Prep for Spring Career Day with

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It’s time to polish your resume and spruce up your cover letters—University Park’s Spring Career Day is less than a week away! Whether you’re a graduating senior or a freshman just getting started, career days are a great way to practice your public speaking skills and network with potential employers.

The annual hiring event takes place February 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center, so check out these tutorials to help you prepare before you go.

Writing a Resume

Need help crafting your resume? Check out the “Writing a Resume” course to get started. Topics include how to write an objective statement and tailor your resume for specific audiences, as well as how to handle gaps in employment or education.

Designing a Resume

While the content of your resume is necessary for communicating your skills, the design and layout plays an important role in helping you stand out. The “Designing a Resume” course walks you through creating two different styles of resume—traditional and artistic—using Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word.

Building Your Professional Network

Networking with professionals can be daunting at first—especially if public speaking doesn’t come naturally to you. The “Building Your Professional Network” course covers information and advice on breaking out of your comfort zone and building relationships, as well as how to network via social media.

Acing Your Interview

After the career fair, some recruiters hold interviews on campus with potential hires. Be prepared by taking the “Acing Your Interview” course. This tutorial covers how to establish good body language and research potential employers, as well as commonly-used interview questions and how to answer them.

Job Hunting for College Grads

Even if you don’t receive a job offer after the event, there are still plenty of ways to continue your search. By taking the “Job Hunting for College Grads” course, you’ll learn how to build your personal brand, search for jobs online, and leverage any internships or volunteer experience you already have.