Center for Career and Experiential Education

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Upcoming Events 2016 -2017

Fall Internship & Job Fair Boot Camp: November 9, 2016, 4:30-6 PM, Memorial Union, Atriums 1 and 2

Fall Internship & Job Fair, Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 11am-2pm, Memorial Union Ballroom

Summer Job & Internship Boot Camp: March 1, 2017, 4:30-6 PM, Memorial Union, Atriums 1 and 2

Summer Job & Internship Fair, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 11am-2pm, Memorial Union Ballroom

Spring Career & Internship Boot Camp: March 29, 4:30-6 PM, Memorial Union, Atriums 1 and 2

Spring Career & Internship Fair, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 11am-3pm, Ryan Center

Professional Development Week

November 14 – 18, 2016

Resume Drop-In

Career Education Specialists and Employers
Foundation Board Room Upper College Rd

Having a stellar resume is important in order to pursue an internship, a job, graduate school or a summer position. Resume review is the ideal second look you may need to confirm you have captured the necessary key words to secure an interview. Visit us anytime between 11-1 with your hard copy or electronic resume for a review and feedback.

Aligning Your Values with Your Major & Career

Presenter: Sarah Miller Time: Monday Nov 14 11am- 12:00 pm
Location: Great Room
Understand YOUR signature strengths and how to harness their power to be and do your best in academics, career, and in your personal life! Prior to attending, go online and complete the free VIA Character Strength Assessment,, and bring your results with you.

The Art of Cover Letter Writing

Presenter: Tammy Leso Time: Monday Nov 14 12pm – 1pm
Location: Memorial Union Rm 318
Writing a cover letter is like storytelling. You want the reader to know more about your professional self, goodness of fit for the role, and how your skills are a match for the position.

Do What You Are

Presenter: Kim Stack Time: Tuesday Nov 15 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Memorial Union Atrium 1
Personality and career choices are connected. Take your Type Focus Inventory prior to attending,, click new users to register, create username and password then input site password uri47, the welcome menu provides a link to the self-assessment option. Participants encouraged to bring results.

Living Well to Work Well

Presenter: Angela Potts Time: Tuesday Nov 15 2:00 – 3:15 pm
Location: Memorial Union Atrium 1
Self-care is about taking the time to focus on your own well-being so that you are emotionally, mentally, and physically energized around your personal and work life. Attend this session to assess your self-care and develop your personal self-care plan.

Creating Your 30-Second Elevator Pitch

Presenter: Kristina Moyet Time: Tuesday Nov 15 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: Memorial Union Rm 318
Demonstrating who you are with a 30-second elevator pitch might connect you to new people and opportunities. A brief encounter could dramatically change your life. Are you ready…with the right pitch and, even more important, with the right delivery?

Developing a Professional Brand & LinkedIn

Presenter: Lisa Kuosmanen Time: Tuesday Nov 15 3:30 – 4:45 pm
Location: Memorial Union Atrium 2
Do you know that you are already a brand and that your brand directly affects your interview, networking, and job search experiences? Learn how to make the most of LinkedIn and effectively define, build, manage, and promote your professional brand in to reach your career goals.

Fall Internship and Job Fair

Time: Wed Nov 16 11:00am – 2:00 pm
Location: Memorial Union Ballroom
Now is the ideal time to talk with an employer and learn about the requirements of different internships and jobs. Do you have the skills an employer desires? Learn how to network and talk with an employer now in preparation of your in-person encounter with employers at the job fair.

Applying for Fellowships

Presenter: Kathleen Maher, Ken Fish Time: Wed Nov 16 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: Lippitt 402
Earn national recognition by applying for competitive fellowships and scholarships. Awards include internship, research experience, study abroad; others fully fund post-graduate education in the U.S. or abroad, and provide membership in an influential network of like-minded scholars.

Rhody Alumni Mentor Mingle

Presenter: Samantha Stevens, SAA Time: Wed Nov 16 5:30- 7:00 pm
Location: Alumni Relations Lobby
The Rhody Alumni Mentor (RAM) Program and Student Alumni Association (SAA) presents the Rhody Alumni Mentor Mingle. Connect with URI alumni and business leaders who can propel your professional development. Refreshments will be provided.

Salary Negotiation

Presenter: John Rooney Time: Thursday Nov 17 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Location: Great Room
Do you know how much you’re worth to an employer? Learn how to negotiate salary and calculate cost-of-living in the location you plan to live and work.

Think Like the Employer

Presenter : Kim Stack Time: Thursday Nov 17 2:00 – 3:15pm
Location: Great Room
In a most recent national survey of employers, the top ranked desired skills are soft skills like communication, working in teams, thinking analytically, and taking initiative. Learn more about how to develop these essential marketable skills by engaging in internships.

You’ve Scored the Interview, Now What?

Presenter: Carol Pegg Time: Thursday Nov 17 2:00 – 3 :15pm
Location: Memorial Union Atrium 2
They know who you are on paper; now you need to “seal the deal.” Learn the DOs and DON’Ts on how to conduct yourself on the in-person interview, including what to wear, what to do before, during, and after the interview to help you land the job.

Online Resources to Support Your Job and Internship Search

Presenter: Richard Song Time : Thursday Nov 17 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: Memorial Union Rm 318
There are a number of online resources to support you when searching for the right first professional job or internship. Within each website there are tools to know to enhance your search process. Learn how to maximize your searching and researching strategies.

Employer Panel

Presenter : URI’s Young Professionals Network, Lisa Kuosmanen, Inventing Heron
Time: Thursday Nov 17 3:30 – 4:45pm
Location: Memorial Union Atrium 1
URI’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) represents a panel of employers, career videos, and interactive networking. Your perception of what their job entails may not be accurate! Learn what “professional life” is like after URI and explore strategies to guide your career choices.

Create a Leadership and Service-Based Resume

Presenter: Robert Vincent , Sarah Miller Time : Thursday Nov 17 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: Memorial Union Atrium 2
Most employers are looking for someone who has leadership and volunteer experience. Volunteering can be considered a form of leadership. This interactive session will help you explore and translate extracurricular and volunteer experiences.

Etiquette Dinner

Presenter : Vice Provost Dean Libutti Time : Thursday Nov 17 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Memorial Union Ballroom
Wondering which fork to use? Join us for an entertaining and informational evening focused on eating during an interview or a cocktail networking event. Limited seats available. Log onto Rhodynet to register.

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