From College to Career: A Webinar for Parents of Seniors

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Sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center
From College to Career:
A Webinar for Parents of Seniors
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
12 – 1 PM ET
Presenter: Andrea Dine, Executive Director, Hiatt Career Center
Moderator: Alexandra Stephens, Associate Director, Career Programs & Engagement
Agenda
• Current job climate and value of a liberal arts
education
• Hiatt Career Center’s career development
philosophy for college students and alumni
• What to expect and what you can do to help
now
• Looking forward: timeline by class year and
what you can do to help in the future
That Was Then...This Is Now
Then
Now
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Hiatt, 1993
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Students think about careers
senior year
Employers expected to train
employees
Students access opportunities via
bulletin boards and binders
A majority of students are hired by
large organizations
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Career is factor in the college
decision process
Students may think about career
issues early in college
Employers want college grads
who have developed professional
skills
Students access opportunities via
myriad mediums that evolve and
change daily
A majority of students are hired by
medium to small organizations
Liberal Arts = Career (Not Just a Job)
Career Outcomes for Brandeis Grads
*49% response rate
Career Development Philosophy
Reflect
Connect
Explore
How Students Hear About Us
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Welcome emails at beginning of year
Weekly emails with resources/featured events
Social media presence: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
Tabling and presence at campus-wide events
Co-sponsored programming with student
organizations, academic departments and
administrative offices
• Referrals from faculty, coaches and fellow
professionals
• B.hired account (sign in with UNet ID)
• You! (Feel free to share this webinar with your student)
Professional Skill-Building
• Career Research
• Professional Communication - Connecting Experience
with Opportunity
– Etiquette
– Networking & Elevator Pitch
– Resumes & Cover Letters
– Graduate/Professional School Essays
– Interviewing
• Job/Internship Search Strategy
• Advanced Study Application Strategy
Graduate School Timeline
Applying Now
Applying in Future
• Make final section of
programs
• Complete required exams
• Finalize
recommendations
• Complete essays and
application
• Submit applications
• Apply the year before
enrollment
• “Bank” exams
• Secure future
recommendations and
stay in touch
• Research programs when
goal is known
Campus Recruiting Timelines
Early Birds
Traditional Recruiting
• Large, Competitive
Finance Firms
• Management Consulting
• Federal Government with
Background Check
• Large Rotational
Programs
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Year-round
• Computer Science
Communications
Science
Social Services
Government
Education
Law
Healthcare
Professional Resources
• Major Pages
– Skills, alumni career paths
• Spotlight on Careers
– Industry overviews, field-specific job search sites,
salary info, alumni advice, resume tips
• B.hired
– Hiatt’s home for postings, employers, event
calendars +
– Vault, NACE Salary Survey, Privco
• LACN Databases
– Vetted job opportunities for liberal arts
Hiatt Signature Programs
Employer Engagement
• Industry Nights: Case Competition and
Field-Based Networking
• Employer Spotlights & Information
Sessions
• Career Fairs: Just In Time & Career and
Internship Connection
Networking & Skill Development
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Wisdom Wanted
Brandeis University Career Connections
Alumni and Employer Office Hours
Networking Events in Various Cities
Get Involved with Brandeis
• Career-related volunteer opportunities
– Share career advice
– Post open jobs/internships
– Network in-person and online
• University-wide opportunities
• University events calendar
Questions?
Next Steps
• Fill out our satisfaction survey to let us know how we did
and ask any additional questions
• Register for upcoming alumni webinars
• Join the Brandeis Parents & Families Facebook group:
www.facebook.com/groups/BrandeisParents/
• Contact us:
– Email: [email protected]
– Phone: 781-736-3618
– Website: www.brandeis.edu/hiatt/
– Social:
/hiattcareercenter
@hiattatbrandeis
http://bit.ly/BrandeisLinkedIn
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