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Services are offered during the academic year to help you create a standout resume. Prepare to communicate with this 3-step student prep process, then prepare to make your move by utilizing other resources such as Practice Interviews.  Remember to always check Handshake for accurate dates and times.

Note: There are no workshops or advising hours during Ready, Set, Connect!, Career Gallery week, holiday breaks or finals week.

Student Preparation Steps

Step 1. Attend a Workshop

BASIC RESUME WRITING:  September 6, 12, & 21
1pm in the Lear Career Center- Search Keyword: “BRW”

HOW TO USE HANDSHAKE: September 7 & 14, October 11
1pm in the Lear Career Center- Search Keyword: “HTUH”

INTERVIEW SKILLS: September 20, October 10 & 19
1pm in the Lear Career Center Search Keyword: “IS”

 All majors are welcome! Visit Handshake > Events > Find Some Events > Search > Keyword: “BRW”, “HTUH”, “IS” for more information

Step 2. Make an Appointment for one on one Advising

After attending a workshop, or if your resume has been built, make an appointment to continue development on your resume.

September 5 – April 28
Make an appointment through the appointments tab in Handshake. Choose an appointment category with the Lear Center in Eppley room 102. Please note advising appointments are not held during Career Gallery week, holiday breaks, or finals week.

Step 3. Online Advising Resource

Utilize this new platform to submit resumes for critiques, questions related to Handshake or interviewing strategies for last minute solutions. Email and allow 48-72 hours for a response. Please note that higher level questions may need an appointment.


Practice Interviews

Practice your interview skills with one of our esteemed employers. Interviews are offered throughout the fall and spring semesters and can be searched and reserved through Handshake.

Handshake > Jobs > Search > Keyword “Practice Interviews”

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