PackPros Professional Development Series

PackPros (formally known as LAUNCH) is a series of professional development and career readiness presentations led by students. From LinkedIn to cover letters, students share their most useful job-seeking tips with other students.

Become PackPros certified by attending 7 workshops and completing the PackPros Pathway in ePACK.  Select the professional development topics that interest you most from the list below.  Peer to peer education combined with on-line resources and employer advice will ensure that you are career ready.

Attend at least 7 PackPros sessions and you’ll receive a professional development certificate and a meal and t-shirt during our PackPros celebration.

PackPros Details

When: Mondays and Tuesdays at 5 p.m. (lasts 45 minutes)

Where: 4280 Talley Student Union *unless otherwise noted below.

Register: Go to the events tab (in the workshop area) in ePACK

Questions? Email Kayela Buffaloe, Career Ambassador Coordinator kebuffal@ncsu.edu

Fall 2019 Presentations

Preparing for Career Fairs
Monday, September 9
Tuesday, September 10

Preparing Resumes
Monday, September 16
Tuesday, September 17

Covering Cover Letters
Monday, September 23
Tuesday, September 24

Learning LinkedIn
Monday, September 30
Tuesday, October 1

Networking on LinkedIn
Monday, October 7
Tuesday, October 8

Career Readiness
Monday, October 14
Tuesday, October 15

Prepping for the Interview
Monday, October 21
Tuesday, October 22

PackPros Employer Takeover: Acing Interviews and Salary

Monday, October 28 *with Allscripts
Tuesday, October 29 *with Eaton

PackPros Employer Takeover – Succeeding in your Internship or First Job
Monday, November 4 *with Northwestern Mutual
Tuesday, November 5 *with Caterpillar

Creatively Searching for Jobs & Internships Using ePACK
Monday, November 11 *Talley 3210
Tuesday, November 12

FAQs

Why can’t I register for PackPros in ePACK?

If your profile is not complete, ePACK will not allow you to register for or view events or jobs. Once you complete and save your profile, ePACK can take up to 24 hours before acknowledging the change. After 24 hours, please log out and log back in, and retry registering for PackPros.

Are there any other ways to register for PackPros?

No, the only way to register is through ePACK.

Who can attend?

PackPros is strongly encouraged for all undergraduate students; however, if you’re a graduate student and interested in PackPros, please contact our office and schedule an appointment with a career counselor.

I missed a PackPros presentation. Can I find it online?

Yes — you can find a listing of recorded on our Video Tutorial page.

How do I become a Career Ambassador?

  • Attend PackPros sessions
  • Get to know career ambassadors
  • Get to know the CA coordinator
  • Nominate yourself so you get emailed when then application opens up

If a PackPros session is canceled due to unforeseen events, will it be rescheduled?

Yes — please see the PackPros page link, and scroll to the bottom of the list.

The weather is terrible. Is PackPros still being held today?

If there’s inclement weather, PackPros will follow NC State University policy, i.e., if classes are canceled, so is PackPros.

I signed up for Monday but can’t make it. Do I still need to sign up for Tuesday?

Yes. Each PackPros program is its own separate event. You need to sign up for each one individually.

The event is full. What should I do?

Please sign up for the waiting list instead of just showing up. This will help us prepare extra seating if needed and possible.