Career Development Workshops

The Center for Career and Talent development offers a variety of workshops to help you discover your strengths and career interests, gain relevant experience and thrive professionally.  

September Workshops:

  • Register in Handshake for these upcoming events.
  • Workshops lcoated in Center for Career & Talent Develpment, 3rd Floor Russell Hall.

Polish Your Resume

Prepare for career fairs, job, and graduate school searches.

September:  Tuesday evenings:  5-7 PM;     Friday afternoons:  1-5 PM

No appointment necessary    


Prepare for the Fair

Learn the top techniques for navigating a Career Fair successfully.  After this workshop, you will be able to quickly research companies/industries, understand how to dress professionally, give impactful introductions and follow up like a pro. 

September 11 or 18th; 5-5:30 PM.  

No registration required.


How To Request a Workshop?

Are you interested in requesting a workshop/presentation for your class, organization or event?  Please contact the Center for Career and Talent Development at or 540-831-5373.

The Fundamentals

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


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 (Focus 2, Values in Action Inventory) and reflection exercises to help you explore you who are, and who you would like to become.  You will also learn about additional resources available to support their plan (e.g. Handshake, Career Guide, Candid Career videos, etc.)


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, an on campus position, your dream job or graduate studies, this workshop will help you to navigate your search with ease.


Creating My Story

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

Deep Dives

We recommend these more advanced workshops for students who are well on their career development journey and have had the opportunity to start implementing their career plan.


LinkedIn 2.0

Have you heard about LinkedIn but not sure how to use it? 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 and manage your online presence with social media tools, blogs, social audits and other emerging tools.  You will also learn how to “clean up” your online brand if you have content that is could be considered inappropriate by your future employer.


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 laser coaching, best practices on format and how artificial intelligence is changing how to apply for that dream job.


How to Master the Interview

Deconstruction of the interview process before, during and after the interview, with overview of Big Interview on-line resource.


Leading in a Multi-Generational Workplace

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