Students attending the LinkedIn Workshop at Career Services.

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.

Fall Semester 2018 Programs and Courses

Career Development Course

The Center for Career Exploration & Success offers a two-credit, semester-long career development course: EDL 100 - Career Development for the College Student. EDL100 is open to first-year students and sophomores and takes students through the exploration process of learning about one's self (through testing and assignments), learning about majors and careers, and learning how to find the best "fit" between themselves and potential career paths.  

Career Planning and Exploration

Career Exploration Series

Are you interested in exploring potential career paths that hire across Miami majors? The Center for Career Exploration & Success invites you to participate in our Career Exploration Series which invites Miami Alumni to campus to share their insights and professional journeys as well as speak to the skills and experiences they are looking for in their interns and employees. Regardless of your major, these panels will provide you with an understanding of viable career options and valuable networking opportunities.

Government, Law and Non-profit Organizations

  • Wed., September 12, 5:30–7:30 pm, ASC 2080

Arts, Communication, Media & Design

  • Wed., October 17, 5:30–7:30 pm, ASC 2080

Applied and Behavioral Sciences

  • Wed., November 7, 5:30–7:30 pm, ASC 2080

Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

International Students Resume Workshop

Developing an effective resume that highlights your relevant qualifications is crucial in a successful job or internship search in the U.S. This workshop includes strategies relevant to international students seeking employment in the United States.

  • Tues., September 4, 6–7 pm, Shriver-Bystrom Room

Diversity & Inclusion Networking Prep Event

This Event is designed to help students prepare for the networking events before the Fall Career Fair. During this event, CCES staff will provide tips on how to get the most out of a networking event and career fairs. Directly following the CCES presentation, an employer will share the perspective of a recruiter and provide best practices on how to create meaningful connections at networking events and career fairs.

  • Tues., September 11, 6–8 pm, Shriver JDOL-A

Diversity & Inclusion Networking Event

The Diversity & Inclusion Networking Event is designed to provide a networking opportunity for our increasingly diverse student population and perspective employers. The Diversity & Inclusion Networking Event is a unique experience that provides talented students with diverse backgrounds the opportunity to network with accredited employers.

  • Mon., September 17, 5–7 pm, ASC Pavillion AB

International Student Job Strategies

This program is for International Students looking to increase their career development skills. During this workshop, International Students will learn strategies on how to successfully navigate the job search process and learn professional development skills related to career development.

  • Wed., October 3, 6–7 pm, Shriver JDOL-B

Careers For the Culture (Partnership with Miami’s Office of Diversity Affairs)

Careers for the Culture (CFTC) connects students with employers who are actively committed to Diversity and Inclusion. Students will be able to engage with company representatives to learn more about their initiatives and employment and networking opportunities.

  • Thurs. 9/27, Tues., 10/16, Tues. 11/6, Wed. 12/5, Wed. 3/6, Thurs.4/18, Wed. 5/1, Time: TBD, ODA–ASC 2030

How to Use Your International Advantage for Interviewing

Learn how to use your International Student experience to your advantage. Hear from industry professionals on why employers hire international students and participate in a group interactive interviewing workshop session.

  • Thurs., November 15, 5–7 pm, Shriver Bystrom Room

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 Wed. Sept 19, for Career Fair, in the Armstrong Student Center 0045. Drop-in hours begin Mon., August 27, 2018.

  • Monday & Thursday, 12 pm–5 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, 12 pm–7 pm, ASC 0045
  • Friday, 10 am–2 pm, 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., August 28, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., August 29, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., September 4, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., September 5, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., September 11, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed,. September 12, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Thurs., September 13, 4 pm, ASC 0045
  • Fri., September 14, 1:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Mon., September 17, 4:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., September 18, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., September 25, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., September 26, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., October 2, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., October 3, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., October 9, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., October 10, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., October 16, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., October 17, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., October 23, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., October 24, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., October 30, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., October 31, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., November 6, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., November 7, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., November 13, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., November 14, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., November 27, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., November 28, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., December 4, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., December 5, 6 pm, ASC 0045

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., August 28, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., August 29, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., September 4, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., September 5, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., September 11, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed,. September 12, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Thurs., September 13, 2 pm, ASC 0045
  • Fri., September 14, 11 am, ASC 0045
  • Mon., September 17, 2 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., September 18, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., September 25, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., September 26, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., October 2, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., October 3, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., October 9, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., October 10, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., October 16, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., October 17, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., October 23, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., October 24, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., October 30, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., October 31, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., November 6, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., November 7, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., November 13, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., November 14, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., November 27, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., November 28, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045
  • Tues., December 4, 6 pm, ASC 0045
  • Wed., December 5, 5:30 pm, ASC 0045

Get a professional LinkedIn headshot for your profile for free. Look for our photographer at 0045 Armstrong Student Center:

  • Dates and times TBD pending student scheduling

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.

