Professional Development Workshops
Our Professional Development Workshops are offered throughout the year on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Biscayne Bay Campus, and Engineering Center. They are designed to help you “Move Your Career Forward” by offering training in all facets of career and professional development. To view the current schedule of workshops, see the Calendar of Events link under Quicklinks, or download a copy here.
Some of our most popular workshop topics include:
How to Choose a Major
Are you undecided in choosing a major? Come to this workshop and learn the importance of choosing a major, exploring different career options, and taking advantage of all your resources.
Resume and Cover Letter Writing
Your resume and cover letter may be your only chance to get an employer’s attention, so you have to get it right the first time. Learn about appearance, style and formats in writing a resume and cover letter.
Understand the goals and importance of an interview. Learn effective tools in preparation for the interview process, the appropriate communication skills, behavior, and dress code for an interview, as well as what to do after an interview.
Learn about the different types of internships and top reasons to intern, strategies in researching, applying and preparing for internships.
How to Prepare for a Career Fair
Learn the importance of attending a career fair. Identify communication strategies for use before, during and after the career fair. Learn how to successfully network with employers and stand out positively from the crowd.
Where the Jobs Are: The Key to Government Employment
Students learn practical knowledge about employment and internship opportunities available with the Federal Government. Learn about the different types of agencies and government programs, and how best to inquire with them about employment opportunities.
This workshop provides students with the necessary skills to negotiate, research the market, and position themselves in the current job market.
Learn how and why networking is vital to your career, and how you can network your way into a job by knowing your audience and perfecting your own networking skills.
Oral Presentation Skills
This workshop addresses aspects of preparing and executing oral presentations such as organizing content, choosing visual aids, and knowing your audience.
CV Writing Workshop
Learn how to write a CV, including different formats, styles and the function of a CV compared to a resume.
How to Write a Personal Statement
This workshop addresses aspects of personal statements for graduate program applications and other opportunities such as scholarships.