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Carson College of Business Carson Career Fall Series

Carson Career
Fall Series

The Carson Career Fall Series will introduce a variety of professional development workshops to better prepare you for upcoming online career fairs and networking events. Content will focus on several topics ranging from building your online brand to maximizing your networking presence in a virtual platform. These events will also give you the chance to connect to successful business professionals, enhance professional development, and learn about internship and career opportunities.

The Carson Career Fall Series is FREE to all WSU students, alumni, staff, and faculty.

Register and learn about the virtual sessions below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You will need to register for each session.

For a full list of employers attending Career Networking Night (CNN) and to learn more about featured employers, See Here

The Carson College of Business would like to thank that following employer sponsors for their support of Career Networking Night and the Carson Career Series.

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Featured Events:

Going Google: How to Successfully Market Yourself

Tuesday, September 8 at 5 p.m. PST

Learn how to market yourself effectively with Alex Fischer, WSU alumnus and account executive at Google. Alex will teach you how to improve your resume, interview successfully, and make your LinkedIn stand out.

Featured Employer: Google


Evolving Your Virtual Brand: LinkedIn and Handshake Insights

Wednesday, September 9 at 6 p.m. PST

Get yourself noticed by putting your best digital foot forward. Join WSU career specialists, Josie Cohen-Rodriguez and Aimee Tejeda Lunn, to learn how to utilize LinkedIn and Handshake for networking, job search, and internship opportunities.

Featured Employer: WSU Carson Center


Career Fair Preparation: How to Network

Thursday, September 10 at 5 p.m. PST

Get some great tips on how to prepare to network at career fairs and other networking events. Be prepared when the opportunity arises! While this event is presented by a panel from accounting firms, the tips are fairly universal.

Featured Employers: Deloitte, KPMG, Moss Adams, Berntson Porter, BDO


Carson Coffee and Conversation: Career Management and Developing your Elevator Pitch

Monday, September 14 at 2 p.m. PST

Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition to the workplace. The Carson Center for Student Success is committed to helping students enhance these competencies, defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Join Jake Johnson, Akasha Leffler, and Gretchen Kokko from Perkins & Co, as they discuss how to develop an engaging elevator pitch for your next networking event and strategies regarding career management.

Featured Employers: Perkins & Co.


How to Maximize Your Online Presence

Monday, September 21 at 5 p.m. PST

Thinking inside the box has never been encouraged…UNTIL NOW! Join WSU alum, Ellie Hirsch and Jennifer Dittell, as they provide you tools to elevate your virtual presence and ensure your “box” stands out. From appropriate backgrounds, owning your screen, to professional attire, we will share tips to become the obvious choice!

Featured Employers: Cintas


Exploring Leadership with Target

Tuesday, September 22 at 5 p.m. PST

Explore Target’s leadership training first hand, and learn about growth opportunities with this interactive workshop.

Featured Employers: Target


CNN Networking Panel: Navigating Networking in a Virtual World

Wednesday, September 23 at 5 p.m. PST

How can you make the most of your Virtual Career Networking Night (CNN) experience? What are some ways to stand out during your 1:1 with employers? Learn directly from industry recruiters attending CNN about what it takes to find success in the virtual networking world. Join this panel for insights and Q&A, in preparation for you career fair experience.

Featured Employers: BP, Cintas Corporation, E & J Gallo Winery, Target Corporation, and Techtronic Industries, NA (TTi)


CNN: Resume Refresh

Thursday, September 24 at 12 p.m. PST

Ever wonder what an employer looks for in a resume or what they think of yours? Get instant, personal feedback on your resume from actual recruiters attending Career Networking Night (CNN). Learn first-hand about companies’ resume preferences to get a step ahead before CNN and Career Expo. Spots are drop-in only and first come first serve. Arrive early and have a PDF of your resume ready to share.

Feature Employers: Cintas Corporation, Highspot, J.R Simplot, Northwestern Mutual-Puget Sound, Target Corporation, and Techtronic Industries, NA (TTi)


Career Networking Night (Virtual)

Tuesday, September 29 at 4 p.m. PST

Career Networking Night will be a 4-hour virtual event featuring over 40 Pacific Northwest businesses (e.g., Boeing, Cintas, Fisher Investments) who are looking for ambitious and motivated students to fill their internship opportunities and full-time job offers. This networking event will be hosted on Handshake’s virtual platform. Students will be able to network and connect directly with various internship and job opportunities from employers looking to hire Carson Cougs!

Feature Employers: For complete list, See Here


Additional Employer Professional Development Opportunities

BP Virtual You Series

BP is sharing an online series focused on three key areas designed to help you build the skills you need for the future and to stay engaged with us while learning more about BP. Click below for more information.

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Target Tuesdays: Investing in You

Come join leaders from Target as we host a 3-part interactive workshop series intended to help you prepare to find and land your dream job in this virtual landscape.
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The Carson Career Fall Series is an opportunity for business students in the Carson Career Amplifier Program.
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Aimee Tejeda Lunn
Industry Connection Coordinator