Seminar Descriptions

What is a seminar? A short presentation by Career Center advisors designed to help you with your career or internship search. All students may attend - no experience required.

Getting Into Grad School

The process of applying to graduate school can be very confusing. This seminar focuses on the resources required and the ideal timeline to follow for a successful grad school application process.  You will learn tips for researching schools and programs, writing a personal statement, filling out applications, etc.

Networking Know How and Etiquette Dinner

Professional skills are the cornerstone for getting and keeping a job. Issues discussed in this forum include how to enter and exit a conversation, how to work the room, etiquette basics, proper eating etiquette, professional dress/appearance, office etiquette, and networking.  Many interviews and business deals are now discussed over lunch, dinner or during professional socials; this seminar will also address typical concerns about how to act in those situations.

Strategic Interviewing

In this seminar you will learn practical, strategic ways to handle the interviewing process from beginning to end. Topics covered include researching the organization, understanding what employers look for in a job candidate, making a good impression (how to act, how to dress, etc.), answering difficult questions, and how to follow up after the interview.

Getting a Part-Time Job

Identify your job search resources, job search tools, and gain helpful hints on how to be successful at getting a part-time job in Chico.

Managing an International Life and Career

Want to travel overseas?  The Chico State Career Center will bring the world to your doorstep by hosting speakers who will share their experience abroad.  This informal conversation will highlight speakers' successful international career and internship experience in a variety of countries.  Come listen to their adventures and advice about living and working overseas.

Acing the Writing Portion of the GRE

Presented by Carson Medley, Thesis Editor and Advisor for Graduate Studies and GRE Analytical writing Grader for Educational Testing Services
Includes:

  • Analytical Writing Overview
  • Writing the Issue Essay
  • Writing the Argument Essay
  • Scoring Guide for the Issue Essay
  • Scoring Guide for the Argument Essay
  • Q & A

Career Fair Preparation Seminars

These are casual events, where we answer all your questions about the day, like what to wear, what to bring, what to say and everything in between.  No, you don’t need to stay the whole time, and yes, you can come late. Career Center advisors and guest employers will share best practices for a successful career fair experience.

Education Hiring Fair Preparation Seminar

This is a casual event, where a Career Center advisor and local school administrators answer all your questions about the day, like what to wear, what to bring, what to say and everything in between.