The Management Achievement Program is excited to bring a few new and interesting topics to this summer’s MAP offerings, see below for details.
June 13th 2014, 10-11am CC-3-3540
Resume Presentation— A resume is a summary of your experiences and skills relevant to the field of work you are entering. It highlights your accomplishments to show a potential employer that you are qualified for the work you want. It is not a biography of everything you have done. This workshop will cover the basic ingredients in a resume, what information to list to catch an employer’s attention. As an interactive workshop, students will edit a resume. Students MUST bring a copy of their resume to attend this workshop. You will not be allowed into the workshop without a resume. Don’t worry about it being perfect, bring what you have. Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/ STUDENTS This is a 1 hour event. Please plan a 15 minute window, at both the beginning and end, to ensure travel time and your ability to stay for the entire event. MAP credit attaches for full attendance and engagement in the session only.
June 17th, 2014, 2-3pm H-11-0011A
Linked-in Basics— Have you heard about LinkedIn but are not really sure how to use it? Maybe you’ve created a quick profile there but haven’t done much else. If this describes you, then you should attend this informative workshop. With 225 million users currently on LinkedIn and it being recruiters’ top source for finding candidates, it’s critical for your career success that you establish a strong LinkedIn profile and learn how to use it effectively in order to increase your job prospects and establish your professional brand. Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/
July 1st, 2014, 3-4pm H-11-0011A
Networking on the 4th of July— According to a recent report from ABC News, 80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking, but for many students the idea of networking is a bit mysterious and scary. Networking during your upcoming 4th of July cookouts and parties is an excellent opportunity to test out your networking skills in a fun, relaxed environment. You just never know…maybe that guy sitting next to you eating a hot dog is the CEO of a Fortune 500 company! Come to this workshop to gain an understanding of what networking is all about, simple techniques to ease your way into it and strategies to use it effectively as an important component of your job search. Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/
July 15th, 2014, 11am, CC-3-3540
Making the most of your summer job/internship— Are you currently working in a job or internship this summer and wondering how to make the most of it with regard to your future career? If so, you should attend this helpful workshop to learn how to leverage your summer experience. We will cover topics including ways to impress your supervisor and colleagues, how to write about your experience on your resume, ways to effectively network on the job, how to get a recommendation from your supervisor, and ways to increase your chances of receiving a full-time job offer after graduation. Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student
July 31st, 1:30-2:30pm, M-1-207
Job Search and Application Process-– The job search and application process can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming. This workshop will teach you how to navigate UMass Boston’s My Career Online as well as how to effectively search the major Internet job databases and apply on company websites. You will also learn about applicant tracking systems and why the use of key words on your resume and cover letter is critical in your job search. Lastly, you will gain an understanding the job application process all the way from applying for jobs through receiving an offer. Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/
August 6th, 12-1pm CC-3-3540
International Students and the Job Search–As an international student, you face specific career challenges in trying to secure employment in the United States. In this workshop you will learn effective job search techniques and strategies based on the book and website Power Ties by Dan Beaudry. Dan is a proven expert in the area of providing career advice for international students. In this workshop you will get advice about resumes, cover letters, networking and interviewing specifically geared to international students. Sign up in advance under “Career Fairs & Events” at https://www.myinterfase.com/umb/student/