Explore, Prepare, Target & Launch
Few people find their purpose in life while sitting on the couch. Just as in the world of work, active learning is key when it comes to deciding on an academic major and career path.
Career Services offers an ongoing variety of recurring workshops and events, as well as one-time opportunities you don’t want to miss. To see what’s coming up, visit our schedule of events.
Take advantage of what is available through the Career Services office to learn your strengths, get practice interviewing, learn about job opportunities, and gain more confidence in yourself and all you have to offer.
A few examples of the many regular workshops presented by Career Services:
- Practice Interviews: Sign up through Connect2Careers powered by Handshake to meet with professionals who will help you practice and hone your interviewing skills and learn how to incorporate your strengths into the job search process. These practice interviews may be either general or career-specific.
- Resumes on the Run: No appointment is needed for these drop-in sessions in the Career Services office. Watch for posters and event announcements for times throughout the semester. Staff and peer advisors will review and help sharpen your resume. Bring a hard and/or electronic copy with you!
- Online Presentations: Be sure to check out workshops by Career Services staff that you can watch on your own in 20 minutes or less. These include Resumes 101, Cover Letters 101, the Art of Interviewing, Networking 101, and Job Search Tools — all in 20 minutes or less.
Highlights of career-related events held on the BSU campus and elsewhere:
Major & Grad School Expo: Presented jointly by the Advising Success Center and Career Services, this fall event provides students an opportunity to meet with faculty advisors to discuss majors, minors, and career planning. Representatives of academic departments attend. Students can also visit with Graduate Schools (Click here for list of Grad schools attending).
BSU/NTC Job & Internship Fair: This late-winter/early-spring event is a chance to meet employers seeking to hire students for full and part-time jobs, internships, and summer projects. Practice talking to professionals about yourself, your strengths, and your interests. You’ll be surprised where it might lead. Career Services often offers a prep session a couple weeks before to help you make a good impression.
- Best You @ BSU: Learn about the six domains of wellness that can help you increase your success and discover resources for all six: emotional, environmental, physical, career, cultural, and social.
- Life After BSU: Offered in the spring, this event helps you improve your financial literacy and think realistically about what how you’ll manage when you’re out on your own.