Career Development Workshops

Spring 2021 Career Development Workshop Schedule

Explore career possibilities and prepare for the job search by attending a variety of workshops from the Center for Career and Talent Development.  Check out the list below and register in Handshake to let us know if you plan to attend in-person (Russell Hall 348) or via Zoom. As a reminder, masks are required for in-person workshops.  We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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February Workshops

Tuesday February 2 How to Prepare for Virtual Career & Networking Events
Wednesday February 3 Art of the Modern Resume
Tuesday February 9 LinkedIn 2.0 
Wednesday February 10
How to Prepare for Virtual Career & Networking Events
Tuesday February 16 How to Prepare for Virtual Career & Networking Events 
Wednesday February 17 Art of the Modern Resume 

March Workshops

Tuesday March 2 How to Master the Interview 
Wednesday March 3 Kickstart My Search 
Tuesday March 9 Creating My Story 
Wednesday  March 10 LinkedIn 2.0 
Tuesday March 16 Scandal, Sabotage & Social Media
Wednesday March 17 The Art of the Modern Resume 
Tuesday March 23 How to Master the Interview 
Wednesday March 24 Kickstart My Search 
Tuesday March 30 Creating My Story 
Wednesday March 31 LinkedIn 2.0 

April Workshops

Tuesday  April 6 PathwayU and Your Career Road Map 
Wednesday April 7 Scandal, Sabotage & Social Media
Tuesday April 13 The Art of the Modern Resume 
Wednesday April 14 How to Master the Interview 
Tuesday April 20 Kickstart My Search 
Wednesday April 21 Creating My Story 
Tuesday April 27 LinkedIn 2.0 
Wednesday April 28 How to Master the Interview 


How To Request A Workshop

Students.  Register individually in Handshake > Events.
*Accessible from your MY RU Portal.

Clubs and Organizations.  If you would like to schedule a workshop for your club or organization, just let us know at least two weeks in advance so that we can plan a great workshop!  Email us at or call us at 540-831-5373 to let us know the details and discuss options.

Faculty and Staff.  We welcome the opportunity to partner with you to include career and professional development components in your classes, as appropriate. Please contact the Center for Career and Talent Development ( or 540-831-5373) or reach out to your College’s career coach, so that we can discuss how we can best meet your objectives.

If you have questions or need additional information, please email -, or call us at 540.831.5373.


Workshop Info

Below, we have segmented the career development workshops into two groups: The Fundamentals and Deep Dives. Scroll down to view more information about each workshop. 

The Fundamentals

We strongly recommend starting with the “fundamentals.”  These workshops are uniquely developed for everyone, regardless of where you are in your career journey.  The workshops help you build a strong foundation and give you the simple tools to get started.


PathwayU & Your Career Roadmap

In this workshop you will learn how to identify your strengths, determine your career interests and create a customized career development plan. This workshop incorporates interactive assessments and reflection exercises to explore who you are and who you desire to become.


Kick-Start My Search

Demystify your search process by learning the simple steps and techniques to preparing for your next career move.  Whether you are seeking an internship, part-time job, dream job or graduate studies, this workshop will help you to navigate the search process with ease.


Creating My Story

Explore how to integrate your strengths, experiences and career interests into a compelling story.  You will also learn where, how, and when to share your story, make impactful introductions, network like a pro, build a positive online presence, and dress professionally. 


Deep Dives

We recommend these more focused workshops for students who have mastered the fundamentals and are seeking to implement specific aspects of their career plan.


LinkedIn 2.0

In this workshop you will learn how to use LinkedIn to build your professional network, conduct employer research, and ultimately find your dream job.  This workshop will help you understand how a recruiter views your profile and the insider tips to help you stand out.


Scandal, Sabotage & Social Media. Managing Your Online Presence in the Age of Social Media

Do you know if your social media is helping or sabotaging your image?  In this workshop you will learn how to create, clean up, and manage your online presence with social media tools, blogs, social audits and other emerging tools. 


The Art of the Modern Resume

You will learn how to construct a resume that tells your story to an employer scanning it, in seconds.  This workshop will include best practices on format, translating your experience, interactive critiques and key words.


How to Master the Interview

Deconstruct the interview process, with strategies for how to prepare before, during, and after the interview.  This workshop will include interactive interview practice and how new technologies and changing the interview process.

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How To Prepare For Virtual Career & Networking Events

Not sure how to navigate a virtual career event?  This workshop will walk you through the process, step by step.  We will begin by discovering how to find virtual events, setting up your profile, and registering to meet with employers in a variety of virtual settings.  You will learn to polish your virtual image, practice your elevator pitch, and build your virtual network. 


Leading in a Multi-Generational Workplace

Get a glimpse and gain perspective into what motivates each generation and learn strategies for communicating, leading, and thriving.