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Workshops

Below is a list of sample workshops that may be held during the conference.

The Job Search: Skill-Oriented Sessions

  • Job Search: Discover resources available to find full-time, part-time, or volunteer positions.
  • Resume and Cover Letters: Convert your academic and previous work experience onto paper.
  • Networking: Hone your networking skills to connect with people who can offer career guidance.
  • Translating Your Skills: Learn how to talk about your academic and work experience skills.
  • Tell Your Story: Why should an employer hire you? Learn to tell your story in a compelling way.
  • Entrepreneurship: What does it mean to be an entrepreneur in today’s global market?
  • Mock Interviews: Residence Life/DOSA will conduct one-on-one interviews and assessments.
  • Etiquette: Learn about dressing for the job search, respecting culture and traditions.

Workplace Preparedness Sessions

  • Persuasive Public Speaking: Practice speaking with purpose and poise.
  • Finding and Writing Grants: Learn to find money to support your projects.
  • Conflicts and Crises: Explore effective techniques to resolve tensions and solve problems.
  • Leadership and Teamwork: Learn to build support for your plan of action.
  • Computer Skills for the Workforce: Discover Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Negotiation: Use role-playing scenarios to maximize your workplace options and opportunities.
  • Financial Literacy: Learn to manage your money, pay your bills, and live on a budget.
  • Liberal Arts In the Workplace: Transfer your critical thinking, writing, and research skills to the workplace.

What’s Out There? Panels and Discussions from the Field

  • Teaching
  • Business
  • Government
  • Working Abroad
  • Journalism
  • Writing and Publications
  • Start-ups
  • Artists Making a Living