Alumni Career Services Webinar Series



Alumni Career Services Webinar Series

The 2014 Alumni Career Services Webinar Series features professionals with expertise on various career and professional development topics, ranging from preparing your job search materials to improving your networking skills and everything in between. See below for a complete listing of the seminars, as well as information on the speakers, dates, and times. If you have any questions about the below scheduled webinar series, please call (212) 854-5609.

***Please note that UNI login is required for registration for all webinars. If you do not know your UNI or password please click here for Alumni or here for Students.

Fall 2014 Webinar Descriptions

Times:  12:30pm-1:15pm  (35 minute sessions with 10 minutes Q&A)


Thursday, August 21st: "Writing a Results-Focused and Targeted Resume: Selling Your Brand"

Speaker: Rose Sterling, Director, Alumni Career Services, Columbia University Center for Career Education

An accomplishment driven resume focuses on your proven history of exceeding expectations. Your goal is to accurately and positively relay your accomplishments to potential employers. Join this engaging webinar and learn effective strategies that will help you successfully showcase your professional brand and best position you as a top contender for the desired position.

Register here: Writing a Results-Focused and Targeted Resume: Selling Your Brand


Thursday, September 4th: "Effective Job Search Strategy: Finding the Right Opportunity in the Least Amount of Time"

Speaker:  Steve Dalton, Author of "The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Job Faster" & Senior Associate Director, Career Management Center, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Random House published Dalton’s debut book in March 2012 and its concepts are now taught at over fifty universities worldwide. Dalton has appeared in the Financial Times, Wall St. Journal, and, and he is a regular contributor at The Huffington Post.

The ability to predictably secure internal referrals is a fundamental skill for job seekers, new hires, and experienced professionals alike. In this session, The 2-Hour Job Search author and full-time Duke MBA career coach Steve Dalton outlines an exact process – rather than a series of tips – for effectively turning strangers into advocates, leading to more interviews, better internal networks, and higher sales. The 2-Hour Job Search methodology provides an alternative to online job posting “black holes” and speculative cold calling by turning the difficult topic of networking into something finite, easy to implement, and repeatable.

Register here: Effective Job Search Strategy: Finding the Right Opportunity in the Least Amount of Time


Thursday, October 9th: "Start with Who You Know: Leveraging Your CU Alumni Network through LinkedIn"

Speaker: Leigh Sylvia, Associate Director, Alumni Career Services, Columbia University Center for Career Education

It is proven that the number one way to secure a job is through networking, but where do you start? This session will focus on utilizing a resource immediately available at your fingertips - your CU alumni network! Learn how to strategically conduct successful searches of your fellow Columbians and start engaging conversations that will assist you with your job securement process.

Register here: Start with Who You Know: Leveraging Your CU Alumni Network through LinkedIn


Thursday, November 6th: "Ace the Interview: Be the Ideal Candidate"

Speaker: Caroline Ceniza- Levine, Career Expert & Co-founder of SixFigureStart® career coaching. She has worked on leadership development, career change, entrepreneurship and job search with executives from American Express, Citigroup, Condé Nast, eBay, Gilt, Google, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, and other leading firms. She’s also a stand-up comic, so she’s not your typical coach.  Caroline was a music and economics major at Barnard College and teaches Salary Negotiation at Barnard’s Athena Center, as well as Professional Development at SIPA. She is the co-author of two books and a regular career contributor to

The perfect resume is fantastic, but the interview is what gets you the job. Interviewing is a skill that requires tactics and strategy.  Career Expert Caroline Ceniza-Levine will share specific best practices that will help you develop responses to the toughest questions and successfully become the top candidate of choice for your dream position.

Register here: Ace the Interview: Be the Ideal Candidate


Thursday, December 4th: "What to Be with a PhD: Alternative Careers for Academics"

Speaker : Richard Kurz, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Graduate Student Career Development, Columbia University Center for Career Education

You've graduated with a Ph.D or a Master's degree, but now find yourself considering non-academic employment.  What do you do? Join this interactive webinar, conducted by experienced higher education Ph.D counselor, Richard Kurz, to learn more about the common types of non-academic employment options that you can pursue.  You will also discover how to highlight and market the skills and knowledge you've gained from your studies as well as your previous employment experience.

Register here: What to Be with a Ph.D: Alternative Careers for Academics


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Lead an engaging webinar presentation to showcase your professional insights and expertise on a variety of topics related to career and professional development for students and alumni. To learn more and complete the online form, please click here

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