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NMSU Center for Academic Advising to host virtual career success workshop series

Entering the job market is never easy, but the COVID-19 pandemic is adding more challenges for people who are in search of a job. To ease the burden a little, New Mexico State University’s Center for Academic Advising and Student Support is hosting several virtual workshops to help students be prepared during this new normal.


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NMSU Center for Academic Advising and Student Support will host a series of career success workshops for students. The hour-long workshops will help students conduct a job search during the COVID-19 pandemic, help students with their résumés and cover letters, and give tips on handling virtual interviews and building their LinkedIn profile.

The virtual workshop series will kick off with “Conducting a Job Search in COVID-19,” an interactive workshop where students will learn how to effectively tackle the job search during the pandemic. Students will learn how to market themselves to employers while they figure out their plans for handling recruiting and hiring during these unprecedented times.

This virtual workshop is scheduled for June 15 at 4:30 p.m. and June 22 at 1:30 p.m.

A résumé and cover letter workshop will follow, in which students are given the chance to discover the most effective way to align their accomplishments, skills and experiences for a great first impression.

This virtual workshop is scheduled for June 18 at 4:30 p.m. and June 24 at 10 a.m.

The Center for Academic Advising and Student Support will also offer a virtual interviewing workshop as employers are increasingly using online platforms and telephone screening in the interview process. Students will be shown a number of steps they can take before and after the interview to ensure that they make a good impression during the virtual interview.

This virtual workshop is scheduled for June 18 at 11 a.m. and June 25 at 4 p.m.

The last virtual workshop will explore how students can build their profile on LinkedIn. The Center for Academic Advising and Student Support says LinkedIn has 675 million users, which means nearly an unlimited supply of network connections and job opportunities. The virtual workshop will profile beginning, intermediate and advanced LinkedIn profile development and management.

This virtual workshop is scheduled for June 19 at 3 p.m. and June 29 at 9 a.m.

Students can register for the workshops in Handshake at nmsu.joinhandshake.com.

For more information or to make an appointment at alternate times, contact the Center for Academic Advising and Student Support Assistant Director Roseanne Bensley at 575-646-5374 or rbensley@nmsu.edu.