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Magner Career Center

Career Program and Workshop Schedule

Fall 2013

Connecting College to Career

Magner Career Center Contact Information

1303 James Hall (J)        

Phone:  718 951-5696

portal.brooklyn.edu 

 Fax:   718 951-4481

career.brooklyn.cuny.edu   

careernews@brooklyn.cuny.edu 

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Fall 2013 Schedule Introduction

Magner Career Center  Workshops

Career Fairs and Expos

Graduate Students/Alumni And Experienced Professionals Workshops

Advanced Workshops:  Resume/Interview/Job Search

Special Career Programs

School of Business

School of Education

School of Humanities Social Sciences

School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts        

Diversity and Women

Professional Skills Training Workshops

Pre-Law Events

Company Visits Program

311 Call Center Application Workshops

Webinar

Magner Office Hours

Drop-In Hours for Resume Review and Approval

Magner Career Center Professional Staff

Magner Career Center Mission Statement

eRecruiting Job/Internship Database

                

Fall 2013 Schedule Introduction

The Magner Job/Internship Recruitment Program: The Magner Career Center sponsors a comprehensive recruitment program for Brooklyn College students in the fall and spring semesters of each academic year.  It is open to all students seeking paid and unpaid internships and/or entry level employment in their career field.  Undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni may participate.  The program assists students with the creation of a professional resume, the development of effective interviewing skills, and provides access to employers through the web based eRecruiting program, job fairs and other means.  

Resume Approval: All students seeking full-time employment must have their resumes approved by Friday, September 20.  Resumes are submitted for approval through the Brooklyn College eRecruiting system.  Failure to meet the deadline may jeopardize a student’s chances to apply to important employment opportunities.  

Requirements:  Students wishing to participate must take the One Shot Job Search Workshop which covers:  Resume Writing, Interviewing and eRecruiting/Job Search.  Additional workshops are offered on topics such as Finding Your Career Passion, Professional Skills Training, Pre-law, Internships, career panels and more. Look through the entire schedule and register on the BC WebCentral, as you do not want to miss any events.

Workshop Registration:  Students register for all workshops and programs by logging onto BC WebCentral (http://portal.brooklyn.cuny.edu and select the Career Tab) at least one day before the workshop is scheduled.  By registering you receive a confirmation, an automated reminder 48 hours before the event, and are notified of any changes and cancellations.  Arrive 10 minutes before the workshop in case of any last minute changes. 

How to Register for Magner Workshops and Programs:

1)   Log onto BC WebCentral  http://portal.brooklyn.edu and select the Career Tab

2)   Go to the Workshop Registration Channel to view the Center’s events and select the Register Button to register.  

        Important: If you do not see the Workshop Registration Channel and see the Upcoming Events Channel instead it means you are not registered with the center.  Students need to register with the center before they can register for workshops. It takes 1-2 minutes to register.  Go to the Getting Started channel.  Please be aware that you will have to log off and log back into BC WebCentral for the portal to acknowledge you as a registered student.  This only occurs when you first register.

3)   Supply the email address that you check most often to ensure you receive the notifications.

4)   Check the box of the workshop you would like to register for and deselect the workshop you would like to cancel. Click the "Submit Changes" button at the bottom of the page when you are done.

Note: You can sort by workshop title or by date.  

Magner Center Career Workshops

Sign-up for all workshops and programs by logging onto BC WebCentral

http://portal.brooklyn.cuny.edu and select the Career tab         

The One Shot Job Search Workshop:  Required for students to participate in the Magner Job/Internship program.  It combines Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, and eRecruiting/Job Search into one convenient session. Please note on pages 7-13 that there are industry specific resume/interview workshops listed.

As a result of attending the workshop, students will:

Date

 Time

Room

Counselor

Wednesday, September 11

  6:00 - 7:30 pm

Library -Woody Tanger

FB

Monday, September 16

  6:00 - 7:30 pm

1309 James Hall

FB

Tuesday, September 24

12:30 - 2:00 pm  

Library– Woody Tanger

ZG

Tuesday, October 1  

  6:00 - 7:30 pm    

1309  James Hall

MM

Thursday, October 10         

12:30 - 2:00 pm   

1309 James Hall

PC 

Thursday, October 17        

12:30 - 2:00 pm  

Library– Woody Tanger

 SG

Sunday, October 20

  1:30 - 3:30 pm

Library– Woody Tanger

AF

Thursday, October 31  

  6:30 - 8:30 pm

1309 James Hall

AF

Tuesday, November 5

12:30 - 2:00 pm

1309 James Hall

MS

Thursday, November  14

12:30 - 2:00 pm

2207 James Hall

PB  

Sunday, November 17

  1:00 - 3:00 pm  

1309 James Hall

AF

Tuesday, December 3

12:30 - 2:00 pm

2207  James Hall

MS

Sunday, December 15

  1:00 -  3:00 pm  

1309 James Hall

AF

Internships 101:  Required for students to participate in the Magner Internship program.  Review the workshop materials online at http://tinyurl.com/intern101 at your convenience, to learn why internships are critical, how to find a paid internship, strategies to landing an internship and tips on being a standout intern etc. Make sure to review the material  prior to attending any internship panel.  

As a result of reviewing the materials, students will be able to:

Internship Employer Panels: 

Come and learn about the requirements and strategies for searching, finding and applying for internships directly from a panel of industry employers.  Bring your resume!

