Workshops & Events - Spring 2013
Successful Personal Statements Workshop
- Tuesday, February 12 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm (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.
Graduate School Preparation Workshop
- Wednesday, February 13 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm (USU 309)
- Thursday, February 21 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm (USU 309)
An overview of the graduate school application process will be presented as well as resources to aid you as you apply. The workshop includes types of graduate programs, how to prepare and research programs, the application process, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, etc
Resume Writing Workshop
- Monday, February 11 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm (USU 309)
- Tuesday, March 5 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (UBC 194)
- Tuesday, April 16 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (USU 309)
An informational one-hour workshop to get you started on creating a résumé or fine-tuning an existing one. Focus on identifying your skills, exploring your accomplishments, and learning what today's employers want to see.
Interview Techniques Workshop
- Wednesday, February 20 from 10:00am to 11:00am (USU 309)
- Tuesday, March 5 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (UBC 194)
- Thursday, April 18 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (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.
Life After College Mini-Conference
- Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 1:00pm to 4:00pm (USU 314)
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm (USU 314)
Graduating soon? The event will consist of hour long sessions from professionals who know a great deal about financial planning, real estate, benefits and compensation, and stress management. There is no cost to attend and 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 start your successful future.
Dining Success Dinner (The Vintage Room)
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 4:30pm - 6:30pm in The Vintage Room
Which fork? Which glass? When can I start eating? How can I make a great impression? Learn 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 April 17th deadline. $5.00 per ticket; exact change or checks, are accepted. Hurry, space is limited.
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 Services for Students with Disabilities at 559.278.2811 (TTY 559.278.3084) at least 72 hours in advance of activity.