Filed under General University Policies

ABTU encourages all of its students to take a one-week Alumni Career Services workshop prior to completing their training. The course is not mandatory, but students must opt out if they do not wish to attend. Debra Hayes the Career Services Specialist teaches the class.

The workshop description states:  The purpose of this program is to provide ABTU graduates with the necessary tools, information, and resources required for entering the workforce. The workshop objectives are:

  • Development of a robust resume.
  • Networking Basics.
  • Basic interviewing skills including how to negotiate the final offer.
  • Development of a personal marketing plan.
  • Review of social media as it relates to the job search.


Other items covered during the one-week training are:

Resume Guidelines and Development
Cover Letters
List of References
Job Search Correspondence Guidelines
Resume Guidelines
Sample Cover Letter
Job Search Correspondence Guidelines
Keywords on Digital Resumes
Generic Resume Template
Marketing Plan
Social Media Overview
Networking basics: Brand you
Effective Networking PowerPoint
20 ways to improve your job networking
Best places to network
Develop your contact list
Forty Questions
Marketing Plan
Networking is more than Socializing
Networking Principles that work
Sample questions for networking
Creating a compelling online presence
Linked-In Tutorial Guide
Interviewing Strategies
Negotiation Skills
10 Tips Phone Screen Interview
Can you do the job
Preparation for the interviews
Surface and Deal


During the workshop, one-on-one counseling is offered by the instructor.

ABTU Student Success Services is also available to assist graduates in identifying career aspirations and goals.  Graduates are offered one-on-one career services and assistance   in identifying prospective job positions in their geographical area.

Students can also request career counseling with a member of the faculty or a subject matter expert from the American Business and Technology University. This is done through the students success coordinator or by contacting the dean of the college directly.

Department heads can also offer students specific guidance based on industry knowledge.


About the instructor:

Debra Hayes – Career Services Specialist

I am a seasoned Human Resources / career development professional providing counseling, coaching and consulting services to individuals and organizations. I am passionate about helping others design a life full of work that is personally meaningful and stimulating, and that is in alignment with their individual goals and objectives. I work with individuals in transition as they move toward a healthier alignment and balance. As well, I am passionate about health, wellness, and productivity management, and am committed to professional and personal growth.


For more information or to sign up for the next course, please email

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