Magner Career Center Pre-law Orientation and Internship Opportunities    

Tuesday, October 1

12:30- 2:00 pm  

 Library - Room 411

Wednesday, October 2  

   4:30-6:00 pm

 1309 James  Hall        

(See pre-law section for details.)

Internships in the Sciences and Research

October 10 2013

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Jefferson Williams, Student Center

MM

Come and learn about a variety of internship/summer research programs that offer hands on opportunities to prepare you for careers in the sciences. Why Research?  Research allows you to pursue your interests, to learn something new, to hone your problem-solving skills and to challenge yourself in new ways. Employers participating include: Neuroscience Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU Program), Bellevue Hospital Center, Maimonides Medical Center, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Brooklyn Health Disparities Center (in affiliation with SUNY Downstate), Tell Every Amazing Lady about Ovarian Cancer (TEAL)

Internships in Social Services and Nonprofits:                                         

Thursday October 17

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Woody Tanger Auditorium, Library

MM

Do you have a passion for people and a strong desire to help others?  Come and learn about the requirements and strategies for searching, finding and applying for internships directly from a panel of industry-specific employers.   Panelists include: United Cerebral Palsy (UCP, NYC), Human First, Inc., Los Niño’s Services, Life Vest Inside and Department of Labor

Recruiters Inside Tips to Internships/Jobs in Accounting/Finance

Tuesday, October 22          

12:45 - 2:15 pm

TBA

NGK

Features recruiters/employers discussing tips on effective resumes and interviews, how to be a standout intern/entry level employee, etc. Tips will also include recruiting process and cycle, and how to best apply for a position.  Confirmed panelists include representatives from Citibank (BC alum), Mitchell Titus, Baker Tilly, BioLumina (BC alum) and New York Life.

Navigating Global Careers and Internship Opportunities

Thursday, November 7

5:30 - 7:30 pm

TBA

PB 

Backpack to Briefcase: Internship Success for Latinos

Thursday, November 14

TBA

TBA

MM/NGK

(See Diversity/Women for details.) 

Building Professional Relationships: Mentors and Networking:

Required for students to participate in the Alumni Mentor program, networking events and the Magner Center, Alumni & Student Professional Networking LinkedIn group.  It will address the importance of building professional relationships, getting an alumni mentor and value of the networking tool LinkedIn.  Online webinar archive will be accessible during November and December.  

As a result of attending the Building Professional Relationships workshop students will:

Date

 Time

Room

Counselor

Thursday, September 12

12:30 - 2:00 pm

1309  James Hall

ZG

Wednesday, September 25

  6:00 - 7:30 pm

1309 James Hall

ZG

Tuesday, October 8   

12:30 - 2:00 pm

1309 James Hall

MC

Thursday, October 31

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Online Webinar

ZG

Thursday, November 14

12:30 - 2:00 pm

1309 James Hall

MC

Thursday, December 12

12:30 - 2:00 pm

1309 James Hall 

MC

LinkedIn to Your Career: Career coach and alumna Paula Cohen provides in-depth and hands on training on how to create a standout profile, use LinkedIn to network and search for job opportunities etc. To get the most out of the session please go to linkedin.com prior to the workshop to create your account and complete your profile by at least 50%.  

As a result of attending the workshop, students will be able to:

Date

 Time

Room

Counselor

Thursday, September 19

12:30 - 2:00 pm

384 Library

PC

Tuesday, October 15

12:30 - 2:00 pm

384 Library         (Freshman)

PC

Tuesday, October 29

12:30 - 2:00 pm

384 Library

PC

Tuesday, November 12

12:30 - 2:00 pm

384 Library        (Sophomore)

PC

Wednesday, December 11

  6:00 - 7:30 pm

384 Library

PC

Finding Your Career Passion: Explore personal interests, skills and values compatible with major and career options.  Determine the resources needed to create a career plan and goals. Students will have access to computers for self-exploration and customize research of majors and careers.  Bring your laptop or tablet.  A webinar archive will be available in December.

 As a result of attending this workshop, students will:

Date

 Time

Room

Counselor

Tuesday, September 24

12:30 - 2:00 pm

384 Library

PC

Tuesday, October 8        

12:30 - 2:00 pm

384 Library

PC

Thursday, November 7

12:30 - 2:00 pm

384 Library

PC

Tuesday, November  19

  6:00 - 7:30 pm

384 Library

SG

Thursday, December 5

12:30 - 2:00 pm

384 Library

SG

Tuesday, December 17        

  6:00 - 7:30 pm

384 Library

PC

How to Make a Job Fair Work for You:  Group Training Leader for Target and Brooklyn College Alumnus  Sherley Lamarre will help you prepare to impress the recruiters at the job fair. Get tips on how to make an effective presentation at a job fair and to develop a strategy to maximize your results.  

