Summary of career workshops in WS 2023/2024

During the winter semester of 2023/2024, we organized a total of 13 career workshops for students at the VŠE Career Centre. These workshops contributed to their development both in terms of their career and personal growth. Ten events were conducted in the Czech language and three in English. All workshops were organized in collaboration with professional career advisors, experienced coaches, HR consultants, and other experts who provided students with insights into various issues and effective problem-solving methods.

The semester covered the following topics:

  1. How to prepare for a job interview, Assessment Center (2x)
  2. Career planning (2x)
  3. First and second years are over – plan your future
  4. How to write an attractive CV
  5. Resume and cover letter that stand out
  6. How to write a CV and cover letter to get invited for an interview
  7. How to nail a job interview
  8. How to create a personal brand (and why it’s important for your career)
  9. How to communicate with people who think differently
  10. How to excel in an interview
  11. How to manage stress and be more at ease (not only during exam periods)

The workshops were spread throughout the semester, with the majority taking place during
the Job Fair ŠANCE, held from October 24 to 26, 2023. Seven workshops were conducted
online, and six were held in person at VŠE.
We strive to provide students with increasingly better services, and therefore, we collect
feedback from students for each workshop.

  • “I attended to gain practical and useful knowledge that will undoubtedly help me pursue a career. I liked the clear presentation with professional explanations and insights from practice.” – Interactive lecture: How to prepare for a job interview, Assessment Center (September 27, 2023)
  • “During the summer holidays, I tried searching for a job in the field, and I realized it’s harder than I originally thought. I have little practical experience, and I want to change that. That’s why this workshop appealed to me. I expected a boost, which was delivered. I liked the clear presentation, the lecturer’s delivery, and the encouraged interactivity.” – Career Workshop: Career planning (October 2, 2023)
  • “I attended because I knew my resumes and cover letters were not good, and I couldn’t find any source online to help me improve them. I liked that I learned about important sections which should be included in a resume since I always felt something was missing (especially the engaging introduction).” – Career workshop: How to write a CV and cover letter to get invited for an interview (October 24, 2023)
  • “I’m generally interested in communication with people and their behavior, and I also enjoy psychology, so this topic intrigued me. I didn’t have a specific expectation; I hoped to learn something new about communication, which happened. I appreciate that you first explained the behavior of individual personality types; overall, it was easily understandable and engaging. And you were very kind, answering everyone’s questions.” – Career Workshop: How to communicate with people who think differently (November 6, 2023)
  • “I attended to better handle interviews and not be surprised by questions. Everything we discussed fulfilled my expectations. I liked the discussion about questions asked during interviews and tips on how to make an impact.” – Career Workshop: How to excel in an interview (November 9, 2023)

We are pleased that our career workshops are beneficial for students. Thank you for your great attendance, and we also thank the presenters for their pleasant cooperation. At the moment, we are already working on preparing career workshops for the summer semester of 2023/2024. More information will be revealed at the beginning of the semester on our website
We look forward to seeing you again soon at upcoming career events!