Workshops

Spring 2014- Workshop Schedule

Science, Healthcare & Technology Fair

Rescheduled

 for March 12

1:00-4:00 

UC Ballrooms

WPUNJ's Career & Internship Fair

Wednesday

March 12

1:00-4:00

UC Ballrooms

Education Job Fair

Friday

March 14

12:00-3:00

UC Ballrooms

 

Coffee, Cake & Career Conversation Series

A two part interactive series for small groups of students who would like guidance exploring majors.  Students are encouraged to attend both sessions within 1 chosen series.

Part 1:

10/15 & 10/17

12:30

UC 301

Part 2:

11/11 & 11/18

 5:30

UC 301

Making Career Connections w/ Social Media

Thur.

3/27

 5:00

UC 301

Prepare for WPUNJ's Job Fair

Wed.

3/05

12:30

UC 301 

Thurs.

3/06

 12:30

Valley 2001 

 Mon.

3/10

 5:00

 Valley - 2007

Tues. 

3/11 

12:30 

UC 301  *part of Job Search 

Office Politics: What to Know Before You Go

Learn the do’s and don’ts of how to act at your job, without rocking the boat.

Tues.

4/22

12:30

UC 301

Careers in Social Justice 

Thur.

3/27

12:30

Atrium Auditorium

Careeers in Government

Tues.

4/15

12:30

Atrium Auditorium

Careers in Healthcare: Beyond Doctors and Nurses 

Tues.

2/11

12:30

Science E. 2064

 

Is Grad School in Your Future?

Learn how to navigate the graduate/professional school process.

Thur.

2/13

5:30

UC 301

Tues.

3/25

 12:30

UC 301

Career Boot Camp

Resume Writing

Mon.

2/03

5:30

UC 301

Tues.

2/25

12:30

UC 301

Thur.

4/10

 12:30

UC 301

Interview Skills

Mon.

2/10

 5:30

UC 301

Tues.

3/04

12:30

UC 301

Thur.

4/17

12:30

UC 301

Job Search Strategies

Mon.

2/24

5:30

UC 301

Tues.

3/11

12:30

UC 301

Thurs.

4/24

12:30

UC 301

 

 

 

 

Employer Workshop Series

To Network or Not Work?
Hosted by:  Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Tues.

2/25

11:00-2:00

Valley Road Auditorium

Smart Social Media Strategies for Job Search and Beyond

Mon.

4/28

 5:00

Valley Road - TBD

  

Workshops Empower Students

The mission of the Center is to empower students, to define, and to achieve their career goals. By taking advantage of the Center's broad range of services, students may maximize career- planning and job-hunting skills.

One of the Center's many offerings is this extensive job-readiness and career-planning series of workshops. Topics range from "Resume Writing" to "Career Options/Job Market Trends" to "Job Hunting Strategies;" additional workshops include a "Careers In..." series, which focuses on various majors and features alumni and professionals as guest speakers.

Workshops are collaboratively scheduled with academic departments, administrative areas and/or student groups throughout the year. Call the Career Development Center at 973.720.2282 to schedule a program for your group.

EFFECTIVE RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS

Create a personalized, skills/accomplishment-based resume that produces results.

INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES

Learn the basics of interviewing techniques as well as how to approach recruiters at job fairs.

JOB SEARCH, CAREER FAIR AND NETWORKING STRATEGIES

Do you really know how to develop networking contacts and tap into the hidden job market that exists beyond publicized jobs in newspapers, Internet sites and career centers? Learn how to use a myriad of job-hunting resources, including how to make the most of career fairs.

INTERNSHIP ORIENTATION

This workshop prepares you to secure an internship in which you can earn academic credits while gaining professional work experience in a field of interest. Find out about academic prerequisites and how to register for credits, search for suitable positions, market yourself, and make the most of your experience.

CREATING A PERSONAL CAREER PORTFOLIO

Learn how to build a successful career while at William Paterson! Discover how to document and market your valuable skills and accomplishments.

MOCK INTERVIEWS

Test and practice interviewing skills with the support of peers and career counselors to build confidence and give you the edge needed for today's competitive job market.

CHOOSING A MAJOR/CAREER FIELD

This workshop helps students who are undeclared or are between majors to understand how to go about selecting a major and/or better define career goals that match their interests, skills, abilities, and values.

PLANNING FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL

Co-sponsored with the Office of Graduate Studies, this session provides tips and advice on how to evaluate, select, apply for, and improve your chances of gaining acceptance into a graduate school of choice.

CHANGING CAREERS

It typically takes more than coursework or a degree to make a successful career change. Learn what steps you need to take, how to articulate transferable skills, how to add value to an employer to increase your marketability.

BALANCING WORK, FAMILY AND LIFE ISSUES

In today's fast paced environment a myriad of demands placed upon us daily. Can we get it all done and remain sane? Participate in this interactive session where success and coping strategies will be shared.

ENHANCING YOUR MARKETABILITY

What do employers really look for in new hires? Why do some candidates get more job interviews and offers? Find out what you can do to increase your competitiveness.

CAREER OPTIONS/JOB MARKET TRENDS

A college degree will increase the variety of career options open to you. Learn how to explore, expand and narrow your range of choices. Find out about labor trends in your field and which industries will be expanding and/or contracting.

BUSINESS ETIQUETTE

Do's and don'ts that make the difference. From cell phones, to email, to attire, there re proper protocols. Learn them, observe them and derive the benefits from doing the "right thing."

GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR FIRST JOB!

What qualities and behaviors are valued most highly by employers? Finding and mastering the answers to these questions will help you develop the attitude, expectations and skills employers will fight to keep.

"CAREERS IN...SERIES"

Throughout the year, many academic departments invite alumni and area employers to campus to discuss and explore the wide range of career options available to students in areas such as art, science, business, humanities, etc. Please periodically view this page for current information on these popular programs.


PROFESSIONAL ENRICHMENT EVENTS

The Career Development Center works collaboratively with the Christos M. Cotsakos College of Business in bringing special Career Enhancing events to students.