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The Career Development Center is dedicated to helping students fulfill the lifelong pursuit of purpose by providing services, access to information, resources, and experiences that address individual career needs.


Spring 2014 Workshop Schedule


The schedule of workshops is now kept on the ORCA calendar as well.

To login to ORCA go here.


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Building Strengths: Discover, Develop and Apply Your Talents

This workshop will begin the process of identifying your top five talents and provide information about how to invest time developing related knowledge and skills. Register by March 25th in CLEV 306.

Tues.Apr.16:00 pm - 8:00 pmCAUD 214

Your Big Personality: Deciding on Career Goals

When a person decides on their career goals they are likely to use information about themselves and information about alternative options. This workshop will begin the process of identifying your “Psychological Type” and provide information about occupational options that may be a good fit for your personality. Register by April 1st in CLEV 306.

Tues.Apr.86:00 pm - 8:00 pmCAUD 214

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Resume Writing

An effective resume is one of the best tools for marketing yourself to employers. Learn what to include and formatting tips.

Tues. Feb.1112:15 pm - 1:30 pmBACO 211
Thurs. Mar.612:15 pm - 1:30 pmCLEV 418
Wed. Mar.269:00 am - 10:00 amCLEV 418
Thurs. Apr.1012:15 pm - 1:30 pmBACO 211
Tues. Apr.2912:15 pm - 1:30 pmCLEV 418
Thurs. May.812:15 pm - 1:30 pmBACO 211

Cover Letter Writing

Acquire the techniques to individualize your cover letter and highlight unique skills and abilities.

Thurs.Feb.2012:15 pm-1:15 pmCLEV 418
Mon.Mar.1012:00 pm-1:00 pmCLEV 418
Wed.Mar.2610:00 am-10:45 amCLEV 418
Tues.Apr.1512:15 pm-1:15 pmCLEV 418
Tues.Apr.291:30 pm-2:15 pmCLEV 418
Tues.May.612:15 pm-1:15 pmBACO 211

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Interviewing Techniques

Learn what employers really want to see and hear from you during an interview. Proper research, attire, and how to answer questions will be discussed.

Tues.Feb.2512:15 pm-1:30 pmCLEV 418
Thurs.Mar.2012:15 pm-1:30 pmCLEV 418
Wed.Mar.2611:00 am-12:00 pmCLEV 418
Tues.Apr.292:30 pm-3:30 pmCLEV 418

Job Searching

Did you know that only 15% of jobs are advertised? Maximize your chances of getting hired by understanding the job market and strategies for finding a job.

Thurs.Apr.1712:15 pm-1:30 pmCLEV 418

Get in Shape for Job Fair 2014

Get ready for Job Fair 2014. Impress employers with a good introduction, proper attire, and protocol for follow-up.

Wed.Mar.53:00 pm-4:00 pmCLEV 418
Tues.Mar.1112:15 pm-1:30 pmBACO 211

Get the Inside Scoop on Federal Jobs

Learn secrets on how to navigate the federal hiring process from employees who have worked for NASA and the Army Corps of Engineers. Highlights include completing the application and resume tips to get noticed.

Tues.Apr.812:15 pm-1:30 pmBACO 117

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LinkedIn for Beginners

93% of recruiters are using LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking site, to hire. In this hands-on workshop, create your profile, and learn how to connect with others in your field.

Mon.Feb.242:30 pm-4:00 pmBUTL 318
Thurs.May.112:15 pm-1:30 pmBUTL 318

LinkedIn for Advanced Users

Already have a LinkedIn profile and want to learn how to make the best use of it in your job search? Join this hands-on workshop to learn how to expand your network, generate job leads, and connect with potential employers.

Tues.Apr.12:00 pm-3:30 pmBUTL 318

"Quick and Dirty" Drop-In

Stop by for spring semester cleaning! Take our digital dirt challenge; see what online “dirt” the CDC can find on you. Learn about how your digital footprint affects your job search. Bring a copy of your resume and/or cover letter for a quick review.

Thurs.Feb.2711:00 am-1:00 pmStudent Union Lobby
Tues.Mar.411:00 am-1:00 pmStudent Union Lobby
Wed.Mar.1211:00 am-1:00 pmStudent Union Lobby
Mon.Apr.1411:00 am-1:00 pmStudent Union Lobby

Use Social Media to Accelerate Your Job Search

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, oh my! Creating an effective social media campaign to make connections and uncover potential job opportunities is critical in today’s job search. Learn about numerous social media platforms and their job search potential, time-saving tips, and the latest trends to help you get ahead.

Wed.Apr.161:00 pm-2:30 pmBACO 117

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Selecting and Applying to Graduate School

This workshop will focus on how to research and select a school that helps you achieve your career goals. Learn the components of the graduate application process featuring elements of a well written personal statement.

Tues.Mar.1812:15 pm-1:30 pmBACO 211

I’m Graduating and Need a Plan (FAST)!

No need to freak out about life after graduation. This interactive workshop will allow you to focus on your goals, understand your options, and learn how to formulate a plan for what’s next.

Fri.May.22:00 pm-4:00 pmCLEV 418

Practice Admission Exams

FREE practice GRE, MCAT, LSAT graduate admissions tests on campus.

Thurs.Feb.206:00 pmRockwell Hall

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The 3 in 1 Workshop Special

A series of workshops to focus on all of the elements of a successful job search conveniently offered on the same day. Attend all or as many workshops as you wish on these days.

Wed.Mar.269:00 pm-12:00 pmCLEV 418
Resume Workshop9:00 am - 10:00 am
Cover Letter Workshop10:00 am - 10:45 am
The Art of Interviewing11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Tues.Apr.2912:15 am-3:30 pmCLEV 418
Resume Workshop12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Cover Letter Workshop1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
The Art of Interviewing2:30 pm - 3:30 pm



Last Updated: January 2014