In the winter & spring months, I will make several campus visits to conduct student and faculty workshops designed to prepare students for the college to career transition.
For students, the focus is always the college to career transition–how to get ready in the most practical sense with resume & cover letter development, practice for job interviews & networking events, and development of a digital identity for the 21st century workplace.
For faculty, the focus is on weaving professional development– networking, memo & email writing, phone skills, resume & cover letter practice, interview skills, hard & soft technological skills– into already existing curricula so the we can preserve the humanities while also providing students with practical, professional skills that they simply don’t get elsewhere.
In the fall of 2015, William Paterson University’s tech team produced a video of a student workshop I did there for first-year language students. The session titled “How can studying a foreign language help you get the job you want when you graduate?” is now part of the New Jersey Digital Media Repository. You can scroll through it to see highlights without watching the full hour-plus video. To schedule a workshop on your campus for 2016, contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-793-4429
Darcy Lear is a career coach specializing in academic writing, job search documents, professional school applications, and interview preparation. To schedule a campus workshop or for help navigating your career transition, contact Darcy: email@example.com