Workshops and Events - Spring 2016

FEBRUARY

Date & Time Workshop/Event & Location

Monday, February 1

10:00am - 11:00am

Getting Started With the Career Development Center Workshop, Thomas 103

Get a full overview of the services we provide for academic success and career development, including: career planning; career assessments; career tools; strategies to pursue graduate study, internships, jobs, and more!

Thursday, February 4

10:30am - 3:30pm

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 9

10:00am - 11:00am

Social Media - Find Jobs and Explore Careers Workshop, University Business Center 192

Accelerate your job or internship search or expand your option exploration through social media and by using-the-web-wisely. Learn what employer’s opinions are and how they use social media to find talent. Learn how to 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. 

Wednesday, February 17

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Graduate School Preparation Workshop, University Business Center 192

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.

Thursday, February 18

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Successful Personal Statements Workshop, Library 2206

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.

Monday, February 22

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Navigating Your Way to an Internship Workshop, Thomas 103

This workshop will answer all your questions about how to start the process of looking and finding internships. Leave with specific steps on how to decide what to look for, where and when to search, and who to contact. Get started on your search with confidence!

Tuesday, February 23

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Successful Interviewing Techniques Workshop, USU 309

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!

Wednesday, February 24

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Making the Most out of a Career Fair Workshop, Library 2134

Signs for career fairs are up around campus. Your professors and advisors keep telling you that you should go. But what are you supposed to do at a career fair? Use this workshop to find out what to expect at career fairs. Learn how to plan a strategy for the most effective and efficient use of your time before and at a fair, how to craft an introduction that makes a good impression, what to wear, and how to follow-up after the fair.

Thursday, February 25

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Resume Writing Workshop, Library 2108

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.

MARCH

Date & Time Workshop/Event & Location

Tuesday, March 1

1:30pm - 6:00pm

Recruit Up the 99 Career and Internship Expo, 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 3

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Successful Interviewing Techniques Workshop, Thomas 103


Monday, March 7

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creating a CV 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.

 

Wednesday, March 9

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Graduate School Preparation Workshop, Thomas 103

Tuesday, March 15

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tapping Into the Hidden Job Market Workshop, Library 2108

It is estimated that over 80% of positions go unpublished. So how do you apply to those positions? In this workshop, you will learn strategies to tap into the "hidden job market" and how to seek out and secure informational interviews.

Wednesday, March 16

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Dining Success Dinner, North Gym 118

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 three-course meal while learning how to impress a potential employer during a meal or special event. Purchase tickets in the Career Development Center, Thomas 103, by the March 4th deadline. $5.00 per ticket; exact change or checks are accepted. Hurry, space is limited.

Tuesday, March 29

9:30am - 10:30am

Build Your Resume Using OptimalResume™ Workshop, Library 2134

An interactive workshop to help you create a resume or fine-tune an existing one. Focus on identifying your skills, exploring your accomplishments, and how to build a resume using OptimalResume™.

 APRIL

Date & Time Workshop/Event & Location

Saturday, April 2

8:00am - 12:00pm

FPOC's Law School Admissions Workshop, University Business Center 191

For People of Color, Inc. ("FPOC") has provided free, high-quality law school admissions consulting services to thousands of prospective law school applicants for more than a decade. FPOC is widely recognized as a leader in its efforts to diversify the profession.

Monday,
April 4

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Choosing or Changing Your Major: The Right Fit For You Workshop, Thomas 103

Are you unsure of your major? Are you afraid you’ll choose one that is not the right fit? Come to this workshop to learn about yourself through assessment and the career planning process using D.I.G.S. (Discover, Investigate, Gauge, and Succeed).  

Tuesday, April 5

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Resume Writing Workshop, Thomas 103

Wednesday, April 13

4:00pm - 5:00pm 

Successful Interviewing Techniques Workshop, Thomas 103

Thursday, April 21

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Beyond College: Simplifying the Job Search Workshop, Library 2134

Are there any jobs in Fresno? The answer is yes, but they are harder to find and you need to be more resourceful than ever. When you leave this workshop, you will walk out with tools and resources to help you have a more effective job search wherever you prefer to live, including how to deal with a headhunter and how to negotiate salary.

 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.