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Events and Workshops


Hear Foster Undergrad Rachel talk about how she has been able to meet a variety of employers by attending Career Service’s events.

See a list of our upcoming events below.

When workshops/Events are usually offered: A=Autumn, W=Winter, S=Spring

Workshops

From Good to Great/ Resume workshop: A,W,S- Addresses fundamentals of resume components and ways to polish the document for maximum readability and impact.

Preparing for a Career/Internship Fair: A, W, S- For those who have never attended a career fair, this workshop covers preparation, talking to companies and following up to make the most of the event. Business Career Fair is in autumn, Internship Fair in winter, standard career fairs offered spring and summer.

Leveraging Your Study Abroad Experience: A, W- You’ve had incredible experiences while you were abroad. Now you can learn how to translate and package the experience so it is valuable to an employer.

Network Like A Pro/Art of Networking: Building Professional Contacts: A, W, S-The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics state 70 percent of all jobs are found through networking. These workshops provide tips on this necessary part of job searching and professional life.

Interview with Confidence: A,W, S-Make a great impression and seal the deal at the interview by learning how to prepare, answer questions and follow up.

Internship Hunt Strategy: A,W- Start early and learn the steps to seek out and obtain a great internship! All steps will be covered, from choosing an internship to performing on the job.

Leveraging your LinkedIn For Success/Fundamentals to a Great LinkedIn Profile: A,W,S- As of 2015, there are over 360+ million users on LinkedIn, a professional social networking and job searching tool. College students are the largest growing demographic, so join us to learn how to connect, search and manage your information.

Navigating Your Job Offer: A- Congratulations on receiving an offer (or anticipating one)! We’ll discuss research, tactics and options when negotiating the initial offer (including salary and benefits) received from the employer.

Internship Panel: A- Foster peers share how they secured an internship, where they interned and what they learned through the process.

Think Like A Recruiter: W- This panel presentation features Q &A with recruiters from a variety of industries. They’ll share the process they use to review candidates, what they look for from college students and how to stand out positively.

Career Exploration Week: S- A week-long series of panels highlighting 4-5 different industries/options year-to-year. Representatives who work in the specific industry give an overview of the type of work they do within the field, plus respond to Q & A.

Strategies for International Students: W- International students may face additional challenges in their job search. This workshop includes advice and ideas for international students to gain experience in and out of the classroom plus job search tactics.

Events

Business Career Fair: A- Typically in early Autumn quarter (first few weeks of October) featuring 110+ employers seeking to fill business internships and full time positions.

Industry Focus Nights/Events: A, W- Networking events with employers grouped by industry. Like mini career fairs for specific options.

Employer Resume Critique: A, W- Employers (many are recruiters) come on campus and personally review your resume in 15-20 min one-on-one sessions. No RSVP necessary.

Employer Mock Interview: A, W- Employers come on campus, conduct one-on-one mock interviews, and give feedback for improvement to students. Registration in Husky Jobs, listed as a job posting.

Etiquette Dinner: A- Usually in November, this event provides a full sit down meal plus instructions on dining etiquette. RSVP for this event to ease etiquette anxiety at business, banquet or even wedding meals.

Diversity Networking Night: W- For anyone who considers themselves a part of a diverse or minority community, this networking event brings together employers from a variety of industries and functions.

Women’s Breakfast:
W- RSVP for this opportunity for college women and employers to gather and discuss the benefits and challenges of being a woman in business over a hot breakfast.

Marketing Conference: W- A day-long conference for marketing students from regional (PNW) universities. Offers keynote presentations, breakout sessions taught by industry leaders and opportunities to meet marketing companies.

Dine and Dish: W, S- Small groups of students will join together around a specific topic (ex: MBA/grad school, supply chain, etc.) and enjoy a meal while asking questions of guests.