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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 details and dates. Note that all workshops and events are located in our office (USB 402), unless otherwise noted. 

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Workshop Descriptions

Major & Career Exploration:

  • Personality Type and Career Choice Workshop Series: Would you like to learn about your personality type and potential careers that may fit who you are? Come to this workshop to learn about your personality type, gain a better understanding of how personality type impacts major and career choices, identify your strengths and values and identify some potential careers. Students will receive their personal profile and have an opportunity to ask questions and seek clarification. (You must attend all 3 sessions.) $20 materials fee called for at first session, for current PSU students and alumni only.
  • Strong Interest Inventory (SII) Workshop Series: Are you trying to choose your major, explore your career options or learn more about different careers? This workshop uses the Strong Interest Inventory assessment to help students uncover their career interests and identify possible areas of study. It also helps open up the world of work by identifying participants’ interests and values while demonstrating how they relate to various careers. (You must attend both sessions.) $20 materials fee called for at first session, for current PSU students and alumni only.
  • Choosing A Major: Are you still undeclared or confused about your major?  This workshop will introduce you to the process of choosing a major (and career) and direct you to tools for further exploration.

Job Search Strategies & Career Advice:

  • Introduction to Interviewing: Come learn the basics of interviewing and strategies to develop and improve your interview skills. We will discuss how to prepare for an interview, what employers expect, and how to handle the most common interview questions.
  • 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.
  • Using LinkedIn for your Career or Job Search: Come learn the basics of LinkedIn. Discover how to connect to professionals and organizations in your chosen field and how to use it to enhance your job search.
  • AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation for Women: Designed for college students who are about to enter the job market, these workshops address the AAUW's findings that women one year out of college are paid only 82 percent of what their male counterparts receive. Attendees will learn to articulate their worth and negotiate their salaries early on.
  • 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 agencies from a current federal student ambassador.

1-Credit Classes

  • Career Planning (UNST 195): Career Planning is a 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. Note that some sections are only 5-weeks; an online section is available each quarter. See quarterly Class Schedule for availability.

 

Workshops Across Campus

  • 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.
  • Free Financial Wellness appointments and workshops are offered by University Financial Services Student Accounts office! Understanding how to manage money is an important part of success as a student. Their mission is to empower all students to make healthy financial decisions through education, awareness and mentoring. To schedule an appointment, visit their website.