How can you design a persuasive resume and cover letter and talk about your experience in a way that employers want to hear? If you’re a first-generation professional (and likely facing the same challenges as a first-generation college student), how can you overcome barriers in the workforce and thrive? Do you need confidence in negotiating salary, benefits and raises? 

The Academic and Career Advising Center is excited to present a series of career readiness workshop opportunities that will answer these questions and invite all students, staff and faculty at Pacific to participate for free. This hands-on, in-person and virtual workshop conference will tackle these topics and more, and help you feel empowered and confident in your professional career journey! Each session you attend includes a free meal. 

Students should register on Handshake to secure their free meal during each session. Check out the schedule below to register.

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

2/13 from 11 a.m. - noon

Community Building: Build Your Network and Land an Internship or Job

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, and leveraging their new network to get the experience they need. Attendees will be able to sign up for additional step-by-step support as they build their network.

Boxer Pause (UC)

 

Register in Handshake here and receive a FREE meal!

2/13 from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Authentic Storytelling: Your Secret Career-Making Weapon

Authentic storytelling is a powerful tool when it comes to influence and persuasion. How can you highlight your strengths in the job search process? How can you show up authentically at work and be a ‘real human’? What is code switching and how can it put your authenticity at risk? Join us as we examine the answers to these questions and discuss ways you can be your true, authentic self while navigating your career. 

Boxer Pause (UC)

 

Register in Handshake here and receive a FREE meal!

2/13 from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. 

 

How to Talk About Your Experience in a Way that Employers Want to Hear: Practice 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!

100B Clic (Pacific Hall - formerly Scott Hall)

 

Register in Handshake here and receive a FREE meal!

2/14 from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Employment Law 101 – Know Your Rights

Exempt vs. non-exempt? Accommodations in the workplace? Do you know your rights as an employee? Labor & employment law is a complicated topic and can be a difficult thing to navigate on your own. This workshop will examine the rights, responsibilities and protections afforded to employees (including DACA recipients and international job seekers!) in the US.

Zoom

 

(503 352 2800) or https://pacificu.zoom.us/j/5033522800

 

Register in Handshake here

2/14 from 11 - 11:50 a.m.

Self-Doubt and Feeling Out of Place – Battling the Monster of Imposter Syndrome

Feel a wave of self-doubt coming on? You might be suffering from impostor syndrome. Overcoming impostor syndrome — or the feeling that any accomplishment is not indicative of your hard work, but rather just luck — is easier said than done. This workshop will examine research-backed strategies to tackle the monster of imposter syndrome and how to become a better version of yourself by giving them a try!

Student Multicultural Center (Pacific Hall - formerly Scott Hall)

 

Register in Handshake here and receive a FREE meal!

2/14 from 12:10 - 1:10 p.m.

Community Building: Build Your Network and Land an Internship or Job

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, and leveraging their new network to get the experience they need. Attendees will be able to sign up for additional step-by-step support as they build their network. 

Price Hall 203

 

Register in Handshake here and receive a FREE meal!

2/14 from 2 - 2:45 p.m.

Connecting College Sports and Careers

 

One unique student population in college is student-athletes. Spending an extended amount of time focused on their sports can sometimes lead to student-athletes not being able to translate the skills they gained on the field to a potential career. In this presentation, we will talk about the valuable traits college athletes have and how to present them in the career application process in areas such as resumes, cover letters, and interviews.

Boxer Pause (UC)

 

Register in Handshake here and receive a FREE meal!

2/14 from 3:30 - 4:40 p.m.

Build Your Resume/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 (UC)

 

Register in Handshake here and receive a FREE meal!

2/15 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Build Your Resume/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.

Student Fireside Lounge (UC)

 

Register in Handshake here and receive a FREE meal!

2/15 from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Experiential Learning: Learning By Doing and Why Employers Want This

You can think of experiential learning as "learning by doing," but that’s just half of it! Discover the power and opportunity of getting experience while you are in college and leave the workshop with a plan.

216 Taylor Auditorium (Marsh Hall)

 

Register in Handshake here and receive a FREE meal!

2/15 from 4 - 4:50 p.m.

“Oops, I Shouldn’t Have Posted That” – Social Media 101 for College Students

Social media can be a powerful and strategic platform for your personal and professional brand. Not only does social media enable you to connect with and reach out to potential employers, but companies (and schools) can also use social platforms to discover you as a top candidate. However, if you aren’t careful, you may find that your actions on the internet are just like peeing your pants in school - no one ever forgets. This workshop will discuss the 'Dos' and 'Dont's' of social media for job seekers and how to highlight your skills, give employers a peek into your personality, and land you a job!

Boxer Pause (UC)

 

Register in Handshake here and receive a FREE meal!

2/16 from noon - 1:15 p.m.

How to Talk About Your Experience in a Way that Employers Want to Hear: Practice 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 (UC)

 

Register in Handshake here and receive a FREE meal!

2/16 from 2 - 5 p.m.

Finders Keepers ‘Dress for Success’ Pop Up

Free pop up event for Pacific University campus community to browse through a variety of inclusive sizes and styles of new and gently used professional clothing!

Student Fireside Lounge (UC)

 

No registration necessary - just show up!

2/17 from 9:40 - 10:40 a.m.

To Disclose or Not to Disclose?

For many job seekers with a disability or learning difference, it’s difficult to know whether sharing these details with an employer will be a blessing or a curse. This workshop will examine the implications of disclosure and how you can use a strengths-based approach in leveraging disabilities and neurodiversity as an asset in the workplace. 

Zoom

 

(503 352 2800) or https://pacificu.zoom.us/j/5033522800

 

Register in Handshake here

2/17 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Financial Foundations

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.

Boxer Pause (UC)

 

Register in Handshake here and receive a FREE meal!

2/17 from 1 -2 p.m.

Negotiate Your Salary and Benefits 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.

Boxer Pause (UC)

 

Register in Handshake here and receive a FREE meal!

2/17 from 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Cultivating Boundaries at Work: What is Work and What is Sacrifice?

Work isn’t who we are, not even if we love our jobs — there’s more to us than that. So why do we put up with spaces that mentally and emotionally drain us? What is hustle culture and why is it toxic? How can you set up healthy boundaries in the workplace and avoid burnout? Join us as we explore the answers to these questions and dive into what “work-life-balance” really means.

Boxer Pause (UC)

 

Register in Handshake here and receive a FREE meal!

Questions? Contact the Academic and Career Advising Center at advisingcenter@pacificu.edu.

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advisingcenter@pacificu.edu