Southwestern College’s Career Expo Week Begins Oct. 15

Career Expo Week at Southwestern College begins Oct. 15

Southwestern College students will be polishing their resumes, honing their interview skills and searching and applying for jobs and internships during Southwestern College’s 2018 Career Expo Week. From Oct.15-18, students and the campus community will be able to join workshops on interviewing, LinkedIn and resumes before the week concludes with a job fair at the Chula Vista campus featuring more than 70 employees looking to tap into Southwestern College talent.

On Oct. 16 from 4-6 p.m. the expo’s first evening event will connect students with local tech industry leaders during Link to San Diego: Tech Industry Panel and Networking Session. Sponsored by Qualcomm students will be able to hear from local companies about possible tech careers in San Diego. Space is limited and participants must register at

Career Expo Week is geared toward students but is open to the public. For more information on Career Expo Week, contact the Southwestern College Career Center (619-421-6700 ext. 5247) or Southwestern College Student Employment Services ( or 619-482-6356).

Explore each event below.

Monday, Oct. 15

Resumes That Get You ‘the’ InterviewCareer Center, Room S206. 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Give yourself that professional edge! Learn how to create a winning professional resume that gets attention and the interview. This workshop offers formats for first-time job seekers to seasoned professionals and includes Cover and Thank You Letter formats. A must for any job seeker!
Resume Drop Off and ReviewCareer Center, Room S206. All day.Want to get feedback on your Resume? Drop off your resume and we will review it and provide tips and resources for making your resume the best it can be for the upcoming Job Fair.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

How to Work a Job Fair Career Center, Room S206. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
This workshop is designed for job-seekers who are seeking to master the skills necessary to successfully attend and navigate job fairs, taking you through the necessary activities you must do before, during, and after the fair.
Link to San Diego:
Tech Industry Panel & Networking Reception
Student Union East. 4-6 p.m.First time evening event! Are you comfortable with computers and people? If you like working with computers and other technology, the Tech industry could be for you. Come find out what it takes! Hear firsthand from professionals in the field.

Sponsored by Qualcomm with speakers from Sempra Energy, Booz | Allen | Hamilton, and ActionDrone.

You must register to attend this event at

Food and refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

LinkedIn 101Career Center, Room S206. 1:20-2:45 p.m.
LinkedIn is the professional Facebook! Recruiters use LinkedIn more than any other social media website to search for employees. In this workshop, you will learn how to set-up a LinkedIn profile and how to network and find employment opportunities on LinkedIn.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Interview Skills that WorkCareer Center, Room S206. 10:10-11:35 a.m.
Want to improve your Interviewing skills? This workshop will help you stand out in an interview and learn the techniques for preparing for an interview.

Must register. Contact the Career Center at (619) 421-6700 ext. 5247.
Succeeding in the WorkplaceCareer Center, Room S206. 11:45 a.m-1:10 p.m. Come learn proven strategies for making a name for yourself at your new or current workplace. Best practices for staying energized at work projecting the right attitude to make yourself noticed and to stand out when promotions are under consideration.

Must register. Contact the Career Center at (619) 421-6700 ext. 5247.
Job Fair (Employment/Internship Opportunities)Student Union Area. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dress for success and bring your resume! Employers and agency representatives from various industries will be recruiting for their open positions and will be available to speak to you about employment, volunteer/service learning and work experience opportunities.

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