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Every new job requires you to meet new people and sell yourself and your skills. Learning how to communicate your strengths will benefit you and any team you work with, now and in the future. In this session you’ll learn how to:
Leader: Brenda Ranum
Searching for an advanced degree program, internship, or job opportunity? Make sure you put your best face forward online through successfully using LinkedIn, a professional social networking platform. This workshop goes beyond the basics of setting up a profile by offering tips and tricks to creating effective headlines and summaries that will get you noticed. We will also review best practices for connecting with others on LinkedIn, establishing a reputation in your field, and growing a smart network.
Note: Please bring a laptop or tablet to this workshop along with basic resume information, including a professional picture of yourself (in digital format) so that you can follow along with the various exercises.
January 28, 7:30 p.m. - Main 111
Leaders: Jennifer Rian and Brenda Ranum
Whether you are mingling at a reception or being interviewed for a job over dinner, knowing proper etiquette and protocol will make a strong impression to potential employers (and your future mother-in-law!). In this session, which will include dinner, you will learn appropriate manners, dress, and conversation tips to help you successfully navigate social occasions. The seminar is free to students on a meal plan. Your ID number will be reported to Catering Services. If you are not on a meal plan, you will need to pay $7.50 in advance - take your payment to the President's Office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the day of the seminar.
February 11, 6:00 p.m. - Nobel Room, Union
March 11, 6:00 p.m. - Nobel Room, Union
Leaders: Ann Sponberg Peterson and Wayne Tudor
Making smart financial decisions can make all the difference in successfully moving beyond the Luther bubble. This seminar will help you create a personal budget, understand your paycheck, manage loans and credit card debt, and learn about saving and investing.
February 25, 7:30 p.m. - Valders 206
April 15, 7:30 p.m. - Olin 301
Leader: Diane Tacke
You might not realize how great you have it in college: surrounded by coffee shops and eateries, including the Caf, where three meals a day are served to you on demand. Learning to shop, prepare food, and stay within a budget can be daunting. This seminar will offer tips on planning a variety of healthy, tasty meals and managing grocery bills.
January 21, 7:30 p.m. - Valders 379
March 4, 7:30 p.m. - Valders 379
April 15, 7:30 p.m. - Valders 379
Leader: Johanna Bergan
This session is designed to help you explore ways to communicate the value of your Luther study abroad experiences to graduate schools, employers, and others. You'll have the opportunity to think, reflect, and consider ways to make your international experiences relevant for the next step in your life's journey.
February 25, 9:40 a.m. - Main 116-B
Leaders: Jon Lund and Carol Johnston
This two-part seminar will review some of the important things to be aware of as you relocate to a new place and begin living on your own. The first half hour of the seminar will focus on things to consider when searching for an apartment or home. What are your responsibilities and rights as a renter? Should you purchase insurance? The second half hour of the seminar will be spent behind Main with one of Luther's vehicles, where you will learn some basic car maintenance tips.
March 18, 9:40 a.m. - Main 116-B
April 15, 9:40 a.m. - Main 116-B
Leaders: Mike Harman and Steve Arneson