Friday, February 14, 2014

Events for the Week of 2/17/14

Beyond LinkedIn: Using Niche Social Media Platforms in the Job Hunt
LinkedIn is the go-to platform for keeping up with news and staying in touch with professional contacts, but have you considered using niche social media platforms to help you get a job? FindSpark shows you how to use platforms like Pinterest, Polyvore, reddit, Instagram, and YouTube to your advantage!

Wednesday, February 19 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  at the Wix Lounge, 235 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, NYC

For more details and registration, click here.

SOPHOMORES! Have you signed up for the ACE Trips?
The Office of Alumni Relations, the Career Center, and the Center for University Advisement invite you to join us for a Sophomore Academic Career Exploration trip into New York City for a behind-the scenes site visit! Tour the business and meet with a variety of team members from various departments, many of whom are Hofstra Alumni! Your trip includes lunch and LIRR train tickets on us! We will leave campus at 9:30 am, and return before 5 pm.

Our spring ACE trips are to:
Mashable - Friday, February 28, 2014
Harper Collins - Friday, March 7, 2014

First come-first served! SPACE IS LIMITED -- RSVP by emailing with the subject line: ACE -- RSVP. Include your name, Hofstra ID, Phone Number, and trip preference!

Quick Question Hours:
Get your resume or cover letter critiqued in The Career Center!
Monday – Thursday: 2pm-4pm
Friday: 11am-1pm

Save the Date!

Skills-Based Panel with Zarb Alumni: What is Business Communication?
The importance of written and verbal communication skills for success in business will be discussed by Zarb Alumni that are currently business professionals. See what it takes to follow in their footsteps! This event is open to undergraduate Zarb students only.

Tuesday, February 25 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in The Career Center

Mock Interview Night with Zarb Alumni
Students will be able to participate in a practice 30-minute interview with a Zarb School of Business Alum. Pre-registration on Pride-CMS is required for this event. This event is open to undergraduate Zarb students only.

Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in The Career Center

Speech- Language-Hearing Sciences Career Open House
Are you looking for a rewarding career? Attend this information session to learn about opportunities to major in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and truly make a difference in the lives of others!

Wednesday, February 26 during Common Hour in Davison Hall, Room 101

Film/TV Workshop
This interactive workshop will focus on careers and internships in the film and television industry. Come network with and learn from panelists working in the television and film industry who will cover topics including how to behave on a set, how to get an internship, and a typical day on set and in the production office, and what life is like after graduation! 

Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. in Breslin Hall, Room 110

Social Media Makeover
Express your social media self!  Check out The Career Center table as a part of P.R.I.D.E. Week and have your social media profiles reviewed by a career counselor to ensure the effective free exchange of your personal virtual brand!  You will receive tips and advice from career professionals on your personal profiles, and have the opportunity to be photographed for a professional headshot to use on your social media accounts including LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter!

Friday, February 28 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center Atrium

The Spring Career Fair will be:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex (Arena)

Meet with employers who are ready to #HireWithPRIDE!
There are full-time, part-time, and internship positions available for all majors!

Looking for information about different careers while building your professional network?

All you have to do is A.S.K.!

Get answers by using the Alumni Student Konnection, where you can communicate directly with Hofstra Alumni in a variety of fields to learn more about different careers and industries that interest you! Use this resource to build or add to your professional network and learn about ways to advance your career search!

To get started:
Log In to the Hofstra Portal at
Click on “Hofstra Online”
Click on “A.S.K. Online - Alumni Student Konnection”
Search by Class Year, School, Major, or other keywords to Konnect with Alumni!

Looking for more information about the career search process?

Candid Career is a great resource for students, no matter where you stand on your Path of Pride. You can watch videos that show you what it’s like to work in a certain field, learn tips and tricks on interviewing, and more!

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