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Alumni Career Services Webinar Series

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Alumni Career Services Webinar Series

The 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 webinars, 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.

Spring 2015 Webinar Descriptions

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

Wednesday, January 28th: Career Change: Redefining Your Professional Identity

Speaker: Julia Harris Wexler, Certified Executive Career Coach

You have approached a crossroads in your career and are looking to explore alternatives, but where do you start? View this webinar to learn how to navigate various aspects of this transition, from initial exploration through implementation. Acquire strategies and resources to research potential careers, identify transferable skills, and create an action plan in order to take this next step in your professional journey.

 

Wednesday, February 25th: The Informational Interview: How to Build Your Contacts and Gain Industry Knowledge

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

The "informational interview" – what exactly is it? This webinar will provide an overview of this well-known and reliable career research/ networking practice. If you are currently attempting to learn more about a career, or simply looking to build networking contacts, this session is perfect for you. Hear how to conduct professional outreach including common questions/topics via simulated conversation, as well as best practices for correspondence etiquette.

 

 

Wednesday, March 25th: Essential Job Search Techniques for the Freelance Professional

Speaker: Dorothy Doppstadt, Certified Career Coach and Founder/President of Surge Partners LLC.

Working "for you" can offer many benefits – independence, income, flexibility - however securing these opportunities may present some challenges along the way. This webinar will provide you with the basics to make key informed decisions about your freelancing career as well share essential strategies to secure your next role.

 

Wednesday, April 15th: Get What You're "Worth" - Smart Salary Negotiation

Speaker: Caroline Ceniza- Levine, Career Expert & Co-founder of SixFigureStart® career coaching

Negotiation is a fundamental concept of business – this may involve negotiating a starting salary, defining job responsibilities, or modifying a benefits package. Understanding the boundaries of what is acceptable based on your experience and skills, the position expectations, and the industry or organization is crucial to developing a successful negotiating strategy.  This webinar will explore specific negotiation techniques that may be utilized in your offer acceptance process.

Seeking Guest Webinar Speakers!

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

Alumni Career Services Monthly Webinar Series Archive

Alumni Career Services Webinar Series are recorded and are currently available in our multimedia library. 

Questions?

If you have any questions about CCE's career services and programs for alumni, or you would like to be added to our monthly e-newsletter, please send an email to cce-alumni@columbia.edu