Date: 9/16 | Time: 11am | Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Cover Letter: Steps on how to create a cover letter.
Date: 9/9 | Time: 4pm | Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Date: 9/19 | Time: 10am | Location: CCPD, DCC 209
JobLink: Learn how to utilize this tool for your job search and how to submit resumes for On-Campus Recruiting positions, open jobs and much more.
Date: 9/10 | Time: 4pm | Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Date: 9/20 | Time: 12pm | Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Netiquette: Workshop on the professional way to network, email and interact with potential employers.
Date: 9/26 | Time: 10am| Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Date: 10/4 | Time: 3pm| Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Interview: Basic interview skills covering phone, technical and behavioral.
Date: 10/1 | Time: 3pm| Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Date: 10/11 | Time: 10am| Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Co-op Program: Workshop covering the Cooperative Education program at RPI.
Date: 10/2 | Time: 4pm| Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Date: 10/10 | Time: 11am| Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Job Search: Basic strategies to use in a job search and tips on resources to find the opportunities.
Date: 10/3 | Time: 11am| Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Date: 10/16 | Time: 4pm| Location: CCPD, DCC 209
LinkedIn 101: Learn how to create a profile, information to include and how it can be used for job searches, networking and keeping up with the conversation happening in your industry.
Date: 10/18 | Time: 12pm| Location: CCPD, DCC 209
Date: 10/29 | Time: 4pm| Location: CCPD, DCC 209