Career Services offers a variety of workshops to help you build vital career development skills. The following is a description of our Spring 2013 workshops, all of which will be offered in the Career Services Resource Center in Muller 101. To guarantee a spot, register for workshops in eRecruiting: once logged in, view the "Upcoming Events" box on the left, click on the workshop title you wish to attend, then click the "Signup" button. Workshops that count toward SLI credit are designated by "(**)" (pre-registration is required).
Wanna Work? Gotta Network!
Making connections is critical for anyone who wants to find professional opportunities, however, it can seem like a daunting process. This workshop will examine the different ways that people network and discuss strategies for doing it successfully.
- February 5, 2013 - 2:30 PM (**)
- March 5, 2013 - 12:15 PM (**)
Does your resume or cover letter need a makeover? This workshop will teach you what employers look for when reviewing them, how to capture your skills rather than just your jobs, and how to construct documents that will speak to specific opportunities. *This is a quick tips workshop, with a 1/2 hour presentation followed by an optional 1/2 hour of Q&A.
- February 7, 2013 - 4:00 PM (**)
Steps to be a Financial Superstar: Money Management Tips
According to a 2008 national survey, college students feel unprepared and uneducated on how to manage their finances. The reality is you are going to graduate from college, move out of Mom and Dad's and get a Job. However, to be a successful adult you need to be literate and confidant at managing your finances and meeting your long term goals. The aim of this workshop is to introduce you to such topics including retirement savings, creating a budget, managing credit cards and paying off student debt. These seem challenging but having the conversation now and learning best practices will help to secure your success. Come to the session and learn how to get an A in managing your finances after college.
- February 12, 2013 - noon
Career Fairs: Why You Should Go & What You Should Know
Are you ready to dress to impress, shake hands, distribute resumes, and have important conversations with employers at the Spring Job, Internship and Volunteer Fair on February 20. This workshop will teach you about preparing for a job fair, appropriate fair attire, professional correspondences following the event, and yes, even how to shake someone's hand.
- February 12, 2013 - 4:00 PM (**)
Free Tools for Landing Your Next Job or Internship
Did you know that we have online resources that students can use to find jobs, internships, alumni, international jobs/internships/tips, insider company info, and more? And the good news is they're FREE and they're beyond what you can find doing a simple internet search. Come to this workshop to find out more about these online resources you should be using.
- February 13, 2013 - 4:00 PM (**)
Teacher Recruitment Days Prep Workshop
If you're an education major with a graduation date between December 2012 and August 2013, you should come to Teacher Recruitment Days (TRD) on April 18-19. Since this isn't your typical job fair, it's highly recommended to attend this workshop to learn how the event works, how to prepare, what interview questions to expect, what to wear, and more!
- February 21, 2013 - 5:30 PM
How to Get a Job (or Internship)
In addition to learning about visible and non-visible markets, the role of networking in the search process, and concrete resources for finding opportunities, in this workshop you'll learn tips and tricks for standing out amongst other job candidates in today's competitive market.
- February 18, 2013 - 4:00 PM (**)
Nail That Interview
No one loves interviewing for a job or internship, but that doesn't mean you can't rock it! This workshop will focus on the key things that you can do to maximize your chance of having great interviews. We'll address the critically important topic of pre-interview prep, day-of strategies, and ways to appropriately follow up after.
- February 26, 2013 - 2:30 PM (**)
- March 21, 2013 - 12:15 PM (**)
Don't Be Clueless About Manners: Professional Etiquette Matters!
Communicating with others - peers, faculty and staff, supervisors and colleagues at internships or jobs, or the general public - is something you do every day, so make sure you're doing it professionally. The impressions you make on people can have tremendous impacts on your ability to be successful in the working world. Come to this workshop to learn everything from e-mail and cell phone etiquette, to dining and meeting expectations, to what you should wear in various settings.
- February 28, 2013 - 4:00 PM (**)
Marketing Your Skills to Employers: You Have More Than You Think!
Many people find it difficult to express their skills and qualifications to employers whether it's during a job fair, interview, or networking situations. At this workshop we'll discuss the importance of identifying your skills, realizing transferable skills, and how to portray them in the best way to employers and other professionals.
- March 28, 2013 - 12:15 PM (**)
You Are What You Tweet: Managing Your Online Presence
In case you haven't heard, employers ARE researching candidates online before hiring them. Make sure you're not putting your candidacy in jeopardy because of your tweets, pictures, comments, blogs, etc. Come to this workshop to learn what employers are saying and what you should be doing to protect your professional image.
- April 3, 2013 - 12:00 PM (**)
Employers DO Read Cover Letters: How To Make Yours Great!*
Raise your hand if you love writing cover letters... didn't think so. But you need a job, so you have to have an AMAZING, ATTENTION-GETTING, SUPERBLY WRITTEN cover letter! If you think your cover letter needs some work or you're not sure how to make it individualized enough to each employer (yes, you have to tailor it to specific jobs, not have just one generic cover letter), then you should come this workshop. *This is a quick tips workshop, with a 1/2 hour presentation followed by an optional 1/2 hour of Q&A.
- April 3, 2013 - 4:00 PM (**)
Is Grad School For You?
If you've been considering graduate school, you should come to this workshop! We'll cover topics like: do you need to go to grad school, what are the benefits, how to find the right program, the application process, entrance exams, and more!
- April 9, 2013 - 12:15 PM (**)