Career Readiness Week - March 11 - 15, 2019. Click for schedule

Career Readiness Week

Career Readiness Week - March 11 - 15, 2019. Click for schedule

Attend Skillshops to build skills for success. No homework. Free food!

 

All UT Martin students are invited to participate and enjoy free food and drinks as well!

 

Space is limited; first come, first served seating. Printable Schedule

Agenda

Monday, March 11

Market Yourself

 

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3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Resume Writing Strategies to Catch Attention Skillshop

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Science Major Meetup

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Build a LinkedIn Profile That Gets Recognized Skillshop

Tuesday, March 12

Search for a Job

 

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3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Strategically Pursue Jobs & Internships Skillshop

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Network & Build Relationships for Success Skillshop

Wednesday, March 13

Land a Job

 

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12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interview with Ease Skillshop

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. It’s Not Bragging, It’s Marketing Yourself Skillshop

Thursday, March 14

Be Successful

 

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12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Personal Budgeting & Salary Negotiations Skillshop

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Business & Dining Etiquette Skillshop

Friday, March 15

Free Headshot Friday

 

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9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Free Headshot Friday

12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. Building Your Business Model Skillshop

1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m. Meet the Mentors

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free Headshot Friday

Monday's Events

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Resume Writing Strategies to Catch Attention Skillshop

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Leave this skillshop with strategies to update your resume so it is scannable and catches the eye of potential employers. Bring your laptop and update your resume throughout the session!

Science Major Meetup

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | 107 Brehm Hall

 

Interact with UT Martin alumni who graduated with a degree in the sciences and successful in their careers. Learn tips on gaining entry into various fields and network in a relaxed environment. Meet our panelists:

 

Faith Crawford (2010)

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Environmental Scientist 2, Division of Solid Waste Management

 

Robert McCall (2011, 2009)

Greenfield School, High School Teacher

 

Heather Meadors (2013)

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Environmental Scientist

 

James Stewart (2011)

Bayer, Research Associate-Entomology

 

Judy Redden (2012)

Davey Resource Group, Consulting Utility Forester

Build a LinkedIn Profile That Gets Recognized Skillshop

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Employers Google you when you apply for jobs. Learn how to create an online brand that gets you recognized – in a positive way. Free Headshots available during the session as well. Bring a laptop and update your LinkedIn profile throughout the session.

Tuesday's Events

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Strategically Pursue Jobs & Internships Skillshop

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Have you ever binge job-searched? Did you go online, search for jobs and forward 50 resumes – and then not hear back from anyone? Learn effective job and internship search strategies, learn about tools exclusively available to UT Martin students and develop an action plan for your search.

Network & Build Relationships for Success Skillshop

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Networking online and in person is important. Learn how to build strategic relationships, balance the give and take of networking and what how CPAD can help you build your network from your freshman year through graduation!

Wednesday's Events

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Interview with Ease Skillshop

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

The interview is where you seal the deal and get the job. Inappropriate attire, incomplete answers to questions and being unprepared can deter your career goals. You will learn tips to navigate phone, video, in-person and panel interviews. Leave with an increased knowledge of effective interview strategies and tools to help you prepare for your next interview.

It’s Not Bragging, It’s Marketing Yourself Skillshop

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Showcase your strengths and don’t feel like a used car salesperson. “I don’t know how to sell myself,” is one of the most common statements we hear. This session will help you realize that you are the best thing since peanut butter met jelly. The good news is it’s not obnoxious to brag about yourself through your resume, cover letter and interviews. It’s smart and gets you the job.

Thursday's Events

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Personal Budgeting & Salary Negotiations Skillshop

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Do you know how to advocate for a better salary? Do you know how you will manage that salary when you deposit that pay check? Come learn basic tips and strategies to manage your personal finances and negotiate your starting salary.

Business & Dining Etiquette Skillshop

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Which fork do I use? Do I need to wear a suit or are slacks ok? Come sharpen your etiquette skills and identify the difference between business professional and business casual attire. Leave with the confidence that you know how to answer a phone or email inquiry professionally, introduce yourself and navigate a networking meal.

Friday's Events

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Free Headshot Friday

9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Dress in attire that aligns you with your field of interest. If you are unsure, business professional attire is ideal. CPAD will provide you with a free photo headshot that you can easily use on your LinkedIn profile.

Building Your Business Model Skillshop

12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. | Mobile Truck Outside UC

 

Do you have a business idea but not sure how to get started? How do I act on my business ideas? What steps do I need to take and what do I do first? Learn by doing at Building Your Business Model. You will leave with a completed business model canvas and practical tools to take the next steps for your business.

Meet the Mentors (Drop In)

1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Mobile Truck Outside UC

 

Meet one-on-one with small business and entrepreneurship mentors from around the state. Mentors have started their own businesses, have run organizations that support entrepreneurs, and they are willing to share what they have learned. Come ask mentors for advice about getting your idea started, running a company, raising money, selling your product and more.

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