Workshops and Events - Fall 2016

SEPTEMBER

Date & Time Workshop/Event & Location

Tuesday, September 13

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Be a STAR - Interviewing Techniques Workshop,
Library 3212

Interviews can be scary, especially when they include questions like the dreaded, "Tell me about yourself". Learn how to prepare for and conduct interviews that get the job offer! This workshop addresses general preparation, types of interviews (i.e., panel, group, phone and Skype), researching companies, what to expect, and answering behavior-based and other tough, important interview questions. Leave the workshop feeling prepared to take on the interview world!

Wednesday, September 14

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creating a Stand Out Curriculum Vitae Workshop,
Thomas 103 and Zoom - http://bit.ly/1Oc6jgv

Develop your Curriculum Vitae ("CV" or "vitae") for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and academia! A CV is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. This session will cover the purpose of the CV, structure, organization, content, and format.

Thursday, September 15

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Writing Successful Personal Statements Workshop,
Zoom - http://bit.ly/1tf1jhK

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.

Wednesday, September 21

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Resume Writing Essentials Workshop,
Library 3212

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, breaking down a job description, and learning what today's employers want to see.

Wednesday, September 21

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Graduate School Preparation Workshop,
Zoom - http://bit.ly/1UxbgN8

An overview of the graduate school application process will be presented as well as resources to aid you as you apply, including GradNet and the Division of Graduate Studies. The workshop includes types of graduate programs, how to prepare and research programs, the application process, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, etc.

Thursday, September 29

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Making the Most out of a Career Fair Workshop,
USU 309

Signs for career fairs are up around campus. Your professors and advisors keep telling you that you should go. But what are you supposed to do at a career fair? Use this workshop to find out what to expect at career fairs. Learn how to plan a strategy for the most effective and efficient use of your time before and at a fair, how to craft an introduction that makes a good impression, what to wear, and how to follow-up after the fair.

OCTOBER

Date & Time Workshop/Event & Location

Tuesday, October 4

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Be a STAR - Interviewing Techniques Workshop,
Library 3212

Wednesday, October 5

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Career Success! Transition from a Student to Professional Workshop,
Thomas 103


Friday, October 7

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Engineering, Energy and Technology Career and Internship Fair,
North Gym 118

Meet with multiple employers and discuss potential internship and career opportunities within their organization. Making connections with employers early in your college career will make your future job search that much smoother. Talking to employers can help you clarify what qualities they are looking for in applicants and will help you to develop these attributes throughout your time at Fresno State.

Monday, October 10

9:00am - 10:00am

Resume Writing Essentials Workshop,
USU 309

Tuesday, October 11

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Writing Successful Personal Statements Workshop,
Thomas 103 and Zoom - http://bit.ly/1VKydBG

Tuesday, October 11

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Graduate School Preparation Workshop,
Zoom - http://bit.ly/1Uxbp3a

Monday, October 17

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creating a Stand Out Curriculum Vitae Workshop,
Zoom - http://bit.ly/1rbKbHJ

Wednesday, October 19

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Professional and Business Services Career and Internship Fair,
North Gym 118

NOVEMBER

Date & Time Workshop/Event & Location

Tuesday, November 1

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Resume Writing Essentials Workshop,
USU 309

Wednesday,
November 2

10:00am - 11:00am

Advance Your Career Opportunities - Researching Companies using Library Resources Workshop,
Library 2127

The Henry Madden Library has some excellent databases to help you find detailed, up-to-date information and statistical data on industries and companies. Learn how to take advantage of these valuable tools.

Wednesday, November 2

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Discover Your Passion: Career Exploration using Kuder Journey Workshop,
Library 2127

Are you unsure of your major or career path? Are you afraid you’ll choose a major/career that is not a good fit? Come to this workshop and learn how using the Kuder Journey assessment will help you make informed decisions about your future. Open the possibilities of learning about your interests, skills, and values. As an added bonus, you will know how to take your assessment results to answer interview questions about your strengths, weakness, and why they should hire you.

Friday, November 4

1:00pm - 4:00pm 

Ag, Manufacturing, Consumer Goods and Logistics Career and Internship Fair,
North Gym 118

Tuesday, November 8

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Got Career? Online Tools and Resources Workshop,
Library 2127

Big Interview, Career Spots, and Buzzfile...not sure how to access or leverage these online tools? Attend this interactive workshop to learn how these tools can help you prepare for an interview, conduct career research, and discover potential employers.

Wednesday, November 16

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Advanced Interviewing Techniques Workshop,
Thomas 103

Move beyond the basics of interviewing and come learn advanced interviewing skills that will help you ACE the interview and secure your dream job. This will offer an enhanced view of how to prepare for an interview (researching employers, anticipating the unexpected, interview attire and behavior), how to navigate a variety of interviews (phone, Skype/Zoom, initial, progressive, group), and a discussion of common interview questions.

 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 the Career Development Center at least 72 hours in advance of the activity.

 

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