Get to know Career and Employment Services (CES)! Open to all members of the campus community, this presentation outlines the career services and programming that CES provides. Watch a live demonstration of Handshake, Puget Sound’s online career platform; learn how students can make the most of CES’ many services, resources, and events; and for non-students, find out how you can partner with CES to support students’ career development.
Sometimes it's easier for students to talk about career topics with another student. This quick visit is lead by a CES Career Peer Advisor, and is the perfect way to ease students in to thinking about exploring career paths or launching an internship or job search.
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Create a unique snapshot of your experience on paper. Learn about content, formatting, and how to maximize the effectiveness of your resume throughout your job search.
Cover Letter Writing
Can you tell the difference between a poor, good, and great cover letter? Participate in small-group activities as you master the basics of cover letter writing.
Learn how to develop a professional social media presence, while maximizing LinkedIn to your advantage at any stage of the career journey. Depending on your needs, this workshop can focus on developing an initial LinkedIn profile or on how to make the most of the site’s network-building and job-searching features.
Handshake — Intro, Creating a Profile, and Using It Well
Looking for a tool you can use to advance your career options? Handshake, our online career platform, is designed to support your career development. Learn how to schedule career advising appointments, find events that match your interests, and develop your Handshake profile to maximize your job and internship search.
Identifying Strengths with the Dependable Strengths Model
Explore your strengths through personal reflection and conversations with classmates during this active workshop. Everyone has Dependable Strengths that they use across various aspects of their lives. The exercises that we’ll work through are designed to help you identify your strengths and to develop language about those strengths that you can incorporate into conversations with employers and networking contacts. **Students will be asked to do pre-work that typically takes 30-60 minutes.**
Presenting Your Professional Self — On Paper, In Person, and Online
This session provides you with big-picture tips and resources to help you make your best impression in a job/internship search. Specific topics include: resumes, interviewing, professional wardrobe, and your social media presence.
Networking Strategies — Making the Most of Alumni Connections
This interactive student-to-alumni program introduces you to the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Network. Gain tips on how to use the ASK Network for career exploration and job searching; and learn strategies for reaching out to alumni. >>Reserve this session 4-6 weeks in advance so that alumni participation can be arranged.
Job/Internship Search Strategies
Launching a job or internship search? This overview provides you with strategies you can use to navigate job postings on Handshake and other job boards, as well as to utilize your networking connections to find jobs that may not be advertised broadly.
Career Planning — What Should I Be Doing RIght Now?
This session can be customized to the audience as a guide for what they can be doing to prepare, right now. Want to focus on the needs of first-year students, such as career or major exploration, assessments, and resume building? Hoping to prime sophomores for internship searches and career fair attendance? Prepping juniors and seniors to launch a job search or to use LinkedIn for networking? Tell us about your class/group members and what you think might be helpful.
Do you have interviews on the horizon? Learn how to prepare, what to expect on the day of the interview, and how to follow up. Practice various aspects of interviewing with your classmates to help hone your skills. Specific topics include the typical structure of an interview and behavioral-style questions.
Evaluating Job Offers & Negotiating Salary
Learn how to research salaries for specific roles and industries. The session will also cover how to compare job offers based on an individual’s professional values and preferences.
**Please note that a $10 fee is applied per student taking the assessment.**
Exploring Interests, Careers, and Majors: Strong Interest Inventory
Discover what might motivate you in a work setting, identify possible professional and leisure interests, and consider how your interests align with professionals who are happy in their jobs.
Personalities in the Workplace: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
ENFJ, ISTP, INFJ — Unscramble these Myers- Briggs Types and learn how you, with your specific type, can work effectively with others in any organization or group setting. Beyond career exploration, this can be a useful tool for student clubs, teams, and staff groups who want to build cohesion.
Lead by Your Strengths: StrengthsQuest
Learn how to maximize your strengths every day. This workshop can be customized to focus on: an overview of Strengths, group dynamics, or how to apply your strengths in the job search.