Thursday, January 29, 2015

Spring 2015 Career and Internship Seminars

Career and Internship Center Workshops are quick 1 hour long (30 minutes instruction, 30 minutes Q&A) sessions taught by Greene Center staff. Their goal is to deliver information in a group setting, allowing for more targeted advice during your future one-on-one appointments with a counselor. Whether you are a freshman just getting started, a senior looking for job opportunities, or anywhere in between, these sessions are a great starting point. Please check the online schedule at for the most up-to-date times. All workshops are held in the Career and Internship Center at 4-200 Dewey Hall.

The Basics Workshops

Getting Started Workshop
Overviews Greene Center strategies, resources and more, including online sites and Ten Steps to internship, research, graduate school, and post-commencement success. This session is for all, especially freshmen and sophomores.

                   2/2 @ 2pm
                   2/16 @ 4pm
                   3/4 @ 6pm
                   2/4 @ 4pm
                   2/18 @ 2pm
                   3/5 @ 4pm
                   2/9 @ 2pm
                   2/19 @ 4pm
                   2/12 @ 4pm
                   3/3 @ 2pm

Resume, Cover Letter, Networking Note Workshop
Offers insights required to create targeted resumes, cover letters, and networking notes that focus on academic, experiential, co-curricular and project based evidence you are qualified for field, function, and firm goals. Be prepared to create drafts ready to be critiqued by one of our counseling professionals or Peer Career Advisors. 

                   1/27 @ 2pm
                   2/9 @ 6pm
                   2/26 @ 4pm
                   2/3 @ 4pm
                   2/13 @ 4pm
                   3/2 @ 4pm
                   2/4 @ 6pm
                   2/17 @ 2pm
                   3/4 @ 4pm
                   2/6 @ 4pm
                   2/25 @ 6pm

Internship and Research Strategies Workshop
Outlines steps to clarify and express goals; then attain academic year or summer internships, research experience, or admissions to special programs. Strategies associated with Ten STeps and Five P's (postings, places, people, programs and projects) will be presented and online and other resources for goal exploration, network, and locating postings and programs detailed.

                   1/28 @ 2pm
                   2/12 @ 6pm
                   3/3 @ 4pm
                   2/2 @ 4pm
                   2/16 @ 2pm
                   3/5 @ 6pm
                   2/3 @ 2pm
                   2/18 @ 4pm
                   2/9 @ 4pm
                   3/2 @ 62pm

Teaches pre-interview preparation and post-interview implementation; worksheet, use your resume and cover letter during the interview, the power of role-play interviews, and how to follow up.

                   1/28 @ 6pm
                   2/5 @ 6pm
                   2/18 @ 6pm
                   2/2 @ 6pm
                   2/10 @ 4pm
                   3/2 @ 6pm

Event Specific Workshops

How to Work a Career Fair
Offers strategic and behavioral tips on how to achieve success at our on-campus Spring Career Fair.
Thursday 2/5 @ 4pm                       OR                       Tuesday 2/10 @ 2pm

Advertising, Marketing, and PR

Exploring Careers:  Wednesday, 2/4 @ 2pm
Using CareerShift: Thursday, 2/26 @ 2pm

Internship and Job Search in NonProfit and Human Services Field

 Thursday, 2/19 @ 2pm

Study Abroad Returnee Career Session

 Friday, 2/27 @ 10:30 am

Beyond Rochester: Career Conversations Week of February 2nd

Come hear alumni speak about their current roles and the career paths they traveled. Learn from their experiences, ask questions, and get advice for how to best set yourself up for success!