As a result of attending the workshop, students will:

Monday, October 21

  5:30 - 6:30 pm

1309 James Hall

FB

Tuesday, October 22

12:30 - 2:00 pm

1309 James Hall

FB

                                                                                                                

Job Fair Preparation Week                                        Location: 1303 James

Extended Drop-In Hours for Resume Review and Crafting Your Elevator Pitch

Monday, October 21

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Tuesday, October 22

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2:00 - 4:00 pm

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 23

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2:00 - 4:00 pm

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Thursday, October 24

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2:00 - 4:00 pm  

Career Fairs and Expos

NYC Job Fair

Premium Job Fairs - Northeastern Recruiting Events

Tuesday, September 10

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Avenue (At 33rd St), New York, NY 10001

www.premiumjobfairs.com

Ross Stores, NYU Langone Medical Center, the NYPD, Lowe’s, Party City, AHRC & the FDNY are just a few of the companies that will be meeting with attendees at the NYC Job Fair on Tuesday, September 10th. The current company list is below; be sure to check back regularly for added companies. NYC Job Fair Company List 2020 Companies, Aflac, AHRC NYC, ASA College, Duane Reade, FDNY, Green Mountain Energy, Lowe's, Mercy College, New York Army National Guard, New York Life, New York Urban League, Northwestern Mutual - Seery Financial Group, NYPD, NYU Langone Medical Center, Party City, Primerica, Ross Stores, WMCA 570 & AM 970 .The Answer, World Business Lenders.  Bring at least 20 copies of your resume  and dress professionally. Meet with recruiters, be prepared for interviews and attend with a positive winning attitude.  Arrive at the Job Fair no later than 11 am.

 

STEM Diversity Career Expo

Friday, September 20

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Avenue & 34th Street, New York, NY 10001

Register www.eop.com/stemexpo 

For jobseekers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics to meet with top recruiters.

Join us at our New York, NY, STEM Diversity Career Expo to meet with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies looking to recruit new diverse talent in the STEM fields, both entry-level and professional.  We would like to remind you to pre-register online to attend the event.  You must be dressed in business attire  and bring resumes to give to potential employers. Must be at least 18 years of age.  For further information email info@eop.com.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 • NEW YORK, NY

Brooklyn College Job/Internship Fair

Friday, October 25

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Student Center – 6th Floor

Meet with more than 50 employers seeking candidates for full-time, internship and part-time employment opportunities.  This event is open to all majors as well as graduate students and recent alumni.

New Jersey Collegiate Career Day

TBA - Typically held in early January

Brower Commons & Rutgers Student Center, College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ

 http://careerservices.rutgers.edu

Featuring more than 100 organizations recruiting for all types of positions. This program is open to all Brooklyn College students, graduate students, and alumni. Bring plenty of copies of your resume and come dressed to impress.

Graduate Students/Alumni And Experienced Professionals Workshops

Career Strategies for Graduate Students: Learn how to market your graduate degree and what career strategies students need to succeed after graduation. Brooklyn College alumnus Andre Fontenelle will discuss how to leverage your degree to land a job, change careers and advance within your field.

Date

 Time

Room

Counselor

Sunday, October 27  

1:00 - 3:00 pm  

1309 James Hall

AF

Thursday, November 14

6:30 - 8:30 pm

1309 James Hall

AF

Advanced Workshops:  Resume/Interview/Job Search

The following workshops are designed for individuals who have some professional experience, are changing careers, or completed the One-Shot Job Search Workshop. Employer representatives will conduct these presentations.

Advanced Interviewing:  Conducted by alumnus Mel Feinberg.  Learn how to sell yourself during the interview.  This workshop will cover how to research and prepare for an interview, how to make a positive impression, what to ask, what not to ask, and how to handle the difficult questions, as well as proper follow-up procedure.  

Wednesday, October 9        

6:00 - 7:30 pm

1308 James Hall

Alumnus Presenter

Advanced Job Search Strategy:  Conducted by employer representative, Terrance Johnson, from City Year www.cityyear.org. This workshop will focus on the most effective methods of job searching and will help participants develop a better understanding of the hiring process and how employers recruit for staff, as well as how to use that information to their advantage.

Tuesday, October 29

6:00 - 7:30 pm

1309 James Hall 

Employer Presenter

                                

Advanced Resume Writing: Learn how to craft resumes and cover letters that open doors and generate interviews.  Learn how to write and structure the resume to make it an effective marketing tool along with the do’s and don’ts for cover letters.

Tuesday, November 26          

 6:00 - 7:30 pm        

1309 James Hall

Special Career Programs

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

PwC Information Session

Tuesday, August 27

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Library - Woody Tanger

NGK

Learn about the firm as well as its internship and full-time opportunities. Priority will be given to Accounting students with  a minimum 3.2 GPA.  Registration required (walk-ins not allowed).

Accounting Orientation: How to Get a Job and Internship in Accounting: Everything You Need to Know Including Top Resume Tips

Tuesday, September 3        

12:15 - 2:00 pm

Library - Woody Tanger

NGK/FB

Do you know when you have to apply for a job or internship?  Wonder what GPA is needed to get into a Big Four?  Want to know how you can make your resume stand out?  How important is being involved in student organizations and having an internship? Get the answers to these questions and more from the people who know (faculty, career center professionals, alumni and current students).  Sponsored by the Accounting Society, NABA, the Accounting Department and the Magner Career Center.  This is a great way to kick off the semester and be aware of all the key dates/opportunities for accounting majors.

Resume Secrets for Accounting Majors conducted by PwC

Tuesday, September 10

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Library - Woody Tanger

FB

PwC recruiter shares insight into the do’s and don’ts of effective resumes. Priority given to students with  a minimum of 3.2 GPA.  Registration required (walk-ins not allowed).

