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WGU Career & Professional Development (CPD) hosts a variety of virtual career events such as Workshops & Webinars, Employer Information Sessions, and other employer networking opportunities. These events are open to WGU students and alumni!

 

Note for Employers:
If you are an employer and would like to host an event, please visit our Employer Relations Page or sign up on WGU Handshake. We are happy to work with you to schedule an event to meet your recruiting needs!

Student Nurse Virtual Information Sessions - Day 1

  • Presented by: BJC HealthCare | Mon Jan 30 | 2p MT

Oxy Human Resources Info Session

  • Presented by: Oxy | Mon Jan 30 | 3p MT

Global Wealth Solutions: A World of Opportunity

  • Presented by: Raymond James Financial | Tue Jan 31 | 10a MT

What Does Great Teaching Look Like in Action? 

  • Presented by: Brooke Charter Schools | Tue Jan 31 | 11a MT

Education Info Session: The Magic Behind Classical Charter Schools

  • Presented by: Classical Charter Schools | Tue Jan 31 | 11a MT

College to Corporate: Intern Edition

  • Presented by: Edelman | Tue Jan 31 | 1p MT

Student Nurse Virtual Information Sessions - Day 2

  • Presented by: BJC HealthCare | Tue Jan 31 | 2p MT

Ryder's Management Trainee & Internship Programs Webinar

  • Presented by: Ryder System, Inc. | Wed Feb 1 | 12p MT

Empowering Women in Global Wealth Solutions!

  • Presented by: Raymond James Financial | Thur Feb 2 | 3p MT

AWS Software Development Engineer Interns 

  • Presented by: Amazon | Thur Feb 2 | 5p MT

Ascension's Student Nurse Virtual Hiring Event | Spring 2023

  • Presented by: Ascension | Tue Feb 7 | 10a MT

Why Consulting Info Session

  • Presented by: PwC | Wed Feb 8 | 2p MT

Virtual Meet Eide Bailly Day!

  • Presented by: Eide Bailly LLP | Wed Feb 8 | 4p MT

True Life: "I Want to Be a Teacher" Webinar

  • Presented by: Baltimore City Public Schools | Mon Feb 13 | 9a MT

SAS Software & Analytics: Our Company, Culture & Opportunities 

  • Presented by: SAS | Mon Feb 20 | 4p MT

NSA Spring 2023 College Programs Information Session

  • Presented by: National Security Agency | Wed Feb 22 | 2p MT

* Denotes WGU co-sponsored event

Resume Labs
Join this live, interactive lab to gain insight on creating an effective resume. After a brief presentation, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and apply resume best practices to a sample resume. Bring your resume questions and be prepared to participate!

 

Resume & Cover Letter Collaboration
Learn about the process of writing a compelling resume and cover letter that can beat the applicant tracking system and showcase a snapshot of your experiences to the employer. Bring your questions for a Q&A session at the end of the workshop!

 

Networking & LinkedIn Alumni Tool
Many WGU students and alumni have created LinkedIn Profiles and actively utilize the site for job searching. However, have you ever accessed the LinkedIn Alumni Tool feature which allows you to focus specifically on data related to other WGU students and graduates, including where they live, work, and the degree which they are pursuing/have completed? Are you exploring possible career paths related to your specific WGU degree? RSVP today!

 

Interviewing 101
For many of us, interviewing can be a challenge. Fortunately, like many other things in life, interviewing is a skill that you can get better at over time with practice. In this workshop, we will be covering what to do before, during, and after the interview to make a great impression and help you get the job! We’ll also discuss strategies for different types of interviews, such as phone interviews, video interviews, and recorded video interviews. Finally, we’ll walk through the Big Interview practice platform and demonstrate how to use it to prepare for an interview.

 

The Power of Informational Interviewing
Are you seeking to learn more about your field of interest and/or looking to make a career pivot? Would you like to expand your professional network but feel hesitant because you aren’t sure where to start when connecting with other professionals? Attend this informative workshop to learn more about the value of informational interviewing as a method to build mutually beneficial professional relationships which may last throughout the duration of your entire professional career. 

 

How Can Powerful Questions Change Your Career (and Your Life)?
“Great results begin with great questions.” - Marilee Adams (author of Change Your Questions, Change your Life). Learn how to use the power of inquiry to open minds, strengthen relationships, stimulate innovation, and impact results to enhance your career and your life! This will be an interactive, practice-oriented workshop, so come prepared with your camera and mic ready, and your curiosity engaged!

 

Navigating Your Career Moves Using Handshake
Handshake is a useful tool to help you launch your career, conduct one on one conversations with employers, and help recruiters find you. Join us to learn more exciting benefits Handshake has to support your career goals.

 

Why do I Feel Like a Fraud? Understanding Imposter Syndrome.
RSVP for this informative webinar which discusses characteristics of imposter syndrome, ways to identify this challenging phenomenon, ways to mitigate the negative messages that you may reinforce to yourself, and strategies, including Social Emotional Learning techniques, to put to work right away. 

 

Throughout the year, Career and Professional Development also hosts several career education series' in collaboration with employer and faculty partners, including Career Kickoff Month in September, a Winter Job Search series, January Jumpstart, and more.

If you are an employer or WGU faculty member who is interested in hosting a session during one or more of these events, please feel free to reach out to us directly.

WGU believes that all members of the WGU Community are entitled to a professional, safe, and engaging learning environment at every step point of their relationship with the University community. WGU considers its students to be emerging and developing professionals who are seeking intellectual and personal growth to meet career demands.  WGU therefore deems it important that students find opportunities to productively interact with other WGU students, faculty/staff, and outside partners to develop the skills and attitudes expected in the workplace

To that end, the Career and Professional Development Center at WGU expects that students are engaging in a professional and respectful manner. This expectation extends to written communications; one-on-one meetings; small group conversations; and large group meetings with external partners and employers; and any other opportunities to represent yourself and WGU. This expectation keeps our environments professional and productive and ensures that you are best representing yourself and your skills to all partners who are assisting you with your career and professional search. Failure to meet these expectations may result in removal from events, losing access to future events and services and/or a report to the Student Conduct Office.

You may review the WGU Student Code of Conduct by visiting this link: https://cm.wgu.edu/t5/WGU-Student-Policy-Handbook/Code-of-Student-Conduct/ta-p/129. If you have any questions about your responsibility to this Code, you are welcome to reach out to your advisor or the Conduct Office at conductadmin@wgu.edu