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Be Ready Workshops


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Student Center, Room 306
21 W. Mt. Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
phone: 410.837.5440
fax: 410.837.5566

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Be Ready Workshops cover various professional development
topics to aid you in your career path.

Career Strength
Learn how to impress and influence prospective employers by marketing your top five Strengths Themes. In this workshop, you will look at ways to advertise your strengths on resumes and during interviews. Attendees should complete an online StrengthsQuest analysis at prior to attending this session.

Thursday, Oct. 16, 3:45-5 p.m.; UB Student Center, Room 301

Career 2.0
This workshop focuses on the use of social media in career management and job searching. Learn how to develop a powerful LinkedIn profile and explore the role of Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms in your career.

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 5:45-7 p.m.; UB Student Center, Room 301

Choosing a Major
Are you undecided about your major? Did you know UB has more than 30 majors and specializations from which to choose? How can you be sure which is a good fit for you? This workshop will help you make a decision by showing you how to explore UB majors and their potential career options.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 12:30-2 p.m.; UB Student Center, Bogomolny Room

Effective Resume and Cover Letter Writing
Learn what employers are looking for—and what they’re not looking for—on resumes and cover letters. This workshop is for those who are just starting to craft their resumes, those who want to perfect their cover letters and everyone in between.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 5:45-7 p.m.; UB Student Center, Room 301
Thursday, Nov. 6, 3:45-5 p.m.; UB Student Center, Room 301
Thursday, Dec. 4, 5:45-7 p.m.; UB Student Center, Room 301

Gaining Experience: Internship Search Strategies
Are you searching—or getting ready to search—for an internship? Learn about resources and tools that are out there, including those provided by the Career and Professional Development Center, and devise a plan for reaching your goal.

Thursday, Oct. 30, 5:45-7 p.m.; UB Student Center, Room 301

Getting Hired: Job Search Strategies
Did you know that nearly 70 percent of jobs are not advertised to the public? You need to have a plan for gaining job leads and securing interviews beyond Google searches. Learn how to make direct contacts in your field of choice, how to strategize for managing your job search and how best to prepare for interviews.

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 3:45-5 p.m.; UB Student Center, Room 301
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 3:45-5 p.m.; UB Student Center, Room 301

How to Ace an Interview
Learn what to expect at each phase of the interview process and how best to prepare. In this workshop, you will learn about common interview formats and how to answer different types of questions. Additionally, you’ll explore the importance of doing research, asking questions and following up, and you’ll pick up some helpful strategies.

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 3:45-5 p.m.; UB Student Center, Room 301

Success on the Job: Managing Your Career
Congratulations, you just got your dream job! Now what? Do you know how to communicate effectively with coworkers and supervisors? What options do you have for career progression? Where do you hope to be in three, five or 10 years? Attend this session to learn more about achieving success after you’re hired.

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 5:45-7 p.m.; UB Student Center, Room 301

Ten Steps to Federal Employment
Are you considering a career with the federal government? Did you know that the hiring process for the federal government is significantly different than for private industry? Attend this special workshop before you start applying to learn 10 must-know basics of federal hiring.
Sponsored by The University of Baltimore’s MPA Student Association.

Thursday, Nov. 20, 5:45-7 p.m.; UB Student Center, Room 301

The Power of Connections: Building and Maintaining Networks
Are you interested in learning how to build valuable networks strategically within and around your field of interest? Once you build your network, do you know how to nurture your relationships? Do you understand informational interviewing and how it can help your career? Attend this session to learn how you can start building your network, including some valuable tips for success at networking events.

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 3:45-5 p.m.; UB Student Center, Room 301
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 3:45-5 p.m.; UB Student Center, Room 301