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

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

Choosing a Major
Are you undecided about your major? Did you know UB has over 30 majors and specialization 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 10; 3:45-5 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301

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, Feb. 19; 5:45-7 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301
Tuesday, March 24; 3:45-5 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301
Wednesday, April 1; 5:45-7 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301
Wednesday, April 15; 3:45-5 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301
Wednesday, April 29; 3:45 -5 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301

Federal Internship
One of the most effective ways to gain full-time federal employment if through an internship program. In the past four years the government has created a new streamlined Pathways Program to create greater connections between college students and federal internship opportunities. Attend this even to learn what you need to know about gaining federal internships through the Pathways Program, as well as, other helpful tips.

Thursday, Feb. 5; 4–5 p.m. William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, Room 135

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 3; 5:45-7 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301
Wednesday, March 4; 5:45-7 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301
Thursday, April 2; 3:45- 5 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.

Wednesday, March 25; 3:45-5 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301
Tuesday, April 7; 3:45- 5 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301
Wednesday, April 22; 5:45-7 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.

Thursday, March 12; 5:45-7 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301
Thursday, April 23; 3:45-5 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301

How to Get Hired with LinkedIn
This two part workshop focuses on the use of LinkedIn in career management and job searching. Learn how to develop a powerful LinkedIn profile (part 1) and explore features and strategies for creating powerful contacts and discovering hidden job opportunities (part 2).

Wednesday, Feb. 11; 5:45-7 p.m. (Virtual)
Thursday, April 9; 5:45-7 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301 (Virtual)

*Please RSVP through UBworks for webinar access information.

How to Work a Career Fair
Attend this event to learn how to prepare for, and effectively work, a career fair. In this workshop we will review how to research companies, appropriate dress, how make introductions, use of professional pitches, and follow up techniques.

Tuesday, Feb. 24; 5:45-7 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301
Thursday, March 5; 3:45-5 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, March 10; 3:45-5 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301
Thursday, April 16; 5:45-7 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301

Selling your Strengths
Learn how to impress and influence prospective employers by marketing your top five Strengths Themes. In this workshop we will look at ways to advertise your strengths on resumes and during interviews. Attendees should complete Strengths Quest prior to attending this session.

Wednesday, Feb. 25; 3:45-5 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301

Success on the Job or Internship: 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 4; 3:45-5 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301
Thursday, April 30; 5:45-7 p.m. UB Student Center, Room 301