Job Search Preparation for Graduate Students: Workshop Series


  • In preparation for your job search - participate in the series several semesters before you begin your search!
  • Focus is on non-academic job search.
  • Commitment to the complete series is highly encouraged (though not required).  Sessions inform and support each other.
  • All UMN graduate students are welcome!
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion*.


Location: 33 McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus
Time: 5:15-6:30pm, Five Wednesdays:
  • 10/12/16: Self-Assessment and Goal-Setting:  FIRST steps!  What are your strengths, skills, values?  Where are you going, and why?
  • 10/26/16: Job Search Preparation:  ESSENTIAL:  Employer research, relationship building (networking), position fit analysis.
  • 11/2/16: Resumes, CVs and Cover Letters: TARGET your documents to get the interview! 
  • 11/9/16: Interviewing: PRACTICE, and get the offer!
  • 11/16/16: Offer Negotiation and Professionalism: ONWARD! Treat yourself and others well.

*A Certificate of Completion is available to students in CCE, CFANS and CDES who attend all sessions and complete approximately 5 assignments/worksheets. 

This no-cost workshop series replaces CFAN 5201, Job Search Preparation for Graduate Students (previously offered 1-credit course).

Register here.