In collaboration with academic departments, employers, and alumni, the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) offers workshops to prepare students for their semester away and, ultimately, a career or graduate school.
Our career-readiness programs are designed to further provide in-depth knowledge about career fields, develop career management skills (e.g., resume writing, interview preparation), and facilitate networking with alumni and industry partners. Individual and personal support is also offered to navigate Arch away options.
Sample career-development workshops include:
Semester-Away Search Plan - Preparation is the key! During this workshop, students are exposed to an in-depth search process that calls for critical thinking, networking, tracking, and solidifying. Creating a search plan is the blueprint for securing a great opportunity.
Semester-Away Resources – This is an opportunity for students to learn about the primary resources exclusively available to Rensselaer students to assist with their semester-away search. These resources are a valuable part of making connections to external constituents.
LinkedIn Lab – Students will learn how to leverage their LinkedIn platform to begin building their professional network to connect with potential employers.
Resume Critiques – Students have the opportunity to align their resumes to meet the demands of the market, add a competitive edge, and effectively communicate their unique student experience. This workshop walks students through the formalities of career-ready resumes.
Career Fair Prep – During this workshop, the CCPD provides the tools necessary for students to effectively interact with employers through interviewing tips and how to maximize their potential in a robust environment. Career fairs are hosted by Athletics, CCPD, NSBE/SHPE, and each school at Rensselaer.
- Semester-Away Search Plan
- Semester-Away Resources
- Virtual Career Fair
- LinkedIn Lab
- Resume Critiques
- Career Fair Prep
- Career Communities