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Exit Strategy

The Exit Strategy Conference will be virtually and in person will be held the week of February 13th, 2023. The Exit Strategy program will feature a series of workshops focused on preparing soon-to-be graduates with navigating graduate school, entering the workforce, or whatever your “next” is. Workshops will feature a range of on campus resources and topics, including budgeting, negotiating your first salary, virtual interviewing, student loans, as well as a workshop for those who are still not sure what they want to do.

The event is co-sponsored by the

  • Office of Career and Leadership,
  • CAPS/ Mental Health Peer Educators
  • Student Success & Retention
  • Brower Student Center
  • WithumSmith+Brown
  • Office of Student Involvement
  • Office of Student Financial Assistance
  • Princeton Review
  • School of Business
  • Office of Student Transitions
  • Inclusive Excellence

Register online for workshops – Exit Strategy Registration 2023

Time & Date Workshop Title  

Description

Location
Monday
2/13

11:00am – 11:50am

You Are More Than Your Career: Increasing Work/Life Balance & Quality of Life Do you feel your identity is wrapped up in your profession, or your chosen graduate degree? Life is meant to be more than your career choice! Discover ways to balance the imbalance of what you need to do with what you want to do. With a background in occupational therapy and a passion for faith, nature, and travel, the presenter will describe ways to manage stress and burnout, while experiencing value and meaning outside of your job. Education Rm 212
2/13

12:00pm- 12:50pm

Navigating Intergenerational Communication This lighthearted session will provide an overview of generational differences in the workplace with an emphasis on intergenerational communication. Presenters (from the Boomer and Xennial generations) will share some of their own experiences (flubs and revelations) as they have navigated their own professional journeys. Education Rm 212
2/13

1:00pm – 1:50pm

Your First Job Might Not Be Your Dream Job…and that’s OK! Education Rm 212
2/13

2:00pm-2:50pm

Search Strategies 101: How Do I Find a Job, Internship, or Other Experience?
This session explores conflict management, with a focus on handling conflict as a college graduate entering the full-time working world. In this session, we’ll take a look at how we define and currently see ourselves when in conflict, and discuss the five Thomas-Kilman conflict management styles. https://tcnj.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sdOqsrT0qEtHYGEuyv2R71JIRnz38HicF
Tuesday
 

2/14

10:00am – 10:50am

10 Things You Can Do Now To Support Your Career Success This workshop will share 10 things you can do now to help support your career success. These items are quick and can be done now, regardless of where you are in your career journey. Education Rm 212
2/14

11:00am-11:50am

Book Censorship at Schools During the workshop we will explore the state standards, school district policies and how to apply them to avoid book and school material challenges. Education Rm 212
2/14

12:00pm – 12:50pm

Making An Impact at Your Internship In this workshop students will learn how to make the most out of their Internship experiences. Whether they have one secured for the summer or not, this program will cover everything they need to know to make a good impression and make meaning out of the experience. Tips covered will also apply to students seeking full time positions. Education Rm 212
2/14

1:00pm – 1:50pm

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Post Undergraduate Degree This workshop will focus on life after the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology major is completed. Graduate School is the usual goal of most students and the majority of seniors have been preparing for that goal since junior year. In this workshop, we will share experiences in the application process as well as options for a gap-year or entering a related field. We will examine what lies ahead in the process of completing requirements for certification to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. https://tcnj.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtcOutqz0rGdEBANEilnH9IJWaEzgto08V
2/14

1:00pm – 1:50pm

How to Say No This workshop will focus on learning how to say no in the workplace and outside world. There will be discussions about creating a balanced lifestyle and learning to prioritize your own needs. Navigating situations where one may need to turn down an opportunity or commitment can be difficult. We will discuss the appropriate and respectful ways to handle these situations. Education Rm 212
 

 

 

 

2/14

2:00pm – 2:50pm

 

 

 

 

Marketing Your Student Leadership Experience Education Rm 212
 

 

 

 

2/14

6:00pm – 6:50pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alumni Panel: Transition to the Workplace https://tcnj.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtdOChqD0pHdJ_GHKiSIyNwZMDfo0ZOatD
Wednesday
2/15

