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O’Brien Center for Career Development

Don’t Cancel That Class

Faculty members occasionally need to be out of the office for the day for a meeting or conference. Rather than cancelling your class, let the O’Brien Center for Career Development present one of the programs listed below to your students, or we can customize a program based on your class’ needs.

Programs and Presentations Available from the O’Brien Center for Career Development


How to Find an Internship, Co-op or Full-time Job

Searching for an internship, co-op or full-time job means exploring ways to uncover the “hidden job market.” Learn how to use various internet resources, networking and professional organizations to uncover employer contacts and potential job openings.

Writing a Résumé and Cover Letter

Learn how to write a winning résumé and cover letter that effectively conveys your strengths and unique qualifications to prospective employers.

How to Ace the Interview

Knowing how to present yourself as the best match for the job is the key to landing an offer. Our program will include required preparation, proper dress, understanding varied interviewing techniques, sample questions, proper etiquette and thank-you notes/follow-up tips.

Networking/Informational Interviewing

Informational interviewing is a wonderful way to meet professionals while learning about their career fields. Networking is a successful tool to utilize during a job search and throughout your career.

Graduate School Planning 

This workshop explores planning, securing funding and the application process for graduate school.

Evaluating and Negotiating Job Offers 

Successful interviewing has led to multiple job offers. How do you decide? Salary is just one indicator. We will discuss benefits, cultures and career opportunities within organizations. We will also discuss how to ask for what you need and/or want during the offer stage.

Social Media and the Job Search

Learn how to use social media as an effective job-search tool while avoiding the pitfalls of online visibility.

The First Year of Work

This program will address the first year of work, navigating the politics of an organization, etiquette and cultural diversity in a work setting.

For information on any of these programs, email your department liaison or

NOTE: In order to maximize our reach across campus and to a variety of student audiences, presentations are limited to one visit per class, per semester. Sorry for any inconvenience.