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Fall 2013 Calendar

Career Education & Special Events program guide

For more information and to register: www.princeton.edu/career


Table of Contents Tips for Using TigerTracks/Get Help on Your Resume/Global Careers.........pg 1 Get Ready for Interviews/Attend Career Fairs...................................................pg 2 Connect with Alumni/Create a Professional Online Reputation.....................pg 3 Get an Insider’s Look at Career Fields/Internship/Job Search Essentials........pg 4 Programs for International Students/Interested in Graduate or Professional School?.....................................................................................................................pg 5 Interested in Law School?......................................................................................pg 6 Programs for Engineering & Science/Programs for Freshmen........................pg 7 Programs for Freshmen/Sophomores/Seniors....................................................pg 8 Programs for Juniors/Programs for Graduate Students....................................pg 9

While Supplies Last!

Stop by Career Services after October 1 to pick up your FREE copy of The Career Planning Guide, a publication for Princeton students that provides comprehensive information and valuable advice on a wide range of career development topics including: exploring majors and careers, searching for jobs or internships, writing resumes and cover letters, networking, interviewing, evaluating job offers, applying to graduate and professional schools, and much more. Also available online.

Fall 2013 On-Campus Recruiting Calendar

Check TigerTracks frequently for new job and internship postings and opportunities for on-campus interviews.

09/03 09/11 09/12 09/20 09/23 10/11 10/14 10/21-10/25 10/26-11/03 11/04 11/26-12/01 12/06

First day to view on-campus recruiting positions First day of classes First day available for information sessions General Interest Career Fair (no interviews this day) Fall interviews begin Science and Technology Fair (interviews hosted this day) Columbus Day (interviews hosted this day) Mid-Term Exams (interviews hosted these days) Fall Break (no recruiting activities held this week) First day available for information sessions for Juniors and other summer internships Thanksgiving Break (no recruiting activities held) Last day for fall recruiting activities


Fall 2013

on your career journey

The Career Services staff is comprised of experienced career counselors who are knowledgeable about a wide range of major and career options, graduate school admissions procedures, job search strategies, and employment trends. Use our services, programs, and resources to get started on the road to realizing your goals. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

1 Schedule an appointment or stop by during walk-ins.

Career counselors are available to meet with you during scheduled appointments or daily walk-ins (3-5 pm) to answer your questions, review documents, and discuss your career interests. They can also guide you in the best ways to utilize our programs and resources and help you develop a plan to reach your goals. Schedule an appointment online or by calling 609-258-3325. In addition, our Career Peer Advisors are available to meet with freshmen and sophomores at programs offered in the residential colleges.

2 Attend workshops, panel events and career fairs.

Our staff presents over 200 career-related programs per year, including a variety of helpful “howto” sessions and skill-building workshops on resume writing, interviewing, job or internship search strategies, networking techniques, personal statements, and the graduate or professional school application process. We hold panel events and networking receptions where we invite professionals and alumni from a variety of career fields to campus to share their advice and insights with students. We also host four annual career fairs on-campus and co-sponsor several off-campus or virtual career fairs to connect students with employers. Watch your inbox for our weekly CareerNews e-mail message which includes important announcements and the weekly schedule of events.

3 Use the resources available on our website.

Our comprehensive website includes something for everyone, at every stage of the career planning process! Resources such as our TigerTracks online job posting and on-campus recruiting system, the UCAN Internship Exchange, and Career Search can help you identify and apply for opportunities quickly and easily. GoingGlobal offers international job and internship postings and information. Use Vault and Wetfeet to research employers and industries. The Alumni Careers Network provides a database of over 4,600 alumni volunteers who can provide advice. Visit www. princeton.edu/career for more information. To check out what fellow Princeton students are doing, follow the Student-2-Student and Princeternship blogs on our website.

Stay connected...

Stop by: 36 University Place, Suite 200 for daily walk-ins from 3-5 pm Schedule: An appointment with a career counselor using our online system Visit: www.princeton.edu/career for more about services, programs & events Follow us: Princeton University Career Services

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Tips to Make “Tracks” in

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TigerTracks

Be sure to update your profile and resume in TigerTracks, including the industries and fields you are interested in, so you can receive targeted e-mails when opportunities are posted. There are over 40 industries represented in the system including corporate, government and nonprofit opportunities. Search for and attend as many employer information sessions as possible. These are added to TigerTracks as they are scheduled, so check frequently. Employer Information Sessions are listed in our weekly CareerNews e-mail message to all students and are great opportunities to learn about organizations and make connections with recruiters. Get ready for interviews by scheduling an appointment with a career counselor for a mock interview.

Get Help on Your Resume Walk-in Resume Critiques

Get feedback on your resume from Career Counselors who will be reviewing and critiquing resumes on a walk-in basis. Bring a copy of your resume to get advice on how to present your skills and experiences for internships, jobs, graduate school, or fellowships.

Resume Day at Career Services M 9/16

3 -5 pm

Career Services

Extended Walk-ins for All Students T-Th 9/17-19 2-5 pm

Career Services

Resume Review Night with Career Services at Frist W 9/18 5:30-7 pm Frist 100 Level W 1/8 3-5 pm Frist 100 Level Resume Writing for Science and Engineering Jobs & Internships W 10/2 4:30-5:30 pm Friend 006

Thinking About Global Careers?

Attend any of the following events to learn how to leverage your interest in international careers and how to land opportunities to gain global experience.

Marketing Your International Experience (already worked or studied abroad) M 9/23 4:30-5:30 pm Career Services Insider’s Look at Department of State

Patricia Guy, the State Department Diplomat-in-Residence at CUNY, is responsible for recruiting in our geographic area and will conduct an Information Session about Foreign Service and other kinds of State Department careers.

Th 1

10/10

4:30-6 pm

Robertson Hall, 001


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Get Ready for Interviews Interview Skills and Strategies

Learn how to interview like a “pro� and get tips on how to handle even some of the most difficult interview questions. Whether you are applying for a job or internship, this workshops can help you get focused and ready for your next interview.

Presented by Johnson & Johnson T 9/17

6-7 pm

McCormick Hall 101

Case Interview Strategies

In general, a case interview is a job interview in which the applicant is given a question/ situation/problem/challenge and asked to provide a solution. Join representatives from the following companies as they present their tips and strategies to succeed in a case interview.

Presented by Applied Predictive Technologies T 9/17 7-8 pm Frist 302 Presented by CKM Advisors T 9/24

4:30-6 pm

Career Services

Presented by Boston Consulting Group W 9/25 6-7 pm Career Services Presented by ZS Associates Th 9/26 7-8 pm Career Services Presented by Booz & Company Th 11/7

7:30-8:30 pm

East Pyne 010

Attend Career Fairs General Interest Career Fair

This is our largest career fair of the year with a variety of employers from both the corporate and nonprofit sectors and a wide range of industries and fields offering full-time and internship opportunities. Visit TigerTracks two weeks before the fair for a list of participating employers.

F

9/20

10:30 am-2:30 pm Dillon Gym

Science and Technology Job Fair

Hosted jointly by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Career Services, this fair hosts both small and large employers offering jobs and internships for students in the natural and applied sciences.

F

10/11

10 am-3 pm

Dillon Gym

All-Princeton Resource Fair for Internships & Funding

Your one stop for all Princeton resources for summer internships and funding! Attend this fair to learn about the variety of campus resources and programs available for summer internships.

F

12/6

1-4 pm

For more information and to register: www.princeton.edu/career

Frist Lower Level

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Connect with Alumni

Attend these events to meet alumni, learn about their career paths, and gain valuable advice.

Intro to Marketing with Rod McNealy ’72

If you are interested in the field of marketing, do not miss this day-long seminar by alumnus Rod McNealy, an industry expert in the fields of marketing and advertising.

Sat

9/21

9 am-4 pm

Career Services

IMAGINE Speaker Series Presents Darren Hammell ’01

Career paths can take you in directions you may have never imagined while in school. Darren Hammell ’01, Co-Founder of Princeton Power Systems, will share his career journey and advice for students.

T

11/5

7:30-8:30 pm

Career Services

Alumni Connections Networking Event

Meet dozens of Princeton alumni, from a variety of industries and fields, to learn about their career paths and get their advice on how to pursue your own career interests.

W 11/13 6-8 pm Prospect House Hollywood 101 featuring Marc Rosen ’98

Marc Rosen, owner of Georgeville Entertainment, will SKYPE from LA to speak to students about careers in Hollywood.

