We know that universities have career centers and that they provide a variety of professional development services for students. We complement university career services by helping students connect the dots.
can u buy tinidazole over the counter What does connecting the dots really mean? We don’t just teach material, we leverage our real-world experiences and give students an action plan to get the results they want. We teach students to own their professional development.
This is what some of our seminar/workshop participants have had to say:
- To actually learn the practical skills necessary for applying to internships and jobs was invaluable. I gained communication skills and have a better understanding of who I am as an individual and what I should be looking for. (C.F.)
- It sounds simple but I learned how to ask people for things. I learned to ask the right people in the right way to get what I want in my academic and professional career. (T.H.)
- The biggest takeaway I got was to have confidence in yourself and your strengths. (O.S.)
- My biggest takeaway was to take the initiative when searching for potential internships or employment. People respond to action and passion and conveying those two things sets one apart from other applicants. Also, to utilize whatever networks are available to me.
8 out of 10 students use the word “inspiring” to describe their workshop experience with Tina.
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We also offer the following seminars and workshops at colleges and universities to empower students in preparing for personal and professional growth post-graduation. Of course, we can also prepare and deliver customized workshops that meet your goals and objectives.
Tell Me About Yourself: Articulating Your Personal Brand (2 hours)
What is your purpose? What is your personal brand? What do you want to be known for? What do you look like to other people? The better you can articulate who you are and what you want to do with your life, the more authentic you will sound to potential employers and, therefore, the more likely they are to help you get what you want. During this session, students will learn about the importance of having a personal brand and, through an in-session exercise, students will define and refine their elevator pitches.
Making an Impactful First Impression: Resumes & Cover Letters (2 hour session)
Cover letters and resumes tell your professional story. They are your first impression when seeking an employment opportunity. This session will help students create impact-centered resumes and cover letters. Resume basics, resume formatting and resume content will be discussed using examples from the resumes of the session participants. Students need to bring their most up-to-date resumes as they will receive feedback from all the session participants as well as the instructor.
LinkedIn: Your Personal Brand Online (2 hour session)
LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool – if used correctly. This session will help students create an impactful LinkedIn profile that gives students a strong and confident brand online. This session will do that by teaching students how to use LinkedIn to research, network, and apply for jobs. Having a LinkedIn profile already created is highly encouraged and students must bring computers to this session. Social media basics will also be covered.
Connecting with a Purpose: Informational Interviews (2 hour session)
Informational interviews can help students get their foot in the door, gain insight, practice interview skills, find mentors and network their way into a new job or other opportunity. This session will empower students to make informational interviews a part of their professional development toolbox. Informational interviews will be defined, methods of reaching out (and success stories) will be shared, and students will have the opportunity to practice informational interviews with session participants. After this sessions, students will be more confident about “cold-calling” as well as reaching out to seek help and guidance from individuals in their own personal and professional networks.
Networking Strategically (2 hours)
People used to use “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Strategic networking is not about what you know or who you know – but who knows you. The more people that know of you and your goals, the more people you’ll have to help you reach those goals. This session will: define networking; teach the impact that networking can have on students; teach the importance of building and leveraging meaningful relationships; teach ways to network effectively; and provide an exercise during class where students can see the power of networking in practice. Furthermore, students will be reminded that networking is about getting what you want, but to get what you want, you need to know what you want.
Knocking Internship and Job Interviews Out of the Ballpark (2 hour session)
Have an interview coming up? This session will help session participants plan for a successful interview where they can introduce their best self to the interviewer. Session will highlight the following: importance of research on position and company; possible questions; stories to have in your back pocket; what to wear; non-verbal communication and setting the tone; follow up; and standing out. Session participants will have the opportunity to practice interviews and receive feedback from session participants as well as the instructor.
Personal Finance (2 hour session)
Managing money wisely is essential to achieving personal financial goals. This session will provide students with an introduction to personal financial decision-making. Topics covered include: credit cards, budgeting and planning, financial aid, loans and interest rates, debt management, setting financial goals, and effective use of financial resources. Common financial mistakes will also be discussed using real world examples.