Fall Career Skills 2021 Recap

Throughout October and November 2021, the CEU Career Services Office (CSO) held the annual Fall Career Skills Series” for master’s and doctoral students and alumni. These sessions cover fundamental career skills topics such as job and internship search strategies, CV/resume writing, academic CV writing, the PhD application process, as well as a session dedicated to self-reflection and starting from your strengths. This year, there were 306 points of participation, a 14% rise over the 2020-21 academic year. Most of this fall’s 9 sessions were offered in a hybrid in-person/online format. However, as a result of increased Covid-related safety measures, the series moved online for the last 2 sessions. With an overall satisfaction rate of 4.57/5.00, students found the sessions useful and had this to say:  

  • “I will start creating a plan for how I want to approach the job search rather than just jumping into it.”  
  • “This session actually helped me understand the impact of storytelling in a strategic way.”  
  • “I will visit the Knowledge Hub and complete the exercises to brainstorm about my strengths.” 
  • “I realized that CV writing should be a much more carefully crafted representation of yourself than just listing a chronology of things in the past.”  
  • “I will be re-designing my CV based on what I learnt.”  
  • “This session made me think critically about why to apply for PhD.”  
  • “Really approachable for question asking/answering.”

There will be many additional information sessions and career events throughout the academic year. Check out the CEU Events Hub for information on our upcoming events. Students also have 24/7 access to materials on the Career Knowledge Hub. To stay up to date with what is going on with our office, students are invited to follow us on Facebook (CEU Career Services / CEU Doctoral Careers) and Instagram and open emails from their career advisor.