Business majors invited to September workshops to hone skills before Business Career Week

Business Career Services, housed in Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business, will host a series of professional development workshops for undergraduate business majors, mainly this September. Each event features career, professional and leadership development advice, and the events lead up to Business Career Week, scheduled to be held Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2021. 

Business students are encouraged to attend as many professional development series (PDS) events as their schedules permit.

Handshake How-tos

August 25, 2021, 5:00 pm
Peacock Hall, Room 1020 or Zoom
Handshake is ASU’s job search platform. As with LinkedIn, Appalachian students have a profile where they can include professional, educational, and co-curricular experiences. In addition to using Handshake to search for jobs, students can learn about and connect with companies as well as with students from other universities all over the world. Learn how to make Handshake work for you and maximize your chances of getting hired! 

Interview Skills

September 1, 5:00 pm
Peacock Hall, Room 1020 or Zoom
Preparing for interviews is a key step in the internship and job search process. The thought of interviewing can be more intimidating than it needs to be if you are not sure what to expect or how to prepare. This workshop will address preparation and tips for successful video and virtual interviewing. 

Networking After a Pandemic

September 8, 2021, 5:00 pm
Peacock Hall, Room 1020 or Zoom
Networking is essential to expanding professional opportunities especially when you are actively searching for an internship or full time position. To help you see how networking practices have changed post-pandemic - Business Career Services will do a deep dive into online etiquette and new protocols for in-person networking.

LinkedIn: Why it Matters

September 15, 2021, 5:00 pm
Peacock Hall, Room 1020 or Zoom
With a new focus on remote and virtual recruitment, more and more employers are relying on LinkedIn to find and connect with candidates. According to, 93% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find qualified candidates. Join Business Career Services as we walk you through how to create a perfect LinkedIn Profile. You will be ready to impress after an evening of helpful tips, tricks and industry standards needed for a perfect LinkedIn profile.

The Value of Internships

September 22, 2021, 5:00 pm
Peacock Hall, Room 1020 or Zoom
Hear student and employer panelists discuss the value of internships, both virtual and in-person. Learn how to best search for and succeed in an internship. Discuss how to leverage the relevant experience you gain when applying for full time jobs.

How to Work a Career Fair

September 29, 2021, 5:00 pm
Peacock Hall, Room 1020 or Zoom
Learn strategies to make the most of your time at the career fair. Recruiting employers will answer questions in a panel format about what to expect at a career fair. At 6pm Career Coaches will offer break out sessions so you can find out who's coming to Walker Business Connections.

There are also a number of graduate student workshops available. Learn more at or contact Jackie Garner,, with questions.

Published: Aug 29, 2021 11:05pm