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Career Workshops

Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:14pm

RSVP for upcoming workshops through CareerLink. Select workshops are offered on our YouTube channel. Some of our workshops are graduate specific, others are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Career Planning & Goal Setting

The Career Planning & Goal Setting workshop provides a foundation for the entire Career Workshop series. Learn about the Career Planning process and how to make effective decisions. Strategies for setting short and long term goals will also be presented.  Students are encourage to attend this workshop prior to attending the remaining workshops in the career series.

This is a workshop for undergraduate and graduate students.

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Personal Awareness & Self-Assessment

Participants will learn about the VISTA model for Personal Awareness & Self-Assessment. Gathering meaningful information about themselves and developing personal awareness of interests, values, personality traits, and ambitions. This aids in developing a list of criteria for what Students are looking for in a career.

This is a workshop for undergraduate and graduate students.

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Identifying Skills & Building Competencies

Marketing oneself  involves understanding and selling “transferable skills” acquired during university. It is important to identify areas for further skill development and ultimately succeed. Students learn about the many transferable skills they already possess and identify areas for further development of transferable skills.

This is a workshop for undergraduate and graduate students.

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Exploring Career Options for your Degree

The purpose of the Exploring Career Options for your Degree workshop is to provide some strategies to find clarity and confidence in answering the question, "What to do with my degree?". Students learn strategies for conducting occupational research, online and in-person, the value of gaining experience and growing a network.

This is a workshop for undergraduate students.

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Resumes for Results

Resume for Results teaches Students about the key components of an effective resume; how to showcase strengths and accomplishments to secure that all important interview.  Students learn tips and strategies on how to write an effective cover letter targeted to the applied position. The importance of preparing and maintaining professional references are also discussed.

This is a workshop for undergraduate and graduate students.

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Job Search & Networking

The Job Search & Networking workshop provides Students with the tools needed to conduct an effective job search.  Learn how to prepare, target, contact and follow-up with employers.  Learn about the hidden job market and strategies for expanding personal network and staying organized.

This is a workshop for undergraduate and graduate students.

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Interview Strategies

Use Interview Strategies to discover the steps to help prepare for and succeed in the interview. Learn how to effectively answer interview questions and speak confidently about your skills and accomplishments.  As well, learn how to effectively follow-up after the interview.

This is a workshop for undergraduate and graduate students.

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Effective Cover Letters

Effective Cover Letter help an employment application stand out from others in the application pool. Students learn tips and strategies on how to write an effective cover letter that targeted to the applied position. Students apply these strategies through critiquing and making enhancements to an actual cover letter.

This is a workshop for graduate students.

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Professional CV

Professional CV assists students to understand when to use a CV and what the key components of a CV are. Practical tips on how to create an effective CV will be provided.  Students apply this knowledge by critiquing and enhancing a sample CV during the workshop.

This is a workshop for graduate students.

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Portfolios: Show & Tell

Portfolios convey the value of your degree, background and experiences to potential employers through self-marketing. A portfolio is a tangible and dynamic collection that presents accomplishments and credibility.  Portfolio development fosters a connection between self-evaluation and future career decisions. Students will showcase portfolios for evaluation and critique.

This is a workshop for undergraduate and graduate students.

LinkedIn Lab

During LinkedIn Lab Students learn to create an effective LinkedIn profile and how this platform is used for job search and networking. Students need access to a digital photo (preferably a head shot), a resume or compilation of education and experiences, and some career exploration ideas. Learn to define a professional ‘brand’ online, how to join groups and how to research companies and potential contacts. This is intended to be a follow-up session to ‘Social Media & Your Job Search’ 

This is a workshop for undergraduate and graduate students.