Orientation to Accounting Careers by NABA

Thursday, September 12

6:30 pm

Library - Woody Tanger        

NGK/NABA

This event is organized by the NABA Student Organization with the help of the Magner Career Center.  It will feature alumni panelists who majored in accounting. Panelists include a Goldman Sachs Equity Research Analyst, a PricewaterhouseCoopers Associate, a Citigroup Analyst, an Office of the State Comptroller Senior Examiner, and a Former Grant Thornton Office Managing Partner.  PwC Recruiter plans to attend to be available for questions.

Interviewing Secrets for Accounting Majors conducted by PwC

Thursday, September 26

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Library - Woody Tanger

FB

PwC Recruiter shares insight into the do’s and don’ts of effective interviewing. Priority given to students with  a minimum of 3.2 GPA.  Registration required (walk-ins not allowed).

Deloitte Information Session

Thursday, October 3

 12:30 - 2:00 pm

 Library - Woody Tanger

NGK/FB

Learn about the firm as well as their internship and full-time opportunities. Priority given to students with  a minimum of 3.5 GPA.  Registration required (walk-ins not allowed).

Branding You- How to Promote and Present Yourself to Employers

Friday, October 4

 12:00 - 2:00 pm

SUBO - Occidental Lounge (5th Floor)

Personal Branding is the process whereby people and their careers are marked as brands, meaning you package yourself as a business commodity with a particular skill set and knowledge. Presented by staff from Roger CPA Review, this seminar is for all majors (and a great opportunity for Accounting majors) and will focus on how to brand and market yourself to employers. You will get tips on how to be more effective in searching for jobs and internships and in presenting yourself to prospective employers. Perfect to prepare you for the Brooklyn College Job/Internship Fair on October 25th.

Startups in the City: Careers of the Future in New York’s Silicon Alley

Tuesday, October 8  

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Jefferson Williams, Student Center

SG

New York City, now the second leading tech hub in the nation, can overtake Silicon Valley, according to the Brooklyn Tech Triangle coalition. The Brooklyn area has seen a rise in entrepreneurship, technology and creative firms over the last decade. There are currently more than 520 tech companies in Brooklyn, employing more than 9,600 people, generating $3.1 billion of economic output, and the industry is poised to nearly double by 2015. Come learn more about the tech industry in NYC and how any and all majors can step into this growth industry. A panel of professionals, including Brooklyn College alumni, will speak about the tech industry and provide advice on careers and job opportunities.

Family Feud: Becker CPA Edition

Tuesday, October 15  

12:00 - 2:00 pm

TBA

The Magner Center in partnerships with the Brooklyn College Accounting Society presents a fun-filled game where we’ll test your knowledge about the CPA Exam, New York State CPA requirements, and CPA Careers.

Recruiters Inside Tips to Internships/Jobs in Accounting/Finance

Tuesday, October 22          

12:45 - 2:15 pm

TBA

NGK

Features recruiters/employers discussing tips on effective resumes and interviews, how to be a standout intern/entry level employee, etc. Tips will also include recruiting process and cycle, and how to best apply for a position.  Confirmed panelists include representatives from Citibank (BC alum), Mitchell Titus, Baker Tilly, BioLumina (BC alum) and New York Life.

Business and Accounting Networking Night

Wednesday, November 6

 6:00 pm sharp

RSVP for Room Confirmation

ZG

Networking event for students with alumni and professionals in business and accounting industry.  Meet with successful Brooklyn College alumni working in the fields to expand your professional network and gain insiders’ perspectives. Students wishing to participate must attend the Building Professional Relationships workshop, obtain a recommendation from faculty/BC administrator and complete the required registration form. (SPACE IS LIMITED).   Event location is provided when student’s participation is confirmed.   Contact Zavi Gunn for more information at zgunn@brooklyn.cuny.edu.  

Ted Liebowitz’s Entrepreneur Internship Program Information Session

Date, Time and Location TBA - To Be Announced

Are you interested in the Music, Film or Publishing industries?  Do you want to learn about Retail, Real Estate or the Accounting Business? This program is open to all Brooklyn College students; it is the first entrepreneurial program at Brooklyn College that teaches students how to become an entrepreneur. You will learn both in the classroom and at our retail kiosk, The Brooklyn College Boutique. Learn a skill you will have forever, while having fun, earning cash and getting three (3) school credits (Business 97.5). Selected students will receive a $250 semester stipend plus have the chance to be selected as “The Brooklyn College Entrepreneur of the Year” and win an additional $500 prize!

Dale Carnegie:  Skills to Motivate and Innovate for Entrepreneurs

(School of Business)

Sunday, December 8

(By nomination only)

MS

Speaker:  Eugene Ritchie, Dale Carnegie Trainer

Do you have the motivation to excel and succeed?  Do you know how to maintain the motivation and drive that can make your ideas stand out from the rest?  Innovative ideas derive from motivation, and can lead you to increased productivity and success.  Gain a competitive edge by learning how to keep your head in the game and think outside the box.   Nominations should be emailed to Michael Sarrao at msarrao@brooklyn.cuny.edu.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Beyond the Classroom: What (Else) Can I Do With an Education Degree?

Tuesday, October 1

12:30 - 2:00 pm

SUBO - Occidental Lounge (5th Floor)

 SG/PC

What are the options for education majors if a teaching position does not immediately become available upon graduation? For students contemplating the challenging teaching job market, learn how to turn your education degree into a marketable position while working in the field of education. Meet with our panelists from a range of education-based companies and organizations. Open to all students including undeclared majors.  Co-sponsored by the School of Education. Speakers include representatives from: City Year, FEGS, Los Ninos, Tutor Doctor and more. (Additional career events will be offered in 2013-2014 through the School of Education.)

