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Career and Life Outcomes Center

 @HCCareerCtr

Maurice Horowitch Career
and Life Outcomes Center
315-859-4346
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WRITE: Resumes & Professional Correspondence

Workshops

The following workshops are presented periodically throughout each semester. Check HamNet for upcoming dates. If you would like one of these workshops presented for your organization, please contact Janine Oliver.


Resume 101

In this session, students will:

  • Learn the basics of writing a college-level resume
  • Brainstorm and begin to craft the content of your own resume
  • Practice writing action-oriented descriptions of experiences in order to promote skills

This workshop will be most beneficial to students who:

  • Are just getting started on a resume; or
  • Have not updated their resume since starting college


Resume 201

In this session, students will:

  • Learn to enhance their resumes’ content, formatting, and targeting
  • Get familiar with the resume rubric and how to evaluate their own resumes
  • Practice targeting a resume

This workshop will be most beneficial to students who:

  • Have already written a resume
  • Can identify at least one career field of interest or skill area

Cover Letter 201
In this session, students will:

  • Review the basics of writing a cover letter, including the goals, structure, and content
  • Practice evaluating the quality of cover letters, based on fit for a specific position
  • Brainstorm content for your own cover letter

This workshop is most beneficial for students who:

  • Have written basic cover letters before, and are looking to strengthen their approach
  • Have potential internships and/or jobs in mind for which they are writing cover letters


The following workshops also have components that focus on written materials:

Finding and Securing an On Campus Job

In this session, students will:

  • Learn about using HamNET and get tips for searching and applying to on-campus jobs
  • Learn how to write a cover letter for on-campus jobs    
  • Find out what resources are available to help write resumes for on-campus jobs

This workshop is most beneficial for students who:

  • Are looking for an on-campus job
  • Are new to the process of applying for positions with cover letters and resumes


Networking 101

In this session, students will:

  • Learn about informational interviewing as a means of exploring careers
  • Brainstorm people in their personal, academic, and professional network
  • Begin to draft an outreach email to potential contacts

This workshop will be most beneficial for students who:

  • Are interested in exploring careers through talking with professionals
  • Can identify at least one career field of interest

 

Career-Related Experience (CRE) 101

In this session, students will:

  • Get tips and strategies for lining up a break-in CRE
  • Begin to develop your CRE plan and prospect list of potential organizations to target
  • Learn how to write an effective exploratory letter to reach out to potential organizations

This workshop will be most beneficial for students who:

  • Can identify at least one career field of interest
  • Would like to pursue an internship or CRE
     

Signature Programs

LinkedIn Photobooth

This event, held a few times a year, gives students the opportunity to get a professional headshot taken, learn how to start or improve your profile, and how to leverage the LinkedIn platform. Students can also use this time to ask questions of Peer Advisors and Presenters and sign up for upcoming workshops and programs. This also serves as a low-key social event, so feel free to swing by to grab some food and chat.