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Fall 2021 Skill Builder! Workshop Series

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 careers@nmu.edu. Workshops are brought to you by Career Services and the Student Leader Fellowship Program.

Here's what's coming to the workshop series this semester!  Dates, times and locations will be updated soon. 

Modern Resumes - It's Not What You Think
Monday, September 20, 5:00 p.m., Jamrich 2319
Learn to create an effective resume that will get you noticed in today's job market where AI is used to narrow applicants before it is ever seen by a human.  This workshop will cover resume content and writing techniques, and you'll learn how to avoid some common resume missteps.  Find out the best ways to make your resume work harder for you! 

The Hidden Job Market
Monday, September 27, 4:00 p.m., Jamrich 3317
When over 70% of jobs filled are not listed with online job boards, people are getting jobs in other ways.  Understand how people get hired and promoted and then leave with a plan how you can tap into the Hidden Job Market. 

You did what? Building Effective Resume Bullet Points
Monday, October 4, 4:30 p.m., Jamrich 2309
You've got skills and experiences that employers want on their team, but if you don't communicate them clearly on your resume, you may miss an opportunity! Resumes are only as good as they are clear and readable, and "I don't have to go into too much detail, I'll just explain it in an interview" only works if a potential employer sees you as a candidate worth interviewing. The content of your resume matters - it's a marketing tool. This workshop will teach you how to make your resume content count!

Ace Your Interview
Tuesday, October 5, 4:30 p.m., Jamrich 2309
Tips and tricks to confidently get you through your 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. 

Personal Branding: The Authenticity Advantage
Thursday, October 21, 5:00 p.m., Jamrich 1317
Personal Branding, what is it, how does it affect you, and 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. 

Discover Your Ikigai (a fulfilling life)
Monday, October 25, 5:00 p.m., Jamrich 1319
Life is more than earning a paycheck!  An active skill builder to assess what you love to do, you're good at, what the world needs, and can get you paid with the goal of solidifying an adaptable plan for the next 5 years to get a fulfilling life. 

Internships: What they are, What they aren't
Tuesday, November 2, 8:00 p.m., Jamrich 1317
Internship experience in a jobseeker's specific industry can be one of the most influential factors an employer takes into consideration when choosing which of two otherwise equally qualified job candidates to pursue in their selection process. And - successful internships can lead to full-time offers. But, how do you determine which internship opportunities are right for you? What constitutes a valuable internship? This workshop will help you sort out what an internship is, and what it isn't, so you can pursue a career-building and beneficial experience! 

Salary Negotiation: Don't Be Intimidated
Thursday, November 11, 5:30 p.m., Jamrich 2319
Learn the six steps of salary negotiation so you'll be ready after your job offer.  On average, a negotiation can lead to a 7.4% increase in starting wage, don't get left behind!