Career Development
14 Nov 2017
Bissinger Room, 4th Floor Howe Center

Doctoral Day

Please register by clicking on this Google Forms link:

The Stevens Career Center , CAPS - Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Reference Librarians from the Samuel C. Williams Library have collaborated to organize a series of workshops which we hope will be of interest as you prepare and plan for your academic or non-academic career.  There will be a series of three, 45 minute workshops.  If you cannot attend all, you can sign up for one or two.  We hope you can attend.


Program for November 14, 2017


Session One:  1:30-2:15 pm

Cultivating a Growth Mindset: Bouncing Back from Setbacks with Confidence.

Presenter: Eric D. Rose, Ph.D, Director & Licensed Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services

This session will teach participants about the different ways people react to failure experiences. Participants will learn how to identify and cultivate a perspective on failure that relishes challenges and opportunities for growth. Maladaptive reactions to failure including self-blame, defensiveness, and increased negative emotion will also be explored. Participants will walk away with concrete steps to employ to start cultivating their own Growth Mindset. This session is applicable to anyone working towards a long-term goal that may involve setbacks along the way.” This would have applicability to students going through the Ph.D. process as well as individuals who are moving on to careers.


Session Two: 2:30-3:15 pm

You’re Just What They Need: Researching Academic Institutions for Doctoral Job Seekers

Presenter: Victoria Ludas Orlofsky, M.L.I.S., M.A., Instruction & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Samuel C. Williams Library 
While the academic job search is unique in many ways, there is one universal truth when it comes to getting a job: the more you know about the job you want, the better prepared you’ll be to apply for it. Learn how to use Library databases normally used for doing academic research to find the key research areas of academic institutions in which you are interested. Show the hiring committee how your research experience means you’re just what they need to strengthen their program.


Session Three: 3:30-3:15 pm

The Essentials of Career Management: Communicating What You Have to Offer: Resumes, CVs, and LinkedIn, as well as When Networking and During Interviews

Presenter: Carol Browning Ruiz, MA, Counseling,  Associate Director, Graduate Student Career Development, The Stevens Career Center

The process begins with you: recognizing what differentiates you and being open to the potential range of your career options. This session will address the essentials for career management and communicating your unique message: CVs to Resumes, LinkedIn Profiles, Networking and Interviewing.


Campus Partner Presenters for Doctoral Day, November 14, 2017


Eric D. Rose, Ph.D., Director & Licensed Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services
Dr. Rose is the Director of Counseling Services at Stevens. He was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and attended undergraduate college at Yeshiva University in Manhattan. He earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. His graduate research explored the relationship between emotional distress and religious or spiritual lifestyles. In 2010 he returned to New York and completed a clinical internship at the Stony Brook University Counseling and Psychological Services. A year later,


Dr. Rose pursued further specialization in university mental health by completing a post-doctoral residency at Princeton University Health Services. Between 2012 and 2016, Dr. Rose was a staff psychologist at the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center. While at Johns Hopkins he served as coordinator of website and online media initiatives. Dr. Rose's professional interest include contemporary psychoanalysis, psychology of religious belief and practice, and mindfulness meditation. He is licensed as a psychologist in both New York and New Jersey.   


Victoria Ludas Orlofsky, M.L.I.S., M.A., Instruction & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Samuel C. Williams Library 
Vicky Orlofsky
, the Instruction and Scholarly Communication Librarian, has been at Stevens since 2013. She received her master’s in library and information science at Pratt Institute, and a master’s in liberal studies from the CUNY Graduate Center. She has not gotten every job she ever applied for, but she did get the right one for her.


Carol Browning Ruiz, MA, Counseling, Associate Director, Graduate Student Career Development, The Stevens Career Center

With over 20 years of experience in higher education, corporate human resources, corporate training, and working with diverse populations, Carol Ruiz has a wide range of experience in working with individuals at all stages of their careers, including those in transition.  She has served as a human resource manager where she managed college recruitment activities, technical recruiting, and employee relations.  As a training consultant, she instructed managers and supervisors in competency based interviewing and taught business writing techniques.  In higher education, she has held various roles from career counselor to director and has managed on-campus recruiting, corporate relations, internship and cooperative education programs, and career development programs which initiated in the first year of college.  During her first position at Drew, she wrote a guide to the graduate school decision which was posted on the career services web site.  Her experience includes positions at Drew University, Bloomfield College and Pace University.  She attained the Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification from SHRM, served as President of the NJ Association of Colleges and Employers, and Chair for the EACE Awards and Research Committee and Professional Exchange Committee.  Carol is, also, the Founder of Career Matters, LLC.  Her passion is to empower clients to define and achieve goals through research, action, self-reflection, confidence building, and remaining positive and pro-active.


If you have any questions, please contact Carol Ruiz, Associate Director, Graduate Student Career Development, The Stevens Career Center, [email protected], 201-216-8944.

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