The Career Essentials Workshop Series & Resources

The Asynchronous Career Essentials Workshop Series

Through the Career Essentials workshop series, you will develop skills and the foundational knowledge necessary to navigate career development. You can customize your career education journey by viewing these videos over time, to learn about:

Dive in, and know that you can go deeper into any of these topics by making an appointment with your Advisor for Career Exploration (ACE) in Handshake.

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Your resume is your first opportunity to make a great impression on a future employer. Discover the basics of writing a professional resume for your graduate school applications, internship, job, or research opportunities.

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Cover Letters

Whether you've never written a cover letter before, or you're on your tenth cover letter draft, come to this interactive workshop to learn the basics of cover letters (purpose & general format) and strategies to strengthen your cover letter writing skills.



Interested in learning more about how to prepare for an interview? This workshop will cover the four P's of interviewing: Preparation, Presentation, Proficiency, and Partnership (Fit).

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Informational Interviewing

Informational interviews are a common way to gather information about various careers by speaking with professionals in the field. Learn how you can explore career paths and job opportunities, as well as gain advice and insight into career industries and companies.

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Personal Statements

Regardless of whether you are applying for graduate and professional school, an internship or a fellowship, you'll learn the basics of what you need to know to craft a stellar personal statement. You will learn the differences between types of statements and will also have the opportunity to critique one of our sample essays.

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In this webinar, we discuss the importance of preparation, where to find benchmarking resources, and how to consider all benefits in an offer. We also share some helpful language you can practice before you find yourself in a negotiation conversation.



What is networking, why does it matter, and how do you do it? This career essentials video explores the concept of networking broadly.

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