Alumni Career Services Online Webinar Series
Alumni Career Services Online Webinar Series
The ACS 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 this upcoming semester's webinars, as well as information on the speakers, dates, and times.
Fall 2015 Webinar Descriptions
Times: 12:30pm-1:15pm (30 minute sessions with 15 minutes Q&A)
Wednesday, August 19: Writing a Results- Focused and Targeted Resume
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. (Pre-recorded from 8/21/14, LIVE 10 minutes of Q&A following the session)
Wednesday, September 2: Define Your Target: How to Conduct Industry Research for Your Job Search
Speaker: Alicia Schiller, Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Columbia University Center for Career Education
The first step of a successful job search starts with knowing yourself and your target market. Target-specific job searching keeps us focused, organized, and helps us define what it is we want to “sell” to our audience. This webinar will share Columbia internal and external resources to help you research industries, companies and job vacancies relevant to you.
Wednesday, September 16: How to “Talk the Talk” at Professional Events
Speaker: Nancy Ancowitz, Business Communication Coach, Author of Self-Promotion for Introverts® (McGraw-Hill), and Blogger for Psychology Today
Building contacts in your industry of choice has become an imperative part of the job search process; the “it’s who you know” mentality is more prominent than ever. However, the process of networking does not come easily or naturally to most job seekers, and we are here to help! This webinar will cover tactics to interact and build relationships with potential allies in networking situations in order to successfully sell your value as a future employee.
Wednesday, October 7: The Product of YOU: Developing Your Professional Brand
Speaker: Leigh Sylvia, Associate Director Alumni Career Services, Columbia Center for Career Education
What is a “professional brand” and how does it help you? This webinar will focus on 1) how to define branding as a strategy, 2) how to analyze and understand your targeted audience to help mold your brand, 3) strategy for successful brand execution, and 4) how to deliver a compelling pitch to seal the deal. Participants will walk away with an understanding of what it means to identity their unique selling points through their experiences and success stories.
Wednesday, October 21: Ace the Interview: Be the Ideal Candidate
Speaker: Caroline Ceniza- Levine, Career Expert & Co-founder of SixFigureStart® career coaching
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. (Pre-recorded from 11/6/14, LIVE 10 minutes of Q&A following the session)
Wednesday, November 11: 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. (Pre-recorded from 1/28/15, LIVE 10 minutes of Q&A following the session)
Webinar Series Video Library
Did you know you have access to a full library of online video tutorials? Search our multimedia library for past webinar workshops organized by a variety of career topics.
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