Plan Ahead Get Ahead

Plan Ahead Get Ahead

A series of events October 21–November 14. All programs support the Academic Journey by guiding sophomores through opportunity exploration, learning strategies to be planful, and assistance with opportunities' applications and processes. Download the calendar.

Monday October 21

Internship Info Session
1:20-2:30pm, L.72 NB


Tuesday October 22

Excellence Hour
1:40-2:55pm, Hound Square NB
Come learn about different Honor Societies available at John Jay. You'll be able to ask the representatives questions and see if there are any memberships you qualify for.

Study Abroad in Havana, Cuba
1:40-2:55pm, 1.81 NB
Come learn more about the January 2020 study-abroad program in Havana, Cuba with program director Prof. Lisandro Perez and study abroad advisers.

How to Explore Non-Traditional Careers with Your Degree
1:40-2:55pm, L.72 NB
Learn about uncommon opportunities your degree can get you. Come find out about work outside of the traditional titles in "your field."

Business Management Writing: Memos & Letters
3:05-4:05pm, 1.120 NB
Prepare for your future career and learn how to improve your business writing with this workshop focusing on memos and letters.

Vidal Guzman: Incarceration Through the Lens of Vidal Guzman
6:00-8:00pm, L.61 NB
Hear from former inmate Vidal Guzman talks about his experience being locked at Rikers Island at 16. Now Guzman works on prison reform, aiming to end mass incarceration and close Rikers. This is a great opportunity to learn first hand about how you can get involved with Criminal Justice Reform and participate in Latinx Heritage Month.


Thursday October 24

Day of Action: How to Be an Ally
1:40-2:55pm, L.63 NB
Thinking about a career in immigration or just want to learn more about the issue? Come learn about ways in which you can become a better ally to other Latinx, Hispanic, and undocumented students

Transfer Chats w/ Student Council
1:40-2:55pm, NB Atrium

Study Abroad in Florence, Italy
1:40-2:55pm, 1.81 NB
Come learn more about the JJC study-abroad program at Lorenzo de' Medici in Florence, Italy. Students have the opportunity to study abroad through the JJC program during winter and/or summer sessions.

Book Talk w/ Julissa Arce
6:00-8:00pm, Faculty Dining
Author and social justice advocate Julissa Arce talks about her book "Someone Like Me", describing her life growing up undocumented in Texas. Come listen, network, and ask questions directly to the author!


Monday October 28

Pre-Health Orientation
1:40-2:55pm, 1.117 NB
Join us at John Jay's Pre-med/Pre-health orientation and speak with the school's pre-health advisor Edgardo to plan ahead for your future! Download flyer.


Tuesday October 29

BA/MA Programs Panel
1:40-2:55pm, L.61 NB

Scholarship Opportunities for Study Abroad
1:40-2:55pm, TBD
Come find out about the cost of studying abroad and the scholarship opportunities that are offered. If you are a Freshmen, sophomore, or junior, come to this info session and start planning early! 

Social Media Workshop
1:40-2:55pm, L.72 NB
Now that employers can easily find our Facebook or LinkedIn profiles, it is essential that we keep the content on our social media sites appropriate. Learn the importance of professional branding by managing your social media profiles and how you can use your profiles for networking and job searching.

Internship Info Session
3:00-4:00pm, L.72 NB
Students who have interned successfully find jobs as soon as they graduate. We encourage all students to intern! Attending this session will help you learn how to find and apply for internships, and how to obtain academic credit for the internship they wish to apply to.

Emerging Leaders of Justice: Rock the Vote w/  NYS Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie
4:30-6:00pm, 6.68 NB


Wednesday October 30

Do's & Don'ts of Social Media
1:40-2:55pm, 1.100 NB
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Thursday October 31

Professional Networking Workshop
11:00-12:00pm, L.72 NB
Did you know that up to 75% of successful job seekers found their positions through someone they knew? Networking is the critical step to your career success. This workshop will assist you in understanding how best to use technology to network, and how to reach out to people for career-related assistance. Facebook, LinkedIn, John Jay alumni – we’ll cover it all!

