Past Events

Frances Perkins and Transfer Students Gathering; Introduction to the CDC & Finding An Internship

Nov. 15, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Mount Holyoke College Career Development Center Workshop Room

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Divinity and Theological Seminary Graduate School Panel

Nov. 14, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Blanchard Campus Center - Unity Room

Come join us for an information session to learn about divinity and seminary graduate school from top institutions.

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Physics Career Panel

Nov. 14, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Kendade 107

• Are you wondering what jobs you could get with a physics major after graduation?
• Is going directly into the workforce right for you?

Join us as physics alumnae share their career path and answer your questions about life after  MHC.

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Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Forum

Nov. 10, 2017 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Boston, MA

Meet with representatives from ABA-approved law schools.

Also attend LSAC workshops that will help you with following: become more familiar with the LSAT and the testing process from the test developers; get advice about ways to finance your legal education; ask law school admission representatives questions about the application process; meet practicing attorneys and learn their strategies for professional success; and learn more from the diversity information panel about the unique challenges that may face students from diverse backgrounds.

– Limited Seating
– Van will leave at 11:00 a.m. and will return by 10:00 p.m.

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Nov. 9, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 305

Ford Barnet, Assistant Director of Admissions, will present an overview of Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.  He will talk about what veterinary schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process

Personal Statement Workshop

Nov. 5, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Shattuck 216

Registration and homework required click on read more for details.  The purpose of the medical school statement is to show the admissions committee the person behind the scores and GPA, and provide context to your application. 

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Health Professions Application Workshop

Nov. 2, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 305

Required for students intending to, or considering entering professional school in fall 2019.

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Vision Board Workshop

Oct. 27, 2017 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
North Rockefeller Hall, Common Room

What is a Vision Board?

vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.

Join Ju Hong (Assistant Director and Career Advisor at the Career Development Center) for a Vision Board Workshop where we will explore identity, future, wellness, and leadership.

Open to Cultural Center affiliated organizations, Shirley Chisholm community, and Mosaic community.

LYNK on the Road - NYC

Oct. 27, 2017 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
New York City

Save the date! The Career Development Center is putting together a bus trip to New York City for you to visit employers and alumnae in various career treks. Register in LyonNet!

Dressed for Success with Banana Republic

Oct. 26, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Dwight 101

Marc Lovely, Branch Manager for Banana Republic, will be coming to campus to talk about how to build a versatile professional wardrobe on a student budget. (It CAN be done!) Using examples from BR's current line, he'll show you how to layer and swap a few key pieces to go from interview-ready to day-to day work to a casual evening out with friends.

Join us for outfit ideas that work for your body and style! Register in LyonNet!

Duke University School of Medicine info Session

Oct. 26, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cleveland L3

Brenda E. Armstrong, MD, Associate Dean, Medical Education and Director of Admissions is a pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist. She will present an overview of Duke, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

Lynk UAF Orientation

Oct. 25, 2017 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Cleveland L-2

Dreaming about an internship this summer? Come learn about how to get money from MHC to support those dreams! This is the only Lynk UAF workshop offered in the fall semester. Register in LyonNet.

Applying to Law School, featuring the Indiana Maurer Law School

Oct. 16, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cassani Lounge

Learn what the process is for applying to law school and have your questions answered. This workshop will focus on the details of getting into law school, but is great for all class years and students planning to apply after graduation.

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MCAT Webinar

Oct. 9, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Director of Pre-Health Programs Katie Lipp for a webinar on MCAT preparation. This webinar is appropriate for anyone who may be taking the MCAT in the future, regardless of class year. Registration information is below. The webinar will be recorded and shared for those who cannot attend.

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Info Session

Oct. 5, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 107

Betsy Emery, Senior Admissions Officer at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will host an informational session giving an overview of their programs, examples of employment opportunities and advice on the application process.

First Professional Resume Workshop

Sep. 15, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Sep. 22, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Sep. 29, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Career Development Center

Haven't created a professional resume yet? No worries, we're here to help! This hands-on workshop is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who haven't created a resume since high school (or ever).

