Events

Independent Researcher Meeting

Feb. 22, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Interested in conducting independent research this year, by which we mean that you will conceive of, plan and conduct the research yourself? Learn about the whole research process, from writing a proposal to finding a mentor to navigating MHC research policies.

Attendance is required for Lynk UAF support of any independent summer research project. Register in LyonNet.

OPT/CPT Workshop

Feb. 28, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Thinking about interning off campus over the summer? Are you graduating in May? Come learn about Optional Practical Training and Curricular Practical Training, which are types of work permission you need in order to be able to work or intern off-campus if you hold the F-1 visa.

Remember as an international student on the F-1 visa, you must have permission to be able to work off campus.

Spring Mock Interview Day with MHC Alumnae and Staff

Mar. 1, 2017 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Career Development Center

Prepare yourself for success! Practice and receive feedback with skilled CDC staff and Mount Holyoke alumnae in a realistic half-hour mock interview session.

Prior preparation with Big Interview is highly recommended. Submit your application through LyonNet by February 23rd!

Experience Non-Profits

Mar. 2, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New York Room

Eager to make a positive impact on your community as you pursue your passion? This event is a unique opportunity to engage and network with nonprofit employers and alumnae in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Register in LyonNet.

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Alumnae Chats: Advocacy, Social, and Human Service Careers

Mar. 3, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Meet Mount Holyoke College Alumnae virtually and in-person at the Career Development Center for a series of afternoon chats about careers in advocacy, social, and human service.

Navigating Your Career in the United States as an International Student: Panel and Networking Reception

Mar. 4, 2017 12:45 pm – 4:00 pm
To be announced

Attend this annual event where you can connect with former international students at Mount Holyoke College. This dynamic group of alumnae will share their stories and offer advice about how to navigate your career search process as an international student. The brief panel will be followed by ample time for you and the alumnae to connect, engage in conversation, and enjoy light refreshments! Register in LyonNet.

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Education Career Fair

Mar. 14, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
To be announced

Students pursuing teaching certification are invited to attend this career fair with local schools and educational organizations. 

Student Employment Job Fair

Mar. 24, 2017 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Want to find an on-campus student job that will conveniently allow you to use your many skills to earn money? How about one that would help launch you toward that perfect internship, or help you decide on a career path? Come learn about the diverse and high-quality opportunities available through the MHC Student Employment Program.

Lynk on the Road Boston Site Visits

Mar. 31, 2017 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Boston, MA

SAVE THE DATE! This special Mount Holyoke Lynk on the Road bus trip to Boston focuses on a variety of popular career tracks. More details to come at a later date.

First-Year Summer: Tackling Your To-Do List

Feb. 3, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mar. 31, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Career Development Center

First-year students: check off your to-do list and begin summer planning in this interactive and stress-free workshop! Bring your laptop and your resume (if you have one prepared). We will strengthen your resume, go over tips on your LinkedIn profile, utilize networking tools on LyonNet, learn how to draft networking emails, and many other topics. Register in LyonNet.

Alumnae Chats: Health and Public Health Careers

Apr. 7, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Meet Mount Holyoke College Alumnae virtually and in-person at the Career Development Center for a series of afternoon chats about careers in health and public health.

MERC Education Fair

Apr. 20, 2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
George Sherman Union, Boston University, Boston, MA

Are you Interested in a Position Teaching K-12th Grade? The MERC Education Fair is an annual recruiting event that brings together teaching candidates from across the country for networking and job opportunities in public and private schools.
  • Network with 80-100 public school districts, mostly from Massachusetts.
  • Employers from charter schools, private schools, and educational organizations. 
  • The fair is designed to promote informal networking and introductions.
Transportation from MHC will be provided, but space is limited! Sign up at the CDC front desk to reserve a spot on the bus.
 
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Alumnae Career Change Weekend

Apr. 21 – 22, 2017 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL

Stuck in a career rut and don’t know where to start?

Managing your career requires developing a plan that makes the best personal and professional sense for you. Without this, you might find yourself doing what’s convenient or what others want you to do and then discover that your career doesn’t align with your present-day needs.

Join career experts from Mount Holyoke College and Smith College to learn how you can get started on the professional trajectory you want.

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Internship & Research Orientation and Celebration

Apr. 29, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

This is a required event for Lynk UAF, created to prepare you for your role as a Lynk intern or researcher. Register in LyonNet.

Network with students going to a similar location, work with faculty and internship advisors to consider potential ethical, cultural or other issues related to your particular industry or academic area, learn from a panel of last year's Lynk UAF recipients, and much, much, more!

My Journey Begins Coffee Hour with the CDC

May. 17, 2017 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Career Development Center

All seniors are invited to stop by to pick up a graduation gift from the CDC, create a sign and have your photo taken for #MyJourneyBegins, get some last minute career advice, and learn about our alumnae career resources. Coffee and donuts will be served.