Moving Forward in Uncertain Times is a virtual workshop series. Check out the videos of previous workshops.
Previously Recorded Workshops:
Are Micro-Internships Right for You?
During this workshop, students will be introduced to Parker Dewey, a micro-internship hosting program. Maddie McNabb, the UCC’s internship coordinator, walks participants through the platform from setting up an account to applying for projects. The workshop finishes with some tips and tricks to increase your success in landing a micro-internship.
Getting Hired Now - Employer Panel Q&A
Join the University Career Center for a Question and Answer session with local recruiters from Kroger and UPS about getting hired in the current economy. Students who took part in the Q&A will found out that despite the COVID-19 crisis, employers still have hiring needs. Panelists include Aidan Keenan from Kroger and Brittany Mecham from UPS with Donna Lee from the UCC serving as moderator.
Interview like a S.T.A.R.
Learn about the elements of successful interviews. We will discuss various types of interviews and share tips on how to answer three questions that you will be asked in your next interview. Participants will learn how to craft an effective elevator pitch, utilize the S.T.A.R. technique to answer behavioral interview questions, and how to follow-up after the interview.
The Difference Maker: Effective Cover Letters
Learn the purpose of the cover letter and how it should be used in conjunction with the resume; how to review the order, organization, and format of a cover letter; discuss writing style and content; and view descriptive examples of content.
Job Searching Amid Covid-19
Searching for a job during a pandemic can be challenging and overwhelming. Let us help. Louisville Alumni hosted a live panel discussion with UofL's Career Center staff as they provided advice on how to best navigate the current climate and shared what resources are available to you.
- Bill Fletcher, M.Ed., director of the University Career Center
- Donna Lee, M.S., associate director of employer engagement
- Stuart Esrock, Ph.D., communications professor and faculty liaison to the University Career Center for internships
- Moderator: Dr. James "Michael" Mardis, Dean of Students and Vice Provost for Student Affairs.
Updating Your Resume
In this webinar, participants learnt how to create a strong professional resume needed for today's job market. Come and learn how to tailor your resume for your employer/industry and learn how to highlight your skillset for the job you are seeking.
Open Forum with the University Career Center
In this webinar, participants will have time to ask questions and discuss any concerns on their minds with the UCC Staff as they try and navigate these uncertain times in the economy and the job market.
Most forms of communicating with one another have shifted to various on-line platforms. In this webinar, you will learn the importance of communicating with potential employers and professionals in your network to establish a positive first impression.
Networking with LinkedIn
This webinar will cover the basics of utilizing LinkedIn to create a strong professional online presence to potential employers. This will include creating a profile, adding connections to your network, utilizing alumni connections and searching for jobs on LinkedIn.
Marketing Yourself to Employers utilizing your Career Competencies
In this webinar, you will learn how to identify your soft skills and competencies and how those can translate into the job you are seeking. Also, learn how to list those skills and competencies on your resume.
Put Your Best Face Forward: Tips for Online Interviews & Working Remotely
Sam La Mar, Graduate Assistant for Career Engagement, will address how to stand out and excel in virtual and phone interviews, as well as tips and tricks for the first 90 days on the job.
“The Savvy Job Seeker” Job Searching during COVID-19
Job searching in difficult economic times requires a different approach than what most students are accustomed to during a prosperous economy. This virtual workshop focuses on the targeted and deliberate steps students need to take during the coronavirus crisis to find a job or internship. University Career Center Director Bill Fletcher offers tips on networking, uncovering “hidden” opportunities, and more during this session.
Handshake 101: Navigating an Online Career Community
Mallory Newby, Career Coach for the College of Education & Human Development and Kent School of Social Work will discuss how to create a profile that reflects your personal brand, register for events, schedule appointments with the University Career Center and expand connections with industry professionals and employers.