First Year Resume Workshop

Sep. 15, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sep. 22, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sep. 29, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Career Development Center

Calling all First Year students! Transform your high school resume into your first college resume in this hands-on workshop. Bring a laptop and a copy of your current resume (if you have one).

Fall Recruiting 101: What You Need to Know NOW

Sep. 13, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sep. 20, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sep. 27, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Career Development Center

DROP IN and prepare yourself for the fall recruiting season. This is where you can have all your questions answered! Experienced CDC staff will share valuable tips and teach you about utilizing our on-campus recruiting and interviewing program to help you get where you want to go.

Mock Interviews with MHC Alumnae and Staff

Sep. 21, 2017 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Career Development Center

Prepare yourself for interviewing success! Practice and receive feedback from skilled CDC staff members and Mount Holyoke Alumnae in a realistic half-hour mock interview session. Reserve your session and submit your documents via LyonNet today.

Alumnae Advisor for the Day: Brenda Hernandez '04

Sep. 15, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Join MHC Alumna Brenda Hernandez at the Career Development Center for an individual advising appointment where you can discuss your interests and learn from her experiences.

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Exploring Careers in the Health Professions

Sep. 13, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Sep. 14, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cleveland L1

This mandatory workshop will be offered twice and is presented by Katie Lipp, Director of Pre-Health Programs. The workshop is for first-year and sophomore students (and others still making up their minds) and covers essential information about preparation for graduate study in the health professions. A record of having attended this workshop is required prior to scheduling an advising appointment with the Office of Pre-Health Programs.

International Student Work Authorization Orientation

Sep. 12, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Are you an international student looking to gain experience or start your career in the United States or abroad? Spend some time with the CDC and the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives to learn what you need to do to work or intern in the United States or other places around the world.

This meeting provides an overview of US legal status, reviews impact on engagement with employers, plus a summary of resources available and recommendations on what you can do to best leverage your strengths and pursue your goals both in the US and internationally. 

My Journey Begins: Senior CDC Orientation & Recruiting Kickoff

Sep. 8, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Join us to learn about the resources available as you consider your next steps. This senior-focused event includes details about on-campus recruiting and employment opportunities as well as industry specific recruiting timelines. This meeting will show you what you need to do NOW so you don't miss any opportunities! Register in LyonNet.

Navigating Internships and Experiential Learning: An Introduction for Sophomores & Juniors

Sep. 7, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Everything you need to know for a successful launch into internships and experiential learning! Get an overview of the numerous campus resources available from departments, centers, and organizations as well as how to best leverage your strengths in pursuit of your goals. Learn what you need to do NOW so you don't miss any opportunities!

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.

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!

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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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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Roundtable discussions with CDC Director Liz Lierman (Exclusively for seniors)

Apr. 6, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr. 14, 2017 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Career Development Center

Class of 2017, thinking about your next steps after MHC? You're invited to join CDC Director Liz Lierman for one of these small group sessions at the CDC to discuss your thoughts and learn about resources that might be helpful as you consider your options. Feel free to bring your lunch with you.

Alumnae Chats: 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.

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Ines Bancila '13, Alumna Advisor for the Day (Former Econ Major)

Apr. 5, 2017 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Career Development Center

Meet an alum and learn from their experiences in one-on-one session! Ines is a senior analyst at Vistaprint. She previously held positions at Kantar Retail after graduating with a degree in Economics from Mount Holyoke. Submit an application to LyonNet.

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Lois (Indyke) Herrera '84, Alumna Advisor for the Day

Apr. 3, 2017 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Career Development Center

Wondering what career options exist in student support, school administration and educational policy? Join MHC Alumna Lois (Indyke) Herrera '84, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Safety and Youth Development, NYC at the Career Development Center for an individual advising appointment where you can discuss your interests and learn from her experiences.  Apply in LyonNet.

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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.

Lynk on the Road - Finance Trek

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

Open to all majors! Visit Brown Brothers Harriman and meet with their training department and our alumna. We will then go to Fidelity Bank we will meet a panel of alumni followed by a site tour. Our final visit will be with Wellington Management followed with an alumni reception party. Student applications are due in LyonNet by March 20.

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.

