Harpur College Professional Development Series

Graduate Professional Development Series

The Harpur Graduate Student Professional Development Series is aimed at empowering Harpur College graduate students to augment their professionalism in preparation for post-graduation employment. Sessions will focus on preparing students to navigate the job search process for positions in diverse industries, the nonprofit sector, as well as within academia.

2020 Spring Semester Events:

  • Navigating The Job Search Process

    Navigating The Job Search Process:

    (This event has already passed)

    Objectives:

    • Utilize resources that aid in career exploration and identifying job postings
    • Assess and leverage your skills to demonstrate your strengths to employers
    • Learn timeline and materials needed for typical job searches
    • Gain awareness of how employers view the job search process
    • Understand tools an applicant will need to succeed

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  • Cultivating Your Personal Brand & Online Presence

    Cultivating Your Personal Brand & Online Presence:

    Friday, February 14
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Learning Studio (LN -1324C)

    Objectives:

    • Develop your personal brand
    • Understand the importance of having an online professional presence
    • Learn how to leverage platforms such as LinkedIn, Versatile PhD, Facebook, Twitter, Academia.edu and more
    • Gain exposure to strategies to monitor and manage public persona

    Downloadable Materials:

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  • Creating An Eye-catching Resume/CV

    Creating An Eye-catching Resume/CV:

    Friday, February 21
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Learning Studio (LN -1324C)

    Objectives:

    • Utilize online resources that assist with resume/CV development and provide feedback on resume/CV content and format
    • Create a document that emphasizes your skills and relevant experiences to potential employers
    • Describe your skills and accomplishments in a compelling and impactful way
    • Draft a resume/CV with a clear, easy to follow format
    • Make decisions about when to apply with a CV or a resume

    *Please bring a laptop or tablet to this session.

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  • Writing A Successful Cover Letter

    Writing A Successful Cover Letter:

    Friday, March 13
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Learning Studio (LN -1324C)

    Objectives:

    • Understand the role of cover letters in the application process
    • Draft a compelling cover letter that addresses the qualifications communicated in the job posting
    • Learn how to provide evidence of your skills and fit for the organization/position

    *Assistant Professor Jessie Reeder will participate in the discussion of cover letters for the academic job search.

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  • All About Interviews - Process & Etiquette

    All About Interviews - Process & Etiquette:

    Friday, March 20
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Learning Studio (LN -1324C)

    Objectives:

    • Learn about the interview process and timeline
    • Discuss best practices for following up at various stages of the interview process
    • Gain resources to prepare for distance and in-person interviewing
    • Become versed in interview etiquette expected throughout the interviewing process

    *Assistant Professor Bridget Whearty will participate in the discussion of interview for the academic job search.

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  • All About Interviews - Good Answers To Tough Questions

    All About Interviews - Good Answers To Tough Questions:

    Friday, March 27
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Learning Studio (LN -1324C)

    Objectives:

    • Gain insight into answering common interview questions such as; tell me about yourself, why this job/employer and what are your strengths/weaknesses?
    • Learn how to develop engaging questions for interviewers
    • Practice techniques to minimize stress during the interview process

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  • Evaluating Offers & Negotiating

    Evaluating Job Offers & Negotiating:

    Friday, April 17
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Learning Studio (LN -1324C)

    Objectives:

    • Understand how to assess and prioritize offers
    • Learn timing of and best practices for negotiations
    • Gain insight on “getting to yes”

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For more information about these or any upcoming events please email Erin Cody, Harpur Edge Director at erin.cody@binghamton.edu.

The Graduate Professional Development Series is sponsored by; Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, Harpur Edge, The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, The Center for Learning and Teaching, Graduate Community of Scholars.