Calendar of Events - Spring 2014

 

 

 

SJU CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Spring 2014 CALENDAR of EVENTS

 

Reserve your spot for Career Development Center events today!

Access your SJUcareers account (via www.sju.edu/careers) to register for events, update your account profile, post your updated resume, and search for full-time, part-time, on-campus, internship and scholarship opportunities. For questions, please contact the CDC at careerhelp@sju.edu or 610-660-3100.

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January

 

How to Land an Internship

Tuesday, January 28, Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons, 11:30 AM

Attend this 30 minute workshop to learn about internships and how to navigate the process of landing an internship from searching and applying to interviewing.

 

Dinner with Hawks

Wednesday, January 29, Campion Student Center, Doyle Banquet Hall, 5:00 PM

This unique program matches students, alumni, and friends based on shared professional interests for a night of good conversation and dinner. Discover insight into different professions; learn dining etiquette and how to navigate life after leaving Hawk Hill. Dinner and reception included. Tickets available at alumni.sju.edu.

 

‘Shadow a Hawk’ Workshop

Tuesday, January 28, 5:30 PM, Wednesday, January 29, 4:00 PM; Thursday, January 30, 11:30 AM, Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons

Would you like the opportunity to observe alumni and other professionals for the day in order to gain further understanding about a potential career?   Come to one of these sessions to learn more about our new job shadow program.  Attendance is mandatory in order to participate in this program.

 

February

 

Advice from the Internship Insiders Panel Discussion

Tuesday, February 4, Forum Theater, 11:30 AM

Come hear success stories from a panel of students who have already completed internships.  Fellow Hawks will share their strategies for finding internships, how to be a competitive candidate, and how to get the most out of the experience.  Pizza included.

 

Hawk Career Network Series: Science & Health - RESCHEDULED _ SNOW!

Wednesday, February 5, Doyle Banquet Hall, 5:30 PM- NEW DATE - Monday, March 24

Interested in a career in science or health?  Get insider advice from alumni and other professionals working in these fields.  Ask your career-related questions from people who have the answers. Refreshments will be served.

 

Hawk Career Network Series: Marketing & Communications

Thursday, February 6th, Doyle Banquet Hall South, 5:30 PM

Meet alumni and other professionals from the marketing and communications fields.  Learn about their positions and career paths, get “insider’”advice on their companies, and build valuable relationships with people who are excited to support your own career plans.

 

Hawk Career Network Series: Human & Community Services

Tuesday, February 11, Doyle Banquet Hall South, 5:30 PM

Meet alumni and other professionals working in human and social service organizations and positions. Build valuable relationships with industry professionals who will share insights into their career paths, provide “insider” advice about their organizations.

 

How to Land the Perfect Internship

Tuesday, February 11,  11:30 AM, Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons

Are you interested in getting an internship and not sure where to begin?  Will you receive academic credit?  How will you find one that’s right for you?  What will employers expect?  How can you prepare to stand out as an applicant?  Come to this info session to jumpstart your plans.

 

Career Fair Week: February 13th-20th

 

Dress for Success Fashion Show & Workshop - CANCELLED - SNOW!

Thursday, February 13, Doyle Banquet Hall, North, 11:00 AM 

Learn tips and get ideas on what to wear for professional career events and interviews from an in-house CDC stylist.  This event will cover professional business and business casual wear for men and women.

 

Fall in Love at the Career Fair…with a Job or Internship 

Friday, February 14, Post Learning Commons Atrium, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Stop by Post Learning Commons to pick up information about the career fair and some Valentine’s Day candy.  Get answers to your career fair questions and find out how you can find a job or internship you love at the fair.

 

Employer Drop-In Hours

Monday, February 17-Wednesday, February 19, Post Learning Commons, Room 128, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Get advice on your resume from recruiters who screen resumes—just in time for the career fair. Stop by with your resume, or career related questions

 

Mock Interview Day

Monday, February 17 , Career Development Center, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Practice your interviewing skills with recruiters and learn your interviewing strengths, as well as areas for improvement.  Advanced sign-up is required and should be done in your SJUcareers account under Campus Interviews I Qualify For; Keyword: mock. 

 

Put Your Best Skills Forward

College of Arts & Sciences Edition: Tuesday, February 18, Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons, 11:15 AM
Haub School of Business Edition: Tuesday, February 18, Mandeville Room 204, 11:15 AM

Attend this brief session to learn how to approach employers at the career fair and articulate your strongest skills to ensure you make a memorable first impression and land interviews with employers of interest.   

 

How to Get a Job and Keep It

Tuesday, February 18, , Haub Executive Center, 5th floor McShain, 6:00 PM

The Women’s Leadership Council invites you to its fifth annual networking event and dinner. Meet with alumni and senior executives from area organizations to discuss various job-related topics.  More details to be announced.

 

Spring Career Fair

Thursday, February 20, Athletic Center, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

With over 150 employers representing diverse industries and offering a range of opportunities (full time, part time, internship, co-op, volunteer, service), the career fair has something for all majors, degree levels and class years.  Dress is professional, bring copies of your resume and be ready to network and get work.

