Willamette University, Students at the Mill Stream

Career Network fall webinar series begins Sept. 12

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'll address a new topic each week, each geared to recent graduates -- but all alumni are welcome to participate. Sessions begin Sept. 12 and will be recorded and posted online later.

Register for one session or all of them at The Compass.

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 (aka 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 is excellent preparation for the Oct. 15 networking events in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Honolulu, Chicago, New York City and Washington, DC!
Resumes, Cover Letters and Applications - Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6-7 p.m. PT
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.

Top 5 Things You Need to Know to Land Your Dream Job - Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6-7 p.m. PST
With 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, this is Myth #1 that Dr. Falkenstein discovered in her research.

Seven Cities, One Night networking event

Make sure to mark your calendar for Oct. 15 for the fourth annual Seven Cities, One Night events in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, Honolulu, New York City and Washington, D.C. This event is your best shot to meet other local Bearcat alumni, network in an informal setting and enjoy great food and drink. Come out and see just how many Bearcats are close to you - you'll be surprised! RSVP for Seven Cities, One Night at the Compass!