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    Workshop and Events

    Workshops and events are open to all students and alumni.


    Please note that while rare, all workshops are subject to cancellation without notice due to unforeseen events. If you plan to come to a workshop Career Services advises that you call our office at 732-571-3471 to confirm your attendance.

    February | March | April

  • February

    Monday, February 08, 2016 , 2 - 3 p.m.

    Deal Breakers: Avoiding Common Job Search Mistakes

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    The job market for recent grads is very competitive and errors made when job hunting can be costly. Attend this workshop to learn about common mistakes that could eliminate you from obtaining an employment offer.


    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 , 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Ex Ed 101

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    In addition to being a requirement, Ex Ed provides career-related experience for undergraduate students. Ex Ed helps you to build your resume, establish contacts in the field, and improve your knowledge and skills. This workshop will focus on the importance of Ex Ed and finding the right placement to complement your major and your career goals.


    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 , 12 - 1 p.m.

    Resume 101

    Presented by Nancy Gallo

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    A great resume is the foundation to any job search and is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. Your resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume that will get you noticed.


    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    How to Prepare For a Career Fair

    Presented by Jeff Mass

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    This workshop will help you develop realistic goals for attending a career fair, provide you with information about the purpose of a career fair, and help you plan, achieve, and follow through on your career fair experience to maximize the benefits of the event.


    Thursday, February 11, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    What You Need to Know About the Online Job Application Process

    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Did you ever wonder what happens to your job application once you hit the “send” button and it goes into cyberspace? This session will provide an overview and understanding of the applicant tracking systems (ATS) that filter your online job application. Learn tips that will ensure your application has the best possibility of reaching the recruiter and getting you the interview.


    Thursday, February 11, 2016 , 5 - 6 p.m.

    Career Roundtable for Graduate Students and Alumni

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Bring your questions, concerns and comments to this innovative workshop at Career Services. Graduate students and alumni have different challenges in the workforce and in their career development than traditional undergraduates. There is no formal agenda to be followed here; participants are free to bring any topic for discussion to the table, and all participants are encouraged to weigh in with their own experiences and thoughts. No career topic is off-limits!


    Monday, February 15, 2016 , 2 - 3 p.m.

    Dressing for Success: Appropriate Interview and Workplace Attire

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    This session will address the correct way to dress for different work scenarios. We will discuss not only the right clothing for an interview, but what is considered appropriate for casual Friday’s and out-of-office settings.


    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 , 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Service Matters!

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Want to get involved in local and global communities, but not sure where to start? This workshop will explore community service and service learning opportunities at MU, and answer your questions about the ways in which you can incorporate service into your academic work.


    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 , 12 – 1 p.m.

    Writing the Perfect Cover Letter

    Presented by Nancy Gallo

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Cover letters are a great opportunity to cover qualifications not fully explained in your resume. They also serve as a writing sample that employers will use to gauge your communication skills. Learn how to take advantage of a cover letter’s full potential and increase your chances of getting an interview.


    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    LinkedIn 101

    Presented by Jeff Mass

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    LinkedIn is a professional social network and job search tool that has grown to over 100 million members since 2003. It can be an effective instrument in building your professional network. This workshop will cover the following topics: profile setup, creating your network, introductions, recommendations, people search, and job postings.


    Thursday, February 18, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    Resume 101

    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    A great resume is the foundation to any job search and is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. Your resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume that will get you noticed.


    Monday, February 22, 2016 , 2 - 3 p.m.

    Deal Breakers: Avoiding Common Job Search Mistakes

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    The job market for recent grads is very competitive and errors made when job hunting can be costly. Attend this workshop to learn about common mistakes that could eliminate you from obtaining an employment offer.


    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 , 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Ex Ed 101

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    In addition to being a requirement, Ex Ed provides career-related experience for undergraduate students. Ex Ed helps you to build your resume, establish contacts in the field, and improve your knowledge and skills. This workshop will focus on the importance of Ex Ed and finding the right placement to complement your major and your career goals.


