Spring 2021 workshop series

All workshops will be held via Zoom. Please RSVP for each event using your Brookdale email and the Zoom link will be emailed to you.

January 28th at 12pm Professionalism: The Surefire Way to Succeed in Your Career What exactly does professionalism look like and how does it impact college and career success? Go beyond the suit through an interactive Q&A about the topic of professionalism and its importance in the workplace.  Apply the principles of attire, etiquette, and culture into any career and see results in terms of both respect and advancement. Join us and learn from an employer perspective with Adina Abercrombie and Connie Cinko from United Teletech Financial! RSVP HERE

February 10th at 12:30pm Informational Interview Workshop  Join this workshop to learn the importance of conducting informational interviews when developing your career pathway.  You will also develop a personal introduction outreach email to use when contacting potential informational interview candidates.   RSVP HERE

February 16th – 18th Vision Board Pickup (cosponsored with Student Life & Activities) Dream It! See It! Achieve It!  Creating a vision board of what you want, will inspire you to achieve your goals and dreams. Pick up your vision boards on February 16th, 17th or 18th from 10am-4pm. Vision board instructions & information will be included! After you have completed your vision board, join us on March 4th at 7pm for a Q & A via zoom! “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey RSVP HERE 

March 2 at 11:45am Turn Up Your Volume: Building Your Personal Brand (cosponsored with Student Life & Activities) What is your personal Brand? How do you want to be seen in the world? This workshop will focus on YOU, the branding, the promoting, and the growth of your own online and on campus presence. Recruiters, employers, friends, classmates, and potential life partners will be looking at you online. So, how do you want to present yourself to the world? How do you want to be seen? What is your message? We will get to the heart of what makes you an amazing “Rock Star” and celebrate YOU, and you will be inspired to share your personal brand with the world! #yourock #personaldevelopment #personalbrand RSVP HERE

March 3rd at 11:00am Networking 101 Power Hour Effective networking can often be instrumental when in consideration for future jobs. Join us and learn from Christy Marciari, Recruiter with Disney Internships and Programs as she shares the importance of thoughtful networking and tips on things to consider when meeting with potential influences. RSVP HERE

March 4-7th JCPenney SUIT UP Weekend Event! Career, Leadership, and Transfer Pathways is partnering with JCPenney (online and in-person at the Monmouth Mall location) for a SUIT UP event full of savings and guidance on dressing for success! JCPenney will offer deeply discounted professional clothing, accessories, and shoes to all students, alumni, and employees. This event will be held online and all weekend within the store. RSVP for a 30% coupon! Limit one per person! All current Brookdale students that register will be entered to win a gift card, sponsored by Student Life & Activities. More details will be sent closer to the event RSVP HERE

March 9 at 11:45am Building the Band: Network, Network , Network! (cosponsored with Student Life & Activities) Build your virtual presence!!! Grow your leadership network!!! Leave a legacy!!! This workshop focuses on your role and responsibility in staying connected and engaged. We will explore ways to collectively promote your leadership as you grow. Each individual has a role to play! Every individual is an important “rock star in the band” and this workshop helps inspire your leadership into action. It’s time to promote new members on your personal leadership team!!! #virtualengagement #virtualpromotion #legacy #recruitment RSVP HERE

March 11th at 11:30am Careers with the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office (cosponsored with Criminal Justice Club) Thinking about a career in law enforcement? The Monmouth County Sheriff’s office’s Selma Morris will be discussing the functions of the Sheriff’s Office with a focus on the Law Enforcement, Corrections and Communications Divisions. We will review these areas of law enforcement and the career paths that support them. Q&A session to follow presentation. RSVP HERE

March 23 at 11:45am Keeping the Band in Tune: Accomplishing your Goal (cosponsored with Student Life & Activities) You are an influential “Rock Star Student Leader” within your campus community, virtually and “in person”. Your influence is even greater when you work with other to accomplish your collective goal. This workshop will focus on strengthening your network, overcoming the pitfalls inherent to working and collaborating with a group, and exploring the best ways to keep yourself involved. Effective teams = collective success! #rocktheband #teambuilding #retention RSVP HERE

March 24th at 11:00am U.S. Customs and Border Protection Information Session Join this information session to learn more about the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and offered opportunities. RSVP HERE

March 30 at 11:45am Taking the Lead: Ideas Into Action! (cosponsored with Student Life & Activities) Congratulations, you are a Rock Star Student Leader! Now what? What are the next steps? Where do we go from here? These are the questions we will answer in our final workshop as we explore ways to stay motivated and inspired. We will take the lessons learned in our time together and direct our focus on how to turn our ideas into action. #turnitup #implementation #action #impact #influence RSVP HERE

April 13th at  1:00pm Interview Best Practices Workshop Join this workshop to learn and practice interview strategies and techniques to make a great impression.  You will also signup with BigInterview to practice interviewing within a virtual environment. RSVP HERE

April 15th at 12:00pm Dynamic Engineering Information Session Join us virtually for an informative webinar with leaders from a locally based engineering firm. Gain insight and information regarding trends in the field and be the first to hear about internship opportunities for Brookdale students! There will be an opportunity to ask questions about the job market and the engineering field. ALL majors welcome. If you have any interest in design, CAD, engineering, learning about a new field and/or how your current skill set can transfer into the field of engineering, this is the webinar for you! RSVP HERE

*Please check back for additional Spring workshops, including our Virtual Career Fair*

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Fall 2020 Workshop Series

All workshops will be held via Zoom. Please RSVP for each event using your Brookdale email and the Zoom link will be emailed to you.

September 16 at 12:00PM: Getting Started with FOCUS 2 It is never too early to begin the career exploration process. Join us as we help you learn more about your interests, strengths, skills, and values as well as learn more about Brookdale majors and hundreds of careers! You will need to take the FOCUS 2, an online career exploration and major exploration tool, before the workshop (you will need your student ID # and your Brookdale email to register. Use access code: bcc)You can also use the FOCUS 2 Worksheet to help you get the most out of your account! RSVP HERE

September 22 at 1:30PM: Career & Leadership Development 101 Did you know that the Office of Career & Leadership Development offers a variety of programs and services to complement your academic studies, as well as assist and engage you in the development of the skills and experiences needed to obtain future career goals? Join us as we explain the opportunities designed to help you gain the skills and connections you need for future career and employment success. RSVP HERE

September 23 at 12:00PM: Setting SMART Goals Having goals is one thing, but achieving them can be a bit tricky. Attend this session to learn and implement the SMART method to better achieve your goals. RSVP HERE

September 29 at 11:00AM: Professionalism in a Virtual World Professionalism is highly regarded as an essential skill-set by employers.  Attend this session to gain a better understanding of how to demonstrate and develop your professionalism within a virtual world.  RSVP HERE 

October 6 at 4:00PM: Getting Started with FOCUS 2 It is never too early to begin the career exploration process. Join us as we help you learn more about your interests, strengths, skills, and values as well as learn more about Brookdale majors and hundreds of careers! You will need to take the FOCUS 2, an online career exploration and major exploration tool, before the workshop (you will need your student ID # and your Brookdale email to register. Use access code: bcc)You can also use the FOCUS 2 Worksheet to help you get the most out of your account!  RSVP HERE

October 13 at 3:00PM: Setting SMART Goals Having goals is one thing, but achieving them can be a bit tricky. Attend this session to learn and implement the SMART method to better achieve your goals. RSVP HERE

October 14 at 12:30PM:  Building Your Career Pathway A career pathway is not linear and can often leave some feeling lost.  Attend this session to gain insight regarding the formation of a career pathway, and learn best practices to follow from your first semester and beyond.   RSVP HERE 

October 15 at 12:00PM: Legendary Leadership with Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris is an accomplished actor, comedian and best-selling author.  He is known for playing the title character on Doogie Howser, M.D., Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, and Count Olaf in A Series of Unfortunate Events.  Harris was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in 2010.”  Harris will discuss topics on leadership including career longevity, re-invention and adaptability. This is a re-broadcast from a live recording on September 29. Sponsored by the National Society of Leadership & SuccessRSVP HERE

October 21 at 12:30PM: LinkedIn 101 & Professional Networking There are over 660million users on Linkedin from 200 countries and about 94% of recruiters use this platform to hire potential candidates.  Not having a current and active Linkedin profile is not an option.  Attend this session to learn more about Linkedin and how to search for opportunities.  RSVP HERE

October 28, 2020 at 12:30PM: Hackensack Meridian Health Virtual Career Information Session Learn about Career & Internship opportunities at Hackensack Meridian Health. Topics will include Professionalism, Resume, and Interview plus importance of a LinkedIn profile + Q&A. Presented by Matthew DiBartolomeo, Manager, Academic Relations. RSVP HERE

November 18, 2020 at 11:00AM: Guardian Life Virtual Career Information Session Learn about Career & Internship opportunities at Guardian Life Insurance Company. Topics will include, Careers and Internship opportunities at Guardian Life, Professionalism, Resume, Interview skills + Q&A. Presented by Tara Fosbre and Jacqueline Shaheed, HR, Guardian Life. RSVP HERE

November 18, 2020 at 12:30PM: NJ Transit 2021 Internship Information Session RSVP HERE

November 23 at 11:00AM: Spring Internship Planning Experiential learning should always be a component of your Program.  Attend this workshop to learn more about internships and the steps needed to secure an opportunity for the Spring.  RSVP HERE


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