Check out our new online workshops! The below online workshops are a great way to gather basic career information at a time that is convenient to you. If you have further questions after reviewing these workshops, make an appointment with a career counselor by calling 320-589-6065.
Resumes, CVs, & Cover Letters
- Résumé, Cover Letter, and Thank You Letter Workshop, U of M PowerPoint presentation.
- Reference and Cover Letter, get tips on how to write reference and cover letters.
- Resume Writing, get an overview of what to include on your resume and inside tips for making your skills stand out to employers.
- Professional Portfolios, professional portfolios are a great way to show employers your skills during an interview. Learn how to create one and how to use it effectively in an interview.
- Curriculum Vitae Writing
- Mastering the Art of Interviewing Workshop, U of M PowerPoint presentation.
- Effective Interviewing, learn what you can do before, during and after an interview to increase your odds of landing a great job or internship.
- Phone Interviews, get tips for navigating those tricky phone interviews including what to expect and how to make the best impression when you are not face-to-face with an employer.
- Bad/Average Interview, check out this sample interview video. What should this person do differently to improve?
- Good Interview, now watch the same student answer the same questions in a more effective manner!
Job Search Strategies
- Jobs & Internship Searching, learn about tools and strategies that will help you find jobs or internships in your field of interest.
- GLBT Job and Internship Search, learn ways to find the right job for you: researching GLBT -friendly employers, being out or not in the application process, being yoruself on the job.
- Networking, approximately 75% of jobs are never advertised. Learn how to network effectively so that you can find out about these unadvertised positions.
- Mastering the Federal Application Process, the U.S. government is a huge employer of all majors, but its job and internship application process can be time-consuming and laborious. Learn the language and tips to navigate this opportunity-rich system.
- Mark Sorenson-Wagner’s opening address at the “You’ve Graduated: What Now?” workshop to help recent graduates job search in a tough economy. May 27, 2009
Job Fair Tips
- Graduate Job Fair Success, learn how to prepare for a job fair, how to introduce yourself to employers and gain tips for following up after the fair to increase your chances of securing a job.
- Job Fair Success for Undergrads
- Graduate School Planning, learn about the graduate school application process including timeline, tips on how to select a school and what makes a successful application for admission.
- Pre-Law Workshop, learn about the law school application process including timeline, tips on how to select a school and what makes a successful application for admission.
- Writing Effective Personal Statements, having a well written personal statement is critical for graduate school admissions. Learn great tips for creating a good quality first draft.
Job Offers & Salary Negotiation
- Salary Negotiation, learn the do’s and don’ts of salary negotiation as well as ways to research salary statistics by job type and geographical location.
Transition to Employment
- Transitioning from Student to Professional , your first job after graduating from college can be a big adjustment. Get tips on how to ensure success in this first experience.
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