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Workshops

Students and alumni are invited to attend our workshops to learn more about exploring careers, job search and interview strategies, and a number of other important career planning topics.

  • Senior Series - Cover Letter Repair-All Day Drop-in

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    Steinbright Career Development Center 3201 Arch Street, Suite 250 Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Alumni
    • Current Students
    Drop by the Steinbright Career Development Center with your cover letter anytime during regular business hours.  We'll review the cover letter to ensure that you stand-out from the crowd.
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  • Senior Series - Become a LinkedIn Expert

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Steinbright Career Development Center Conference Room 3201 Arch Street, Suite 250

    • Alumni
    • Current Students
    LinkedIn has over 259 million members.  Are you using this tool effectively in your job search?
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  • Decision Support for C-Suite Clients Workshop

    Friday and Saturday, April 25 & 26, 2014

    9:00 AM-3:00 PM

    Drexel University’s Washington, D.C. Office, 801 17th St., Suite 420, Washington, D.C. The office is ½ block south of the Farragut West Metro (Blue/Orange Line) and 1 block south of the Farragut North Metro (Red Line).

    • Alumni
    • Current Students
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • Graduate Students

    From Big Data to Big Knowledge: Decision Support for C-Suite Clients Workshop Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (registration & continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., lunch, and snacks will also be provided.) Location: Drexel University’s Washington, D.C. Office, 801 17th St., Suite 420, Washington, D.C. The office is ½ block south of the Farragut West Metro (Blue/Orange Line) and 1 block south of the Farragut North Metro (Red Line). Advanced registration is required no later than April 21, 2014. Please RSVP* here: http://bit.ly/1qea2rq or contact John Walsh (jwalsh@sla.org) for more information. *If you cannot attend in person, you can participate virtually online. SLA & Drexel University have partnered to provide a workshop on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Washington, D.C. focused on enhancing the value of information services in a wide variety of industries. Information professionals seeking ways to maximize their value to busy executives will find plenty of insights in day-long educational programs sponsored by SLA and Drexel University. The second workshop will be held at Drexel’s DC office on Friday, April 25th, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST, and is free for SLA members and students of Drexel. The Web is well on its way to becoming an open-source knowledge platform, while more internal information is also being opened up to data analytics. Availability of vast new open-source datasets, along with new techniques in semantic annotation, search, and data integration, are driving this transformation. Information professionals are uniquely positioned to leverage these new resources to enable decision support of internal clients, while judiciously considering issues of privacy and data quality. On the other hand, failing to understand and leverage these new datasets and techniques may threaten the relevance of an information professional in the workplace. This hands-on workshop features faculty whose research and teaching in the fields of computer science and knowledge management offer a framework to understand the transition from Big Data to Big Knowledge. This workshop is the result of a partnership between SLA and Drexel University and is free for SLA members and Drexel students. Continental breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m., lunch, and snacks will be provided. Advanced registration is required no later than April 21, 2014. The workshops will be conducted by leading Drexel faculty members who have made an impact in a variety of different fields: • Lori Richards, Ph.D. is an assistant professor whose areas of expertise include information governance under emerging technologies, cloud computing, and electronic records management. Lori’s presentation will provide actionable examples of how information professionals can have an impact that reaches the executives of their organizations. • Julia Stoyanovich, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor whose research interests are in data and knowledge management, big data, semantic search and ranking, ranked data, workflows and provenance, and biological data management. Julia’s focus is on developing novel information discovery approaches, with the goal of helping the user identify relevant information, and ultimately transform that information into knowledge. • Lisl Zach, Ph.D. is an associate teaching professor focusing on the nature of information use in organizations. Dr. Zach has carried out numerous user needs assessments, task analyses, benchmarking studies, and program evaluations and has developed a deep understanding of data collection, analysis, and presentation. For the workshop Lisl will draw upon her personal expertise in various fields. About Drexel University: Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is the nation’s 15th largest private university and is ranked among the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Drexel is widely recognized for its focus on experiential learning through its co-operative education program and translational research initiatives. For more information, please visit http://www.drexel.edu.

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  • Senior Series - Salary Negotiation

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Steinbright Career Development Center Conference Room 3201 Arch Street, Suite 250 Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Alumni
    • Current Students
    Salary negotiation is new to most graduating students.  Learn how to handle these tricky conversations!
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  • Vision 2020 Congress

    Sunday and Monday, May 4 & 5, 2014

    3:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Hyatt at the Bellevue Philadelphia, PA

    • Alumni
    • Faculty
    • Public
    • Staff

    The Vision 2020 Fourth National Congress: Generations of Action will take place on Sunday, May 4-Tuesday, May 6 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia, PA. The Congress will include speakers: Gwen Ifill, Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella, Laurel Bellows, and many more. Visit: www.drexel.edu/vision2020 for more details.

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  • Drexel Preview Online Opens

    Monday, May 5, 2014

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    drexel.edu/orientation

    • Current Students
    • Parents & Families
    • Prospective Students
    New Students & Families:
    The Drexel Preview Online is your online resource for getting started at Drexel University. The Drexel Preview website includes check-lists, instructional videos, and other important information that will guide you through everything you need to do before classes begin in the fall.

    All new students must complete the Drexel Preview Online before attending Orientation. Visit the Drexel Preview Online website for more information.
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  • Senior Series - Recruiters in Job Search

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Steinbright Career Development Center Conference Room 3201 Arch Street, Suite 250 Philadelphia, PA 19129

    • Alumni
    • Current Students
    Recruiters are looking for certain qualities on the resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letter and job search approach.  Learn what recruiters really think as their considering candidates.
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  • Senior Series - New Job Survival Guide

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Steinbright Career Development Center Conference Room 3201 Arch Street, Suite 250 Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Alumni
    • Current Students
    As students step into that job after graduation, it's important to demonstrate excellence to put yourself on the right track. Learn how to make the most of your starting point.
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  • Senior Series - How to Get Ahead in the Workplace

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM

    Steinbright Career Development Center Conference Room 3201 Arch Street, Suite 250 Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Alumni
    • Current Students
    By understanding the dynamics of a multigenerational workplace, students will learn how to manage perceptions of their behavior to get ahead in the workplace.
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  • Summer Orientation Begins

    Monday, July 7, 2014

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    drexel.edu/orientation

    • Current Students
    • Parents & Families
    • Prospective Students
    • Staff
    New Students & Families:
    Orientation is an on-campus event where new students and families are able to meet each other and other members of the Drexel community. Workshops presented at Orientation offer a comprehensive overview of the Drexel experience that equips new students and families with the tools necessary to make a successful transition to Drexel.

    Students should attend one Orientation session based on the college/school of their major. Each college hosts 2 to 3 Orientation sessions between July 7 and August 5. 

    College-specific dates will be announced in early March.
    Visit the Orientation website for more information.
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