Career Services Newsletter
Fall Edition | 2020
The mission of Career Services is to support and empower students and alumni in developing, evaluating, and effectively implementing their career plans. In collaboration with faculty, staff, employers, and community partners, Career Services provides a variety of resources to prepare students and alumni to become career-ready professionals.
Virtual Fall Programming
Fall 2020 Student Professional Development All-Virtual Series
(Hosted by Academic Advising and Career Services)
For more information:
Register at:

Résumé Café
Résumé 101 (Beginner): Monday, October 5, 4 to 5:30 pm
Résumé 201 (Intermediate): Wednesday, October 14, 4 to 5:30 pm
Two different workshop sessions for students and alumni based on experience building a resume. Resume 101: For those who have never written a resume or want to start by learning the basics. Resume not required to participate. Resume 201: For those needing assistance with updating, Bring your current résumé or draft. Participants may bring their existing resumes for critique and review at the end of the program. All majors and programs are encouraged to attend. Prior to the workshop individuals will receive a sample resume and a template to use a guide during workshop. Blackboard Collaborate will be utilized if event is held virtually. Students are encouraged to schedule a 1:1 appointment with Career Services.

Career Options
Workshop One: Tuesday, October 13, 10 to 11:30 am
Workshop Two: Thursday, October 15, 4 to 5 pm
Career Options Workshop One highlights Focus 2 and looks at career/major alignment. This allows students to see how their values, skills, work interests, and personalities play a role in their career choices. They are introduced to Myers-Brigg personality types, John Holland Code types, career readiness, and more! Most beneficial for students uncertain about which major or career will be a good fit for them.

Workshop Two is for individuals who have already logged into Focus 2 and will complete the remainder of their assessments. A facilitator provides an overview to students and alumni, who will be given a link to sign into Focus 2, complete the remaining assessments, and indicate whether they would like an advisor to reach out to them to review the results. Current students will be contacted by their academic advisor, alumni by Career Services.
Get Ready.. Get Set.. To Interview!
Wednesday, October 21, 6 to 7:30 pm
Students and alumni are invited to participate in speed rounds of virtual mock interviews with professionals from a variety of fields. This workshop is designed for individuals preparing for the workforce as well as those looking to strengthen their interviewing and communication skills. Guest professionals will ask each student a series of some of the most common interview questions. Afterwards, the facilitators will provide general feedback to the group.

Virtual Fall 2020 Career Fair
Virtual Fall 2020 CAREER FAIR November 17, 18, and 19, 2020
Tuesday, November 17 School of Applied Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Wednesday, November 18 School of Business, Technology, & Advanced Manufacturing
Thursday, November 19 School of Nursing & Health Professions
Employers will be live online from 4:30 to 6:00 pm each day. When registering please choose which day(s) you plan to attend. You may attend all three days and participants are encouraged to meet with all employers each day.
Please register at
All students and graduates, get a head start on your job search!
For more info, contact Career Services at or 860-727-6768

Office of Student Affairs
Virtual Support Groups
Virtual Blackboard Collaborate Sessions
When: Fall 2020 Semester
Drop-in sessions 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Join Goodwin University Student Affairs and chat about overcoming challenges in the current semester. These “drop in” sessions are for current students to have an open dialogue in a supportive space and inquire about the role of each department within Student Affairs.

Schedule of Virtual Workshops:
Wednesday, October 28th – Career Services
Wednesday, November 4th – Academic Advising
Wednesday, December 2nd – Counseling Services
Wednesday, December 9th – Accessibility Services

Please CLICK HERE to attend virtual sessions through Blackboard Collaborate!

We look forward to seeing you online!

Navigating The Unemployment Process
Navigating Your Career Search -
College Central Network
If you are a Goodwin University student or graduate and would like the Career Services team to review your résumé, we encourage you to register and upload your resume with College Central Network (CCN). College Central Network is our online job search resource tool. Visit the site at to activate your account using your student ID # and begin reaping the benefits of building your online career portfolio.
Job Alert
Check out jobs posted EXCLUSIVELY to your school, plus more than 500,000 jobs across the nation! Log in to your account now at College Central Network!
Expand your knowledge and career readiness by subscribing to career podcasts on CCN!

*Tips for Avoiding Fraudulent Employers
Listing of job postings on College Central Network (CCN) should not be deemed as a representation by Goodwin University of an employer's fitness or credentials. Here are a few tips for your privacy and protection when applying to a job online:
  • Never give your social security number to a prospective employer, provide credit card or bank account information, or perform any sort of monetary transaction.
  • Enter the address provided in Google Maps to make sure it is a legitimate business. Fraudulent employers will use the address of a vacant lot, storage facility, airport, or rental property as their own.
  • Review the email address carefully, as well-known companies will not use a Gmail or Yahoo email address. The employer’s email address should match their domain name.
  • Check the company website to make sure it is legitimate site. Fraudulent employers may create dummy sites which have misspelling in the URL link.
  • Please check with a member of the Career Services team if you ever have any questions or concerns about a potentially fraudulent employer.
Helpful Career Development Resources
Online Career Assessments: Focus2
Having difficulty with choosing a meaningful career with the degree you obtained from Goodwin University? The Focus2 Career Assessment guides the student through a reliable career and education decision-making model that can help students choose majors, explore occupations, and make informed career decisions. All Goodwin students and graduates are able to, and encouraged to, take the Focus2 Career assessment. Speak to your Academic or Career Advisor today about taking and debriefing your Focus2 Career Assessment.

Below is the link to the Focus2Career Assessment. The assessment will take approximately 25 minutes to take and will provide to you your Holland Code. There are seven individual assessments within the Focus2 – of which two have been taken when you came through Admissions. 
Access Code: Goodwin
Username: email address
Password: create your own password – must be at least 8 characters long, containing both upper and lower case letter and at least one number.
As you have just reviewed the Fall Career Services Newsletter, perhaps focus on a specific characteristic. Critical thinking is so important – this is problem solving and issue resolution. You are considering this characteristic as students, alumni and as employees, and in our day to day lives as well!

Logically think through and clearly define a challenge and then evaluate and implement the best solution for that challenge from available options. Ask yourself these CRITICAL QUESTIONS: 

  • What is the problem?
  • Who is it a problem for?
  • Why is it a problem?
  • What is causing this problem?
  • What are the options for a solution?
  • What problems might a given solution create?
  • What is the most suitable solution?

Please, at any point think this process through. Much of the time we problem solve automatically, however, when you are in job search and job interview mode, practice and provide scenarios and examples and be ready to respond to the questions:

How do you problem solve?
What process do you use?
Give me a specific example.

Being organized
Establishing priorities
Managing your time

Always cooperate
Always make decisions based on team goals when appropriate
Always keep team members informed
Always keep commitments
Always share credit, never share blame

Contact Your Career Services Team
Stephanie Hertz
(Director of Career Services),
School of Applied Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Bret Grala
(Career Specialist),
School of Business, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing
Martin Levine
(Career Specialist),
School of Nursing and Health Professions