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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 ADA accommodations please visit cod.edu/access and click on "Complete form to request accommodations" to start the process.

Wednesday Webinar Series

Wednesday Webinars with the Career Services Center is a free, weekly webinar series that discusses different career topics and answers live questions in a casual format to help you #BeCareerReady.

Resume Webinar

While there is no "one size fits all" resume there are a number of universal tips and guidelines that we like to share with students. Join our webinar to learn about options for getting started and strategies you can take to feel confident in the document you create. RSVP today and then check back here closer to the event for instructions for how to join and login to the webinar.

LinkedIn Webinar

Join the conversation with the Career Services Center as we talk about LinkedIn for this week's Webinar Wednesday. We will be taking live questions from attendees and giving out our top tips for building a profile, engaging with professionals, and using other key features of LinkedIn. RSVP today and then check back here closer to the event for instructions on how to attend the webinar.

Interview Preparation Webinar 

The topic for this webinar will focus on Interviewing. By attending you will learn best practices to do better during the interview along with ways to prepare before and follow-up after your interview. Information will also be shared about InterviewStream, a free web based mock interview platform to help you practice at your convenience.

Questions are welcome so come prepared to learn and ask about all thing career related. RSVP today and then check back here closer to the event for instructions for how to join and login to the webinar.

 Virtual Interview Preparation Webinar

Interviewing today is more than having strong answers, it is also about new formats. Attend this session to learn specific best practices for virtual interviews. Preparing to interview online is an essential skill today, so come learn what to do and what not to do. We'll also share information about InterviewStream, a free web based mock interview platform to help you practice on your own. Click the link below to RSVP and receive an email with login instructions.

Career Research Webinar

Choosing a career can be challenging however, learning how and where to research can help. This webinar will cover several valuable websites, including Career Coach, where you can explore career summaries, local wages, employment projections, and other helpful information to explore potential career paths. Click the link below to RSVP and receive an email with login instructions.

Job Search Webinar

Looking for new ways to find job opportunities? Attend our Job Search webinar for new job board ideas, including COD's Chaps Get Hired. We'll also share tips and answer your questions on the best ways to conduct an effective job search. Click the link below to RSVP and receive an email with login instructions.

"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 Career Exploration 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: TBD for Fall 2020

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.

The following dates and times are available for registration: TBD for Fall 2020

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

Job Shadow Program Information Session

The following dates and times are available for registration: TBD for Fall 2020

Get Money

Build the skills and confidence you need to get the salary you deserve. Learn techniques and strategies to prepare you for negotiating salary, hourly wage, and benefits over the phone and in-person. We also dive into researching salary and how to leverage your strengths, experience, skills, and knowledge. There will be live demonstrations with opportunities for you to practice as the employer and the applicant.

The following dates and times are available for registration: TBD for Fall 2020

Next Level Job Search

Discover new ways to find job opportunities! Working as a group, we will brainstorm key terms to create personal search strategies. Whether you are new to job searching, looking to make a career transition, re-entering the workforce, or wanting to find another opportunity, you can use these exercises to transform your general searches into a job journey.

The following dates and times are available for registration: TBD for Fall 2020

Walk-In Appointments

Stop in for a half-hour meeting with a Career Specialist. Meetings are first come, first served. 

The following dates and times are available for registration: TBD for Fall 2020

Please Note: During the month of March, walk-ins will only be held on Friday, March 13 and Thursday, March 19, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. in preparation for the Career and Internship Fair. 

Q & A Table & Free Popcorn

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

The following dates and times are available for registration: TBD for Fall 2020

Service Learning and Volunteer Fair

The Service Learning and Volunteer Fair will provide students the opportunity to network and discuss service learning and volunteer opportunities with local non for profit organizations. This event will be held in the Student Services Atrium and over 30 community partners will be representing their organizations and recruiting COD students to participate.

The following dates and times are available for registration: TBD for Fall 2020

Resume Fair

Do you have a resume? Is it ready for employers? Stop by the SSC Atrium for our Resume Fair! Learn quick tips for resume writing and how Career Services can help you with your resume. 

The following dates and times are available for registration: TBD for Fall 2020

 

Contact Information

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

Summer Hours (Through Aug. 9)
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Closed

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

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

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