The following workshops are typically held throughout the fall/spring semesters in Huff House 107. All students and alumni are invited to attend! Be sure to check the CCD Events Calendar (Handshake) for specific dates & times. Please RSVP so we can order enough pizza!
Learn strategies for developing an effective resume for any audience, Students will learn to:
Learn how to develop professional LinkedIn and Sallyportal profiles and how to maximize its many functions including making connections and finding opportunities.
What will you say? What will you wear? What will you bring? This workshop is geared towards students participating in their first Career & Internship Expo. Students will learn how to:
Learn and practice how to prepare for and to best articulate your skills and experiences during an interview. Students will be able to:
Learn and practice how to best present yourself professionally, what you might be missing, and what tools and resources are available to help you throughout the process. You will also be able to:
Are you potentially interested in participating in Fall On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)? Do you know want to know what Fall On-Campus recruiting is? Are you confused as to why you've been seeing recruiting events for Summer 2019 this spring? In this session you will learn:
Learn effective salary negotiation strategies that are applicable across position types and industries. Effective research is key to salary negotiation, so you will also learn the best strategies to conduct salary/offer research. By the end of the workshop, you will:
Gain insight on how to conduct an effective job or internship search. Students will learn to: develop an internship or job search plan of action to maximize your success, and identify & explore essential CCD job search resources and programs.
This series is designed for graduate students seeking to transition from academia to industry. Various topics are considered each semester.
The CCD has recurring events every semester to help you in your career development. To stay up to date on all of our event information and to RSVP, make sure to check Handshake! Here are a few CCD favorites, that happen every school year or each semester:
Business Etiquette Lunch
Which fork should be used for your first course? How should you introduce yourself?
Second interviews are routinely conducted over a meal. Join Diane Gottsman from the Protocol School of Texas to learn about improving your professional image and marketability during this crucial part of the recruiting process. Topics include dining etiquette, managing introductions, and basic conversation skills. Students consistently leave saying "I didn't know I didn't know!" Business Etiquette Lunch happens every October and costs $10 to attend. Registration opens in Handshake in the fall semester.
Open House with Resumayhem
Get your resume critiqued before the Expo and on-campus interviewing while enjoying snacks from Houston’s favorite food trucks! Inside Huff House, CCD staff, Peer Career Advisors, employers, and alumni mentors are available to help you better market yourself on paper to employers. Resume critiques are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and will typically take about 15 minutes per person. You can sign up for a resume at the event and receive a text message notification when it’s your turn.
While you’re waiting for a resume review, enjoy the DJ, t-shirt giveaways, desserts, drinks, food trucks, games, and more!
Open House with Resumayhem happens at the beginning of the school year at the end of August.
Spring and Fall Career and Internship Expos
You don't want to miss this chance to network with 100+ employers with internships and full-time opportunities at the largest recruiting event of the year! Even if you are not currently seeking opportunities, the Expo is a great way to meet recruiters and prepare yourself for the job and internship search. There is an expo every semester, in September and February. Before each expo, we have a full schedule of Expo prep workshops available in Handshake!
Every semester, we take the CCD on “the road!” You can find a CCD table outside of Coffeehouse, stacked with materials and staff ready to help you with your resume, interview tips, and more. Just stop by the table during CCD Express -- all posted in the events section of Handshake.
Nonprofit and Government Career Expo
The Nonprofit & Government Career & Internship Expo is a great way to meet recruiters from nonprofit and government organizations. Hosted by the Center for Career Development and the Center for Civic Leadership, the Expo is open to all majors, all degrees, all years, the Expo features the internship, career, and year of service opportunities offered by community agencies.
Prior to the Expo, the Center for Civic Leadership holds a lunch and speaker panel at 11:30 am in Farnsworth Pavilion. The panel is made up of professionals working in civically-minded organizations including non-profits, government, and other types of public service. After hearing from panelists about their career paths, students have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel until the expo begins at 1:00 pm. Details will be available in Handshake each spring.