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES             

Careers in Sports Public Relations

Wednesday, September 18

6:00 pm        

Maroon Room

NGK

Do you love sports? Are you interested in media/public relations? Come and learn about what it is like to have a career in public relations for a major sports team from BC Alumnus, Jonathan Supranowitz, Vice President, Public Relations for the New York Knicks. In his role, Mr. Supranowitz is responsible for all aspects of communications for the team, including managing the public relations department, overseeing all day-to-day media interaction, team publicity, game day media operations and team publications. He will also serve as the team's main spokesperson.  A member of the Knicks Public Relations department since 2000, Mr. Supranowitz will be entering his seventh season affiliated with Madison Square Garden and his 14th season in the National Basketball Association, including stints with the New Jersey Nets and Charlotte Hornets. Also a former sports journalist at New York Newsday, Mr. Supranowitz received his B.A. in 1994 from Brooklyn College. Co-sponsored by Magner Career Center, Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science and Brooklyn College Athletics.

Startups in the City: Careers of the Future in New York’s Silicon Alley

Tuesday, October 8  

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Jefferson Williams, Student Center

 SG

(See School of Business for details.)

Internships in Social Services and Nonprofits

October 17

12:00 - 2:00 pm  

Woody Tanger Auditorium, Library

MM

Do you have a passion for people and a strong desire to help others?  Come and learn about the requirements and strategies for searching, finding and applying for internships directly from a panel of industry-specific employers.   Participating employers include:  United Cerebral Palsy, NYC, Human First, Inc. Los Niño’s Services, Life Vest Inside, and the Department of Labor.

Navigating Global Careers and Internship Opportunities

Thursday, November 7         

5:30 - 7:30 pm

 Location: Woody Tanger Auditorium

PB

(This event is open to all majors, all undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni)

Join us at this event and you will gain a much broader view of the international landscape and current events within your own field of study.  Representatives from the US State Department, Peace Corps, United Nations, CRCC-Asia, and global career employer/professionals.

Here are ten reasons to intern abroad:

Make your resume stand out: Discover a new country; Receive academic credit; Expand your global network; Improve your language skills: Learn a new language; Develop your 'Soft Skills'; Prove you can take initiative; Gain confidence;  Develop a global perspective and understanding; It's an experience you will never forget!                

Behavior Based Interviewing Techniques for the Job Seeker

TBA

FB

This workshop will be conducted by a recruiter from the US Department of Labor.  Many Federal agencies use behavior based interviewing to assess candidates.  This workshop will teach you about behavior based interviewing, the typical questions asked, and how to effectively respond to those questions.

How to Apply for Federal Jobs?

Thursday, November 21

Event Cancelled

FB

The Federal Government needs your talent, energy, and creativity. Working for America will afford you the opportunity to address the tough challenges that our country is facing today and help make a difference.  Explore a career with the Federal Government and enjoy all of the great rewards of being a government employee.  Learn how to navigate the application process and meet with Delores Garcia,  Recruitment Coordinator for the US Department of Labor.  

Winter Break Business Boot Camp For Liberal Arts Students        

January 2014 - TBA

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Student Center        

SG

The Magner Career Center is pleased to offer our second annual boot camp this January 2014 to familiarize liberal arts students with a variety of industries and to help ease the transition from college to career. Boot Camp participants will 1) increase their awareness of exciting and doable career paths for liberal arts students within business fields 2) participate in an interactive training on transferable skills for the job market 3) understand terminology, job functions, and skill sets valued by employers in business, finance, management consulting, human resources, advertising, and 4) expand networks with alumni professionals in diverse fields and learn how to leverage these relationships.

Space is limited to 50 students. This program is for liberal arts students only. (This includes any degree in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; Art History, Anthropology and Psychology majors are also welcome.) Double majors in business and a liberal arts degree will be considered, though preference is given to students without an academic business degree in progress. To add your name to the application invitation list, which will be circulated in November 2013, please email Suzanne Grossman at suzanneg@brooklyn.cuny.edu.

SCHOOL OF NATURAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Careers in Sports Public Relations (See details)

Wednesday, September 18

6:00 pm

Maroon Room        

NGK

Microsoft Career/Recruiting Presentation        

Friday, September 20        

1:00 - 4:00 pm        

John Jay College, CUNY

New Building is 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019                Lecture Hall Room L.63.00

Open to CUNY Juniors, Seniors and Recent Graduates (Class of 2013).                                

Learn about Microsoft products, its culture and opportunities from Vadim Sigalov, Brooklyn College alumnus and US East Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft Services.  Kick-start your potential at Microsoft working on everything from industry-leading products to new technologies. This presentation will focus on Premier Field Engineering and Technical Account Manager opportunities.  The Microsoft Academy for College Hires [MACH] Program is designed for University hires like you:  an inspiring and motivating world class program to help you drive your career and achieve extraordinary things. Professional development, challenging and meaningful work and a global network of over 2,500 MACH employees will enable you to realize your full potential.  Microsoft offers jobs locally, nationally and globally.   Review MACH program http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/gbl/mach.aspx.  Followed by a networking session with Microsoft staff – refreshments served.  Register for Microsoft Presentation on http://portal.brooklyn.cuny.edu and select the Career tab.          

