Career Development Offers a Wide Range of Workshops
Published on Dec 9, 2020 by Abby Stassen
Students and grads can learn general job-hunting skills and gain specific industry knowledge with Career Development's workshops.
Earning your degree calls for a celebration, but job-hunting stress can cast a shadow over your party. Luckily, Full Sail has a robust Career Development Department that's committed to helping students and graduates navigate the job market throughout their careers. The department's range of in-person and virtual workshops equip students with the job-hunting tools and industry knowledge they'll need for life after Full Sail.
Building the Basics
Full Sail students might want to start off with Career Development's general workshops — these will help you create a strong foundation for your current and future job hunts.
"We have broad workshops that include how to write a resume, networking in the industry, interview tips, those types of topics," says Doree Rice, the Director of Career Development.
Workshops like "Rock Star Resumes" and "Interviewing Tips/Speed Interviews" have been regularly held on campus, while others, like employer presentations, "Life After Full Sail" alumni panels, and regional alumni mixers are made available to students and grads online.
Diving Into Your Industry
Once students have mastered generalized job-hunting skills, they're encouraged to dig deeper with Career Development's specialized workshops. The department offers many industry-specific options, including "Networking Tips for the Gaming and Technology Industries," "Artists' Guide to Freelancing," and "Mock Interviews for Business Programs."
Many workshop leaders are seasoned pros in the industries they serve.
"The Team Leader who oversees our part of the 'Mock Interviews for Business' worked for a number of years in reality television, including [a role] as a producer for Oprah Winfrey's OWN network," Doree says.
Signing Up Online
Students and alumni can find workshops they're interested in through Career Development's email newsletter, on Full Sail's alumni website, or in degree-specific Career Development Facebook groups. Workshop signup is available via CareerSync, Full Sail's online portal.
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