Ask the Career Advisor
Have a question for an advisor but don't think you need a full one-on-one meeting. This group session offered daily is your opportunity to drop-in and have your questions answered.
Plan for Your Success Lab
Learn about the four stages of a job search, identify where you are in your job search, and create your strategy for reaching your goals.
An interactive workshop to help you move through the stress and uncertainty created by job loss. Learn how to work through your emotions, launch an effective job search, and explore what's next for you.
Who Am I?
A starting point for those interested in conducting career assessment. Participants will take assessments and participate in activities to define their skills, interests, and values, and learn how to apply this information in all stages of career development.
Learn how to gather information about career options, develop an understanding of how to access the latest career information resources, and discover the value of career exploration in making smart and informed career decisions.
Learn how to implement practical and tangible actions to assist with defining your career focus and understanding the current labor market, so that you can move forward with your job-search activities.
Learn the answers to the most common résumé questions including: What goes on the résumé? Do I need to customize my résumé? What are the best ways to organize my information? And is a cover letter necessary?
Have a career advisor review your résumé and provide you with information, ideas, and assistance in creating your résumé. This service is offered during career advising appointments.
Customize Your Résumé
This is an opportunity for you to work independently on your résumé and customize it to a specific job posting. A facilitator is available to provide assistance as needed. Please bring a copy of the job description and a hard copy or electronic copy of your résumé with you. Résumé Facts is required prior to attending this class.
If your job search includes filling out applications, and most jobs do at some point, learn how to not screen yourself out. Discover how to successfully address legal issues and sticky questions, and online assessments.
Résumé & Application Lab
Now that you have a job objective, use this lab to create your résumé and master employment application so that you can effectively target and market your skills.
Generating Job Leads
The more exposure you and your resume have during the job search, the more likely you are to find a job. Learn about the visible and hidden job market and best ways to tap into your network.
Job Search Tips for the Mature Worker
Mature job seekers frequently have concerns that their age or number of years of experience may create obstacles in their job search. Learn how to identify age-friendly employers, age-neutralize your resume, and answer the tough interview questions.
Developing Your LinkedIn Profile
Learn the basics of LinkedIn including setting up your profile, managing your account settings, and adding connections.
Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search
Learn how to use LinkedIn as a job search tool including finding people, using groups, and locating job postings.
Dedicated time to use what you've learned in Developing Your LinkedIn Profile and apply it in a group setting to develop a more effective LinkedIn profile. Please bring an electronic version of your résumé and a job description with you. Developing Your LinkedIn Profile, an established LinkedIn profile, and knowing your LinkedIn password are required prior to attending this class. Due to the nature of this workshop, late arrivals will not be accommodated.
Build your confidence requesting and conducting informational meetings with people who have the advice, information, referrals you need.
Job Search & Networking Lab
Explore the visible and hidden job markets and work on specific tasks to help you create an effective strategy for finding the jobs, expanding your network, and developing contacts at employers.
Ace the Interview
The most simple interview questions can be the most difficult to answer. Learn how to handle questions about your salary requirements, your weaknesses, and your strengths. Discover effective, proven techniques to prepare you for tough job interviews.
Add impact to your interviews by learning how to talk about your successes, highlight your strengths and minimize your weaknesses by turning negatives into positives. It is recommended to bring a copy of your resume and a sample job description with you to this workshop. Ace the Interview is required prior to taking this class.
"Tell me about a time when..." Prepare for tough questions asking how you handled specific situations in your past, including both successes and failures. Create your own job profile and practice responding to related questions. It is recommended to bring a copy of your resume and a sample job description with you to this workshop. Ace the Interview is required prior to taking this class.
Negotiating the Offer
Discover what, other than money, is negotiable. How should you position yourself? What do you ask for first? Can you get a sign-on bonus? Get these questions answered, and practice negotiating with a partner.
Interview & Negotiating Lab
Once you start submitting your résumé and applications, you need to prepare to present your skills and accomplishments to employers. Use this lab to identify the skills and experience you want to share during an interview, and formulate responses that showcase what you have to offer.
Communication Essentials features practical techniques, interactive exercises, and immediately useful tools in the areas of communication, facilitation, and collaboration. This class will improve your confidence and increase your effectiveness in your next position.
- Learn communicating skills that will help you resolve problems, respectfully present your point of view and listen to others.
- Enhance your ability to give and receive feedback.
- Learn facilitation skills to improve team dynamics and increase productivity.
- Apply collaboration and consensus building techniques used in high- performance teams.
- Learn skills to analyze and creatively solve problems in a team setting.
Students must be able to attend all sessions of each class.
Intro to Computers
Basic overview of how a computer works and how to use the Windows Vista Operating System. Class also provides an introduction to the internet and internet-based email. [View Intro to Computers class syllabus]
Class reviews the functions and features of QuickBooks including accounts, lists, customers, vendors, sales tax, invoicing, inventory, reporting, and more. [View Intro to QuickBooks class syllabus]
Microsoft Office Classes
The Microsoft Office classes introduce students to the Microsoft applications. Participants should be comfortable with basic computer functions.