Employers and students conversing in Hoyt Hall for on-campus recruiting.

Programs and Workshops

Request A Career Center Workshop

Career Assistants are available to student organizations or residence halls to educate students in writing a powerful resume and/or better leveraging LinkedIn, among other topics.

To request a presentation, please email ca-request@miamioh.edu at least one week in advance of your workshop.

NOTE: the group is responsible for organizing the location and technology, if any, including:

  • laptop
  • projector
  • a blank wall or screen
  • any cords needed to connect the laptop and/or projector

Technology can be rented from King Library. If you have any questions, please email ca-request@miamioh.edu, noting the date, time, location, and workshop topic(s). You must guarantee at least 20 students will be in attendance.

Presidential Series: Career & Leadership

Miami University President Gregory P. Crawford and the Center for Career Exploration & Success are proud to present the 2018–19 Career & Leadership Presidential Series. Created in part to expose students to relevant workplace topics that uniquely mirror Dr. Crawford’s own career path and interests, this series is designed to integrate career-related professional development across multiple disciplines.

2018–2019 Series Theme: Innovation In All Careers

Topics Include: diversity & inclusion, innovation, and the importance of early and ongoing career/interest exploration. Electronic badges will be available for all participants. More details at MiamiOH.edu/careers.

Presidential Career Summit and Networking Reception

The Presidential Career Summit is an all-day, professional conference experience for first- and second- year students. Topics of focus include professional branding and etiquette, leadership, career clusters, and the advantage of the liberal arts education in relation to career success.

Career Summit participants receive an exclusive invitation to attend a networking reception hosted by Miami President Gregory P. Crawford and Dr. Renate Crawford in their home prior to the Summit. This is an amazing opportunity for students to engage with university leaders, conference presenters, career center staff, and fellow Summit attendees.

  • Reception: Thur., January 24 • 4:30 – 6:00pm • Lewis Place
  • Career Summit: Fri., January 25 • 8:00am – 5:00pm • Shriver JDOL & Heritage Room

TIDE (Technology, Innovation, & Design Expo)

Students are invited to network and explore job and internship opportunities with a variety of start up, technology, and design employers in a casual career expo atmosphere.

  • Time and Date: TBD

Diversity & Inclusion Career Institute

The Diversity and Inclusion Career Institute broadens participants’ cultural awareness, competency, and knowledge in preparation for career success. The Institute creates space where the academic community can identify ways to advance inclusion and diversity in professional spaces. Employers, Miami scholars, and leading professionals will share their best practices and expertise.

  • Tue., March 5 • 10:00am – 4:00pm • ASC (various locations)

Winter Term 2019

Basic Interviewing Skills (Required)

Learn about the Center for Career Exploration & Success, basic interviewing techniques, on-campus interviewing, and important dates and programs. Please note: anyone who intends to participate in on-campus interviewing and/or mock interviews must attend one Basic Interviewing Skills program before your interview or mock interview.

  • Mon., January 7 • 12:00 – 1:00pm • Webinar
  • Tues., January 15 • 3:00 – 4:00pm • Webinar
  • Wed., January 23 • 7:00 – 8:00pm • Webinar

*Webinar refers to a web-based conferencing system used for online workshops. In order to participate in the webinar, please visit the Career Center’s website at least 24-hours prior to the program to sign up.

Career Trek & Job Shadow (Detroit)

The Center for Career Exploration & Success will be leading a group of students to spend 2 days in Detroit, Michigan (January 10 – 11, 2019) to visit organizations and meet with alumni in the area. As an experiential learning trip, we will make great connections and learn about different career paths. Students will engage with employers in the Detroit Metro area to learn about careers in a variety of industries.

  • Thur. – Fri., January 10 – 11 • All day/overnight • Detroit, MI

Career Trek (Chicago)

In partnership with the 4A’s (American Association of Advertising Agencies) and the Media, Journalism, and Film (MJF) Dept., CCES will facilitate a 1.5 day Trek for students in the Arts, Communication, Media & Design Career Cluster to explore and connect with a select group of employers in Chicago’s advertising, design, and media space.

Students will visit select employers and have the opportunity to participate in a brief job shadow. This Trek is intended to introduce first and second year students to this field in Chicago and serve as a precursor for those who would like to participate in future Inside Chicago courses.

