The Division of Career Pathways has a variety of workshops to assist undergraduate and graduate students with their career development. To register for a workshop, simply log onto Handshake and click on Search Events (in the menu on the left-hand side of your homepage) and then select Workshop (as the type). Most workshops are located in the Career Pathways Training Room and are 50 minutes in length unless otherwise noted.

Register on Handshake and bring your student ID for entry. For more information, please see our Eligibility Policy.

Event Descriptions

Career Labs

  • Resume / Cover Letter

    Resume Lab
    Bring your laptop and drop in any time during our labs for hands-on help! A few tablets will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Whether you’re writing your first resume or just need help with tailoring it to a specific job, drop by for assistance with your resume questions.

    Cover Letter Lab
    Bring your laptop and drop in any time during our labs for hands-on help! A few tablets will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Bring a specific job posting to this hands-on working session where career advisors will provide individual help with your cover letter.

  • Job Search

    LinkedIn Lab
    Bring your laptop and drop in any time during our labs for hands-on help! A few tablets will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Get a quick overview on LinkedIn and stay for an informal, open working session to build your LinkedIn profile.

    Finding a Part-Time Job Lab
    Bring your laptop and drop in any time during our labs for hands-on help! A few tablets will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Get practical tips on effectively using Handshake to search for jobs and internships, setting up your profile, and making the most of Handshake.

General Workshops

  • Resume

    Creating Your First Resume
    Learn how to put together a first-rate resume in this workshop covering what to include, proper formatting, and how to tailor your resume to a job description.

    Technical Resume Writing
    Get tips on how to highlight your relevant skills, technical and extra-curricular experiences to make an impactful impression for technical positions.

    Identifying Your Professional Skills
    Gain insight into the top skills employers are seeking and how to translate your experiences to demonstrate your qualifications.

  • Interview

    Interview Techniques
    Ace the interview with tips on how to prepare and what to do during an interview.

    General Tips for the Technical Interview
    Learn what to expect and get tips on how to prepare for a technical interview.

  • Internships

    How to Get an Internship
    From internship search strategies to making the most of your internship, get ready for internship success!

    Internship 101
    Learn about internships, how to structure your experience, and what to do to make the most of your internship.

  • Job Search

    How to Find a Work-Study or Part-Time Job
    Get tips on using Handshake and DCP resources to effectively search for work-study or part-time jobs.

    Job Search Strategies
    From networking techniques to tips on using Handshake, learn effective strategies to search for jobs.

    Your 1-Minute Elevator Pitch
    Get guidance and practice on how to introduce yourself at career fairs and professional events.

    Building Your Network
    Learn strategies for making connections and improving your networking skills.

    Prepare for the Fair / Prepare for the STEM Fair
    Make the best impression with recruiters by gaining tips on how to prepare for the career fair.

    Negotiating the Job Offer
    Gain confidence in negotiating a job offer by understanding the components of the offer and learning strategies for success.

    Are You LinkedIn?
    Learn how to build your profile and effectively use LinkedIn in your job search, including finding employers, researching industries, and making connections.

    Job Search Correspondence
    Learn techniques to craft effective cover letters, thank you letters, and professional email communication related to the job search process.

    CPT and the Internship Search for International Students
    Co-presented by the Division of Career Pathways and the International Center, this workshop explains what Curricular Practical Training is as well as how to search for internships.

    OPT and the Job Search for International Students
    Co-presented by the Division of Career Pathways and the International Center, this workshop explains what Optional Practical Training is as well as how to search for jobs.

Grad Student Workshops

  • Resume / CV

    GRAD – Resume Writing
    Take your resume to the next level. Learn how to tailor your content to the job description so employers see how your skills and experiences suit their needs. Plus, we’ll discuss the purpose, format, and content of a targeted cover letter.

    GRAD – Writing a CV
    This workshop explains the purpose, format, and content of the Curriculum Vitae. Learn how to create and critique your academic CV and how to tailor your CV to different institution types and highlight your best assets.

  • Interview

    GRAD – Preparing for the Academic Interview
    Learn about the various types of positions available, where to look for positions, and get an overview of the entire academic job search process. This session is full of tips and resources to help you successfully navigate the academic job search.

  • Job Search

    GRAD – Preparing for the Academic Interview
    Learn about the various types of positions available, where to look for positions, and get an overview of the entire academic job search process. This session is full of tips and resources to help you successfully navigate the academic job search.

Special Workshops

  • Health Professions

    The Pre-Med Journey
    Gain insight on the medical school admissions process, including developing a competitive application, effective interviewing tips, and letters of recommendation.

    Writing a Winning Personal Statement for Medical / Health Professional School
    Learn how to build a powerful narrative about your accomplishments for admission to health professional schools.

    Preparing for the Medical / Health Professional School Interview
    Ace the medical / health professions interview with tips on how to prepare and what to expect.

  • Graduate School

    Graduate School Chat
    Get an overview of graduate school resources and chat with a career counselor about your graduate school questions.

    How to Finance Graduate School
    Think you won’t be able to afford graduate school? We’ll show you how!

    Applying to Graduate School
    Learn how to find which universities and programs are right for you, as well as details about the application process.

    Writing an Effective Personal Statement for Graduate School
    Learn how to craft a strong personal statement.

    Pre-Law Workshop
    Do you have an interest in someday applying to law school? If so, join us for a workshop focused on setting you up for success to apply. Topics that will be covered include: essential undergraduate skills to develop, how to become a competitive law school applicant, and what kinds of experiences to target.

    Applying to Law School
    Learn about the law school application process and what it takes to be a viable candidate.

    GRE Strategy Session
    An expert instructor will cover the content of the GRE, walk you through sample questions, and share examples of proven test-taking strategies.

    Law School Admissions Panel
    Learn about the law school selection and admissions process from a panel of experts.

    Applying to a Graduate School in Psychology Panel
    Get advice on how to become a viable candidate for graduate psychology programs.