Request a Workshop or Program
We offer any of following workshops for faculty, classes, student organizations, and residence halls.
Requests must be made at least 2 weeks in advance to allow for proper scheduling and adequate staffing. Please utilize the request form below and a staff member will respond to you shortly.
Faculty members interested in hosting an employer or alumni event for their department please contact the Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 219.464.5002.
Career Center Overview
Learn about the resources the Career Center offers, services students can take advantage of, and how to best navigate your time here at Valpo. Students will learn the best tips for success to ensure their careers launch successfully upon graduation!
Handshake Help Session
Heard about Handshake? Not sure how to utilize it? Did you know that it offers more than just a job/internship search feature? Let us help! We’ll cover all of the basics in a 10-15 minute presentation.
Career and Major Exploration
Learn how to make well-informed decisions about jobs, occupations, careers and majors. Other topics include the importance of self-assessment and how majors and careers are connected.
Resume and Cover Letter Writing
Find out how to create compelling resumes by identifying what employers are looking for, discovering ways to make past experiences relevant to the current position, and providing general information. This workshop addresses the importance of creating cover letters that sell you and your qualifications. We’ll cover the composition of a cover letter and offer guidelines to make your document the number one choice of an employer.
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. Students will learn how to create an effective profile, strategies for networking online, and how to take advantage of your network to enhance your job search.
Learn how to prepare for an interview, what an employer is looking for, the types of questions you might be asked, do’s and don’ts, and the importance of professionalism before, during, and after the interview.
Finding an Internship/Job
This workshop is will help you begin the process of internship/job hunting. Many job and internship openings are unadvertised, and 75% of job seekers say that networking was their most successful job search strategy. Gain an understanding how to network and where to begin. You’ll learn how to market yourself effectively, ways to explore the job market, and a variety of other hints and tips to utilize your time effectively.
Social Media and Your Job Search
Social media has become an invaluable tool for use in your job search. This workshop focuses on how to effectively create and maintain your online brand and use it to your advantage. Employers are frequently using social media to do a bit of “snooping around” on job seekers; you want to make sure your social media presence is working for you, rather than against you.