Career Trek & Job Shadow (Atlanta)

The city of Atlanta provides great opportunity for students to be immersed into the culture of what has been deemed to be an inclusive place for young professionals to explore. During this Trek, students will be able to engage with companies and graduate schools that exposes them to not only multiple career clusters but also the depth of each employer’s experience. During this trip, students will be able to gain insight and access to the cultural life of the city and the contributions to the city's economy as Atlanta strives to enhance its reputation as a cultural destination.

  • Tue. – Sun., January 16 – 20 • All day / overnight • Atlanta, GA

Spring Semester 2019 Programs and Courses

Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Career Academy & Job Shadow (Philadelphia)

Explore how to translate your major into a career! The Career Academy is an extended weekend, all-expense paid networking trip to Philadelphia to help you build and expand your network. In addition to developing networking skills and career/life planning strategies, you will be participating on-site with Miami alumni and employers in Philadelphia. Learn more and apply »

  • Wed. – Sun., April 10 – 14 • All day / overnight • Philadelphia, PA

International Student Mock Interview Event

This event will provide International Students the opportunity to practice interviewing in the context of the US job market. Sign up for a Mock Interview with an employer to practice answering common interview questions, get feedback on your interview style and gain confidence. Sign up in Handshake for this event, space is limited. Prerequisite: Complete Basic Interviewing Skills workshop and upload your resume to Handshake.

  • Thur., March 14 • 9:00am – 5:00pm • ASC 0045

Communicating Your Skills

Career Assistant Drop-in Hours

Stop by for a review of your resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn profile, and ask questions about interviewing and job search resources. Drop-ins are held when classes are in session, with the exception of Thur. Feb. 21, for Spring Career Fair, in the Armstrong Student Center 0045.

  • Monday: 12pm – 5pm • ASC 0045
  • Tuesday: 12pm – 5pm • ASC 0045
  • Wednesday: 12pm – 7pm • ASC 0045
  • Thursday: 12pm – 7pm • ASC 0045
  • Friday: 10am – 2pm • ASC 0045

Resume Basics

This interactive session with the Career Assistants teaches resume basics, provides important tips and helpful feedback on how to format your resume and build a brand that resonates with employers.

  • Tues., January 29 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., January 30 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., February 05 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., February 06 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., February 12 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., February 13 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., February 19 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., February 20 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., February 26 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., February 27 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., March 05 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., March 06 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., March 12 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., March 13 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., March 19 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., March 20 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., March 26 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., March 27 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., April 02 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., April 03 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., April 09 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., April 10 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., April 16 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., April 17 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., April 23 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., April 24 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., April 30 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., May 01 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045

Networking: Leveraging LinkedIn

Networking can be intimidating. You’ve probably asked yourself who, what, where, when, and how to? This workshop will answer those questions while teaching an in-depth foundation on utilizing this important career expanding tool.

  • Tues., January 29 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., January 30 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., February 5 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., February 6 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., February 12 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., February 13 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., February 19 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., February 20 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., February 26 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., February 27 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., March 5 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., March 6 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., March 12 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., March 13 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., March 19 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., March 20 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., March 26 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., March 27 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., April 2 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., April 3 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., April 9 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., April 10 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., April 16 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., April 17 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., April 23 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., April 24 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045
  • Tues., April 30 • 6:00 – 6:30pm • ASC0045
  • Wed., May 1 • 5:30 – 6:00pm • ASC0045

Please note that there will be a Photographer available at all career fairs and a Student Photographer available at various times at Armstrong to take professional headshots for your LinkedIn profile. Look for our photographer at 0045 Armstrong Student Center:

  • Date and time TBD

Dress professionally for your industry, at least from the neck-up. No appointment necessary within scheduled times.

Basic Interviewing Skills (Required)

Learn about the Center for Career Exploration & Success, basic interviewing techniques, on-campus interviewing, and important dates and programs. Please note: anyone who intends to participate in on-campus interviewing and/or mock interviews must attend one Basic Interviewing Skills program before your interview or mock interview.

