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Any organization or academic program may request a guest speaker to cover topics related to entering the workforce. All workshops will be delivered virtually. Requests will be honored based on staff availability. You will be contacted directly by your Workshop Presentor via email. 


Workshop Presenter

Roseanne Bensley

Roseanne Bensley



Click on the Workshop titles below for more information about the Workshops presented during the 2020-2021 Academic year.


Handshake is the career management software that connects students to internships, jobs, scheduling career advising appointments, events, and career fairs. This presentation will explain how to set-up the student profile and how to navigate the software features.

Live your purpose and then choose your major based on this purpose. This workshop will use career resources to understand and articulate your personality, values, and interests. The self-reflection will provide guidance on how to support ongoing planning for the future.

The time in college is a time for developing assets in —social and cultural capital. This workshop will showcase these learning objectives in order to show students what is needed to succeed in life beyond college.

  • Understand and use design thinking to help you explore different possible options and opportunities throughout your college career.
  • Define what social and cultural capital is (relationships, knowledge, skills and abilities) so that you can apply the concept to help achieve personal and professional goals.
  • Articulate how coursework and activities outside of the classroom (co-curricular involvement) are meaningful beyond college.
  • Describe and explain how your coursework and co-curricular activities can contribute to your design thinking process as you explore interests, practice skills, and develop key abilities and assets in college.

During this interactive workshop, you will learn how to effectively tackle the job search in the age of COVID-19 and recommendations for finding a job in general. We'll talk about how to use this time to market yourself to employers while they figure out their plans for handling recruiting and hiring during these unprecedented times.

Gaining an interview invitation is the sole purpose of your resume and cover letter. Discover the most effective way to align your accomplishments, skills, and experiences for a great first impression.

Employers are increasingly using online platforms and telephone screenings in the interview process. There are a number of steps you can take before (and after) the interview to ensure that you make a terrific impression during the virtual interview. As is permitted some interviews will be conducted in-person. When that time comes the traditional methods will be presented too.

LinkedIn has 675 million monthly users, which means nearly an unlimited supply of network connections and job opportunities. From seeking a new job to maintaining your personal brand, LinkedIn is an important part of being a full-fledged professional in any industry these days. This workshop will profile beginning, intermediate, and advanced LinkedIn profile development and management. NMSU’s Handshake career management system will also be highlighted.

Effective networking and developing strategies for building networks will aid with building career networks.