College-to-Career Webinars return this fall
Need help with your college-to-career transition? Is your job search stuck? Join us for a series of webinars sponsored by the Willamette Alumni Career Network. We showcase a new topic each week, geared to recent graduates -- but all alumni are welcome to participate.
Selling Your Liberal Arts Degree – Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6-7 p.m. PT
You can do anything with your liberal arts degree, right? But where do you start, and what are the career realities that you need to be aware of in order to position yourself with a potential employer? With critical input from HR professionals and recruiters, we’ll discuss best practices for determining your transferable skills and finding the right career opportunities.
Do I Really Have to Network? - Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6-7 p.m. PT
Willamette alumni will share their best networking strategies, including some advice on how to master the “informational interview” and leverage the Bearcat network (a.k.a. the Willamette Alumni Career Network) to help you get your foot in the door. We’ll cover best practices so you’re confident networking virtually as well as in person. This webinar would be excellent preparation for the Oct. 15 networking events in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Honolulu, Chicago, New York City and Washington, DC.
Top Five Things You Need to Know to Land Your Dream Job – Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6-7 p.m. PT
Join us as we welcome a special guest, Dr. Lynda Falkenstein, author of Graduate & Go! The College Grad’s Ultimate Guide to Landing a Job You Love. Dr. Falkenstein will offer the top five things that she learned through interviewing recent college grads about their careers. If you’ve heard that your dream job is unattainable, that's Myth #1 that Dr. Falkenstein debunked in her research.
Resumes, Cover Letters and Applications – Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6-7 p.m. PST
Are your resume and cover letter presenting you in the best light? Do they highlight what’s unique and most marketable about you? What should you include and what should you omit? Come learn what a job application is really for and how to make sure that you’re not excluding yourself from the candidate pool.