LAUNCH


img_2336Mondays / Tuesdays at 5:00 pm.

Most sessions are in 3222 Talley unless otherwise noted.

*** Register for LAUNCH on ePack under the events tab (in workshop area).***

LAUNCH is a weekly series of eight total workshops dedicated to professional development and career readiness. Each LAUNCH topic lasts approximately 50 minutes. If you attend a minimum of six LAUNCH sessions you will receive a Professional Development Certificate, and a meal and t-shirt during our LAUNCH celebration. Please sign up for LAUNCH in ePack. You will have to sign up for each LAUNCH session you plan to attend separately. If you are curious, come out to our first LAUNCH session (listed below) and see what this great program has to offer.

If you have questions concerning LAUNCH, please email Benjamin Dictus at bjdictus@ncsu.edu. In addition, please take a moment to review our list of frequently asked questions concerning LAUNCH.

LAUNCH is strongly encouraged for all undergraduate students; however, if you are a graduate student and interested in LAUNCH please contact our office and schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor.

**Miss LAUNCH? We record them! Follow this link –> Wolfbytes & LAUNCH**

Preparing for Career Fairs
Jan 30 – Talley 3222
Jan 31 – Talley 3210
  • How to give a winning elevator speech
  • How to prepare for a career fair
  • What to wear/what not to wear
Preparing and Critiquing Resumes
Feb 6 – Talley 3222
Feb 7 – Talley 3222
  • What are the latest resume trends?
  • How to engage your reader
  • Powerful action verbs
Covering Cover Letters
Feb 13 – Talley 3222
Feb 14 – Talley 3222
  • How to structure a cover letter
  • How to communicate effectively through email
  • Thank you letter best practices
Learning LinkedIn
Feb 20 – Talley 3210
Feb 21 – Talley 3210
  • What LinkedIn is and why it is important
  • How to build your LinkedIn profile & make connections
  • How to use LinkedIn to help your career

 

Creatively Searching for Jobs
and Internships Using ePACK

March 13 – Talley 3222
March 14 – Talley 3222

  • Using ePACK effectively
  • Be able to create a schedule/strategy for your search
  • Have ideas for job/internship back-up plans
Acing Interviews
March 20 – Talley 3222
March 21 – Talley 3222
  • Communication best practices
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • Expectations during the interview
Getting Recognized and Recommended
March 27 – Talley 3222
March 28 – Talley 4101
  • How to develop professional relationships
  • 8 ways to overcome fears when approaching faculty
  • How to build a recommendation folder
Going to Grad School
April 3 – Talley 3222
April 4 – Talley 3222
  • Is Grad School right for you now or after a gap year?
  • How to apply?
  • Secrets for gaining admission
Career Readiness
April 10 – Talley 4280
April 11 – Talley 3222
  • Becoming A Career Ready Grad
  • What competencies do employers seek?
  • How can I gain key skills that are sought after by recruiters?
  • What will differentiate me from the crowd of applicants for internships and jobs?
CELEBRATION
April 24 @ 5 pm: Talley – Coastal Ballroom
Come get a t-shirt, certificate, enjoy heavy snacks, and celebrate your success!

Request a Career Presentation – Request a presentation for a class, residence hall, Greek life, or club. A Career Ambassador or staff member will be assigned to your request. Also check out the Ambassador Blog for tips and information about careers.

WE REQUIRE TWO WEEKS LEAD TIME.Typical topics are CDC services, resumes, interviews, or ePACK.  Request a presentation through our On-line Request Form, and we will promptly reach out to you in order to help schedule your presentation.

**Miss LAUNCH? We record them! Follow this link –> Wolfbytes & LAUNCH**