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Career Development Workshops

Attention Faculty: Instead of canceling class, call Career Services, and we’ll conduct a career workshop for your students! Check out our variety of workshops…

What Employers Want – This program takes participants through an interactive game of Jeopardy…with questions focusing on what to expect from employers…what they want, things to do/not to do.

Your “Paper” Image: Make Your Resume & Cover Letter Pop! – A resume is a snapshot of who you are and what experiences you have had. A cover letter is, in essence, your first conversation with the employer. Effectively communicating your thoughts and qualifications is an art. This session aids participants in writing a professional cover letter and shares trade secrets that will get your resume noticed. 

Your “On-line” Image: How the World Sees You Through Social Networking – Employers use any means necessary to gather information about applicants…including Facebook and personal websites. Learn how web presence is interpreted by employers, and gain tips to clean your on-line image up as you prepare for the job search.

I Have the Interview: Now What? Congratulations! You’ve gotten the interview…now what?!?! This session coaches participants through all aspects of the interview, from preparing prior to the interview, to the do’s and don’ts of interviewing and follow-up after the interview. 

Should I Go To Grad School? – Is graduate school really for me? How do I decide where to go? What is involved in gaining admission? These commonly asked questions are answered in this informative presentation. From picking the right degree program to tips on writing admission essays, this session aids students in exploring this option after graduation.

What on Earth Do I Major In?:  Career & Major Exploration – What do you want to be when you grow up? Most retirees can’t answer this question, so how do we expect 1st and 2nd year college students to decide? Exploring one’s interests, skills, personalities, and values can point them in the right direction. This interactive session helps students discover what they are good at, interested in, and value in their life to help point them in the right career path.

Backpack to Briefcase: Transitioning from College to a Career – Based on the best sellers Quarterlife Crisis by Robbins & Wilner and Backpack to Briefcase by Arndt & Ricchini, this session discusses the unique challenges that “twenty-something’s” face as they begin the “best years of their life.” Addressing topics like professional relationships, career decisions and work-related challenges, this interactive presentation prepares students for what they are about to encounter in the work world. 

Which Fork Do I Use: Dining Etiquette – While there is more to dining etiquette than just knowing which fork to use, it’s a great start! This presentation teaches students “the little things” that make them more comfortable in social settings. From dining and reception tips to thank you notes, this session clears up many commonly asked questions and myths.

There’s No 2nd Chance to Make a 1st Impression! As the saying goes, “you only have one chance to make a 1st impression.” Students will learn basic tips and suggestions to make a positive 1st impression in any situation.

The Art of Small Talk: Networking 101: –This informative session introduces students to the basics of “small talk” and networking to enable them to feel comfortable chatting with recruiters, faculty and fellow students. 

It’s a Job To Get a Job! It takes a lot of time and effort to find a job, so it is essential to have the right tools in the tool box! Items includes resume, interviewing skills, how to search for jobs, sources to utilize during the job search and time management techniques.

To schedule a Career Development workshop for your class or student organization, contact us.