Fall 2016 Workshops


All workshops last approximately one hour.  Please register at


Writing Effective Resumes and Cover Letters | Wednesday, September 7 @ 6:00 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 Prep | Tuesday, September 13 @ 4 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.

What's an Internship and Why Should I Care? | Monday, September 19 @ 4 PM | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock
Thinking about a summer job, or want to know more about how an internship can help further your career?  Attend this workshop to learn about the right options for you.

What’s a Career Mentor? | Monday, September 26 @ 4 PM | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock
Finding a career mentor can help you develop clarity on your career development. Finding a mentor can be difficult, but we’ll talk about how to develop relationships, and who might be good to consider. We’ll also talk about what a good mentor-mentee relationship looks like, and what you should expect from your mentor. 

What's Your Elevator Pitch? | Wednesday, September 28 @ 5 PM | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock
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 | Tuesday, October 4 @ 4 PM | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock
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.  

CANCELLED - Creating a Job Search Strategy | Monday, October 17 @ 5 PM | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock
Looking for a job or internship now?  Thinking about life after graduation?  If you’re in the market for a new or different career, you’ll need to put together a comprehensive, proactive job search strategy to make sure you’re looking for jobs in all the right places.  Let us help you figure it out!  Participants will leave with a clear idea of what their next steps should be. 

Getting From Major to Career | Tuesday, October 25 @ 5 PM | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock
If you’re close to graduating, and you haven’t really thought about what you’re going to do afterwards, this workshop is for you!  Participants are likely juniors or seniors, and will explore different avenues, as well as find out where they can do additional exploration on their own.  Be sure to bring a laptop! 

LinkedIn 101 | Monday, November 7 @ 4 PM | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock
Do you know about LinkedIn?  This professional social network is used by 90% of recruiters to find new hires – will they find you?  Participants will learn about what makes an effective LinkedIn profile and leave with an account and profile.  Those with a previously created account are welcome to attend to find out how to maximize it.  Please come with your laptop – if you have a resume, it can be helpful to bring that as well.  

Networking: How to do it (and why!) | Wednesday, November 9 @ 4 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.  

LinkedIn 201 | Tuesday, November 15 @ 4 PM | 2303 C.B. Hedgcock
So you have a LinkedIn account…but do you know what to do with it?  Come to this workshop and get some great information about how to start building your network, and find out what you can do with it.  90% of recruiters are using LinkedIn to source their new hires… do you know how to get your information to them?  Participants should have already created an account (but did not need to attend LinkedIn 101).  Bring your laptop!

Questions should be referred to NMU Career Services at 906-227-2800 or