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Workshops updated July 2021


Resume Review

Every Tuesday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Every Wednesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Schedule Resume Review in Microsoft Booking, or visit us in-person, Edgewater Hall Suite 228


Student Part-time Job Fair

Tuesday, August 10

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

UC Mainstreet

This event is held once a year! Students have the opportunity to network with off campus employers and on campus departments who offer part-time jobs.


How to Use Laker CareerZone

Tuesday, August 24

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams and Laker Hall B12

Laker CareerZone 101 Workshop will provide an opportunity for students to have an in-depth training and tutorial on how to use Laker CareerZone effectively. This workshop educates students about how Laker CareerZone can assist students with their job or internship search, upload documents, create job alerts, and RSVP for events and workshops. Students must RSVP through Laker CareerZone to attend this session.  (Link to join will be sent once rsvp is completed)


Internship Week

Monday - Friday, September 13 – 17

Internships play an integral role in helping students land their first full-time career after graduation. This week is designed to educate students on the importance of completing internships during their college years. During the week, students will have the opportunity to learn how to obtain an internship, understand academic credit requirement, appropriate dress for an internship, have their resume reviewed and network with employers. Each event you participate in, you will have the chance to enter into a drawing for a $25 Amazon E-gift card to be given away on Friday.

Workshop Workshop Details

Internship Week Kick-Off Event
Tips & Tricks for Turning Your Internship into a Job 

Kick-Off internship week with Career Services as we answer the number one question students ask related to internships, “How do I turn my internship into a job?”.  We will also be answering all internship related questions, sharing tips for how to make internship week successful, and giving away prizes!

RSVP through Laker CareerZone required. This workshop will be on Microsoft Teams (Link to join will be sent once rsvp is completed)

Monday, September 13

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

RSVP through Laker CareerZone

Internship Job Search Strategies Workshop

RSVP through Laker CareerZone required

This workshop will be on Microsoft Teams & In-person Laker Hall B12

(Link to join will be sent once rsvp is completed)

This workshop educates students about the advantages that internships provide in a career search. Topics covered include credit and non-credit internship eligibility, how and when to begin your search, and forms that need to be completed.

Tuesday, September 14

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams, or Laker Hall B12

Internship Résumania!!!

Schedule a resume review through bookings in Microsoft Teams or join us in person and have your résumé critiqued by one of our staff members. 

This is encouraged in preparation for the Internship Job Fair.

Wednesday, September 15

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Microsoft Teams Booking, or Edgewater Hall, Suite 228 

RSVP through Microsoft Teams Booking

Internship Job Fair

This event is held once a year! Students have the opportunity to network with employers and on campus departments who offer internships through Laker Career Zone. Students seeking credit or non-credit internships from all majors and class levels are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, September 16

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

UC Mainstreet                                                                              

Drawing for the $25 Amazon E-Gift Card!  

The winner of the $25 Amazon E-gift card will be drawn and announced on our Social Media.  

Friday, September 17

Career Services Social Media

Facebook: Clayton State University Career Services 

Instagram Live: claytonstatecareers

Twitter: @CSUCareers


Virtual Practice Interview Week via Big Interview

Monday - Thursday, September 20 - 23

Students gain valuable experience by having a practice interview.  Practice interviews will be conducted through our virtual interview platform Big Interview.  Log-in or create an account.  Search for Practice Interview Week Assignment or enter Assignment Code – bc820a.  Student will complete interview recording (make sure you submit your answer after each recording).  Once you have recorded and submitted your answers, your process is complete.  You will receive an email with a critique of your interview within 24-48 hours.


Careers in Marketing

Tuesday, September 21

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams

Join Career Services and Alumni Relations as we host a panel with top CSU alumni professionals in the Marketing field. This event will offer an opportunity for individuals to gain valuable insight and advice from invited guest who have varied experiences from corporate, non-profit and entrepreneurial roles. Students must RSVP through Laker CareerZone to attend this session.


Senior Day

Thursday, September 30

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

UC Mainstreet

(Open to seniors graduating in December 2021, May 2022, and August 2022)

Seniors don’t miss this fun and exciting event! We will have food, games, giveaways, photos, career information, employers, alumni information, and graduate school information!  Join us as we celebrate YOU and share important information from campus units and employers.


