The Career Center offers workshops and events each semester to guide students through each step of the career development process.

Professional Development Series

Job Search Overview
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 | Vermeer Science Center 180 | 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 | Vermeer Science Center 180 | 6:30 p.m.

Get the information you need on networking, online applications, and using all available resources to land a job. The best workshop to start with - the most important workshop for seniors to attend!

Résumé & Cover Letter Workshop
Thursday, Sept. 24 2015 | VSC 180 | 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 | VSC 180 | 6:30 p.m.

Make a positive first impression with a distinctive résumé and well-written cover letter. Learn do's and don'ts including layout and formatting tips.

Interviewing Strategies Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 | VSC 180 | 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 | VSC 180 | 6:30 p.m.

Learn interviewing basics and proven techniques to impress employers and highlight your qualifications. Concrete information to help you prepare!

Dress For Success
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 | Women: Moore Room, Maytag | Men: Boat Room, Maytag | 11 a.m.

Discover ways to make a positive first impression with advice from the experts! Separate sessions for men and women.

Dining Etiquette
Thursday, Oct. 13 or Wed. Nov. 18, 2015 | President's Dining Room, Central Market | 5:45 p.m.

Learn appropriate table manners for a business or professional meal. The first fifty to sign up may attend. Dress professionally!

Graduate School Series

Choosing and Applying

Perfect for juniors! Learn about how to start the process, including selecting programs, applying, and admissions processes.

GRE Part I

Learn how the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is structured, scored, and how to register. Includes an introduction to the verbal section of the exam including an introduction to testing strategies.

GRE Part II

Review of the structure and how to register for the GRE. Includes the structure and strategies for the quantitative and analytical sections of the test.

Other Workshops

How to Get a Summer Internship

Make the most of your summer break by gaining valuable work experience! Designed for sophomores and juniors, time to find internship sites for summer. Includes a panel of students who have completed internships to provide advice and tips.

Choosing Your Major

If you’re not 100% sure about your major, you’re normal! Learn how to make an informed and confident decision about your major.

Making Cent$ of Money
Financial Literacy 101, led by Mark Mills and Al Hibbard, Monday Nov. 9, 6:30 - 8 p.m., VSC 241 

Wondering about money matters after graduation, things like insurance, employee benefits, 401K plans, home mortgages, credit history, flex spending? This session by two Central math professors will help explain it all!

Events

Internship Networking Fair
Tuesday, Oct. 20, Vermeer Banquet Hall, Graham, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Great opportunity, especially for seniors, to learn about all sorts of money matters after college: salary and benefits, savings, investments, mortgages, leasing/renting, insurance, etc.


CC4U: Career Connections For You

Meet employers from specific career fields in a casual setting.  Introduce yourself, talk about your plans and experiences so far, and ask for advice.

Meet the Pros

Talk to professionals, many of whom are alumni, in career fields of interest.  These events usually begin in a panel format, with opportunity for break-out time with professionals of interest.  Find out about internships, trends in the field, and how to best prepare for your future!