Plan Ahead Get Ahead

Plan Ahead Get Ahead

Plan Ahead Get Ahead | A series of events from Oct 17–Nov 10, 2016

A series of events from Oct 17–Nov 10

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 pdf

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week 1

Mon 10/17

Ask me about ePortfolio (tabling)
Community Hour | Atrium
Spotlight Your Achievements with ePortfolio! Learn how to create your own professional web site, find out how ePortfolio has given an edge to other John Jay students on their special opportunity applications and explore ways to continue developing your professional online presence.

Internship Info Session
11-11:45am | Room L.72 NB
Did you know that college students who have interned have more success finding jobs after graduation? The Center for Career & Professional Development encourages all John Jay students to intern if possible. This information session will help you understand common internship terms, how to find and apply for internships, and how to obtain academic credit for your internship. Attendance is recommended for those students wishing to register for an academic internship course. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Personal Statement Workshop
Community Hour | Room L.76.NB
Writing a personal statement for law school, graduate school or a fellowship or scholarship opportunity? Join a Professor for a personal statement workshop to learn how to make your statement stand out.

Info Session: Study Abroad in Italy
Community Hour | Room 1.76 NB
Come learn more about the John Jay College - Lorenzo de' Medici program in Florence, Italy with study abroad advisors. The program is scheduled for January 2017 and summer 2017. Check out their website for more info.

How to Market Your International Experience
Community Hour | Room 1.76 NB
This session is open to all study-abroad alumni. OISP will be discussing how to not ‘shoebox' the study-abroad experience, how to format a resume, and some quick tips. Check out their website for more info.

TUES 10/18

Ask me about ePortfolio (tabling)
Community Hour | Atrium
Spotlight Your Achievements with ePortfolio! Learn how to create your own professional web site, find out how ePortfolio has given an edge to other John Jay students on their special opportunity applications and explore ways to continue developing your professional online presence.

Cover Letter Workshop
11am-12pm | Room 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. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Info Session: Winter Study Abroad in South Africa
Community Hour | Room 1.76 NB
Come learn more about the study-abroad program to Cape Town, South Africa, with program director Prof. Baz Dreisinger and study abroad advisors. The program is scheduled for January 2017. Check out their website for more info.

WED 10/19

Ask me about ePortfolio (tabling)
Community Hour | Atrium
Spotlight Your Achievements with ePortfolio! Learn how to create your own professional web site, find out how ePortfolio has given an edge to other John Jay students on their special opportunity applications and explore ways to continue developing your professional online presence.

LSAT 101 Seminar
Community Hour | Room 1.129 NB
Learn key LSAT concepts and techniques from a top instructor who scored 174! Book raffles and course discounts available for all attendees. Enroll today by RSVP to pli@jjay.cuny.edu

Info Session: Winter Study Abroad in Quintana Roo, Mexico
Community Hour | Room 1.76 NB
Come learn more about the JJC study-abroad program in Quintana Roo, Mexico with program director Prof. Brian Montes and study abroad advisors. The program is scheduled for January 2017. Check out their website for more info.

THURS 10/20

Ask me about ePortfolio (tabling)
Community Hour | Atrium
Spotlight Your Achievements with ePortfolio! Learn how to create your own professional web site, find out how ePortfolio has given an edge to other John Jay students on their special opportunity applications and explore ways to continue developing your professional online presence.

Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative Info Session
Community Hour | Room 1.61 NB
Are you a sophomore or a junior interested in gaining real-world experience in the juvenile justice system, while earning academic credits, developing leadership skills, and receiving a competitive stipend? Attend and information session and hear from current fellows about their experience and about the application process.

Info Session: Winter Study Abroad in Argentina
Community Hour | Room 1.76 NB
Come learn more about the JJC study-abroad program in Buenos Aires, Argentina with program director Prof. Maria Julia Rossi and study abroad advisors. The program is scheduled for January 2017. Check out their website for more info.

Interviewing Skills Workshop
4-5pm | Room L.72 NB
Performing a successful job or internship interview takes practice, and this workshop will help enhance your interview preparation. We will provide suggestions for the best ways to answer common interview questions, how to prepare for the big day, and how to follow up after the interview. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

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Mon 10/24

Acts for Justice (tabling)
Community Hour | Atrium

Interested in the DOC? Plan for CEEDS!
Community Hour | Room 1.77 NB
Come learn about CEEDS and plan for your application. (insert link to flyer) CEEDS—a collaboration between John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the NYC Department of Correction—is a two-year program that recruits students interested in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, or Correction Studies and prepares them for future leadership opportunities at the NYC Department of Correction. Learn More about the program: www.jjay.cuny.edu/nycdoc-ceeds.

