Career Services conducts workshops throughout the fall and spring semesters. Review the Calendar of Events to find out where and when each workshop will take place. Visit Employ·An·Eagle to register online for each workshop.
Sample workshops are described below. Offerings may change each semester.
Choosing a Major – Enables students to develop a plan to determine which major to pursue by focusing on the decision-making process and exploring the possibilities available.
Internship Insider – Helps students learn about the process of obtaining an internship for academic credit. The session will include information on academic credit bearing internships, how to obtain an internship, the paperwork necessary for credit, how to obtain an advisor, and ways to get the most out of the experience.
Resume Writing from A-Z – This workshop provides an overview of various ways to present experience in an employer-friendly format. The presenter will talk about what a resume contains, length of a resume, how to highlight your strengths, and common resume problems.
Interviewing 101 - Provides an overview of various types of interviews and interview questions, along with ways to present yourself effectively.
Graduate School Prep - Topics discussed include application procedures, a time line for applying, how to choose a school and program, and financial resources.
Job Search Strategies – Provides an overview of all of the strategies that can be used within a job search. The workshop also covers which strategies are most effective.
Dressing for the Interview – Information is provided about how to dress professionally for the interview.
Life After UMW- This workshop provides students with information pertinent to their upcoming transition, apartment hunting/leases, insurance, budgeting, and more.
Last Chance Workshop- This end of the semester workshop will address three of the top career development issues facing college students. Topics include a brief review of: resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, job search strategies.
Prepare for the Fair- The workshop will focus on techniques that will allow students to standout amongst the crowd. The presenter will discuss what employers are looking for in job fair attendees, questions to ask employers, and how to prepare to attend a fair.