Startups in the City: Careers of the Future in New York’s Silicon Alley

Tuesday, October 8  

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Jefferson Williams, Student Center

SG

New York City, now the second leading tech hub in the nation, can overtake Silicon Valley, according to the Brooklyn Tech Triangle coalition. The Brooklyn area has seen a rise in entrepreneurship, technology and creative firms over the last decade. There are currently more than 520 tech companies in Brooklyn employing over 9,600 people, generating $3.1 billion of economic output, and the industry is poised to nearly double by 2015. Come learn more about the tech industry in NYC and how any and all majors can step into this growth industry. A panel of professionals, including Brooklyn College alumni, will speak about the tech industry and provide advice on careers and job opportunities. Confirmed speakers include:

Internships in the Sciences and Research        

Thursday, October 10

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Jefferson Williams, Student Center

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Come and learn about a variety of internship/summer research programs that offer hands on opportunities to prepare you for careers in the sciences. Why Research?  Research allows you to pursue your interests, to learn something new, to hone your problem-solving skills and to challenge yourself in new ways. Employers participating include: Neuroscience Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU Program), Bellevue Hospital Center, Maimonides Medical Center, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Brooklyn Health Disparities Center (in affiliation with SUNY Downstate), Tell Every Amazing Lady about Ovarian Cancer (TEAL). 

SCHOOL OF VISUAL, MEDIA AND PERFORMING ARTS

Startups in the City: Careers of the Future in New York’s Silicon Alley

Tuesday, October 8

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Jefferson Williams, Student Center

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(See details.)

Brooklyn College Media Nights: Collaboratively Thinking About TV, Radio & Journalism

Tuesday, October 15

 4:30 - 10:00 pm

HD Studio, Whitehead Hall

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Wednesday, October 16  

 4:30 - 10:00 pm

HD Studio, Whitehead Hall

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4:30 pm - Doors open / 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Lectures, discussion, small break  

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Book purchase and autographs

The Department of Television and Radio Department in conjunction with Magner Career Center, WBCR, and The Dean's Office Presents: MEDIA NIGHTS at Brooklyn College. The event is open to the entire college community. Presenters will be of particular interest to faculty and students in TVR, Film and Journalism programs. Details on Emmy and Pulitzer Prize-winning guest speakers and how to register forthcoming. Space is limited and early arrival is encouraged.

Skills to Success in a Multi-Media Company

 (See Pro-Skills for details.)  

DIVERSITY/WOMEN

Women’s Leadership Mentor Luncheon

Tuesday, November 5        

12:30 - 2:00 pm

SUBO, Room TBA

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Magner Career Center, the Brooklyn College Women’s Center, and Brooklyn College Women’s and Gender Studies Program invite women students to a mentoring luncheon featuring alumnae and professionals from a variety of fields who will share advice and resources. Students will have an opportunity to sit at a roundtable and speak with professionals in their area of interest. Space is limited. Please register in advance. (Registration process TBA.)

Out for Work: Resumes, Interviewing and Advancing Your Career for LGBTQ Students and Alumni

Thursday, November 21

Event is Cancelled

Co-sponsored with Brooklyn College LGBTA student club, a guest speaker from the national organization Out for Work will provide a training on essential job, internship and career skills for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students and allies. See www.outforwork.org for more information. Magner Career Center is a certified Silver-level Out for Work career center.

Backpack to Briefcase: Internship Success for Latino Students

Thursday, November 14

12:15-2pm

Gold Room

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The panel is part of Encuentro which is a day long event organized by the Puerto Rican Latino Studies Department and The Latina Family and Staff Organization.  The panel will feature students, employers and programs discussing the importance of internships and how to succeed as an intern. Representatives from Inroads, Emma Bowen, Museo Del Barrio and Humanity in Action and two students who completed an internship through Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and Antonia Pantoja Fellowship

Professional Skills Training Workshops

The Willard and Eleanor Archie Professional Skills Training Program brings real world knowledge and skill enhancing workshops to Brooklyn College students.   Each semester the program provides new workshops from some the most experienced industry professionals and Brooklyn College alumni in the working world.  Take advantage of these opportunities and develop the skills employers want! For information about any of the Professional Skills Training workshops please contact Michael Sarrao at msarrao@brooklyn.cuny.edu 

Biderman Seminar on Leadership and Success (for graduate and senior students)  

Sunday, October 27

10:30 am - 4:00 pm

RSVP for location

Presenter: Charles Biderman, a Brooklyn College alumnus who went to Harvard Business School. Mr. Biderman has created a multimillion dollar net worth three times after starting at zero. To become successful three times requires two major failures. In other words, there is not much about success and failure that Charles has not personally experienced.  Charles’ business career is highlighted at: http://www.trimtabs.com/global/ourteam_biderman.htm. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP to Michael Sarrao at msarrao@brooklyn.cuny.edu with your name, major, graduation date and whether you have any dietary restrictions. Spaces will be filled up first come, first served.  

Note: Participants can list their participation in this conference on their resume.  Students will receive a free copy of the Outliers book (to be picked up at the Magner Center by September 30th and read it prior to the seminar). Failure to pick up the book means you cannot attend.

Facebook vs. LinkedIn

Tuesday, October 1

12:15 - 2:15 pm

2207 James Hall

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Speaker:  Emily Miethner, Founder and President of NY Creative Interns

There is a skill behind using social media to build your online professional persona.  Take Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to the next level in order to land a job in this difficult job market.  Founder and President of NY Creative Interns Emily Miethner will discuss the current trends in social media which will help you land that all important first job!

