Workshops and Events - Spring 2017

FEBRUARY 

Date & Time Workshop/Event & Location

Thursday, February 2

10:30am - 3:00pm

Harvesting the Leaders of Tomorrow Career Fair,
Satellite Student Union

The fair is designed to provide you with the opportunity to network and learn about summer internships (Pathways Program on usajobs.gov), scholarships and conference sponsorships, career opportunities, employment prospects, public service from USDA, other Federal Agencies, and private industry. All majors are welcome!

Tuesday, February 7

9:30 - 10:30am

Advance Your Career Opportunities - Researching Companies Using Library Resources Workshop, Library 2127

The Henry Madden Library has some excellent databases to help you find detailed, up-to-date information and statistical data on industries and companies. Learn how to take advantage of these valuable tools.

Monday, February 13

3:00 - 4:00pm

Graduate School Preparation Workshop,
Thomas 103

An overview of the graduate school application process will be presented as well as resources to aid you as you apply, including GradNet and the Division of Graduate Studies. The workshop includes types of graduate programs, how to prepare and research programs, the application process, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, etc.

Wednesday, February 15

3:00 - 4:00pm

Creating a Stand Out Curriculum Vitae Workshop,
Thomas 103

Develop your Curriculum Vitae ("CV" or "vitae") for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and academia! A CV is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. This session will cover the purpose of the CV, structure, organization, content, and format.

Thursday, February 16

3:30 - 4:30pm

Writing Effective Personal Statements Workshop,
Zoom - http://bit.ly/2gGyR3h

Graduate and professional schools often require some sort of written statement -- often called a "statement of purpose," "personal statement," or "letter of intent"-- as a part of the application. Some statements require rather specific information--for example, the applicant's intended area of study within a graduate field. Still others are quite unstructured, leaving the applicant free to address a wide range of matters. The importance of the statement varies from school to school and from field to field. In this workshop you will learn tips on writing successful personal statements.

Thursday, February 16

3:30 - 4:30pm

Be a STAR - Successful Interviewing Techniques Workshop, 
Library 3212

Interviews can be scary, especially when they include questions like the dreaded, "Tell me about yourself". Learn how to prepare for and conduct interviews that get the job offer! This workshop addresses general preparation, types of interviews (i.e., panel, group, phone and Skype), researching companies, what to expect, and answering behavior-based and other tough, important interview questions. Leave the workshop feeling prepared to take on the interview world!

Friday, February 17

10:00am - 2:00pm

Criminology, Victimology and Law Career Fair, 
North Gym 118

 

Tuesday, February 21

9:30 - 10:30am

Be a STAR - Successful Interview Techniques Workshop, 
Thomas 103

Thursday, February 23

2:00 - 3:00pm

Resume Writing Essentials Workshop,
Thomas 103

An informational one-hour workshop to get you started on creating a resume or fine-tuning an existing one. Focus on identifying your skills, exploring your accomplishments, breaking down a job description, and learning what today's employers want to see.

Thursday, February 23

3:30 - 4:30pm

Leading by Example: Professionalism in the Job Search Workshop, 
Library 3212

Tuesday, February 28

11:00am - 12:00pm

Leading by Example: Professionalism in the Job Search Workshop, 
Library 3212

MARCH

Date & Time Workshop/Event & Location

Tuesday, March 7

3:30 - 4:30pm

Leading by Example: Professionalism in the Job Search Workshop,
Thomas 103

Wednesday, March 8

1:00 - 4:00pm

Zoom In for Career Fair Success!  
Thomas 103

One stop shop to prepare for the Wednesday, March 15, Career and Internship Fair. Develop your 30 second commercial, have your resume reviewed, learn how to research companies, pick up tips for career fair success, and visit the Clothing Closet to select your professional attire.

Monday, March 13

4:00 - 5:00pm

Graduate School Preparation Workshop,
Thomas 103

Tuesday, March 14

3:30 - 4:30pm

Writing Effective Personal Statements Workshop,
Zoom -
http://bit.ly/2g3pJo9

Wednesday, March 15

1:30 - 5:00pm

Recruit the 99 Career & Internship Fair,
Save Mart Center

Meet with multiple employers and discuss potential internship and career opportunities within their organization. Making connections with employers early in your college career will make your future job search that much smoother. Talking to employers can help you clarify what qualities they are looking for in applicants and will help you to develop these attributes throughout your time at Fresno State.

Thursday, March 16

3:30 - 4:30pm

Creating a Stand Out Curriculum Vitae Workshop,
Thomas 103

Wednesday, March 22

10:00 - 11:00am

Advance Your Career Opportunities – Researching Companies Using Library Resources Workshop,  Library 2127

Thursday, March 23

11:00am - 12:00pm

Be a STAR - Successful Interview Techniques Workshop,  
Library 3212

Monday, March 27

9:00 - 10:00am

Resume Writing Essentials Workshop,
Thomas 103

Tuesday, March 28

2:00 - 3:00pm

Be a STAR - Successful Interview Techniques Workshop,
Thomas 103

Thursday, March 30

2:00 - 3:00pm

Leading by Example: Professionalism in the Job Search Workshop,
Thomas 103

APRIL

Date & Time Workshop/Event & Location

Monday,
April 3

2:00 -
3:00pm

Be a STAR - Successful Interview Techniques Workshop,
Thomas 103

Tuesday,
April 4

12:30 -
1:30pm

Resume Writing Essentials Workshop,
Thomas 103

Wednesday,
April 5

12:00 -
1:30pm

Dining for Success Luncheon,
University Dining Hall

Which fork? Which glass? When can I start eating? How can I make a great impression? Find out the answers to these questions and more as you enjoy a meal while learning how to impress a potential employer during a meal or special event.

Thursday,
April 6

2:00 -
3:00pm

Changing Major? Explore Careers using Kuder Journey Workshop,
Library 2127

Are you unsure of your major or career path? Are you afraid you’ll choose a major/career that is not a good fit? Come to this workshop and learn how using the Kuder Journey assessment will help you make informed decisions about your future. Open the possibilities of learning about your interests, skills, and values. As an added bonus, you will know how to take your assessment results to answer interview questions about your strengths, weakness, and why they should hire you.

Monday,
April 17

12:00 -
1:00pm

How to Thrive in a Multi-Generational Workforce Workshop,
Thomas 103

Today's workplace now has five generations working side by side.  As a millennial or Gen Z, learn how to work collaboratively with other generations and understand why they think they do in today's workplace. 

Thursday,
April 20

3:30 -
4:30pm

Using Social Media to Land Lucrative Careers Workshop,
Thomas 103

Accelerate your job or internship search through social media. Learn what employer’s opinions are and how they use social media to find talent, develop a positive and professional digital footprint (online identity/reputation), and how to best use LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook to begin or advance your career.

Tuesday,
April 25

3:30 -
4:30pm

Career Success! Transitioning from Student to Professional Workshop,
Thomas 103

 If you miss a workshop, but are interested in the information presented, call 559.278.2381 to make a one-on-one appointment. 

If you require specific accommodations, please call the Career Development Center at least 72 hours in advance of the activity.