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Growing Your Career Workshops

growing-your-career-2021-banner.pngNUSAC is looking forward to hosting the Growing Your Career Workshop in partnership with the Office of Human Resources. The event will be offered in-person at Norris on the Evanston campus Monday, October 2, 2023 from 9 am to 1 pm. Open networking will be held from 12 pm to 1 pm for staff who would like to connect with members of the Human Resources team or Northwestern’s staff affinity groups.

The workshop schedule and registration link can be found on this site. Registration will close on September 27, 2023.

The in-person session will begin with a continental breakfast at 9 am and feature a welcome address at 9:30 am. Participants will then have a choice of topics offered in concurrent sessions. You can explore the sessions below.

Opportunities with Northwestern Staff Affinity Groups

In this session you will hear directly from various Northwestern affinity groups and the potential each offers to staff. Each represented affinity group will present their organization and answer audience questions. Facilitated by: Representatives from each staff affinity group. Session will run for 45 minutes

Navigating the Job Search Process

During this session, you will learn actionable tips for effectively navigating the job search process, including planning your search, setting up job alerts, leveraging your network, requesting informational interviews as well as how to handle discussions around posted hiring ranges. Facilitated by: Monique Burke and Melissa Waggoner. Session will run for 45 minutes.

Mock Interviews

In this hands-on session, you will work on your interviewing skills and gain valuable insight from Talent Acquisition professionals on how to excel in your next interview! To get the most out of the session, attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with a soft copy resume. If you don’t have access to a laptop, hard copy resumes are also welcome. Facilitated by: Talent Acquisition team. Session will run for 45 minutes.

Creating and Proactively Navigating a Roadmap for Career Development

Imagine planning a trip. Perhaps you spend time identifying key stops, trip objectives, budgets, timelines, and itineraries. Trip planning helps you proactively navigate the unexpected changes that can inevitably happen. Careers, just like trips, can have a non-linear path that may require you to adjust and redirect. In this session, we will discuss why and how you can create a roadmap for your career development, using an individual development plan (IDP) to help you make informed decisions, and identify new skills that align with your aspirations. Facilitated by: Eric Wu. Session will run for 45 minutes.