CES Workshop and Presentation Topics

As you plan for your next CES-facilitated workshop or presentation, use the descriptions below to help identify the best program topics or assessments for your group.

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Program Descriptions


CES Overview
This presentation is great for all to learn about the career resources and services offered to Puget Sound students. For all audiences, we will facilitate a live demonstration of the online resources hosted by myPugetSound that include: ASK Network, LoggerJobs, and Career Cruising. Technology required (computer, projector, screen, internet connection).

Resume Writing
Create a unique snapshot of your experience on paper. Learn about content, formatting, and how to maximize its effectiveness throughout the job search. Technology is not required but can be incorporated.

Cover Letter Writing
Provides an overview of basic cover letter writing and activities to tell the difference between a poor, good, and great cover letter. Technology is not required but can be incorporated.

LinkedIn
Students will learn how to develop a professional social media presence, while maximizing LinkedIn to your advantage at any stage of the career journey. The workshop can focus on developing an initial LinkedIn profile or making the most of the site’s features. Technology required (computer, projector, screen, internet connection). Computer Lab room preferred so that participants can work on their own profiles during the session.

Presenting Your Professional Self—On Paper, In Person, and Online
This session provides big picture tips and resources to help make the best impression in a job/internship search.  Specific topics that are included: resumes, interviewing, professional wardrobe, and your social media presence.  60 minutes session is preferable. Technology required (computer, projector, screen, internet connection).

Networking Strategies—Making the Most of Alumni Connections
Interactive program designed to introduce students to the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Network including tips on how to use the ASK Network for career exploration, job searching, and strategies for reaching out to alumni.  Technology required (computer, projector, screen, internet connection).
**For classes, we can try to bring in an alumni with advance notice of 4-6 weeks before the presentation.

Job/Internship Search Strategies
Overview of job search resources including resources, strategies, and methods of tapping into the hidden job market. Technology required (computer, projector, screen, internet connection).

Career Planning—What Should I Be Doing Now?
This session can be customized to the audience as a guide for what they should be doing now to prepare. Wanting to focus on needs of first year students such as career or major exploration, assessments, and resume building? Hoping to prepare sophomores for internship searches and career fair attendance? Preparing juniors and seniors for the job search or utilizing LinkedIn for networking? Tell us about your class/group members and what you think might be helpful. Technology is not required but can be incorporated.

Interviewing
This session will focus on how to prepare for an interview, what to expect on the day of, and how to follow up. Specific topics include the typical structure of an interview and behavioral style questions. Technology is not required but can be incorporated.

Evaluating Job Offers & Negotiating Salary
Students will 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. Technology required (computer, projector, screen, internet connection).

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Assessment Descriptions

**Please note that a $10 fee is applied per student taking the assessment.**

Exploring Interests, Careers, and Majors: Strong Interest Inventory
Have students take the Strong Interest Inventory to discover what might motivate them in a work setting, identify possible professional and leisure interests, and consider how interests align with professionals who are happy in their jobs. Technology is not required but can be incorporated.

Personalities in the Workplace: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
ENFJ, ISTP, INFJ-- Students can unscramble these Myers- Briggs Types and learn how to best work with others in any organization or group setting. Technology recommended (computer, projector, screen).

Lead by Your Strengths: StrengthsQuest
Students will take the StrengthsQuest assessment to learn how to maximize your strengths every day. Workshops can be customized to focus on the following: an overview of Strengths, group dynamics, or how to apply your strengths in the job search. Technology required (computer, projector, screen, internet connection).