    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 , 12 - 1 p.m.

    Resume 101

    Presented by Nancy Gallo

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    A great resume is the foundation to any job search and is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. Your resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume that will get you noticed.


    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    How to Prepare For a Career Fair

    Presented by Jeff Mass

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    This workshop will help you develop realistic goals for attending a career fair, provide you with information about the intention of a career fair, and help you plan, achieve, and follow through on your career fair experience to maximize the benefits of the event.


    Thursday, February 25, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    What You Need to Know About the Online Job Application Process

    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Did you ever wonder what happens to your job application once you hit the “send” button and it goes into cyberspace? This session will provide an overview and understanding of the applicant tracking systems (ATS) that filter your online job application. Learn tips that will ensure your application has the best possibility of reaching the recruiter and getting you the interview.


    Monday, February 29, 2016 , 2 - 3 p.m.

    Dressing for Success: Appropriate Interview and Workplace Attire

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    This session will address the correct way to dress for different work scenarios. We will discuss not only the right clothing for an interview, but what is considered appropriate for casual Friday’s and out-of-office settings.


  • March

    Tuesday, March 01, 2016 , 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Service Matters!

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Want to get involved in local and global communities, but not sure where to start? This workshop will explore community service and service learning opportunities at MU, and answer your questions about the ways in which you can incorporate service into your academic work.


    Wednesday, March 02, 2016 , 12 – 1 p.m.

    Writing the Perfect Cover Letter

    Presented by Nancy Gallo

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Cover letters are a great opportunity to cover qualifications not fully explained in your resume. They also serve as a writing sample that employers will use to gauge your communication skills. Learn how to take advantage of a cover letter’s full potential and increase your chances of getting an interview.


    Wednesday, March 02, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    LinkedIn 101

    Presented by Jeff Mass

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    LinkedIn is a professional social network and job search tool that has grown to over 100 million members since 2003. It can be an effective instrument in building your professional network. This workshop will cover the following topics: profile setup, creating your network, introductions, recommendations, people search, and job postings.


    Thursday, March 03, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    Resume 101

    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    A great resume is the foundation to any job search and is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. Your resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume that will get you noticed.


    Monday, March 07, 2016 , 2 - 3 p.m.

    Deal Breakers: Avoiding Common Job Search Mistakes

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    The job market for recent grads is very competitive and errors made when job hunting can be costly. Attend this workshop to learn about common mistakes that could eliminate you from obtaining an employment offer.


    Monday, March 07, 2016 , 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Educators’ Career Day Prep Session

    Presented by Will Hill

    H.R.Young Auditorium, Bey Hall

    Make the most of the Educators’ Career Day scheduled for March 16. Learn how to plan your day, maximize contacts, handle long lines, and get the most help from every employer you meet. Get tips on speaking with recruiters, marketing yourself, and creating your portfolio. Those planning to attend the Educators’ Career Day are strongly urged to attend.


    Tuesday, March 08, 2016 , 12 - 1 p.m.

    Ex Ed 101

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    In addition to being a requirement, Ex Ed provides career-related experience for undergraduate students. Ex Ed helps you to build your resume, establish contacts in the field, and improve your knowledge and skills. This workshop will focus on the importance of Ex Ed and finding the right placement to complement your major and your career goals.


    Tuesday, March 08, 2016 , 5 - 6 p.m.

    Career Roundtable for Graduate Students and Alumni

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Center for Student Success, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Bring your questions, concerns and comments to this first of its kind workshop at Career Services. Graduate students and alumni have different challenges in the workforce and in their career development than traditional undergraduates. There is no formal agenda to be followed here; participants are free to bring any topic for discussion to the table, and all participants are encouraged to weigh in with their own experiences and thoughts. No career topic is off-limits!


    Wednesday, March 09, 2016 , 12 - 1 p.m.

