Completing a degree program and preparing for today's job market requires that students be well prepared, creative, and able to use a variety of programs and services that help them develop the necessary skills. To provide our students with the most up-to-date and comprehensive career development tools, the Office of Career and Professional Development offers an array of career planning programs to help students decide what major to pursue, what career best suits them, and how to begin the all-important job search process.
All programs and events are open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Workshops and Presentations
Workshops will be streamed at the scheduled times via the office's Youtube Page.
Virtual Career Vision Boarding
Thursday, August 26 | 6:00pm
Join staff from the Office of Career & Professional Development as we take you through a virtual exercise to create a virtual vision board. Experience good music, good people, and good vibes. Participants should join the virtual event via laptop for the best possible experience and be connected to the internet. This live workshop will be virtual and will not be streamed on YouTube.
How to Job Search from Home
Tuesday, August 31 | 11:00am (Virtual)
Tuesday, August 31 | 6:30pm (In-Person
November 3 | 1:00pm (Virtual)
Learn how to outreach to employers and leverage your skills online versus in-person. Gain virtual interviewing skills that you can apply to your job search. This workshop is virtual. Please RSVP to receive the link to the session.
After COVID: What's Changed in Career Planning
Wednesday, September 22 | 1:00pm
When it comes to the world of job, internships, and graduate school planning, new information, processes, and tasks have emerged. Discuss ways to prepare and set career related goals in the new normal after the effects of Covid-19. This live workshop will be virtual.
Centering Identity in Your Career Journey – A Professional Panel Series
Monday, October 4 – Thursday, October 7 | 6:00 – 7:00 pm
The world of work brings different considerations for certain social identities. Join staff members from the office to have candid discussion with full-time professionals regarding centering identity in your career journey. The virtual panel professional series features different identities for each day below:
- Monday, October 4: Men of Color
- Tuesday, October 5: Women of Color
- Wednesday, October 6: Women and Femme Identities
- Thursday, October 7: LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Workplace
Submit your resume to JOBSs before 1pm to have it virtually reviewed by a member of the OCPD staff.
- Monday, September 15
- Thursday, October 13
- Monday, October 18
Open Advising Dates
Do you have a question about your resume, job searching or need general career advising? Drop in during the following dates/times to meet with a Career Coach! RSVP in jobs ahead of time to let us know you’re dropping by to be better prepared!
- Sunday, September 26, 2021 | 5:00-8:00pm
- Sunday, October 17, 2021 | 5:00-8:00pm
Virtual Career Fairs
Fall 2021 Virtual Business & STEM Innovation Fair
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 11:00-4:00am
This career fair targets over 3,000 students and alumni within the areas of physical and life sciences, technology, mathematics, and business. Employers have the choice of cultivating schedules to meet one-on-one with students or creating group session to connect with students at a given time frame. This virtual career fair will be hosted through Career Fair Plus.
Fall 2021 Virtual Southern Career & Internship Showcase (All Majors Fair)
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 11:00-4:00am
This career fair targets over 10,000 students and alumni within the areas of physical and life sciences, technology, mathematics, and business. Employers have the choice of cultivating schedules to meet one-on-one with students or creating group session to connect with students at a given time frame. This virtual career fair will be hosted through Career Fair Plus.