Webinars


LinkedIn Learning Series

Join the Graduate Career Center for a series of short demos of key LinkedIn features designed to enhance your personal brand, build your network, conduct research on people and companies, find alumni from your undergrad and grad institutions, and simplify your job search. Be sure to visit your app store to explore free LinkedIn apps and download them to easily network and job search on the go!

LinkedIn Learning: The Power of Alumni Search

Presenter: Cathy Hayes

In this demo, learn how LinkedIn adds value to your company research efforts, salary benchmarking, and the overall job search. Several search methods will be demonstrated, as well as special features to find recruiters, and help them find you.

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LinkedIn Learning: Building a Strong Network

Presenter: Cathy Hayes

This demo provides an overview of key ways to build your professional business network on LinkedIn. From finding contacts you already know to identifying new ones, you will learn how to leverage LinkedIn Alumni Search and LinkedIn Groups features to move beyond 1st degree connections to establish new relationships with professionals in your industry or function.

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LinkedIn Learning: Maximizing your Profile

Presenter: Cathy Hayes

With its multimedia features and multiple Profile sections designed to showcase your skills and accomplishments, LinkedIn offers many ways to position your business value and tell your unique story. Using “real” profile examples – one for a business professional and one for a second year MBA student -- this demo steps through the key profile elements to provide inspiration for enhancing your own profile.

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LinkedIn Learning: Job Search Features

Presenter: Cathy Hayes

This demo provides an overview of LinkedIn’s Alumni Search functionality. LinkedIn aggregates profiles of students and alumni from your undergraduate and graduate institutions, making it easy for you to identify new networking contacts and get back in touch with fellow alumni. You can also use this functionality to identify the top employers that hire by geographic market, research alumni career paths, and more.

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Harnessing the Power of Technology

Presenter: Meagan Thorpe

The D’Amore-McKim Graduate Career Center offers a powerful array of career management and job search resources to alumni and qualified students across DMSB graduate programs. Learn how to leverage and use these resources effectively in this webinar.

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Current Topics: Questions for Your Interviewers

Presenter: Lynne Sarikas

Interviewers should not be the only ones asking the questions during an interview. The employers expect candidates to have questions. Join Career Center Director Lynne Sarikas for advice on preparing questions to ask on your next interview.

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Career Mentors: Finding One and Developing a Mutually Beneficial Partnership

Presenter: Cathy O'Leary Hayes

What is the role of a professional mentor? What are the benefits of having one? In this webinar, learn how to find a mentor and form a partnership to gain exceptional value and insights for your career.

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Offer Negotiation: It's More than the Money

Presenter: Cathy O'Leary Hayes

Prospective employers are asking candidates what their compensation requirements are earlier than ever in the interview process. Do you know how to answer this question? Have you thought about how to negotiate your salary and other elements of your total compensation package? Learn important tips to enhance your confidence during important negotiations, learn the key elements of the total compensation package, and how to approach offer negotiation from a position of confidence and with a “win-win” mentality in this webinar.

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Conducting an Out of State Job Search

Presenter: Cathy O'Leary Hayes

Conducting a remote job search – whether in a distant U.S. city or in another country – can bring added challenges to the job search process. This webinar provides key tips and techniques required to succeed. Topics include: The benefits of a local mentor; how a target company list can aid in the search; why relationship development well in advance of job applications matters; how to identify and work with recruiters; and how to “cold call” or “pitch” to companies of interest. 

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Making the Most of Career Fairs

Presenter: Melissa Taggart

Career Fairs provide exceptional opportunities for you to meet employers from a variety of industries and professions, extend your network and learn about related careers. This webinar will cover best practices in preparing for these events and increasing interview prospects.

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Interviewing for Success Part 2

Presenter: Jay Allschwang

Being your “best self” is absolutely essential to interview success. In this webinar, we’ll show you how to do that. Preparation is essential, and we’ll point you to some important resources you can use to conduct research on the company, industry trends, and the company’s reputation. We’ll take a deeper dive into the interview process, focusing on types of questions you are likely to get, and how to prepare for them, as well as how to formulate some questions of your own.

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Interviewing for Success Part 1

Presenter: Jay Allschwang

The first in a two-part webinar series provides a high level overview of the interview process, a multi-step process that typically begins with the telephone or Skype screen, and, for those who progress to the finish line, the offer negotiation phase. It also introduces the different types of questions you are likely to get – including screening, behavioral, technical and case questions – and identifies potential pitfalls you’ll want to avoid.

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Writing a Customized Cover Letter

Presenter: Cathy Hayes 

What is the purpose of a cover letter? Are they really needed in this day and age? How do you craft one to garner the attention of the recruiter or hiring manager – the person making the decisions on the “short list” for open positions? This webinar will show you how to approach process to develop a customized letter focused on aligning the employer’s needs with your areas of expertise.

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The Targeted Job Search Part 2

Presenter: Jay Allschwang

Looking for a full-time job does not need to be a full-time job! The second session of this two-part webinar series focuses on taking action. It covers reaching out to contacts that you've identified, conducting informational interviews, and the necessary follow-up steps you should be taking. 

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The Targeted Job Search Part 1

Presenter: Jay Allschwang

Looking for a full-time job does not need to be a full-time job! Attend this two-part webinar to learn an efficient and systematic job search strategy. In this first session, you’ll learn how to identify companies of interest, source contacts at those companies and examine their current hiring trends, resulting in development of a prioritized list that will serve as the “GPS” of your job search.

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10 Steps to Focus Your Job Search 

Presenter: Melissa Taggart

Finding the job search process overwhelming? In this session, break out the process into 10 steps based on ideas from The New Rules of Work by TheMuse.com founders Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew. At the end of this webinar, you will be able to create a “Muse Grid” that helps you organize, prioritize and focus your energies into productive, step-by-step actions to help you move forward.


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Relationship Development: Creating and Sustaining Professional Relationships

Presenter: Jay Allschwang

Developing mutually beneficial professional relationships is the single most important thing you can do to enhance your career or to change jobs. Watch this webinar to learn how to build and maintain an effective network and how to leverage your network to enhance your career or job search.

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Current Topics: Focus Your Job Search for Success

Presenter: Lynne Sarikas

Are you applying to more and more jobs but not receiving invitations to interview? Maybe your job search needs more focus. Join Career Center Director Lynne Sarikas for advice on how to bring focus and success to your job search.

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Current Topics: Unexpected Interview Questions

Presenter: Lynne Sarikas

We are seeing a trend of interviewers asking questions about salary much earlier in the process than in the past. Join Career Center Director Lynne Sarikas for some quick advice on how to handle this and other unexpected questions early in the process.

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Career Center Services Overview

Presenter: Jay Allschwang

The D’Amore-McKim Graduate Career Center offers a powerful array of career management and job search resources to alumni and qualified students across DMSB graduate programs. Learn how to leverage and use these resources effectively in this webinar.

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Personal Branding

Presenter: Jay Allschwang

The D’Amore-McKim Graduate Career Center offers a powerful array of career management and job search resources to alumni and qualified students across DMSB graduate programs. Learn how to leverage and use these resources effectively in this webinar.

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