Career Workshops and Seminars

  • Experts provide workshops on resume writing, interviewing, business etiquette, job search strategies, etc to learners.
  • Industry or academia representatives give job search and opportunities related seminars to learners.
  • Mock Interviews
  • Campus Recruiting
    Learners submit their resume, and sign up for interviews for career development positions at MSM and elsewhere.

Upcoming Workshops

January

  • The Physician Scientist (MD/PhD) Career Path  

    January 5, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    Most people don’t realize they can get medical school completely paid for AND receive a monthly stipend. This session is targeted to Post-Bacc and master’s students who are considering Medical School. It will discuss the process of getting into a combined MD and PhD program and the career benefits that follow.

    Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/94711250603

  • Resume, CV, and Cover Letter Tips and Tools

    January 20, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    Market yourself and gain an edge in today's job market by learning how to write an effective resume and cover letter. We will discuss components of a resume, potential ways to improve your resume and cover letter; go over proper formatting of resumes; determining what content to include and what to leave out; writing effective accomplishment statements; and cover letters format.

    Zoom linkhttps://zoom.us/j/91971082591 

  • What to do with my PhD… Academia, Research or Industry

    January 27, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    This session will focus on being able to successfully transition between academia, research, and industry. Participants will receive a myriad of options available to M.S. and PhD degree holders and how to weigh out the pros and cons of each.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93202088735

February 

March

April

  • Mastering the Online Interview

    April 14, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    Just landed the interview of your dreams? Awesome. Now, we’re here to help you out and make sure you score that great job, too. Before your next interview, brush up on interviewing basics, learn how to research a company and put together a strategic prep plan, and learn smart ways to handle any question or scenario thrown your way.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97752088939

  • The Role of a Mentor and Sponsor in Your Career Advancement

    April 28, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    No one in leadership got to their position alone. Participants will gain an understanding of why mentors and sponsors are needed, characteristics of both, and practical tips on how to request for mentorship and sponsorship.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94041888986

May

  • Navigating Tough Conversations in the Workplace

    May 5, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    Tough conversations can’t be avoided, especially in the workplace. Students will leave this session with tips to minimize conflict, approach difficult conversations, and be strategic in follow up communications with a boss, colleagues, or direct reports.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93901485167

  • Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn

    May 13, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    This session is designed for those looking to move to the next level in their career. Build a professional brand story and learn what makes a sellable profile. Whether you are looking to move up, pivot your focus, or find the right next role, build a professional story that helps you stand out. You’ll learn and apply best practices to enhance your LinkedIn profile for increased searchability, reach, and overall impact of your professional brand.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99268856308

June

  • Resume / CV Critique

    June 15, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    This session is designed to provide you with valuable feedback and suggestions to make your resume and CV stand out in a competitive, ever-changing job market.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98257449787

  • Is the PhD for me? How can I master my Master’s?

    June 30, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    The path to the PhD can be stressful and sometimes is not necessary for your career goals. This session will review the statistics and math behind understanding if the struggle is worth the benefit. Career options and additional degrees/certifications will also be discussed.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96248490448

July

  • Your First 90 Days on the Job

    July 8, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    You have just landed your perfect job! Now what? The first 90 days are critical. Research indicates that an individual’s success or failure in a new job can often be predicated within the first few months of employment. Having a well-defined approach can put you in a strong position to excel.  This workshop will examine techniques and strategies to assist you in establishing a strong foundation during your first few months on the job.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91884819246

  • Building the Business Case for a Raise and Promotion

    July 28, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    You work hard, never miss deadlines, spend more time on your job than your coworkers, but why is it that you have not received a raise and promotion? Working hard is not enough. You have to showcase the value you add to your organization. This will be a practical session discussing how to build a business case to advocate for a raise and/or promotion.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96707064514

