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    Spring 2017

    Wednesday, February 8
    3:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    How to Avoid Common Interview Mistakes
    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level, Rebecca Stafford Student Center
    Presented by Will Hill

    You’ve got the interview…now you’ve got to get the job offer! Whether you’re looking for an internship, a summer job or a full-time career position, you need to be prepared! During your interview, employers will be analyzing your verbal and non-verbal communication skills, as well as how you answer critical questions, to determine if you are the best fit for the position. Bring your toughest interview questions to the workshop and get help on how to answer them successfully.

    Wednesday, February 22
    3:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Resume 101
    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level, Rebecca Stafford Student Center
    Presented by Nancy Gallo

    A great resume is the foundation to any job search and is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. Your resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume that will get you noticed.

    Monday, March 6
    5:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    Educators’ Career Day Prep Session
    H.R Young Auditorium, Bey Hall
    Presented by Will Hill

    Make the most of the Educators’ Career Day scheduled for March 15th. Learn how to plan your day, maximize contacts, handle long lines and get the most help from every employer you meet. Get tips on speaking recruiters, marketing yourself and creating your portfolio. Those planning to attend the Educators’ Career Day are strongly urged to attend.

    Wednesday, March 8
    3:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    How to Create the Perfect "Elevator Pitch"
    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level, Rebecca Stafford Student Center
    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Creating the perfect elevator pitch is an essential part of the job search tool kit. Learn how to present your skills, strengths and accomplishments in a clear and professional manner that will impress and make a positive first impression. This workshop will provide you with the tools and confidence to sell yourself and your abilities.

    Wednesday, March 15
    9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Educators’ Career Day
    Anacon Hall, 2nd Floor, Rebecca Stafford, Student Center

    This annual event brings many representatives from local and regional school systems to campus. While open to all, education majors of the Class of 2017 are strongly encouraged to attend. Bring your resume and portfolio and be prepared to speak directly with principals, assistant superintendents, and other school administrators about career possibilities within their districts.

    Wednesday, March 29
    3:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Preparing for Spring Career Day
    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level, Rebecca Stafford Student Center
    Presented by Will Hill

    Career days are excellent opportunities to network and gain on-the-spot interviews. Discover how to make the most of this annual event. We will discuss how to approach recruiters, developing your “elevator speech”, dressing for the event, and much more.

    Wednesday, April 5
    12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Spring Career Day 2017
    OceanFirst Bank Center

    This is Career Services’ premier event of the semester. Over 100 employers from business, government, and the non-profit sector are expected to attend this annual program. This is your opportunity to meet with potential employers face-to-face where you can discuss full-time, part-time and internship opportunities. Don’t miss this important event in its new location at the OceanFirst Bank Center.

    Wednesday, April 12
    3:00 p.m.  – 4 p.m.
    LinkedIn 101
    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center
    Presented by Jeff Mass

    LinkedIn is a professional social network and job search tool that has grown to over 500 million members since launching in 2003. It can be an effective instrument in building your professional network. This workshop will cover the following topics: profile setup, creating your network, introductions, recommendations, people search, and job postings.