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Events and Workshops

Events

Mock Interview Day
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2-5 p.m.
Building M
Pre-registration, resumes and business attire required. To register for a 30-minute Mock Interview appointment with a hiring professional, please contact the Job Resource Center at (708) 974-5737.

Spring 2015 Student Day Workshops

Registration for these workshops is open to current students. To register, students must sign up on College Central Network (CCN) at www.collegecentral.com/morainevalley. Under “Programs and Events,” select the desired workshop and click on “RSVP.” Sign-up is required. Need more information? Contact us at (708) 974-5737 or jrc@morainevalley.edu.

Best Use of a Job Fair
Find out what to expect at career fairs. Learn how to plan a strategy for the most effective and efficient use of your time at a fair, how to craft an introduction that makes a good impression, what to wear, and how to follow-up after the fair.

Tuesday, March 17 11 a.m.-Noon S117B
Monday, March 23 4-5 p.m. S117B

How to Pursue an Internship
The importance of having an internship during your college years is a priority. Connect your studies with real-world experience! Learn about the wonderful benefits of internships and explore steps to pursuing an internship.

Monday, Feb. 9 11 a.m.-Noon TBD
Thursday, March 19 11 a.m.-Noon TBD
Thursday, April 16 4-5 p.m. TBD

Interviewing Strategies
Learn how to prepare for and conduct interviews that get that job offer! This workshop will discuss preparation, research, what to expect, body language and answering behavior-based and other critical interview questions.

Monday, Feb. 2 Noon-1 p.m. S117A
Monday, March 2 Noon-1 p.m. S117B
Thursday, April 16 11 a.m.-Noon S117B
Thursday, May 7 11 a.m.-Noon S117B

Job Search Techniques
Learn how to tap into the hidden job market and learn about what employers are looking for in a candidate. This workshop highlights effective strategies for a successful job search utilizing the internet and other techniques.

Tuesday, Jan. 27 Noon-1 p.m. D134
Wednesday, Feb. 4 11 a.m.-Noon D134
Tuesday, Feb. 17 4-5 p.m. D134
Wednesday, April 15 4-5 p.m. D134

Networking and Social Media
Accelerate your job search or expand your career exploration through social media and networking techniques. Attend this workshop to learn about brand identity and how to best use Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to advance your job search.

Monday, Feb. 23 11 a.m.-Noon D134
Wednesday, April 8 4-5 p.m. D134

Non-Traditional Careers: Choices & Opportunities for Men and Women
Non-traditional careers are careers in which 25 percent or less of one’s gender is represented in a career. Learn about non-traditional careers available for men and women, the benefits associated with those careers, and strategies to help take your career to the next level.

Tuesday, Feb. 17 11 a.m.-Noon S117B
Wednesday, April 22 1-2 p.m. S117B

Phone Interviewing Etiquette
Explore how to interview with confidence during phone interviews and market your skills effectively in this workshop.

Wednesday, April 1 11 a.m.-Noon TBD

Successful Resumes and Cover Letters
Learn about creating successful resumes and cover letters that will effectively market your skills, education and experiences. Increase your understanding of how to compose a resume and cover letter that reflect your greatest strengths and talents.

Monday, Jan. 26 11 a.m.-Noon S117B
Monday, Feb. 2 6-7p.m. A151
Thursday, Feb. 12 11 a.m.-Noon S117B
Wednesday, March 18 Noon-1 p.m. S117B
Tuesday, April 7 4-5 p.m. S117B

Spring 2015 Evening Workshops

Noncredit evening workshops designed for job seekers or career changers with work experience. These noncredit evening workshops are open to students, alumni and community members. To register, please use MVConnect (morainevalley.edu) or call the Registration Office at (708) 974-2110 (TTY 711). Fee: $15

Developing a High Impact Resume and Cover Letter
Learn how to write a well-developed resume and cover letter, including resume formats, components and skill statements to describe qualifications.

Wednesday, Feb. 4 6:30-8:30 p.m. S117A
Monday, April 6 6:30-8:30 p.m. S117A

Job Search Techniques
Target and research employers, informational interviewing, salary negotiation, and effective methods of networking.

Thursday, Feb. 12 6:30-8:30 p.m. S117A
Tuesday, April 14 6:30-8:30 p.m. S117A

Successful Interviewing Strategies
Gain information about the interview structure, presenting yourself, how to prepare for the interviewer’s questions and follow up.

Thursday, March 5 6:30-8:30 p.m. S117A
Thursday, May 7 6:30-8:30 p.m. S117A