"You're Hired!" 7 On-Demand, Career Building Sessions

By Dr. Paula Lentz, Dr. Jeff Child, Dr. Randy Nordell, Dr. Shane Hunt, Darcy Lear, Dr. Angelo Kinicki, and Dr. Peter Cardon


April 20 2018

'You're Hired!' - 7 On-Demand, Career-Building Workshops

Career preparation and skill building are critical aspects for most college students. But how prepared are students for conducting a job search? In McGraw-Hill Education’s 2017 Future Workforce study, less than half of the 5,000+ college students surveyed indicated confidence in their resume writing, interviewing, and networking ability.


To help bridging this gap, McGraw-Hill Higher Education is proud to sponsor and share a student-centric, on-demand workshop series called “You’re Hired!”. Drawing on experts from around the business community, the “You’re Hired!” series offers practical, real-world preparation and advice on key job search areas such as resume writing, interview techniques, social media use, building a personal brand, and how to create a competitive advantage in your job search.

Workshop Leader Career Workshop Topic Description Link
Dr. Paula Lentz
University of Wisconsin
Effective Resume and Interview Techniques for the Job Search Learn how to make an effective resume and interview shine to a potential employer. Click Here
Dr. Jeffrey Child
Kent State University
Operation Social Media Clean Up Insight on how to clean up your social media profiles and presence in advance of your job search. Click Here
Dr. Randy Nordell
American River College
Top 5 Tech Skills to Prepare you for the Workforce See which technology soon-to-be graduates need to have a working knowledge of for the workplace environment. Click Here
Dr. Shane Hunt
Arkansas State University
Building your Personal Brand and Marketing yourself for the future you Desire Tips for soon-to-be college graduates on how to build their personal brand to market themselves for the future they desire. Click Here
Darcy Lear
Career Consultant
Customizing your Resume for Results in your Job Search Best practices on customizing your resume to improve your job search results. Click Here
Angelo Kinicki
Arizona State University
Creating your Competitive Advantage: Becoming Career Ready What it means to be career ready? See how to apply this knowledge to enhance your competitive advantage when looking for a job. Click Here
Dr. Peter Cardon
University of Southern California
Using Social Media in your Job Search Tips on how to use social media from a business networking standpoint in your job search Click Here
More from McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Dr. Paula Lentz

Dr. Paula Lentz – University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Dr. Paula Lentz is an associate professor and academic program director in the Department of Business Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She teaches Business Writing and Advanced Business Writing and develops and teaches online communication courses for the University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium program. Dr. Lentz is particularly interested in qualitative research that explores narratives and organizational cultures, genre theory, and writing a pedagogy in online environments. She has developed numerous online courses and online materials for hybrid and flipped classrooms. She is also the co-author of the McGraw-Hill Education texts, Business Communication: A Problem-Solving Approach, 1e, Lesikar’s Business Communication: Connecting in a Digital World, 13e, and M: Business Communication, 3e.

Dr. Jeffery Child

Dr. Jeffery Child – Kent State University

Jeffrey T. Child is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Kent State University. Jeff earned his Ph.D. degree in Communication from North Dakota State University in 2007 and received his B.A. in 2002 from Wayne State College (WSC) in Northeastern Nebraska.

Jeff’s research explores how people manage their privacy in relation to social media interactions and the impact of a variety of factors on the subsequent communication practices. His primary scholarship bridges the interpersonal and mediated contexts of interaction, with a special focus on issues related to effective privacy management, disclosure, and privacy repair strategies.

Jeff has over 30 publications in a range of journals and an introduction to human communication textbook called Experience Communication (2019). He currently serves as the editor of the Journal of Family Communication. Jeff has presented over 40 research paper presentations at regional, national, and international conventions related to the advancement of communication scholarship.

Dr. Randy Nordell

Dr. Randy Nordell – American River College

Randy Nordell is a Professor of Business Technology at American River College in Sacramento, California. He has been an educator for over 20 years and has taught at the high school, community college, and university levels. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Stanislaus, a single subject teaching credential from Fresno State University, a master’s degree in Education from Fresno Pacific University, and a doctorate in Education from Argosy University. Randy is the author of Microsoft Office 2016: In Practice and Microsoft Excel 2016: In Practice, and he speaks regularly at conferences on the integration of technology into the curriculum. When he is not teaching, he enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, skiing, swimming, and enjoying the California weather and terrain.

Dr. Shane Hunt

Dr. Shane Hunt – Arkansas State University

Dr. Shane Hunt received his Ph.D. in Marketing from Oklahoma State University where he was a AMA Sheth Foundation and National Conference in Sales Management Doctoral Fellow. Shane's research has appeared in the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, The Journal of Business Logistics and he has been invited to present to numerous organizations including the American Marketing Association and the National Conference in Sales Management. After completing his MBA at the University of Oklahoma, Shane went to work for a Fortune 500 company in Tulsa, OK and spent eight years working as a pricing analyst, product manager, and business development manager overseeing numerous Mergers and Acquisitions initiatives. Shane is now the Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Marketing at Arkansas State University. He is also the co-author of the McGraw-Hill Education text, Marketing, 2e.

Dr. Darcy Lear

Dr. Darcy Lear – Career Coach

Darcy Lear a Ph.D. in Foreign and Second-Language Education from The Ohio State University. She has been the director of the Spanish basic-Language program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; the inaugural coordinator of the minor program in Spanish for the professions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and, most recently, a lecturer at the University of Chicago. She devotes most of her professional time to career coaching, which includes workshops for foreign-language students navigating the campus-to-career transition. She is also the co-author of the McGraw-Hill Education text, Conectate: Introductory Spanish, 2e.

Angelo Kinicki

Angelo Kinicki – Arizona State University

Angelo Kinicki is an emeritus professor of management and held the Weatherup/Overby Chair in Leadership from 2005 to 2015 at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Angelo is the recipient of six teaching awards from Arizona State University, where he taught in its nationally ranked MBA and PhD programs. He also received several research awards and was selected to serve on the editorial review boards for four scholarly journals. His current research interests focus on the dynamic relationships among leadership; organizational culture; organizational change; and individual, group, and organizational performance. He is also the author of the McGraw-Hill Education text, Management, 8e and the co-author of Organizational Behavior: A Practical, Problem-Solving Approach, 2e

Dr. Peter Cardon

Dr. Peter Cardon – University of Southern California

Pete Cardon teaches management communication, international business communication, and advanced business writing at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. His primary research interests are intercultural communication and computer-mediated communication. Pete is currently a board member for the Association of Business Communication and the Orchid Foundation. Before working in higher education, he held several marketing and management positions in the tourism and manufacturing industries. Along the way, he has worked in China for three years and traveled to approximately forty countries for work and research. He is also the author of the McGraw-Hill Education text, Business Communication: Developing Leaders for a Networked World, 3e.