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Arts and Letters Professional Seminar Series

Register now to earn one unit of academic credit and/or a Certificate of Professional Development.

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The Career Center in collaboration with the College of Arts and Letters present:

Arts and Letters Professional Seminar Series

Thursdays, February 9 - March 16, 2017
9:00am – 11:30am
University Union, Redwood Room, 1st Floor

Hear from industry experts on career preparedness strategies for students majoring in the arts and letters disciplines. Learn tips and tools on how to prepare for your career.

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RSVP is required.

Registration will be open to the following majors: Art, Communication Studies, Dance, English, Film Studies, French, Graphic Design, History, Humanities and Religious Studies, Interior Design, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Spanish and Theatre.

Prior to Census Date, February 17, 2017, students may have the opportunity to enroll in one unit of credit through their academic department for the Spring 2017 semester. Students should register for the seminar series AND contact their academic department office (or department chair) to determine if they may obtain academic credit and enroll in the one unit course. A Certificate of Professional Development will also be available to students who register for and attend five of the six seminars.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Okada at 

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Seminar Topics

February 9, 2017 - Starting a Business
Presenter: Robbin Yasso, Economic Development Specialist, Small Business Administration - Sacramento District Office

Are you interested in being your own boss? Hear from an expert in the field of small business development on tips to start your own company. Whether you would like to work independently or create a small team, you will learn the first steps of starting a business

February 16, 2017 - Interviewing Strategies
Presenter: Jessica Knox-Jensen (Alumna), Archivist, California State Archives
So you think you can interview? Employers are looking for more than good communication skills in the interview process. Learn from an experienced professional on tips and tools to stand out in your next interview.

February 23, 2017 - Personal Branding and Networking
Presenter: Josh Johnstone, Corporate Marketing Director, POS Portal
Engage in conversation with a marketing expert on ways to develop your personal brand and network for your job search. You will learn tips to brand yourself on paper, in-person and online. You will also learn strategies to effectively build your network for the job search.

March 2, 2017 - Professionalism and Work Ethic in the Workplace
Presenter: Susan Yee, Owner, En Pointe Photography
As you transition from student to professional, professionalism and work ethic are critical to your success. Hear from a local business owner on tips and recommendations for showing professionalism as a creative professional in the workplace. 

March 9, 2017 - Increasing Your Skill Set for the 21st Century Workforce
Cindy Baker, News Writer/Producer, KTXL Fox40
When hiring a candidate, employers are looking for specific soft and hard skills. Learn strategies to identify the skillset you will need for your future career. You will also learn tips and tools to gain and practice the skillset as a student and new professional.

March 16, 2017 - Advancing Your Career as a Student or New Professional
Presenter: David Mering (Alumnus), Chief Executive Officer, MeringCarson

Taking small steps now can lead to great opportunities for your future. From mentorship to professional development, learn from an experienced professional on strategies you can implement right now to set you apart from other candidates. 

For More Information

Contact: Michelle Okada
(916) 278-6827

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