SPRING 2021 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

CSPD Babb Center Workshops

DATE

EVENT

TIME

LOCATION

Wed, Jan 20

CareerLink 101

1:00-1:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Wed, Jan 20

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

2:00-2:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Thu, Jan 21

Telephone/Virtual Interview Skills

1:00-1:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Thu, Jan 21

CliftonStrengths Career Assessment

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Tue, Jan 26

Interview Skills

1:00-1:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Wed, Jan 27

Career Action Planning: NACA NEXT

1:00-1:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Thu, Jan 28

Career Exploration Session: United Way

1:00-1:50 pm

Virtual/Zoom

Tue, Feb 2

Advanced Resume Writing (Senior level)

1:00-1:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Tue, Feb 2

Utilizing LinkedIn in Your Job Search

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Tue, Feb 2

Education Info Session: Fort Smith Schools

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/Zoom

Wed, Feb 3

Job Search Workshop (Senior level)

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Thu, Feb 4

Creating an ePortfolio

2:00-2:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Mon, Feb 8

CareerLink 101

12:00-12:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Tue, Feb 9

Info/Networking Session: ArcBest (Tentative)

11:30-12:15 pm

Virtual/Zoom

Wed, Feb 10

Practice Interviews

2:00-3:30 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Thu, Feb 11

Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech

2:00-2:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Mon, Feb 15

Interview Skills

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Tue, Feb 16

CliftonStrengths Career Assessment

2:00-2:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Wed, Feb 17

Info/Networking Session: Tyson Foods

2:00-2:50 pm

Virtual/Zoom

Thu, Feb 18

Utilizing LinkedIn in Your Job Search

1:00-1:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Thu, Feb 18

Education Info Session: Alma School District

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/Zoom

Tue, Feb 23

Creating an ePortfolio

1:00-1:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Tue, Feb 23

Career Action Planning: NACA NEXT

3:00-3:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Tue, Feb 23

CareerLink 101

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Wed, Feb 24

Telephone/Virtual Interview Skills

12:00-12:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Wed, Feb 24

Education Info Sessions: Northwest Arkansas

Pea Ridge/Siloam Springs/Bentonville

3:30-5:00 pm

Virtual/Zoom

Thu, Feb 25

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

11:00-11:50 am

Virtual/Blackboard

Fri, Feb 26

Preparing for a Virtual Career Fair

11:00-11:50 am

Virtual/Blackboard

Sun, Feb 28

Suit Up Event – JC Penney

6:00-9:00 pm

JCP Central Mall

Tue, Mar 2

Career Fair: Banking

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Tue, Mar 2

Career Fair: Gov’t/Nonprofit

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Wed, Mar 3

Career Fair: Manufacturing

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Wed, Mar 3

Career Fair: Manufacturing

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Thu, Mar 4

Career Fair: Service Sector

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Thu, Mar 4

Career Fair: Service Sector

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Fri, Mar 5

Career Fair: Transportation/Logistics

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Tue, Mar 9

Practice Interviews (Surg Tech majors)

11:30 am-1:00 pm

Virtual/Zoom

Tue, Mar 9

CliftonStrengths II: Utilizing Your Assessment

2:00-2:50

Virtual/Blackboard

Wed, Mar 10

Creating an ATS Resume

2:00-2:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Wed, Mar 10

Education Info Session: Greenwood School District

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/Zoom

Tue, Mar 16

Job Search Workshop (senior level)

1:00-1:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Tue, Mar 16

Telephone/Virtual Interview Skills

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Wed, Mar 17

Job Search for Education Majors

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Thu, Mar 18

Education Info Sessions: River Valley (tentative)

1:00-3:00 pm

Virtual/Zoom

Mar 21-27

Spring Break Week

 

 

Mon, Mar 29

CliftonStrengths II: Utilizing Your Assessment

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Tue, Mar 30

Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech

1:00-1:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Tue, Mar 30

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Wed, Mar 31

CliftonStrengths Career Assessment

1:00-1:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Thu, Apr 1

Practice Interviews

1:00-2:30 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Thu, Apr 1

Career Action Planning: NACA NEXT

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Mon, Apr 5

Education Info Session: Van Buren (tentative)

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Wed, Apr 7

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

12:00-12:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Thu, Apr 8

Info/Networking Mixer: Walmart

11:00-11:50 am

Virtual/Blackboard

Thu, Apr 8

Organization Site Mixer (Surg Tech majors)

TBD

TBD

Tue, Apr 13

Practice Interviews: (Surg Tech majors)

11:30 am-1:00 pm

Virtual/Zoom

Tue, Apr 13

What to Expect After Graduation

2:00-2:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Tue, Apr 13

Practice Interviews (Education majors)

3:30-5:00 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Wed, Apr 14

Interview Skills

2:00-2:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Wed, Apr 14

Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Mon, Apr 19

Education Info Sessions: River Valley (tentative)

3:30-5:00 pm

Virtual/Zoom

Wed, Apr 21

Info/Networking Mixer: JB Hunt

1:00 pm-1:45 pm

Virtual/Zoom

Wed, Apr 21

Utilizing LinkedIn in Your Job Search

2:00-2:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Thu, Apr 22

Info Session: Mercy (Surg Tech majors)

11:30 am-12:15 pm

Virtual/Zoom

Thu, Apr 22

Job Search Workshop (senior level)

2:00-2:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Thu, Apr 22

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

4:00-4:50 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Wed, Apr 28

Babb Center (CSPD) Open Lab

1:00-2:30 pm

Virtual/Blackboard

Thu, Apr 29

Certificate Awards Ceremony

5:30-6:30 pm

BI 102 Latture Conf

Times/dates/formats subject to change.

Note: Senior level workshops are for students graduating May or December 2021

Register to attend workshops using Numalink

Contact Information: Career Services office – LI 212, Boreham Library

479.788.7017

 

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.