Amidst all communication methods, verbal skills continue to be widely preferred in the job market. Most people fear speaking in public but the more you practice the more you master a skill that can advance your academic and career aspirations. If you don’t have the time to attend a toastmaster meeting but still want feedback-CMASS staff can assist! We can serve as your test audience and create a vivid experience as you practice and perfect your craft.Click here to schedule your mock presentation for feedback.
The multiple information sessions available throughout the year enable students to gain a competitive edge by developing a relationship with recruiters, learning about internships and full-time employment, and the qualities of the ideal candidates. The mock interviews allow students to practice and gain valuable feedback on interviewing skills and building their resume. Students walk away with increased confidence and knowledge and a video of their interview to help them reflect and improve upon their performance. The ALANA Career Fair is another service that takes place annually with over fifty companies ready to recruit ALANA students. These services will help you define you career goals. It’s never too early to participate!
Graduate School Preparation
If you feel intimidated by the graduate school admission and entrance exam process, CMASS has a solution. CMASS graduate preparation program partners with Kaplan and Princeton Review to offer practice exams, strategy sessions and test/study materials to help students improve their overall performance. In addition our annual Undergraduate/Graduate student mixer provides a mentoring relationship with a current graduate student who functions as an additional resource to increase your level of comfort and confidence.
Every year, CMASS selects and prepares a group of students to attend a national or regional conference to develop leadership skills. In the past we have underwritten the East Coast Asian American Student Union conference, Leaders Among Us Conference, the Millennium Leadership Conference, the National Black Student Leadership Conference, and the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute. Selected students embody a high level of maturity, dependability, confidence, and a positive influence on the campus community. They are entrusted with representing themselves, CMASS and the University at large as well as, sharing knowledge and obtaining innovative ways to enhance the campus community. You could be next! Find out how by contacting a staff.
Student Success Annual Symposium
This annual symposium transforms students’ learning into passion, power and purpose. Participants will engage in workshops that will stimulate their intellectual growth, global consciousness, personal development, career development and community engagement. Students will gain a better understanding of the importance of co-curricular learning to have a greater impact on the campus community and broadening their responsibility as global citizens.