Professional Development Workshops

Our Professional Development Workshops are offered throughout the year on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Biscayne Bay Campus and Engineering Center. They are designed to help you move your career forward by offering training in all facets of career and professional development. To view the current schedule of workshops, see the Calendar of Workshops.

Popular Workshop Topics

10 Days to Career EXPO

Get excited about Career and Talent Development as we reveal our Fall programming. Let us help you create your future.

Branding for Success

Social media is becoming a powerful tool in the hiring process, that can either make or break you. Attend this workshop and learn the do’s and don’ts of your online presence, and tools to effectively create your own brand.

Branding Yourself Like a Boss

What makes a consumer buy one product over another — and makes one job-seeker much more sought after than others? This all has to do with your personal branding. Come out to this workshop and learn how to define who you are, how you are great, and why YOU should be sought out.

Career Exploration

Are you undecided in choosing a major? Come to this workshop and learn the importance of choosing a major, exploring different career options, and taking advantage of all your resources.

Career Paths in Public Service

Are you passionate about serving others and their communities? Learn about career paths within the federal and local government and non-profit sectors that make an impact in the community. This session will provide you with insight from experts in the field, employment information and resources to help you navigate the public service sector.

Career Readiness

Employers expect college graduates to have competencies in eight (8) broad areas. Join this conversation to understand the competencies and how your experience relates to each: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Oral/Written Communications, Teamwork/Collaboration, Digital Technology, Leadership, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Career Management, and Global/Intercultural Fluency. (Career Readiness defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, NACE)

Careers Around the World

Attend this professional panel discussion to network and gain information and tips about working outside of the U.S. Light refreshments will be provided. 

CV Writing Workshop

Learn how to write a CV, including different formats, styles and the function of a CV compared to a resume.

Elevator Pitch

If you’re looking for a job, internship, or attending a networking event, one of the first tasks on your to-do list should be crafting an ideal elevator pitch. This 30-60 second speech about yourself and your goals will be one of the first impressions that an employer will have of you.

Goal Setting for your Job Search

Identifying and setting goals provide direction that lead to positive results with your career search. This workshop will help you to create clear, focused and realistic goals. You will learn  the purpose of goal setting, how to create a SMART goal and utilizing tools that will help you to organize your search.

How to be an Effective Public Speaker

Ever wondered the keys to success to deliver a great presentation? Always wanted to know strategies and tips that would allow you to clearly communicate your ideas when presenting to others? Then this is the workshop to come to! With this workshop, you will learn the tools you need to plan, prepare, and present great presentations.

How to Find Federal Jobs/Internships

Students learn practical knowledge about employment and internship opportunities available with the Federal Government. Learn about the different types of agencies and government programs, and how best to inquire with them about employment opportunities.

How to Manage Your Finances

Whether you are an undergraduate or post graduate student, it is important to start thinking about your financial future. A financial representative will lend their knowledge and answer any questions you may have about effectively managing your finances.

How to Prepare for a Career Fair/EXPO

Learn the importance of attending a career fair and/or expo. Identify communication strategies for use before, during and after the career fair. Learn how to successfully network with employers and stand out positively from the crowd.

How to Prepare for the Federal Government Conference

Unsure about attending the Federal Government Conference? Does it sound intimidating? This workshop will teach you what to expect at the conference, how to dress, how to introduce yourself to the Federal Government Recruiters and other attendees and how to prepare for this conference.

How to Use a Portfolio for Your Job Search

Your professional portfolio is your brand. Your industry and career goals determine the type of portfolio you will need. You need to determine: Who is your audience? What is your brand? How will you demonstrate your strengths? Attend this session to learn how your professional portfolio can reflect your best work – knowledge, competencies, skills and values to help you land that job!

Internships

Learn about the different types of internships and top reasons to intern, strategies in researching, applying and preparing for internships.

Internships 101 for International Students

Come to this workshop to learn more about the requirements, process, and steps you should take to find an internship as an international student and not fall out of status. Learn first-hand from representatives from the International Student & Scholar Services as they supply you with valuable information to answer internship questions.