TBD Dec. TBD Career Services

Create a Professional Online Reputation LinkedIn Photo Booth

Stop by our LinkedIn photo booth at the General Interest Career Fair to have a professional headshot photo taken for  your LinkedIn profile.

F

9/20

10:30 am-2:30 pm Dillon Gymnasium

Building Your Digital Identity & Personal Brand

Did you know that more than 70% of employers have rejected candidiates because of information found online? Learn online reputation management strategies and personal branding techniques to create the positive, professional image you want to project to employers.

W

10/3

4:30-5:30

Career Services

Using Social Media to Enhance Your Job Search

This workshop will give you a quick overview of ways to utilize LinkedIn and Twitter to ensure a strong job search.

T

10/15

12:30-1 pm

Career Services

LinkedIn Lab

Bring your laptop and a copy of your resume to this interactive session to learn how to create a LinkedIn account, develop a marketable profile, build upon your current resume, as well as how to network with professionals, employers and alumni.

For Seniors F For Juniors M

3

9/27

2-2:45 pm

Career Services

11/11

7-8 pm

Career Services


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Get an Insider’s Look at Career Fields

Alumni panelists and other professionals will share their insights and advice regarding careers in the following industries.

Insider’s Look at Careers with the CIA

Meet representatives from the CIA to learn more about potential career opportunities at this information session.

Th 9/19 6-7 pm Career Services Insider’s Look at Technology Startup Career Panel & Reception

Meet leaders and professionals from startups to gain a first-hand look at exciting startup careers in New York City’s booming tech hub.

F

9/20

3-5 pm

Frist Lower Level

Insider’s Look at Communications Careers & Networking Night

Networking event to meet alumni in communications careers including advertising, PR, journalism, publishing, social media, and more. Co-sponsored with Advertise This.

W

10/2

7-8:30 pm

Career Services

Insider’s Look at Department of State

Patricia Guy, the State Department Diplomat-in-Residence at CUNY, is responsible for recruiting in our geographic area and will conduct an Information Session about Foreign Service and other kinds of State Department careers.

Th

10/10

4:30-6 pm

Robertson Hall 001

The Freelance Artist`s Manifesto Boot Camp

In collaboration with Theatre Intime and alumna, Marlo Hunter ΄99, this two day workshop will focus on the art of being freelance.

Sat Sun

11/2 11/3

10 am-5 pm 11 am-5 pm

Hamilton Murray Theater Hamilton Murray Theater

Learn Other Internship/Job Search Essentials

In addition to some of the other events listed in this guide, attend the events below to learn other essential skills you will need in your job or internship search.

Introduce Yourself on the Spot

What will you say when introducing yourself to employers at the career fair? Create your elevator pitch--a brief summary that introduces and highlights the skills, knowledge and abilities you have to offer as well as your career goals.

T

9/19

12:30-1 pm

Frist Lower Level

Build Your Brand with Rosetta

Do you know how to build your brand? Rosetta will discuss integration of creating your resume, interviewing, social media, networking, and preparedness for the job search in building your personal brand.

W

9/25

6-7 pm

Robertson Hall 023

Post-Grad One & Two-Year Options

Learn about the various short-term options including working fellowships.

F

9/27

3-3:30 pm

For more information and to register: www.princeton.edu/career

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For International Students (Undergraduate & Graduate)

Attend any of the following events to gain insight into the U.S. employment market and gain skills needed to effectively search for and land a job or internship in this country.

Interview Like a Pro in the U.S. W 10/9

4:30-5:30 pm

Job & Internship Search in the U.S. M 10/14 4:30-5:30 pm

East Pyne 010 Lewis Library 138

The Art of Small Talk - Networking Success for International Students W 10/16 4:30-5:30 pm East Pyne 010 Understanding Work & Visa Options in the U.S. Th 10/17 6-7:30 pm

Career Services

Alumni Reception for International Students T 12/3 5:30-7 pm

Campus Club

Interested in Graduate or Professional School?

Attend any of the events below to either learn about general application strategies or meet with representatives of specific schools at an information session, panel or at the fair.

Christie’s Education New York Information Session

Interested in a career in the art world? Meet admissions representatives from Christie’s art education program in New York.

