Prepare yourself for post-graduate challenges and opportunities by attending sessions designed to help you build skills for life after college. All sessions are presented by guests or Geneseo alumni, faculty, and staff.
Fall 2015 Program Offerings:
Cooking on a Budget
Thursday, September 10, 2015 | 5:00 p.m. | Mary Jemison
RSVP for a cooking course with CAS to learn a few basic cooking skills that will help you prepare meals for the rest of the year. (Spots limited to first 20 registrants)
Graduate School Application Process
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | 2:30 p.m. | MCU 322/323
Presenters: Stacey Wiley - Director, Office of Career Development; Rob DiCarlo - Associate Director, Office of Career Development
Each year over 40% of Geneseo's new graduates enroll in graduate school full-time for the following fall. (The national rate is about 25%). This general session will provide information on key factors to consider in deciding if graduate school makes sense for you, how to identify schools and programs, as well as an overview of the numerous components of the application process.
Creating Your Professional Brand
Thursday, October 15, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. | Bailey 202
Presenters: Angela Snook - Senior Account Executive at Partners + Napier
Learn about how you can use your skills, strengths, and experiences to market yourself for your ideal job after college.
Career Connections Networking Reception
Friday, October 23, 2015 | 4:00 p.m. | Big Tree Inn
Presenters: Kathy Tonkovich - Assistant Director for Programming and Development, Office of Career Development; Heather DiFino - Career Counselor, Office of Career Development
Interested in learning more about a particular career field, connecting with Alumni and practicing your networking skills all in a single afternoon? The Career Connections Networking Reception will provide you an opportunity to meet and network with an array of successful Geneseo alumni over hors d'oeuvres and great conversations. Alumni will share their career-related guidance and advice with students during this networking reception. All majors and years are welcome to attend this event to connect with alumni, gain insight into different careers and polish their networking skills. This event is sponsored by The Department of Career Development, Activities Commission, GOLD, and Alumni Relations.
Intern Now, Make Connections Later
Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. | Bailey 202
Join representatives from Career Development and learn how you can form connections through an internship to aid you in your job hunt.
Post-Graduation Opportunities Abroad
Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. | Bailey 202
Presenters: Sam Cardamone - Assistant Director, Office of International Programs
Considering volunteering, working, or teaching abroad after graduation? In this session, students will explore the practical considerations of such a decision and employ reflective activities to begin to craft their ideal post-graduate experience abroad.
Meeting the People Who Will Change Your Life
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 3:00 p.m. | MCU Hunt Room
Presenters: Tracy Gagnier - Assistant Director for Alumni Relations, College Advancement
We all have personal networks. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of all jobs are found through networking. This workshop will lead you toward developing your professional network. Geneseo's Office of Alumni Relations will share techniques to make you an effective networker with particular emphasis on the Geneseo Alumni network.