Where: Gwen M. Greene Career & Internship Center Conference Room, 4-200 Dewey Hall
How to Register: RSVP for the Career Conversation(s) of your choice by sending an email to with the alum's name in the subject line.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10am


Who: Evalyn Gleason, '12, Political Science
Career: College Access Coordinator, University Community Collaborative

Evalyn's Bio: Evalyn is an AmeriCorp VISTA currently serving in Philadelphia, PA at the University Community Collaborative. The Collaborative is housed at Temple University and brings Philadelphia students to campus for after school programming. As the College Access Coordinator, Evalyn wears many hats in the process of helping high schools students go on to successful endeavors post High School. Evalyn has developed a college access class for students and has recently become responsible for fundraising through social media campaigns, fundraising events and private donations. Additionally, she works closely with Advisory Board members to increase visibility of the organization while planning for sustainability of funds and resources. While at the University of Rochester, Evalyn majored in Political Science and was involved in various clubs and activities including Colleges Against Cancer and working as a resident adviser. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 12pm 

Who: Robin Williamson, '98, BioScience/Biochemistry
Career: Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Robin's Bio: Robin Williamson graduated from UR in 1998 with a major in biochemistry and minors in chemistry and American Sign Language. She continued her studies at Harvard University where she completed her PhD in genetics in 2005. After graduation, from 2005 to 2011, she served as Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Human Genetics where she reviewed submitted manuscripts to determine whether their scientific content was suitable for publication in the journal. In 2011, she went to work for the consultant firm Booz Allen Hamilton. At Booz Allen Hamilton, she served as project manager of a team supporting military medical research and development clients. Her team worked on projects ranging from literature reviews to research abstracts to conference proceedings to strategic plans. In July 2013, she received her project management professional (PMP) certification.

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 12pm

Who: Dan Hutchinson, '12, Brain & Cognitive Science
Career: Ophthalmic Technician, Beetham Eye Institute
Dan's Bio: Dan is an ophthalmic technician at the Beetham Eye Institute (BEI) in Brookline, MA. The BEI is the ophthalmology department of the Joslin Diabetes Center and is involved in both clinical care of patients as well as clinical and lab research of diabetic eye disease. The BEI’s current academic focus is in identifying biomarkers of diabetic macular edema to improve assessment of disease prognosis as well as treatment of patients in clinical care. Dan’s role as an ophthalmic technician entails direct contact with patients to perform refractions, ocular anterior segment exams and supplementary eye imaging. Dan received a BS in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester in 2012. While at UR, Dan was a member of the UR Fencing Club and Vice President of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Council. Dan will be attending medical school at Ross University in September of 2015.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

15 Minute Appointment Time Slots for Spring 2015

These 15-minute appointments are great for quick questions and internship questions. Available first-come, first-serve, daily, when we open at 9am. Stop by our office to select a time slot!

Director's Hours | Mondays through Fridays from 1pm-2pm & Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3pm-4pm

Internship Thursdays | Thursdays from 12pm-4pm

Bring us any internship-related questions or concerns, and we can talk you through the internship search process, create an action plan/next steps, and show you helpful internship-related resources. Since these are only 15-minute quick meetings, we will not be able to critique resumes, cover letters or other documents. Click here for more info on Internship Thursdays!

Finance/Consulting | Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2pm-3pm

Finance/Consulting appointments are for quick questions as well as follow-up reviews of documents (resumes, cover letters, networking notes). These are not for initial reviews of any documents. 

Engineering | Mondays through Fridays from 2pm-3pm

Engineering appointments are for quick questions as well as follow-up reviews of documents (resumes, cover letters, networking notes). These are not for initial reviews of any documents. 

Summer Opportunity at LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in India!

Please join us to learn about an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to use their summer break for  a health care/medically oriented experience at the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in Hyderabad, India.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 4th in the Stackel Room at Wilson Commons from 5:30-7pm

LVPEI has the ability to provide mentorship and can help find housing for students for Summer 2015 and their faculty are adjunct faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

This informational session will feature a recent undergraduate and medical student who will reflect on their experience at LVPEI. For more information on LPVEI, visit

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Beyond Rochester: Career Conversations - Week of January 27th, 2015

Come hear alumni speak about their current roles and the career paths they traveled. Learn from their experiences, ask questions, and get advice for how to best set yourself up for success!

Where: Gwen M. Greene Career & Internship Center Conference Room, 4-200 Dewey Hall
How to Register: RSVP for the Career Conversation(s) of your choice by sending an email to with the alum's name in the subject line.

