Upcoming Workshops & Events: April 14 – 20, 2015

Please make sure to RSVP on STARR Search to guarantee a seat.



April 14, 2015, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm


Receive helpful tips about how to effectively prepare for the next job fair you attend. Hear about the most successful techniques for following up and ensuring a winning effort in all of your career fair connections. The Big Apple Job Fair is scheduled for Friday, April 17th.

REGISTER FOR THE DAYTIME SESSION: sps.cuny.edu/jobfairday




April 14, 2015, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Receive helpful tips about how to effectively prepare for the next job fair you attend. Hear about the most successful techniques for following up and ensuring a winning effort in all of your career fair connections. The Big Apple Job Fair is scheduled for Friday, April 17th.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENING SESSION: sps.cuny.edu/jobfairnight


3) Job Search Boot Camp

April 15, 2015, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

2-190 NVC

Week 2 of a 6 week series:

Seniors and recent alumni (1-3 years postgrad) who are seeking employment may join this weekly group to learn about the most effective job search methods, ask questions, and engage in activities to enhance their skills. Each week covers different aspects of the job search process, so participants are encouraged to attend all or as many sessions as possible.



4) Big Apple Job Fair Success Strategies

April 15, 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:30pm

2-190 NVC

Are you planning to participate in the Big Apple Job Fair on Friday, April 17th? If so, be sure to attend this Career Fair Success Strategies Workshop, co-sponsored by Golden Key and the Starr Career Development Center, to get a Competitive Edge!

Every year the SCDC co-sponsors the Big Apple Job Fair with the other CUNY Schools to offer companies a unique opportunity to meet CUNY students and for students to engage in preliminary interviews and acquire information about companies. At this workshop, participants will learn how to make the most of a career fair, including how to prepare, what to wear, techniques to use, and how to follow up with companies afterward.




5) Secrets to a Successful Job & Internship Search

April 15, 2015, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

2-190 NVC

Many of you come to the STARR Career Development Center because you are not sure how to get started on your job or internship search, are feeling overwhelmed by the process, or have been applying but haven’t yet found the right internship or post-graduation opportunity. We can help! We work with students to break the job search down into smaller steps, set goals for their search and learn how to tackle them. Whether you haven’t thought much about what you would like to do for this summer or after graduation, have already decided and just need help getting there, or are somewhere in between, this workshop is for you.
In this interactive workshop you will:
• Learn about the elements of a successful job search
• Set goals for your own job search
• Come away with resources to help you achieve the goals you’ve set



6) LinkedIn 101: LinkedIn Profile Development

April 16, 2015, 12:30 pm –2:00 pm

2-190 NVC

Did you know that there are 70K+ Baruch alumni on LinkedIn? With over 250 million professionals on LinkedIn, LinkedIn is one of the most powerful online professional resources and an easy way for you to connect with alumni and industry professionals. Join this workshop to learn how to develop your profile and make it stand out.

At the end of the workshop, you have the opportunity to take a professional headshot.



7) Networking Etiquette

April 16, 2015, 12:30 pm –2:30 pm

14-250 NVC

Hear from Terri Thompson, Owner of Terri Thompson Presents, and learn the 4 golden rules of Networking.

Hear about the do’s and don’ts and put them into practice!

Light refreshments will be provided.



8) Mandatory On Campus Recruiting Workshop

April 16, 2015, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

2-190 NVC



9) The CUNY Big Apple Job & Internship Fair

April 17, 2015, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

This CUNY event will be held at the River Pavilion and Galleria, Jacob Javits Center, Manhattan
(Enter at 11th Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets)

For more information about the career fair and attending employers go to:

Information for CUNY Students/Alumni



10) Cover Letters and Other Business Correspondence

April 20, 2015, 2:00 pm –3:30 pm

2-190 NVC

A cover letter serves as your formal introduction and first impression on a potential employer or professional contact. Attend this workshop and learn how to develop and design a professional, marketable cover letter that will get you an interview. Format and content will be covered


Business Dining Basics

As originally published in the Ticker 11/17, http://ticker.baruchconnect.com/article/career-spotlight-week-10/

By Jessica Kweon, Peer for Career

Business dining has become an integral part of the recruiting process with the third or fourth interview usually involving a meal. On Thursday, October 30, Terri Thompson, business journalist and etiquette consultant, shared some excellent tips during the Dining Etiquette workshop hosted by the Starr Career Development Center.

