Resume Writing Workshop

Resume Writing and Interview Skills
May 4, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM


In today’s competitive school counseling job market, effective resume and interview skills can open up a variety of opportunities.  This workshop is for graduating school counseling graduate students. It addresses strategies for resume writing and preparing for your interview and your first job as a school counselor. Learn how to effectively highlight your knowledge, experiences, and abilities on your resume and during interviews and become better prepared for the different interview styles and approach employers are most likely to use today.  CASC is pleased to offer this valuable program to CASC graduate student members for free. This workshop is part of CASC's 2019 comprehensive professional development program. Attendance is limited to graduating students (in their final year of the program and their last 200 hours of fieldwork.) Graduate students who are not CASC members (but have the met the same criteria for attendance) may attend for a fee of $35. The workshop is designed to be delivered in small-group format. Frontline staff and board members experienced in screening and interviewing school counseling candidates will be available to offer individualized support.

When:              Saturday, May 4, 2019               Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Where:             CASC Office & Training Center, 3602 Inland Empire Blvd, Suite B205, Ontario, CA 91764

Registration:   Register online here
Rate:                FREE for graduate student members, $35/Non-members
                         Join CASC now to take advantage of this free offer!

About the Presenters

Dr. Loretta Whitson currently works on CASC’s team as the Executive Director. She joined CASC full time in 2017. For over twenty years, Dr. Whitson was Director of Student Support Services at Monrovia USD where she oversaw the school counseling program, as well as nursing, discipline, attendance, foster care, and other district-level operations. Between 2015-2017, Dr. Whitson served as an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Educational Counseling Program for the University of La Verne. She has conducted over 100 interviews and has reviewed countless resumes during her career in education.
Dr. Caroline Lopez-Perry is an Assistant Professor and program coordinator for the school counseling program at California State University, Long Beach. Prior to becoming a counselor educator, she worked as a school counselor in both the K-8 and middle school setting. Dr. Lopez-Perry is an author, trainer and consultant at both the state and national level. She consults with school districts across the state helping them develop a comprehensive school counseling program. Dr. Lopez-Perry’s scholarly work focuses on four major areas: 1) school counselor leadership, 2) school counseling core curriculum 3) school counselor training, and 4) career and college readiness.
Dr. Loren Dittmar brings over two decades of professional experience, ranging from business to clinical mental health services to school counseling and university teaching.  Loren truly loves every single day of his work because of the significant difference he can make in students’ lives. This genuineness has been uniquely portrayed in every interview, which has produced job offers almost every time.  Loren is excited to share his resume writing and interview techniques to help others succeed as well.
Josh Godinez is a school counselor at Centennial High School in Corona.  Prior to this, Josh was instrumental in developing a data informed school counseling program, launching this program for a new high school in Fontana, where he served as the head counselor.  Before becoming a school counselor, Josh spent nearly a decade as a high school social studies teacher and Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) mentor. On the CASC Board, Josh's passion as political advocate for school counselors shines.  Josh is actively involved in the Policy, Advocacy, and Legislative Committee where he champions school counseling issues in Sacramento. He has also lectured and serves as an adjunct professor at Claremont Graduate University.