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Steps to Success Workshop Series

Steps to Success workshops cover employability preparation ranging from meeting an employer's expectations to acing the job interview. Each semester, Career Connection hosts workshops on various job search topics including:

Understanding Employer Expectations

Understanding employers' expectations enable job seekers to create a marketing plan that addresses the needs of today's workplace.  This session offers individualized skills assessments and marketing strategies.

At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Mastering the Application

This session provides step-by-step instructions that will enable job seekers to complete an application that will get them screened “in” not “out".

At the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

Ace the Interview

This session presents a variety of techniques for successful, engaging interviews, as well as strategies for follow-up.  Students will have the opportunity to discuss challenging questions and practice their interviewing skills.

At the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

Speed Interviewing

Practice makes perfect!!  Come practice you interviewing skills in fun, interactive way.  Ever heard of speed dating?  Speed interviewing is built upon the same principle.  You will have an opportunity to interview with multiple interviewers and get immediate feedback as you rotate around the room.

How to Rock a Job Fair

A job fair is an excellent way for you to meet a variety of employers at once, which is a great resource when you are job hunting.  It is not enough to just show up though.  You don't want to blow this great opportunity because you are unprepared or do not have a good game plan. Come learn the best strategies for how to effectively build connections that will land you your next job.

Your Digital Footprint

This session explores the positive and negative aspects of social media and the lasting effects it can have on a student’s long-term success by sharing how employers, college admissions reps and athletic recruiters are using social media to make decisions about the people they hire, accept into college or recruit for their athletic teams. 

At the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

Upcoming Workshops

Ace the Interview

  • Tuesday, Oct 31
    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Franklin Road Campus
    Room: IT Seminar Center
  • Tuesday, Oct 31
    2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Franklin Road Campus
    Room: IT Seminar Center
  • Tuesday, Nov 14
    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Franklin Road Campus
    Room: H202/203
  • Tuesday, Nov 14
    2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Franklin Road Campus
    Room: H202/203

College Field Trip

  • Friday, Sep 29
    7:45am to 4:00pm
    Franklin Road Campus
    Room: OSU College of Engineering, Architecture, & Technology (CEAT) & CS. Bus will load in front of the IT Building

Lookin' Good: Appearance Matters

  • Monday, Oct 16
    9:45am to 10:45am
    Franklin Road Campus
    Room: IT Seminar Center
  • Monday, Oct 16
    1:30pm to 2:30pm
    Franklin Road Campus
    Room: IT Seminar Center

Mastering the Application

  • Tuesday, Oct 24
    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Franklin Road Campus
    Room: IT Seminar Center
  • Tuesday, Oct 24
    2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Franklin Road Campus
    Room: IT Seminar Center
  • Tuesday, Nov 7
    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Franklin Road Campus
    Room: IT Seminar Center
  • Tuesday, Nov 7
    2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Franklin Road Campus
    Room: IT Seminar Center

Speed Interviewing

  • Tuesday, Nov 28
    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Franklin Road Campus
    Room: North Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, Nov 28
    2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Franklin Road Campus
    Room: North Cafeteria

Your Digital Footprint

  • Tuesday, Oct 17
    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Franklin Road Campus
    Room: IT Seminar Center
  • Tuesday, Oct 17
    2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Franklin Road Campus
    Room: IT Seminar Center