Career Development Center lists April seminars

The Career Development Center announces its seminars for April. Register to attend these seminars on the center’s Web site. Individual appointments and pop-in hours also are offered at the center, Room 350, Murray-Herrick Campus Center, (651) 962-6761.

Here are April seminar descriptions (all seminars will be held in Room 355, Murray-Herrick Campus Center:

  • “Job and Internship Search Strategies” 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 26: Finding a job or internship takes more than luck. Using certain job search methods can help you find a position faster. Learn techniques that are proven successful.
  • “Résumé Writing and Job-Seeking Letters” 1-2 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 30; 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, April 8; or 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, April 22: Does your résumé pass the 30-second test? Learn what employers look for when screening résumés. If you have a résumé draft, bring it to the seminar. The focus will be on developing a targeted résumé that transfers your experiences into marketable skills. Cover letters also will be discussed briefly.
  • “Interview Skills” 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 31; 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6; 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28: Learn effective interviewing skills. Get tips on preparation and follow-up techniques, appearance and selling yourself.
  • “Gain Experience: Finding Summer Employment” 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5: Summer employment provides an opportunity for students to earn income, get some work-world experience, learn more about various industries and organizations and can be a vehicle for developing a professional network. In this seminar, co-sponsored by Campus Life, students will brainstorm possible summer jobs and resources to search for positions.
  • “Evaluating and Negotiating Job Offers” 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: How do you decide if you should accept the offer an employer has made to you for an internship or job opportunity? Do you know how to evaluate if the offer is a good fit for you? Are you aware of the key items to consider in negotiations? This seminar will lead you through these important topics to educate you and increase your comfort level in evaluating and negotiating offers.

For information on career fairs and on-campus interviewing, see the Bulletin Today story published yesterday.


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