Take Time to Make Time: You are the only one who can!

With the launch of the school year we always have good intentions to stay on top of things. I know I do. I have been the “To Do” list person, who starts out with everything organized, eager to make headway toward reducing the list and checking off all that gets done. I have adopted the “Calendar Approach,” filling in all of my commitments and circling deadlines. I have used whiteboards, electronic calendars, apps, and printed planners — each with some success. What I realize is that my success, in planning and juggling all that life presents, is less dependent on the tools that I use and more about my mindset. When I take time to make time I am far better at planning and following through on the things I have to do, and also on the things I genuinely want to do.

So what does this mean for you? You are a student, you might also have a job, perhaps you are a parent, and/or partner in a relationship. It is easy to push things to the back burner that don’t seem relevant right now! Then a few months go by and “right now” is now, and you realize you should have/could have attended a valuable event or accessed an important resource months ago. In an effort to help you plan, to attend a series of career development workshops for the graduate students at the School of Social Work, I am sharing the details RIGHT NOW. Please consider taking time, to make time, to join me for the first of a 3-part series:

Résumé Preparation and Strategies for an Effective Job Search

Thursday, October 16, 2014 – 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

UConn School of Social Work Room 208

The worst time to create or revise your résumé is in the moment that you realize you need it to apply for a job, so dedicate time now to attend this session. Advance preparation in moving forward in your job search is also necessary to maximize your effectiveness and reduce overall stress.  In this session participants will gain:

  • Résumé tips and strategies about content and format
  • Information about next steps and resources to support you in your résumé preparation
  • Strategies to help plan your job search and next steps to consider
  • Networking tips related to job search strategies

Email: Joanne.Donati@Uconn.edu by October 10th to reserve your spot

Hope to see you on the 16th. I know I will be there!

-Kay Kimball Gruder, M.Ed., Career Consultant – Graduate School


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Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder