Career-Readiness Workshops

These career-readiness workshops will help you discover your interests, unlock your talents, and learn critical career skills needed to succeed in your future career.

DESIGNING YOUR FUTURE

“Moving from a plan to reality.”
Design-thinking can help you visualize various career paths and identify specific starting steps to achieve your goals. Get started on developing your career plans! Featuring Jill Mead, Career Services, Santa Rosa Junior College.

Documents & Resources: 1) Design Your Future: Four Questions (fillable)  2) Design Your Future: Worksheet (fillable)  3) Mind Map  4) Mind Map (fillable)

GAINING A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

“Learn the power of a strong network and being organized.”

Brainstorm how to stand out in this interactive workshop. Featuring Jose Anaya, Chair of the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber’s Young Professionals Network.

KNOW YOURSELF > KNOW YOUR CAREER

“Look inward, outward, and forward.”

Using an enneagram personality test, discover your strengths and growth areas. Understand how you can use this knowledge to choose a career that fits you. Featuring Angela Davis, CalWORKs Program Developer at Santa Rosa Junior College.

FROM HUSTLE TO BUSTLE

“First impressions & job readiness.”

What skills do you need to stand out and get hired for the jobs of the 21st century? Featuring Tracy Jackson, President & Ceo of HR E-Z, Inc.

Documents & Resources: Hustle to Bustle Handout

 

 

ONE STEP AT A TIME

“Leveraging Your Positive Digital Footprint.”
Explore your Digital Footprint while also talking about a way to leverage social media to make you more appealing to employers and potentially reach a larger audience. Featuring Brandon Verdu, Global Talent Acquisition Brand Specialist, Skechers.

Documents & Resources: Core Values Exercise

YOUR FUTURE STARTS NOW

“Social justice and resume building.”
Learn how you can get started in high school on “resume-building” through social justice and community projects. Discover how to create or join a community project that relates to your passions. Featuring Rima Makaryan, Executive Director/Founder of the SoCo Monarch Project.

Documents: Your Future Starts Now Activity

 

FINDING A JOB

“Resources for an effective job search.”

Learn the basics of conducting a job search, including applying effectively, work permits, and Q&A. Featuring Daniel Chaparro, Bilingual Case Manager, Social Advocates for Youth.

Documents & Resources: SAY Job Search Documents

LEARNING DOES NOT STOP AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

“Open doors through training and education.”

Set yourself apart in the age of information by exploring the career benefits of continuing education. Featuring Ralph E. Hershberger, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army.

Documents & Resources: 1) Activity Sheet  2) Occupational Outlook Handbook  3) Learn More, Earn More  4) Education Level and Projected Openings  5) Career Interviews