Moraine Valley Community College || Job Resource Center - Events and Workshops

Events and Workshops

Events

Mock Interview Day
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
2-5 p.m.
Building M

Participants are required to pre-register, bring two resumes and wear business attire. Pre-register for 30-minute mock interview by calling (708) 974-5737.

Fall 2014 Student Day Workshops

To register, current 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.

Thursday, Oct. 9 4-5 p.m. S117A
Monday, Oct. 13 11 a.m.-Noon S117A

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 16 11 a.m.-Noon S117A*
Thursday, Sept. 18 1-2 p.m. S117A*
Monday, Oct. 6 2-3 p.m. S117A*
Tuesday, Nov. 18 11 a.m.-Noon S117A*

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, Sept. 29 4-5 p.m. S117A*
Monday, Oct. 20 Noon-1 p.m. S117A*
Wednesday, Nov. 5 4-5 p.m. 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, Sept. 2 4-5 p.m. D133
Tuesday, Nov. 25 11 a.m.-Noon D133*

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.

Thursday, Oct. 23 1-2 p.m. S223*

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.

Monday, Oct. 27 Noon-1 p.m. TBD
Thursday, Nov. 13 4-5 p.m. TBD

Phone Interviewing Etiquette

Wednesday, Oct. 1 4-5 p.m. S117B

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, Sept. 15 6-8 p.m. A151
Wednesday, Sept. 17 10-11 a.m. S225*
Thursday, Oct. 2 11 a.m.-Noon S117A*
Tuesday, Nov. 11 1-2 p.m. S225
Thursday, Nov. 13 1-2 p.m. TBD
Thursday, Oct. 2 11 a.m.-Noon S117A

Asterisk* denotes the workshop is tied to a class.


Fall 2014 Evening Workshops

Noncredit evening workshops designed for job seekers or career changers with work experience. To register use MVConnect or call the Registration Office at (708)974-2110. 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.

JR3-844-200 Thurs. Sept. 4 6:30-8:30 p.m. S223
JR3-844-201 Mon. Oct. 20 6:30-8:30 p.m. S223

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

JR3-855-200 Tues. Sept. 16 6:30-8:30 p.m. S225
JR3-855-201 Wed. Nov. 12 6:30-8:30 p.m. S225

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

JR3-858-200 Wed. Oct. 8 6:30-8:30 p.m. S223
JR3-858-201 Thurs. Dec. 4 6:30-8:30 p.m. S223