Workshops: 60 Minute Career Series
60 Minute Career Series
A Career Center workshop series for Concordia students to navigate the career decision-making process, to launch a successful job search, and to prepare for life after college
- Online registration requested, but not required.
- Sessions begin at 7:00 PM in BW 144, unless otherwise noted.
- Great information packed into 60 minutes!
Major Decisions: Still Deciding? Register Today!
Join us: October 26 (Community Time-Academy 101), November 5, or March 8 (Community Time-Academy 101)
Are you an "undecided"? GREAT! Are you looking to possibly change majors? FANTASTIC! Then this session is for you. This session will give you tools, guides, and questions to ask yourself as you explore Concordia's Major/Minor options. There will be conversation regarding the opportunities available within majors and how to discover what could be the best fit for you.
Resume Writing Register Today!
Join us: September 5, October 26 (Community Time-Academy 101), November 8, January 10, January 11 (Community Time-Academy 101), February 5, March 5 or April 8
Learn how to write a resume that will yield results. This session will cover writing resumes for a variety of purposes, structure and formatting, effective writing to describe experiences, and making the connection between skills employers want and skills you have to offer. Cover letters and reference sheets will also be discussed.
Interviewing Skills That Lead to Offers Register Today!
Join us: September 6, November 12, January 15, February 13, April 10
Enter any job or grad school interview with confidence by creating a great first impression. This session will focus on marketing your skills and qualities to show how you fit the organization. Strategies for answering questions, interview attire, professional handshakes, and follow-up thank you notes will be discussed.
Getting Into Grad School (1.5 hours) Register Today!
Join us: September 24
Is graduate or professional school in your future? Learn how to select programs, navigate the GRE test, application, and essay process, and making yourself stand out from the crowd. Information in this session will be presented by viewing and discussing the video, Getting into Highly Competitive Graduate Schools, by Donald Asher, a nationally recognized author and speaker.
Preparing for Career Fairs Register Today!
Join us: November 5, February 8,or April 3
Maximizing time spent at a Career Fair is a can lead to employment or internships opportunities. This session will focus on strategies to approach business representatives, making a memorable impression through a personal introduction, gathering essential information, and follow-up after the fair. Attire, resumes, and event logistics will also be discussed.
Marketing Yourself: The Proactive Job Search Register Today!
Join us: October 30 or March 12
Be prepared to launch a job search beyond checking out ads in the newspaper. This session will focus on using resources to find job leads, creating a network of family, friends and professionals to help you, and using social media sites effectively to find job leads.
The Art of Networking Register Today!
Join us: January 16
Meeting people and developing relationships is vital to creating a network of allies to help you when seeking employment, internship, or grad school opportunities. This session will focus on your "networking style" and you will learn tips to maximize contacts with people in order to turn acquaintances into allies. Learn about conversation starters, techniques for remembering names, and networking etiquette.
Negotiating Salary and a Benefits Package Register Today!
Join us: March 15 - Community Time, Academy 101
Do you know what you're worth in the job market? Learn how to develop negotiation power by researching your worth, determining cost of living, valuing benefit packages, and confidently naming a salary range you can live within. Strategies for marketing your skills to justify the compensation you desire will also be discussed.
Leveraging LinkedIn Register Today!
Join us: September 28 or April 5 (both during Community Time in Academy 101)
Just as Facebook is your place to get connected socially - LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange opportunities professionally. Learn how to become LinkedIn as it will be a vital tool for you to navigate as you make connections toward your job/career and will also serve as an important place to establish your professional profile.