  • Thurs., August 23, 12 pm, Webinar*
  • Tues., August 28, 6:30 pm, Shriver JDOL-A
  • Wed., September 5, 5 pm, Shriver Heritage Room
  • Thurs., September 6, 7 pm, Shriver JDOL-A
  • Tues., September 11, 8 pm, Webinar*
  • Wed., September 12, 6 pm, Shriver JDOL-C
  • Fri., September 21, 12 pm, Webinar*
  • Mon., September 24, 6 pm, Shriver JDOL-A
  • Thurs., September 27, 5 pm, ASC 1086
  • Tues., October 2, 5:30 pm, ASC 1086
  • Wed., October 3, 7 pm, ASC 2080
  • Mon., October 15, 6 pm, Webinar*
  • Thurs., October 25, 4:30 pm, Shriver JDOL-A
  • Wed., November 7, 6:30 pm, Webinar*
  • Thurs., November 29, 12 pm, Webinar*

Mock Interviewing Opportunities

Practice Interviewing: Daily Mock Interviews

A personal, 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. Mock Interviews begin on Tues., September 4 and end on Fri., December 7.

  • Monday–Thursday, 8 am – 8 pm, Last interview starts at 7 pm, ASC 0045
  • Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, Last interview starts at 4 pm, ASC 0045

*Excluding holidays and Fall Career Fair, September 19

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.

  • Thurs., September 13, 9 am–6 pm, ASC 0045

Just in "Case" Mock Interview Series

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.

  • Mon., September 24, 9 am–6 pm, 0045 Armstrong Student Center
  • Thurs., October 4, 9 am–6 pm, 0045 Armstrong Student Center

Technical Mock Interview Event

Technical Writing Skills are essential for success in data analysis, systems maintenance, and software designing and development careers, to name a few. Come practice and receive feedback from industry leaders on Technical Writing Skills at this Mock Interview Event.

  • Thurs., October 25, 9 am–6 pm, 0045 ASC

On-campus Recruiting Events

On-campus Recruiting Dates for Fall 2018

Over 500 employers come to Miami’s campus annually to conduct over 4500 interviews across all majors. Check Handshake for details on postings and interview schedules.

  • Thurs., September 20: On-campus Recruiting at Millett Hall
  • Fri., September 21: On-campus Recruiting at ASC 0045
  • Thurs., December 6: On-campus Recruiting Ends

Career Fair Prep Programs

Career Fair Prep with Cintas

The Career Center and Cintas invite College of Arts & Science students to discuss strategies to best leverage your liberal arts education for networking, job, and internship opportunities at the upcoming Fall Career Fair.

  • Mon., September 10, 4–5:30 pm, ASC 1066.

Career Fair Prep Week

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

Drop-ins Schedule

  • Mon. & Thurs., 12–5 pm, 0045 Armstrong Student Center
  • Tues. & Wed., 12–7 pm, 0045 Armstrong Student Center
  • Friday, 10 am–2 pm, 0045 Armstrong Student Center

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

Wed., September 12th

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

Thu., September 13th

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

Fri., September 14th

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

Mon., September 17th

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

Tue., September 18th

  • 2:30–3:30 pm: Career Fair Basics
  • 5:30–6 pm: Resume Basics
  • 6–6:30 pm: Networking: Leveraging LinkedIn

Creative Jobs @ Career Fair

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

  • Wed., September 12, 12–1 pm, CPA 109

CEC Career Fair Prep

This session focuses on the preparation for the fall Career Fair, specifically for Engineering and Computing students. You will prepare for questions asked by employers, how to deliver an introductory "elevator speech", and overall tips for the fair and navigating companies looking for your skill set.

  • Thurs., September 13, 4–5 pm, Benton 102

Paper Science Networking Night

  • Tues., September 18, 5–7 pm, Shriver Heritage Room

Fall Career Fair

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

  • Wed., September 19, 1–5 pm, Millett Hall

Interview Day at Millett Hall

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

  • Thurs., September 20, 8 am–5 pm, 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

  • Tues., October 9, 5:30–6:30 pm, ASC 2080

Making Employer Contacts & Interviewing

  • Tues., November 13, 5:30–7 pm, ASC 2080

Additional Events

SCENE (Sports Career Exploration & Networking Expo)

Network with employers/organizations in the fields of sport management, coaching, media, and business! We would like to invite you to attend the 4th Annual Sport Career Exploration & Networking Expo (SCENE) organized by the Sport Leadership & Management Club (SLAM) and the Center for Career Exploration & Success (Career Center).

  • Wed., October 3, 1:30–4:30 pm, Millett Hall

Family Science and Social Work (FSW) Career Academy/Immersion Trip to Chicago

Family Science and Social Work Dept. is partnering with the Center for Career Exploration and Success to organize an immersion trip to Chicago. The trip includes a visit to Hull House, many social work sites, and hospitals. An alumni mixer with employers in the area is scheduled. Contact Dr. Jon Trauth (trauthj@miamioh.edu). For more details call: 513-529-2323. * Some financial aid is available.

  • Thurs.–Sat., Oct. 11 – 13

Architecture + Design Career Fair

  • Mon., December 10, Time and location TBD

Your “Sweet” Success Starts with CCES

Stop by anytime between 12–5 pm at the Center for Career Exploration & Success to enjoy a full-service candy bar and other free giveaways! Your sweet success begins with creating your Handshake profile, learning about our services and meeting your career advisor! We can't wait to meet you!

  • Wed., September 5, 12–5 pm, ASC 0045

JCPenney Suit Up (Professional Clothing Initiative)

JCPenney College Suit Up is a collaborative event with Universities & Colleges to provide students a special shopping event for career wear with exclusive discounts not available to the public.

  • Sun., September 9, 6:30–9:30 pm, Before Northgate Mall; 3675 Stonecreek Blvd., Colerain, OH; (513) 245-9800
  • Bus pick-up begins at 6 pm in front of Shriver Center