FALL 2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

Babb Center for Student Professional Development

DATE

EVENT

TIME

LOCATION

Wednesday, August 21

CSPD Orientation

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, August 22

CSPD Orientation

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Monday, August 26

CareerLink 101

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Wednesday, August 28

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, August 29

Telephone/Virtual Interview Skills

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, August 29

CliftonStrengths Career Assessment

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tuesday, September 3

Interview Skills

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tuesday, September 3

LinkedIn Workshop

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Wednesday, September 4

Career Action Planning: NACA NEXT

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Wednesday, September 4

Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, September 5

Site Mixer: ArcBest Corporation

“Meat and Greet” Cookout

4:00-6:00 pm

ArcBest – McClure Ave.

Monday, September 9

Creating an ePortfolio

11:00-11:50 am

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tuesday, September 10

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tuesday, September 10

Career Action Planning: NACA NEXT

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Wednesday, September 11

Telephone/Virtual Interview Skills

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wednesday, September 11

Job Search Workshop (senior level)

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thursday, September 12

ArcBest Technologies Information Session (IT)

10:00 – 11:00 am

BD 101: Boreham Conf Center

Thursday, September 12

LinkedIn Workshop

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thursday, September 12

Job Search Workshop - Education (Senior Level)

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tuesday, September 17

Interview Skills

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tuesday, September 17

Meet the Firms (Accounting & Finance)

2:00-4:00 pm

CC Reynolds Room

Wednesday, September 18

Career Exploration: Human Resources

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, September 19

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

11:00-11:50 am

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, September 19

CareerLink 101

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Friday, September 20

Site Mixer: Landmark (Accounting Majors)

6:00-8:00 pm

Landmark

Monday, September 23

Job Search Workshop (senior level)

11:00-11:50 am

LI 202: Williamson Center

Monday, September 23

CliftonStrengths Career Assessment

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tuesday, September 24

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tuesday, September 24

CareerLink 101

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Wednesday, September 25

Virtual: Basic Resume Writing

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/BB Collaborate

Monday, September 30

Virtual: Interview Skills

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/BB Collaborate

Wednesday, October 2

Practice Interviews

1:00-2:30 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, October 3

Career Exploration: Entrepreneurship

12:30-1:20 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, October 3

Preparing for a Career Fair

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Sunday, October 6

SUIT-UP Event

6:00-9:00pm

JC Penny in Central Mall

Monday, October 7

Career Week Kickoff Information Table

11:00 am-1:00 pm

CC Breezeway: Campus Center

Monday, October 7

Preparing for a Career Fair

12:00 – 12:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tuesday, October 8

Career Week Information Table

11:00 am-1:00 pm

CC Breezeway: Campus Center

Tuesday, October 8

Basic Resume Writing

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tuesday, October 8

Preparing for a Career Fair

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wednesday, October 9

Virtual: Preparing for a Career Fair

12:00-12:50 pm

Virtual/BB Collaborate

Thursday, October 10

FALL CAREER FAIR & GRAD SCHOOL EXPO

11:30 am-2:30 pm

CC Reynolds Room

October 14-15

Fall Break (no classes)

 

 

Wednesday, October 16

Virtual: LinkedIn Workshop

3:00-3:50 pm

Virtual/BB Collaborate

Wednesday, October 16

Interview Skills

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, October 17

Interview Skills – Education Majors

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Monday, October 21

Job Search Workshop (senior level)

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tuesday, October 22

Info/Networking Session:  Education

Alma/Fort Smith/Van Buren

3:45-5:00 pm

LI 203: Farrell Cooper Center

Wednesday, October 23

Info/Networking Session:  JB Hunt

Session 1…………………………………………….

Session 2…………………………………………….

12:30-1:00 pm

1:15-1:45 pm

LI 203: Farrell Cooper Center

Thursday, October 24

Creating an ePortfolio

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Monday, October 28

Site Mixer: Greenwood Public Schools

4:00-5:00 pm

Greenwood Public Schools

Tuesday, October 29

Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tuesday, October 29

Virtual: Telephone/Virtual Interview Skills

4:00-4:50 pm

 

Wednesday, October 30

CliftonStrengths Career Assessment

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Wednesday, October 30

CareerLink 101

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thursday, October 31

Practice Interviews

2:00-3:30 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, October 31

Career Action Planning: NACA NEXT

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Monday, November 4

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tuesday, November 5

Info/Networking Sessions: ArcBest Corp.

Session 1………………………………………………………

Session 2……………………………………………………..

 

12:00-12:45 pm

1:00-1:45 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wednesday, November 6

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wednesday, November 6

CliftonStrengths II: Utilizing Your Assessment

3:00-3:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thursday, November 7

Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, November 7

Certificate Awards Dinner

5:30-7:00 pm

Blue Lion

Tuesday, November 12

Practice Interviews – Education (Senior Level)

3:30-5:00 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

LI 209

Wednesday, November 13

Career Exploration: Manufacturing

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, November 14

Psychology Symposium

8:00 am-2:30 pm

CC Reynolds Room

Thursday, November 14

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Monday, November 18

LinkedIn Workshop

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tuesday, November 19

Job Search Workshop (senior level)

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tuesday, November 19

Practice Interviews

3:00-4:30 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wednesday, November 20

Creating a SMART RESUME

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thursday, November 21

CliftonStrengths II: Utilizing Your Assessment

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Monday, November 25

What to Expect After Graduation

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tuesday, November 26

CSPD Open Lab

3:30-5:00 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

November 28-29

Thanksgiving Break

 

 

Wednesday, December 4

CSPD Open Lab

3:30-5:00 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thursday, December 5

CSPD Open Lab

1:00-2:30 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

 

Subject to change

 

Basic Resume Writing

The session provides information and templates for students to develop their first resume. This resume will generally be used to apply for internships and part-time positions.  