    Resume 101

    Presented by Nancy Gallo

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    A great resume is the foundation to any job search and is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. Your resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume that will get you noticed.


    Wednesday, March 09, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    How to Prepare For a Career Fair

    Presented by Jeff Mass

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    This workshop will help you develop realistic goals for attending a career fair, provide you with information about the intention of a career fair, and help you plan, achieve, and follow through on your career fair experience to maximize the benefits of the event.


    Thursday, March 10, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    What You Need to Know About the Online Job Application Process

    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Did you ever wonder what happens to your job application once you hit the “send” button and it goes into cyberspace? This session will provide an overview and understanding of the applicant tracking systems (ATS) that filter your online job application. Learn tips that will ensure your application has the best possibility of reaching the recruiter and getting you the interview.


    Wednesday, March 16, 2016 , 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Educators’ Career Day

    Anacon Hall, Rebecca Stafford Student Center, 2nd Floor

    This annual event brings many representatives from local and regional school systems to campus. While open to all, education majors graduating this year are strongly encouraged to attend. Bring your resume and portfolio and be prepared to speak directly with principals, assistant superintendents, and other school administrators about career possibilities within their districts.


    Monday, March 21, 2016 , 2 - 3 p.m.

    Dressing for Success: Appropriate Interview and Workplace Attire

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    This session will address the correct way to dress for different work scenarios. We will discuss not only the right clothing for an interview, but what is considered appropriate for casual Friday’s and out-of-office settings.


    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 , 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Service Matters!

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Want to get involved in local and global communities, but not sure where to start? This workshop will explore community service and service learning opportunities at MU, and answer your questions about the ways in which you can incorporate service into your academic work.


    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 , 12 – 1 p.m.

    Writing the Perfect Cover Letter

    Presented by Nancy Gallo

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Cover letters are a great opportunity to cover qualifications not fully explained in your resume. They also serve as a writing sample that employers will use to gauge your communication skills. Learn how to take advantage of a cover letter’s full potential and increase your chances of getting an interview.


    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    LinkedIn 101

    Presented by Jeff Mass

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    LinkedIn is a professional social network and job search tool that has grown to over 100 million members since 2003. It can be an effective instrument in building your professional network. This workshop will cover the following topics: profile setup, creating your network, introductions, recommendations, people search, and job postings.


    Thursday, March 24, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    Resume 101

    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    A great resume is the foundation to any job search and is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. Your resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume that will get you noticed.


    Monday, March 28, 2016 , 2 - 3 p.m.

    Deal Breakers: Avoiding Common Job Search Mistakes

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    The job market for recent grads is very competitive and errors made when job hunting can be costly. Attend this workshop to learn about common mistakes that could eliminate you from obtaining an employment offer.


    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 , 12 - 1 p.m.

    Ex Ed 101

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    In addition to being a requirement, Ex Ed provides career-related experience for undergraduate students. Ex Ed helps you to build your resume, establish contacts in the field, and improve your knowledge and skills. This workshop will focus on the importance of Ex Ed and finding the right placement to complement your major and your career goals.


    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 , 12 - 1 p.m.

    Resume 101

    Presented by Nancy Gallo

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    A great resume is the foundation to any job search and is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. Your resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume that will get you noticed.


    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    How to Prepare For a Career Fair

    Presented by Jeff Mass

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    This workshop will help you develop realistic goals for attending a career fair, provide you with information about the intention of a career fair, and help you plan, achieve, and follow through on your career fair experience to maximize the benefits of the event.


    Thursday, March 31, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    What You Need to Know About the Online Job Application Process

    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Did you ever wonder what happens to your job application once you hit the “send” button and it goes into cyberspace? This session will provide an overview and understanding of the applicant tracking systems (ATS) that filter your online job application. Learn tips that will ensure your application has the best possibility of reaching the recruiter and getting you the interview.


  • April

    Monday, April 04, 2016 , 2 - 3 p.m.

