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Advising & Career Services Announces 2015-16 'Career Conversations' Lineup

Resume building, cover letter writing, and interview strategies among the slate of topics

Oct 7, 2015 — Article by: Sarah Scalese

Photo of Advising & Career Services Unit

Advising & Career Services, with Kandice Salomone (bottom row, third from left), Sue Casson (second row from bottom, third from left), and Shruti Amin Viswanathan (bottom row, second from left).

Preparation is the theme of the 2015-16 Career Conversations Lecture Series presented by the Office of Advising and Career Services in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences (A&S).

Resume building, cover letter writing, and fine-tuning interview techniques are just some of the topics that will be covered in the five-part series slated to kick off on Tuesday, Oct. 13. All students are welcome; A&S students are encouraged to attend.

“A liberal arts education provides an ideal foundation for career success as it prepares students to think critically, analyze data, and communicate effectively,” says Sue Casson, director of career development and services. “These traits – which allow tremendous career versatility and flexibility – are exactly what employers are looking for in entry-level employees, particularly given the ongoing economic recovery.”

The lineup is as follows:

Winning Resumes and Cover Letters
Tuesday, Oct. 13
6:30-7:30 p.m.
214 Hall of Languages

Unleash your WOW Factor: Strategies for Effective Interviewing and Networking with
Linda Dulye ’77, president and founder of the Dulye Leadership Experience
Wednesday, Nov. 11
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Room 469 in Newhouse 2

Finding Internships, Applying for Jobs, and Mastering the Informational Interview
Tuesday, Jan. 26
6:30-7:30 p.m.
214 Hall of Languages

Government and Nonprofit Jobs: Identifying and Applying
Tuesday, Feb. 16
6:30-7:30 p.m.
214 Hall of Languages

LinkedIn, Networking, and Your Online Presence
Tuesday, April 5
6:30-7:30 p.m.
214 Hall of Languages

The Career Conversations Lecture Series is part of a larger effort initiated by the College earlier this year to ensure its students are prepared to enter a more competitive, global workforce upon graduation. Under Dean Karin Ruhlandt’s leadership and in partnership with Associate Dean Kandice Salomone, the College launched a new and improved Office of Advising and Career Services. The 20-plus-member team, located in 323 Hall of Languages, is uniquely qualified to help students in a variety of areas, including career exploration, major and minor degree completion, and pre-law and pre health advising. For more information, visit

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