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Arts & Letters Career Conference


Join us for the Arts & Letters Career Conference on November 11-12, 2020. Sessions are open to all students. Check out the schedule below.

While most sessions are hosted on Zoom, some are in-person. Please remember Healthy on the Hill guidelines when attending these events.

*Zoom sessions that will be recorded.

Arts & Letters Career Conference

Career Conference Sessions

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Sessions

*You Only Get One Chance to Make a Good First Impression: Preparing the Perfect Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

Whether you’re applying for a job, an internship, or a graduate program, your résumé or curriculum vitae is your primary means to market yourself and distinguish yourself from your peers. Don’t blow it! Follow the tips presented in this workshop: what content to include, how to organize the information, and how to highlight your special skill set.

Nov. 11 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Zoom: https://wku.zoom.us/j/97304776416
Hosted by Darlene Applegate
 

*Stand Up and Stand Out: Practical Steps for Conquering Impostor Syndrome and Defining Your Creative Self

Nov. 11 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Zoom: https://wku.zoom.us/j/97937456006

Hosted by Natalie Tyree

Stop comparing yourself to others -- figure out who you are and what you do well, and capitalize on that.

 

Can you articulate the value of your Liberal Arts education?

Nov. 11 | 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Zoom : https://wku.zoom.us/j/92150632618

Hosted by Anna Meany

Can you articulate the value of your Liberal Arts education? Learn how to discuss your skills using employer-friendly language to get hired! Come prepared to practice aloud. 

 

*I (want to) Know What You Did Last Summer!

Nov. 11 | 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. | Zoom : https://wku.zoom.us/j/93059109127

Hosted by Elma Jasarevic and Yuritizi Lopez

A discussion about internships and paid job opportunities with the Sociology and Criminology Department. Come learn everything you need to know about finding an internship or paid job experience, becoming a standout applicant, and making the most of your professional experiences.

 

What’s Next for Your Career: English Beyond the Academy

Nov. 11 | 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. | Zoom | Register for this session separately.

Hosted by Callie Compton

Callie Compton graduated from WKU with a Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition in 2016. She now works as a Senior Technical Editor with Synchrogenix, a Certara company. She edits, publishes, and manages the official documents pharmaceutical companies send to regulatory bodies like the FDA to get new drugs and devices approved.


 Thursday, November 12, 2020 Sessions

Bots Are Scanning Your Cover Letter and Resume

Nov. 12 | 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. | Zoom: https://wku.zoom.us/j/98764801632

Hosted by Helen Sterk

Companies now have software that discard cover letters and resumes that don’t include keywords from the job description. Learn how to use the job description strategically when writing your cover letter and resume.

 

Can you articulate the value of your Liberal Arts education?

Nov. 12 | 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Zoom: https://wku.zoom.us/j/98231106063

Hosted by Anna Meany

Can you articulate the value of your Liberal Arts education? Learn how to discuss your skills using employer-friendly language to get hired! Come prepared to practice aloud. 

 

Post-Graduate Opportunities Abroad

Nov. 12 | 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. | In person, Cherry Hall 125 (Please wear a mask!)

Hosted by Alison Youngblood

An overview of stable and reliable job opportunities overseas that are particularly well suited to recent college graduates looking for world experience and to build financial stability before entering grad school or the domestic workforce.


Creating your own story: How to build your success

Nov. 12 | 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. | In Person, Grise Hall 437 (Please wear a mask!)

Hosted by Eman AlYousuf

Tips on choosing the best major, career, and how to build your future the way you want. An introduction to concepts used by organizations worldwide, including cultural diplomacy and nation branding. Hear Eman's personal story in navigating majors and alternating careers.

 

*“Where Do I Want to Be in Five Years? Heck, I Can’t Even Think about Next Week!”

Nov. 12 | 3:45 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. | Zoom: https://wku.zoom.us/j/92785155336

Hosted by Darlene Applegate

Let’s compose a plan of action for the five years following graduation! Your five-year plan will include professional and personal goals, steps required to reach each of those goals, a tasks list with deadlines, and professional networking ideas. This session will help with overall post-graduation time management.

 

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