Classes & Workshops
All services, classes, workshops and events offered by our Center are open to students, alumni, and members of the community, both men and women.
Upcoming workshops and classes at a glance
Resume and Interviewing Strategies – EXPRL 220 (2 credits)
Item #6372 – Class meets on April 29, 30 and May 6 & 7
- Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2-credit, 2-weekend class, EXPRL 220
Learn how to create a winning résumé and represent your best talents in interview situations. Guest speakers from local companies will tell you what they really want to see on résumés and hear about in job interviews.Class will include practice interviews with company representatives.
Credit tuition and fees apply.Register for this credit class online. If you aren’t a current student, follow the instructions to apply to BC before you register.
Social Media for Job Hunting and Personal Branding – EXPRL 197 (2 credits)
Item #6370 – Class meets on May 13, 14 and 19 & 20
- Fridays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
- Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2-credit, 2-weekend class, EXPRL 197
Are you using social media to find your next job? In today’s market, you need to maximize every channel.If you aren’t establishing a personal brand through social media then you are missing opportunities to network with companies and people who may help connect you to your next employer.
In Social Media for Job Hunting and Personal Branding you will learn:
- How to write a great social media profile
- How to develop your personal brand
- How to use key social media tools like LinkedIn and Twitter
- How to develop influence that makes you a more attractive candidate
- How social media helps you shift from job seeking to having recruiters look for you
Preparing for & Finding Internships – EXPRL 197 (2 credits)
Item #6369 – Monday and Wednesdays, 3:30-3:20pm. Starts April 25
Students will learn effective internship search strategies, including in-person networking and social media. They will practice interviewing, strengthen their resumes and other application materials, and apply for internships.
Academic Internship Experience – EXPRL 191, 192, 193 (1-5 credits)
Earn course credits while working and learning in a professional environment. We work with companies, community organizations, and government agencies in the Puget Sound area and nationwide to help develop opportunities that you can pursue.
- Earn 1-5 credits
- Explore a career
- Enhance your resume
- Gain valuable experience
- Network with professionals
To learn more, visit the Academic Internship Program website or attend one of our free weekly orientations. See “Weekly Orientations” below or call (425) 564-2279.
Workshops are free, non-credit informational sessions that provide you with a variety of career-related skills and information. They introduce you to the services offered by Center for Career Connections and can be a good first-step or refresher.
Workshops are presented by a professional Career Specialist and are usually 1-2 hours in length. They are free, but registration is required
Register for Workshops
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (425) 564-2279 Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., or go to http://depts.bellevuecollege.edu/careers/connect-career-management-system/.
Networking & the Hidden Job Market: Tapping Into Unadvertised Jobs
Tuesday, April 26, 1:30–3:20 p.m., Room T126
Did you know that nearly 80% of jobs are not advertised? Join this workshop and learn how you can use networking strategies to help with your job search.
Presented by a Career Specialist
Thursday, May 17, 1:30–3:20 p.m.
Wednesday, May 25, 1:30–3:20 p.m.
Currently enrolled credit students are given priority. Sign up for a one-hour practice interview with a Boeing retiree. This is an excellent way to experience a realistic interview and receive feedback, without the pressure.
Are you LinkedIn?
Wednesday, May 4, 1:30–2:20 p.m., Room T126
Millions of people are using a social networking resource called LinkedIn for business development, career management, job search, and recruitment–just to name a few. Join this interactive discussion with employers about best practices of LinkedIn.
Presented by Fabienne Mouton, Corporate Outreach Specialist.
Cover Letter Strategies
Thursday, May 12, 2:30–4:00 p.m., Room T126
Join this workshop to learn how cover letters, letters of inquiry, and marketing letters can help you in this competitive job market.
Presented by Michael Reese, Internship Specialist
CPT and Finding Internships for International Students
Tuesday, April 19, 1:30–3:00 p.m., Room T126
CPT is Curricular Practical Training; it allows international students to work (and get paid!) at internships or jobs related to their field of study. Learn how to apply for CPT and how to find cool internship opportunities.
OPT and Finding Jobs for International Students
Wednesday, May 4, 12:30–1:20 p.m., Room T126
OPT is Optional Practical Training; it allows international students to work after graduating from BC or during a vacation quarter. Learn how to apply for OPT and land US jobs.
Please call (425) 564-2279 to confirm that orientations are held that week. Sessions can be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. All orientations are presented by a career specialist.
Introduction to the Work-Study Process
- April 12 & 19, 1:30-2:20 p.m.
Searching & Applying for Scholarships
- most Wednesdays, 1:30-2:20 p.m.
Creating an Effective Résumé
- most Thursdays, 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Looking for Internships
- most Mondays, 2:30-3:20 p.m.
- most Wednesdays, 12:30-1:20 p.m.