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NW Campus to address career pointers

By Bethany Peterson/nw news editor

When the old way isn’t working, people come up with a new one. NW Campus career and employment services is doing just that. Part of its plan includes the NW game room.

But don’t worry. Normal game room hours and activities will not be interrupted.

Brief Job Series: Interviewing Skills … Dress … Texting and Common Courtesy will be 2-2:20 p.m. May 3 in WSTU game room.

“We won’t be interfering with the game room,” said Tracy Williams, NW Campus career and employment coordinator. “We are going in right as the game room is closing.”

The hope is to catch students when they are not in a pinch to go somewhere else, she said.

Jobs are not easy to get these days, and a lot can ride on small, simple things in an interview. That is why career and employment services exists, Williams said.

But getting that info to students can be difficult, Williams said.

“Good attendance at a workshop is hard to get,” she said.

She blamed long workshops that don’t fit into tight schedules and students having to purposefully plan to attend for the low attendance rates in the past.

The trend on NW Campus in the last few months has been to go to the students with info tables in the Student Center and a new location in the library. This is continuing with moving this workshop to the game room.

All of the Brief Job Series workshops are also shorter on purpose to help students fit it into their full lives.

“We think that in smaller bites, students can learn more,” Williams said.

The interviewing workshop will go over the basics of interviewing.

“When you walk in, shake their hand,” Williams said describing the workshop’s content. “How you’re going to sit, are you going to take calls or shut your phone off, in what situations you can leave your phone on.”

After the workshop, students can win prizes if they remember the key points. For a correct answer, students get to spin a prize wheel and receive a piece of candy, Williams said.

“It’s what do the students need and how do we get them what they need,” she said about the 20-minute workshops.

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