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Personal Statements: A hands on approach to writing about yourself

Tuesday, October 11
3:45-4:30, MCALC 4100
Thursday, October 27
3:45-4:30, MCALC 4100

Writing a personal statement can be tough. How do you begin? What if you don’t understand the prompt question? What if there are no prompt questions?

Our highly-interactive workshop introduces students to writing a personal statement for their application to a graduate or professional school, Teach for America or any other program which requires at Personal Statement. We will cover the key points to consider and steps in the process. We will teach you strategies to help you understand the prompt questions, organize your ideas, and draft a compelling statement that will help you stand out from other applicants.

Note: You only need to attend one workshop.

These workshops are presented in partnership with the VCU Writing Center.

Applying for a Federal Job

DeShan King, Senior HR Specialist at the Office of Personnel Management, explains what you need to know to land a job with the federal government.

Tuesday, March 15

​​Interviewing for federal jobs
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons Theater

​​Learn interviewing skills that can increase your chances of success in the interview process with federal hiring agencies.

​​USAJobs open lab hours
2:00-4:00 pm
University Career Center, Student Commons, 1st floor

​​Bring your laptop and learn how to properly set up a USAJobs account for job searching and applications.

Wednesday, March 16

​​How to write a federal resume that gets you noticed
(rescheduled from 2/9)
Commons Theater

​​Learn how to write a resume that increases your chances of getting your resumes noticed by federal agencies on USAJobs and with agency employment websites.

​​Finding and Applying for Jobs on USAJobs
(rescheduled from 2/9)
4:00 – 5:00 pm
VCU Globe, 1030J

​​Learn tips and tricks for searching for opportunities on USA Jobs and with agencies within the federal government.