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Career Workshops

Résumé Creation to Perfection
Your résumé is one of the most important career documents. It provides the first impression you give to your potential employer. Learn how to craft a stellar document for internships and employment that fully narrates who you are and what you have to offer.

Cover Letter Writing
The cover letter is the grand introduction to your résumé. Learn how to introduce your most valuable experiences, accomplishments and personal characteristics in a short and concise professional letter any employer would be excited to read.

Résumé & Cover Letter Review Open House
Career professionals will be on hand to assist you with your career documents. No appointment necessary – just walk in! Snacks and light refreshments will be served.

Dress to Impress
One way employers obtain a first impression of a person’s level of career readiness, confidence and professionalism is their overall appearance. Come see the latest in professional fashion and learn the difference between formal, professional, and business casual attire. Simplify your wardrobe while keeping your style!

Alternative Convocation
Come hear about various career and professional development topics delivered through multiple avenues, industry panels, guest speakers, or group discussions and activities. Chapel Credit is provided for those attending.

LinkedIn Strategies: Optimizing Your Profile
Filling in a LinkedIn profile is easy, but are you using it to connect to the right opportunities? Polish your profile and learn how to use LinkedIn functionality to its full capacity, benefitting your professional connections and furthering your career!

Interviewing Skills in Today’s Competitive Market
Every great employment opportunity will attract many excellent candidates, all vying for the attention of the hiring managers. Learn the interviewing skills and techniques that will leave a great impression and make you stand out from the crowd.

LinkedIn Strategies: Finding Your Gordon Network
Use LinkedIn to search for and network with Gordon alumni and make connections to build your future at companies and organizations you are interested in exploring. Bring your laptop and get ready to jump from your profile to a world of contacts you didn’t know you had!

Strategies for an Effective Job Search
Searching for employment can be daunting. Make the most of your time and energy by using proven job search methods that increase the likelihood of finding great opportunities that suit you. Don't get tired by the search for employment—get inspired by it!

Career Coffee Hour
Bring your coffee and your questions, and join us for a casual conversation on exploring your calling and career!

Career & Personality Assessments
The question, "What do I want to do in life?," is best answered by first asking, "Who am I?" By taking a career and personality assessment, you'll begin to understand all the possible career paths that could be fulfilling and fruitful for who you truly are.

*Contact CCI to take the assessment before attending the workshop!

Mock Interview with Industry Professionals
Nervous about that first interview or unsure of what to expect? Industry professionals from various fields will be here to give you practice and real-time feedback. Sign up for your 30-minute one-to-one interview, and don't forget your résumé! Times are assigned, RSVP required. Professional attire is expected.

Who You Are Matters! ®
Newer Game Form of Calling & Career Assessment Tool
Join your peers in playing a fun game that inspires meaningful conversations about your interests, desires, strengths and personal qualities that drive you to a potential calling & career! Walk away with your personalized career statement and commitments to explore possibilities in your career & life. Prepare to laugh and have a few “aha!” moments.

*Interested in bringing this experience to your residence community? Have an RD, RA, or AC contact us!*

Leading Successful Meetings
Leading meetings and influencing outcomes is an important professional technique. This workshop will teach you how to strategically set agendas, run meetings with confidence, deal with disruptive attendees, and manage the overall environment.

Exploring and Finding Library Careers
A Conversation with Gordon Alumni Librarians
Do you like to help people find information? Does constant learning excite you? Is creative programming your interest? Do you love investigative research? Consider a career and graduate study in library science! A panel of alumni will explain about their jobs in libraries of several kinds and answer the questions you have about this career path.

Résumé Review with Industry Professional
What better way to make sure your résumé is truly application-ready than to have it reviewed by an industry professional? Sign up for a 30- minute session where you'll receive real-time feedback in a one-to-one meeting! Times are assigned, RSVP required. Professional attire is expected.

All About Internships
One critical way to differentiate yourself in an increasingly competitive job market is through real-world, hands-on-experience. Come to have your questions answered ranging from finding an opportunity, registering it through the college, and getting the most from the internship experience.

Exploring Occupations: How can I find what’s out there?
Learn how to find occupations and professional roles that match your interests, majors or abilities. Take away tools to take steps toward pursuing real jobs or internships related to your calling.

Money Matters & Beyond
Personal financial responsibility is a big part of preparing to leave college. Learn about financial matters and tools, different insurances you must obtain, various types of loans, benefits of renting vs. buying, saving and giving, and much more!


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