How to Finance Your Study Abroad
Community Hour | Room 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! Check out their website for more info.

Connect to the Career Network
Community Hour | Room 1.81 NB

Job Search Strategies
3-4pm | Room L.72 NB
Searching for a job can be a complicated endeavor. Luckily, we have put together a systematic process and tips to help you get on track to finding the perfect opportunity to fit your needs. Learn about resources to identify positions, communication strategies, and how to stay organized through the process. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

TUES 10/25

Acts for Justice (tabling)
Community Hour | Atrium

Start Your Digital Journey with ePortfolio
Community Hour | Room 008W
Spotlight Your Achievements with ePortfolio! At this hands-on workshop, you will create and begin editing your own ePortfolio with John Jay eTerns.

WED 10/26

Acts for Justice (tabling)
Community Hour | Atrium

Info Session: Winter Study Abroad in Quintana Roo, Mexico
Community Hour | Room 1.76 NB
Come learn more about the JJC study-abroad program in Quintana Roo, Mexico with program director Prof. Brian Montes and study abroad advisors. The program is scheduled for January 2017. Check out their website for more info.

You Are What You Tweet
11am-12pm | Room 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. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

THURS 10/27

Acts for Justice (tabling)
Community Hour | Atrium

FRI 10/28

Practice GRE Exam
11am | Room L2.81
Thinking About Grad School? You are cordially invited to attend a FREE GRE Practice Test at John Jay College! YOU'LL GET:

  • A detailed score report
  • We'll figure out what kind of test taker you are and let you know your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Complete explanations to every question

Register today: bit.ly/johnjayfall2016
*Please make sure to sign up using the link above so we can anticipate your attendance!

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MON 10/31

Acts for Justice (tabling)
Community Hour | Atrium

Customizing Your ePortfolio
Community Hour | Room 008W
Spotlight Your Achievements with ePortfolio! Take your existing ePortfolio to another level with this hands-on workshop. Learn how to customize it with images, colors and fonts that align to your goals and demonstrate your personality with John Jay eTerns.

TUES 11/1

Creating Your Professional Pitch
12-1pm | Room L.72 NB
Your professional pitch or elevator pitch is a great way to summarize who you are to an employer. By using your pitch, you can effectively market your skills and abilities, ensuring that you are memorable to the employer. This workshop will show you how to develop and present a concrete and unforgettable professional pitch. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

GRE Class
Community Hour | Room TBD

WED 11/2

Info Session: Study Abroad in Italy

Community Hour | Room 1.76 NB

Come learn more about the John Jay College - Lorenzo de' Medici program in Florence, Italy with study abroad advisors. The program is scheduled for January 2017 and summer 2017. Check out their website for more info.

GRE/GMAT Math Bootcamp
4-7pm | Room TBD

THURS 11/3

Networking Workshop
11a-12pm | Room L.72 NB
Networking is an essential aspect of communicating with others in order to attain your career goals. You will learn how to develop and maintain your various network sources, how to conduct an informational interview and how to prepare for and act at networking events including professional dress and etiquette. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Your GPA Demystified
Community Hour | Room L.61

FRI 11/4

Visit to NYU School of Law
12:30pm
** Please RSVP to pli@jjay.cuny.edu **

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MON 11/7

Personal Statement Workshop
Community Hour | Room TBD
Writing a personal statement for law school, graduate school or a fellowship or scholarship opportunity? Join a Professor for a personal statement workshop to learn how to make your statement stand out.

Resume Workshop
Community Hour | Room L.72 NB
Learn how to prepare the best possible representation of your qualifications for any job or internship. Learn proper formatting, strategies for sending them to employers, and tips on making your resume stand out! RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

ePortfolio Walk-in Assistance
Community Hour | Room 008W
Spotlight Your Achievements with ePortfolio! Having trouble with your ePortfolio? Stop by our offices and meet with John Jay eTerns for individual assitance and planning. They can teach you how to create your own professional web site or help you take your ePortfolio to the next level with customization.

TUES 11/8

Practice LSAT Exam
6pm | Room TBD

WED 11/9

Cover Letter Workshop
12-1pm | Room 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. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

THUR 11/10

ePortfolio Walk-in Assistance
Community Hour | Room 008W
Spotlight Your Achievements with ePortfolio! Having trouble with your ePortfolio? Stop by our offices and meet with John Jay eTerns for individual assitance and planning. They can teach you how to create your own professional web site or help you take your ePortfolio to the next level with customization.

Personal Statement Workshop
Community Hour | Location TBD
Writing a personal statement for law school, graduate school or a fellowship or scholarship opportunity? Join a Professor for a personal statement workshop to learn how to make your statement stand out.