Graduate Studies

Student Success Series

Fall 2020 Workshops

The Student Success Series takes place in the fall and spring. It is a series of workshops designed to help students prepare for graduate school and other professional development opportunities.

Please see below the information pertaining to the workshops scheduled in OCTOBER.

If you have any questions, please call the Graduate Studies Office at (818) 677-2138.

Please read before you register

  • Please click on the links located under the "Workshop Details and Descriptions" tab to register for one or more of our scheduled workshops.
  • Students must use their CSUN email to register.
  • Students will also need to complete a Zoom Registration Form; our office will send the link to access the form before the scheduled workshop.
  • Once the Zoom Registration form is complete, students will receive a confirmation email with the meeting instructions.

Workshop Details and Descriptions

Financial Literacy Workshop
Speaker:
Dr. Inga Timmerman
Date:
Monday, October, 5th
Time:
3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Location: Via Zoom

Workshop Description:
The workshop will cover the following topics: Cash flow (budgets): 20 minutes. I will go through how to set-up a budget and do an exercise with them to start them on setting their own. This will also include tools/apps to use. Credit scores: 15 minutes. The 5 things that influence it and how to get your score and improve it if needed. Student loans: 15 minutes. Types, what is a good loan, what is bad and repayment options. Spending less money/savings more money exercise: 10 minutes. This is a hands-on exercise to make students more aware of their spending habits and change their patterns.

Key Recruiting Concepts for Job Seekers Workshop
Speaker:
Christine Soderlund
Date: Wednesday, October, 7th
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Via Zoom

Workshop Description:
We will discuss how finding a job has changed over the recent past, where to best find a great opportunity that aligns to the stage of your life that you are currently in (student, graduate, graduate student or mature in your career) and will highlight what a job seeker must do to hear about the best opportunities: employment brand, networking, social media, putting together proper resume/cover letter and utilizing school connections.


Writing a Resume, Cover and Documenting your Accomplishments on linked in Workshop
Speaker:
Christine Soderlund
Date:
Wednesday, October, 21st
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Via Zoom

Workshop Description:
A resume provides insight into your accomplishments and it allows a recruiter or hiring manager to “hear your voice”. There are 3 components to a resume which we will highlight in this discussion. In addition, Linkedin has become the industry standard on researching and generating additional information about candidates. There are five components that a complete Linkedin profile should have.  We will highlight these components and discuss other opportunities to showcase accomplishments. Finally, a cover letter helps explain candidate's story, education and any gaps in experience.