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Career Network events ramp up for fall

The fall semester is always a busy season for the Career Network, and this year is no exception. Here are a few things we're planning:

College-to-Career webinars (Sept. 13 - Oct. 4)

Director of the Alumni Career Network, Stacey Lane, continues the popular job search webinars this fall.

Need help with your college-to-career transition? Is your job search stuck? Join us and find some solutions. We'll focus on a new topic each week, geared to recent graduates — but all alumni are welcome to participate.

Webinar topics (all webinars occur from 6-7 p.m., PST):

Sept. 20: How to Read a Job Description

Are you focusing on the right things in your resume and cover letter? A guest expert will share common mistakes you can avoid and tips to help you stand out as a candidate.

Sept. 27: Job Search 2.0

Social media and the job search — make sure your online presence is working to your advantage.

Oct. 4: Student to Professional

Young alumni and employers share their suggestions on how to make a good first impression, what to do to get ahead, unwritten rules of the workplace, pitfalls to avoid and how to stand out as a young professional.

RSVP

RSVPs are required to receive the webinar viewing instructions. Register here.

Seven Cities, One Night (Oct. 18)

We had this type of event last year, but in only four cities! This year, according to demand and feedback from alumni, we're expanding to seven cities worth of informal alumni networking gatherings, all in one night. Come join your peers in Seattle; Portland; San Francisco; Los Angeles; Boise; Washington, DC; and New York City for a fun night of food and drink and Willamette memories.

Recognizing our Class of 2010 outreach volunteers

Once again, and with the generous help of over 40 Career Network alumni volunteers, we're calling all the graduates from the class of 2010 to welcome them to the Willamette University Alumni Association (WUAA) and offer support for their job search and general "life after college" needs. We couldn't do this without the many alumni who are helping us out by making calls, writing notes and sending postcards. Thanks, volunteers, for all you do.

And hello, class of 2010! We're here for you!

For more information on all of these Career Network functions and more, visit the Career Network website.