Insider’s Tips On Do’s and Don’ts for Interviews

Mar. 24, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Career Development Center

Three MHC alumnae with diverse career paths are presenting this workshop. Get an insider's view to take your interview skills to the next level! Alumnae are also offering individual advising appointments in the afternoon where you can discuss your interests and learn from their experiences. 

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Breaking Barriers: Women In Construction

Mar. 23, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Blanchard Great Room

Come meet the Women Construction Workers who are Building Western MA - including - MHC's New Blanchard Campus Center. By supporting diversity efforts in their industry these women construction workers are creating access to jobs & shrinking the pay gap for women & people of color.

  • Shannon D. Gurek, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer of Mt. Holyoke College will be on hand to welcome our panelists and introduce our Guest Moderator, Susan Moir, ScD Director of Research for Labor Resource Center, UMass Boston
Event is Co-sponsored by: C.A.U.S.E., MHCASA, Roosevelt Institute, ACLU of Mt. Holyoke, Politics Dept., History Dept., Gender Studies Dept., Africana Studies Dept., MHC Alumnae Association - Pioneer Valley Club, New England Regional Council of Carpenters

Education Career Fair

Mar. 14, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Blanchard Great Room

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

Service Experiences & Opportunities Panel

Mar. 7, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kendade 305

Students from all majors are welcome to attend! Join the panel discussion with Peace Corps, Teach for America, City Year, Match Education, the Student Conservation Association, and World Teach to learn about their service opportunities as well as the panelists own service experiences. Register in LyonNet.

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

Mar. 4, 2017 12:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Morrison Room, Willits-Hallowell Center

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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Experience Nonprofits

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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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!

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.

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.

Crafting a Life in the Arts

Feb. 18, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pratt Hall followed by reception at Rooke Theatre

Join us for the seventh annual Crafting a Life in the Arts. This event brings together accomplished alumnae in the fields of Art Museum, Architecture, Studio Art, Art History, Dance, Film, Music, and Theater to talk to students about their success in crafting a meaningful and fulfilling career in the arts. It will conclude with a networking reception and refreshments at the Rooke Theatre. Current students can register in LyonNet.

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Career Stories: Individual Experiences of Transgender Professionals

Feb. 17, 2017 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Stimson Room

Two friends of the college will share their individual stories of navigating their work lives and careers as transgender professionals.

Please join us in creating an encouraging environment for learning and discussion. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your own experiences. 

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Susan Silberman '75, Alumna Advisor for the Day

Feb. 10, 2017 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Career Development Center

Join MHC Alumna Susan Silberman '75, Director of Programming at MassBio, Boston for an individual advising appointment where you can discuss your interests and learn from her experiences. Bring specific questions and get the answers you've been waiting for! Register in LyonNet.

Intro to Law School: What You Need to Know to Succeed

Feb. 8, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Career Development Center

Thinking about law school? Not sure what it's all about? Want to know what you can do right now to help prepare you for applying to and attending law school?

Come to this workshop to hear a great overview. Open to ALL class years including seniors who may apply several years after graduation. Register in LyonNet.

MHConnect Internship Fair

Feb. 8, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
New York Room

Learn more about Lynk UAF eligible MHConnect internship and research opportunities in the US and around the globe. MHConnect positions are high-quality, opportunities where Mount Holyoke students have access to a special application pathway and benefit from the close relationship that the college has cultivated with the organization.

Finding an Internship Lab

Feb. 7, 2017 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Kendade VisiLab

Hands-on lab to practice your internship search skills with an expert. Space is limited for this 30-minute session and registration is required if you would like to attend.

Finding an Internship

Feb. 7, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cleveland L-1

Is an internship part of your summer plans? This can't-miss workshop will focus on the basics of how to prepare and begin your internship search process.

You'll also get an orientation to special MHConnect curated internship programs, the MHC summer internship funding program, Lynk-UAF and general resources available through the CDC. Register in LyonNet.

Sophomore Institute

Jan. 28, 2017 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Every sophomore should attend this professional conference!

Our award-winning Sophomore Institute focuses on important skills that you, as a sophomore, need to build early for long term success.

Learn how to move forward with confidence. Equip yourself to pursue competitive summer internships. Include your various identities in your professional self. Begin or enhance your application for summer internship or research funding. Register in LyonNet.

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