Workshops

Fall 2014 Workshops
Career Series Workshops
Ace the Interview
Develop the skills needed to ace the interview. Learn tips and tricks
on how to answer tough questions frequently asked by employers.
Oct. 9th 12:30 - 1:30  LIB 213 3 Pillars Recruiting
Oct. 21st 12:30 - 1:30 SC 301 Career Development Center
Nov. 6th 12:30 - 1:30 SC 301 The Creative Group
Nov. 17th 5:00 - 6:00 SC 301 Career Development Center
Kick Start Your Career: Workshop Series
The moment to build your future is now. Learn from industry
"experts" the key tools you will need to succeed in today's job market.
Oct. 15th 4:00 - 5:00 UC 168A Interview Skills
Nov. 19th 4:00 - 5:00 Atrium 144 1st year on the job
Social Media & Your Job Search
Learn to effectively market yourself, develop your personal brand and
utilize social media as tool in your job search. 
Oct. 28th 12:30 - 1:30 VR 2012 Smart Social Media Strategies
Internship & Job Search Strategies
Learn how to craft a strategic job and internship search plan. 
Nov. 3rd 5:00 - 6:00 SC 301 Career Development Center
Nov. 13th 12:30 - 1:30 SC 301 Career Development Center
A Path Toward Graduate School
Get an inside look at the graduate school application process.
Oct. 20th 5:00 - 6:00 UC 168A Kaplan Test Prep
Prepare for the Career Fair
Learn how to navigate and make the most out of your experience. 
Oct. 6th 5:00 - 6:00 SC 301 Career Development Center
Humanities/Social Science Career Conversations
Learn about your major, internships, and career opportunites. 
Nov. 4th 12:30 - 1:30 Atrium Auditorium
Nov. 11th 12:30 - 1:30 Atrium Auditorium
Nov. 17th 12:30 - 1:30 Atrium Auditorium
Employer Spotlight Series
Coca-Cola Information Session
Gain insight into the company culture and recruitment process. Take this chance
to network with recruiters before they interview on-campus this semester.
Oct. 8th 6:00pm UC 168A
Radio Disney Spotlight Session
Get an inside look at career paths at Radio Disney from an industry expert
and WPUNJ alum. 
Oct. 23rd 12:30 - 1:30 LIB 213
Peace Corps Information Session
Discover opportunities within the Peace Corps
Oct. 14th 12:30 - 1:30 UC 168 A


 

  

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.

 

Career Development Center
Student Center 301, 300 Pompton Road Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone 973.720.3291 Fax 973.720.2074

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