Interviewing Skills

Understand the goals and importance of an interview. Learn effective tools in preparation for the interview process, the appropriate communication skills, behavior, and dress code for an interview, as well as what to do after an interview.

Job Search Strategies

Searching for an internship or a job is a job in itself. Attend this workshop to learn about tools and strategies to assist with your search. We will review resources for finding jobs (e.g. Handshake, LinkedIn, The Muse) and networking (e.g. student organizations, classmates, professional associations, LinkedIn company pages, on campus events), and will encourage you to create an action plan for your search.

Job Search Strategies for International Students

Co-presentation with the ISSS office informing students of the hiring process and requirements for international students in the US. Students learn about ways to navigate the job/internship search process and maximize on their experience for future opportunities.

Leadership: What Employers Want

In this interactive workshop, you will get hands on experience learning how to leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, assess and manage your own emotions and those of others, and how to best lead to organize, prioritize, and delegate work. This workshop was designed focusing on Career Readiness skills that employers seek out and where participants will learn how to clearly articulate these skills in a professional setting.

Live CPT/OPT

ISSS office provides students with an informative session with an attorney specializing on Visa and employment requirements.

Networking and Branding with LinkedIn

Yes! College students can benefit from using “the world’s largest professional network”. Attend this session to gain tips for utilizing LinkedIn for networking and branding yourself as a team member, job seeker, and professional. This workshop is geared towards individuals who have little or no experience with LinkedIn. However, you might find it helpful to have some knowledge. For example, does your college/major have a LinkedIn page? Does your ideal company to work for have a LinkedIn page?

Networking Skills

Learn how and why networking is vital to your career, and how you can network your way into a job by knowing your audience and perfecting your own networking skills.

Prepare for a Career/Technical Conference

Learn how to navigate the ins and out of attending a career/technical conference as a student. Including how to best prepare for a conference, identifying communication strategies for use before, during and after the career fair, and lastly how to successfully network with employers and stand out positively from the crowd.

Resume Writing

Your resume may be your only chance to get an employer’s attention, so you have to get it right the first time. Learn about appearance, style, and formats in writing a resume letter.

Researching Employers on LinkedIn

Learn about employers who are attending the Career Fair or EXPO by looking them up on LinkedIn. We will review their LinkedIn page, see what jobs they have posted on LinkedIn, and find out if we are connected to employers through FIU.

Salary Negotiation

This workshop provides students with the necessary skills to negotiate, research the market, and position themselves in the current job market.

#SQUADGOALS

In this interactive workshop, you will get hands on experience learning how to build collaborative relationships with colleagues, classmates, and customers representing diverse viewpoints. We will discuss how to work within a team structure and navigate and manage conflict when it arises. This workshop was designed focusing on Career Readiness skills that employers seek out and where participants will learn how to clearly articulate these skills in a professional setting.

The Secret to Critical Thinking

In this interactive workshop, you will get hands on experience learning how to exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. We will practice and discuss what it means to be an inventive and creative problem solver. This workshop was designed focusing on Career Readiness skills that employers seek out and where participants will learn how to clearly articulate these skills in a professional setting.

The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Career

In this interactive workshop, you will get hands on experience learning how to identify and articulate one’s skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired, career goals being pursued, and identify areas necessary for professional growth. This workshop was designed focusing on Career Readiness skills that employers seek out and where participants will learn how to clearly articulate these skills in a professional setting.

What Can I do With My Major/Degree in ...?

This session will provide insight in to the career paths for the "What can I do With My Major/Degree in...?" series. You will be provided with insight from experts in the field, employment information, and resources to help you navigate the industry and/or sector. Learn to identify job titles, employers, related occupations, professional associations, and skills needed for those occupations.

What Employers Want

Are you career ready? Join us to learn about the career readiness skills employers seek in college graduates. Participants will identify how their experience relates to each area as well as how to clearly articulate these skills in a professional setting. (Career Readiness defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, NACE)

Contact

HANDSHAKE

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St.
SASC 305
Miami, FL 33199

305-348-2423

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm

Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 NE 151st St.
WUC 255
North Miami, FL 33181

305-919-5770

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm

Engineering Center
10555 W. Flagler St.
EC 2852
Miami, FL 33174

305-348-1281

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm

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