Classes and workshops are excellent tools to help you develop career skills.
Schedule a Workshop
We are happy to work with your student organization or program to design a career-related workshop. We encourage you to fill out our request form and tell us a little bit about what you are wanting to accomplish. Some examples of workshops we have offered in the past are listed below.
- Who Am I and What Matches My Personality: Learn about your personality based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and identify your unique preferences through group activities. Complete the MBTI before attending this workshop.
- What Kind of Work or Major Matches my Interests? Identify your key interest themes through group activities and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII). Complete the SII before attending this workshop.
- S.O.A.R. Seminars: Search. Observe. Apply. Rise. Through small-group, guided conversations these seminars focus on helping you identify your strengths and interests, where you can use them now, and where you might use them in the future.
Job and Internship Search Strategy Workshops
- How Do I Write and Effective Résumé and Cover Letter? Learn how to identify the key message you want to convey to an employer and how to build that into your résumé and cover letter. Individual critiques are available by appointment.
- Internship and Full-Time Job Search: Learn how to think like an employer and be strategic in your internship or job search.
- How Do I Find a Part-Time Job On- or Off-Campus? Learn a variety of strategies that will help you in your part-time job search.
- What’s My Brand and Why Do I Need One? One of the most important parts of your job search is self-promotion, articulating what you value, what you’re great at, and what you will bring to your next position. This is your personal brand. Discover brand YOU and how to become your own marketing manager.
Online Presence Workshops
- Using Social Media to Enhance My Brand and Job Search: Get an overview of how social media outlets such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and blogs can be used effectively in your job search. Begin to develop a consistent message and learn how to network with professionals through social media.
- LinkedIn Working Session: Build your LinkedIn profile while getting professional tips and advice. Learn some not-so-obvious LinkedIn features and get feedback on your profile. Bring a laptop and create your LinkedIn account before the workshop.
- Building a Personal Website and Using it in Your Job Search: Take advantage of a personal website by learning what platforms to use, what to include, and how to let employers know you have one.
Sign Up for a Class
CAS 407: Career and Academic Major Decisions
This class is designed for students who are uncertain about selecting a major or a career path. Whether you have some ideas or feel completely lost, the assignments and activities in this class will help you develop a sense of direction. In this class you will:
- Learn about your values, interests, strengths, and personality
- Receive feedback on your strengths
- Explore careers of interest to you by speaking with career professionals and receiving advice
- Develop a plan of action for your future career development
This class is helpful for freshmen, sophomore, and junior students, and is open to all majors.
CAS 407: Prepare for Job and Internship Search
This class is designed for those students who are ready to begin their career search. Class assignments and activities will focus on helping students identify their values and strengths as they relate to the world of work, develop strong written documents, and learn strategies for networking and interviewing. In this class you will:
- Develop an understanding of your strengths, values, and interests
- Apply that knowledge to writing strong résumés and cover letters as well as identifying powerful interview stories
- Learn strategies for networking and connect with career professionals in fields of interest to you
- Hone your interview skills
- Develop a plan of action for moving forward with your search
This class is helpful for junior and senior students who are ready to begin a search and is open to all majors.
How Do I Sign Up?
You can find the class meeting dates and time in the UO Class Schedule under CAS 407.