Career Events, Workshops, & Seminars

Handshake Student Events

Students and alumni may access the Handshake events page to check the latest events (Handshake account required).

Go to this link to sign in and request access.  

Career Fair Prep Workshop

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: Walker Student Center | Student Development - Room #148

Career Fairs are one of the best ways to start making connections with organizations who are hiring, whether you’re seeking an internship or a full-time position, because JBU brings the employers to you! Make sure you’re ready to make the most of this opportunity by attending this prep session leading up to our Hiring & Networking fair. We’ll cover some basic information and strategies for targeting organizations you’re interested in, practice networking skills and job exploration. We will then walk through how to start a conversation with a recruiter or an organizational representative. You never know which organizations might impress you, so make sure you’re ready to make a good first impression! No matter what your major or career interests are, you can make valuable connections at a career fair. JBU Career Development can show you how! Competencies Developed: Career & Self Development, Critical Thinking, Professionalism 

Resume Drop - In

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm

Location: Walker Student Center | Student Development - Room #148

Drop-in for a quick resume review before the Hiring & Networking Fair on March 8th! Please bring a draft of your resume and receive feedback from a career counselor or trained career specialist. Drop-in times are typically 15 minutes for a quick review. Should you require additional resume review time, please make an appointment through Handshake to meet with a career specialist. Competencies Developed: Career & Self Development, Communication Critical Thinking, Professionalism

Spring 2022 Hiring & Networking Fair

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Simmons Great Hall

Details & Registration HERE.

The Hiring & Networking Fair is a perfect opportunity for students to connect and learn about companies and their open positions. If you are looking for an internship, part-time or full-time position with a local, in-state, or out of state company, join us.  Career Development has recruited over 40 employers for you to explore a variety of career opportunities within a diverse set of industries. The event is FREE and open to all current JBU undergraduates, graduate students and alumni. Competencies Developed: Career & Self Development, Communication, Leadership, Critical Thinking, Professionalism

Job & Internship Search Strategies

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: Walker Student Center | Student Development - Room #148

Be the potential hire with a plan! Understand how to make the most of job and internship resources, how to make an action plan, and how to maximize your efforts to find the perfect job or internship opportunity. Competencies Developed: Career & Self Development, Leadership, Critical Thinking, Professionalism, Communication

Shop CDC Career Closest

Location: Walker Student Center | Student Development

Register for an appointment on Handshake

Are you in need of professional attire for an upcoming interview, or the upcoming Spring 2022 Hiring & Networking fair or another experience? The Career Center’s Career Closet is a service that provides and loans suits, blazers, shirts, ties, and other professional accessories to help you look your professional best Student will not sign-up for pop-in times. Register on Handshake

Kingdom Professionals Bible Study


Time: 8:15 PM - 9:45 PM

Location: Register on Handshake | Online: Zoom

Becoming a Christian is more than just believing the right truths about God. It also involves a reshaping of the entire person into the image of Jesus Christ. If you are a current JBU student or alum and you’ve acknowledged the value of maturing in your Kingdom identity in your professional development journey this study in God’s word is just for you! Join Career Development and our Kingdom Professionals Discipleship group and prepare to grow in your love for the word of God and his transforming work taking place in you. Email for the zoom link to join and additional resources!


Anytime | Career Coaching Consultation | Check Handshake for availability | Career Development Office located In Student Development | Online Appointments are available.

Note: Students will need to make an appointment with Ms. Robinson (in person) or Mrs. Brown (online) through Handshake. Students will need to have a goal/purpose for their initial session identified.

Make your appointment today to meet with a Career Development Coach on any of the following items:

  • Choosing or Changing your Major
  • Mock Interview prep
  • Career and Personality Assessment
  • Job Search Planning
  • Christianity in the Workplace
  • Internship Search and Prep
  • Creating a Resume
  • Reviewing a Resume
  • Creating a LinkedIn Account
  • Creating a Mission Statement

If you are receiving class credit or points for attending any of the above workshops and/or events please notify the career development representative.

Workshop schedule may change depending upon room availability and student interest. Contact with any questions.


Check out our Employer events on Handshake such as on-campus visits and virtual information sessions. You will need a student account to login to Handshake.


Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 Events TBA

Why attend a CDC event?


Career Competencies that can be gained by attending the above Professional Development events:

Career Management: Identify and articulate one's skills, strengths, knowledge, experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth.

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual can obtain, interpret, use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.

Communication competency: You will be able to articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively express your ideas to others.

Oral/Written Communications: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to individuals inside and outside of an organization.

Professionalism/Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, productively working with others, time management of workload, and understanding the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image.

Global/Intercultural Fluency: Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, and religions. The individual demonstrates, openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.