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Fall 2019 Suitable Solutions Career Professionalism Series for Students
FSU Career Services in collaboration with the MetroWest Chamber of commerce and a national retail company, with generous support from Enterprise Holdings, will partner on this effort to prepare students for the world of professional work, while also educating them about the soft skills that employers say are imperative for emerging professionals. Please stop by the CSER office to pick up an application or click here to view the application.
Students will participate in the six mandatory activities/events that appear below. We do work with students who in advance inform us of date/time conflicts.
Sessions will cover career professionalism, soft skills, dining etiquette, social awareness, professional dress, mock interviews, soft skills workshop and networking techniques to enhance student career opportunities. Upon completion of the series students will be awarded a free professional outfit and certificate of achievement.
The time commitment needed to complete the program will include *attendance at networking events held during the 2019 Fall Semester:
- *Meet with a career counselor to review your resume & mock interview preparation
- Program Kickoff and Overview, September 25, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, MC Forum
- *Career Advice Roundtables (CARS), September 25, 3:30 - 5 pm, MC Forum
Career Advice Roundtables (CARS) Networking Event (open to all students): Research shows that the number one way to gain employment is by networking! Students would you like to start networking with FSU Alumni and other professionals currently employed at local businesses? Info about the CARS event: The CARS program is designed to provide a dialog between professionals (including many FSU alumni) and students seeking real answers to their career related questions. There is the opportunity to network your way into an internship or full-time position.
- *Networking and Mock Interview Day, October 25, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, MC Forum
- *TJX Corporation Career Day & Tour, October 18, 12:30 - 3:00 pm, TJX Corporate Headquarters
- *Professional fitting at the Marshall's store at Shoppers World Framingham, 11/12 or 11/13, 3-5 pm
- *Networking - Mocktail Mixer Graduation Ceremony December 5, 5-7 pm, MC Forum
Engagement Day: Career.Community.Connection. Fair (All employer tables are full)
Wednesday, September, 18, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Athletic Center & Crocker Grove
Over 100 on- and off-campus employer partners, student clubs, & campus offices will be recruiting for internships, part-time & full-time positions, and on-campus work-study opportunities. Come learn about engaging with student clubs, organizations, and on-campus departments.
We co-host this with the Student Involvement and Leadership Development (SILD) Club fair. Having two simultaneous events creates a dynamic atmosphere to drive student traffic and prospective employee candidates to the event.
Students and alumni may register through your Handshake account: https://www.framingham.edu/the-fsu-difference/career-services/Handshake/
Please call 508-626-4625 for more information.
How to Find an Internship Info Sessions
Sessions are at 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Fall 2019: October 2 (FH 102), October 30 (FH 102), November 20 (MC Alumni Room)
Spring 2020: February 12, March 11, April 8 (MC Alumni Room)
Attend one of these sessions to learn:
1. What you should consider before applying to an internship.
2. Search strategies for finding internships.
3. Possible financial assistance through: CHOICE, Pathways, and The Washington Center
Contact the CSER office at 508-626-4625 with any questions.
The Washington Center Information Table and Session
Tuesday, October 1, 9:00am - 4:00pm, MC Lobby & 4:00am - 5:00pm, MC 311/1839 Room
A representative of The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (“https://twc.edu/”) will be on campus to visit with students and share information about this exciting opportunity to test out your career path with an internship in Washington, DC during the school year. TWC has an affiliation agreement whereby Framingham students can attend the TWC program and intern in Washington, DC while receiving credit for the experience. There will be an information session about the program at 3 - 4 p.m. in MC 311/1839 Room where information will be distributed and questions may be asked. If you are unable to attend, please see the TWC representative at the information table in the MC lobby throughout the day (9 am – 4 pm). For more information about this upcoming visit and Framingham’s arrangement with TWC, please contact our office in MC 412.
CHOICE Information Table
**All sessions are from 12:00pm - 2:00pm in the MC Lobby**
Fall 2019: October 7th, October 21st, October 28th, November 4th
Spring 2020: March 2nd, March 9th, March 23rd, March 30th
CHOICE information and applications will be available at the table during these days. Feel free to stop by and ask any questions you may have!
Employer Showcase Series
Submit your dates for Fall 2019 now!
Every Wednesday (*A couple of dates will be held on a Tuesday) 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
MC Lobby, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Two employers are showcased during 3 separate time frames to informally network with students and recruit for their full time job and/or internship opportunities.
Majors Going Mobile - Kick Start Career Cart
Tuesdays in the MC Lobby
Various dates and locations - Be on the lookout for the mobile cart filled with major, minor, and career information showing up at a location near you.
Monthly Employer Site Visits - Let us know if you would like to have us visit your site
Fall 2019: TJX Companies, Inc. Career Day, site visit/tour to the corporate offices and luncheon (10/18, 12:30 - 3 pm)
Registration Required! Transportation will be provided. All students must register in advance at the Career Services office, MC 412 to fill out required paperwork.