Career Workshops and Events

Career Development is a lifelong process. The Career Development Center offers a variety of workshops and programs to help students improve job-seeking skills and job development strategies. Learn to become more competitive in the marketplace through our helpful resources.

 

 

Career Workshops

Career workshops provide information to assist students in making major career decisions. Workshops require registration, unless otherwise noted. Register in Room A118 or call 410-386-8523 or 410-386-8350.  

Fall Term 2014
 
  • Online Career Assessments/FOCUS 2
    Wednesday, Sept. 24, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
    A208  

    Self-assessment is the first step in effective career planning. Taking assessments on interests, abilities, personality and values can provide you with options for identifying those majors and career pathways that are best for you. In this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to see how to use the FOCUS 2 online assessment tool to match your skills, strengths, and values to potential careers and work environments.
     
  • Personal Branding
    Tuesday, Oct.14, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
    C269  

    In business, a professional brand describes distinctive qualities of an object or organization, why they are relevant and why they matter. Individuals have the same need. What does your brand say about you? Take control by sharpening your personal brand, getting clear about what makes you stand out, and then telling your unique story. Using brand successes and failures from the corporate world, discover how to build your personal brand!
     
  • Resume Writing
    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
    A208

    Advertisers have just 30 seconds to sell a product; your resume is no different. Most employers scan resumes for 30 seconds to decide if they want to interview someone. To make the cut, you content needs to be clear, concise and targeted to the specific job for which you are applying. NOTE: Bring your rough draft with you on a flash drive or email account.
     
  • Social Entrepreneurship
    Monday, Oct. 27, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    C269

    Social entrepreneurship is the process of pursuing innovative solutions to social problems. How can the principles of the business world be applied to social change? What are the pressing challenges facing society? In this workshop, participants will experience social entrepreneurship, identify pressing challenges, and discover how individuals can serve and be served by designing creative ways to address those challenges.
     
  • MBTI Leadership
    Monday, Nov. 10, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
    C269

    How do your preferences influence your communication and leadership style? The Myers Briggs Type Indicator will be used to explore personality style and how to adapt to various work and leadership situations. NOTE: This workshop requires a $5 deposit in advance (refundable at the workshop) payable in the Student Life Office, Room 118. Participants must complete the MBTI in the Testing Center, Room A132 no later than Monday, Nov. 3. 2014.
     
  • Choosing & Exploring a College Major
    Friday, Nov. 21, 10 - 11 a.m.
    A208

    Research shows that up to 80% of students entering college are not certain of what to major in, even if they’ve made a preliminary choice on their application. In this session, students will learn how to use tools such as FOCUS 2 and other online resources to assist them in making satisfying major and career decisions. NOTE: Students attending this workshop must complete the FOCUS 2 assessments online via the college website (Career Development section) prior to the workshop date.  

 

  • Resume Writing
    Tuesday, Dec. 2, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
    A208

    Advertisers have just 30 seconds to sell a product; your resume is no different. Most employers scan resumes for 30 seconds to decide if they want to interview someone. To make the cut, your content needs to be clear, concise, and targeted to the specific job for which you're applying. Learn to market your special talents and experiences that will make them want to know more about you. NOTE: Bring your rough draft with you on a flash drive or email account.
Spring Term 2015
 
  • Diversity in the Workplace/MBTI Workshop
    Tuesday, Feb. 17, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
    C269

    Employees, regardless of race, ethnicity or gender, are able to make irreplaceable contributions in the workplace - as long as his or her uniqueness is sought out, embraced, and celebrated. How do cultural differences, as well as differences in communications and leadership styles, impact one's interactions at work? Gain a better understanding of your preferences as they relate to an ever-increasingly diverse workforce. NOTE: This workshop requires a $5 deposit in advance payable in the Student Life Office, Room A118. Participants must complete the MBTI in the Testing Center no later than Wednesday, Feb.11.   

 

  • Online Career Assessments/FOCUS 2
    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    A208

    Self-assessment is the first step in effective career planning. Taking assessments on interests, abilities, skills and values can provide you with options for identifying those majors and career pathways that are best for you. In this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to see how to use the FOCUS 2 online assessment tool to match your skills, strengths, and values to potential careers and work environments.

 

  • Resume Writing
    Thursday, March 12, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
    A208
    Advertisers have just 30 seconds to sell a product; your resume is no different. Most employers scan resumes for 30 seconds to decide if they want to interview someone. To make the cut, your content needs to be clear, concise and targeted to the specific job for which you're applying. Learn to market your special talents and experiences that will make them want to know more about you. NOTE: Bring your rough draft with you on a flash drive or email account.  

 

  • Interviewing
    Tuesday, March 12, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    C269

    Are you anxious about the interview process? This workshop will focus on key tips and strategies to develop solid interviewing skills and build your confidence. We'll address the critical topics of pre-interview preparations, day-of strategies, and ways to appropriately follow up after the interview. 

 

  • Choosing & Exploring a College Major 
    Thursday, April 9, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
    A208

    Research shows that up to 80% of students entering are not certain of what to major in, even if they've made a preliminary choice on their application. In this session, students will learn how to use tools such as FOCUS 2 and other online resources to assist them in making satisfying major and career decisions. NOTE: Students attending this workshop must complete the FOCUS 2 assessments online via the college website (Career Development section) prior to the workshop date. 

 

  • Personal Branding 
    Wednesday, April 15, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    C269

    In business, a professional brand describes distinctive qualities of an object or organization, why they are relevant and why they matter. Individuals have the same need. What does your brand say about you? Take control by sharpening your personal brand, getting clear about what makes you stand out, and then telling that unique story. Using branding successes and failures from the corporate world, discover how to build your personal brand.

 

  • Resume Writing 
    Monday, May 4, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
    A208

    Advertisers have just 30 seconds to sell a product; your resume is no different. Most employers scan resumes for 30 seconds to decide if they want to interview someone. To make the cut, your content needs to be clear, concise and targeted to the specific job for which you're applying. Learn to market your special talents and experiences that will make them want to know more about you. NOTE: Bring your rough draft with you on a flash drive or email account.

 

  • Social Media
    Wednesday, May 6, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    A-208

    Job seekers and employers alike are employing web-based and mobile technologies in the job search process, employer research and hiring decisions. How can you use social media to enhance your search? Join a discussion of the 'big three" social media networking sites - Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter - privacy, appropriate and inappropriate behavior, and their impact on employment.  

 

Career Panels

Career panels, roundtables and events for students in different disciplines and career areas are scheduled throughout the year! Check back for more information.
  

 

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