Career Services Workshops for Tuesday, April 14 through Friday, April 17.
Tuesday, April 14
Take It to the Bridge
noon-2 p.m., McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Bridge
Career Services staff members will have a table on the MTCC Bridge. Come by and pick up workshop descriptions, learn about services offered, and ask about strategies to prepare for jobs, internships, and more. Students and alumni are both welcome to take advantage of these services.
Wednesday, April 15
Resumes & Cover Letters
5-5:45 p.m., Perlstein Hall, Room 108
Career Services staff members have looked at hundreds upon hundreds of student resumes and cover letters. They know which ones will lead to successful opportunities within your particular industry, and which ones will go directly into the “circular file” (trash). If you know your resume or cover letter needs help or haven’t had it reviewed by a professional before, this is a very good opportunity to get specific pointers on creating strong resumes and cover letters from professionals in Career Services.
Wednesday, April 15
Co-ops & Internships
12:50-1:45 p.m. in Perlstein Hall, Room 108
Developed and led by Career Services and International Center staff, this workshop provides information on how to apply to co-ops and internships and how to make sure students are in compliance with federal law and immigration regulations. This workshop is mandatory for all students participating in a co-op or internship through the university.
Thursday, April 16
Interviewing with Confidence
4-4:45 p.m. Perlstein Hall, Room 109
Attend this workshop to find out the answers to questions like, “what are questions you are guaranteed to be asked?”, “what are taboo topics for a job interview?”, “how long should your answers be?”, “what are some great questions to ask your interviewer?” and more. Research found here: Judge, Higgins, & Cable shows that interviewers reach final decisions about applicants only four minutes after meeting them — will you make a good first impression? Read this article for more tips on interviewing with confidence.
Friday, April 17
Making the Most of Career Fairs
1-1:45 p.m., Perlstein Hall, Room 108
What do you hope to get out of attending career fairs, Career Connections, and professional or informal networking events? This workshop will help you define your goals and show you how to successfully meet them. Some topics include: creating a strong resume, how to craft an elevator pitch, ways to research companies before meeting with their recruiters, what kinds of questions to ask, how to best use social media like LinkedIn, and how to network effectively. Attend this workshop to learn how to stand out to employers at the next career fair or networking event.