August

  • Discovering the Leader in You

    August 31, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    Whether you see yourself as an experienced leader or as someone seeking ways to build and develop your leadership style, this workshop provides an opportunity to share and learn foundational leadership techniques. You will explore the key characteristics recognized as essential for leaders; examine the differences between leaders and managers; and review ways to acquire leadership power.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93240335996

September

  • Post COVID Career Search Strategies

    September 22, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    Whether you see yourself as an experienced leader or as someone seeking ways to build and develop your leadership style, this workshop provides an opportunity to share and learn foundational leadership techniques. You will explore the key characteristics recognized as essential for leaders; examine the differences between leaders and managers; and review ways to acquire leadership power.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99561136838

October

  • Get that Job! Resume, CV and Cover Letter Tips and Tools

    October 13, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    Marketing yourself properly provides an edge in today’s highly competitive job market. Your resume, cv, and/or cover letter determine to a large degree, whether you gain an opportunity to present yourself as a candidate for employment. We will discuss the components of resumes and cv’s, proper formatting, differences between a resume and cv, and outline what an effective cover letter looks like.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95904478240

  • What’s the Fuss About? Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace – Why it’s Important and What it Means to You

    October 19, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    There is considerable buzz and conversation on social media and in the news about Diversity and Inclusion initiatives within organizations.  This workshop will help you understand the differences between diversity and inclusion and how diversity initiatives impact organizational culture, work environment, and career opportunities.  You will also be introduced to concepts such as cultural competency, unconscious/implicit bias, and workplace sensitivity among others.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99785324692

  • Mastering the Online Interview

    October 21, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    You just landed the interview of your dreams.  Congratulations! Virtual interviewing has become the primary means through which employers screen, interview, and select candidates for open positions. We are here to help you nail your interview and get that job offer. Join us to brush up on interview basics, how to research potential employers, and how to handle almost any question or scenario that comes your way.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92830112799

  • Listen Up! Effective Communication and Presentation Skills

    October 26, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    Communicating effectively is essential in developing and improving your personal and professional relationships.  In addition, at some point in your career, you will likely be asked to present to a group or a team. This workshop will focus on specific tips to help improve your communication and presentation skills; to include listening skills, verbal and non-verbal communication and how to prepare for and effectively deliver information to your audience.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92435480487

November

  • How to Tell the World Who You Are - Developing your Personal Brand

    November 10, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    Do you have a personal brand? No?  Yes? What does your brand say about you? Regardless of whether you are seeking employment, a promotion, or looking for ways to grow your name recognition, developing and maintaining a strong personal brand is essential to your success.  This workshop will help you identify the elements of a successful personal brand, create a powerful personal branding statement, and outline specific steps you can take to develop a strong personal brand.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97159615893 

  • How to Bounce Back from Disappointment, Failure, and Rejection

    November 17, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    Resilience is what helps people recover from setbacks.  It is typically defined as the capacity to withstand and recover from adversity.   This workshop will identify why developing resilience is important, common attributes of resilient people and offer specific ways to build your resilience.

    “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98338958256

December

  • Maximizing Your LinkedIn Presence and Profile

    December 8, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    This workshop is designed for those seeking to advance their career; connect with professionals and influencers; and expand their network utilizing the power of LinkedIn. Best practices and specific strategies to develop and enhance your unique profile for optimum searchability, reach, and overall impact will be shared. This will be an interactive experience so come prepared to share your unique profile for real time review, feedback, and recommendations.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96323295214

  • Building Great Relationships – Networking with a Purpose

    December 9, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

    Successful leaders have cultivated the art of developing, nurturing and sustaining meaningful connections with numerous individuals of varying backgrounds, experiences, interests and careers.  How did they accomplish this?  This workshop will focus on how you can build, develop and sustain your network with intention, focus and time. Topics covered include virtual networking, establishing meaningful connections, sustaining your connections and some surprising statistics on networking in 2021.

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94122703560

 

Please send an email to request a virtual appointment with the Office of Career Connections: desmith@msm.edu 
For additional career resources, please view our Databases and Resources