 

Find Your Focus

Thursday, February 20, Athletic Center, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Are you feeling uncertain about your future? Are you afraid that if you don't choose the right major, you'll have limited options for your career?

In fact, studies show that within ten years of graduation most people are working in careers that are not directly linked to their college major. Focus first on figuring out your strengths and your interests. Then consider whether your major or minor are the right fit for you. Stop by our "Find Your Focus" tables at the SJU Career Fair on Feb. 20 to talk with an advisor about majors and minors in both CAS & HSB. Learn about requirements and see what kinds of paths other students have taken after graduation. Then browse the Career Fair to see where your interests might take you.

March

 

Teacher Job Fair

Tuesday, March 4, Neumann University, 9:00 AM* – 3:30 PM

Hundreds of school districts will be on hand to recruit new teachers.  Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.  Buy your ticket at the CDC in Moore Hall, and visit www.dvec.net for more details. *Please note: only those who pre-register will be permitted to enter before 10:00 AM.

 

How to Land the Perfect Internship

Tuesday, March 18,  11:30 AM, Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons

Are you interested in getting an internship and not sure where to begin?  Will you receive academic credit?  How will you find one that’s right for you?  What will employers expect?  How can you prepare to stand out as an applicant?  Come to this info session to jumpstart your plans.

 

Hawk Career Network Series: Education

Monday, March 24, Campion Student Center, Doyle Banquet Hall, 5:30 PM

Interested in a job in education?  Want to know how to use your education degree in a non-traditional setting?  Come to this event to hear from employers and professionals in the field.  Get “insider” advice and build valuable relationships.  Refreshments will be served. 

 

Hawk Career Network Series: Science & Health

Monday, March 24, Campion Student Center, Doyle Banquet Hall, 5:30 PM

Interested in a career in science or health?  Get insider advice from alumni and other professionals working in these fields.  Ask your career-related questions from people who have the answers. Refreshments will be served.

 

CANCELLED! Road Map for Graduate Study:  Getting Started, Getting In and Financing Your Graduate Education

March 27th, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm, President’s Lounge, Campion

Dr. Don Martin, author of Road Map for Graduate Study:  A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students and recent contributor to U.S. News & World Report magazine, for an insider’s perspective on researching graduate institutions, going through the application process and financing your education.  Dr. Martin, an expert in the field of enrollment management who has spent more than 28 years working in higher education administration, including serving as a director of graduate admissions at a number of prestigious institutions, will share his expertise and guidance.

The first 25 students to pre-register on SJUcareers and attend the session will receive a free copy of Dr. Don Martin’s book.

 

April

 

Nonprofit & Government Career Fair

Thursday, April 3, SJU Athletics Center, 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Interested in a job or internship in the non-profit or government sector?  This is the fair is for you.  Don’t miss this chance to meet numerous non-profit organizations and federal and state agencies that will be on campus to meet you and discuss career opportunities. http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/vpaa/careers/eventscareerfairs/NonprofitGovCareerFair.html

 

Ask the Experts webinar series: The Call to Lead: Transitioning from Employee to Leader

Friday, April 4, 2014 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm

SJU is excited to interview Sean Kennedy, Manager of Leadership Development at Vanguard. Sean will share insight on how leaders are identified within organizations, what a person can do to show they have leadership potential and what barriers might be blocking someone from making the transition from employee to leader. Pre-registration is required at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1475522971539897345 


How to Land the Perfect Internship

Tuesday, April 8,  11:30 AM, Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons

Are you interested in getting an internship and not sure where to begin?  Will you receive academic credit?  How will you find one that’s right for you?  What will employers expect?  How can you prepare to stand out as an applicant?  Come to this info session to jumpstart your plans.

 

Ask the Experts webinar series: Job Search Strategies:  Networking for Success

Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Once you’ve entered the professional world, networking is an essential part of an effective job search.  Melissa McClory, Associate Director of the Career Development Center at Saint Joseph's University, will deliver this dynamic session about networking, effective use of LinkedIn in your job search, and both leveraging your current network and expanding it for job search success. Pre-registration is required at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3572732549909095937

 

Ask the Experts webinar series: Reinventing Your Career:  Strategies for Making a Successful Career Change

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm

If a career change is in your future, tune in to this webinar to hear a success story from alumnus Tom Fithian, Director of the Barbelin Society at Saint Joseph's University, who switched industries and career paths.  Learn the steps he took to reach his goals, and the resources you should tap to help you reach your goal.  Pre-registration is required at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4015931393414476033

 

Ask the Experts webinar series:How to be an Effective Mentor:  Investing in Others

Tuesday April 22, 2014 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Having an effective mentor can change your life but being an effective mentor doesn’t just happen by chance.  If you’ve considered being a mentor to someone or currently are a mentor and want to learn how to create the most positive experience possible for your mentee, join this session to hear from alumni who are experienced and successful mentors.  Pre-registration is required at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/895354666249543682