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We offer a variety of workshops categorized by three stages of a students' career journey. Please read the learning outcomes associated with each workshop topic below. Then you can submit a request form to inquire about your preferred workshop.


Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, CPDC has developed temporary policies for workshop requests in order to maintain the health of our team, students, and partners, and to ensure we’re providing the most effective workshops possible: 1) we will only provide virtual workshops via Zoom, including for in-person groups & classes, 2) we will have 2 staff members in each virtual workshop in order to manage the technical side of the Zoom event & facilitate the workshop – if only 1 staff member is available then we will reschedule or decline the workshop request, and 3) we ask that either you or a day-of contact person be present during the workshop in case any issues arise.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time

Not seeing what you need below? Please email Devon Darland, Assistant Director of Programming, at Your presentation is not confirmed until you have received an email notification from our office. Presentation requests are limited to current University of Utah faculty, staff, and students.


Intro to CPDC

(15 minutes)

By the end of this presentation, students will be able to:

  • Reframe at least one common myth about career development
  • List at least 3 services our office provides (career coaching, events & programs, resources, Career Studio)
  • Explain where our office is located and our hours of operation
  • List at least one upcoming program or event

making progress

Networking & Informational Interviews

(60 minutes)

By the end of this presentation, students will be able to:

  • Define networking
  • Articulate why networking is important
  • List at least 2 resources for informational interviews & networking
  • Create an effective elevator pitch
  • Prepare for an informational interview

finishing up


(60 minutes)

By the end of this presentation, students will be able to:

  • List at least 2 pre-interview preparation steps
  • Implement the past, present, future method for answering “tell me about yourself” questions
  • Implement the PART method for answering behavior-based questions
  • Identify examples of strengths and weaknesses to answer potential interview questions
  • Develop relevant questions to ask an interviewer at the end of the interview
  • Write a follow-up message to thank interviewers after an interview