Who: Alex Parker '12, Political Science
Career: Marketing Manager, Miami Dolphins
When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10am
Alex's Bio: Alex Parker received his bachelors in political science from the University of Rochester in 2012. Following graduation, he used his experiences and knowledge from the University of Rochester to leverage a position with the Miami Dolphins. As a marketing manager, Alex works diligently to oversee all brand initiatives while managing and overseeing daily tasks of the creative department; he also works closely with the team’s owner and CEO on special projects throughout the year. His primary initiative is to humanize the Dolphins brand in order to increase brand affinity and brand value and he strives to achieve his number one goal of making decisions based on opportunity growth. Alex Parker believes that the personal connection to fans and their emotional attachment to the brand is the most rewarding part of his job and he strongly emphasizes family and togetherness within the workplace.

Who: Sorcha Dundas '12, Anthropology
Career: Teacher, Sampson County Schools, NC
When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 3:30pm
Sorcha's Bio: Dundas is a high school science teacher in the Sampson County School District in North Carolina. She was placed here as a 2013 Corps Member with Teach For America. Prior to teaching in North Carolina, Dundas spent 9 months in Nepal as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant where she co-taught with a Nepali teacher in a government school, lived with a host family, and trekked in the beautiful Himalayas. Originally, Dundas' focus was not on education, but on refugee resettlement. Her experience working with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program and writing her honors thesis in Anthropology on the Bhutanese refugees resettled from Nepal inspired her to experience the country of Nepal first hand. In addition to immersing in the culture of Nepal, Dundas discovered a love for teaching. She received her BA in Anthropology in 2012 from the University of Rochester and is currently working on her Post-Baccalaureate teaching certification at East Carolina University. At the University of Rochester, Dundas tutored through the UReading program in the Rochester City School District, worked as a Resident Assistant, and was an active member in GlobeMed. 

See the full list of Beyond Rochester speakers here.

Online Events for Teach for America Applicants!

Upcoming Teach For America Online Events
All kids deserve the chance to reach their full potential—but today, only eight percent of students growing up in poverty graduate from college by age 24, compared with 80 percent of students in more affluent areas.

Teach For America is growing the force of leaders committed to ensuring that all kids have an education that expands their opportunities and gives them more choices in life. By teaching for at least two years in TFA’s corps, you will join thousands of leaders helping students in low-income communities make the academic progress that will expand their opportunities for the future. You’ll develop the leadership skills, insights, and commitment that will drive you to be a lifelong advocate for kids. And you’ll build relationships with fellow corps members and others in your community working to meet this challenge.

This year, 11,000 corps members are teaching in 50 regions across the country, while nearly 37,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the changes necessary to make a great education a reality for all.

You have the power to help kids get a great education that will give them choices in life.

Find out how by attending a webinar for Rochester students.
Click on either link above to RSVP!
Application Deadline: Friday, January 30, 2015
Full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. All majors and career backgrounds.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Meet & Interview with Aldi for District Manager & Internship Positions (Apply by 1/25!)


Join us for an INFORMATION SESSION on Monday, February 9th from 5-7 pm in the Wilson Commons - Stackel Room and find out about the opportunities with Aldi!  All are welcome!

Aldi is accepting resumes for review through the University of Rochester’s CareerLink system. The cut-off date for resume submission is Sunday, January 25thso please apply soon!  Interviews will take place on Thursday, February 12th.  Please contact the Gwen M. Greene Career & Internship Center or the Simon School of Business for details.  

Aldi's District Managers are entrusted with the operations of an entire ALDI district.  It’s the opportunity to make a true impact on our global organization. It’s your chance to accomplish what some professionals wait their entire careers to achieve.   Starting salary is $80,000.  If you are interested in a career as an ALDI District Manager and you have received, or are about to receive, your 4-year degree (GPA 3.0 or above preferred), visit for complete details.

Dates to remember:
Sunday, January 25th - Resume Submission Cut-Off Date
Monday, February 9th - Aldi Information Session
Thursday, February 12th - Interviews with Aldi