Virtual Young Professional Workshop Series

Navigating Your Path From Student to Working Professional in the Time of COVID-19

Save the Dates: March 30, April 6, & April 13, 2021 (All times are U.S. Eastern Time) | Virtual


Embark on your journey from a student to a professional by learning and expanding your knowledge through professional development and networking skills.

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Location & Registration

Virtual: Participation details will be announced soon.

Registration = $49 per workshop or $89 for all three! Save $58 when you register for all three workshops. NOTE: Students must email their student ID and verification of their full-time student status to

Workshop Details

Students and young professionals will participate in sessions from negotiating your salary, mastering a multi-step interview, becoming an ally in the workplace, building your brand, and much more. The purpose of these workshops is to provide attendees with a platform to learn how to transition into their careers with confidence and courage, particularly in the time of a global pandemic. Pass this one to your network and give emerging leaders an opportunity to really thrive in 2021.

Our world has changed because of COVID-19. This also means the strategies that may have worked in the past for students, young and emerging professionals to leap ahead of their competition has also changed. How have you adapted to these changes? What specific characteristics are employers looking for in the hiring process during a pandemic? What are the tips, tricks, and tactics I need to still get ahead and thrive even during this national health crisis?

This workshop series will answer those questions and more. The series has something for everyone regardless of what stage you are in, from student to working professional. You can always tighten up your resume and cover letters, interview process, negotiating your salary, and networking. And more specifically, each presentation will have the context of COVID-19 and how you can still thrive in your career development despite the pandemic.

Workshop 1: March 30, 2021 | 12:00 - 3:45 PM ET
Finding the Job for You: Preparing a resume, networking, searching for companies, and submitting job applications
  • 12:00 PM ET - Welcome
  • 12:15 PM ET - Tips and Tricks to Standout Resumes
  • 1:00 PM ET - Break
  • 1:15 PM ET - Critical Networking Skills Before Applying to Jobs and the Job Search
  • 2:00 PM ET - Career Twist and Turns: Not knowing your way is OK!
  • 2:45 PM ET - Breakout Sessions: Life in a Day
  • 3:45 PM ET - Concluding Remarks & Housekeeping
Workshop 2: April 6, 2021 | 12:15 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Mastering Your Interview: How to prepare, what questions to ask, and how to follow up
  • 12:15 PM ET - Preparing for the Interview: The Dos and Don’ts Followed by Q &A
  • 1:00 PM ET - Knowing Your Worth: Negotiating Salary
  • 2:00 PM ET - Break
  • 2:15 PM ET - The Golden Rule: Authenticity and Multi-Interview Process
  • 3:00 PM ET - Concluding Remarks
Workshop 3: April 16, 2021 | 12:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Understanding Professional Development Skills for the Workplace
  • 12:00 PM ET - Welcome
  • 12:05 PM ET - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: How to be an Ally in the Workplace
  • 1:00 PM ET - How to Work with Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials, and Gen Z - oh my?! Improving Communications
  • 2:00 PM ET - Break
  • 2:15 PM ET - Panel: Young professionals from each job sector provide insight into their first job experiences
  • 3:00 PM ET - Concluding Remarks
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