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Exit Strategy

The Exit Strategy Conference will be virtually held the week of March 8th, 2021. 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, Health and Wellness Peer Education Program
Office of Student Involvement, Office of Student Financial Assistance, School of Business, Brower Student Center, Center for Student Success, Office of Student Transitions, BB&T now Truist,

Register for each session (Registration will run until the time of the program)

Time & Date Workshop Title Description Zoom Link
3/8 10:00am – 10:50am Virtual Interviewing (Changes in Professional Interviewing) In this last year, most everything about professional interviewing has changed. From where and how we meet, to the absence of (or lack of) shaking hands; interviewing has a “new face”.
3/8 12:00pm- 12:50pm A Guide To Budgeting In College Although the idea of budgeting might seem like a daunting task, it is important to have a solid understanding of your finances. With a budget, you can work toward your money goals & make smarter choices! As the Health and Wellness Peer Educators, we believe that financial wellness plays a huge role in our daily lives. This workshop will provide you with strategies, tips, and tricks related to financial & overall wellness!
3/8 2:00pm – 2:50pm Resiliency in the Face of Rejection Join the Mental Health Peer Educators to discuss how to handle rejection and create a resilient mindset in the face of job-search/grad school adversity. Practice positive self-dialogue during the process, how to prepare for rejections, and tips on how to deal with post-graduate depression. From this workshop, you will learn coping strategies for rejections, ways to take care of yourself during these times, and how to keep yourself motivated through the process of figuring out your next stage!
3/8 6:00pm-6:50pm How do I Work from Home? Alums share their story How will I be able to make a transition to work from home? Come to this workshop to find out from recent alums how they transition to working from home, how it has helped or hindered their careers, and how they managed to do it all. The alums are from different fields such as engineering, business and education.
3/9 10:00am – 10:50am Marketing Your Student Leadership Skills Students gain numerous transferable skills through their leadership experiences, yet they often underestimate the value of those experiences. All the hard work that is put into planning and facilitating meetings, events, working within an executive board, etc., is often poorly conveyed by just a few simple words on a resume. This workshop is meant to help students identify these “marketable” skills and give them the tools (and confidence) to articulate them effectively in person and on a resume/cover letter.
3/9 11:00am-11:50am How to Translate Fraternity/Sorority Experience to the Job Search We often get questions from fraternity/sorority students throughout their time at school about exactly how they can translate their experience (with leadership roles, on committees, etc.) to their resume when fraternity/sorority has nothing to do with their future career path…or so they think! We want to help them work on how to phrase things on their resume or in an interview to set them up for the best success possible.
3/9 5:00pm-5:50pm Campus Resources for New Alums What campus resources do recent alumni have access to after they graduate? How do you navigate finding new resources when you leave campus? We will cover the basics in this 30 minute session.
3/9 6:00pm-6:50pm Virtual Interviewing (Changes in Professional Interviewing) In this last year, most everything about professional interviewing has changed. From where and how we meet, to the absence of (or lack of) shaking hands; interviewing has a “new face”.
3/10 10:00am – 10:50am Conflict after College: How to Approach Resolutions in your Every Day Life This presentation will focus on the different type of conflicts that may arise in your every day life after college; such as, at the work place or with a new roommate. We will discuss how to navigate some of these challenging areas and provide some tips and tricks to prepare you for successful navigation of conflict in the future.
3/10 11:00am-11:50am How to Find Community in Your New Community Moving back home or moving to a new area can pose the same challenges in finding a community. How do you make new
3/10 12:00pm- 12:50pm Making The Move Back Home In this workshop, students will learn what to expect their life to be like when they move back home. Students will also learn some helpful tips and tricks to manage the transition, as well as some ways to create a routine for themselves when living at home.
3/10 5:00pm-5:50pm Interviewing for Education Related Opportunities This workshop will focus on interview preparation for education students specific to the EID program. Students who are not participating in EID are welcome to attend and learn key tips that will translate into interviewing outside of EID.
3/11 10:00am – 10:50am Negotiating Your (First) Salary Two people were hired for the same job, we’ll call them Person A and Person B. Person A negotiated for a slightly higher salary, Person B did not know they could negotiate the job offer and therefore never tried. This interactive workshop aims to demystify salary negotiation and prepare you for this part of the job search.
3/11 11:00am-11:50am Graduating with Student Loans This workshop will provide students with insights regarding graduating with federal and private loans. It will also, provide resources regarding repayment, deferment and avoiding negative repercussions for non-payment.
3/11 1:00pm – 1:50pm Truist Financial Principles for Students: Budgeting-Net Worth & Managing Debt-Credit Score This workshop was design to aid current and existing students with the knowledge and the resources needed to achieve financial confidence in their current and next phase of life.
3/11 2:00pm – 2:50pm Not All Those Who Wander… Still have no idea what you want to be when you “grow up”? Do you feel like, as a senior, you should have it all figured out and you don’t? Maybe all of your friends already know exactly what their next step is, or maybe you started college with one dream and realized along the way you outgrew it to make room for something else. This session is for YOU! Come learn about strategies to embrace the uncertainty and tips on navigating life after TCNJ.
3/11 6:00pm-6:50pm Grad School After TCNJ: How to Create a Standout Application + Considerations for Taking this Step Debating graduate school a year or more after TCNJ? Learn what you should consider when looking into a graduate or professional school, and how to make an application standout. Learn tips directly from a graduate school admissions reader and get your questions answered.
3/12 10:00am – 10:50am Developing and Continuing Mentoring relationships Mentorship is a toll that can help you thrive not only in the academic environment but beyond. How you navigate these relationships can can be crucial to your upward mobility as a professional. This workshop will provide you with skills to utilize as you develop and foster professional relationships.
3/12 1:00pm – 1:50pm Managing Leadership Styles The right supervisor is not one-size-fits-all. A micromanager can benefit someone who struggles to stay on task. A hands-off approach can work for someone who values open creativity. Join this session to learn about different leadership styles and how to manage working within them. There are pros and cons to every supervisor – come explore what works for you!