UW-Eau Claire to host $tart $mart workshops to combat wagegap
UW-Eau Claire will host $tart $mart workshops on campus to help prevent the inequity of men's andwomen's wages. $tart $mart's goal is to prepare college women to enter the job market with confidence and knowledge to negotiate salaries and benefits, while earning what they deserve upon graduation.
According to the American Association of University Women's 2013 research report, in just one year out of college, women working full time earn just 82 percent of what their male counterparts earn and the gender gap widens over the next 10 years. Women college graduates were also shown to earn $1.2 million less than a man with thesame degree over a lifetime.
Workshop Series give students advantage for CareerConference
Career Conference can be nerve-racking time for studentsseeking internship or job opportunities. Career Services is hosting a lineup of workshops to help students prepare for the annual event to their best advantage and help replace those nerves with confidence.
The Workshop Series include two Career Fair Prep and Resume Writing workshops, along with one Interviewing Skills workshop, and a Pre-Conference Reception the night before the event on Sept. 24. The reception requires registration by Sept. 18.
Fall Career Conference scheduled for September 25
UW-Eau Claire's upcoming annual Fall Career Conference, being held on Thursday, Sept.25 2014, will have over 130 organizations in attendance, a record number, bringing a significant increase in the number of job and internship opportunities for UW-Eau Claire students and recent alumni. Leading up to the event, Career Services will be hosting several workshops and events to help students prepare, such as resume workshops and mock interviews.
UW Campuses host first virtual graduate school fair
The University of Wisconsin System is coming together to host their first Virtual Graduate School Fair on Sept. 30 2014, operated entirely online. Graduate schools from all over the country are participating in the event by setting up their own schedule for a chat session.
“Instead of having their own table in the Ojibwe ballroom, they’re going to have a chatroom online,” said Robin Johengen, Career Development Coordinator at UW-Eau Claire Career Services.
Johengen said students will go to the central website on the day of the event to enter the fair. Students can also go online ahead of time to register and check out the schools beforehand. They can set up a profile, upload a resume, list of references and express interest ahead of time to schools or programs. Each school participating has one page on the website to describe their program and a time slot when their chat rooms with representatives of the program will be open the day of the fair.