Career Services offers a variety of workshops to help you build vital career development skills. The following is a description of our Spring 2014 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 to receive the SLI credit).
Make LinkedIn Work For You**
Your online presence impacts your career success. Learn how to make your LinkedIn profile impressive, navigate the site and effectively use this networking tool. We’ll share tips for students which will help you build a successful profile.
- January 30, 2014 - 12:15 p.m.
Finding an Alumni Mentor Using LinkedIn**
Find out more about how to use the new IC Mentoring Network on LinkedIn and why having career mentors can help make all the difference in your career path. Also learn about important strategies around utilizing LinkedIn to make connections, networking etiquette, and informative career networking groups.
- January 30, 2014 - 4:00 p.m.
- March 19, 2014 - 12:00 p.m.
Being Professional While You're Eating, Greeting and Tweeting**
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 6, 2014 - 12:15 p.m.
Going Global: 5 Top Strategies for Working and Living Abroad**
Working outside the United States can be simple or more complicated than you imagined, depending on what you want to do or where in the world you want to go. This workshop will help you figure out how to job search and network internationally, relocate and adjust to new cultural norms, and offer best practices for launching an international career.
- February 12, 2014 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Tools and Tips for Your Next Job or Internship Search**
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. We will also cover general job search tips and strategies to use during your next job or internship search.
- February 17, 2014 - 2:00 p.m.
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 20, 2014 - 4:00 p.m.
How to Promote Your Experience to Employers**
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 the skills you gain outside the classroom through involvement in clubs/organizations, on campus jobs, athletics, and internships and how you can explain what you learn from these experiences.
- February 24, 2014 - 2:00 p.m.
Women & Work: Taking Charge of Your Career Success**
The gender pay gap. Double standards. “Superwoman Syndrome.” These are just a few of the challenges that many women continue to face in the workplace. During this session we’ll explore specific strategies to tackle these and other issues, as well as ways to create success for yourself in work and in life.
- February 25, 2014 - 12:10 p.m.
- This workshop is being offered as part of OSEMA's Women Leaders Series. Students need to register using OrgSync. For all other Career Services workshops, please register through eRecruiting.
How to Meet the People You Need to Know**
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.
- March 3, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Tips and Tricks For Phone and Skype Interviews**
Did you know there's a particular way to set up your room/background for a Skype interview? More and more employers are relying on Skype and phone interviews to screen candidates, so you need to be ready. Learn how to prepare and what to expect for these types of interviews.
- April 3, 2014 - 12:15 p.m.
Grad School: Do You Need it and How to Apply**
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 8, 2014 - 2:00 p.m.
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 10, 2014 - 4:00 p.m.