Spend Your Lunch Hour Getting Advice on Jobs, Networking, and More
Do you want to know more about leveraging social media to enhance your job search? Are you looking for ways to help your résumé stand out to employers? Or maybe you're not sure if graduate or professional school is right for you, or you want information on how to apply.
You can learn tips on one of these topics (or other career-related topics) by attending a free webinar hosted by World Campus career counselor Lynn Atanasoff.
Career webinars are typically scheduled for the last Tuesday of each month and they will be recorded for later viewing. All webinars take place online in Adobe Connect.
Tuesday, June 25 — Using Social Media in the Job Search
Times offered: 1:00–2:00 p.m. and 3:00–4:00 p.m. (ET)
If you have heard of other people using social media for a job search, you might be asking what social media they use and how they leverage it for the job search. This webinar is intended to introduce you to how social media offers an additional way to network that builds on your existing networking knowledge.
- What is social media?
- What happens in a traditional job search?
- How are social media being used in job search?
- Why should I know my online presence?
Tuesday, July 30 — Writing Your Resume
Times offered: noon–1:00 p.m. and 2:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)
Writing a professional resume is an essential job search tool. Resumes written for specific position(s) and a specific employer will set your resume apart from the others and provide the perfect vehicle for translating past experiences into the language of the reader — the prospective employer!
- How many resume types are there?
- How do I choose a type?
- What should a resume look like?
- Why do we write resumes?
- Where do I start?
- What are the different sections?
- What content do I include?
- How do I word it?
- Why does paper differ from electronic submission?
Tuesday, August 27 and Tuesday, September 10 — Applying to Graduate School
Times offered: noon–1:00 p.m. and 1:00-2:00 p.m. (ET)
Many students have interest in applying to graduate school and there are typically several steps involved in the process. While a lot of information is available online, there are some basic steps that can guide you through the process. This webinar focuses on the steps and some special considerations for online learners.
- Should I go to grad school?
- How do I find the program for me?
- What do I need to apply?
- Do I have to take a test?
- What do I do after I am admitted?
- Tuesday, August 27, noon-1:00 p.m. (ET)
- Tuesday, August 27, 1:00-2:00 p.m. (ET)
- Tuesday, September 10, noon-1:00 p.m. (ET)
- Tuesday, September 10, 1:00-2:00 p.m. (ET)
Tuesday, September 24 — Choosing Your Career or Program
Times offered: 1:00-2:00 p.m. and 3:00-4:00 p.m. (ET)
Adult students can feel as though they should already have their career goals decided, but it is not a one-time decision. The steps involved in planning your career, whether selecting a major or a career path, are discussed in this webinar.
- What is career planning?
- Why start with an exploration of me?
- How do I gather information about occupations?
- What’s your decision-making style?
Tuesday, October 22 — Finding an Internship or Job
Times offered: noon-1:00 p.m. and 3:00-4:00 p.m. (ET)
There are multiple strategies you can use to identify jobs or internships. To be successful, you have to know what you want and what employers want. You need effective job search tools and a job search plan to implement and monitor. This webinar aims to walk you through the search methods and process, equipping you with knowledge to develop a search plan and evaluate if it is working.
- Search Process: How to Begin
- Know Yourself and What You Offer
- Know the Job Market & What Employers Want
- Searching for Opportunities
- Develop & Work Your Plan
- Evaluating Your Efforts & Follow Up