  • Tues., January 29 • 5:30 – 6:30pm • Shriver JDOL-C
  • Thurs., January 31 • 6:00 – 7:00pm • Webinar
  • Mon., February 4 • 6:30 – 7:30pm • Shriver JDOL-C
  • Tues., February 5 • 12:00 – 1:00pm • Webinar
  • Wed., February 6 • 5:30 – 6:30pm • Shriver JDOL-A
  • Mon., February 11 • 12:00 – 1:00pm • Shriver JDOL-C
  • Wed., February 13 • 6:00 – 7:00pm • Shriver JDOL-C
  • Thurs., February 14 • 6:00 – 7:00pm • Webinar
  • Fri., February 15 • 12:00 – 1:00pm • Webinar
  • Mon., February 18 • 5:30 – 6:30pm • Shriver JDOL-C
  • Tues., February 19 • 7:00 – 8:00pm • ASC 1086
  • Wed., February 20 • 12:00 – 1:00pm • Webinar
  • Tues., February 26 • 5:30 – 6:30pm • Shriver JDOL-C
  • Thurs., February 28 • 6:00 – 7:00pm • Webinar
  • Mon., March 11 • 6:00 – 7:00pm • Shriver JDOL-C
  • Tues., March 12 • 6:30 – 7:30pm • Webinar
  • Thur., April 4 • 7:00 – 8:00pm • ASC 1086
  • Tues., April 23 • 5:30 – 6:30pm • Webinar

Mock Interviewing Opportunities

Practice Interviewing: Daily Mock Interviews

Mon., February 4 – Fri., May 10

A one on one, 60-minute mock interview and critique to practice your interviewing skills without the pressure of an employer. Conducted by a trained Student and/or Community Member Volunteer Mock Interviewer. You must sign up in Handshake at a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 8:00pm; last interview starts at 7:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm; last interview starts at 4:00pm

*Excluding holidays and Spring Career Fair, February 21

All Majors Mock Interview Event

Interviewing is a skill improved through practice. Gain real-world interviewing experience by practicing with a seasoned professional. You must sign up on our website in Handshake.

  • Thur., February 14 • 9:00am – 5:00pm • ASC 0045

Just in “Case” Mock Interview

Problem-solving, Analytical and Critical Thinking skills are essential to your career success.  Practice how to showcase these skills in a case-based mock interview event.

  • Wed., February 20 • 9:00am – 8:00pm • ASC 2078

International Student Mock Interview

This event will provide International Students the opportunity to practice interviewing in the context of the US job market. Sign up for a Mock Interview with an employer to practice answering common interview questions, get feedback on your interview style and gain confidence. Sign up in Handshake for this event, space is limited. Prerequisite: Complete Basic Interviewing Skills workshop and upload your resume to Handshake.

  • Thur., March 14 • 9:00am – 5:00pm • ASC 0045

Career Fair Preparation

Creative Jobs @ Career Fair

During this informal discussion, you will gain helpful tips for making the most of Career Fair as a creative, including identifying target employers, approaching recruiters, and translating your skills.

  • Wed., February 13 • 12:00 – 1:00pm • CCES Conference Room • ASC 0045

CAS Networking Night

Meet with Miami Alumni and recruiters to learn about opportunities the evening before the Spring Career Fair. Open to all students and majors. College of Arts & Science students are especially encouraged to attend.

  • Wed., February 20 • 4:30 – 6:30pm • ASC Pavilion

Spring Career Fair Prep for CEC

Learn how to prepare to be successful at the Spring Career Fair by practicing elevator speeches, knowing what to bring, researching employers, and learning how to stand out as a qualified candidate.

  • Mon., February 11 • 5:00 – 7:00pm • 114 Benton

Spring Career Fair Prep Week (Wed. 2/13 - Tues. 2/19 | Thurs. 2/21: Career Fair!)

Stop by Armstrong 0045 for Spring Career Fair guidance, led by the Center for Career Exploration & Success’ Career Assistants.

Workshop Schedule: All workshops are held in 0045 Armstrong Student Center

Wed., February 13th

  • 3:00 – 4:00pm • Spring Career Fair Basics
  • 5:00 – 6:00pm • Spring Career Fair Basics
  • 5:30 – 6:00pm • Networking: Leveraging LinkedIn
  • 6:00 – 6:30pm • Resume Basics

Thur., February 14th

  • 2:00 – 2:30pm • Networking: Leveraging LinkedIn
  • 2:30 – 3:30pm • Spring Career Fair Basics
  • 4:00 – 4:30pm • Resume Basics
  • 4:30 – 5:30pm • Spring Career Fair Basics

