Tech & Analytics Newsletter: To RSVP or Not to RSVP

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October 13, 2021 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

Hello Hoyas!  A few resources and gentle nudges below.

For students with disabilities, Beth Schill, an advisor at the Career Center, is hosting appointments to discuss navigating careers as a person with a disability. You can make an appointment to see her here. Be sure to fill out your profile on GU’s new inclusivity website.

For students interested in learning about roles in the tech industry, check out this new resource, Chet.  Chet has informational videos and articles on various roles in tech including engineering, product, design, sales, marketing, and entrepreneurship.  They are still building the site so keep checking back for more content. I recommend An Introduction to Working in Tech (under category, other) which starts with reading 41 Job Titles in Tech.

Forstudents who RSVP to events and don’t attend (yep, that’s almost all of you, and every now and then, me too, regrettably), we are trying to get the word out as employers, staff and students-alike are struggling with counting on RSVPs to have some meaning as we all plan events. Please note an RSVP is not a signal of interest; it is a commitment to attend. In other words, let your yes mean yes, and your no mean no. Be a person of your word. An accurate projection of the number of students at an event helps both our employers, alumni and fellow Hoyas. If you can no longer make the event, please go into the event on Handshake (or wherever you RSVPed) and click the “Registration” button. This will remove you from the list of attendees. Decide if you can really attend before hitting that RSVP button from now on.

All the best,
Jodi Schneiderman |
Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Industry Advising | Health, Science, and Technology

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Article of the Week

How to Cancel Plans at the Last Minute Professionally – and Without Burning Bridges 

The author first recommends not saying yes if you aren’t positive you can make it. Of course, things do come up and you are busy, so how do you cancel in a professional manner?  This article (new window) shares advice and sample templates for various scenarios.  The author also recommends changing your RSVP to “decline” if it was an online RSVP, as someone else I know (me) recommends (above).

Career Center Resources

Industry Advisor:
Jodi Schneiderman

Online Resources:

Writing Resumes & Cover Letters
Networking Skills
Interviewing Skills
Industry Resources
What Can I Do with My Georgetown Major?

Virtual Drop-Ins: 
Drop-ins are Monday-Friday between 1-3 pm via Get connected with an advisor for a 15-minute meeting on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Appointments: Virtual appointments are available via Handshake. Sign up under ‘Career Center,’ then ‘Appointments’, then ‘Industry Advising,” then ‘Health, Science, and Technology’.