THE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION OF SMITH COLLEGE OFFERS a variety of career-related services, from helping those just starting out to assisting seasoned professionals who want to jump start a stalled career or start something new. We can help you connect with other alumnae in a variety of fields who are willing to share advice and expertise, and we can provide you with the information you need to get your career on the right track.
Attend an Event
Networking and Job Search Club
Join Colleen DelVecchio of the Office of Alumnae Relations for advice on moving to a new career. Each session will focus on a specific topic related to career changes and will include plenty of time for networking and consulting individually with our career experts. Bring your lunch and join us to take charge of your career, define your own success, and create a plan to make it happen! All take place in the Board Room at the Alumnae House on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May 13 – Adding Volunteer Work to Your Resume
June 10 – Interviewing
September 9 – Deciding to go Back to School
October 21 – Updating Your Resume
November 11 – Networking During the Holiday Season
December 9 - Addressing Gaps in Your Work History
Entrepreneur Round Table
Tuesday, September 17
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
In this workshop, Ruth Griggs, RC Communications Principal
, will explain the fundamentals of marketing and what goes in to making a sound marketing plan. She’ll show you how to focus on your business and your market first – your business mission, vision and values. As these are the foundations of all marketing planning. As an entrepreneur, you will learn about the essential components of the marketing plan so you will know how to build your own.
Tap Into Your Talents
Sunday, May 19, 2013
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
45 Eastern Promenade
Absolutely everyone has talents. Your talents are not the same as your job, your skills, or your education. Your talents are the innate abilities that you were born with. Spend the afternoon discovering your talents and find out how to incorporate them into a career that you love.
The workshop is free, but you must RSVP to Sarah Mills at email@example.com. The Eastern Promenade is the uphill extension of Fore Street coming from the Old Port. The building is the tan brick highrise on the water side, next to a park.
New York, NY
Integrating Your Talents Into a Career
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Laura Parsons Conference Center
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
281 Park Ave South
New York, NY
Once you have figured out what your talents are, how do you find a career to match them? Should you go down a completely different path than your current career? Should you start your own business? Join Colleen DelVecchio for an evening of brainstorming and figuring out a new career path that you will love. This event is free, but you must register here.
August 8 & 9, 2013
Location and information will be announced soon.
Entrepreneur Round Table (topic will be announced in September)
Wednesday, October 9
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Gesmer Updegrove, LLP
40 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02109
This is a free event, but space is limited. Please RSVP by October 4 to Colleen DelVecchio, associate director for alumnae engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is co-sponsored by the Alumnae Association of Smith College and Gesmer
To register for any of the above events or to schedule an individual appointment, please contact Colleen DelVecchio, associate director for alumnae engagement at email@example.com or 413-585-2588.
Smith clubs: Host a career event
The AASC can bring career-related workshops to your hometown through your local Smith club. Workshop topics include changing careers, negotiating a return to the workplace for moms, updating your job search skills, using social media, and the ins and outs of successful networking. In addition to providing workshops, individual career advising appointments can also be arranged with club members.
The Alumnae Association provides for round-trip air travel, ground transportation, meal expenses, and overnight accommodations for events. The club is responsible for securing a location, advertising the event, and organizing registration.
Meet with an advisor
Alumnae who have graduated within the past five years can contact the Lazarus Center for Career Development at 413-585-2582 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment with a career advisor.
Alumnae who are more than five years out may request an individual appointment with Colleen DelVecchio, associate director of alumnae engagement, to be held either in person or by phone, for a variety of career-related issues, including career decision making and career transition assistance. Limited times
are available from September through June. Call or email Colleen at email@example.com
If you think you have good advice to share or would like to offer your skills in other ways, consider volunteering. Click here
to see the kinds of volunteer opportunities available.
Join a Webinar
The Office of Alumnae Relations hosts a range of Webinars throughout the year that enhance your skills and broaden your knowledge. Click here
for the schedule. Click here
to view past webinars.