2100 Pullen Hall

CDC Presentations


Mondays at 4:30pm and Thursdays at 6pm – Talley Student Union 3rd Floor

LAUNCH is a weekly series of eight total workshops dedicated to professional development and career readiness. Each LAUNCH topic is presented twice, on Monday and Thursday, and lasts approximately 50 minutes. If you attend a minimum of six LAUNCH sessions you will receive a Professional Development Certificate, and a meal and t-shirt during our LAUNCH celebration. Please sign up for LAUNCH in ePack. You will have to sign up for each LAUNCH session you plan to attend separately. If you are curious, come out to our first LAUNCH session (listed below) and see what this great program has to offer. If you have questions concerning LAUNCH, please email Benjamin Dictus at bjdictus@ncsu.edu. In addition, please take a moment to review our list of frequently asked questions concerning LAUNCH.

** Register for LAUNCH on ePack under the events tab

LAUNCH is strongly encouraged for all undergraduate students; however, if are a graduate student and interested in LAUNCH please contact our office and schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor.


Choosing a Professional Look – Fashion Show
Sept 14
Did you miss this LAUNCH? Wolfbytes recorded it!Watch it hereLAUNCH: Fashion Show
Preparing for Career Fairs
Sept 17
  • How to give a winning elevator speech
  • How to prepare for a career fair
  • What to wear/what not to wear


Preparing and Critiquing Resumes
Sept 21 or Sept 24
  • The CORE FOUR skills required by employers
  • How to engage your reader
  • Powerful action verbs

Watch it here: LAUNCH: Resumes

Covering Cover Letters
Sept 28 or Oct 1
  • How to structure a cover letter
  • How to communicate effectively through email
  • Thank you letter best practices

Watch it hereCovering Cover Letters

Learning LinkedIn
Oct 12 or Oct 15
  • What LinkedIn is and why it is important
  • How to build your LinkedIn profile & make connections
  • How to use LinkedIn to help your career
Searching for Jobs and Internships
Oct 19 or Oct 22
  • Using ePACK effectively
  • Be able to create a schedule/strategy for your search
  • Have ideas for job/internship back-up plans
Acing Interviews
Oct 26 or Oct 29
  • Communication best practices
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • Expectations during the interview
Getting Recognized and Recommended
Nov 2 or Nov 5
  • How to develop professional relationships
  • 8 ways to overcome fears when approaching faculty
  • How to build a recommendation folder
Dec 3 at 6pm in Coastal Ballroom Talley

Request a Career Presentation – Request a presentation for a class, residence hall, Greek life, or club. A Career Ambassador or staff member will be assigned to your request.

WE REQUIRE TWO WEEKS LEAD TIME.Typical topics are CDC services, resumes, interviews, or ePACK.  Request a presentation through our On-line Request Form, and we will promptly reach out to you in order to help schedule your presentation.

"The Career Development Center will be valued by North Carolina State University and its partners as the leading resource to meet the comprehensive career development needs of students."

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