Workshops & Events - Spring 2015

Graduate School Application: Do's & Don'ts Workshop

  • Thursday, January 29 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm (USU 309)

The graduate school admissions process is not just completing a graduate school application and sending it in. Applying can be complicated and time-consuming. From filling out stacks and stacks of forms to trying to make a good impression on the graduate school admission committee, there's a whole lot to do. This workshop will help you get the job done well and on time!

Successful Personal Statements Workshop

  • Wednesday, February 4 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (USU 309)

Graduate and professional schools often require some sort of written statement -- often called a "statement of purpose," "personal statement," or "letter of intent"-- as a part of the application. Some statements require rather specific information--for example, the applicant's intended area of study within a graduate field. Still others are quite unstructured, leaving the applicant free to address a wide range of matters. The importance of the statement varies from school to school and from field to field. In this workshop you will learn tips on writing successful personal statements.

Beginner Resume Workshop

  • Tuesday, February 10 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (USU 309)
  • Wednesday, March 4 from 9:00am to 10:00am (USU 309)
  • Monday, April 20 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm (USU 312)

An informational one-hour workshop to get you started on creating a resume or fine-tuning an existing one. Focus on identifying your skills, exploring your accomplishments, and learning what today's employers want to see.

Advanced Resume Workshop

  • Wednesday, February 18 from 11:00am to 12:00pm (USU 309)
  • Thursday, March 19 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (USU 309)

Wondering how long a resume is reviewed by employers and how you can make your resume stand out? Attend this workshop to learn about the different resume styles and types, how to highlight various components of your resume, and obtain tips and guidance on how to make your resume shine. 

Beginner Interview Workshop

  • Wednesday, February 11 from 10:00am to 11:00am (USU 309)
  • Thursday, March 12 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm (USU 309)
  • Tuesday, April 28 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (USU 309)

Discover how to impress employers with your skills and qualifications during the interview. Identify and avoid the "rookie" errors that trip-up the majority of first-time career position interviewees.

Advanced Interview Workshop

  • Thursday, February 19 from 10:00am to 11:00am (USU 309)
  • Wednesday, March 25 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (USU 309)

In this workshop, you will learn about the different types of interviews and how to build a positive relationship with the interviewer.

Global Skills:  Your Ticket To International Employment Workshop

  • Thursday, April 9 from 11:00am to 12:00pm (USU 308)

Learn various strategies on the “how to obtain global skills” and become marketable in an international job market. Discover why global skills are important and the resources Fresno State offers to enhance your ability to obtain the skills needed in Fresno and abroad. This is a hands-on workshop and you will learn your International IQ from an online assessment. The world holds wonderful opportunities and this will be your first step.

Green Careers Workshop

  • Wednesday, April 22 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (USU 309)

What is a green career? You'll learn about the different options in green careers and how you can apply your background to a green job, no matter what it is!

Job Fair Prep Days

Workshops in University Student Union (USU) 309
  • Beginner Resume, Tuesday, February 10, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Beginner Interview, Wednesday, February 11, 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Advanced Resume, Wednesday, February 18, 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Advanced Interview, Thursday, February 19, 10:00am to 11:00am
Resume Critiques in Thomas 103

(10 - 15 minute drop in sessions)

  • Tuesdays, February 10 & 17, 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Wednesdays, February 11 & 18, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Thursdays, February 12 & 19, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Graduating soon? Looking for a paid internship? Do not miss the opportunity to prepare for the February 23, 24 & 25 Career & Internship EXPO. Attend a Beginner and/or Advanced Resume workshop. Sit through a Beginner and/or Advanced Interview workshop. Stop by to have your resume critiqued. Get ready for the job fairs!

Networking Days in USU 309

  • Monday, March 16 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    LinkedIn:  Tapping Into Your NETwork
  • Tuesday, March 17 from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Build Your Network Through Informational Interviewing

80% of jobs are never advertised because they are filled by those who network. Learn the strategies of using your LinkedIn account and how to conduct an informational interview to expand your professional network.

Dining Success Dinner (The Vintage Room)

  • Wednesday, March 25 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Which fork? Which glass? When can I start eating? How can I make a great impression? Find out the answers to these questions and more as you enjoy a three-course meal while learning how to impress a potential employer during a meal or special event.

Purchase tickets in Career Services, Thomas 103, by the March 11th deadline. $5.00 per ticket; exact change or checks are accepted. Hurry, space is limited.

Life After College Mini-Conference

  • Tuesday, April 14 from 9:00am to 12:00pm (Library 2206)
  • Wednesday, April 15 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (Library 2206)

Graduating soon? The event will consist of hour long sessions from professionals who know a great deal about important topics for students graduating. You will be able to come and go as you please to sessions of interest. Do not miss this opportunity to learn the practical life skills that will help you start your successful future.

Job Readiness Boot Camp

  • Thursday, May 7 from 8:30am to 4:30pm (ED 140)

Looking for a job or internship? Feeling unprepared? Needing a one-day catch up? This event will consist of workshops that will help you to be better prepared for your upcoming job search.


If you miss a workshop, but are interested in the information presented, call 559.278.2381 to make a one-on-one appointment. 

If you require specific accommodations, please call Career Services at least 72 hours in advance of the activity.