First and foremost, the meal is an interview and the main goal is to receive the job offer, so you should focus on answering questions and making conversation. During the meal, try your best to avoid “chipmunk cheeks” and having a full mouth by consuming small bites. Nevertheless, do not neglect your food either; if you happen to not like what is being served, be mindful and try to stomach a couple bites, unless you have a strong aversion to the dish or for religious reasons you cannot eat the food. Avoid looking fussy about your food as it may turn off the hiring team. Keep in mind that the interviewer is most likely choosing the restaurant, so any dietary restrictions you have should be discussed beforehand. It is your responsibility to check out the menu beforehand and let him or her know about any concerns. Don’t over-complicate what to order; play it safe by ordering any specials or ask for recommendations. Additionally, make a conscious decision to not order alcohol, even if it is offered. After the meal, do not forget to thank the interviewer; send a handwritten letter or email a thank you note within 24-48 hours.

For additional tips, stay tuned for Terri Thompson’s Networking Etiquette Workshop in April!

What is an Informational Interview?

As originally published in the Ticker 11/10,  http://ticker.baruchconnect.com/article/career-spotlight-week-9/

By Jiaxin Karen Lu, Peer for Career

An informational interview is a session during which a student will get valuable information regarding job outlook, industry trends, or any other career-related tips from a professional. The purpose of an informational interview differs from a traditional interview – the outcome is not a job offer, but an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the field, add to your network, and position yourself for potential hiring.

If you would like to set up an informational interview, reach out to any prior contacts you have met from networking sessions and your connections on LinkedIn. After you identify the professionals you want to speak with, contact them for a 20-30 minute informational interview at a setting that is convenient for them to meet. If the professional agrees to meet you at a certain time, make sure to show up at least 15-20 minutes earlier to secure a table and have your questions ready. After the session, politely thank the professional for their time and effort, and also send a thank-you note to show your appreciation and follow-up with any additional questions. You may also attach your resume if this was discussed.

In addition, a few resources that can help you obtain more relevant information about informational interviews or find contacts to start the process will be LinkedIn, interviewing workshops, or any other job search workshops at the Starr Career Development Center.

An informational interview is a great way for students to network with alumni or professionals, gain insight, and gather helpful advice on their professional development.







Upcoming Workshops & Events: November 12

Please make sure to RSVP on STARR Search to guarantee a seat!


1) Diversity Pipeline Programs Panel Networking Event

November 13, 2014, 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

3-150 NVC

Diversity Pipeline Programs Panel Networking Event
(In Collaboration with Baruch SEEK Program and the Urban Male Leadership Academy)

Learn about prestigious internship, fellowship, leadership, & professional development
programs for underserved/underrepresented students.

Guest Speakers include representatives from:
– America Needs You (formetly New York Needs You)
– Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)
– The 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP)
– Sponsors for Educational Opportunities (SEO)
– T. Howard Foundation

Co-sponsors: USG, ADS, ALPFA, Alpha Kappa Psi, ASCEND, BSA, BSU, FLP, G.L.A.S.S., Golden Key, MBC, NABA, Peers for Careers, RSSP/P2P, WIB, Women Empowered for Success, and others


2) Mastering the Job Interview-Basic

November 13, 2014, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

2-190 NVC

How do you prepare a personal pitch? How do you respond to challenging interview questions? What questions should you ask and avoid asking? How do you close the interview? Attend this workshop and learn the steps to follow before, during and after the interview to increase your chances of landing the job you want.


3) Building Your Brand: The Personal Pitch

November 17, 2014, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

2-190 NVC

Learn and practice how to give a short verbal “advertisement” for yourself to help with networking and job interviewing. This personal pitch can be used to introduce yourself to an employer at a Job or Internship Fair, to introduce yourself at a networking event or networking telephone call, to answer the typical interview question “Tell me about yourself,” and in many other circumstances.


4) Finance 201

November 18, 2014, 3:00 pm – 2:30pm

2-190 NVC

Are you interested in a Career in Financial Services? Do you want to understand what the difference between Sales, Trading and Investment Banking is? Finance 201 will take a deeper look at Careers in the Financial Services Industry and will give you some tips on what to expect when conducting a job search for these careers.


5) Finding Your FOCUS

November 18, 2014, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This workshop will be held in NVC 8-160.

Are you concerned about choosing a major and or career? This workshop will help you Find your FOCUS. This hands on session will walk you through FOCUS 2 Online Career and Education Planning System. Come discover how the career assessments, up to date industry information and “what can I do with a Major in X” tools on FOCUS 2 will help you successfully navigate your college and career journey.



November 19, 2014, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

2-190 NVC

REGISTER: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/903978122

Get ideas about 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.


7) Build Confidence! Improving Your Interpersonal Skills II

November 19, 2014, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

2-190 NVC

Part 2 of 2 Build Confidence Workshops: This workshop focuses on the “what to” say and the “verbal content” in interpersonal skills. Wonder how others get ahead or appear to be confident when it is so hard for you? Learn the importance of interpersonal and communication skills. Learn effective strategies to build confidence. Being more assertive helps you in your interviews and job search as well as in school and in your social life.