Request a Workshop from CEW!

Would you like to have CEW do a workshop for you? CEW Workshops are provided at no cost to U-M Units, Departments, and Student Organizations!

Please complete the form below with as much detail as possible so that we can best respond to your request. Requested lead time is a minimum of 3 weeks. A CEW program manager will be in contact regarding availability within 2 weeks. If you have any questions, please contact

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CEW Workshop Topics:

Building a Contemporary Resume for Nontraditional Paths
Designing a contemporary resume requires career exploration and awareness. This workshop will provide tools to transform your college experiences to be applicable to a professional market. Specific attention will be given to professional branding and identity development beyond the classroom.

Canvas 101 for U-M Students: Using Canvas in Your Classes
Interested in learning some tips and tricks about how to use Canvas? This session includes an overview of Canvas followed by Q & A. You are welcome to bring your own device to login to your Canvas site.

Career Identity Beyond the Ivory Tower
Making the decision to switch from a possible tenure-track path to pursue other career options may raise a variety of career and personal considerations. This program will offer you an opportunity to explore the often emotional move away from a tenure-track career and provide resources for taking a next step. Connect with other graduate students on issues of importance to you with an emphasis on how to create a new identity, perhaps one different from what others may imagine for you. Please join us for this thought-provoking conversation to help you develop confidence as you embark on a meaningful post-academic career.

CEW Overview
Learn more about CEW's mission and the array of resources we offer to U-M students, staff, faculty and community members, as well as our many initiatives aimed at supporting and celebrating nontraditional students. This session can be tailored to focus on the resources most relevant to your group.

Channeling Your Nontraditional Strengths
Are you a primary caregiver? Did you take time off before coming to UM? Are you the first in your family to get a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD? Nontraditional students bring a wealth of knowledge due to their experiences, yet they may not realize the power of these skills nor incorporate them into the search process for leadership positions. Leadership, job and volunteer positions often list hard skills as minimum criteria, but what sets you apart from the rest of the pool? Come together to reflect on the 21st Century marketable soft skills you possess and work towards landing those opportunities!

Effective Networking
Feeling like another networking event is not getting you anywhere? According to the U-M Alumni Association, 80% of successful job seekers’ efforts were spent on networking. Join us to learn the best strategies to help make in-person networking effective in reaching your job searching, professional development and/or personal achievement goals. Attendees will discuss: establishing connections, how to use informational interviewing, and networking do’s and don’ts.

Start Smart: Negotiating Your Salary

Start Smart is designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. In every two-hour workshop you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn how to identify and articulate your personal value; how to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating; how to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits; and about the wage gap, including its long-term consequences.

Supporting Nontraditional Student Success: Methods for Faculty & Staff to Serve as Advocates
This is an interactive session for students, faculty, staff, and program administrators to discuss the emerging needs of nontraditional students at the U-M and the strategies that can be implemented to create a more welcoming, supportive, and inclusive campus climate.