Greetings fellow students!
The Office of Career Development, Transfer/New Start, Scholarship Opportunities and Experiential Learning, helps smooth out the transfer process. There are many Transfer Advisors prepared to assist students with researching senior colleges, exploring transfer options, and answering questions regarding the CUNY transfer application, as well as non-CUNY transfer applications.
Mini Guide to Academic Checklist
Meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss your degree requirements and progress towards graduation.
Make sure you've completed any developmental courses you may have needed and always be aware of when to register for classes.
Review the academic calendar which consists of important dates and deadline such as: Last day to withdraw from classes, period to submit change of curriculum form and deadline for filing for graduation. know how passing and failing grades can affect your G.P.A as well as your financial Aid status.
Meet with a Financial Aid representative for information and questions regarding earned grades that may impact your financial aid status (i.e. WN grade).
Research tuition costs and how to apply for loans (payment plans), Financial Aid and Scholarships that would help pay for the college you are transferring to.
Inquire about the different kinds of Financial Aid available (PELL, TAP, Scholarships, Grants, Work-Study Programs, Student Loans).
Preparing to Transfer Out
Research your intended college or university to make sure it has the major you are interested in pursuing.
Find out if there is an application fee and application deadline. Make sure to fill out the right application and to send your supporting materials (transcripts from every college or university attended, letters of recommendations and essays) etc.
Attend Open Houses and ask about transfer credits, financial aid, scholarships, academic programs, housing, and campus activities.
Attend New Student Orientation at the college you transfer to; this will help introduce you to your new environment.
Remember to visit the Transfer Center as a resource while at Kingsborough!
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
HOW TO BUILD YOUR RESUME (PART 1)
I. Contact Information
The contact information section is pretty self-explanatory. This section does not require a label (Contact Information or Contact Details). [Name (largest font on page, middle initial is optional) ● Mailing Address ● Telephone Number (Check that you have an appropriate voicemail message) ● Email Address (make sure it’s appropriate, don’t use your firstname.lastname@example.org account.) ● Link to online portfolio (optional, ensure it is relevant to the position) ● LinkedIn Profile (if you don’t have one, it is good to make one)
II. Choose a Resume Introduction
III. Professional Experience
The section is the core of your resume, where you are tasked with proving the skills you have listed in the qualifications summary or career objective. When it comes to labeling this section some use “Work Experience.”
Remember to list your work experiences in reverse chronological order and only list experience that is relevant to the job you are applying for. For each company create a heading including the company’s name, city & state, your title, and the dates of employment (month and year). If you are still currently working at a company, you can simply write “month, year-Present” for the employment dates.
A general rule is that each experience have around 3-5 bullet points of your main duties and achievements. [1st: Action Verb (should always be first) ● 2nd: Quantifiable Point● 3rd: Specific and relevant job duty]
When writing your past experiences don’t forget to write your action verbs in past tense.
Having a solid education section helps to display the foundation of your knowledge and expertise. Depending on your professional experience, you may want to consider switching the order of the professional experience and education sections.
[The names of your university, community college, or technical school (Don’t include high school unless you did not attend college)●Location of the schools (city, state) ● Date of graduation (month, year) ● Degree(s) ● GPA (only include if your GPA is above 3.0, round up to the first decimal place , and use this format: GPA: 3.5/4.0)]
V. Skills [Software: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Visio, and Oracle● Programming Languages: Excel at HTML, C++, and Python● Fluency in a second language● Knowledge of computer applications (ie Photoshop, Illustrator) ● What not to include: Unrelated skills]
HOW TO BUILD YOUR RESUME (PART 2)
How to Style your Resume
So the hard part is over. You have all your content typed up and you are feeling confident about getting that interview. Now for the finishing touches. It’s time to give it some personality.
I. # of Pages
This is the most argued point of resume writing. Some professionals vigorously discourage applicants from going over one page, while others argue that in some instances it is acceptable. The bottom line is this: if you have information that is highly relevant to the position you are applying for then go ahead and add an extra page. However, if you are just adding fluff for the sake of adding pages, then your resume will suffer.
