Imagine you see a job opening but the proper format of a business letter slips your mind. Or worse, how can you decide which items on your resume are still relevant? USciences’ Career Services can answer such questions, and many more, through events which cater to students in need of professional development and job-search skills. The Etiquette Series—already underway—supplements the many other events planned for the remainder of the semester.
The series, which aims to promote and enhance professionalism and professional development, will help students learn the proper approach to networking and interviewing situations. It makes the possibly overwhelming task of interacting with potential employers seem feasible, even stress-free.
On Feb. 7, the Business Communication Etiquette Presentation kicked-off the series and welcomed two outside speakers. Brian Corvino, COO of PharmaStrat and Jaime Marks Corvino, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Division manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, offered suggestions for communicating with employers, colleagues and alumni in a professional setting. They also answered any questions asked by the 40 students in attendance.
The fashion show, a newly revived event for Career Services, took place in Wilson Dining Hall on Feb. 23 during lunchtime. Co-sponsors Alpha Sigma Tau and Delta Phi Epsilon—with male participants from Phi Kappa Psi—clad themselves in business professional and business casual styles. University staff also helped to showcase guises of the business professional. From casual to formal, the fashion show taught anyone who watched how to dress for success.
So USciences students can look like a professional, but can they eat like one? Without proper training, who really knows which fork to save to use during dessert? The Etiquette Dinner, which is the last chance to participate in the series, will be on March 27 at 6 p.m. Presenter Ann Marie Sabbath will take students through a full dinner where she’ll provide detailed instruction on how to eat each course of the meal. The dinner is co-sponsored by Career Services and the Office of Meetings and Events. Interested students can RSVP via email to email@example.com.
In addition to the Etiquette Series, Career Services encourages students to participate in upcoming events and resources:
· Kaplan Online Practice Tests: Throughout March, prepare for the GRE’s, MCAT’s, or LSAT’s through online practice tests available any time of day. Tests that feature a live presenter can also be scheduled through a link on http://www.facebook.com/uscicareers.
· Recruiting for Devils Advocates Mentoring Program: Recruiting for the 2012-2013 academic year will take place in March. Interested students should reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the application process.
· Office of Personnel Management Seminar: Students can get information about the federal job search at this event in April. Check the Campus Update for the date, when confirmed.
· Campus to Careers Series: This series in April will assist students in the areas of resume and cover letter writing, organizational dynamics, professionalism, and interviewing.
For more information, visit http://www.usciences.edu/lifeAtUsp/careerservices.