FALL 2021 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Babb Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD)

 

DATE

EVENT

TIME

Room

Tue, Aug 31

CareerLink 101

12:00-12:30 pm

LI 202

Tue, Aug 31

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

2:00-2:30 pm

LI 203

Wed, Sep 1

UAFS Block Party

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Campus Green

Thu, Sep 2

Telephone/Virtual Interview Skills

1:00-1:30 pm

LI 203

Mon, Sep 6

Labor Day – Campus Closed

 

 

Tue, Sep 7

Career Action Planning: NACA NEXT

12:00-12:30 pm

LI 202

Tue, Sep 7

Interview Skills

1:00-1:30 pm

LI 203

Wed, Sep 8

Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech

2:00-2:50 pm

LI 203

Wed, Sep 8

Utilizing LinkedIn in Your Job Search

4:00-4:30 pm

LI 202

Thu, Sep 9

Careerlink 101

1:00 – 1:30 pm

Virtual

Thu, Sep 9

CliftonStrengths Career Assessment

4:00-4:45 pm

LI 202

Tue, Sep 14

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

1:00-1:45 pm

LI 203

Tue, Sep 14

Career Action Planning: NACA NEXT

4:00-4:30 pm

LI 202

Wed, Sep 15

Telephone/Virtual Interview Skills

12:00-12:30 pm

LI 203

Wed, Sep 15

Job Search Workshop (Senior level)

1:00-1:45 pm

LI 203

Thu, Sep 16

Info/Networking Mixer: ArcBest Corporation

TBC

 

Thu, Sep 16

Utilizing LinkedIn in Your Job Search

1:00-1:30 pm

LI 202

Thu, Sep 16

Job Search Workshop - Education (Senior Level)

4:00-4:45 pm

LI 202

Mon, Sep 20

Creating an ePortfolio

11:00-11:30 am

LI 202

Mon, Sep 20

Meet the Firms (Accounting & Finance)

3:30-5:30 pm

Reynolds Room

Tue, Sep 21

Info/Networking Mixer: Pernod Ricard

12:00 – 12:50 pm

LI 203

Tue, Sep 21

Interview Skills

4:00-4:30 pm

LI 203

Wed, Sep 22

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

4:00-4:30 pm

LI 203

Thu, Sep 23

Basic Resume Writing and Cover Letters

11:00-11:30 am

Virtual

Thu, Sep 23

CareerLink 101

1:00-1:30 pm

LI 202

Fri, Sep 24

Landmark Coffee House

5:00-7:00 pm

Landmark

Mon, Sep 27

Job Search Workshop (Senior level)

11:00-11:45 am

LI 202

Mon, Sep 27

CliftonStrengths Career Assessment

2:00-2:30 pm

LI 202

Tue, Sep 28

Advanced Resume Writing (Senior level)

2:00-2:45 pm

LI 203

Tue, Sep 28

CareerLink 101

4:00-4:30 pm

LI 202

Wed, Sep 29

Basic Resume Writing

4:00-4:30 pm

LI 203

Sun, Oct 3

SUIT-UP Event

3:00 - 6:00 pm

JCPenney

Mon, Oct 4

Career Exploration: Manufacturing

12:00 – 12:50 pm

LI 203

Mon, Oct 4

Interview Skills

4:00-4:30 pm

LI 203

Wed, Oct 6

Practice Interviews

1:00-2:30 pm

LI 203, LI 206

Thu, Oct 7

Career Exploration: Entrepreneurship

TBC

 

Thu, Oct 7

Preparing for a Career Fair

4:00 – 4:30 pm

LI 203

Mon, Oct 11

Career Week Information Table

11:00 am-1:00 pm

Campus wide

Mon, Oct 11

Info/Networking Mixer: Van Buren School District

TBC

 

Mon, Oct 11

Preparing for a Career Fair

12:00 – 12:30 pm

Virtual

Tue, Oct 12

Career Week Information Table

11:00 am-1:00 pm

Campus wide

 

DATE

EVENT

TIME

Room

Tue, Oct 12

Basic Resume Writing

12:00-12:30 pm

LI 203

Tue, Oct 12

Preparing for a Career Fair

1:00-1:30 pm

LI 203

Wed, Oct 13

Preparing for a Career Fair

12:00-12:30 pm

LI 203

Thu, Oct 14

FALL CAREER FAIR & GRAD SCHOOL EXPO

11:30 am-2:30 pm

Reynolds Room

Oct 18-19

Fall Break (no classes)

 

 

Mon, Oct 25

Job Search Workshop (Senior level)

4:00 – 4:45 pm

LI 202

Tue, Oct 26

Info/Networking Mixer: Fort Smith Public Schools

TBC

 

Tue, Oct 26

Interview Skills

1:00-1:30 pm

LI 203

Wed, Oct 27

Utilizing LinkedIn in Your Job Search

3:00-3:30 pm

LI 202

Wed, Oct 27

Advanced Resume Writing (senior level)

4:00-4:45 pm

LI 203

Thu, Oct 28

Creating an ePortfolio

1:00-1:30 pm

LI 202

Thu, Oct 28

Info/Networking Mixer: JB Hunt

 

 

Mon, Nov 1

Info/Networking Mixer: Greenwood School District

TBC

 

Tue, Nov 2

Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 203

Tue, Nov 2

Telephone/Virtual Interview Skills

4:00-4:30 pm

LI 203

Wed, Nov 3

CliftonStrengths Career Assessment

1:00-1:50 pm

LI 202

Wed, Nov 3

Info/Networking Mixer: Walmart

TBC

LI 203

Thu, Nov 4

Career Action Planning: NACA NEXT

2:00-2:30 pm

LI 202

Thu, Nov 4

Practice Interviews

2:00-3:30 pm

LI 203

Tue, Nov 9

Career Exploration: Human Resources

TBC

LI 203

Wed, Nov 10

Advanced Resume Writing (Senior level)

12:00-12:45 pm

LI 203

Wed, Nov 10

CliftonStrengths II: Utilizing Your Assessment

3:00-3:30 pm

LI 202

Thu, Nov 11

Psychology Symposium

8:00 am-2:30 pm

Reynolds Room

Thu, Nov 11

Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech

4:00-4:50 pm

LI 203

Tue, Nov 16

Practice Interviews – Education (Senior Level)

3:30-5:00 pm

LI 202

Wed, Nov 17

Interview Skills

12:00 – 12:30 pm

LI 203

Thu, Nov 18

Info/Networking Mixer: ArcBest Technologies IT/CS

TBC

 

Mon, Nov 22

Utilizing LinkedIn in Your Job Search

4:00-4:30 pm

LI 202

Tues, Nov 23

Job Search Workshop (Senior level)

2:00-2:45 pm

LI 202

Tues, Nov 23

Practice Interviews

3:00-4:30 pm

LI 203

Nov 25-26

Thanksgiving Break

 

 

Tue, Nov 30

What to Expect After Graduation

1:00-1:45 pm

LI 203

Tue, Nov 30

CSPD Open Lab

3:30-5:00 pm

LI 202

Thu, Dec 2

CliftonStrengths II: Utilizing Your Assessment

2:00-2:30 pm

LI 202

Thu, Dec 2

Certificate Awards Ceremony

5:30-7:00 pm

CC 129

 

 TBC – to be confirmed


Times/dates/formats subject to change.
Note: Senior level workshops are for students graduating December 2021 or May 2022
Register to attend workshops using Numalink https://uafs.campuslabs.com/engage/
Contact Information: Career Services office – LI 212, Boreham Library
careerservices@uafs.edu 479.788.7012

 

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.