The Lundy-Fetterman Office of Career Services and Professional Development hosted a series of events aimed to equip both undergraduate and graduate students with skills to prepare them for interviews and future careers.
Director of Career Services Jill Williamson implemented four signature events that were offered to students during the week of September 20-23. The first event on Monday was a Career Bootcamp where Jill carried students through the basics of resumé and cover letter writing, and interview tips. In addition, she also gave students a tutorial on how to use CUHired!, the University’s career prep website and job board for students and alumni.
On Tuesday, students were offered mock interviews where they could “take their skills for a test drive” and prepare for real interviews. The mock interviews were conducted by the Business School’s corporate partners at Modern Woodmen of America. “I had a great experience with Scott for the interview . . . I learned a bunch of new things,” Kinjal Shah, MBA student.
On Wednesday evening, students enjoyed a dinner and a “show” with the Dining Etiquette and Dress for Success event. During the dinner, Renee Green, Director of Student Success and Leadership and Business School Graduate Assistant, Maggie Warren created a presentation to share guidelines for appropriate dress for different work scenarios. Ms. Williamson followed with a presentation on proper dining etiquette to prepare students for potential business dinner meetings.
To wrap up the week, the last event was a networking workshop entitled “Un-Awkwarding Networking” which was held at the downtown Raleigh Campus Thursday evening. With a lighthearted and interactive presentation, students were once again given real-life practical actions to take to make networking less awkward.
“I hope the students enjoyed our Career Prep week and were able to take away some real-life skills to prepare them for their futures,” Jill Williamson.
The Office of Career Services and Professional Development will offer another career prep week in the spring for students in order to assist students in finding a jobs upon graduation in May.