Chaparral Career Advantage Workshops - Schedules

The following Chaparral Career Advantage workshops are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to all students, alumni, and community members. Student registration is available in Chap Life - visit ChapLife.cod.edu. On-site registration will be available for alumni and community members day of the workshop. Walk-ins are welcome.

Questions can be directed to Career Services at (630) 942-2230. 

For Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations, call (630) 942-2141 (voice) or (630) 858-9692 (TDD).


"Career Exploration (SDS)"

Unsure what career to choose or what to pursue academically? Looking to make a career change but don't know where to begin? This workshop may be for you. The Self-Directed Search is a starting point for research and understanding of what career options are out there for participants to further investigate for themselves.

Pre-registration is required for this workshop. Interested participants may call (630) 942-2230 or visit Career Services in SSC 3258 to register. Registration closes 1 week prior to the listed workshop date. 

The following steps must be completed at least one week prior to attending this workshop.

    1. Register for one of the sessions listed below.
    2. Stop in Career Services,  SSC 3258, to pick up a permit for the SDS assessment.
    3. At least one week prior to the workshop, take the permit to COD Specialized Testing Center in  the Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A08 and complete the SDS assessment. The assessment should take approximately 30 minutes to complete and the cost is $10.
    4. Assessment results and interpretation will be distributed and discussed at your scheduled workshop.

The following dates and times are available for registration:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 - 6 to 7:30 p.m. - Berg Instructional Center (BIC), 3439
  • Wednesday, March 13 - Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Berg Instructional Center (BIC), 3419
  • Thursday, April 11 - 6 to 7:30 p.m. - Berg Instructional Center (BIC), 3419
  • Tuesday, April 30 - Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Berg Instructional Center (BIC), 3463

 


Get LinkedIn

Did you know that over 90% of employers use LinkedIn? This workshop will introduce the professional networking website. Being an active LinkedIn user is crucial to success. Participants will learn more than just how to build a profile but key features such as the job board, discussion groups, and alumni searches will be highlighted.

  • Tuesday, March 19 - Noon to 1 p.m. - Berg Instructional Center (BIC), 3463
  • Wednesday, April 17 - Noon to 1 p.m. - Berg Instructional Center (BIC), 3419
  • Tuesday, May 7 - Noon to 1 p.m. - *Online

*Please visit the event listing at ChapLife.cod.edu for webinar instructions.

 


NEW! Internship Walk-ins

Stop in Career Services for a half-hour meeting with Krystina LaSorsa to discuss your interest in pursuing an internship! Meetings are first come, first served.

  • Thursday, Jan. 31 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Thursday, Feb. 7 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Thursday, Feb. 21 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Thursday, March 7 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Thursday, March 21 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Thursday, April 11 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Thursday, April 25 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Thursday, May 2 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258 

 


"Resume Review Drop-In"

Stop in for a quick 10-15 minute resume review. Meetings are first come, first served. Due to the brevity of meetings, attendees must have a printed copy of their resume to participate. Career Services will not print documents. 

  • Thursday, Feb 7 - Noon to 1 p.m. - SSC 3258
  • Thursday, March 7 - Noon to 1 p.m. - SSC 3258
  • Thursday, April 11 - Noon to 1 p.m. - SSC 3258 
  • Thursday, May 2 - Noon to 1 p.m. - SSC 3258

 

Walk-In Appointments

Need a resume review, cover letter review, interviewing tips, or other job seeking advice? Stop in for a half-hour meeting with a Career Specialist.  Meetings are first come, first served.


  • Tuesday, Feb. 5 - 1 to 3 p.m. - SSC 3258
  • Wednesday, Feb. 6 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 - 1 to 3 p.m. - SSC 3258
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19 - 1 to 3 p.m. - SSC 3258
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26 - 1 to 3 p.m. - SSC 3258
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Tuesday, March 5 - 1 to 3 p.m. - SSC 3258
  • Wednesday, March 6 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Tuesday, March 12 - 1 to 3 p.m. - SSC 3258
  • Wednesday, March 13 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Tuesday, March 19 - 1 to 3 p.m. - SSC 3258
  • Wednesday, March 20 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Tuesday, April 2 - 9 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. - SSC 3258
  • Tuesday, April 9 - 1 to 3 p.m. - SSC 3258
  • Wednesday, April 10 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Tuesday, April 16 - 1 to 3 p.m. - SSC 3258
  • Wednesday, April 17 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Tuesday, April 23 - 1 to 3 p.m. - SSC 3258
  • Wednesday, April 24 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
  • Tuesday, April 30 - 1 to 3 p.m. - SSC 3258
  • Wednesday, May 1 - 9 to 11 a.m. - SSC 3258
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Q & A Table & Free Popcorn

Have a quick question for Career Services? Stop by our table and get free popcorn. 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 19 - 11 to 1 p.m. - HSC Atrium
  • Thursday, March 21 - 11 to 1 p.m. - Behind Starbucks
  • Tuesday, April 2 - 11 to 1 p.m. - SRC 2000 Entrance
  • Wednesday, April 3 - 11 to 1 p.m. - Outside Student Life

 

Humanities Week Workshops

Are you unsure what career you could pursue with your major? Do you know what job you should get that supports your career goals? If you can relate to these questions, this workshop is for you. During this session, we will demonstrate methods for exploring career information utilizing LinkedIn and Career Coach. 

What can I do with a Humanities Degree? 

Wednesday, Feb. 20 - Noon to 1 p.m. - SSC 2201

It's not what you know, it is who you know. When applying to jobs or looking for opportunities we always want our skills to impress employers, but how can you get the employer to notice you in a competitive market?In this workshop, gain insight from alumni and professionals about the value of a humanities education and having transferable skills to help you stand out. Additionally, learn tips to make a positive first impression and practice your networking to bring you future success.

Networking Success 

Tuesday, Feb. 12 - 11 to 12:30 p.m. - SSC 3245

 

 

Contact Information


Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
(630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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