Workshops and Presentations
The Career Center provides many workshops and presentations to classes, departments, student groups, off-campus groups, and events. Our staff is trained to deliver any presentation listed here. If you do not see a topic listed, please let us know as we are always searching for new ways to serve the ISU community.
To request a presentation, please contact Dr. Lance Erickson either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone 282-2380. We will make every attempt to accomodate your time and location request.
Presentations and Workshops
Values Card Sort. The Career Center owns 40 decks of the Knowdell Career Values Card Sort. This is an interactive and hands-on activity that has received excellent feedback from classes that have participated. It is a great exercise to clarify what is important when thinking about careers and finding meaning in jobs. 1-1.5 hours.
Career Planning. This presentation involves a discussion with students about the process that they should consider as they move through their college career. The presenter will discuss the importance of values, skills, and interest clarification. Also included is using personal information for career and major selections, internships, part-time jobs, and graduate schools. 1-1.5 hours.
Resume Writing. Resume writing is one of the most popular presentations. Participants will learn the basics of writing resumes in a way that will help them to understand commonly accepted formats and styles. The presenter will provide information and discussion to help critically navigate the ambiguous world of resume writing. 1 - 2 hours.
Interviewing. Interviewing is another one of the most popular presentations. Participants will learn more about how to process interview questions and to answer in commonly acceptable and desired formats. A focus of this presentation is to teach behavioral responses to questions, how to brand one's self, and to generally be seen in the most professional view possible. 1 - 2 hours.
Personality Mosaic. Using the Personality Mosaic, the Career Center presenter will help students learn more about what their career interests are and how that relates to careers and majors. The Mosaic is based on the RIASEC Holland Code that is widely used in career counseling. 1 hour.
Career Fair or Majors Fair Planning. Career Fairs are held annually in the spring and Majors Fairs are held annually in fall (Pocatello Campus) and spring (Idaho Falls Campus). This workshop will help students prepare for the event and realize the potential of what these events provide. 1 hour.