M 9/23 4-5 pm Career Services Applying to Graduate School - Sciences & Engineering W 9/25 4:30-5:30 pm Frist 302 Applying to Graduate School - Social Sciences & Humanities W 9/25 4:30-5:30 pm Career Services GRE Information Session T 10/1

5:30-6:30 pm

Graduate and Professional School Fair F 10/4 1-3:30 pm

Career Services Frist Lower Level

MIT Master Master of Finance Program Information Session F 10/4 4-5 pm Frist 220 Business Ph.D. Admissions Panel

Admissions representatives from Harvard Business School, INSEAD, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago Booth School of Business,Washington University in St. Louis, and Olin Business School

F 10/4 4-5 pm Frist 302

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Interested in Law School? WORKSHOPS & PANELS Applying to Law School

Attend this workshop to learn about the application process from the pre-law advisor.

M M

9/16 9/30

4:30-5:30 pm 4:30-5:30 pm

Career Services Career Services

What Kind of Law Will You Practice?

Hear from a panel of alumni lawyers about their various practice areas and specialities.

TBD

TBD

TBD

Career Services

LAW SCHOOL ADMISSIONS DEANS' PRESENTATIONS

Representatives from the following law schools will visit campus to meet with students to review their application process.

UCLA Law School M 9/23

12:30-1:30 pm

Career Services

UPenn and UVA Law School M 9/30

5:30-6:30 pm

Career Services

Yale Law School M 10/7

4:30-5:30 pm

Career Services

Columbia Law School T 10/8

4:30-5:30 pm

Career Services

NYU, Stanford, Duke & Cornell Law Schools Th 10/10 4:30-5:30 pm

Frist 302

Harvard Law School T 10/15

Career Services

4:30-5:30 pm

Notre Dame Law School and the Masters in Patent Law Programs Th 10/17 4:30-5:30 pm Career Services LAW SCHOOL INTERVIEWS

The Dean of Admissions will conduct in-person interviews. Preference will be given to students applying this year. Advance registration is required. Visit our website to register.

UCLA Law School In-Person Interviews M 9/23 10 am-4:30 pm Career Services UVA Law School Interviews M 9/30 T 10/1

9 am-4 pm 9 am-4 pm

Career Services Career Services

Vanderbilt Law School Interviews Th 10/3 9 am-4 pm

Career Services

For more information and to register: www.princeton.edu/career

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For Engineering/Science Students

Career Services offers the following events designed for engineering/science students. Career counseling walk-ins are also available every Wednesday at the E-Quad from 10 am- 4 pm.

Tech Talk: Bloomberg - Dissecting Social Media and its Impact on Financial Markets T 9/17 4:30-5:30 pm Friend 006 Overview of Career Services: Engineering Ice Cream Social W 9/18 3-4 pm E-Quad CafĂŠ Applying to Graduate School: Sciences & Engineering W 9/25 4:30-5:30 pm Frist 302 Resume Writing for Science and Engineering Jobs & Internships W 10/2 4:30-5:30 pm Friend 006 Tech Talk: Priceline - Breaking into Tech: Why You Should Become the Next Great Product Manager (Even if You Don`t Live to Code) M 10/7 4:30-5:30 pm Frist 302 Tech Talk: Palantir - Demystifying the Silicon Valley Technical Interview T 10/8 5:30-6:30 pm Frist 302 How to Make the Most of the Science & Technology Job Fair by AppNexus Th 10/10 4:30-5:30 pm Lewis Library 120 Tech Talk: NVIDIA - NVIDIA GPU: Graphics Processor to Supercomputer F 10/11 3:30-4:30 pm Career Services Tech Talk: Dropbox M 10/14 6-7 pm Frist 302 Tech Talk: D.E. Shaw Research T 10/15

5-6:30 pm

McCormick Hall 101

Tech Talk: MITRE T 11/12

5-6 pm

Lewis Library 138

Tech Talk: AppNexus T 11/19

6-7 pm

Lewis Library 120

Interviewing Skills and Strategies for Engineers Presented by Bloomberg W 12/4 4:30-5:30 pm Friend 006

For Freshmen... CLASS OF 2017 Class of 2017 Open House

Career Services is not just for upperclassmen! Studies show that the earlier you start identifying your interests and exploring careers, the better. Visit Career Services for an overview of the services and resources available to freshmen to help you discover your career interests and get an early start on your career planning.

