Professional Development Workshops

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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.

Some of our most popular workshop topics include:

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 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.

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.


Learn about the different types of internships and top reasons to intern, strategies in researching, applying and preparing for internships.

Interviewing Skills

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.

Job Search Strategies for International Students

Co-presentation with the ISSS office informing students of the hiring process and requirements for international students in the US. Students learn about ways to navigate the job/internship search process and maximize on their experience for future opportunities.

Keys to Federal Employment

Learn about the hiring process for Federal Employment. including strategies and tools to identify opportunities.

Live OPT

ISSS office provides students with an informative session with an attorney specializing on Visa and employment requirements.

Networking and Branding with LinkedIn

Yes! College students can benefit from using “the world’s largest professional network”. Attend this session to gain tips for utilizing LinkedIn for networking and branding yourself as a team member, job seeker, and professional. This workshop is geared towards individuals who have little or no experience with LinkedIn. However, you might find it helpful to have some knowledge. For example, does your college/major have a LinkedIn page? Does your ideal company to work for have a LinkedIn page?

Networking Skills

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.

Resume Writing

Your resume 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 letter.

Salary Negotiation

This workshop provides students with the necessary skills to negotiate, research the market, and position themselves in the current job market.

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.