Career and Professional Development

Workshops and Events

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

Professional Development Series

Job Search Overview

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 | Vermeer Science Center 180 | 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 | 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—this is the most important workshop for seniors to attend!

Interviewing Strategies

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 | VSC 180 | 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 | 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!

Networking or Not Working

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 | van Emmerik Theatre, Maytag | 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 | VSC 180 | 6:30 p.m.
Meeting professionals for the first time and talking about yourself and what you want can be intimidating—but it’s also the way opportunities start to happen.  Find out how to initiate, cultivate, and nurture relationships—timeless and priceless skills!

Résumés & Cover Letters

Tuesday, Oct. 9 | VSC 180 | 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 | 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.

Other events:

Internship Networking Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, Vermeer Banquet Hall, Graham, 11 a.m. – 1:00 pm.
Whether seeking an internship for next semester or summer or searching for a job, make connections with 50+ employers who want to meet you!

Dining Etiquette

Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 | Graham Annex | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Learn appropriate table manners for a business or professional setting while being served a 3-course meal.  The first fifty who call x5230 by noon on 10/25 may attend.  Dress professionally!

Financial Literacy 101

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 | VSC 241 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Led by professors Mark Mills and Al Hibbard, this is a great opportunity, especially for juniors and seniors, to learn about all sorts of money matters after college: salary and benefits, savings, investments, mortgages, leasing/renting, insurance, etc.