Boot Camp Series for Current & Incoming Master’s Students – How Hiring Works in North America

Are you a current or incoming master’s student ready to plan for the upcoming year? Are you already thinking about internships and full-time jobs and how to stand out in a competitive job market?

If so, this boot camp series is for you.

“How Hiring Works in North America” is a virtual webinar series designed to help you prepare for internships and job applications during your master’s. You will learn essential job search strategies, tools, and techniques so that you can identify and pursue career opportunities in North America.

It can take 6 – 9 months to land a job or internship — now is the time to start preparing.

Join Beyond Graduate School for a week of webinars, each designed to show master’s students the components of a successful job search and how to stand out as a job candidate.

Webinar sessions will be held via Zoom webinar and will be recorded. Advanced registration is required.  Click here to register – select “University of Pennsylvania” and then log in using your PennKey and password. If you are incoming master’s student who does not yet have a PennKey – please check with your program to get your PennKey activated.

Welcome Video: How hiring works in North America

In this webinar, you’ll learn the components of a successful job search in North America. We’ll talk about what hiring managers look for and how to maximize your chances of landing a job or internship after graduation. This webinar will help master’s students looking to get ahead of their internship or job applications, including international students who often face a range of limitations that can impact their ability to land a job and stay in the United States.

Monday, June 24th: How to find people to network with

Networking is one of the most important aspects of your job search — it can be the difference between landing a job quickly and applying to hundreds of jobs without success. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to find the RIGHT people to network with, and strategies for building your professional network in North America.

Tuesday, June 25th: Networking & informational interviews 

Informational interviews are one of the best ways to expand your network and hone your industry knowledge and skills. Yet 50% of graduate students have never even heard of an informational interview. Join this webinar to learn what informational interviews are, and how you should leverage them in your job search.

Wednesday, June 26th: How to unlock the hidden job market 

Did you know that only 8% of resumes submitted to an online job posting ever receive an invitation for an interview? If you plan to launch your job search by sending resumes off to online job postings — stop and attend this webinar first. You’ll learn a more effective and successful strategy for job searching, how hiring actually works, and how to get your resume reviewed by hiring managers.

Thursday, June 27th: How to stand out as a job candidate 

Over 40 million people search for jobs on LinkedIn every week. Job postings often show that hundreds of applicants have already applied to a position. With so much competition across job boards like LinkedIn and Indeed, how do you stand out as a job candidate? In this webinar, you’ll learn what to do (and what NOT to do!) to catch the attention of hiring managers and recruiters during the application process.

By Dianne Hull
Dianne Hull Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs