Plan Ahead Get Ahead

Plan Ahead Get Ahead

Plan Ahead, Get Ahead

A series of events
Oct 16–Nov 9
All programs support the Academic Journey by guiding sophomores through opportunity exploration, learning strategies to be planful, and assistance with opportunities' applications and processes

WEEK 2  

MON, Oct 23

Creating your Professional Pitch
12-1pm, L.72 NB
Your professional pitch or elevator pitch is a great way to summarize who you are to an employer. By using your pitch, you can effectively market your skills and abilities, ensuring that you are memorable to the employer. This workshop will show you how to develop and present a concrete and unforgettable professional pitch. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Gen Ed's & GPAs with Peer Academic Advisors
1:40-2:55pm, 1.82 NB
Ever wonder how your GPA is calculated? Or how to predict what different semester grades will do to your CUM GPA? RSVP today to learn from Peer Academic Advisors easy ways to keep yourself on track and get the opportunity you want!

Study Abroad in Quintana Roo (winter '18)
1:40-2:55pm, 1.76 NB
Come learn more about the JJC study-abroad program in Quintana Roo, Mexico with program director Prof. Brian Montes and study abroad advisors. The program is scheduled for January 2018. Check out their website for more info.

Psychology, Mental Health, & Social Work
Cuny Master's And Doctoral Info Session

5:30-7:30pm, CUNY Graduate Center

TUES, Oct 24

Study Abroad in Cuba (Jan. 2018)
1:40-2:55pm, 1.76 NB
Come learn more about the JJC study-abroad program in Cuba with program director, Prof. Lissette Delgado-Cruzata and study abroad advisors. The program is scheduled for January 2018. Check out their website for more info.

Internship Info Session
4-4:45pm, L.72 NB
Did you know that college students who have interned have more success finding jobs after graduation? The Center for Career & Professional Development encourages all John Jay students to intern if possible. This information session will help you understand common internship terms, how to find and apply for internships, and how to obtain academic credit for your internship. Attendance is recommended for those students wishing to register for an academic internship course. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Environmental Law Program with Pace Law School
1:40-2:55pm, 1.103 NB
How can law protect the environment, create sustainable development, and mitigate climate change? The Pre-Law Institute is pleases to announce a special lecture by John Nolan. Professor Nolan is a Distinguished Professor of Law at Pace University-Elisabeth Haub School of Law where he teaches property, land use, and sustainable development law courses and is Counsel to the Law School’s Land Use Law Center which he founded in 1993. For additional information, please contact the Pre-Law Institute at pli@jjay.cuny.edu.

WED, Oct 25

Interviewing Skills Workshop
12-1pm, L.72 NB
Performing a successful job or internship interview takes practice, and this workshop will help enhance your interview preparation. We will provide suggestions for the best ways to answer common interview questions, how to prepare for the big day, and how to follow up after the interview. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

LSAT Strategies Session
1:40-2:55pm, 1.82 NB
Learn key LSAT concepts and techniques from the founder of PLUCK Preperation! RSVP at pli@jjay.cuny.edu

Study Abroad In Italy
1:40-2:55pm, 1.76 NB
Come learn more about the John Jay College - Lorenzo de' Medici program in Florence, Italy with study abroad advisors. The program is scheduled for January 2018. Check out their website for more info.

Learning by Doing: Finding Experiential Learning Opportunities
1:40-2:55pm, 1.103 NB
Join us to learn about the power of experiential learning opportunities for your academic journey and beyond. What are experiential learning opportunities? Opportunities that allow you to show what you’ve been learning in and outside of class. These include internships, performing research with faculty, and study abroad. Hear from students who have participated in these experiences and learn about opportunities coming up next semester that you can participate in.

THURS, Oct 26

Social Media Do's & Don'ts
1:40-2:55pm, L2.85 NB
Come engage in an interactive discussion about the positive and negative influences social media can have on your career.

FRI, Oct 27

Graduate School Seminar
9:30am-12:30pm, 9.64 NB

WEEK 3  

MON, Oct 30

Internship Info Session
2-2:45pm, L.72 NB
Did you know that college students who have interned have more success finding jobs after graduation? The Center for Career & Professional Development encourages all John Jay students to intern if possible. This information session will help you understand common internship terms, how to find and apply for internships, and how to obtain academic credit for your internship. Attendance is recommended for those students wishing to register for an academic internship course. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Social Media Workshop
3-4pm, L.72 NB
Now that employers can easily find our Facebook or Linkedin profiles, it is essential that we keep the content on our social media sites appropriate. Learn the importance of professional branding by managing your social media profiles and how you can use your profiles for networking and job searching. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

WED, Nov 1

Networking Workshop
11am-12pm, L.72 NB
Networking is an essential aspect of communicating with others in order to attain your career goals. You will learn how to develop and maintain your various network sources, how to conduct an informational interview and how to prepare for and act at networking events including professional dress and etiquette. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Learn & Earn
1:40-2:55pm, L2.84 NB
Interested in working on campus? Connect on-campus work experience to your academic journey, professional goals, and your other interests. Find the opportunity that is right for you by learning from fellow peers.

THURS, Nov 2

Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship Info Session
1:40-2:55pm, 1.101 NB
Come learn about the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship and the application process for John Jay students. This fellowship is a three year program that provides funded summer internships and unprecedented opportunities to promising undergraduate students. Fellows are provided with annual funding of $5,500, $6,500 and $7,000, in addition to a $2,000 Discovery Fund to develop their personal, professional, and cultural potential. For additional information, please contact the Pre-Law Institute at pli@jjay.cuny.edu.

Create A Professional Eportfolio
1:40-2:55pm, 016W
Spotlight Your Achievements with ePortfolio! At this hands-on workshop, you will create and begin editing your own ePortfolio with John Jay eTerns. Learn more at the ePortfolio website.

WEEK 4  

MON, Nov 6

Resume Writing Workshop
1:50-2:50pm, L.72 NB
Learn how to prepare the best possible representation of your academic and professional qualifications for any job or internship. Learn proper formatting, strategies for sending them to employers, and tips on making your resume stand out! RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

TUES, Nov 7

Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative Info Session
1:40-2:55pm, 1.105 NB
Are you a sophomore or a junior interested in gaining real-world experience in the juvenile justice system, while earning academic credits, developing leadership skills, and receiving a competitive stipend? Attend and information session and hear from current fellows about their experience and about the application process. To learn more, check out the Pinkerton Community Fellowship Program website.

Pre-Health Advisement Open House
1:40-2:55pm, 1.82 NB

WED, Nov 8

Registration Fair
1:40-2:55pm, Hound Square
Plan Prepare Persist!
Compete to win prizes while you:
•  Check your spring 2018 registration readiness
•  Map your progress to graduation
•  Explore creative options to earn credit

Internship Info Session
3:30-4:15pm, L.72 NB
Did you know that college students who have interned have more success finding jobs after graduation? The Center for Career & Professional Development encourages all John Jay students to intern if possible. This information session will help you understand common internship terms, how to find and apply for internships, and how to obtain academic credit for your internship. Attendance is recommended for those students wishing to register for an academic internship course. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

THURS, Nov 9

Cover Letter Writing
1:50-2:50pm, L.72 NB
Cover letters can be tricky to create. Fitting all the necessary information that is relevant to the job you want can be a daunting task. In this workshop you will learn how to develop succinct cover letters that are tailored to suit various positions. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.