College students and high school seniors can kickstart their job or internship search with this day-long, interactive workshop focused on helping students gain the skills they need to get their foot in the door. Participants will leave with a working resume, LinkedIn page, professional headshot, tips on what to wear (and what not to wear) when interviewing, and networking skills they can use throughout college and beyond. This program is limited to high school seniors and college students ages 18-23.
The morning will kick-off with a “Resume Writing 101” workshop led by Lauren Rosenkranz, an experienced college career counselor who specializes in helping students. Laptops will be provided, or students can bring their own. Rosenkranz will also present the afternoon workshop: “Introduction to Networking and LinkedIn.” Participants will learn important key elements to building a solid LinkedIn profile, as well as lifelong networking strategies.
Professional stylist and career readiness specialist Maria Turkel, founder of Maria Turkel Wardrobe Styling, will join us to discuss “What to Wear When You Want to Get Hired.” Turkel currently assists in the Center for Career Development at Norwalk Community College focusing on interview preparation. She will offer clear instructions on how to appear polished and presentable in various circumstances.
Professional photographer Asher Almonacy will be on hand to take high-quality headshots suitable for LinkedIn profiles.
Lunch and snacks will be provided.
A registration packet with info on what to wear for the headshot and what to bring to prepare a resume will be sent to everyone who signs up in advance. Participants will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win gift certificates to Amazon and Garden Catering.
This program is co-sponsored by the Greenwich Alliance for Education.