    Dressing for Success: Appropriate Interview and Workplace Attire

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    This session will address the correct way to dress for different work scenarios. We will discuss not only the right clothing for an interview, but what is considered appropriate for casual Friday’s and out-of-office settings.


    Tuesday, April 05, 2016 , 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Service Matters!

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Want to get involved in local and global communities, but not sure where to start? This workshop will explore community service and service learning opportunities at MU, and answer your questions about the ways in which you can incorporate service into your academic work.


    Wednesday, April 06, 2016 , 12:30 - 4 p.m.

    Spring Career Day 2016

    The MAC

    This is Career Services’ premier event of the semester. Dozens of employers from business, government, and the non-profit sector are expected to attend this annual program. This is your opportunity to meet with potential employers face-to-face where you can discuss full-time, part-time and internship opportunities. Don’t miss this important event in its new location at the MAC.


    Thursday, April 07, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    Resume 101

    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    A great resume is the foundation to any job search and is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. Your resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume that will get you noticed.


    Monday, April 11, 2016 , 2 - 3 p.m.

    Deal Breakers: Avoiding Common Job Search Mistakes

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    It’s extremely competitive out there in this economy. Attend this workshop to learn some common errors that could eliminate you from obtaining a position. We will review the top 10 things to NOT do when searching for a job.


    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 , 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Ex Ed 101

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    In addition to being a requirement, Ex Ed provides career-related experience for undergraduate students. Ex Ed helps you to build your resume, establish contacts in the field, and improve your knowledge and skills. This workshop will focus on the importance of Ex Ed and finding the right placement to complement your major and your career goals.


    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 , 12 - 1 p.m.

    Resume 101

    Presented by Nancy Gallo

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    A great resume is the foundation to any job search and is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. Your resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume that will get you noticed.


    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    LinkedIn 101

    Presented by Jeff Mass

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    LinkedIn is a professional social network and job search tool that has grown to over 100 million members since 2003. It can be an effective instrument in building your professional network. This workshop will cover the following topics: profile setup, creating your network, introductions, recommendations, people search, and job postings.


    Thursday, April 14, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    What You Need to Know About the Online Job Application Process

    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Did you ever wonder what happens to your job application once you hit the “send” button and it goes into cyberspace? This session will provide an overview and understanding of the applicant tracking systems (ATS) that filter your online job application. Learn tips that will ensure your application has the best possibility of reaching the recruiter and getting you the interview.


    Monday, April 18, 2016 , 2 - 3 p.m.

    Dressing for Success: Appropriate Interview and Workplace Attire

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    This session will address the correct way to dress for different work scenarios. We will discuss not only the right clothing for an interview, but what is considered appropriate for casual Friday’s and out-of-office settings.


    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 , 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Service Matters!

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    Want to get involved in local and global communities, but not sure where to start? This workshop will explore community service and service learning opportunities at MU, and answer your questions about the ways in which you can incorporate service into your academic work.


    Thursday, April 21, 2016 , 1 - 2 p.m.

    Resume 101

    Presented by Ellen Reilly

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    A great resume is the foundation to any job search and is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. Your resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume that will get you noticed.


    Thursday, April 21, 2016 , 2 - 3 p.m.

    Ex Ed 101

    Presented by Linda Gonzalez

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    In addition to being a requirement, Ex Ed provides career-related experience for undergraduate students. Ex Ed helps you to build your resume, establish contacts in the field, and improve your knowledge and skills. This workshop will focus on the importance of Ex Ed and finding the right placement to complement your major and your career goals.


    Monday, April 25, 2016 , 2 - 3 p.m.

    Deal Breakers: Avoiding Common Job Search Mistakes

    Presented by Will Hill

    Career Services Conference Room, Lower Level Rebecca Stafford Student Center

    It’s extremely competitive out there in this economy. Attend this workshop to learn some common errors that could eliminate you from obtaining a position. We will review the top 10 things to NOT do when searching for a job.