Core Workshop Descriptions
An effective resume will sell your skills and abilities to an employer and help you get an interview. Topics covered in this workshop will include how to format and develop an effective resume, how to "grow" your resume as you continue throughout school, how to formulate professional accomplishment statements, and resume Do's and Don'ts.
Successful Interviewing: What You Need to Know Before, During, and After the Interview. Do you REALLY know what it takes to be a successful interviewee? Do you know all the do's and don’ts of interviews? If not, this seminar will teach you what you need to do in order to put your best foot forward towards getting that job. The workshop will guide you from what to wear, how to act, provide you with sample questions, and ultimately it will prepare you to give an excellent interview that will help you get the job. This workshop welcomes students from all years.
Where are the Jobs? The Hidden Job Market
Do you know where and how to start looking for jobs? Learn a planned and diverse approach to finding job leads. In today’s economy especially, the same old way of doing things won’t work! Come and learn how to develop job search strategies to land a job in today’s challenging job market.
Networking Your Way to a Job
You know you need to network, but if you’re like most students the thought of networking your way to a job is not only a little bit confusing, but it’s downright intimidating! And yet, it IS true. Networking is your best return on investment when it comes to landing a job. Attend this workshop and learn what networking actually is, how to get started, basic tips on how to maintain and develop those contacts once they are made, and how to build new networks. Warning: Don’t wait until you need a job to attend this workshop because as you will learn, networking takes TIME!
Choosing a Major
Need to declare or change your major? Confused about majors and careers and not sure what to do or who to talk to? Don’t panic! Come to this workshop and learn how to find a major that fits with your interests, abilities, and values. Get a list of resources to help you develop your own personal action plan. Open to ALL students.
Social Media in Your Job Search
Did you know 92% of companies use or plan to use social media to recruit? Are you using social networking sites successfully to connect with recruiters and search for jobs? You need to learn how to connect with companies, research job opportunities, establish your professional brand, and network using LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and more. The business of hiring has changed and you need to prepare now! Featuring: How to Build a Professional Student LinkedIn Profile
Professional Etiquette: Workplace Do’s and Don’ts
You spend a lot of time looking for a job, but have you considered what it takes to be successful once you get there? Professionalism, work ethic, and communication skills are consistently among the top five "very important" applied skills for job success for new workforce entrants. Employers are certainly going to be looking for these qualities during the hiring process, as well as during your probation period when you first get on the job. Come and learn what you may not realize could be serious roadblocks to your success. Topics include: dress code, professional emails and voicemails, what to do when you're sick, managing your relationship with your supervisor, professional and personal boundaries, etc.
Finding an Internship
An internship is a great way to "test out" a potential career path to see if it’s right for you. As an intern you will gain experience that will help you land your dream job after graduation while possibly earning academic credit. This workshop will explain what qualifies as an internship and how you can find one. We will show you tools and resources to guide you through the process of applying for an internship and help you land the internship opportunity of your dreams. Expand your network, boost your resume - get an internship!
Part-time Job Search/Resume Writing
Attend two workshops in one! The job search workshop will teach you strategies to find a job by using a variety of techniques. Whether you are looking for a part-time job, an internship, or even full-time work, these strategies will help you explore your options. The resume workshop is designed for students who do not have a resume or who wish to start from scratch. This workshop will get you started and provide you with resources to build your resume as you continue through school.