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Where master's students learn how to effectively job search

SEPT 26 - 30 • ONLINE

Presented by the Global Higher Education Division of ETS

2022 Career Summit for Master's Students

Job searching while completing your master’s can feel like a huge, daunting task.

 

Maybe you’re staring at your screen right now and feeling overwhelmed. You have 14 tabs open including readings, data, reports, and class schedules. You’re eating dinner in front of the computer again, trying to get everything done for tomorrow’s classes. 

 

Job searching may seem seem like a far away goal, but it’s also the most pressing. It’s what you’re most worried about and why you’re doing this master’s degree to begin with. 

 

During this online career summit you will learn:

1. How to create a job search plan while managing graduate school;

2. How to find the right role and organization for you;

3. How to pitch yourself to employers;

4. And how to job search during a recession.

 

This Career Summit will help you build a foundation for your job search, so that you can start planning for your job search early and land a job when you’ve finished your master’s. Beginning your career planning early means that you set the foundation for success in your job search, without the overwhelm and stress that will inevitably come if you wait until graduation.  

 

Want to share this information with your students? Feel free to download and use this sample email, which shares more information for master’s students and how they can register for the conference.

Attend Live: September 26 – 30, 12-1pm ET every day. Conference is virtual via Zoom webinar.

Price: FREE for everyone to attend live 

 

Video Replay: Available only to institutional and individual subscribers of Beyond Graduate School. Learn more by clicking here.

Who Should Attend: Master’s students, recent master’s graduates

Register for the conference today

Career Summit

The Program-At-A-Glance

For full details on each panel including panel descriptions, learning objectives, and speaker bios, please download the conference program [coming soon].

Monday, Sept 26

Making a Plan for Your Degree • 12pm ET / 9am PT

with Diane Sepa-Kishi, PhD (Instructional Designer and Product Manager, The Center for Graduate Career Success)

 

After this session you will be able to:

• Recognize why it is important to make a plan for your degree.

• Describe the importance of clearly defining the goals for your degree and work afterwards.

• Identify the important skills you will need to succeed in your graduate degree and beyond.

Tuesday, Sept 27

Elevator Pitches: How to Sell Your Skills & Stand Out  • 12pm ET / 9am PT

with Malisa Kurtz, PhD (Digital Marketing Strategist, The Center for Graduate Career Success)

 

After this session you will be able to:

• Prepare your elevator pitch and how to introduce yourself to employers at career fairs.

• Learn how to communicate your value to employers. 

• Navigate career fairs and networking events with confidence.

Wednesday, Sept 28

What “Cultural Fit” Means & How to Find the Right Company for You • 12pm ET / 9am PT

with Diane Sepa-Kishi, PhD (Instructional Designer and Product Manager, The Center for Graduate Career Success)

 

After this session you will be able to:

• Explain why it is important to consider workplace values during a job search.
• List your workplace values and motivators.
• Identify criteria you can use to evaluate your alignment with work culture.

Thursday, Sept 29

Writing Resumes for Internship & Job Applications • 12pm ET / 9am PT

with Harry Thomas, PhD (Learner Engagement Strategies, The Center for Graduate Career Success)

 

After this session you will be able to:

• Identify the purpose of a resume within the job search process.

• Describe the different sections of a resume and what to include in each.

• Explain why it is important to tailor a resume to each job advertisement.

• Write a resume that is tailored to a job advertisement of interest.

 

Friday, Sept 30

How to Job Search in an Uncertain Economy • 12pm ET / 9am PT

with L. Maren Wood, PhD (Director & CEO, The Center for Graduate Career Success)

After this session you will be able to:

• Identify growing industries to adapt your job search accordingly.

• Identify how people really find jobs.
• How to authentically network to create career opportunities.

Attend Live: September 26 – 30, 12-1pm ET every day. Conference is virtual via Zoom webinar.

Price: FREE for everyone to attend live 

 

Video Replay: Available only to institutional and individual subscribers of Beyond Graduate School. Learn more by clicking here.

Who Should Attend: Master’s students, recent master’s graduates

Register for the conference today

Career Summit

What Master's Students' Say About Our Trainings

"This was WONDERFUL. Loads of useful information that go beyond the 'traditional' tips and tricks. Thank you, and looking forward to receiving the recording to have and reflect on. "
"I’ve had so much anxiety about this process and this 45 minute webinar has imparted so much wisdom. I feel like I have the wise parent who has my back. I feel more grounded for the first time in months. The way you translated things into the most digestible words was magic. Focus on where have you applies the top skills with success."
"Thank you for offering this advice. As a recent graduate, I have been struggling with questions about the lack of guidance to roles outside of academia... I have participated in two webinars with your organization and I can feel a shift in my confidence level."

About the Beyond Graduate School Team

Since 2017, we have provided career support for over 100,000 graduate students. Through online trainings and our one-of-a-kind career training platforms, Beyond the Professoriate and Beyond Graduate School, we help students learn effective job search strategies so that they can successfully build careers that leverage their education. To date, 45+ institutions in the US and Canada subscribe to our career training platforms. 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! The earlier you learn what it takes to launch an effective job search, the better prepared you will be to quickly find a job after your master’s. We cannot emphasize the importance of career preparation enough. Learning the foundations and starting your career prep now can make for an easier, more effective job search when you are ready.

Yes! While much of our programming emphasizes starting early, the steps to an effective job search are the same for every master’s student and graduate. Your timeline might just be more condensed, and we’ll speak to that during sessions. 

Yes, this Summit is for you! We’ll address job searching for both master’s students new to the job search, and master’s students who are looking to advance in their career. At the Summit you’ll learn how to leverage your advanced education, skills, and experience into the next stage of your professional career. 

Replays will be available to individual and institutional subscribers of our Master’s Career Training Platform, Beyond Graduate School. To learn more about subscribing, please visit www.beyondgradschool.com/individual-membership/

Yes! Please feel free to download and use this sample email, which will direct students to our conference registration page. 

About Beyond Graduate School

Beyond Graduate School is a division of the Center for Graduate Career Success. Our mission is to empower graduate students and alumni to build impactful careers and engaged lives, wherever smart people are needed. To do this, we partner with 45+ institutions to provide scalable, research-driven career support through our digital platforms. Our curriculum is informed by nearly a decade of experience supporting graduate students to launch new careers with their skills and training. Through our platforms, graduate students explore career options, learn job search strategies through structured curriculum, and learn how to secure employment in their fields of interest. Learn more about our e-learning platforms for master’s students and doctoral students

About ETS

At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education, and by conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually—including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series® assessments—in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.