Career Boot Camp

Monday - Thursday, October 4-7

This four-day series covers workshops on resume-development, interviewing, conducting a job search, and making the most of a job fair. Students must pre-register for Career Boot Camp and will receive a certificate for successful completion via email. Each topic will be offered during the evening. RSVP is required through Laker CareerZone by Thursday, September 30th. 

Workshops will be on Microsoft Teams & In-person UC 331 (Link to join will be sent once rsvp is completed)

Resume Writing

Monday, October 4

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams and
UC 331

Job Search

Tuesday, October 5

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams and
UC 331

Interviewing

Wednesday, October 6

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams and
UC 331

Preparing for a Career Fair

Thursday, October 7

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams and
UC 331


Professionalism 101 Workshop

Tuesday, October 12

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams, or Laker Hall B12

Professionalism in the workplace is one of the many competencies that employers say students need to improve upon. This workshop will focus on information related to effective communication skills, enhancing your self-image, developing a business-savvy wardrobe, appropriate work ethic, and how improving these competencies will greatly enhance your ability to receive and maintain internships and jobs. Students must RSVP through Laker CareerZone to attend this session.

This workshop will be on Microsoft Teams & In-person & LH B 12 (Link to join will be sent once rsvp is completed)

RSVP through Laker CareerZone


Majors Fall Festival

Thursday, October 14

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

UC Mainstreet

Selecting a major and understanding what to do with that major can be a difficult process but it doesn’t have to be. Come explore the many majors, minors, and career options at the Majors Fall Festival! 


Virtual Senior Career Academy Workshop

Friday, October 15

10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

The Senior Career Academy is a professional development program designed to help graduating seniors focus their career searches and develop skills needed for career success. Seniors receive individualized assistance and have opportunities to network with a select group of employers. Limited number of spaces available.  Students must contact Career Services to reserve a space and link to join.


Are you LinkedIn or Left Out?

Wednesday, October 20

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams, or UC 322

Professional networks matter! The percentage of employers who use social media to screen potential candidates is growing every day.  One of the most essential skills for a job seeker in the 21st century is understanding the professional social media website LinkedIn. Students will learn how to create a strong, professional social media presence, increase your on-line visibility through personal brand, gain access to unadvertised jobs, and update your traditional job search documents via social media outlets and how to expand your network using social media. Students must RSVP through Laker Career Zone to attend this session.

This workshop will be on Microsoft Teams & In-person UC 322 (Link to join will be sent once rsvp is completed)


Branding & Marketing YOU Workshop

Tuesday, October 26

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams, or  Laker Hall B12

Understanding what makes you unique is the first step in understanding what will make you successful.  YOU and your key strengths are essential to improve your chances to impress hiring managers.  During this session, students will learn what is included in their brand identity and how it influences career management strategies.  Students must RSVP through Laker CareerZone to attend this session.

This workshop will be on Microsoft Teams & In-person B 12 (Link to join will be sent once rsvp is completed)


Identifying Bias in the Job Search Process

Thursday, October 28

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams

Are you concerned about the perception a hiring manager will have of your name, race, or age?  This is an event designed to help students understand what is Bias or Prejudice and how does it translate to the workplace. Students will be able to learn strategies for identifying and overcoming bias during the job search. Panelists will be available to answer questions and assist students with learning how to identify companies that appreciate diversity. Students must RSVP through Laker CareerZone to attend this session. 

This workshop will be on Microsoft Teams (Link to join will be sent once rsvp is completed)


National Career Development (NCD) Month Celebration

Thursday, November 4

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

UC Mainstreet

Every November the National Career Development Association (NCDA) promotes career development through its annual celebration of NCD month. The Office of Career Services celebrates NCD Month by highlighting career development events and activities on and off campus. Join us for games, giveaways, and career information.                                                                                                               


GACE Statewide Virtual Career Fair

Tuesday, November 9

The GACE Statewide Virtual Career Fair is a statewide job fair for students and graduates from schools that are members of the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE). Employers who might not visit each of the campuses will gather for this opportunity to network with hundreds of students from across the state. Students and graduates can learn about opportunities, network with employers, and make the personal contact that might lead to an interview or employment.  Join the virtual event at www.gace.org.