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Helping You Transition from Vanderbilt to What's Next!

Senior Transition

The Center for Student Professional Development is hosting a series of workshops targeted to seniors – but any student can attend – during late March and early April. These workshops will help students learn how to network and create connections, develop a job plan, leverage Vanderbilt services after graduation, and how to be successful on the job as a new employee.

For complete details about each of the following workshops visit DoreWays > Workshops!

Branching Out — Leveraging Your Vanderbilt Roots

Stop by our table during Grad Fair to learn about Center services and resources available to you up to two years after graduation. 

Senior Grad Fair
March 18 - 19
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sarratt Promenade

How to Succeed on the Job from Day 1

A workshop dedicated to explaining all the things new hires experience when they start a job such as on-boarding, performance evaluations, company culture, and more.

Wednesday, March 19 
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Buttrick Hall, #102

 Our professional panel will include representatives from the following companies:

Asurion - Bulk - HCA

Connecting and Staying Connected

Learn how to use LinkedIn to make professional connections with industry leaders, students, and alumni. This is an interactive, hands-on workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops.

Thursday, March 27
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Buttrick Hall, #101


Design What's Next!

Held in three sessions, these workshops are for seniors* still searching for their first professional opportunity. Each session builds on knowledge from the previous session, so students are encouraged to attend all workshops to gain maximum benefit.

Session 1: What Do I Like?

During this interactive session students will leave with concrete examples of their interests matched with their skills.

Tuesday, April 1
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Alumni Hall Reading Room

Session 2: What Tools Do I Have?

In this session students will learn about the tools and resources available for career exploration and their job/internship search.

Tuesday, April 8
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Alumni Hall Reading Room

Session 3: What Can I Do Next?

In the final session students will leave with confidence about their next steps and how to take action.

Tuesday, April 15
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Alumni Hall Reading Room

 *Not a senior? No problem! All students welcome to attend.


It's Not Too Late!

Come learn strategies for a successful job search. Targeted to seniors, but any student may attend.

Thursday, April 3
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Sarratt Student Center, #189


Expedited Services for Seniors

We fast-track seniors to ensure they get the immediate attention and services they need to successfully transition to life beyond Vanderbilt. Simply call or visit our office, indicate you are a senior, and depending on the services you need, our front office staff will schedule you for a one-on-one coaching appointment.

The Center provides support to Vanderbilt graduates for two years following graduation. Visit our Alumni page to learn more.