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    Online Workshops

    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.
    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.
    "What Now?" Opening Address - Part 1 (Video)
    "What Now?" Opening Address - Part 2 (Video)
    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/Professional School

    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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