Fri., February 15th

  • 11:00 – 11:30am • Networking: Leveraging LinkedIn
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm • Spring Career Fair Basics
  • 1:30 – 2:00pm • Resume Basics

Sun., February 17th

  • 4:30 – 5:30pm • Spring Career Fair Basics (Webinar)
  • 6:00 – 6:30pm • Resume Basics
  • 6:30 – 7:00pm • Networking: Leveraging LinkedIn

Mon., February 18th

  • 2:00 – 2:30pm • Networking: Leveraging LinkedIn
  • 3:00 – 4:00pm • Spring Career Fair Basics
  • 4:30 – 5:00pm • Resume Basics

Tue., February 19th

  • 2:30 – 3:30pm • Spring Career Fair Basics
  • 4:00 – 4:30pm • Resume Basics
  • 4:30 – 5:00pm • Networking: Leveraging LinkedIn

*See Career Assistant Drop-in schedule for individual reviews of resumes, cover letters and Linkedin profiles.

On-Campus Recruiting Events

On-Campus Recruiting Dates for Spring 2019

Over 500 employers come to Miami’s campus annually to conduct over 5500 interviews across all majors. Check Handshake for details on postings and interview schedules.

  • Mon., January 28: On-campus Recruiting begins at the Career Center ASC 0045
  • Fri., February 22: On-campus Recruiting at Millett Hall
  • Thurs., May 9: On-campus Recruiting Ends

Spring Career Fair 2019

Explore internships and/or full-time employment with regional and national employers. For all interested students.

  • Thurs., February 21 • 1:00 – 5:30pm • Millett Hall

Interview Day at Millett Hall

Interview with employers you meet at Career Fair (by invitation only).

  • Fri., February 22 • 8:00 – 5:00pm • Millett Hall

Teacher Education Workshops & Events

Please note: any Education major who intends to participate in on-campus interviewing and/or mock interviews must attend either: (1) Making Employer Contacts & Interviewing (specifically for teacher education majors) or (2) Basic Interviewing Skills.  You only need to attend one of these programs during your time at Miami.

Job Search Basics for Teacher Candidates

Resumes and Cover Letters

  • Wed., February 06 • 5:30 – 6:30pm • ASC 2080

Making Employer Contacts & Interviewing

  • Wed., February 27 • 5:30 – 7:00pm • ASC 2080

Teacher Job Fair Training

  • Mon., March 11 • 5:30 – 6:30pm • ASC 2080
  • Tues., March 12 • 5:30 – 6:30pm • ASC 1082

Teacher Job Fair

Meet with school system representatives and interview with those in which there is mutual interest.

  • Wed., April 03 • 8:00am – 5:00pm • Millett Hall

Teacher Candidate Mock Interview Event

Ready to follow your dream of being an educator? Take the next step in your career preparation by participating in a Mock Interview for Teacher Candidates. Education professionals offer feedback about your interviewing skills.

  • Wed., March 20 • 9:00am – 8:00pm • ASC 0045

Additional Events

Mercy Health Career Day

Come and learn more about the largest hospital system in Ohio, Bons Secours Mercy Health. Learn how their healthcare organization serves local communities and how they are quickly growing their ministry to drive the future of healthcare. Employees will share information and insight on their respective careers and job/internship opportunities. Hors D’oeuvres, snacks, and drinks will be served. 3 raffle prizes will be awarded! For more information, contact: Katie Bowling.

  • Thurs., March 7 • 5:00 – 7:30pm • Shriver JDOL

Government, Social Services & Nonprofit Expo

Jobs - Internships – Networking
The Expo is a part of Miami’s Family Science and Social Work Week (March 11-15) and is open to all majors and recent graduates interested in exploring opportunities in Government, Social Services and Nonprofit Organizations and networking with staff about potential volunteer and internship connections.

  • Thurs., March 14 • 9:00 – 11:00am • Shriver JDOL Rooms

Career Academy & Job Shadow (Philadelphia)

Explore how to translate your major into a career! The Career Academy is an extended weekend all–expense paid networking trip to Philadelphia to help you build and expand your network. In addition to developing networking skills and career/life planning strategies, you will be participating on-site with Miami alumni and employers in Philadelphia. Learn more and apply »

  • Wed. – Sun., April 10 – 14 • All day / overnight • Philadelphia, PA