SPRING 2018  CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Babb Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD)

DATE

EVENT

TIME

LOCATION

Wed, January 17

CSPD Orientation

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thu, January 18

CareerLink 101

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thu, January 18

CSPD Orientation

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wed, January 24

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thu, January 25

Telephone/Virtual Interview Skills

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thu, January 25

Complete a Career Assessment: CliftonStrengths 1

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Mon, January 29

Resume Writing Using Optimal Resume

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tues, January 30

Interview Skills

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wed, January 31

Career Action Planning: NACA NEXT

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Wed, January 31

Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thu, February 1

Career Exploration Session: Human Resources

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Mon, February 5

Interview Skills

4:00-5:00 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tues, February 6

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tues, February 6

Utilizing LinkedIn in Your Job Search

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tues, February 6

Meet the Principals - Fort Smith Public School 

4:00-5:00 pm

Bonneville Elementary

Wed, February 7

Telephone/Virtual Interview Skills

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wed, February 7

Job Search Workshop (senior level)

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thu, February 8

Creating a Personal Website & ePortfolio

11:30 am -12:20 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thu, February 8

Creating a Video Resume

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Mon, February 12

CareerLink 101

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tues, February 13

Info/Networking Session: Tyson Foods

Session 1…………………………………………………….

Session 2…………………………………………………….

 

11:45 am-12:30 pm

12:45-1:30 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wed, February 14

Practice Interviews

2:00-4:00 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

LI 209

Thu, February 15

Career Exploration Session: Health Careers

12:30-1:20 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Fri, February 16

SLC Professional Development Day

8:00 am-Noon

CC Reynolds Room

Tues, February 20

Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tues, February 20

Complete a Career Assessment: CliftonStrengths

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tues, February 20

Alumni Panel/Info Session:  Education Majors

4:30-6:00 pm

CC 129

Tues, February 20

Interview Skills

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wed, February 21

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 122:

LI 122:

Thu, February 22

Utilizing LinkedIn in Your Job Search

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thu, February 22

Networking/Info Session: Education Majors

3:45-5:00 pm

LI 122

Tues, February 27

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

11:00-11:50 am

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tues, February 27

CareerLink 101

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thu, March 1

Info/Networking Session: JB Hunt

Session 1……………………………………………..

Session 2……………………………………………..

12:30 am-1:00 pm

1:15-1:45 pm

 

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Fri, March 2

Preparing for a Career Fair

11:00-11:50 am

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Mon, March 5

Career Week Kickoff Information Table

11:30 am-1:00 pm

CC Breezeway

Mon, March 5

Preparing for a Career Fair

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 122: Boreham Library

Tues, March 6

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tues, March 6

Preparing for a Career Fair

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tues, March 6

Meet the Principals - Fort Smith Public Schools

4:00-5:00 pm

Ramsey Junior High

Wed, March 7

Info/Networking Session: DHS

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wed, March 7

Preparing for a Career Fair

12:00-12:50 pm

CC 129A/B: Campus Center

Thu, March 8

SPRING CAREER FAIR

11:30 am-2:30 pm

CC Reynolds Room

Tues, March 13

Creating a Personal Website & ePortfolio

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tues, March 13

CliftonStrengths II: Utilizing Your Assessment

2:00-2:50

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tues, March 13

Career Action Planning: NACA NEXT

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Wed, March 14

Resume Writing Using Optimal Resume

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thu, March 15

Criminal Justice Symposium

9:00 am-3:00 PM

CC Reynolds Room

Mon, March 26

Creating a Video Interview

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tues, March 27

Job Search Workshop (senior level)

11:00-11:50 am

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tues, March 27

Telephone/Virtual Interview Skills

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wed, March 28

Info/Networking Session: TBD

Session 1…………………………………………………….

Session 2…………………………………………………….

 

 

 

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thu, March 29

Education Career Fair

1:00-2:30 pm

CC Reynolds Room

Mon, April 2

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tues, April 3

Creating a Video Interview

3:00-3:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Wed, April 4

Complete a Career Assessment: CliftonStrengths 1

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Wed, April 4

CSPD Open Lab

3:00 pm-4:30 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thu, April 5

Practice Interviews

1:00-3:00 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

LI 209

Thu, April 5

Career Action Planning: NACA NEXT

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Wed, April 11

CAST Career Opportunities Event

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

BD 101: Baldor Conf. Room

Wed, April 11

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

12:00-12:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wed, April 11

Creating a Personal Website & ePortfolio

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thu, April 12

Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thu, April 12

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Tues, April 17

Grad School Opportunities

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Breezeway/CC129

Tues, April 17

Resume Writing Using Optimal Resume

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tues, April 17

Practice Interviews (Education majors)

3:30-5:00 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

LI 209

Wed, April 18

Creating a Video Resume

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thu, April 19

CSPD Open Lab

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thu, April 19

Creating a Video Interview

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Mon, April 23

CliftonStrengths 2: Utilizing Your Assessment

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tues, April 24

Info/Networking Session: Arvest Bank

Session 1…………………………………………………….

Session 2…………………………………………………….

 

12:30-1:00 pm

1:15-1:45 pm

 

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Wed, April 25

Utilizing LinkedIn in Your Job Search

11:00 -11:50 am

LI 202: Williamson Center

Wed, April 25

Interview Skills

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203: Farrell-Cooper Center

Thu, April 26

Job Search Workshop (senior level)

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thu, April 26

Resume Writing Using Optimal Resume

3:00-3:50 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Tues, May 1

CSPD Open Lab

3:30-5:00 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Wed, May 2

CSPD Open Lab

1:00-2:30 pm

LI 202: Williamson Center

Thu, May 3

Certificate Awards Dinner

5:30-7:00 pm

Blue Lion

 

 

All events are subject to change.

Workshops listed as senior level are open only to students graduating May or Dec 2018.

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.