This event is a fast-paced showcase of innovative teaching technologies being used by William Paterson faculty, followed by a Q&A with the presenters.
10:30 - Breakfast
11:00 - Lightning Round
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The Political Science Department and The Latin American and Latino Studies Program introduces the Spring 2018 Tinker Lecture Series “Puerto Rico: After Hurricane Maria". Edwin Meléndez is a Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College. He was appointed as the Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies in 2008. An economist by training, he has conducted considerable research in the areas of Puerto Rican and Latino studies, economic development, labor markets, and poverty. In addition to numerous scientific papers and other publications, he is the author or editor of ten books. Professor Melendez has an extensive record of community and public service, including numerous appointments to government and community boards, and has worked as a consultant to numerous government, community, and philanthropic foundations. He received the Life-time Achievement Award in Education, 2011, from the New York League of Puerto Rican Women, and the 2010 Educational Leadership Honoree award from the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, New York.
Ideal for new advisors, a refresher for continuing advisors: Topics to include sharing best practices, structuring advisement appointments, using advisement notes, understanding university policies and procedures, Degreeworks and Starfish, UCC requirements, the language requirement, referrals to support services, and more. Lunch will be provided
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Networking: this word's been said a million times before. But what does it mean? And more importantly, what does it mean to you? Whether you’re aware of it or not, the future of your professional career depends on your ability to communicate your goals, build interpersonal relationships, and utilize your connections. Caitlin Giordano, of the Career Development Center, will guide you in building relationships in the professional world which can facilitate internships during college or job opportunities upon graduation. This valuable session will prepare you for the Speed Networking Workshop, where you will have the chance to try out your skills on volunteer WP professionals / alumni. This event is open to all majors within the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. Questions? Call the Dean's Office at 973-720-2731.
Richard C. Fording, the Marilyn Williams Elmore and John Durr Elmore Endowed Professor of Political Science at the University of Alabama, will present The New Ethnocentrism: Understanding Racial Attitudes & Electoral Outcomes.
One critical component to landing the job you’re looking for is acquiring the ability to network and to make connections. Following up on the Networking Prep workshop, the College of Humanities & Social Sciences' "Speed Networking" session gives you a chance to practice how to connect to others in the professional world. Students will come up with their own elevator pitch and become comfortable introducing themselves, sharing their story, and discovering other ways to relate and "break the ice," while practicing with faculty and alumni volunteers over pizza. This workshop is casual, so there's no need to get dressed up. All Humanities and Social Sciences Majors are welcome. This workshop will prepare you for the big event - Networking Night on April 4th, 2018.
How to prepare: If you had one short window of opportunity to tell someone about yourself in order to land your dream job, what would you say? What is your story? Think about what has shaped you to be the person that you are - your adversities, accomplishments, or passions. Give yourself some time to think about it and come prepared to this networking session with a short narrative about yourself that is approximately 1-2 minutes.
So Yon Rim of Psychology will present “The Gift of Psychological Closeness: How Feasible versus Desirable Gifts Reduce Psychological Distance to the Giver."
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Save the date for for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Networking Night. Students will have the chance to meet and connect with alumni and professionals, further develop their networking skills and abilities, and become open to potential career and/or internship opportunities!
Outside employers have also been invited to attend. Students should plan to dress in business professional attire and be prepared with resumes and business cards.
Direct specific questions to the Career Development Center, at 973-720-3291.
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