 

Interview Skills

The session provides information on how to prepare for an interview, how to dress for an interview, interview question preparation, what questions to ask an interviewer and other tips on interview skills.

 

Telephone/Virtual Interview Skills

This session is designed to assist students in skills required to participate effectively in telephone interviews. The session provides information on how to prepare for the interview, how the telephone interview is different from a face-to-face interview, and tips on how to showcase your skills in a telephone interview.

 

CSPD Orientation

This session introduces the students to the Student Professional Development program. The session provides an overview of the certificate requirements, information on the Distinction Certificate Level, session overview, and other general program information.

 

Writing a Professional Resume/Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

This is a senior level resume writing class.  The session is a follow up session to the Basic Resume Writing class.  This session provides information on how to revise a resume from a "Job Duties" based resume that was developed in the Basic Resume Writing session to a "Skills and Accomplishments" based resume.  This session provides templates for the students to use.  This will be the resume students will use generally when seeking a full-time position.  Pre-requisite: Students must have completed the Basic Resume Writing Workshop or already have an approved resume in CareerLink.

 

Developing a Career Action Plan

This session is designed to assist students in setting their goals, clarify the actions needed to achieve these goals, and to commit to participating in the planned activities.

 

Practice Interview (senior level)

This session provides the opportunity for students to participate in a mock interview with a local human resources professional.  The student is provided a job description and the organization name so they can do pre-interview research.  The human resources professional "interviews' the student and then provides constructive feedback at the end of the "interview".  The feedback includes how the student answered the questions, how they were dressed, and their non-verbal skills.  Pre-requisite:  Interview Skills Workshop

 

Networking 101:  Creating an Elevator Speech

This session is designed to assist students in learning how to network with employers effectively.  The session includes information on how to write an introduction that can be used at career fairs and other networking events.  Students are required to successfully demonstrate their introduction during the class.

 

Job Search Workshop (senior level)

This session is designed to assist students in their job search strategy.  The sessions includes where to look for jobs, how to apply for jobs, how to research jobs, how to effectively utilize the internet in the job search, how to network, and resume tips.

 

Complete a Career Skills Assessment:  StrengthsQuest

This session is designed to assist students in identifying their strengths in regards to career skills that employers are seeking.  The student uses the StrengthsQuest software to complete a career assessment.

 

Networking Mixer/Information Sessions

These sessions are designed for students to have the opportunity to network with organization representatives in a less structured and less formal environment.  The sessions are hosted by various organizations in the Babb Center on the UAFS campus.  Students are required to register to attend. The number of students is limited to a small group to provide for more interaction with the organization representatives.  The organization host the sessions back-to-back on the same day to allow for different students to attend based on their class schedule.

 

Corporate Site Mixer

These sessions are designed for students to have the opportunity to network with organization representatives in a less structured and less formal environment.  The sessions are hosted by various organizations at their respective corporate location. Students are required to register to attend. 

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Career Fair Preparation

This session is designed to assist students in preparing to attend a career fair.  The session includes how to prepare before the event, information on how to develop your "30 second commercial", how to determine which employers to visit, how to dress, and what to expect after the event.

 

Utilizing LinkedIn in Your Job Search

This session is designed to assist students in utilizing LinkedIn in their job search.  The session provides information on how to develop their LinkedIn portfolio, how to build their professional network, how to join groups and how to utilize LinkedIn to research employers.

 

Creating an ePortfolio

The CSPD utilizes Google Apps to establish and house ePortfolios.  The ePortfolio will be where you can store your resume, reference letters, transcript, and other important documentation.  You can share your ePortfolio with employers and faculty. To get started creating your ePortfolio, go here and select "My UAFS/Google Mail".  Once you have signed in, select the Sites tab from the menu.  For additional instructions on developing your ePortfolio, go here. 

 

Grad School Information Session

These sessions are for students who are interested in obtaining information about graduate school.  Various recruiters from regional graduate schools attend each session.

 

Grad School Preparation Workshop

This session is generally hosted by an area graduate school recruiter. It is designed to provide information about timelines, funding/scholarships, degree plans, etc.

 

Accounting Round Robin

This annual event provides the opportunity for junior and senior level accounting majors to visit with various accounting firms and organizations that hire accounting students for internships and full-time employment.  There is an informal networking event immediately after the round robin.

  

 What to Expect After Graduation

This session is designed to prepare students on what to expect the first few weeks of employment.  The session includes information on 401ks, insurance information, W4s, etc.  A representative from an area employer usually conducts this workshop.

 

StrengthsQuest II:  Utilizing Your StrengthsQuest Assessment in Your Job Search

This session is designed to assist students in utilizing their StrengthsQuest Career Assessment results.  The session includes information including their assessment in their resume, during interviews, and in job searching.  Pre-requisite:  Completing a Career Skills Assessment:  StrengthsQuest.

 

CSPD Program - Open Lab

This is an open computer lab in which assistance will be available for CSPD participants to work on their ePortfolio, update their resume, work on their LinkedIn profile and any other CSPD program activity.