Workshops

Winter 2018 Workshops


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All workshops last approximately one hour.  Please register at www.nmu.edu/skillbuilders.  

WCW = Held during Winter Career Week | GPW = Held during Graduation Prep Week

Writing Great Resumes and Cover Letters | Tuesday, February 13 @ 5:30 PM | 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 writing techniques and you'll also learn how to avoid some common resume missteps.  Find out the best ways to start making your resume work harder for you!  Then learn about what makes an effective cover letter to go with it.  Be prepared to work on your existing resume, or create a new one from scratch – make sure you bring your laptop!  


​​​​​​​Interview Skills and Practice | Wednesday, February 22 @ 5 PM | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock
A resume may get you the interview, but the interview will get you the job. Learn more at this interactive workshop aimed at improving your interviewing skills. 


Create and Practice Your Elevator Pitch
| Monday, March 12 @ 4 PM | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock | WCW
What happens if your dream employer gets into the elevator with you? Do you know how to concisely tell them why you’d be a great fit for their company?  Come to this workshop to find out how to build your elevator pitch, and customize it to specific employers. 


Job Fair Preparation
| Monday, March 19 @ 5 PM | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock | WCW
Learn how to get the most out of job fairs by attending this workshop.  Find out what to expect from an event and learn how best to prepare.  We'll also cover what you should do and expect on the day of the job fair, as well as how to follow up.


Etiquette Luncheon
| Tuesday, March 20 @ 12 PM | Charcoal Room-University Center | WCW
What do you do if you’re invited to an interview over lunch? What happens if you’re networking with people you don’t know over dinner? Do you know how to present yourself in the best way?  If not – come have a FREE, 5-course lunch with us to learn all about proper dining etiquette.  Lunch is FREE, but you MUST pre-register, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Networking-What Is It and Why?
| Wednesday, March 28 @ 6 PM | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock

Many people are turned away by the term “networking” – are you one of them? You shouldn’t be!  Attend this workshop to find out more about what networking really is (hint – you’re doing it all the time already…), why it’s such an important tool, and how you can build up your network to find career guidance, internship opportunities, and yes, even a job.


How to Research Employers
| Monday, April 9 @ 6 PM | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock | GPW

Are you getting ready to apply for jobs, and you’re looking to identify employers? As you’re applying for jobs, it’s crucial to know more about the organizations you’re interested in. You’ll be better prepared for the application process and interviews. Find out what types of info you need, and where to find it!


Salary Negotiation-Don't Be Intimidated!
| Wednesday, April 11 @ 4 PM | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock | GPW
Getting ready to apply for jobs? Be ready to negotiate your salary and/or benefits to make sure you’re not leaving money on the table. Learn all about all aspects of negotiation – when do it, why, how, and what types of benefits can be negotiated. And then, get some practice!

 

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

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