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. You can register by clicking on the link listed with the workshop or stopping into A118.  For more information, 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 provide you with options for identifying those majors and career pathways that are best for you. In this workshop, you will learn to use the FOCUS2 online assessment tool to match your skills, strengths and values to potential careers and work environments. Sign up online.
     
  • 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, identifying what makes you stand out, and then, telling your unique story. Using branding successes and failures from the corporate world, discover how to build your personal brand! Sign up online.
     
  • 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, your resume needs to be clear, concise and targeted to the specific job for which you are applying. Learn to market your special talents and experiences that will make employers want to know more about you. Sign up online.

    Bring your resume with you on a flash drive.
     
  • 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, you will experience social entrepreneurship, identify pressing challenges and discover how individuals can serve and be served by designing creative methods to address those challenges. Sign up online.
     
  • 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 explores personality style and insights on adapting to various work and leadership situations. 

    A $5 advance deposit (refundable at the workshop) is required at the Student Life office (A118). The MBTI must be completed in the Testing Center (A132) by Monday, Nov. 3. 
    Sign up online.
     
  • Choosing and 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 about choosing a major, even if they’ve made a preliminary choice on their application. In this session, learn to use tools, such as FOCUS2, and other online resources to assist with making satisfying major and career decisions. Sign up online.

    The FOCUS2 assessments must be completed online  prior to the workshop. Instructions to create an account and log-in are provided online and at the Career Development Center (A118).

  • Resume Writing
    Tuesday, Dec. 2, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
    K207

    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 resume needs to be clear, concise and targeted to the specific job for which you are applying. Learn to market your special talents and experiences that will make employers want to know more about you. Sign up online.

    Bring your resume with you on a flash drive

 

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. Learn how cultural differences and differences in communication and leadership styles impact your interactions at work. Gain a better understanding of your preferences as they relate to an ever-increasingly diverse workforce. 

    A $5 advance deposit is required the Student Life office (A118). The MBTI must be completed in the Testing Center by 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, personality and values provide you with options for identifying those majors and career pathways that are best for you. In this workshop, you will learn to use the FOCUS2 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 resume needs to be clear, concise and targeted to the specific job for which you are applying. Learn to market your special talents and experiences that will make employers want to know more about you.

    Bring your resume with you on a flash drive.
     
  • Interviewing
    Tuesday, March 12, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    C269

    Settle your interviewing anxiety by learning key tips and strategies for developing solid interviewing skills and building your confidence. We address the critical topics of pre-interview preparations, day-of strategies and appropriate after interview follow up. 
     
  • Choosing and Exploring a College Major 
    Thursday, April 9, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
    A208

    Research shows that up to 80% of students entering college are not certain about choosing a major, even if they’ve made a preliminary choice on their application. In this session, learn to use tools, such as FOCUS2, and other online resources to assist with making satisfying major and career decisions.

    The FOCUS2 assessments must be completed online prior to the workshop. Instructions to create an account and log-in are provided online and at the Career Development Center (A118).
     
  • 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, identifying what makes you stand out, and then, telling your 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 resume needs to be clear, concise and targeted to the specific job for which you are applying. Learn to market your special talents and experiences that will make employers want to know more about you.

    Bring your resume with you on a flash drive. 
     
  • Social Media
    Wednesday, May 6, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    A208

    Job seekers and employers alike are employing web-based and mobile technologies in the job search process, employer research and hiring decisions. Learn how you can 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 social media's 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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