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ASCEND Workshop Archive

2016 ASCEND Workshops  

  • Goals, IDPs and Conversation Skills
    Participants learned about the ASCEND program, gained skills for setting SMART goals and working with Individual Development Plans, and developed techniques for handling difficult conversations.
    August 30, 2016: Recorded Workshop | Presentation | Handout 
  • Personal Inventories and Self Assessment Tools
    Participants learned about using self assessment tools and personal inventories for career exploration, goal setting, and personal branding.
    September 13, 2016: Slides from Larry Long, PhD | Slides from Cheryl Pace 
  • Career Speed Dating
    Participants had the opportunity to visit with several invited speakers from varying career backgrounds, including industry, academia, nonprofit, and government agencies. This unique event allowed attendees to have short discussions in small groups with each panelist in a 'speed dating' set up that allowed for exploration of many types of careers.
    September 26, 2016: Handout
  • Job Searches and Professional Networking
    Participants learned techniques for launching a job search, including where to look for announcements, how to read an opening description, and how to research companies.  In addition, this workshop touched on professional networking skills to ensure valuable contacts are available when conducting a search.  
    October 11, 2016: 
    Presentation | Handout
  • Applying for a Position
    Participants had the opportunity to learn best practices for the application process, including what documents to submit, etiquette for correspondence, and general time lines. 
    October 25, 2016: Recorded Workshop | Presentation | Handout
  • CV & Resume Writing
    Participants learned best practices for writing CVs and resumes.  
    November 9, 2016: Recorded Workshop | Presentation
  • Interview Skills
    Participants learned about etiquette, dress, talking points, and other skills for successful job interviews. 
    November 30, 2016: Recorded Workshop | Presentation | Handout
  • Negotiating and Accepting an Offer
    Participants learned about accepting and declining a job offer and negotiating and understanding salary and benefit offers.
    December 7, 2016: Recorded Workshop
Last modified: Aug 24, 2018