II. Font and Sizing Dos and Don’ts
Font style and size is largely dependent on your preference. You can never be sure what the hiring manager prefers so you have to go with gut. However her some Don’t:[Don’t choose small sizes to fit everything on one page● Don’t pick wacky fonts ●Don’t have one uniform text size throughout● Don’t go below 9pt● Don’t spend too much time on choosing a font]
For sizing, many resumes follow a 24, 12, 10 format. This means that the name is 24pt, the body headers are 12pt, and the bullet points are 10pt.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Today I had to learn how to land as a job. I feel it was basically a review from other stuff we learn. One of the things that stuck with me was that we should never go over your supervisor head. If we do that we will get into trouble. That what stuck to me because of her experience with it. Also I learn today what the difference between internship and volunteering work. Internship is where you don't volunteer but gain experience and work there. While volunteer is giving up your time to work there and gain experience. Personally I want to volunteer as a teacher but I don't know where. I also remember what to do when in an interview if someone ask for yours ages. I just says I don't see how that is relevant to the job but I am more then capable of doing the job. I also like volunteering and i wish i can find a spot. It is a good spot to find people to network with maybe landed a job if you did good. that is what i learn on that day.
Today I learn about work ethic. It seem to be mostly common sense. I mean to not use slangs in emails and always be on time. Today was interesting in class when we talk about work ethic. I now know about dinner ethic. I thought the employer would had to pay for the lunch but apparently the boss does. I also learn that we should not order big and that we have to stay for the full dinner. I never knew that and I thought we can leave whenever we want to but I guess only in case of importunate emergency can we get out of it. No matter what I learn that we must never go past our boss because if we do then it will be trouble for us. We also look at the email and discuss it. That is what we learn in class today.
In Monday I learn about what should be in the resume. In the past I did not know what I should put in the résumé and my now I know. I wanted to get a job for a long time but I need help making a good resume first. My brother and my mother both have different opinion on how to write and I don't know who to listen too because both of them will get mad. First we need a proper heading then we need to write down the proper heading then we need to put down your educations and gap if its higher than 3.0. We do not need to put down the reference because is better if you made the first impression instead of the person they are calling. Then you need to put down work place. After that you need to list down any reward you got. That is what we learn in class on Monday it was interesting to learn. Also after knowing all of this I am confidence I can make a good resume and hope I can land a job .
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Today I learn about what to ask and act in a interview. I know my weakness in an interview but I have no idea how to fix it. Thanks to this lesson I know what to do. I need to try and fix my lateness and inpatient since is my major weakness. Thanks to my professor help now I know what to do and how to treat it at. I am hoping to get my first interview soon when I sign up for stables. All through it all seems common sense on what to do in an interview I must know how to control my nervousness to and show confidence. That is what I learn today. I am the type to get nervous and it shows. All my friends knows how anxious I can and it is a major problem for me. I had a mock interview on Thursday that week. I was nervous and it had shown. I through I could control it but I could not. I also keep going too much into detail or not enough detail. I really do have a lot to work on if I want to work on my interview skill. That is what I learn on how to handle a interview.
Stanley TangIn class I had learn about networking. That was a most interesting topic. I like that topic because of how useful I found out that it can be in life. I feel it can be useful in life to get ahead of a an advantage. While most people can connect it fall on the right people on how to use it. I want be connected so in case something goes wrong in life I can have a backup plan. On the day we learn interview I learn how importunate it can be and how I think it can be use to gain favors from the boss. It can also help in an interview or hurt in an interview because what if you ran into the boss and were u nice or mean to the boss. It all depend on luck and how much people like I feel. Personally I don't have much luck in networking but it can always change. Also it can make a first good impression making the other people like you. I can see the endless possibility of networking and I hope to make a good network to fall back on. The reason why is because who knows it may pay off in the future to have connection to help you out in times of need or need a favor. That is what I learn on that day.