McNair Scholars Career Services Presentation

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McNair Scholars Career Services Presentation

  1. 2. What will we talk about…? <ul><li>Overview of Career Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.uvm.edu/career </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduate school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resume or CV (Curriculum Vitae)? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Statement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Audience participation required </li></ul>
  2. 3. First, an exercise <ul><li>Take a sheet of paper and answer 4 questions </li></ul><ul><li>After each question, pass your paper to the right. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>What is one expectation you have of this Career Presentation? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your dream job? </li></ul><ul><li>Name a personal weakness. </li></ul><ul><li>Name a personal accomplishment you are most proud of. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Overview of Career Services <ul><li>L/L E Building </li></ul><ul><li>Services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Counseling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiential opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grad school preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alumni Connection; workshops; library </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Graduate School <ul><li>What is graduate school? </li></ul><ul><li>Master’s Degree </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Master of Arts, Master of Science, MSW, MBA, MEd </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Doctoral Degree </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, DVM, MD </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Questions to ask yourself <ul><li>What specialty area will you pursue? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you hope to accomplish through graduate work? </li></ul><ul><li>What opportunities will open up for you with an advanced degree? </li></ul><ul><li>Do grad programs in your field look more positively at applicants with some work experience? </li></ul>
  7. 8. Research grad programs <ul><li>Ask the advice of faculty, staff, and grad students in your field of interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact professionals in the field. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Career Library and Bailey-Howe </li></ul><ul><li>Websearch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peterson’s, GradSchools.com, The Princeton Review </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research particular programs </li></ul>
  8. 9. Timeline: SUMMER before senior yr <ul><li>Research and identify programs </li></ul><ul><li>Identify deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for entrance exams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LSATs, MCATs </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Timeline: EARLY FALL <ul><li>Take entrance exams </li></ul><ul><li>Begin writing statement of purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Request letters of recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Research financial aid options </li></ul>
  10. 11. Timeline: Late fall <ul><li>Complete applications </li></ul><ul><li>Request official transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>Polish statement of purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Hunt down letters of rec </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for financial aid </li></ul><ul><li>Mail completed applications </li></ul>
  11. 12. Timeline: Early/Late Spring <ul><li>Arrange interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate choices </li></ul>
  12. 13. Application materials <ul><li>Application form </li></ul><ul><li>Transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>Admission test scores </li></ul><ul><li>Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Letters of Recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Resume or CV </li></ul>
  13. 14. Strengthening your application: Experience <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in professional organizations/ conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alumni connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporating all of the above </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Strengthening your application: Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) <ul><li>Resume </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically used for applying to positions in private industry, non-profit jobs, within the United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For now, focus on content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Strengthening your application: Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) <ul><li>The CV is the typical document for application to a graduate program or for an assistantship </li></ul><ul><li>Can be several pages, includes everything </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul>
  16. 17. WRAP UP <ul><li>What have we learned? </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul>

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