Career Education Workshops

Spring 2016 Semester Workshop Descriptions

The Career Center is offering the following sessions this semester to the campus community.

 

Career & Job Preparation Workshops

 

Are YOU LinkedIn? – Profile Demo and Networking Tips

Did you know that 86% of employers are using LinkedIn as a recruitment tool? LinkedIn is a professional networking site that can help you research jobs, meet recruiters, and find professional contacts. Join us to learn how to create an effective profile, strategies for networking online, and how to take advantage of your network to enhance your job search.

Career Fair Preparation Workshop

Looking for a job or internship at this year’s career fair? Join the Career Center for this one hour workshop to discover the best strategies for succeeding at the career fair. We will discuss resumes, interviews, and recruiter networking tips. Don’t miss this opportunity to put your best foot forward at the fair. Your next big career opportunity could be one great handshake away!

Dazed & Confused - How to Pick a Major and Career

Join the Career Center for some free pizza, while we discuss strategies for identifying and selecting majors and careers. We will present ways to think and reflect on your skills, values, and interests and how these can relate to different career options. This workshop is ideal for undecided students and students who are considering changing their major.

Digital Reputation 101 - Social Media Training

In our ever changing high-tech world, business and personal are beginning to merge, and nowadays your digital reputation IS your reputation. Come learn how to manage your online reputation through proper social media management and learning how to create an effective web presence.

Effective Interviewing Workshop

Recruiters and HR professionals will share advice on preparing for an interview, questions you will be asked, proper attire, do's & don'ts and following up after an interview.  Bring your questions and a friend.

Finding Your Dream Job/Internship Workshop

Heard the job market is tough? It doesn’t have to be! Students who start and plan early for their internship/job search will have much better luck when it comes to securing their dream job or internship. Don’t be caught without a plan and join us to learn the best resume, interview, and job search tips. We will discuss ways to find opportunities and how to stand out from the rest of the crowd so that you can be hired!   

Guide to Getting In - Graduate School Workshop

Are you currently considering graduate school as your next career step? Attend this workshop and learn how to evaluate whether graduate school is the correct next step, how to find and identify graduate programs, and the graduate school admissions process. 

 

Life After Valpo - Personal Finance Workshop Series for Seniors and Graduating Graduate Students

More Bang for Your Buck - Managing Your Money & Loans AFTER College

College students graduating with debt IS a reality, but with the right money management tips, graduates can maximize their accounts and even pay-off their loans AHEAD of schedule. This informational session will cover ways to manage a budget, investment and savings opportunities for recent graduates, and loan servicing and repayment options for government and private loans. 

Staying Afloat - Life Saving Essentials for the Real World

How do I pay taxes? Do I have to get health insurance? What are the benefits of buying versus renting? There is SO much out there to handle in the "real world" and sometimes finding the right answers is hard! Don't end up graduating un-prepared by attending this informational session where guest speakers will teach you the MUST KNOW information for being a person in the real world!