The Career Development office offers a number of workshops throughout the year to assist students with the career search process.
See the Career Development Calendar for dates when these workshops will be held.
Internships are a great way to try out a career field, enhance your résumé with practical experience and make professional contacts. Internships also help you become socialized in the world of work. More and more employers are seeking internship experience when hiring candidates for employment. Attend one of our internship workshops and learn more about why internships are such an important step toward your future career.
Interviews are like taking an exam: the better you prepare, the better you will perform and the more comfortable your will be. By attending one of our workshops, you will learn how to prepare for an interview, how to research companies, what to wear, the different types of interviews, how to negotiate salary and how to ease any interview anxiety. You will also hear real-life stories from students and employers. Lastly, we will tell you how to prepare for certain types of questions (e.g., behavorial questions). Our goal is to help you present yourself in the best way possible.
This workshop will show you how to use JasperLink, Manhattan College’s online career services manager. You will learn how to search and navigate different job and internship opportunities, submit résumés and sign up for interviews. Also covered in this session are techniques for obtaining a job: networking letters and telephone calls are discussed, as well as interviewing, other ways to go about job hunting and follow-up strategies.
This workshop is for those who are unsure of what they want to do in the future. It covers the tools the career development office utilizes to help you make a decision. These include the Strong Interest Inventory, the CareerExplorer (an interactive software program) and the Career Decision Maker, all of which serve as aids in learning what careers best suit your personality and interests. Once a career field is identified you may then explore which majors relate to that career.
Learning proper etiquette for business dinners and lunch meetings during this workshop led by a faculty member from a restaurant school. Students will be served a full-course meal and the discussion will revolve around what types of food to order at a business/interview meal, when to use certain utensils, how the table should be set, how to order wine and how to eat certain foods.
Where did all my money go? I have no money to go out!
What are all those late charges on my credit card bill? I paid on time!
Why is a credit score important? Did I really lose the job because of my score?
Should I opt in or opt out at the bank?
These and many more questions will be discussed and answered at the budgeting workshop. The workshop will be conducted by Dick Yaffa, economics graduate from Princeton and Harvard Business School and Gary Gordon, Wall Street analyst and Wharton graduate.
From the moment you walk in the door, you are communicating something about yourself and establishing a reputation in the minds of others. People want to hire, work with, socialize with and support those with whom they feel comfortable. It is up to you to learn how to help others understand your value, intelligence and experience from the first moment of your introduction. In order to accomplish this, you have to communicate without bragging or hitting them over the head with your qualifications. This workshop will give you the concrete skills to accomplish this. In this high-spirited, interactive workshop, you will learn how to look as smart and as competent as you are. You will learn that no matter your basic personality type or social preferences, you can communicate your value to others in a comfortable and genuine way.
Did you know that up to 85% of companies use social media tools like Google and LinkedIn to research candidates before or after interviews? Social networks like LinkedIn and Twitter have grown in popularity over the past few years, but many students are still trying to figure out how to maximize the benefits of these tools. Join us to learn how to create your personal brand statement and market it using social media to make the right connections in your industry to get you the job.