Skill Builder Workshops 2022

About the Workshop Series

All workshops last approximately one hour. To register, please visit The Hub. Registration is free and open to current students and NMU alumni.

Questions should be referred to NMU Career Services at 906-227-2800 or Workshops are brought to you by Career Services and the Student Leader Fellowship Program.

Fall 2022 Workshops: 

  • Are You On The Right Career Path?

Find clarity and confidence in the unexpected randomness of life. This workshop gives you the opportunity to consider the possibilities your major brings, if it is the right major for you and guidance on what to do with it. 

Date, Time & Location: Wednesday, September 14 @ 5-6 pm, Jamrich 3102

Presenter: Grant Langdon

  • Modern, Out of This World, Resumes

The internet is filled with bad resume advice. Learn to identify what makes a good resume and how to start writing one that will get through the AI that screens resumes and gets you the interview.

Date, Time & Location: Monday, September 19 @ 5-6 pm, Jamrich 3102

Presenter: Grant Langdon

  • Extroversion and Introversion – Are you a Meteor or a Constellation?

Do you enter a room fiery and bold like a bright and powerful meteor, or do you have the subtler complexity of a constellation like Orion? Both extroverts (the meteors) and introverts (the constellations) have the ability to contribute to the success or struggles of a team or project, and both can be an asset or liability in the world of work. This workshop explores the importance of understanding and appreciating the qualities of each type.

Date, Time & Location: Monday, September 26 @ 7-8 pm, Jamrich 2319

Presenter & Co-Presenter: Katie Korpi & Bia Guth Roque

  • Ace Your Interview 

This workshop will cover tips and tricks to confidently get you through a job interview. We’ll talk about how to gather essential information prior to your interview, what to expect while you’re having your conversation, and key follow up opportunities.

Date, Time & Location: Tuesday, October 4 @ 5-6 pm, Jamrich 3101

Presenter: Grant Langdon 

  • One Giant Leap: The #1 best way to get hired

The saying, “It's not what you know but who you know,” is not true. It is who knows what you can do. Learn ways to show the people making the hiring decisions how you can contribute to their organization.

Date, Time & Location: Thursday, October 13 @ 4-5 pm, Jamrich 2315

Presenter: Walker Derby

  • Best Dressed in the Galaxy: How to (and NOT to) Dress for Career Success

You only get one chance at a first impression – make it count! This workshop covers how to show up as the best version of yourself in career-related situations, from conferences, to interviews, to on-the-job and beyond. Join Career Services to discuss strategies and a thoughtful approach to show up confidently as your authentic self.

Date, Time & Location: Monday, October 17 @ 6-7 pm, Jamrich 2319

Presenter: Katie Korpi

  • Personal Branding: The Authenticity Advantage 

This workshop answers key questions about personal branding. What is it? How does it affect you? How can you benefit from it? We’ll help you define your brand and then provide you with the knowledge to leverage your image to your advantage.

Date, Time & Location: Monday, October 24 @ 6-7 pm, Jamrich 2319

Presenter: Walker Derby

  • “Houston, We Have a Problem”: The Art of Leveraging Your Strengths When You Need to Most

Identifying and forging your ideal career path starts with knowing where you shine! Are you a skillful communicator able to deliver a tough message and perform under pressure? Are you deliberate in your decision-making, able to reason through and anticipate risk? This workshop will challenge you to consider your strengths and how they can effectively translate in the world of work, from career planning to executing on the responsibilities of your role.

Date, Time & Location: Tuesday, November 8 @ 6-7 pm, Jamrich 3101

Presenter: Katie Korpi

  • Salary Negotiation: Don’t Be Intimidated 

This workshop covers key points to think about when considering a job offer, and how to leverage your strengths when discussing offer options. You'll learn six steps of salary negotiation so you’ll be ready to respond to any offer. On average, effective negotiation can lead to a 7.4% increase in your starting wage!

Date, Time & Location: Tuesday, November 15 @ 6-7 pm, Jamrich 3101

Presenter: Walker Derby