You will learn:

The Top 5 Ways to Make Celebrity Branding Work for You

Tuesday, October 15        

12:15 - 2:15 pm

Jefferson Williams, Student Center

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Speaker: Vicki Salemi, Career Expert & Author, Talent Acquisition Manager, On-Air Host - Score That Job on MediabistroTV, Editor & Journalist

Celebrities are all around us, made possible by the ever evolving digital social media landscape.  But how can we learn from the successes and failures of those celebrities?  Especially those that live their lives openly and sometimes strategically on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter etc. What are the skills to have a successful online presence? Learn from career expert, author, journalist and on-air host Vicki Salemi as she discusses the do’s and don’ts of professional online branding.  

You will learn:

The Top 5 Skills to Surviving Your Turbulent Twenties

Tuesday, November 12        

12:15 - 2:15 pm

Occidental Lounge, SUBO

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Speaker:  Marcos Salazar, entrepreneur and author of the book Surviving your Turbulent Twenties.

Your twenties are going to be filled with big change, real world challenges and new responsibilities.  It’s the time in your life when you must decide who you are, what you want and where you’re going after college.  Author and Entrepreneur Marcos Salazar will discuss the trials and tribulations during your twenties.  He’ll share his insight into how to successfully transition and thrive during your most turbulent young adult years.  

You will learn:

For the following Dale Carnegie Workshops: Students must be nominated by a Magner Career Center staff member, faculty member or staff member of Brooklyn College to attend workshops.  Nominations should be emailed to Michael Sarrao at msarrao@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Dale Carnegie: Conquer Public Speaking

Friday, November 8                (By Nomination only)                                MS

Speaker:  Eugene Ritchie, Dale Carnegie Trainer

Communication is the number one skill most desired by employers and recruiters.  Attend this workshop and learn to conquer the fear of speaking.  Great for improving interview and on the job performance.  Nominations should be emailed to Michael Sarrao at msarrao@brooklyn.cuny.edu 

Dale Carnegie:  Skills to Motivate and Innovate for Entrepreneurs

Sunday, December 8                (By Nomination only)                                MS

Speaker:  Eugene Ritchie, Dale Carnegie Trainer

Do you have the motivation to excel and succeed?  Do you know how to maintain that motivation and drive that can make your ideas stand out from the rest?  Innovative ideas derive from motivation and can lead you to increased productivity and success.  Gain a competitive edge by learning how to keep your head in the game and think outside the box.  Nominations should be emailed to Michael Sarrao at msarrao@brooklyn.cuny.edu 

Pre-Law Events

Magner Center Pre-law Orientation and Internship Opportunities  

Tuesday, October 1      

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Room 411 Library

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Wednesday, October 2

  4:30 - 6:00 pm

1309 James  Hall

Come and speak directly with the Brooklyn College Pre-law Team.  BC Alumni will describe their law school career paths and offer details on skills needed to pursue a law career. In addition, LSAT instructors from the Focus Law Approach Review and Kaplan will be there to answer all of your exam prep questions.

Magner Career Center/Kaplan Practice Test Exams       

Friday, October 4   

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Woody Tanger - Library

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The following practice exams will be administered:

  • LSAT  

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Room  241 Library

  • GRE

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Room  242 Library  

  • MCAT

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Room  283  Library

Take a practice exam and find out how you would score on the test.  Once you’ve taken the exam, an Instructor will give you exclusive strategies on how to tackle the more difficult questions you’ve just encountered. You will also receive a detailed analysis of your performance on the exam at the Hillel Center at Brooklyn College, including a breakdown of your performance by section and question type, along with explanations of answers for every question. In addition, lunch will be served.  Note: Test Results are available on the same day between 11:00–3:00 at Hillel Center with the exception of the GMAT, which will be administered and graded online only!

LSAC Law Forum Event (Off-Campus):                                     

Hilton Hotel-1335 Ave of the America, New York, NY 10009

Friday,October 18  

10:00 am - 5:00 pm  

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Saturday, October 19  

  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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LSAC offers pre-registration online at www.lsat.org for the Law School Forums. Attendees can register their information with LSAC ahead of time, saving them the time of filling out a paper form on-site.  At the event there will be pre-Law Advisors present to counsel attendees. LSAC staff is available as well.  In addition, there will be a minority resource table to answer questions and provide information of particular interest to minority candidates considering careers in law.  For everyone’s convenience there will be a schedule of events posted at the registration area of the law school forum.  See you there!  

Magner Center/Kaplan / Personal Statement Writing Seminar

Tuesday, November 19  

12:30 -2:30 pm

1207 James Hall

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This event will provide students with tips, tools and feedback on all things related to personal statements for law school applications.  

Co-Sponsors: Magner Center for Career Development and Internships

http://career.brooklyn.cuny.edu 

Lay Advocate Program www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/offices/studlife/layadvocate.html  

Political Science Department, Legal Profession Society, Philosophy Department

Company Visits Programs

Learn first-hand about a profession and its career requirements from a visit to a company in the career field of your choice. Please email Suzanne Grossman at suzanneg@brooklyn.cuny.edu to add your name to the invitation list for upcoming visits. Indicate your major and which type of company or career you are interested in. Past visits have included Google, MTV, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Simon and Schuster, Food Network, NYC Government, CNN-Anderson Cooper, Estee Lauder, accounting firm J.H. Cohn, and more. Company visits are usually by faculty or staff invitation only, and require attendance at the Building Professional Relationships workshop prior to the visit.

