222 Harrelson Hall

CDC Presentations


Mondays at 4:30pm – Cox 206 and Thursdays at 6pm – Cox 206

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 seperately. 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 Wesley Wade at wjwade@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 enocuraged for all undergraduate students; however, if you are a graduate student and interested in LAUNCH please contact our office and schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor.

Navigating Career Fairs
Monday 1/26 and Thursday 1/29
  • 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
Monday 2/2 and Thursday 2/5
  • The Essential 10 skills required by employers
  • How to engage your reader
  • Powerful action verbs
Covering Cover Letters
Monday 2/9 and Thursday 2/12
  • How to structure a cover letter
  • How to communicate effectively through email
  • Thank you letter best practices
Learning LinkedIn
Monday 2/16 and Thursday 2/19
  • 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
Monday 2/23 and Thursday 2/26
  • Using ePACK effectively
  • Be able to create a schedule/strategy for your search
  • Have ideas for job/internship back-up plans
Acing Interviews
Monday 3/2 and Thursday 3/5
  • Communication best practices
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • Expectations during the interview
Getting Recognized & Recommended
Monday 3/16 and Thursday 3/19
  • How to develop professional relationships
  • 8 ways to overcome fears when approaching faculty
  • How to build a recommendation folder
Crafting Your Personal Brand
Monday 3/23 and Thursday 3/26
  • What is your personal brand
  • What is on your personal brand checklist
  • How to effectively use your personal brand
Thursday 4/23, 6pm – 7pm, Talley Hatteras/Ocracoke Ballroom

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.

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