The Academic and Career Advising Center, in collaboration with the Office of EDI, the Center for Gender Equity and the Student Multicultural Center, presents a series of workshop opportunities for students to learn about key career readiness skills and topics through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion.

This week-long workshop prepares current, graduating and newly graduated students for the Post-Grad Work Fair on March 3.

Join Inclusive Hiring Week from Feb. 21 to Feb. 25. While most of the workshops are in person at the MPR and Boxer Pause, some events are virtual on Zoom. Check out the schedule below and register directly on Handshake.

Students should register on Handshake to secure their free meal during each session.

Presenters represent many Pacific University departments as well as external partners and recruiters.

Schedule of Events:

Date/Time

Workshop Title

Summary

Location/How to Attend

Feb. 21 
11:45 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

How to Investigate an Employer with a DEI Lens

An overview of how to uncover whether your values align with potential employers.

MPR | Register on Handshake here

Feb. 21
1-2 p.m.

Build Your Resume and Cover Letter

This hands-on workshop helps students create meaningful resumes and cover letters for any position. Students will use proven techniques for designing a resume that showcases their skills and experiences and a persuasive cover letter tailored to specific job postings.

MPR | Register on Handshake here

Feb. 21
3:30-4:30 p.m.

Community Building: Build Your Network

There is some truth to the saying, "It's not what you know, but who you know." This workshop is designed to help students create a strategic plan for developing their network, even if they think they don't know anyone!

Boxer Pause | Register on Handshake here

Feb. 22
11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Uncovering Implicit Bias in the Job Search

Learn practical steps to carefully examining implicit biases in the job search process and ways to combat it.

MPR | Register on Handshake here

Feb. 22
1-2:30 p.m.

Navigating the Hiring Process as a DACA Recipient

This workshop will be focused on resources for DACAmented folx during the job search as well as an overview of the different common hiring processes/documents, and how to complete the forms should the HR Office be unfamiliar with DACA recipients.

MPR | Register on Handshake here

Feb. 22
3-4 p.m.

Boost Your Interviewing Skills

Nervous about interviewing? This workshop is designed to help you boost your interview skills through helpful tips, tools and techniques. We will review interview prep, common interview questions, and much more!

Boxer Pause | Register on Handshake here

Feb. 23  
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Experiential Learning: Learning By Doing

Discover the power and opportunity of getting experience while you are in college and leave the workshop with a plan.

MPR | Register on Handshake here

Feb. 23
11:45 a.m. -12:50 p.m.

Interrupting Queer and Trans Microaggressions in the Workplace

While LGBTQ+ employees are protected under Oregon state laws, heterosexism and cissexism are often subtle and hard to identify. This workshop will examine how interpersonal and institutional systems of oppression harm people of all genders and sexualities, examples of common microaggressions, and tools on how to interrupt them with assertive compassion.

MPR | Register on Handshake here

Feb. 23
1-2 p.m.

Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace

Learn the basics of protection from harassment and discrimination in education (Title IX) and how it differs from workplace protections (Title VII).

MPR | Register on Handshake here

Feb. 24 
11:30 a.m. -
12:50 p.m.

Financial Foundations: Budgeting and Credit

Explore the basics of budgeting and credit with Logwone Warrior Mitz, a former D1 athlete turned financial advisor. Create SMART savings goals, generate a budget and spending plan, and learn the basics of credit and debt and how credit can be leveraged to reach your savings and budgeting goals.

MPR | Register on Handshake here

Feb. 24
1-2:35 p.m.

Debunking Professionalism

This workshop will critically examine the concept of professionalism. In doing so, we highlight the relationship between professionalism and systems of oppression, while also disentangling professionalism from our sense of self and worthiness. Ultimately, this workshop provides insights into how we can craft a more equitable and just concept of professionalism. 

MPR | Register on Handshake here

Feb. 24
3-4 p.m.

Build Your Resume and Cover Letter

This hands-on workshop helps students create meaningful resumes and cover letters for any position. Students will use proven techniques for designing a resume that showcases their skills and experiences and a persuasive cover letter tailored to specific job postings.

Boxer Pause | Register on Handshake here

Feb. 24 
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Panel: Launching Your Career, navigating Uncertainty

Gain insight into what it's really like to navigate the job market and start your career in a pandemic environment. Alumni and employer panelists will share their experiences and answer your questions.

Boxer Pause |  Register on Handshake here

Feb. 25
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Boost Your Interviewing Skills

Nervous about interviewing? This workshop is designed to help you boost your interview skills through helpful tips, tools, and techniques. We will review interview prep, common interview questions, and much more!

Boxer Pause | Register on Handshake here

Feb. 25
2-3 p.m.

Negotiate Your Benefits and Salary with Confidence

We’ll be covering many aspects of salary negotiations, including understanding the total offer, researching salaries that are relevant, acing the business case, navigating counteroffers, planning for raises, and other tips and tricks.

MPR/ Zoom | Register on Handshake here

Questions? Contact the Academic and Career Advising Center at advisingcenter@pacificu.edu.
Students may also email Vanessa Reyes, at vreyes@pacificu.edu