Workshops, Employers on Campus & Events
Advising & Career Services offers a selection of workshops aimed toward helping you choose a major and career, answering your questions about internships, preparing you for interviewing, perfecting your resume and cover letter, and more. No need to sign up in advance - please arrive in our office prior to the time the workshop is scheduled to begin.
ACS also co-hosts and promotes other career-related campus events open to students and alumni. Please see the calendar below for more information.
Quick links for this page:
- Workshops & Events Calendar
- Workshop Descriptions
- 1-Credit Classes
- Explore PSU Majors! 2016
- Free computer program workshops for students are offered by OIT!
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Workshop Series: Open to current students and alumni only. Learn how your personality and skills relate to potential careers and how to explore careers that fit your type and interests. This is a three-part workshop and participants must attend all three sessions. You must pay a $20.00 materials fee that is due the first session.
- Strong Interest Inventory (SII) Workshop Series: Open to current students and alumni only. This assessment tool helps you relate potential majors, careers, and jobs to your interests. This is a two-part workshop and participants must attend both sessions. You must pay a $20.00 materials fee that is due the first session.
Job Search Strategies & Career Advice:
- Introduction to Interviewing: Learn the basics of interviewing and begin to develop your interview skills in this introductory workshop. Great for those who are new to interviewing or haven't done it in a while.
- Effective Interviewing: This in-depth workshop provides information on how to prepare for an interview, what employers expect from candidates, and how to handle the most common interview questions. Practice time is available.
- Writing Resumes & Cover Letters: Get the latest information on how to effectively write and format job search documents, such as what information to include, how to create a targeted resume, and how to illustrate "fit" with a position.
- Internships: Overview and Search Tips: This discussion-based workshop covers topics such as the benefits of doing an internship, search tips, informational interviewing, networking, how to create your own internship, etc. Q&A time is available.
- Networking 101: Come learn the basics of how to network in this interactive session. We will discuss informational interviewing, LinkedIn and how to connect to professional organizations to meet people in your chosen field.
Should I Go To Grad School? Thinking about grad school? Not sure where to begin? Making an informed decision requires examining yourself, programs, and creating a plan of action. This is the first in a series of talks to help you in the decision making process. Receive an information packet and set up a follow up with ACS staff.
Preparing for Career Fairs & Other Events:
- How to Prepare for the Career Fairs: Job fairs are an excellent way to meet potential employers and discover the variety of jobs available. Learn some tips from the experts on what to do and what not to do when attending a job fair.
- How to Find and Apply for Jobs & Internships with the Federal Government: Public service employment carries with it many benefits. Learn tips and tools for finding jobs and internships within federal government agnecies from a current federal student ambassador.
- Career Exploration (UNST 195): Career Exploration is a five-week, one-credit career decision-making class. Participants learn about the myths and realities of choosing a major and the career decision-making process; identify their relevant skills, interests, and values; identify potential careers to explore and then learn how to research specific job titles through print and electronic sources as well as information interviews. $22.00 materials fee for the MBTI. (See quarterly Class Schedule for availability.)
Office of Information Technology Workshops
- Free computer program workshops for students are offered by OIT! The Office of Information Technology offers free technology workshops to PSU faculty, staff, and students. Look below for more information about the available subjects and times. To attend a workshop, just register and go to the designated location at the workshop's day/time.