Workshops & Events - Fall 2015

SEPTEMBER 

Date & Time Workshop/Event & Location

Wednesday, Sept. 9

9:00am - 10:00am

Resume Writing Basics Workshop, USU 309

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.

Thursday, Sept. 10

1:00 pm - 2:00pm

Successful Interview Techniques Workshop, USU 312

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 15

10:00am - 11:00am

Getting Started With Career Development Center Workshop, USU 309

Get a full overview of the services we provide for academic success and career development, including: career planning; career assessments; career tools; strategies to pursue graduate study, internships, jobs, and more.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Build Your Resume Using OptimalResume™ Workshop, Library 2134

An interactive workshop to help you create a resume or fine-tune an existing one. Focus on identifying your skills, exploring your accomplishments, and how to build a resume using OptimalResume™.

Thursday, Sept. 17

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Graduate School Preparation Workshop, 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.

Monday, Sept. 21

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Better Than Basic Resume Writing Workhop, 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. 

Wednesday, Sept. 23

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Successful Personal Statements Workshop, 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.

Monday, Sept. 28

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Interviewing:  Beyond The Basics Workshop, USU 309

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

Wednesday, Sept. 30

9:00am - 10:00am

Choosing A Major:  The Right Fit For You Workshop, USU 309

Are you unsure of your major? Are you afraid you’ll choose one that is not the right fit? Come to this workshop to learn about the career development process using D.I.G.S. (Discover, Investigate, Gauge, and Succeed)

OCTOBER

Date & Time Workshop/Event & Location

Thursday, Oct. 1

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Resume Writing Basics Workshop, USU 309

Tuesday, Oct. 6

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Build Your Resume Using OptimalResume™ Workshop, Library 2134

Wednesday, Oct. 7

11:00am - 12:00pm

Successful Interview Techniques Workshop, USU 309

Tuesday, Oct. 13

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Interviewing:  Beyond The Basics Workshop, USU 309

Wednesday, Oct. 14

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Making The Most Out Of A Career Fair Workshop, USU 312

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.

Thursday, Oct. 15

5:30pm - 6:30pm

 

Better Than Basic Resume Writing Workshop, USU 309

Monday, Oct. 19

11:30am - 3:00pm

Business & Liberal Arts Career & Internship Fair, Satellite Student Union

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with multiple employers and discuss potential job opportunities within their organization. Making connections with employers early in your college career and keeping in touch with your network will make your future job search that much smoother. Also, talking to employers can help clarify for you what qualities they are looking for in applicants and can help you to develop those attributes throughout your time at Fresno State.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

11:30am - 3:00pm

Agriculture & Food Industry Career & Internship Fair, Satellite Student Union

Wednesday, Oct. 21

11:30am - 3:00pm

Engineering & Sciences Career & Internship Fair, Satellite Student Union

Monday, Oct. 26

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tapping Into The Hidden Job Market Workshop, USU 309

It is estimated that over 80% of positions go unpublished. So how do you apply to those positions? In this workshop, you will learn strategies to tap into the “hidden job market” and how to seek out and secure informational interview.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Choosing A Major:  The Right Fit For You Workshop, USU 309

 NOVEMBER

Date & Time Workshop/Event & Location

Monday, Nov. 2

10:00am - 11:00am

Resume Writing Basics Workshop, USU 309

Tuesday, Nov. 3

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Successful Interview Techniques Workshop, USU 309

Thursday, Nov. 5

9:00am - 10:00am

Creating A Better LinkedIn Profile Workshop, USU 309

Your profile is the place to show off your greatest successes and future aspirations. It’s also one of the first chances you have to make a good first impression for anyone discovering you on or off of LinkedIn—whether it’s a future colleague searching for you on the Internet, a potential client looking at your past work before a meeting, or a recruiter deciding whether to reach out to you for your next dream job.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

2:00pm - 3:00pm 

Beyond College: Simplifying The Job Search Workshop, USU 309

Are there any jobs in Fresno? The answer is yes, but they are harder to find and you need to be more resourceful than ever. When you leave this workshop, you will walk out with tools and resources to help you have a more effective job search wherever you prefer to live.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Global Skills:  Your Ticket To International Employment Workshop, USU 309

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.

Thursday, Nov. 19

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Getting Started With Career Development Center Workshop, USU 309

 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.