University Career Center workshops are a great way to get started and to develop a plan for the courses and experiences you want to have at Michigan (and beyond). To stay on top of our current offers, check Handshake! All of our workshops are interactive and require 10-15 minutes of pre-work before attending the session. RSVP in Handshake for the event to make sure you are aware of the assignment.
During Winter 2017, the University Career Center will offer the following workshops in our office, open to all students (registration required on Handshake):
- Resume 101: Build a Great Resume
- 5:00PM to 6:00PM on 1/23, 1/30, 2/13, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20
- Job/Internship Search: Develop Your Professional Edge
- 5:00PM to 6:00PM on 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8
- Ready, Set Intern! for First Year Students
- 6:00PM to 7:00PM on 1/24, 2/7, 2/21
The following topics are available, per request, by students, staff and faculty:
- Acing the Interview
- Are You LinkedIn?
- Building Your Network
- Give 'Em What They Want: Career Competencies all Employers are Looking for and How to Get Them
- Handshake Clinic: How to Connect to Employers, Jobs, and Campus Events
- Ready, Set, Intern for First Year Students
- Medical School Interviews of MMIs
Descriptions of each can be found below. To request a program for your organization, please fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/27WWIaf8N0s6swOY2
All of our workshops are interactive opportunities to build and practice your skills. Because of this, it is expected that all participants will agree to watching or reading 10-15 minutes of prepared materials prior to the workshop.
Will your resume convince an employer or graduate school that YOU are the right candidate? Get that resume in tip-top shape by joining this interactive resume session! During this session we give you a chance to put on the employer hat to understand what makes a resume great. You will leave this session with a “better bullet” using the bullet plus model and a resume reviewed by one of your peers!
This session is an interactive workshop, so you are expected to prepare by carefully reviewing our resume website to learn the basics: https://careercenter.umich.edu/article/resume-resources. These pieces will not be covered in the workshop. You are expected to bring a physical copy of your resume to this workshop.
Job/Internship Search: Develop Your Professional Edge
Have you heard the job market is tough? It doesn’t have to be! Students who start and plan early for their job search will be more successful when it comes to securing their dream job. Don’t be caught without a plan: join us to learn job search tips! We will discuss ways to find opportunities and how to showcase your strengths.
Acing the Interview
Preparing for your job interview could very well be one of the most important moments of your career! This workshop will help you know what to say to employers to sell your skills, settle your nerves, and put you in the mindset of an employer.
Are You LinkedIn?
We hear it more and more: the most effective job/internship search is all about building and leveraging your personal and professional network. But what does it mean to be LinkedIn? Join The University Career Center for this interactive session all around building and maintaining an effective LinkedIn profile, establishing a network, and utilizing tools to find potential opportunities of interest. Attendees will walk away with a great start to their own LinkedIn presence and a sense of direction to navigate this professional social networking tool.
Building Your Network
You can’t start networking unless you know where to begin! This workshop will give you the tools to identify and connect with contacts in addition to conducting informational interviews - opportunities that will help you expand your knowledge on what a career or company is like by learning from an employee's daily activities. These meetings can occur without the pressure so often present in a typical job interview but many times lead to opportunities down the road.
Give ‘Em What They Want: Career Competencies all Employers are Looking For and How to Get them
Employers are looking for recent graduates with these 7 Career Readiness Competencies. Give ‘em what they want! Come dive in with The University Career Center as we talk about what the competencies are, how to talk about your areas of strength, and how to build up your areas of growth! All participants must watch this video before the session: https://careercenter.umich.edu/career-readiness
Handshake Clinic: How to Connect to Employers, Jobs, and Campus Events!
Handshake is the best way to connect to employers, jobs/internships, and events on campus! Do you know how to use it? Come join us to brush up on your Handshake Skills.
This will be an interactive session, so students will need a laptop or tablet. If you need on provided for you, please contact The University Career Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance so we can reserve one for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I request a workshop?
Before requesting a workshop, look at our workshop schedule to see if your needs can be met by our upcoming events. All resume and job/internship workshop occur in house and are open to all students. If you would like to request a topic from our "by request" list, please fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/27WWIaf8N0s6swOY2. We have a limited capacity for the number of workshops we can complete each semester, so priority will be given to groups that partner with other organizations. A staff member will follow up with you in 2-3 days.
If I request a workshop what am I responsible for?
- Discuss workshop content with your facilitator in advance
- Arrange room and AV equipment
- Print any handouts provided by facilitator in advance
- Market the event and get RSVPs from group; Make sure participants are aware of and complete pre-workshop assignments
- Start the workshop on time
- Ensuring your students are at the workshop! (i.e., advertise, advertise, advertise – and remind, too!)
- Providing feedback on the workshop to help us continually improve.
Can I have the workshop at any time or any day of the week? How about weekends?
Yes, we can schedule workshops mornings, afternoons or evenings. Evening workshops must end no later than 7:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday. We do not facilitate weekend workshops unless there are special circumstances. Due to staff availability we cannot always guarantee your requested date or time.
Where can I hold my workshop?
Consider these options:
- The Michigan Union, Pierpont Commons, Michigan League Classrooms
- Career Center Program Room - Holds 40 in classroom style
- Reserving space at a local establishment (i.e., coffee shop – we drink coffee, too!)
Can we request a specific Workshop Facilitator?
Yes. However, you will need to be flexible in terms of scheduling to accommodate the facilitator’s availability.
How many people do we need to schedule a workshop?
We are excited to deliver workshops to both large (50 +) and small (10-15) group sizes. However, we require a minimum of 10 participants as the opportunity to learn from colleagues diminishes with smaller groups. Collecting RSVPs from your group in advance will help ensure a higher turnout.
Can we have the Career Center facilitate more than one workshop?
Sure. We are happy to come back for repeat workshops or to deliver a different workshop. However, if the demand for our workshops is greater than our ability to deliver them in a timely manner, preference will be given to first time requesters as well as based on the number of participants.
How much does a workshop cost to attend or request?
They are free for current UM students!
Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodation(s) or who have questions about access to our programs may call the University Career Center 734-764-7460 or email at email@example.com no later than 3 days in advance of the program, workshop, or professional event.