Office of Student Affairs Presents:

Online Seminar Series on Career Exploration & Development



Is the idea of a job interview daunting? Unsure about putting togeher a resume? As you work hard towards completing your studies, don’t forget to hone in on the skills that will help launch your career. The Office of Student Affairs at Fei Tian College-Middletown wants to see you succeed beyond your time here. To help prepare you for the essential skills needed to stand out for future employers, we have invited successful young professionals to share their experiences and tips with you.

September 20 to November 22

Sundays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. EST

Free for all FTC-Middletown students.
Non-students: $20 per unit, $75 for full 6-unit package

Topics and schedule:

Guest Speaker
Sept 20

Overview, Expectations and Introductions

Unit One: Personal Profile

Pingyi Noto
VP Marketing Performance,
Franklin Yu
Principal, Head of Treasury Analytics, Apollo Global Management
Oct 4 Unit Two: Exploring Career Opportunities Yan Yan, M.D., M.B.A.
Senior Director of Corporate Strategy, Quest Diagnostics
Oct 11 Unit Three: Effective Resume Development Erik Meltzer
News Production Specialist
Oct 25 Unit Four: Effective Career Correspondence Pingyi Noto
VP Marketing Performance,
Arnaud Camu
Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Nov 8 Unit Five: Interviewing for Jobs Kelly Wen
VP Strategy and Data Analytics, Bank of New York Mellon

Kannan Sankaran 
Artificial Intelligence Engineer – Assistant Vice President, Deutsche Bank

Thomas Tsang

Software Automation Engineer,  TrialSpark

Nov 22 Unit Six: Interviewing for Graduate School Kelly Wen
VP Strategy and Data Analytics, Bank of New York Mellon
Hayna Kim
Columbia Business School

What You'll Learn:

This seminar series will help you to:

  • Prepare at least one targeted resume ready for your job/internship search, and/or graduate school application.
  • Enhance your technical writing skills through the development of effective cover letters, report writing, and email communications.
  • Clearly articulate job titles and career fields you are pursuing throughout your studies and after graduation.
  • Learn skills needed to attend behavioral and structural interviewing.
  • Develop skills in using social media and technology to develop professional networks and quality application materials.
  • Expand you professional networks within your chosen career field(s).

Unit 1

Your Personal Profile

  • Personality assessment
  • Identify your strengths, competitive advantage, tendencies, and areas in need of improvement
  • Complete skills and values assessments
  • How values and interests relate to specific careers

Guest Speakers

Date & Time

September 20, 2020
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST

Unit 2

Exploring Career Opportunities

  • Exploring career opportunities (What can I do with this major?)  
  • Sources of occupational information and labor market trends
  • SWOT analysis
    • Look at the landscape of jobs you are interested in
    • What skills are you lacking to achieve your dream job
  • Map out experiences that would allow you to gain those skills/expertise

Guest Speakers

Date & Time

October 4, 2020
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST

Unit 3

Effective Resume Development

  • Resume essentials and dos and don’ts
  • Types of resumes: functional, chronological, and combination
    • How many versions of your resume will you need?
    • How do you “sell” yourself?
  • Learn what your reader expects, and what review standards are in place, based on who you are applying to.

Guest Speakers

Date & Time

October 11, 2020
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST

Unit 4

Effective Career Correspondence

  • Cover letters, thank you letters, and follow up letters
  • Begin draft of cover letter in class using skills, values, and personality profile sheets to highlight individual strengths

Guest Speakers

Date & Time

October 25, 2020
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST

Unit 5

Interviewing for Jobs

  • Discuss interview styles and formats (structural, behavioral, group, panel, 1:1)
  • Interview questions
    • Technical interviews
    • Tough interview questions
    • Illegal interview questions
  • Dress to impress
  • After the interview: protocol and best practices

Guest Speakers

Date & Time

November 8, 2020
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST

Unit 6

Interviewing for Graduate School

  • Graduate school landscape: business school, law school, and med school
  • Skills required in academia
  • Advantages and disadvantages of advanced degrees

Guest Speakers

Date & Time

November 22, 2020
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST