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Career Center Workshops

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Career Center Workshops

Forums from the CSU, Chico Career Center are online video workshops that provide tips on finding and getting hired for a job that fits your career path. Also, one of the presentations offers information on getting into graduate school.

How to Get a Part-time Job

Steve Irving, Coordinator, CSU, Chico Student Employment Office

Steve Irving presents techniques that can help students’ chances of getting a part-time job.  He recommends that a student get started by making it known to everyone that he or she is seeking a job – this means friends, family, instructors and University staff. Along with that, the student needs to identify job listing resources, both on and off campus. Irving then goes online to show students how to access listings at the CSU, Chico Student Employment Office. He also shares tips on resumes, making a good first impression, and follow-up.

Presentation time: 36 minutes

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Strategic Interviewing Techniques

Jodie Rettinhouse, Career Advisor, CSU, Chico Career Center

Learning how to effectively present yourself at a job interview is a key to nailing down the position you want. Ms. Rettinhouse covers everything from pre-interview research to what you should wear. She lists common interview questions and shows how to anticipate certain kinds of questions. She also points out how the interview doesn’t end after the interviewers finish asking their questions – your follow-up questions and a thank-you note can help seal the deal.

Presentation time: 44 minutes

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Using LinkedIn & Professional Networking (Beginner)

Ken Naas, CSU, Chico Career Center

This presentation is for students who either do not yet have an account on the professional networking site LinkedIn or who wish to start actively using it. Students are taught how to create an account. Key techniques are provided to help students effectively use the site to learn about professional opportunities and to connect with others.

Presentation time: 29 minutes

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Using LinkedIn & Professional Networking (Advanced)

Ken Naas, CSU, Chico Career Center


The advanced version of LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for students in their search for employment. Ken Naas of the CSU, Chico Career Center leads his audience through the various sections of LinkedIn, the professional networking site that now has 318 million members. He shows students how to go beyond listing their current position so that they are specific about where they want to go professionally. Videos, photographs, and PowerPoint presentations can now be added to LinkedIn profiles. Naas also advises students to list community involvement, as it can indicate to recruiters that they are well-rounded and have good character.

Presentation time: 28 minutes

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Getting into Graduate School

Megan Odom, Director, CSU, Chico Career Center

In this presentation, Career Center Director Megan Odom provides valuable information for students who are planning on attending Graduate School. Odom goes over three key processes: research, application, and interview, and provides resource information. Students then ask their questions about graduate school.

Presentation Time: 27 minutes

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Preparing for a Career Fair

Megan Odom, Director, CSU, Chico Career Center & Chantal Sillingford-Horton, Job Recruiter, Kohl’s

In this presentation, Career Center Director Megan Odom and Kohl’s job recruiter Chantal Sillingford-Horton provide helpful tips to help students stand out at a Career Fair. Conversation starters, researching the company beforehand, resume creation, and following up afterwards are explored in detail. After a short video, students then ask their questions about the fair.

Presentation time: 56 minutes

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Building Your Resume

Kendra Wright, Career Advisor

Building Your Resume Workshop

In this seminar you will learn everything you need to know about resumes. Kendra Wright explains the importance and purpose of a resume. She includes advice and suggestions on how to write a successful resume. It includes examples.

Presentation time: 40 minutes

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Internships 101+

Ken Naas, Career Advisor
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Career Center Advisor Ken Naas presents techniques to find, secure, and benefit from a quality internship. He shows how you can use the CSU, Chico Career Center and its website to obtain an internship that will give you a head start on your profession. Included is a video from You Tube (link at right).

Presentation time: 24 minutes

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Professional Etiquette

Kendra Kittoe, Career Advisor
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Acting professionally is the cornerstone for you to get and keep a job. Issues discussed in this forum include etiquette basics, proper table manners, professional dress/appearance, office etiquette, and networking. Many interviews and business deals are now discussed over lunch and dinner; questions and common concerns about how to act in those situations are addressed.

Presentation time: 61 minutes

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Accessibility Accommodations: If you need special disability accommodations for an event, workshop, or online or on-campus class, please contact the CSU, Chico Accessibility Resource Center.