We offer workshops throughout the academic year to help you prepare for career and graduate school exploration. See which workshops are being offered...
Career Exploration and Transition: Planning for Every Stage of the Career Development Process
Topics: how to research and get into various careers, conduct field research and develop strategies to give you a competitive edge whether you are just starting your career or making a transition. See over 30 careers for each CLU major.
Topics: resume format, content, newest trends, using action verbs, buzzwords, and how to target your resume and cover letter. Learn how to include internship and volunteer experiences, and skills employers are looking for. We will also touch on cover, reference, recommendation, and thank you letters.
Grad School Workshop
Thinking about applying to grad school or a PhD program? This workshop will cover the application process, timelines for what and when to get started, writing essays, test prep and more. Learn how to set up a placement file so that Career Services can send all of your letters of recommendation for you!
From Graduation to Corporation
Topics: overcoming generation gaps, securing a great reputation at work, altering your work attitude, office/telephone/email etiquette, prioritizing projects, and how to climb the ladder to career success. Andy Teach is an author with 20+ years experience with Top Advertising and Entertainment firms in LA and NY.
LinkedIn 101+: The Basics and Additional Tips to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile
Topics: how to set up a profile, connect, network, ask for introductions, recommendations, find job listings and benefits of premium membership. Show up 1 hour early to get a free profile photo taken and emailed to you.
Med School/MCAT Preparation
Topics: the application process, timelines for what and when to get started, writing essays, and resources which will help you apply. A Kaplan representative will go over MCAT preparation including test format, scoring and sample questions.
Interviewing for Offers
Topics: traditional, behavioral, and phone interviews and how to handle a panel interview. An interactive workshop about how to effectively prepare before you go in, what to wear, answers to tough questions and how to follow up after your interview.
Personal Statement Writing
Need guidelines for a personal statement? Kaplan instructors will outline how to write the best personal statement, go over what admission officers are looking for, brainstorm topic ideas, identify suitable proof readers, and discuss common mistakes. Also information on grants and scholarships that require personal statements.
US Job Search - For Intl Students
Are you an international student or alumni looking for an internship or job? Confused or uncertain about how the job search works in the US? This workshop will review the job search process including creating cover letters and resumes, job search strategies, interview preparation, and how to deal with OPT, CPT, and Sponsorship issues.
Topics: how to conduct salary research, responding to salary requests without losing your negotiating power, references for employer/applicant discussions, and diversion/postponement tactics. How to give an employer a salary range, salary history, alternate forms of compensation (perks) and how to ask for a raise.
Proactive Job Search
Did you know 75-85% of all jobs are not advertised? Take charge of your job search and get your resume to hiring managers for companies that YOU want to work for. Learn proactive methods that will help you find the right job including resources for conducting field research, contacting employers, networking and using LinkedIn.
The Elephant in the Room: How to Handle "Issues" During Your Career
This workshop will address a variety of topics and issues, such as how to (or if to) disclose a disability or health related issue during a job search and various topics that pertain to LGBTQIA, a learning disability, mental health, or other issues that may cause discrimination.
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