Writing Personal Statements for Law & Grad School
6:00-7:00pm, 1.120 NB
Come get started with your personal statement and learn important tips to ensure you stand out.


Saturday November 2

Mass Incarceration: A Worldwide Crisis Symposium
12:30-5:30pm, Moot Court NB

Speakers from the Incarceration Nations Network engaged in justice- and prison-reimagining work around the world will share their visions of solutions to a global calamity impacting more than 11 million people. Representatives from organizations in Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, the USA, Finland, the UK, Costa Rica, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Ghana, El Salvador and more will be present. Be sure to RSVP to reserve your seat: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/incarceration-nations-network-symposium-on-global-prison-reimagining-tickets-69228417059


Monday November 4

#GetItAllDone! Mastering Time Management
1:40-2:55pm, 1.117 NB
Are you thinking about post-graduate careers in the health field after JJC? Want to learn about the possible paths to get there? Join us for Pre-Med/Pre-Health Careers Orientation to hear from John Jay’s Pre-Health Careers advisor, Dr. Edgardo Sanabria-Valentin about some possibilities, targeted coursework, and how to get started.


Tuesday November 5

Hack Your Way to Success!
1:40-2:55pm, 1.76 NB
At this information session, you can find out more about the cost of study abroad, financial aid, and study-abroad scholarship opportunities. First-years, sophomores and juniors are encouraged to attend. If you are planning to study abroad in the years to come–during the academic year or during the summer or winter, come get your questions answered. It's important to start planning early!


Wednesday November 6

Career Paths in Science
1:40-2:55pm, 5.67 NB
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Cover Letter Workshop
1:40-2:55pm, l.72 NB
Cover letters can be tricky to create. Fitting all the necessary information that is relevant to the job you want can be a daunting task. In this workshop you will learn how to develop succinct cover letters that are tailored to suit various positions.


Thursday November 7

Tech Resume Workshop
1:40-2:55pm, 1.94 NB
Join the career coaches from CUNY Tech Prep - an industry informed program for exception computer science students in the CUNY senior colleges) for a workshop to review tech resume specifics, update your resume, and learn tips to land a job.  Be sure to reserve your seat here: http://bit.ly/TechPrepFA19 Download event flyer.

Fierce Advocates for Justice: Careers for Social Justice
1:40-2:55pm, L.61 NB
Come learn abour the different carrer paths related to social justice you can apply to with your degree.


Monday November 11

Designing Your Future
1:40-2:55pm, TBD
Are you aspiring to pursue a career working for the government? Or Law Enforcement? Or Forensics? Maybe Law & Advocacy? Or are you simply exploring your options? This interactive workshop is designed to help students develop skills in self-assessment, career –related research, and planning their next steps. In addition, students will learn ways to optimize their academic experience as a tool to further explore various career choices. The workshop will provide Lap Tops with a PowerPoint. Students are encouraged to bring their own lap tops.


Tuesday November 12

Maintaining Your GPA
1:40-2:55pm, 1.117 NB
At this information session, you can find out more about the cost of study abroad, financial aid, and study-abroad scholarship opportunities. First-years, sophomores and juniors are encouraged to attend. If you are planning to study abroad in the years to come–during the academic year or during the summer or winter, come get your questions answered. It's important to start planning early!


Wednesday November 13

Application Bootcamp
1:40-2:55pm, 1.117 NB
Join us to learn about the power of experiential learning opportunities for your academic journey and beyond. What are experiential learning opportunities? Opportunities that allow you to show what you’ve been learning in and outside of class. These include internships, performing research with faculty, and study abroad. Hear from students who have participated in these experiences and learn about opportunities coming up next semester that you can participate in. Download event flyer.


Thursday November 14

Job Search Tactics
11:00-12:00pm, L.72 NB
Come learn about search tactics that can improve the way your search and apply for jobs.