T 9/10 1-2 pm Career Services 7


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For Freshmen... CLASS OF 2017 (continued) Class of 2017: Get Ready for Your Internship Search

Current sophomores will share the strategies they used to land their dream internships. Workshops at 7 & 8 pm, individual resume reviews with counselors between 7 & 9 pm.

W

11/6

7-9 pm

Frist Multi Purpose Room

For Sophomores... CLASS OF 2016 Class of 2016: Learn How to Land Your Dream Summer Internship!

Learn how to land your dream internship this summer and get your search into high gear! Current juniors will share tips from their recent internships. Two, one-hour sessions will be offered at 4:30 and 7:30 pm.

W 10/9 4:30-5:30 pm 7:30-8:30 pm

Career Services

Sophomore Career Exploration using StrengthsFinder

Sophomores register for the small group discussions below to review your strengths, skills, and values using the StrengthsFinder assessment. Watch your e-mail for registration information.

T W Th F

1/7 10:30-12; 3:30-5; 7:30-9 1/8 10-11:30; 12-1:30 1/9 10-11:30; 12-1:30; 3:30-5 1/10 10-11:30; 12-1:30; 3:30-5

Career Services Career Services Career Services Career Services

For Seniors... CLASS OF 2014 Senior Day at Career Services

This is a special all-day series of programs designed just for YOU! Don’t miss it!

T

9/10 (See times below) Jump Start Your Job Search Post-Grad 1 & 2 Year Options Advanced Interview Skills & Strategies Applying to Graduate School Basics Walk-ins

Extended Walk-ins for Seniors W-F 9/11-9/13

Career Services 2:30 & 7:30 pm 3:30 & 8:30 pm 4:00 & 7:00 pm 4:30 & 6:30 pm 2:00 - 9:00 pm

10 am-5 pm

Career Services

Post-Grad One & Two-Year Options

Learn about the various short-term options including working fellowships.

F

9/27

3-3:30 pm

Career Services

LinkedIn Lab for Seniors

Bring your laptop and a copy of your resume to this interactive session to learn how to develop a marketable profile as well as how to network with professionals, employers and alumni.

F

9/27

2-2:45 pm

Career Services

Princeton Post-Grad Fellowship Panel

Meet representatives from Princeton fellowship programs to gain insight into the application process.

T

10/1

7:30-9 pm

For more information and to register: www.princeton.edu/career

Career Services

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For Juniors... CLASS OF 2015 Class of 2015: Advanced Junior Internship Search- Stand Out from the Competition!

Attention Juniors: Learn how to prepare for internship applications and set yourself apart from the competition. Current seniors will share their strategies. Also, learn what recruiters want you to know before you apply!

T

10/8

7:30-8:30 pm

Career Services

LinkedIn Lab for Juniors

Bring your laptop and a copy of your resume to this interactive session to learn how to create a LinkedIn account, develop a marketable profile, build upon your current resume, as well as how to network with professionals, employers and alumni.

M

11/11

7-8 pm

Career Services

Advanced Interviewing Skills & Strategies for Juniors W 12/11 7:30-8:30 pm Career Services

Just for Graduate Students

The following events are designed to meet the career development needs of graduate students. E-mail graduate student career counselor, Amy Pszczolkowski, at apszczol@princeton.edu to sign-up for CareerNews-Grad and receive weekly updates on special programs.

Academic Job Search Working Group - Six Week Session

Are you struggling to get motivated for your job search? Come meet with a supportive and resourceful group of fellow graduate students for the next six Wednesdays to jump start your search and provide you with a safe place to talk about the common challenges you might be experiencing.

W

9/18 - 10/23

12-1 pm

Career Services

Career Transitions for Graduate Students Th 9/26 12-2 pm

Career Services

Advanced Interview Strategies for Non-Academic Jobs Th 10/3 4-5 pm Career Services Building Connections: Using LinkedIn in your Job Search for Graduate Students T 10/15 3-4 pm Career Services Non-Academic Job Search Working Group - Six Week Session

Are you considering non-academic job options but struggling to get started? Join a supportive and resourceful group of fellow graduate students for the next six Wednesdays.

W

11/6 - 12/18

12-1:30 pm

Career Services

Career Transitions: Exploring Options for Graduate Students Th 11/21 3-5 pm Career Services Negotiating a Non-Academic Job Offer for Graduate Students T 12/3 4-5 pm Career Services 9


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