Student-centric workshops to get your foot in the door and land the dream job.
PackPros is a FREE professional development and career readiness series led by career ambassadors and leading employers from around the region. From LinkedIn to cover letters, students share their most useful job-seeking tips like:
- Preparing for Career Fairs
- Preparing Resumes
- Covering Cover Letters
- Prepping for the Interview
- And more!
Peer-to-peer education combined with on-line resources and employer advice will ensure that you are career ready.
Become PackPros certified by attending six workshops. Select the professional development topics that interest you most from the list below.
Once you’re PackPros certified, you’ll receive a professional development certificate, t-shirt, and invitation to our PackPros celebration.
Register: Go to the events tab (in the workshop area) in ePACK
Questions? Email email@example.com
Spring 2020 PackPros Workshops
Preparing for Career Fairs
They’re your big chance to make a great first impression. Learn how to strike up the right conversation.
Monday, January 27 | Talley 3210 | 5 p.m.
Job recruiters, on average, spend six seconds looking at your resume. Make them take a second glance with these tips.
Tuesday, February 4 | Talley 4280 | 5 p.m.
Covering Cover Letters
They’re your chance to humanize your application and show a bit of your personality, but how much do you show? We’ll tell you.
Monday, February 10 | Talley 3210 | 5 p.m.
Round out the perfect job application with a stunning LinkedIn profile. Job recruiters will look at it. We promise.
Tuesday, February 18 | Talley 3210 | 5 p.m.
Networking on LinkedIn
Never before has it been easier to connect with potential job offers and hiring managers online. We’ll show you how.
Monday, February 24 | Talley 3210 | 5 p.m.
Find out if you’re ready for the next step.
Tuesday, March 17 | Student Involvement Suite | 5 p.m.
Prepping for the Interview
It’s the make-or-break moment: The interview. Being prepared for it isn’t just a good idea, it’s a necessity.
Monday, March 23 | Talley 3222 | 5 p.m.
PackPros Employer Takeover with Allscripts:
Acing Interviews and Negotiating Salary Hear how employers suggest you negotiate your salary and succeed in second round interviews.
Tuesday, March 24 | Talley 3210 | 5 p.m.
Creatively Searching for Jobs & Internships Using ePACK Learn how to network using the LAMP method and use ePACK to land a position?
Monday, March 30 | Talley 3222 | 5 p.m.
PackPros Employer Takeover with Northwestern Mutual
Succeeding in Your First Job or Internship Hear employer advice on how to be a winner at work, “OK Boomer”.
Monday, April 6 | Talley 3222 | 5 p.m.
Find Career Success: Senior Career Ambassador Takeover These student leaders in career education are graduating and will share their experiences and top career success tips.
Tuesday, April 7 | Talley 3222 | 5 p.m.
Can’t attend all of the sessions? PackPros is now online!
Attend five online sessions and one in person session to become PackPros certified!
Students can select a combination of in person and distance education sessions from the list above. Online module: go.ncsu.edu/packpros-online
The online module provides videos on the topics above, along with accompanying questions to ensure mastery of content.
6 total sessions are required for certification, with at least one in person engagement. This can be any combination of videos/in person
workshops, as long as at least one in person engagement occurs. Students are tracked by swiping a student ID at the in-person sessions, while video completion is tracked on Moodle after quizzes are completed.
Once PackPros certified, a student receives a professional development certificate suitable to document on their
resume, t-shirt, and invitation to our catered PackPros celebration with an opportunity to meet the College Deans and/or other campus leaders on April 20th at 5pm in Venture IV on Centennial Campus.