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Do You Have Marketable Skills Employers Want?

The College-to-Career: Developing Marketable Skills Conference (C2C) will be held September, 27-29th 2016. This event is the largest professional development event at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. In addition, you can take advantage of Career Services and participate in Speed Interview.

Session Descriptions

Did you know it takes the average college graduate 3 to 9 months to find a job? Not only that, but up to 80% of jobs are never even posted and instead are filled by networking and word of mouth. It's not as simple as typing monster.com into your browser and submitting a resume. Come learn the best tips and tricks to make the most out of your job search. When should you start? Where should you look? How do I make sure my resume gets into the interview pile? How do I find a job if 80% aren't even posted? Career counselors will answer these questions and give you real advice.

You only get one first impression, how do you want yours to be remembered? Career counselors will share the knowledge you need to ensure every impression you make is meaningful. From the dinner table to your first day on the job, the smallest actions can yield the biggest impacts-both positive and negative. This all-encompassing session will provide invaluable knowledge for your future endeavors.

In the United States, an average of 118 people apply for any given job. Will you be that 1? You can be. Our career counselors will share advice to ensure you can compete in the job market. What do employers look for? Why do they choose one person over the other? What can you be doing to make sure you're at the top of the list of candidates? Get these questions answered and more to ensure you can vie for the top.

First impressions are always vital in the job hunting and interview process. Malcom Gladwell, author of Blink, the Power of Thinking Without Thinking, believes that, "The human brain is capable of making instant judgments with great precision." In his book, he presents evidence that, "A decision made in literally the blink of an eye can be just as correct as months of mental analysis." Come put your interview skills to the test, get exposure, and feedback from diverse business professionals during Speed Interview.

Do you dread class presentations and public speaking? Do your emails look like text messages? That may be a problem. Burning Glass is a job market analytics company that scans thousands of job postings each year to determine what employers actually want. According to them, Communication was the number one most sought after skill in 13 out of the 15 different career areas and was the second most listed skill in job postings in the other two areas. So the truth of the matter is this: Communication is VITAL to your survival in the workplace. Our panel of experts will provide advice on developing your verbal and written communication skills to ensure you can meet the needs of prospective employers.

“Why go to graduate school?” is a question many students ask after completing their undergraduate degree, unsure of whether grad school is really the best way to help them achieve their career goals. Do you have questions about: applying to graduate school, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or another qualifying exam? Are you curious about: how students are supported in graduate school? How long it takes to get a PhD? Whether a master’s degree is a good option? Come join us as the College of Graduate Studies breaks down what graduate school can do for you.

Your career is a lifelong process. The job search isn't just about landing your first job, it's also about priming yourself for the last job you'll ever have. Whether it's in school or on the first, second, or fifth job, you are always working on you. Get advice from business executives on becoming a lifelong learner and developing yourself so you'll be ready for your first job, but know how to prepare for your last job.



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