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Career Workshop Series: Personalizes Career Confidence
Designed to meet undergraduate students where they are in their career journey, physically on campus or even virtually, Syracuse University Career Services’ newly launched workshop series offers opportunities to learn more about a wide range of valuable and customizable career-related skills and knowledge.
“From never creating a resume before to already having a five-year plan mapped out, we’re working to help undergraduate students leave workshops feeling more confident than when they entered it,” says Career Services career exploration specialist Kate Mercer, who is helping lead the rollout of and hosting this new on-demand workshop series. “I hope workshops also inspire students to further connect with their school, college, unit career teams and Syracuse University Career Services.”
Career Workshop Requests
Designed with empowering students to take ownership of their professional development top of mind, career workshop requests are open to undergraduate students, including Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), in addition to faculty and staff seeking to grow students’ career confidence.
Those interested in hosting a workshop during the academic year should complete the Syracuse University Career Services Workshop Request Form no later than two weeks before the desired workshop date. Workshop timeframes range between 45 minutes to an hour and thirty minutes, and topics include the following. Complete details are available on the Syracuse University Career Workshop Requests webpage.
- Career Resources Overview: Learn more about the University career services network, in addition to the vast digital career and professional development resources available.
- Job Offer Negotiations: Explore whether to negotiate a job offer or not, how to if so, what is negotiable, how to research an offer’s value and how to accept an offer.
- LinkedIn and Networking: Covers building an effective LinkedIn profile, how to navigate the Syracuse University LinkedIn page, locating, reaching out to and connecting with alumni, in addition to finding companies that are hiring.
- Mock Interviews: Dive into interview basics and the preparation needed to feel confident. Then taking turns as interviewer, interviewee and observer, attendees will participate in mock interviews. Following and to further build confidence, participants will share positive constructive feedback.
- Professional Communication: Explore different types of communication used in professional settings, the importance of communication and examples of effective communication skills. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to share their elevator pitches and ask questions.
- Resumes and Cover Letters: To build confidence in applying for that next internship or professional opportunity, this presentation-style workshop covers the basics of starting a resume and cover letter from scratch.
- Customized Request: Available for those interested in adjusting an existing offering, specific career or professional development theme.
For more information, questions or to request accommodations, email Syracuse University Career Services or call 315.443.3616.
Story by Student Experience communications intern Wanshi Zhang ’23, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications