Workshops

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All workshops last approximately one hour.  Please register at www.nmu.edu/skillbuilders.  (Registration is free and will open at the beginning of the fall semester)

 

Getting From Major to Career| Thursday, September 12 @ 4:00 p.m. | The Woods Classroom, The Woods Residence Halls

Making the move from major to career can sometimes be a clear and direct path, but what if for you it isn't?  This workshop gives you the opportunity to consider the possibilities your major brings, and how you can find clarity in the confusion.

 

Writing Great Resumes and Cover Letters | Wednesday, September 18th @ 5:30 p.m. | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock

Learn to create an effective resume that will get you noticed in today's job market.  This workshop will cover resume content and writing techniques, and you'll learn how to avoid some common resume missteps.  Find out the best way to make  your resume work harder for you!  Then learn about what makes an effective cover letter to go with it!

 

Interviews and Job Fairs: Cruise Through With Confidence | Monday, October 7th @ 5:30 p.m. | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock

Well-crafted resumes will get you the interview, not necessarily the job.  Interactions with employers through the interview process and through networking opportunities like job fairs are what sell an employer on your fit with their organization and company culture.  In this workshop, learn what to expect, how to make a great impression and how to ace that interaction with potential employers.

 

"Soft" Skills Matter Too!  Don't Sell Yourself Short... | Wednesday, October 9th @ 5:00 p.m. | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock

Increasingly, employers are looking for candidates who demonstrate important "soft" skills such as listening, communication and/or problem-solving skills, as well as Emotional Intelligence (EI).  As opposed to "hard" skills such as technical skills, "soft" skills are moved universal and recently there has been an identifiable gap in candidates.  Set yourself apart from other job-seekers by identifying your "soft" skills and learning how to demonstrate them where it counts.

 

Positive Psychology and Your Career | Monday, October  21st @ 4:00 p.m. | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock

Are you a believer in the power of positive thinking?  Do you know how your thoughts can fuel or negatively impact your success?  This workshop explores the importance of positivity in your life and career, and ways to capitalize on this approach now and into the future.

 

Career Preparation and Searching Isn't a Movie Montage... | Monday, November 4th @ 5:00 p.m. | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock

Have you ever watched a movie montage and thought-well that looked easy!  Have you ever been inspired by them?  Movie montages can make complex tasks seem too quick to achieve, and can make a lifetime sail by in just minutes.  They also aren't terribly realistic.  Don't be discouraged!  This workshop will teach you tips and tricks for your career preparation and job search that will reassure you that the steps are doable and leave you inspired, but do so with a realistic approach!

 

LinkedIn 101: Enhancing Your Professional Presence on Social Media | Monday, November 11th @ 6:30 p.m. | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock

Social media can be an underutilized way of building and establishing a strong professional presence online.  Have you created a LinkedIn account?  Join the over 590 million users and learn how to use this professional social network from the start - creating your profile.  Feel free to bring your laptop so you can get started right away.  If you have a resume, it can be helpful as you build your account.

 

CliftonStrengths and Your Career| Tuesday, November 12th @ 5:00 p.m. | 2315 Jamrich Hall

So you have taken the CliftonStrengths Assessment and you have your top five, but you want to know more? Come learn more about your top five themes, how they relate to others, and how you can put them to work in your job search, interviewing, and in finding long term satisfaction in your professional life and future career!

 

Questions should be referred to NMU Career Services at 906-227-2800 or careers@nmu.edu.

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