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 Development Center Staff, Career Ambassadors, and leading employers from around the region. From LinkedIn to cover letters, we share our 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 online resources and employer advice will ensure that you are career-ready.
Once you’re PackPro certified, you’ll receive a professional development certificate suitable to add on your resume and Linkedin profile.
Students can choose to attend in-person workshops, enroll in the PackPros online module through moodle, or a combination of both to earn certification.
PackPros is online!
Complete Activities to gain 100 Points and Earn Your PackPros Certification
Fall 2021 PackPros Professional Development Series
*All workshops are 45 minutes in length
|PackPros Topic||Date and Time||Location|
|Prepping for Career Fairs||Tuesday, September 7, 5 p.m.||3222 Talley Student Union|
|Preparing Resumes||Monday, September 13, 5 p.m.||3210 Talley Student Union|
|Covering Cover Letters||Monday, September 20, 5 p.m.||3222 Talley Student Union|
|Creatively Searching for Jobs & Internships Using ePACK||Monday, September 27, 5 p.m.||3222 Talley Student Union|
|Prepping for Interviews||Monday, October 11, 5 p.m.||3222 Talley Student Union|
|Learning LinkedIn||Monday, October 18, 5 p.m.||3222 Talley Student Union|
|Career Readiness||Monday, October 25, 5 p.m.||3222 Talley Student Union|
|Public Speaking||Monday, November 1, 5 p.m.||3222 Talley Student Union|
|Preparing Resumes||Monday, November 8, 5 p.m.||3222 Talley Student Union|
|Covering Cover Letters||Monday, November 15, 5 p.m.||4280 Talley Student Union|
|Creatively Searching for Jobs & Internships Using ePACK||Monday, November 22, 5 p.m.||3222 Talley Student Union|
|Prepping for Interviews||Monday, November 29, 5 p.m.||3221 Talley Student Union|
Prepping for Career Fairs
They're your big chance to make a great first impression. Learn how to strike up the right conversation.
Job recruiters, on average, spend six seconds looking at your resume. Make them take a second glance with these tips
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.
Creatively Searching for Jobs & Internships Using ePACK Learn how to maximize your job/internship search with multiple strategies and how ePACK can fit into your search
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.
Round out the perfect job application with a stunning LinkedIn profile. Job recruiters will look at it. We promise.
Networking on LinkedIn
Never before has it been easier to connect with potential job offers and hiring managers online. We'll show you how.
Find out if you're ready for the next step.
Attend six in-person professional development workshops.
Earn 100 Points by watching interactive videos and completing activities on the Moodle Site. You can watch your progress towards your PackPros Certification on the progress bar in the top right corner. To access the online module visit: go.ncsu.edu/packpros-online The online module provides videos on the topics above, along with accompanying questions to ensure mastery of content.
Students can also choose a hybrid format combining both in-person workshops and online modules.
Show potential employers that you are Career Ready! Once PackPros certified, a student receives a professional development certificate suitable to document on their resume, LinkedIn, and during interviews.
Follow these steps to access PackPros online:
- Click on the following link: go.ncsu.edu/packpros-online
- Sign in on the page that pops up with your unity credentials
- You now have access to all of the online content!
For students who engage in PackPros online, they will be able to download/print their PackPros Certificate directly from Moodle once they have met the requirements.
For students who attend the in-person workshops, they will receive a certificate at the end of the semester by stopping by the Career Development Center/2100 Pullen Hall.