The Greene Center plans and organizes numerous signature events throughout the academic year. These events are designed to connect students with both exploratory and experiential opportunities to support them in their career journey.

Rock Your Next Conference

Want to connect with an alumni in your industry of interest or prepare for your next big event? Join us for our mock-mini conference; Rock Your Next Conference! This mock-conference style event will help you develop relevant skills that are seen at conferences, including different ways to tell your story, at one of two workshops. After these workshop sessions, you’ll have the chance to put these skills into practice at a networking session with alumni, faculty, and staff.

Friday, September 12th
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons

Demystifying Technical Interviewing:
A Day to Practice and Learn

Elevate your interview skills in a one-on-one practice session with alumni professionals in data science, computer science, business, finance, healthcare, and beyond! Explore practical strategies, receive real-time feedback, gain confidence, and stand out in competitive technical interviews.

Saturday, September 14th
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Via Zoom

Business & Banking Bootcamp

Have you ever thought about working on “The Street”? Have you ever wondered what careers in business and banking might look like? Have you ever thought about a career in business, banking or finance, and want to know more? Then this exploratory Bootcamp is the right event for you! Join us for an opportunity to interact with and hear from alumni across many business and banking roles. Learn some useful tips related to working in business and banking, and applicable skills that can be applied to many relevant fields.

Saturday, September 21st
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Gowen Room, Wilson Commons

Fall 2024 Career Week

Explore all the events the Greene Center will be hosting during the 2024 Fall Career Week:

  • Navigating Fall Career Week
  • Employer/Student Networking Event
  • Fall Career Expo
  • Law and Grad School Fair

September 25th – October 2nd

Connect with a
Healthcare Professional

Join us for some speed networking to explore healthcare careers with professionals from various fields, including: nursing, PA, NP, public health, dentistry, the business of healthcare, medicine, psychology or social work, physical therapy, optometry, dermatology, and more! This is a great opportunity to learn more about the many options in healthcare and to gain some experience networking too!

Tuesday, October 29th
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons

Careers in Design Creative Panel

Connect with alumni who have a variety of design and creative-related backgrounds. In this event, students will have the chance to network with professionals in the creative fields and build confidence in their own experiences preparing them for meaningful careers.  

Tuesday, November 12th
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Humanities Center, Conference Room D,
Rush Rhees Library


Spring 2025 Signature Events

Career Exploration Summit

Provides first- and second-year students an opportunity to connect with, learn from, and be inspired by young alumni as they discuss how their time at Rochester shaped their early professional career choices. Students will also explore how to jump start their personalized experiential learning journey.

Saturday, January 25th
9:30am – 3:30pm
River Campus

Social Good Panel

At this event, there will be a high-profile panel of UR alums who work in the public service and not-for-profit space. The purpose of the event is to help students understand how to get involved in the public good professions. Another key goal of the program is to have students walk away with an understanding of the importance of giving back to your community and for the panel the importance of giving back to Rochester/Western NY.

Tuesday, February 4th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons

Spring 2025 Career Week

Explore all the events the Greene Center will be hosting during the 2025 Spring Career Week:

  • Navigating Spring Career Week
  • Employer/Student Networking Event
  • Spring Career Expo

February 10th – February 14th

Health Professions Saturday

Join us to learn more about healthcare and health professions through hands-on experiences, student organizations, alumni, and more! Panels will be available throughout the afternoon to provide you with options to build skills, learn more, and connect with alumni with hands-on training, panels and information sessions!

Saturday, Februrary 15th
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons

Peer 2 Peer Hajim Exploration Fair

Embark on an exciting journey at our Peer-to-Peer Exploration Fair, connecting with accomplished young alumni and peers who will share invaluable insights regarding internships, industry, and the job search. Gain communication skills and a deeper understanding of diverse roles across industries, shaping your unique career path.

Friday, February 21st
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons

Breaking Into the Creative Industries

This event will be a panel discussion from alumni and faculty with experience breaking into the creative industries and demystifying how they did so. After the panel alumni and faculty will break into small groups divided by professional interest to showcase some of their work and allow students to show their work to their peers and potential future mentors. Next, everyone can network through a facilitated networking event to build your network and help you break into the industry!

Tuesday, March 4th
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons

Gwennies

The Gwennies are an annual celebration each year in April of the partners who make our work possible. Named after our benefactress Gwen M. Greene, they celebrate the contributions of students, student organizations, faculty, staff, alumni and technology partners to our work in career education and student support. Each category highlights multiple nominees, all of whom are celebrated.

Thursday, April 3rd
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons

Celebrate Your Peers

Come celebrate your peers and hear from seasoned professionals on how to build your network! Toast current juniors and seniors as we learn about where they are interning and landed offers and how you can do the same!! Trustee Gwen M. Greene ’65, Vice President, JP Morgan Securities will start the night off strong as our opening guest.

Thursday, April 3rd
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons


Career Service Hours

Monday 9am – 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am – 4:30pm
Thursday 9am – 4:30pm
Friday 9am – 4:30pm

Learn more about 1:1 advising appointments here.

Contact & Location

Phone
(585) 275-2366
Address

4-200 Dewey Hall
500 Wilson Blvd
Rochester, NY 14627

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