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

Wednesdays, February 7 - March 14, 2018
9:00am – 11:30am
University Union, Forest Suite, 2nd 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 16, 2018, students may have the opportunity to enroll in one unit of credit through their academic department for the Spring 2018 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 Elizabeth Lisondra at

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Spring 2018 Seminar Topics

February 7, 2018 - Building Your Dream 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 building your dream business.

February 14, 2018 - Increasing Your Skill Set for the 21st Century Workforce
Presenter: 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 skill set as a student and new professional.

February 21, 2018 - Personal Branding & Networking
Presenter: Erika Bjork, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Sacramento Republic

Engage in a 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.

February 28, 2018 - 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. 

March 7, 2018 - Interviewing Like a Pro
 Jessica Knox-Jensen (Alumna), Managing 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.

March 14, 2018 - Best Strategies to Find an Internship or Job
Presenter: Danielle Whitmore, Executive Director, Blue Line Arts
It may be comfortable to sit behind the computer screen to search for positions, but this strategy provides limited opportunities.  Learn strategies to stand out during your internship and job search using a variety of search and networking methods.

For More Information

Contact: Elizabeth Lisondra
(916) 278-6231

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