Compass staff is available to present to your class on the resources, opportunities and services available to students.
Workshop topics include:
MyPlans - an overview of Compass resources and programs including the myPlans - an educational plan and roadmap to help students plan for academic and personal success.
Major & Career Exploration - college is a time for exploring, growing and learning. Deciding on a major can be a difficult decision. This workshop will provide students with ways to explore and confirm majors / minors. Students will learn about strategies, resources and services available to research and explore majors and careers.
Discovering Who I Am - the Compass offers a variety of assessment tools that help students identify their strengths, skills, values, abilities, and interests. Workshops can be delivered after students complete the assessments to process the results and identify ways to incorporate the information into their academic plan. The assessments available are StrengthsQuestTM , Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI), Strong Interest Inventory® and Focus 2.
Finding an Internship - this workshop will introduce students to our various opportunities offered through Experience-Based Education (Career Awareness/GST 303, Service Learning/GST 302, Internships/GST 498, teaching assistantships, etc.) and assist students in the internship search.
Co-ops - this workshop will introduce students to the new Co-op program. There will be a discussion about eligibility, benefits and information on how to participate in the program. This is a great opportunity for students to get exposure to real world experience.
Community Engagement & Service Learning - this workshop will help students find ways to get involved in the community and will illustrate how community involvement can help them inside the classroom as well as prepare them for lives of active citizenship. Students will be introduced to GST 302, a one-credit service learning course.
Resume Writing - this workshop will cover how to create / perfect a resume. We will cover everything from what a resume should contain to perfecting statements and directing a resume to the position you want - including the high-tech tools we use to create resume magic. This workshop can also include individual resume critiques.
Interviewing Skills - this workshop will overview what students need to know to succeed in an interview. Topics include how to match your skills and experiences to the organization's needs, preparing for the tough questions, making the best first impression and the critical follow-up.
Introduction to the Job Search - this workshop will review the many things students can do to ensure they are successful in the job search process - both a high-tech and a high touch approach, with a focus on networking.
Academic Success Workshops - this presentation is designed to help students direct their effors towards restoring their good academic standing. The workshop will assist students to reflect on their past, set goals for next semester, and discuss strategies for academic success.