Colorado Mountain College hosting career conference Friday |

Colorado Mountain College hosting career conference Friday

Teresa Ristow
Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs.

If you go:

What: CMC Career Mini Conference

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday, March 31

Where: CMC Allbright Auditorium, 1275 Crawford Blvd.

Cost: Free

— Colorado Mountain College students and the general public can brush up on their job-searching skills Friday during a Career Mini Conference at the school.

Attendees can sit it on informative sessions about resumes and cover letter writing, mindfulness at work, interviewing success and working on your “elevator pitch” to sell yourself or an idea in 30 seconds or less.

“We’re really interested in helping to support students to take charge and invest in that next step in their lives,” said Amy Phillips, coordinator of CMC’s TRIO Success Center.

Phillips said students and community members can have headshots taken and see appropriate interview clothing choices provided by LiftUp of Routt County.

The conference kicks off in the Allbright Auditorium at noon Friday with keynote speaker Jessica Valand, director of workforce development for the region for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

Valand’s presentation will be followed by an employer panel to learn what employers are seeking in employees in the area, followed by a choice of one of five breakout sessions.

After the educational sessions, attendees are invited to enjoy mocktails, networking and an employer expo from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

“We hope that this will be a vibrant opportunity for folks,” Phillips said.

While similar events have been held at other CMC campuses, Phillips said this is the first event of this kind for CMC Steamboat Springs.

“It’s geared toward students, but we’re really trying to cast the net much wider,” Phillips said. “The goal of the event is to help people build confidence in their transition into the workforce.”

Registration is encouraged by Tuesday and can be done by visiting CMC is also still accepting employers who are interested in participating.

The free event is sponsored by CMC’s Career Services, the TRIO Success Center and Colorado Workforce Center.

To reach Teresa Ristow, call 970-871-4206, email or follow her on Twitter @TeresaRistow

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