Career Week 2009

BOSTON, MA-October 20, 2009--Career Week ’09 (, the annual fall series of special events that brings working professionals- including Suffolk alumni- to campus to discuss their careers and share their expert insights with students, will take place from October 26 to November 6. 
The 17 scheduled events, targeted to undergraduates – freshmen through seniors– graduate students, and alumni are designed to heighten career awareness and job search savvy, especially in this challenging job market. Career Week also seeks to spotlight the resources and services available at the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education.

“It’s our mission that each and every student use Career Week as a time to reflect, assess, and establish an action plan for advancing their career goals,” stated Paul Tanklefsky, Director of Career Services and Cooperative Education. “We are also encouraging faculty to share their career vignettes with their students.”

Highlighted events of note include:

Recession Busters Career Tour 
Monday, October 26, 12-2pm and 4-5pm , Donahue and Sawyer Lobbies
The staff of Career Services and Cooperative Education will be available to answer all your job search questions.

Job Search for Seniors – Looking Beyond Craigslist and Monster
Tuesday, October 27, 1-2:15pm, 20 Ashburton Place
This workshop is aimed at seniors looking to succeed in the job search process, in spite of trying economic times. Seniors will learn how to be proactive and capitalize on targeted professional associations, niche job sites, contacts, and social networking options.

Professional Dining Etiquette
Wednesday October 28, 5:45-8pm, Omni Parker House, 60 School Street
Enjoy a three-course meal and get advice from an etiquette consultant on how to make a winning impression at a lunch meeting or business dinner. Advance sign-up is required at the HUB or Career Services by Friday, October 23.

The Annual Majors/Minors Expo
Thursday, November 5, 12:30-2:30pm, Ridgeway Gym
The expo helps guide freshmen and sophomores unsure of what path they want to go down academically. Professors, academic advisors, and upperclassmen will be on hand, as well as the CS/CE staff, to assist students in this decision making process.

These are just a few of the many events offered during Career Week. The entire list of programs is accessible at If you have any questions about these or any events please contact the CS/CE office at 617.573.8480.