University Career Services offers a myriad of workshops to suit a vast array of important career topics.
Need help choosing your major? This workshop will introduce you to available career assessments and how to use the career counseling services of University Career Services to assist you in making informed choices of academic majors and career fields. Topics will include: gaining knowledge about yourself, gaining information about your options and decision-making.
Whether you have made a definite choice of a major, or you are in the middle of changing your major, or you are engaged in a major career change, we have career counselors on hand to assist you with your career planning needs. University Career Services provides career counseling to all currently enrolled students and alumni within one year of their graduation date. Career counseling may include helping you identify your self-knowledge, your values, your interests or your skills; helping you to identify your options and information about your career options; helping you to identify your decision making skills and styles, and identifying any barriers to your career decision making. If you need assistance with gaining self knowledge or career decision making, please come to the Career Resource Center in Room 270 of the University Center for career assistance and scheduling of a career counseling appointment as necessary. For other needs such as résumé writing, interview skills, internships/gaining experience or the job search, visit us in the Career Resource Center (270 University Center) during our walk-in hours for a brief advising session. This session will help you become aware of the services, programs and resources most helpful for your needs.
Learn a job search technique that will last a lifetime! Why do informational interviews? What is networking and why is it so important in the job search?
This workshop will cover these questions and the following topics:
- Finding the right people to interview
- Setting up an interview
- Conducting the interview
- After the interview protocol and follow-up
How to Work the Job Fair
Career Fairs are opportunities for students to learn more about future employment and begin a networking system for internships, full-time positions, and summer employment opportunities. These events are effective methods for employers to connect with new talent and acquaint students with a variety of opportunities. Come to this workshop to learn techniques on presenting your qualifications in 30 seconds or less and asking key questions of employers to meet your immediate and future needs.
On-campus recruiting is a great way for students to connect with employers. Because these job opportunities can be highly competitive, it is beneficial to be prepared. This workshop will help give you an advantage to make sure that you do not let the next campus recruiting opportunity pass you by. For more information about upcoming On-Campus Recruiting events, please visit Panther Career Net for updated schedules and descriptions.
Your résumé is how you will market yourself to potential employers. The cover letter you send with your resume introduces you to the employer. In this workshop you will understand the purpose, style, various categories, and how to highlight your business skills as well as what NOT to put on a résumé. Tips on writing cover letters and other business correspondence are also covered. Make sure you can compete with the best.
Face to Face Résumé Reviews:
Résumé reviews are held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Career Resource Center.
Interviewing for Success
Learn a job search technique that will last a lifetime! Why do Informational Interviews? What is networking and why is it so important in the job search? This workshop will cover these questions and the following topics: Finding the right people to Interview re: careers, setting up an interview, preparation, conducting the interview, after the interview protocol and follow-up.
Ace Your Next Interview
Learn behavioral-based interviewing from the professionals. We will discuss the STAR technique. Your successful Job Search requires that you know the product (You), and how to organize and conduct your job search campaign.
Successful interviewing is a skill that requires confidence. Confidence is acquired through knowledge and practice. University Career Services sponsors practice interviewing sessions with professional recruiters from around the nation. Students registered with University Career Services through Panther Career Net can sign up for a mock interview with an employer.
Upon completion of the interview, the interviewer will provide the student with specific feedback on interviewing skills and the effectiveness of the student’s resume. University Career Services always needs recruiters to participate in this program. If you are interested, please contact Employer Relations: at 404-413-1830.