The Ladies’ Residence Hall hosted a Career Development Workshop on October 28, 2018. The theme of the workshop was, “Winning Ways to Career Success” and its objectives were to satisfy the need for career development training and influence the learning of residence hall students. Participants comprised of 30 students from both the Ladies’ Residence Hall and Timothy Greaves Hall, with the majority being senior students working toward graduation in 2019.
This interactive and thought-provoking workshop covered topics such as, Resume Writing and Critiquing, Networking, Dressing for Success, Online Job Search and Mock Interviews. Facilitator, Ms. Mulcare, a Marketing and Communication Director with over 15 years’ experience in Corporate Communication and Strategic Marketing encouraged the participants to set high career goals. Her timely advice was appreciated by all present and her flamboyant personality added to the presentation.
The second facilitator, Mrs. Garth Francis is the Business Development Manager at Caribbeanjobs.com. He presented on the do’s and don’ts of the online job search and the benefits of registering with Caribbeanjobs.com. His advice on how individuals should present self on social media and the impact that it can have on securing a job was warmly received.
The participants described the workshop as interactive, informative and practical. They further expressed the impact it had by commenting, “I feel more prepared to engage myself in job seeking.”; “This workshop has given me a better perspective on career development.”; “I am better prepared and more confident for the world of work.” And, “An eye opener…very informative.”
The desired outcome of the workshop is that students will demonstrate the ability to utilize the knowledge gained to make informed decisions about their career path after leaving USC.