10:00am – 10:50am

Virtual Interviewing A live virtual interview, or video interview, is a job interview that leverages video technology to allow the discussion to take place remotely online using video software. Join this EY session to learn how to ace your next LVI! Brower Student Center 100W
2/15

11:00am – 11:50am

A Whole New World: Planning and Preparing for the Journey Ahead The transition from college into the next phase of your life is more involved than one may think. This workshop will help you look at the overall big picture and provide ways to compartmentalize the process with the goal of thriving as a priority. Brower Student Center 100W
2/15

12:00pm – 12:50pm

Retirement, Debt, and Savings: What I Wish I Knew In My 20s This workshop is an overview of the long-term financial planning that every young adult should understand. The focus of this workshop is to help young adults to broadly consider the effects of present-day financial actions on long-term financial stability. Topics include balancing debt management with, savings, retirement planning, and enjoyment of income. Participants will lay a foundation for creating a budget during the early years of their careers. Brower Student Center 100W
2/15

1:00pm – 1:50pm

Research Resources for Post-Graduation Dazzle future employers with your ability to find credible and useful information! Because of publishers’ licensing restrictions, alumni do not have access to the Gitenstein Library subscriptions available to current students. But thereare many terrific and freely available resources that provide data and statistics, books, and articles for your research. TCNJ librarians will introduce you to these resources and show you how to easily and effectively search for them. They will also level up your Googling through Google shortcuts, advanced search,and better use of Google Scholar. Brower Student Center 100W
2/15

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Prepare for the Career Fair   Education Rm 212
2/15

2:00pm – 2:50pm

 

Let’s Talk About Cover Letters

 

In this workshop, participants will learn practical skills for writing strong cover letters that are tailored to the jobs they are applying for, and for making the cover letter writing process less painful.

Brower Student Center 100W
 

 

 

2/15

3:15pm – 4:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Workplace Benefits: What You Need to Know When You Are Choosing Benefits For The First Time This session will provide an overview of what you should consider when determining which benefits to select when you begin start a role with a new organization Education Rm 204
 

 

 

 

2/15

6:30pm – 7:45pm

 

 

 

 

Career Exploration Series: Careers in Physical Sciences Panel During this virtual career panel students will learn about the career paths of TCNJ Alumn working the field of Physical Sciences. This event till help students refine their ideas about career, give them insightful information, and provide them with solid networking contacts. https://tcnj.joinhandshake.com/events/1200111/share_preview
Thursday
2/16

11:00am – 11:50am

Where Do I Go From Here? I’d like to guide students through various considerations they can synthesize into opportunities once they leave TCNJ, and demonstrate that their first steps don’t need to lead them down a fixed path in the long view. Education Rm 212
2/16

12:00pm – 12:50pm

LSAT Strategy Session Learn all about the strategies that help students succeed on the LSAT in this information session. https://tcnj.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqc-6grDMvH9TmSYvB0gby5sKfnoDkjEep
2/16

1:00pm – 1:50pm

Cookies n’ Career Fair Prep If you’re planning to attend the upcoming Career and Internship Fair on Feb 22nd, then you won’t want to miss this preparatory workshop! You’ll get great tips on what to do before, during, and after the fair so you can make a great impression and land that job or internship! And, we’ll give you some complementary cookies!
Education Rm 212
 

 

 

2/16

1:00pm – 1:50pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

MCAT Strategy Session

 

 

 

The Princeton Review’s strategy sessions are packed with information
about the MCAT and the role it plays in graduate school admissions.
An expert MCAT instructor will cover the content of the test, walk you
through sample questions and share some examples of our proven
test-taking strategies.
https://tcnj.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkc-ihqj4iG9A6h89qjlJvmcuYXZsWbe-9
 

 

 

 

2/16

2:00pm – 2:50pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to “Rock” Your Interviews Join Prudential as they cover top down all aspects of the interview process. From resume building and leveraging LinkedIn all to help find roles, to virtual interviewing tips and role analysis to help land them. https://tcnj.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtd-6vpz0pEtICHUfRCfsbhjPK8qrwNt_y
 

 

 

 

2/16

4:00pm – 5:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate School Panel Hear directly from current graduate students and those who work with graduate students on what life is really like when enrolled in an advanced degree program. Library Auditorium

 

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