International Mentoring Foundation for the Advancement of Higher Education

IMFAHE Courses

QC1 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

1. COURSE DIRECTORS

Zafira Castano, Ph.D., President/Co-Founder, IMFAHE Foundation. Email: president@imfahe.org

Maria Soriano, Ph.D., Vice President/Co-Founder, IMFAHE Foundation. Email: mariasorianocarot@imfahe.org

2. COURSE DESCRIPTION

The International Mentoring Foundation for the Advancement of Higher Education (IMFAHE) works together with its European Innovation Network to provide to its students and young professionals with an online education of excellence. Young professionals and students today face a rapidly developing, global job market. To become a strong job applicant in the future, there are many professional development skills that an applicant must master. This course uses an online masterclass format to present key professional development skills for participating students. 

 

3. GRADING POLICY & REQUIREMENTS

This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. In order to receive a grade of “pass”, students must fulfill the following requirements. 

 

 

4. AGENDA & INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE

*The descriptions and timelines contained in this syllabus are subject to change at the discretion of the course directors

 

Each student is expected to attend the live masterclass at the designated time and be ready to discuss each topic. Students that cannot make it to a class must watch the recording and complete a questionnaire to verify their visualization. Students that attend live masterclasses do not need to complete the questionnaires.

Live Masterclasses. These online masterclasses will take place at the indicated times. Access to the Masterclasses through this Zoom link: http://zoom.us/j/538787747

Date &

 Time

Masterclass

Lecturer

Oct 23rd   (2:30pm 

Madrid Time)

Networking & Informational Interviews. Identify the right people and ask the proper questions that will strengthen your candidacy and better position you for a job when one is open.

Lauren Celano, CEO, Co-Founder, Propel Careers, Boston, USA.

 

 

Oct 29th   (2:30pm 

Madrid Time)

 

 

 

Nov 5th   (2:30pm 

Madrid Time)

 

How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile. Learn everything you need to create a successful LinkedIn profile. 

 

 

 

 

The Day of the Interview. Prepare yourself to perform an interview that lands you to a job.

 

Brenda Bernstein, Founder and Senior Editor at The Essay Expert LLC and best-selling author of How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile. 

 

Dr. María Soriano, Vice President, IMFAHE Foundation (Boston)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recorded Masterclasses

Lecturer

Resume. Learn tips and tricks for preparing the best resume that will help you land an interview

Video Link: https://youtu.be/MaT_2vHPGOk

Visualization survey: https://forms.gle/9MZpp5LJvYiB8qZ79

 

Cover Letter. How to write an effective cover letter and put your skills into practice by writing one  

Video Link: https://youtu.be/pDZLEz2vyrE

Visualization survey: https://forms.gle/WfD4meCgQazDsuZu6

 

Personal Statement. Learn how to prepare an engaging personal statement for your fellowship or academic applications 

Video Link: https://youtu.be/2XqwvDigJus

Visualization survey: https://forms.gle/NBPnojBnQUQ6chET6

 

Prepare your own brand. Learn how to market yourself for your dream job.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/EeE0o3NXxHU

Visualization survey: https://forms.gle/iNFwBZaKL3iDukK37

 

Communication skills. Learn the best tricks to communicate efficiently to your audience.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/ME0E_YNCnBo

Visualization survey: https://forms.gle/11vFGUs5gveGuoj86

 

The Elevator Pitch. Master the ability to explain your work to someone in just a few minutes.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/frRbRRaxZGM

Visualization survey: https://forms.gle/bg4Ad6cjf5g4g27Q6

Dr. Jesús Páez, Senior Scientist Abbvie (Boston, USA)

 

Dr. Jessalyn Ubellacker, Researcher UT Southwestern Medical Center 

(Texas, USA)

 

Ayana Henderson, Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard University(Boston, USA)

 

Marta Travieso, Global Digital Manager Healthcare, Medela (Switzerland)

 

Dr. Jesús Páez, Senior Scientist Abbvie (Boston, USA)

 

 

Anna Kaufman, Chief Badass

(Boston, USA)

 

QC1 Practical exercises:

  1. CV/resume and Cover letter. Based on the guidelines in this course, create your own CV or resume and write a cover letter for a potential job you would be interested in applying for. Participants who are not currently looking for jobs should still choose a potential future job as practice for which to write a cover letter for. We recommend sharING the cover letter and CV/resume with your mentors and peers so you can get feedback. Once you have completed all the exercises, email to IMFAHE (QC@imfahe.org) your cover letter and CV or resume as part of this course, in order to get the diploma.
  2. Practice a mock interview. Find a mock interview session, or practice the interview process with your peers or mentors. In order to get the quarter course diploma you will need to email all the exercises to IMFAHE (QC@imfahe.org) a document listing 5 potential companies or hosting labs where you would like to work in, including the next information: Who are they? What do they do? What is the value that you will bring to the center? This exercise will help you to prepare yourself for potential future interviews.
  3. Write and practice your elevator pitch. Write out what your elevator pitch would be and practice giving it to peers. Once you have completed all the exercises, email to IMFAHE (QC@imfahe.org) your written elevator pitch in order to get the diploma.
  4. Make an effective LinkedIn Profile. Register for LinkedIn (if you do not have an account yet) or log in (if you already have one), and use the tips offered during this course to create a successful LinkedIn Profile. Once you have completed all the exercises, email to IMFAHE (QC@imfahe.org) the link to your Linkedln profile, in order to get your diploma.

 

5. REQUEST A DIPLOMA:

IMPORTANT NOTE: ONLY students or professors affiliated to universities that collaborate with IMFAHE in the academic year 2020-21 can apply to the diploma.

TO REQUEST A DIPLOMA: After completing requirements 1, 2 and 3, send all PRACTICAL EXERCISES in ONLY 1 EMAIL  before DECEMBER 29,  2020, at 14:00 h (Madrid Time) to QC@imfahe.org with the subject line [YOUR FULL NAME-YOUR UNIVERSITY-Diploma Request].