Center for Career and Experiential Education

Roosevelt Hall, 90 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881 – 401-874-2311

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Upcoming Events 2016 -2017

Careers for the Common Good, Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 11am-3pm, URI Quad

Public Accounting Night, Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6-8pm, Memorial Union Ballroom

Engineering & Technology Career Fair Boot Camp: September 28, 2016, 4:30-6 pm, Memorial Union, Atriums 1 and 2

Engineering & Technology Career Fair, Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 11am-3pm, Ryan Center

Pharmacy Interview Day, Thursday, October 6, 2016, 9am-4pm, College of Pharmacy

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.

The Happy Career Path:
Aligning Your Values with Your Major & Career

Monday, November 14, 2016, 11:00-12:00
Great Room, Roosevelt Hall

Our core values and signature strengths guide our life choices through our thoughts, feelings, and actions. This workshop will help you understand YOUR signature strengths and how to harness their power in order to be and do your best in your academics, starting your career path, and in your personal life too!
For this workshop, participants are asked to go online and complete the free VIA Character Strength Assessment ( and bring results (however ALL are welcome even if you haven’t completed the assessment).

The Art of Cover Letter Writing, Connecting with Employers

Kat Moniz
Monday, November 14, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00
Room 318 Memorial Union

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- Using Type Focus to Learn About the Connection Between Personality and Career Fit

Kim Stack
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 12:30 – 1:30
Atrium 1 Memorial Union

Knowing yourself and understanding your innate abilities is the first step in determinng the right career. Attend this interactive session to better understand how personality and career choice are interconnected. Participants should take their type focus inventory prior to attending,, click new users to register, create username and password then input site password uri47, welcome menu provides a link to the self assessment option.
Participants encouraged to bring results.

Living Well to Work Well

Corrie Haley
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 2:00 – 3:15
Atrium 1 Memorial Union

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 in One Session

Kristina Moyet
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 3:30 – 4:30
Room 318 Memorial Union

In addition to good grades and job experience, 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 likely even more important, with the right delivery?

Developing a Professional Brand & LinkedIn

Lisa Kuosmanen
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 3:30 – 4:45
Atrium 2 Memorial Union

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 order to reach your career goals.

Fall Internship and Job Fair

Wednesday, November 14, 2016, 11:00 – 3:00
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 job or internship search.

Identifying and Applying for Fellowships

Kathleen Maher
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 3:30 – 4:30
Lippett 402

Rhody Alumni Mentor Mingle

Corrie Haley, Sam Rodrigues, Sam Stevens (Student Alumni Association)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30
Alumni Relations Lobby

The Rhody Alumni Mentor (RAM) Program and Student Alumni Association presents the Rhody Alumni Mentor Mingle. Come connect with URI alumni and business leaders who can propel your professional development. Refreshments will be provided.

You’ve Scored the Interview, Now What?

Carol Pegg
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 2:00 – 3:15
Atrium 2 Memorial Union

They know who you are on paper now you need to “seal the deal.” DOs and DON’Ts on how to conduct yourself on the in-person interview. Topics include what to wear, what to do before, during and after the interview, and other ‘soft’ skills to master to help you land the job.

Create a Leadership and Service-Based Resume

Robert Vincent, Sarah Miller
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 3:30 – 5:00
Atrium 2 Memorial Union

Regardless of the field of study leadership experiences will help your resume stand out. In fact, most employers are looking for someone who has leadership and extensive volunteer experience under their belt. Volunteer and service work provide many opportunities to display leadership skills. Leadership is not only about your past work experience—it is about how you present yourself and showcase your life experience. This interactive session will help you explore and translate extracurricular and volunteer experiences.

From Here to Career, All Ages, All Stages

Video and networking with alums just 5 years out of URI from all DGCs
Jenna Visinho, Lisa Kuosmanen, Young Professionals Network & Inventing Heron
Thursday, November 17, 2016,
Atrium 1 Memorial Union

URI’s first student run Young Professionals Network hosts “From Here To Career: All Ages, All Stages” career videos and interactive networking. Your perception of what their job entails may not be accurate! Alumni will be sharing what “professional life” is like after URI and explore strategies how to guide your career choices.

Etiquette Dinner

Dean Libutti
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30
Memorial Union Ballroom

Wondering which fork to use? Join us for an entertaining and informational evening focused on being your best self at a professional event. Whether it’s a meal during an interview or a cocktail networking event–you will want to be prepared. A night not to be missed!

Online Resources to Support Your Job and Internship Search

Using RhodyNet, Indeed, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor
Richard Song
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 3:30 – 4:30
Room 318 Memorial Union

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. Attend this interactive session to learn how to maximize your searching and researching strategies.

Salary Negotiation and
Knowing Your Worth in Your Location

John Rooney
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 11:00 – 12:15
Great Room Roosevelt

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.

Learn How to Think Like the Employer

Kim Stack
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 2:00 – 3:15
Great Room Roosevelt

In a most recent national survey of employers the top ranked desired skills are soft-skills like communcation, working in teams, thinking analytically and taking intitiative. You have learned the “hard skills” in the classroom. Learn more about how to develop these essential marketable skills through engaging in internships in this session.

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