Those who attend the Skill-Building Workshops leave with a Resource Pocket Guide that includes a list of On-Campus Resources. On this page, we offer a list of valuable online resources for each of the workshops.
ARTICULATE YOUR VALUE PROPOSITION
Facilitated by the Career Center:
- Interview Stream
Complete online mock interviews
Create high-quality resumes & cover letters
Best of the Internet: Resumes
- Learn the difference between good and bad resumes as well as how to craft a cohesive story in a resume format
- How to write a resume objective that illustrates your value to employers
- Read about some of the most common resume mistakes and how to avoid them
- How to Write a Resume: A Step-By-Step Guide
- A guide to LinkedIn for How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile to Get More Jobs, written by an Uptowork specialist with a LinkedIn representative.
Best of the Internet: Interviews
- Tough interview questions you can expect and how best to address them
- Entertain yourself with some interview-gone-wrong stories
- Interview factors that prevent individuals from being hired
- The Uptowork guide to answering common interview questions, sharing some unique formulas for answers as well as useful examples.
Best of the Internet: Personal Statements
- This website provides a manual detailing how to craft a personal statement for graduate study or scholarship applications
- Read an insider’s perspective on the positive and negative elements of personal statements
- An outline of the appropriate method for writing a personal statement
THRIVE IN DIVERSE TEAMS
The Welcome Project, created by Associate Professor of Art Liz Wuerffel and Associate Professor of English Allison Schuette, collects oral histories about the complexity of living together amidst increasing diversity and difference. Students, faculty, and staff at Valparaiso University and members of the surrounding community tell stories that are captured in video or audio format by Professors Wuerffel and Schuette and their students.
The Welcome Project has collected more than 300 interviews and posted more than 230 stories to their website – welcomeproject.valpo.edu. For details and to find out how you can be involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of the Internet: Implicit Bias
- Learn how to recognize, combat, and avoid unconscious gender bias in the workplace
- Test yourself for hidden bias
- Read about implicit bias, how it permeates all sectors of American life, and why it can be more dangerous than conscious prejudice
Best of the Internet: Working Styles
- Gain a more complete understanding of different work styles and how they can be encouraged to work together for better results
- Explore tips for handling diverse work styles
- Read about the differences between introverts and extroverts in methods of leadership and ways in which both types of people can improve
BECOME A SMARTER PROBLEM SOLVER
On campus, you’re best resource is the Office of Continuous Improvement (OCI). Its primary goal is to improve process efficiency and effectiveness at Valparaiso University. They are here to help not only departments, but also student organizations. Continuous improvement means evaluating processes regularly using proven methods and tools to ensure that expected outcomes are achieved in the most efficient way possible. While individuals make incremental improvements every day, rapid improvement that crosses departments can be difficult. To request an OCI consultation for your student organization go to helpdesk.valpo.edu.
OCI has a great resource list on its site, including an infographic charting the anatomy of a great meeting, and Six Sigma Toolbox. Go to valpo.edu/it/oci/oci-resources.
Additional Resources highlighted at the live presentation: