September 14, 2015 - September 17, 2015

Prepare for the Fair offers a variety of workshops and resources to fit your needs leading up to the Career & Internship Fair. Curious about how to dress professionally? Check out Dress for Success (on a budget) on Monday evening. Want to get a FREE, professional head shot? Visit CLDC on Thursday.


Dress for Success

Monday, September 14

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Baker University Center, 366

Professional attire CAN be achieved on a budget — even for the first time professional. Learn the CLDC’s spendthrift ways and #ShareYourWear!

Hunting & Gathering

Job Search and Interviewing

Tuesday, September 15

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Baker University Center, 366

Are you clueless about how to find a job or an internship? Do you feel anxious about the interview process? This workshop will help demystify the job search process and help prepare you for the job interview.  Participants will explore resources to create a job search plan for a successful job/internship search. Participants will also be able to identify tips to be prepared before, during and after the interview.

Bragging Rights

Creating the Perfect Resume & Cover Letter

Wednesday, September 16

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Baker University Center, 366


If you’re not sure what these different skills are or how they relate to your resume and cover letter, this workshop is a great fit for you. Sharpen your resume and cover letter knowledge by participating in this interactive workshop. You’ll receive general tips and tricks about the development of your professional documents, learn how to personalize these to fit your unique style, and increase your understanding of the content you should (or should not) include in your resume and cover letter.   

Who Are You and Why Should I Care?

Leadership Branding for Networking Success

Thursday, September 17

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Baker University Center, 366

Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know?” Well, that is often times true, but the statement should be edited to say “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know, and what they know about you!” This workshop will allow you to reflect on your personal leadership brand and discuss how to leverage your leadership brand for professional networking. Participants will develop an elevator pitch and discuss how to utilize LinkedIn and informational interviews for networking success.

Mock Interview Day

Thursday, September 17

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Baker University Center, 507

The Career & Internship Fair is a whirlwind of networking, quickly followed by invitations to interview! Practice your interviewing skills with corporate recruiters, prepared to give genuine, much needed feedback and advice.

Register for Mock interview Day through Bobcat CareerLink: 

Professional attire is required for Mock Interview Day

Professional Head Shots

Thursday, September 17

10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Baker University Center, 507

Take advantage of the FREE professional headshots offered by the CLDC. Boost your online professional presence with a snazzy shot showing off your pearly whites in your finest threads. (Hint: This head shot will look great on your LinkedIn profile!) Stop by any time between 10:30 am - 2:30 pm (please allow wait time), or pair it with your mock interview!

Start Smart: Salary Negotiation Workshop

Friday, September 25

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Baker University Center 503

Gain insight into the current and expected salary ranges for a new graduate in your field, and learn to apply that knowledge to the negotiation process. We encourage undergraduate and graduate students to take part in this free event.

Career and Leadership Development Center