Gardner-Webb Hosting Series of Career Prep Events

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Written by Jill Blank, Communications Intern

Students Develop Skills with Help of Career Development Center

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Gardner-Webb University gives students the opportunity to earn a well-rounded liberal arts education, while also helping them develop career skills through a series of specialized events, held at various times throughout the year.

The University’s Office of Career Development is planning a series of workshops to help students prepare for internships and jobs, part of a continuous effort to assist students in assessing their strengths, analyzing their skills, and deciding which career is the best fit.

Upcoming events include a session on how to search and apply for jobs, which starts at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 in Faith Hall in the Tucker Student Center, and a mock interview workshop on Nov. 18 in the Washburn House. The programs are designed to help students of all ages prepare for jobs and internships, but they are also meant to develop professional networking, speaking, and other skills, said Erin Cook, assistant director of Career Development at Gardner-Webb.

GWU aims to help equip students not only to attain a job after college, but also to be prepared for the rest of a career, Cook shared. “A career is a life-long sequence and development of pursuits, both professionally and personally,” Cook offered. “Our goal is not to prepare students for just a first job, but to be contributors to our global society.”

Each career workshop starts with an information session and incorporates an interactive practice portion so students can see how to apply the information. Career-prep materials will also be provided for students to take home.

All mock interviews are by appointment only. Interested students should contact Cook at ecook2@gardner-webb.edu.

More information is available at gardner-webb.edu/career-development.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University offers a comprehensive academic experience that introduces students to the diverse world of ideas and to the people who think them, preparing them for professional success and for productive citizenship.