Career, Internship and Job Search Workshops/Courses

Throughout the academic year, UC San Diego’s Career Services Center (CSC) hosts a variety of workshops, seminars, panels and speakers regarding career development topics for current students and registered alumni.To view the dates and times for the current quarter’s workshops and events, and to register, simply Log in to your Port Triton account ext .

View and print a complete CSC Program  Calendar for this quarter.

Deciding What to Do/ Exploring a Career
Getting Experience
Preparing a Resume/Cover Letter
Finding a Job

Deciding What to Do/ Exploring a Career

Discover Your Dream Career Workshop
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce undergraduate students to the career development process and assist them with choosing a career path that is compatible with their skills, interests, values and personality type. You will take career assessments, participate in a variety of career exploration activities, and develop an action plan that will assist you in choosing a career.

Career Exploration Panels
Attend panel presentations during Fall and Winter quarters to meet and make contact with professionals in your chosen career field and learn more about what career options are available. Hear professionals discuss their career paths, education, typical daily tasks, skills and qualifications.

Getting Experience ( back )

Obtaining an Internship or Part-Time Job
Participating in an internship or part-time job can have wide-ranging benefits. But with so many options available, which one is right for you? Come learn strategies for successfully searching internship and part-time job listings to locate the best opportunity for YOU.

UCDC Program Information Session
If you’ve ever wanted to live and work in the nation’s capital and get UC credit for it, this program is for you! The UCDC program sends students in all majors to intern and study in Washington, D.C., every quarter. Come find out more about requirements, deadlines, and the application process.

Peace Corps Info Session
Life is calling … how far will you go? Find out about job opportunities, benefits, and the Peace Corps application process. Network with a previous volunteer, and learn more about the Peace Corps.

Preparing a Resume/Cover Letter ( back )

Making Your Resume Standout in a Tight Economy
Want to make your resume stand out from the competition? Learn how to market your skills and experience effectively on paper so you stand out above the rest. This workshop covers the basic components of a resume, formatting strategies and emphasizes the importance of tailoring your resume to a particular position.

Customize and Design Your Own Resume

Create, customize and cement your resume with the enhanced resume builder, a new writing module housed and supported by Port Triton! In this quick one hour training, participants will learn how this online resource may be used as a foundation to generate personalized resumes while being sensitive to industry suggested formats. Become skilled in drafting your resume with this easy, manageable and accessible tool using your own laptop. All participants will leave with a resume that is ready to be sent to potential employers.

Finding a Job ( back )

Ultimate Guide to Finding a Job in a Tough Economy!
Find out the most up-to-date tips for seeking employment in a tight market. This 3 hour ultimate job search seminar includes the latest information on resume writing, effective networking techniques, impactful interviewing practice and a list of industries having the most growth in our current economic climate.

Interviewing ( back )

Virtual Interview – Live Feedback
At every level of your career, the job interview can make or break an employer’s decision to hire you. Find out how to start an interview, how to communicate your skills effectively when answering questions and how to follow-up afterwards.Utlize the web–based tool InterviewStream to practice customized interview questions. Laptop required.

Making the Most of a Job Fair
Learn how to make the best use of your time, how to approach employers, what questions to ask and how best to prepare to make a great first impression. Career Advisors will be available for resume critiques following the workshop. Offered every quarter, a day or two prior to each job fair.

Career & Professional Development Courses :

Career Planning Class (Spring): This 2 unit course provides students with the opportunity to examine their interests, personality, skills and values as they relate to careers. With this information, students explore potential career options and develop a plan to accomplish their career goals. Students will complete an on-line career portfolio, write a resume and cover letter and learn interviewing techniques. Offered Fall and Spring quarters through the Human Development Program. Click here to view the course syllabus. pdf

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