Workshops & Events - Spring 2014
Resume Writing Workshop
- Wednesday, January 29 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (USU 309)
- Thursday, February 6 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (USU 309)
- Monday, March 3 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm (USU 309)
- Tuesday, March 18 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm (USU 309)
- Thursday, April 24 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
- Thursday, February 6 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (USU 309)
- Wednesday, March 5 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm (USU 309)
- Thursday, March 20 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (USU 309)
- Wednesday, April 30 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm (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.
Graduate School Preparation Workshop
- Wednesday, February 19 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm (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
Graduate School Application: Do's & Don'ts Workshop
- Thursday, February 20 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (USU 312)
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 26 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm (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.
Life After College Mini-Conference
- Tuesday, March 25 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (University Business Center)
- Wednesday, March 26 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (University Business Center)
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 other important topics for new grads. 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. Door prizes and refreshments will be available.
Thank you to the following businesses for their donations: Costco, Kennel Bookstore, Panda Express, and Starbucks.
- Wednesday, April 2 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (USU 309) -
LinkedIn: Tapping Into Your NETwork
- Thursday, April 3 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm (The Vintage Room) - Networking Mixer
- Friday, April 4 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (USU 309) -
Build Your Network Through Informational Interviewing
80% of jobs are never advertised because they are filled by those who network. During these events, you will learn the in's and out's of networking, what to do and what not to do, and give you the opportunity to put your new skills to work!
Thank you to the following businesses for their donations: Buffalo Wild Wings, Jamba Juice, Kennel Bookstore, and Panda Express.
Dining Success Dinner (The Vintage Room)
- Tuesday, April 8 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm (The Vintage Room)
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 April 1st deadline. $5.00 per ticket; exact change or checks are accepted. Hurry, space is limited.
Green Careers Workshop
- Tuesday, April 22 from 11:00am to 12:00pm (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!
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.