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Virtual Workshops

Make College Count!
Below, you will find a find a series of online, interactive modules that will help you Make College Count! Learn what employers are looking for, how to use that information to plan and prepare for your career, and even how to conduct a successful job search. Each virtual workshop will take around 30 minutes to complete.

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The Career Planning Process: An Overview (Module 1)


Want to find a career that fits you and be employable in that field when you graduate? In this module, you’ll learn about the steps you’ll need to take to make that happen.

How to Make a Career Decision (Module 2)


Learn about Step 1 of the Career Planning Process and get started on assessing your interests, abilities, values, and criteria for an ideal career.

Identifying and Researching Career Options (Module 4)


Learn about Step 2 of the Career Planning Process and the various online and offline methods and resources available for identifying possible career options, researching them, obtaining job market information, and evaluating fit.

Career Preparation – Becoming Employable (Module 7)


A degree alone is not enough! Learn about the skills and experiences employers will expect you to have, as well as the opportunities available to you while you’re here at Boise State to gain those skills and experiences, while building the professional network you’ll need to get a job.

The Job Search Process (Module 12)


With 80% of jobs unadvertised, you’re unlikely to get a job by just looking online and sending out resumes. In this module, you’ll discover how employers hire and how that affects your job search strategy, and learn a step-by-step process for finding job opportunities.

Resume Strategies (Module 17)


Perhaps the most confusing part of your self-promotion process, writing effective resumes is more of an art than a science. In this module, you’ll have an opportunity to learn the basics as well as advanced strategies for creating resumes that meet your needs.

Cover Letters (Module 18)


While uses for cover letters vary, a cover letter can make or break your application. In this module, you’ll learn how to write compelling cover letters that clearly articulate why you’re the right person for the job.

Successful Interviewing (Module 19)


Do you get stressed just thinking about interviews? The process of interviewing can be more intimidating than it needs to be if you’re not sure what to expect, how to prepare, or what the interviewer expects from you. In this module, you’ll learn what makes an interview successful, the types of questions to expect, and how to effectively prepare.

Virtual Workshop Outline

This series of virtual workshops is still under development. Below, you will find a list of all the workshops that are planned for development. Note that most of those not currently available are simply expansions upon topics that ARE currently available. (Specifically, Module 3 is an expansion upon Module 2, Modules 5 and 6 are expansions upon Module 4, Modules 8-10 are expansions upon Module 7, Module 13 is an expansion upon Module 12, and Modules 15 and 16 are expansions upon Module 14.)

Career Planning

  1. The Career Planning Process: An Overview – available now!
  2. How to Make a Career Decision – available now!
  3. Personality and Career Choice
  4. Identifying and Researching Career Options – available now!
  5. Informational Interviewing
  6. Choosing a Major
  7. Career Preparation – Becoming Employable – available now!
  8. Skills Critical for Employability
  9. Creating a Career Preparation Plan
  10. Should I Go to Graduate School?

Internships

  1. Finding an Internship

Job Search

  1. The Job Search Process – available now!
  2. Networking
  3. Personal Branding and Your Online Presence
  4. LinkedIn
  5. ePortfolios
  6. Resume Strategies – available now!
  7. Cover Letters – available now!
  8. Interviewing – available now!