The purpose of higher education is changing. It’s no longer enough to just educate your students in their subject area. To stay competitive, you need to prepare your students and alumni for employment across all fields of study. Whether you are looking to supplement existing career services, support and engage your alumni community, or address the needs of your graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, CM Coaching Services can help you develop a customized suite of services.
Career Sessions for Students & Alumni
Resumes: Whether your students need to learn the basics of a good resume, or they’re struggling to translate grad school and research to a non-academic resume, we have customizable webinars that will help your students move forward and apply with confidence. Leverage a traditional resume writing webinar with the Resume Write-in to provide your students with a safe and supported space to work on their document with real-time feedback.
Cover Letters: Arguably the most difficult part of the job application. Help your students overcome their self-doubts with a well-crafted cover letter that lets them showcase their relevant skills and experiences in a way that will resonate with employers. Leverage the traditional cover letter webinar with the Cover Letter Write-in, to provide your students with a safe and supported space to work on their documents with real-time feedback.
The Academic Job Search: Most graduate students and postdocs aren’t as well informed on the realities of academic hiring as we think. Catherine offers 2 webinars on this topic. Part One walks students through the different choices they need to make before going on the academic market (e.g. tenure or teaching track? CLA or Visiting Professor?), while Part Two guides them through the academic application package.
LinkedIn: Love it or hate it, LinkedIn is a phenomenal and dynamic tool. Whether your students are using it for self-promotion, career exploration, networking, or professional development planning, we can deliver a customized workshop that walks your students and alumni through LinkedIn and provides them with real tools and strategies to comfortably move forward.
Career Exploration: Careers aren’t linear, and we can’t expect that all of our students will follow a straight path from their degree to employment. Career exploration webinars are interactive, and use customized activities to help students begin to consider their personal strengths and priorities that will help them to choose the right professional paths and employers for their next steps.
Networking: You don’t have to be an extrovert to network well. Catherine offers interactive and customizable networking webinars to help your students identify comfortable strategies and tools to expand their circle of contacts and connect with others in their field.
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