Spring 2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS  

Babb Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD)

 

DATE

EVENT                                                         

TIME

LOCATION

 

Wednesday, January 18

CSPD Orientation

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Thursday, January 19

CareerLink 101

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

 

Thursday, January 19

CSPD Orientation

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Wednesday, January 25

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Thursday, January 26

Telephone/Virtual Interview Skills

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Thursday, January 26

Complete a Career Assessment: StrengthsQuest

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

 

Tuesday, January 31

Interview Skills

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Tuesday, January 31

Networking Mixer: Education

Alma/Greenwood/Fort Smith

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Wednesday, February 1

Career Action Planning: NACA NEXT

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

 

Wednesday, February 1

Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Thursday, February 2

Networking Mixer: Financial Planning

NMFN/Edward Jones/Thrivent

Session 1…………………………….

Session 2…………………………….

 

 

1:00-1:50 pm

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Monday, February 6

Interview Skills

4:00-5:00 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Tuesday, February 7

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Tuesday, February 7

Utilizing LinkedIn in Your Job Search

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

 

Wednesday, February 8

Telephone/Virtual Interview Skills

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Wednesday, February 8

Job Search Workshop (senior level)

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

 

Thursday, February 9

Creating an ePortfolio

11:30 am -12:20 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

 

Tuesday, February 14

Career Exploration Session: Banking

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Wednesday, February 15

Career Exploration Session: Manufacturing

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Thursday, February 16

Career Exploration Session: Gov’t Services

12:30-1:20 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Friday, February 17

SLC Professional Development Day

8:00 am-Noon

CC Reynolds Room

 

Tuesday, February 21

Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Tuesday, February 21

Complete a Career Assessment: StrengthsQuest

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

 

Tuesday, February 21

Interview Skills

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Wednesday, February 22

Networking Mixer: ArcBest/ABF/ABT

Session 1 (ABT) ………………….

Session 2………………………….

Session 3………………………….

 

12:00-12:50 pm

1:00-1:50 pm

2:00-2:50 pm

 

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Thursday, February 23

Utilizing LinkedIn in Your Job Search

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

 

Thursday, February 23

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Tuesday, February 28

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

11:00-11:50 am

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Wednesday, March 1

Practice Interviews

2:00-4:00 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Thursday, March 2

Education Career Fair (School of Education)

1:00-2:30 pm

CC Reynolds Room

 

Friday, March 3

Preparing for a Career Fair

11:00-11:50 am

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

 

Monday, March 6

Career Week Kickoff Information Table

11:30 am-1:00 pm

CC Breezeway: Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center

Monday, March 6

Preparing for a Career Fair

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tuesday, March 7

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tuesday, March 7

Preparing for a Career Fair

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 122: Boreham Library

Tuesday, March 7

Site Mixer: Fort Smith Public Schools

4:00-5:00 pm

FSPS Rogers Center

Wednesday, March 8

DHS Information Session (CLASS)

11:30 am-1:00 pm

LI 206: Forsgren Conf. Room

Wednesday, March 8

Preparing for a Career Fair

12:00-12:50 pm

CC 129A/B: Campus Center

Thursday, March 9

SPRING CAREER FAIR

11:30 am-2:30 pm

CC Reynolds Room

Tuesday, March 14

Creating an ePortfolio

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tuesday, March 14

StrengthsQuest II: Utilizing Your Assessment

2:00-2:50

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tuesday, March 14

Career Action Planning: NACA NEXT

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thursday, March 16

Criminal Justice Symposium

8:00 am-2:30 PM

CC Reynolds Room

Thursday, March 16

Info/Networking Session: Tyson Foods

Session 1………………………….

Session 2………………………….

 

12:00-12:50 pm

1:00-1:50 pm

Boreham Library, Room 122

Tuesday, March 28

Job Search Workshop (senior level)

11:00-11:50 am

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tuesday, March 28

Telephone/Virtual Interview Skills

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, March 30

Practice Interviews

1:00-3:00 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, March 30

Career Action Planning: NACA NEXT

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Monday, April 3

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tuesday, April 4

Info/Networking Mixer: JB Hunt

Session 1…………………………….

Session 2…………………………….

 

12:30-1:00 pm

1:15-1:45 pm

 

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wednesday, April 5

Complete a Career Assessment: StrengthsQuest

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Wednesday, April 5

CSPD Open Lab

3:00 pm-4:30 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tuesday, April 11

Info/Networking Session: Wal-Mart Corporate

Session 1.....................................

Session 2.....................................   

 

1:00-1:50 pm

2:00-2:50 pm

 

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wednesday, April 12

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wednesday, April 12

Creating an ePortfolio

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thursday, April 13

Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech  

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tuesday, April 18

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tuesday, April 18

Practice Interviews (Education majors)

3:30-5:00 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, April 20

CSPD Open Lab

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thursday, April 20

Grad School Info Session

TBD

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, April 20

Job Search Workshop

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Friday, April 21

ArcBest Business/Marketing Mixer

11:30 am-1:00 pm

BII 102: Latture Conf. Room

Monday, April 24

StrengthsQuest II: Utilizing Your Assessment

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tuesday, April 25

Info/Networking Session: Arvest Bank

Session 1………………………….

Session 2………………………….

 

1:00-1:50 pm

2:00-2:50 pm

 

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wednesday, April 26

Utilizing LinkedIn in Your Job Search

11:00 -11:50 am

LI 202: Williamson Center

Wednesday, April 26

Interview Skills

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thursday, April 27

Job Search Workshop (senior level)

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tuesday, May 2

CSPD Open Lab

3:30-5:00 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Wednesday, May 3

CSPD Open Lab

1:00-2:30 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thursday, May 4

Certificate Awards Dinner

5:30-7:00 pm

Blue Lion

 

Career Services/ Babb Center for Student Professional Development • (479) 788-7017 • careerservices@uafs.edu

 

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 to www.uafs.edu 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 to https://sites.google.com/site/eportfolioapps/overview/examples

 

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.