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Business Career Services is pleased to present the 2018 Professional Development Series starting this Spring. The Center provides subject matter experts to deliver presentations on current career, professional and leadership development topics. Join us as we cover a variety of topics designed to help you land your dream job and prepare for your career after college. College of Business affiliated clubs, organzations and classes are welcome to attend and participate. 

How to Write a Resume

January 23,  5:00 – 6:00pm in Peacock Hall 1011

With spring recruitment right around the corner, it is imperative to have a perfect resume. Join Business Career Services as we walk you through how to create a perfect resume. You will be ready to impress at the 2018 Walker Spring Connect event on Thursday, February 22 after an evening of helpful tips, tricks and industry standards needed for a perfect resume.

Brand and Pitch

January 30, 2018, 5:00 – 6:00pm in Peacock Hall 1011

You step into an elevator on the 7th floor and a woman introduces herself to you as a recruiter for [Insert Dream Company Here]. You know you have about 60 seconds before the doors open on the 1st floor and you both go your separate ways, never to speak again. This is unless you can say something to make an impression on her. How do you make that impression? What could you possibly come up with on the spot to say that would matter? Join Business Career Services as we teach you how to define your personal brand and weave that into a perfect pitch.

Dress the Part

February 6, 2018, 5:00 – 6:00pm in Peacock Hall 1011

Did you know that an initial impression is made in seven seconds of meeting someone for the first time? Join Amy Odom from the Business Career Services as she talks about the different levels of business dress and how to use your seven seconds wisely when meeting an employer for the first time.

Interview Skills

February 13, 2018, 5:00 – 6:00pm in Peacock Hall 1011

Spring is a busy time for employment and internship recruitment. Is your stomach in knots at the thought of interviewing? Fear not: Join the Business Career Services as we dissect the interview process.

Witness a mock interview and learn some easy tips for a stress free interview.

How to Work a Career Fair

February 20, 2018, 5:00 – 6:00pm in Peacock Hall 1011

In preparation for the 2018 Walker Spring Connect on February 22, 2018, please join Business Career Services in developing the best techniques to maneuver through a career fair. Recruiting employers will answer questions in a panel format about what to expect at a career fair.

How to Write a Cover Letter

March 20, 2018, 5:00 – 6:00pm in Peacock Hall 1011

You have perfected your resume; now how do you write a dynamite cover letter? Learn how to weave your story in a cover letter to land an interview and the job of your dreams.

Join Business Career Services as we go through, step by step, how to write the perfect cover letter.


March 27, 2018, 5:00 – 6:00pm in Peacock Hall 2011

With graduation right around the corner, it is imperative to have a top-notch LinkedIn profile. According to, 93% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find qualified candidates. Join Business Career Services in the 2011 computer lab for a hands-on workshop involving best practices and advice for leveraging your LinkedIn profile. 

Salary Negotiation

April 10, 2018, 5:00 – 6:00pm in Peacock Hall 1011

Salary negotiation: Would you like to know how to negotiate the best possible salary once you have a job offer? Join Business Career Services to learn negotiation strategies and tips. Included in the discussion will be evaluating compensation as a whole package that includes salary, benefits and other perks.