Workshops and Events

The career and professional development office offers workshops and events each semester to guide students through each step of the career development process.

Professional Development Series, Spring 2023

All Professional Development Series events take place in VSC 180 unless otherwise noted.

Résumés & Cover Letters

Thursday, Feb. 9 | 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 28 | 11 a.m.

Make a positive first impression with a distinctive résumé and well-written cover letter. Learn dos and don’ts, including layout and formatting tips.

Finding, Applying and Landing an Internship

Tuesday, Feb. 14 | 11 a.m.
Thursday, March 9 | 3:45 p.m.

Learn about how to find a great internship, when you should be applying (spoiler alert—it’s probably much sooner than you think) and even what you can do to create your own internship. It’s easier than it might seem.

Interviewing Strategies

Thursday, Feb. 16 | 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday, March 28 | 11 a.m.

Learn interviewing basics and proven techniques to impress employers and highlight your qualifications. Concrete information to help you prepare!

Job Search — Leveraging Your Networks and Creating New Ones

Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 11 a.m.
Thursday, March 30 | 3:45 p.m.

Get the information you need on networking, online applications and using all available resources to land a job. This is the most important workshop for seniors to attend!

LinkedIn Checklist

Thursday, Feb. 23 | 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 4 | 11 a.m.

Are you LinkedIn or left out? Join this interactive workshop that walks through step-by-step how to create and craft your personal brand while leveraging the online professional networking and job board tool. The best way to prepare is to sign up for a LinkedIn account.

Salary Negotiation

Thursday, March 2 | 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7 | 11 a.m.

Get tips to prepare for the conversation of salary with a prospective employer. This event is a must for sophomores, juniors and seniors!


Additional Events

Networking Dinner

Thursday, March 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Graham Annex

Grad School Workshops

Tuesday, Jan. 31 | 3 p.m.Canceled
Thursday, April 27 | 11 a.m.

Financial Literacy 101

Monday, April 3 | 6:30-8 p.m.

Led by professors Mark Mills and Al Hibbard, this is a great opportunity, especially for juniors and seniors, to learn about all sorts of money matters after college: salary and benefits, savings, investments, mortgages, leasing/renting, insurance, etc. Please bring your laptop or tablet. See additional materials for this event.

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Central College students naturally become multifaceted when it comes to enjoying all their interests during their time here. Quinn Deahl ’23, student body president for 2022-23, was able to tap into the different sides of her identity through her involvement at Central.

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