SPRING 2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

CSPD workshops

DATE

EVENT

TIME

LOCATION

Mar 22-28

Spring Break Week

 

 

Mon, Mar 30

CliftonStrengths II: Utilizing Your Assessment

4:00-4:50 pm

Online/Collaborate

Tue, Mar 31

Info/Networking Mixer: ABB – IT majors

 

Cancelled

Tue, Mar 31

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

4:00-4:50 pm

Online/Collaborate

Tue, Mar 31

Van Buren School District: Meet the Principals

 

Cancelled

Wed, Apr 1

CliftonStrengths for Student Career Assessment

1:00-1:50 pm

Online/Collaborate

Wed, Apr 1

Babb Center (CSPD) Open Lab

 

Cancelled

Thu, Apr 2

Practice Interviews

 

Postponed

Thu, Apr 2

Career Action Planning: NACA NEXT

4:00-4:50 pm

Online/Collaborate

Mon, Apr 6

Fort Smith Public Schools: Meet the Principals

Middle Level and Secondary

 

Cancelled

Tue, Apr 7

Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech

1:00-1:50 pm

Online/Collaborate

Wed, Apr 8

CAST Career Opportunities Event

 

Cancelled

Wed, Apr 8

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

12:00-12:50 pm

Online/Collaborate

Wed, Apr 8

FSPS: Meet the Principals - Elementary

 

Cancelled

Thu, Apr 9

Info/Networking Mixer: Walmart

 

Cancelled

Tue, Apr 14

Grad School Opportunities

 

Cancelled

Tue, Apr 14

Practice Interviews – SurgTech

11:30 am-1:00 pm

Online/Collaborate

Tue, Apr 14

What to Expect After Graduation

2:00-2:50 pm

Online/Collaborate

Tue, Apr 14

Practice Interviews (Education majors)

 

Postponed

Wed, Apr 15

Interview Skills

4:00-4:50 pm

Online/Collaborate

Thu, Apr 16

Education Career Fair

 

Cancelled

Thu, Apr 16

Babb Center (CSPD) Open Lab

 

Cancelled

Tues, Apr 21

Utilizing LinkedIn in Your Job Search

1:00-1:50 pm

Online/Collaborate

Tues, Apr 21

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

2:00-2:50 pm

Online/Collaborate

Wed, Apr 22

Info/Networking Mixer: JB Hunt

 

Cancelled

Wed, Apr 22

Utilizing LinkedIn in Your Job Search

2:00-2:50 pm

Online/Collaborate

Thu, Apr 23

Job Search Workshop (senior level)

2:00-2:50 pm

Online/Collaborate

Thu, Apr 23

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

4:00-4:50 pm

Online/Collaborate

Tues, Apr 28

Babb Center (CSPD) Open Lab

 

Cancelled

Wed, Apr 29

Babb Center (CSPD) Open Lab

 

Cancelled

Thu, May 7

 

Certificate Awards Ceremony

 

Postponed

 

  • Classes scheduled as Online will still be posted to register through Numalink, and emailed weekly as usual.
  • Postponed events will possibly be rescheduled and we will advise accordingly; we are working on alternative methods for practice interviews/elevator speeches.

Questions you can email us at 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 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.