Unsure of your career options? Exploration isn’t a one size fits all— it is different for everyone! Participants will explore career profiles, education options and employment resources and build a personal plan using career development software. Participants will assess work interests, skills, learning preferences and abilities to discover occupations that suit you! **This is a 2-hour session done in consultation with a career advisor.
COVER LETTERS– EXT.0562
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will understand the different purposes of a cover letter and understand the essential elements; including how to effectively write a targeted cover letter; how to conduct proper research on the market/industry/company and apply it in your letter; how to validate your skills through examples and understand who your audience is.
CUSTOMER SERVICE & YOUNEW EXT.0563
In this seminar, participants will learn what exceptional customer service is, , how to project a customer-friendly image, and how to handle difficult customers. Participants will be able to define customer service as it pertains to their job and explain why customer service is important to the workplace.
EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION & YOU– EXT.0564
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be familiar with employment standards that govern both unpaid and paid employer-employee relations in matters of employee health, safety and well-being.
FORMATTING YOUR RESUME PT.1– EXT.0572
This seminar is focused on resume formats and participants will determine the most effective format for their resume and skill set. Participants will practice tailoring their resume to a specific job, learn formatting tricks and create a draft resume as part of the seminar.
HEALTH AND SAFETY ON THE JOB—EXT.0573
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to review safe work procedures and become familiar with basic practices to ensure their safety on the job while ensuring a healthy workplace environment.
INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS– EXT.0574
Participants will learn what an informational interview is and how to conduct one. The differences between a job interview and an informational interview will also be discussed; learn how an informational interview will help you prepare for your career!
Participants will apply their knowledge of how to prepare and structure answers for different types of interviews. Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to communicate their skills, knowledge and interests in an interview; understand what the employer is looking for and how to tailor answers accordingly; and know how to present your personal brand in an interview setting. Importance of professionalism in dress, body language and image will also be discussed.
JOB SEARCH 101– EXT.0576
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will apply some best practices through each stage of the job search process. Each stage of the job search process will be explored and participants will apply a variety of strategies to conduct a successful search.
LINKEDIN 101– EXT.0577
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will use LinkedIn effectively for networking purposes. Participants will build an effective profile and learn how to make connections, join groups, follow companies, and search for jobs as well as strategies to leverage this social networking platform to connect to your professional community and explore careers options.
This seminar is designed to develop understanding around the value of networking in your career. Participants will learn about what networking is, where to establish networks, why its important, who to network work with and how. Learn great conversation starters and questions to ask at networking career events.
PERSONAL BRANDING– EXT.2313
Participants will learn why having a personal brand is important to every aspect of the job search and spend time exploring their unique selling points. This seminar will discuss how to communicate and market oneself in ones resume, cover letter, interviews and networking.
Participants will learn what a portfolio is, the benefits of having one, and the types of portfolios. Using a portfolio in career planning and interview preparation will also be discussed. Design tips will also be discussed.
PRESENTATION SKILLS– EXT.0592
Oral communication is an essential workplace skill. Whether you have to deliver an oral presentation for class, a job interview or the workplace, this session will give you tips on organizing your information, using visual aids, and practicing presentation delivery.
PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WORKPLACE– EXT.0586
What does professionalism in the workplace look like? What behaviors and attitudes do you possess or need to improve to transition successfully into the workplace? This session will discuss the characteristics of professionalism, as identified by employers, for today’s workplace. Participants will reflect on their own behaviors and attitudes while exploring: professionalism on campus, appearance and attire, communication, personal interaction, work ethic, motivation and social media presence.
SUCCESS IN THE WORKPLACE– EXT.0587
This seminar is focused on understanding how to collaborate with others in the workplace through application of various “soft” skills (i.e. active listening, empathy, etc.). Exploration of employability skills, essential skills and customer service skills desired by today’s employers will be discussed; lifelong learning and work-life balance will also be explored.
TIME MANAGEMENT– EXT.0588
Are your time management habits enabling or hindering your success? This session will discuss self-management tips that will enable you to manage your time more effectively. Participants will complete various exercises to establish personal goal setting, time awareness and time tracking, and overcome procrastination.
In this seminar, participants will reflect on their values, priorities and life circumstances to define what work/life balance means for them. Participants will assess their own balance wheel to identify strategic actions to improve balance at work, at home, and at school.
WRITING AN EFFECTIVE RESUME PT. 2– EXT.0591
Participants will learn what the different sections of a resume are, how to organize them strategically and how to target the content of your resume for the job or organization you are applying for. This seminar will also discuss how to highlight relevant transferable skills acquired through work and volunteer experiences.