Graduate Student Affairs

Graduate Enrichment Series

What is the Graduate Enrichment Series?

The Graduate Enrichment Series is a certificate program that offers weekly opportunities for students to grow both personally and professionally. These sessions are available to all graduate students at no additional charge and are led by faculty and staff from numerous departments and offices around campus and cover a wide variety of topics. The Spring 2016 GES sessions are listed below! Check DuckSync for details on this semester’s workshops.

Why should I participate in the Graduate Enrichment Series?

Participating in the Graduate Enrichment Series provides opportunities for individual growth and development. Additionally, students who attend a minimum of 15 sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the academic year and may request a Co-Curricular Transcript detailing the sessions that they attended.

What is a Co-Curricular Transcript?

The Co-Curricular Transcript is a verified record of student's involvement used to document experiences gained outside the classroom. The Co-Curricular Transcript can be used to increase a student's marketability to prospective employers and graduate schools, provide speaking points for job interviews, and to showcase leadership experience. The Co-Curricular Transcript is a verifiable university document that bears the Institute's seal.

To request your Co-Curricular Transcript, log into your Duck Sync account and follow the instructions below:

  1. When logged into your DuckSync account, click on your name at the top right corner of the page.
  2. On the pop-up menu that appears from the right hand side of the screen, click “Involvement”.
  3. On the “Involvement History” page, you can see a record of all activities in which you have been involved.
  4. On the right hand side of the page, click the “Request Official Transcript” button.
  5. Your request will be sent to an administrator for approval.
  6. You will receive a notification once your request has been approved.

Are Graduate Enrichment Series sessions available online?

A select group of GES sessions will be made available online. Those sessions are indicated below with an asterisk (*).

Spring 2017 Graduate Enrichment Series sessions:

Career Masters Series
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Bissinger, 4th Floor, Howe Center, 11 am to 12 noon
Introduction to the Graduate Student Career Management Program: Prepare NOW to meet Employer

This session will provide a brief overview of the Graduate Student Career Management Program and will include topics such as developing your individual Career Management Plan and gaining career related experience. A highlight will be a presentation by Stevens Graduate Program alumni who will speak about the job search and the hiring processes including: recruiting, potential opportunities and career paths, what they look for in a resume, interview expectations, and factors that contribute to success in securing a position and being successful on the job.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, Bissinger, 4th Floor, 11 am to 12 noon
Resume and Cover Letter Writing for the Graduate Student
Along with a review of standard American resume writing practices, this session will cover ways to present and maximize academic and industry experiences through results/accomplishment oriented resumes that will elevate your document to a level that meets employer expectations in this digital age of recruiting. The importance of a resume that is focused, customized and matched to the position will also be addressed.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, Bissinger, 4th Floor, Howe Center, 11 am to 12 noon
International Students: Work Authorization Requirements and Procedures for CPT and OPT.
This session is for international graduate students interested in pursuing employment in the USA. A representative from International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) will present information about CPT and OPT. The Career Center staff will discuss related support services.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Bissinger, 4th Floor, Howe Center, 11 am to 12 noon
Resources for Conducting Research on Potential Employers (In collaboration with Research and Reference Librarian

Research is critical to successful job search. At this workshop, you will learn about on-line resources available through
the Stevens library. You need to conduct research to keep up to date with industry trends, search for potential employers in your field, and to get insights about companies that interest you. In addition, you need to do research to identify job openings, to write a powerful cover letter, prepare for interviews, and when evaluating job offers.

Tuesday, February 21, Bissinger, 4th Floor, Howe Center, 11 am to 12 noon
Techniques to Stay Calm: Before, During and After Interviews (In Collaboration with Counseling and Psychological

This workshop will cover a variety of topics including understanding how to deal with interview and job search anxiety and your reactions such as the “fight, flight,” or freeze response. You’ll gain insights as to how to “stay calm” during the spiral of anxiety that often occurs during the interview process and when waiting for a response from a company.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Bissinger, 4th Floor, Howe Center, 11 am to 12 noon
Interviewing Types &Techniques: Phone, Skype, In-Person, Behavior Based, Technical and Quantitative

Develop the skills for successful interviewing. Prepare by knowing yourself, knowing the company, knowing the position and by being able to provide examples from your experiences that provide evidence that you can do what you say you
can do. This session will review the different types of interviews and how to answer the most frequently asked questions. We will also cover technical, coding, and quantitative interviews, as well as brain teaser questions!