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Career Presentations & Workshops

The Department of Career Development staff is available to present a career related topic to your class, club, or organization. Students of any level can benefit from gaining an understanding of the steps necessary to implement tentative career plans for life after Geneseo. Please keep in mind that many of these topics are also covered in various GOLD workshops hosted by Career Development. Register here.

Any of our presentations and workshops can be targeted to your specific major or career field. Simply contact our office at careers@geneseo.edu or 585-245-5721 to schedule a program for your audience. A member of the Career Development staff will be happy to discuss your needs and coordinate a schedule.

Career Exploration Strategies

This workshop provides an overview of strategies and resources to help students make informed major or career choices. An excellent workshop for "committed" but confused students and "uncommitted" students. Appropriate for all students.

Internships

Designed for students ready to apply classroom learning to the world of work. Students will learn the benefits of an internship and how to find opportunities in their field. Appropriate for all students.

Job Search Strategies and Interviewing

Students will learn the nuts and bolts of the job search and interview process that includes resources, strategies, and networking. Appropriate for all students.

Going to Graduate School?

An overview of the application process, testing, essays, admissions criteria, and timetables will be provided. Appropriate for juniors and seniors.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing

This workshop teaches the basics on how to write a resume and cover letter to highlight on relevant/important experiences in order to impress potential employers. This workshop can be tailored toward specific majors. Appropriate for all students.

Summer Job/Internship Planning

Students will get an early start of looking for quality summer jobs, internships, and work study placements. Appropriate for all students and most effective if offered between December and March.

What to do After Graduation

Whether graduate school, a gap year or a career is in a student's future, this workshop helps students explore their options and provides an explanation of resources and strategies Career Development can offer to make life after Geneseo a success. Appropriate for juniors and seniors.

What Can I Do With a Liberal Arts Education?

A workshop that teaches students how to market their liberal arts education and skills to the 21st century employer. Appropriate for all students.

The Art of Networking

What is networking and how do we do it? This workshop will teach students the who, what, where, and hows of networking. Students will also learn about informational interviewing and connecting with Geneseo alumni that are ready to assist with career and academic advice. Appropriate for all students.

Guidelines for Scheduling a Presentation or Workshop

  • Workshops must be arranged at least three weeks in advance. If you would like to arrange a specialized workshop, additional notice may be required.
  • Workshops will not be held after study day during fall and spring semesters.
  • We can provide you with a "master" for posters and we can provide RAs with flyers for students' mailboxes. Please ask.
  • To ensure high attendance at hall programs, we encourage RAs to work in teams.
  • Workshops are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.