|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.