City Year NYC - Company Visit

Friday, September 27

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Manhattan Location        

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Come learn more about becoming a City Year Corps Member after graduation through this site visit.

City Year (www.cityyear.org) is an education-focused organization that partners with high need public schools to provide full-time targeted student interventions. In communities across the US and through two international affiliates, City Year's teams of AmeriCorps members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class support, 1-on-1 and small group tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs that keep kids in school and on track to success. The organization's culture emphasizes the values of leadership, diversity and community service. To qualify for City Year, you must be between the ages of 17 and 24, be a US citizen or legal permanent resident alien, and be able to dedicate 10 months to full-time service. Brooklyn College Students graduating in December 2013 and June 2014 are given first preference for this visit.

Request a space on the visit here: http://tinyurl.com/BC-CityYearVisit 

Email Suzanne Grossman at suzanneg@brooklyn.cuny.edu with any questions. Space is limited.

311 Call Center Representative Workshop

311 Call Center Representative (CCR)  Application Submission and Review Workshop                ZG

Applications are available in 1303 James Hall and BC Portal’s Career tab.  Review eligibility, requirements and  application submission protocol. Note:  Student cannot attend workshop unless resume is approved by the Magner Career Center, application is completed and eligibility requirements are met.  Workshops on 1st Wednesdays at 12:00 pm or 3rd Wednesdays at 6:00 pm when classes are in session.  

Webinars

Leveraging LinkedIn Webinar  

Thursday, November 7

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

 Online Webinar

Find out some easy ways to use this powerful online network to make the most of your job search.  You’ll receive valuable advice from a recruiter on how to get noticed.  Make sure you are taking advantage of everything LinkedIn offers to build your brand and market yourself professionally.  Sponsored by CUNY School of Professional Studies.

Networking for Entrepreneurs Webinar

Thursday, November 14

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

 Online Webinar

Gain advice and insight from a savvy panel of entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated their way through the business world.  Learn how to effectively conduct business focused networking.  Receive helpful tips on how to expand your network of contacts and generate more solid networking opportunities to help you succeed. Sponsored by CUNY School of Professional Studies. 

 

Resume Workshop: Fixing Up Your Job Search Toolkit Webinar

Thursday, November 21

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

 Online Webinar

Learn how to give your resume a face-lift and fix up your job search toolkit.  Discover how to write a results-oriented resume and cover letter that reflect your relevant experience, abilities and accomplishments.  Find out how to present yourself on paper when filling out online applications, sending thank you notes and more. Sponsored by CUNY School of Professional Studies.

Magner Office Hours

Monday: 

9:00 – 4:45

Tuesday: 

9:00 – 7:45*

Wednesday:  

9:00 – 7:45*

Thursday: 

9:00 – 4:45

Friday:

9:00 – 4:45

Drop-in Hours for Resume Review and Approval

Monday: 

11:30 – 1:00

Tuesday: 

  3:00  – 4:30

5:30 - 6:30*

Wednesday: 

11:30 – 1:00

5:30 - 6:30*

Thursday:

  3:30 – 4:30

* Late night when classes are in session.

Magner Career Center Professional Staff

Dr. Robert M. Oliva

Director

Fred Balsam  

Associate Director for Employer Relations and Operations

Natalia Guarin-Klein  

Associate Director for Internships and Alumni Programs

Zavi Gunn  

Associate Director for Career Development

Pamela Brown

Internship Program Specialist and Pre-Law Advising

Miriam Miles

Internship Program Coordinator

Michael Sarrao  

Professional Skills Training Program Coordinator

Suzanne Grossman

Career Education and Training Coordinator

Paula Cohen

Early Career Advisement Specialist

Magner Career Center Mission Statement

Magner Career Center provides students the knowledge, skills, values and opportunities essential to fulfilling their career aspirations.  Through partnerships with employers, alumni, and faculty and staff students are prepared to succeed in today’s competitive global economy.

The Magner Career Center employs innovative programming and technical enhancements in an inviting professional environment that allows students to take full advantage of the center’s comprehensive career services.  

Programs at the Magner Career Center include:

Sign-up for eRecruiting

eRecruiting is an online database which Brooklyn College uses to administer the Job/Internship Recruiting program as well as part-time, full-time, and internship listings. Through eRecruiting, students may apply to jobs and sign up for interview times online.

Log on to the BC Web Portal via Career tab to Access eRecruiting.  

First Time Users

Make sure you have registered with the Magner Center before atempting to acess eRecruiting by logging onto the BC WebCentral https://portal.brooklyn.edu and select the Career Tab.

Your username will be the FIRST LETTER OF YOUR FIRST NAME, your ENTIRE LAST NAME, the LAST FOUR (4) DIGITS OF YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER and the word"brooklyn".

example: John Test with a SS# of 123-45-6789 will have the default username JTEST6789brooklyn.

Your default password will be 123p@ssw0rd (Note that it is the number 0).

STUDENT LOGIN PROCEDURES

Note:  From the eRecruiting Student home page, you will see important messages and instructions from the career center. Please read these messages carefully! To start, please complete the following initial steps: