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1 CAREER SERVICES OFFICE CSO Orientation Presented by the Career Services Office

2 Agenda An overview of the education sector hiring practices The 12 month timeline CSO mission and services Access points to service Internships, Internship Expo, Consulting Summary of resources and staff

3 Applying the Education Degree Sectors PreK12& Higher EducationHigher Education Non-Profit Non- Governmen tal Government Consulting Media&Technology Healthcare

4 Hiring Methods Structured Recruiting –Organizations has a need for a large number of new hires –Generally entry level positions –If they visit universities the organizations pick core schools –Formal application process in place –Examples include schools, large strategy consulting firms, young professional programs Just-time Recruiting –Organizations that are not hiring in large numbers –Generally have minimal entry level positions –Often do not visit or use university recruiting services –Examples include non- profit organizations, government positions, non-governmental positions (excluding YPP’s)

5 12 Month Timeline What you need to know to develop your timeline: Preferred sector Hiring practices for this sector Understand your gaps in experience to the function you would like to obtain. Working backwards: –Fill your gaps –Develop your professional relationships –Develop your marketing materials –Practice for your interviews –Reach out to your professional relationships –Apply with expectation that employment will not come immediately

6 CSO Mission Statement The professional bridge for the students to have impact in the education sector. Students will have knowledge of the education sector and functions within We provide tools for students to market themselves to the employment sector so they take charge of their career decision and job search. We offer opportunities’ for engagement with employers that allows students to promote themselves as potential employees. Providing the tools and informing students of the process to obtain licensure. The users of our services make prudent career decisions that result in employment or further study after graduation.

7 Career Online Workshop and Ed.M. Online Career Resource Center ↓ Program-Based Workshops ↓ Resumania ↓ Special topics Sessions ↓ Office Hours Mission Points: Students will have knowledge of the education sector and functions within We provide tools for students to create and market themselves to the employment sector so they take charge of their career decision and job search.

8 Mission Points: Students will have knowledge of the education sector and functions within We offer opportunities’ for engagement with employers that allows students to promote themselves as potential employees. Internship Expo ↓ Recruiting Intensive Period (twice a year) ↓ PreK-12 Expo ↓ Social Impact Expo ↓ Career Days ↓ Hired ↓ Harvard Career Services Partnership Events ↓ HGSE Outreach Committee and CSO Student Advisory Board

9 CAREER SERVICES OFFICE 24/7 Access Ed.M Online Resource Center Hired

10 Internships and the Internship Expo Internship Center Finding Internships Hired posting Internship Expo Creating your own position Internship Expo Exploration vs. obtaining a position Targeting employers

11 Distance Internships Distant Internship Program (DIP) enables you to intern "virtually" for an organization outside of the Boston area DIP was developed through a close partnership with Professor Reimers as a way to support IEP students who are especially focused on gaining experiences across the globe See more information on S997 course site CIDE (1) International Baccalaureate (2-3) Know.Do.Serve.Learn (1) MedArt Productions (1) Octavio Paz International Academy (1) Peace Corps (2) Room to Read (1) Save the Children (3) Teach for All (1, possibly 2) The Teacher Foundation (2)

12 Consulting Introduction to Consulting – August 31, 6-7PM Bain & Company Networking & Information Session (undergrad focused) Thu, September 1, 8pm – 9pm 1 Bennet St (The Charles Hotel) Boston Consulting Group Networking & Information Session* (undergrad focused) Tue, September 6, 6:30pm – 7:30pm Parthenon Group Networking & Information Session Tue, September 6, 5pm – 6pm 20 Quincy St (Harvard Faculty Club) McKinsey and Company Networking & Information Session* (undergrad focused) Mon, September 12, 6:30pm – 7:30pm 1 Bennet St (The Charles Hotel) * McKinsey and BCG typically have separate information sessions for “advanced degree candidates.” They have not been posted to yet

13 Resources Preparing for the job search –Online Career Workshop  Focus on choice of industry and function –Online Career Resource Center  Resume  Cover Letter  Interviewing  Negotiation  Diversity –Additional resources  Program Workshops  Resumania’s  ConnectEd & other cross- program Q&A sessions  Office hours –Online resources  Entry points - MyGSE, Applying to positions –Events  Recruiting Intensive Period  Career Days  Expo’s  Harvard University events –Online resources  Entry points – MyGSE, CSO website, Hired  Hired  Directories  Guidestar  CareerBeam  LinkedIn  Crimson Compass

14 Staff Five and a half staff members with service to approximately 975 students –Valerie Sutton – Director of Career Services –Mary Frazier-Davis – Associate Director Career Services –Debra Breyan – Manager of Career Programs –Rachael McDermott – Employer Relations Specialist –Roger Dempsey – Licensure Specialist –Sarah Deighton – FEP Specialist

15 Advice from Recent Grads… “Do what you love. Passion is essential to doing what you do well” “Start early (December or January may be appropriate depending on your field) and take your job search as seriously as your coursework during your last semester if you want to have a job upon graduation.” “Do an internship!! And contact old colleagues who have moved on to other things... they can have an interesting variety of connections.” “Network, network, network! Especially among your cohort and professors” “Make sure to integrate it into your schedule during the second term. I overloaded my schedule in the fall in order to take three and a half classes in the spring, which allowed time for job searches… Make sure to bolster experience if you are not coming from working in the field. You can do this through internships, research assistantships or volunteer work.” “It is scary to make phone call and to put yourself out there. You have to push yourself to get over the fear. After the third phone call it is much easier. Also, it is essential that you make face-to-face contact. Go to the area that you want to work and drop off your resume in person.”


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