Workshops & Events - Fall 2015

SEPTEMBER

Resume Writing Basics Workshop

  • Wednesday, September 9 from 9:00am to 10:00am (USU 309)

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, and learning what today's employers want to see.

Successful Interview Techniques Workshop

  • Thursday, September 10 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (USU 312)

Discover how to impress employers with your skills and qualifications during the interview. Identify and avoid the "rookie" errors that trip-up the majority of first-time career position interviewees.

Getting Started With Career Services Workshop

  • Tuesday, September 15 from 10:00am to 11:00am (USU 309)

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.

Build Your Resume Using OptimalResume™ Workshop

  • Wednesday, September 16 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (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™.

Graduate School Preparation Workshop

  • Thursday, September 17 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (USU 309)

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

Better Than Basic Resume Writing Workhop

  • Monday, September 21 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm (USU 309)

Wondering how long a resume is reviewed by employers and how you can make your resume stand out? Attend this workshop to learn about the different resume styles and types, how to highlight various components of your resume, and obtain tips and guidance on how to make your resume shine.

Successful Personal Statements Workshop

  • Wednesday, September 23 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm (USU 309)

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.

Interviewing:  Beyond The Basics Workshop

  • Monday, September 28 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm (USU 309)

In this workshop, you will learn about the different types of interviews and how to build a positive relationship with the interviewer.

Choosing A Major:  The Right Fit For You Workshop

  • Wednesday, September 30 from 9:00am to 10:00am (USU 309)

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 the career development process using D.I.G.S. (Discover, Investigate, Gauge, and Succeed).

OCTOBER

Resume Writing Basics Workshop

  • Thursday, October 1 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (USU 309)

Build Your Resume Using OptimalResume™ Workshop

  • Tuesday, October 6 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm (Library 2134)

Successful Interview Techniques Workshop

  • Wednesday, October 7 from 11:00am to 12:00pm (USU 309)

Interviewing:  Beyond The Basics Workshop

  • Tuesday, October 13 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (USU 309)

Making The Most Out Of A Career Fair Workshop

  • Wednesday, October 14 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (USU 312)

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.

Better Than Basic Resume Writing Workshop

  • Tuesday, October 15 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm (USU 309)

Business & Liberal Arts Career & Internship Fair

  • Monday, October 19 from 11:30am to 3:30pm (Satellite Student Union)

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with multiple employers and discuss potential job opportunities within their organization. Making connections with employers early in your college career and keeping in touch with your network will make your future job search that much smoother. Also, talking to employers can help clarify for you what qualities they are looking for in applicants and can help you to develop those attributes throughout your time at Fresno State.

Agriculture & Food Industry Career & Internship Fair

  • Tuesday, October 20 from 11:30am to 3:30pm (Satellite Student Union)

Engineering & Sciences Career & Internship Fair

  • Wednesday, October 21 from 11:30am to 3:30pm (Satellite Student Union)

Tapping Into The Hidden Job Market Workshop

  • Monday, October 26 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (USU 309)

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 interview.

Choosing A Major:  The Right Fit For You Workshop

  • Tuesday, October 27 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (USU 309)

NOVEMBER

Resume Writing Basics Workshop

  • Monday, November 2 from 10:00am to 11:00am (USU 309)

Successful Interview Techniques Workshop

  • Tuesday, November 3 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm (USU 309)

Creating A Better LinkedIn Profile Workshop

  • Thursday, November 5 from 9:00am to 10:00am (USU 309)

Your profile is the place to show off your greatest successes and future aspirations. It’s also one of the first chances you have to make a good first impression for anyone discovering you on or off of LinkedIn—whether it’s a future colleague searching for you on the Internet, a potential client looking at your past work before a meeting, or a recruiter deciding whether to reach out to you for your next dream job.

Beyond College:  Simplifying The Job Search Workshop

  • Tuesday, November 10 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (USU 309)

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.

Global Skills:  Your Ticket To International Employment Workshop

  • Tuesday, November 17 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (USU 309)

Learn various strategies on the “how to obtain global skills” and become marketable in an international job market. Discover why global skills are important and the resources Fresno State offers to enhance your ability to obtain the skills needed in Fresno and abroad. This is a hands-on workshop and you will learn your International IQ from an online assessment. The world holds wonderful opportunities and this will be your first step.

Getting Started With Career Services Workshop

  • Thursday, November 19 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (USU 309)

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 Career Services at least 72 hours in advance of the activity.