4YCP Events

4YCP Events

Fall 2014 Four Year Career Plan Events

Thursday, September 25th
Networking @ Noon
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., Bedford House
Join us for the first Networking @ Noon Workshop of the semester to learn strategies for making professional connections, prepare yourself for job fairs, business mixers, and networking events, and even create your own personal networking plan! Don't miss it and bring your friends!

Monday, September 29
Employer’s Panel: How to Get Noticed by Employers –
Effectively Marketing Yourself for the Internship Search

SMC, Room 118
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Today's internship search and networking environments can be multifaceted and complex just like the traditional job search process.  Join a diverse group of employers that actively recruit students through ELCM for a panel discussion, Q&A, and networking.  Employers will provide their perspective and recommendations for effective internship search strategies, basic resume/cover letter development, navigating the application process, interview tips.
Co-sponsored with MU student organizations; SBA/SAM Business Club and ENACTUS

Wednesday, October 1
SNAP (Student Networking Alumni Program)
@The Turkey Hill Experience in Columbia
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Meet MU alumni who work at Turkey Hill and visit the Turkey Hill Taste Lab! No matter your major, take advantage of this opportunity to make lasting career connections with successful local alumni while building your professional skills and your network.  Join alumni Marauders for light refreshments and lively conversation while expanding your professional network.  The event will take place at The Turkey Hill Experience, 301 Linden Street, Columbia, PA 17512. Transportation is available.  This event is free, but requires advance reservations.  Register at MUTicketsOnline.com, at the SMC Ticket Office, the Ware Center or by calling 717-871-7600.  RSVP by Monday, September 29. 
Co-sponsored with the Office of Alumni Engagement and Millersville University Alumni Association

Wednesday, October 1
Alumni Career Speaker Series - Webinar
How to Find Your Job in One Day
 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Learn how to search for a job with a lot less effort!  Research shows that your chances of getting a job decrease each month you are unemployed.  Pick up proven techniques to not only land a job faster, but to land a job that fits your chosen career path.  To get started, visit http://alumnicareerservices.org/millersville/Events.aspx#tabs1
Co-sponsored with the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Alumni Association

Thursday, October 2
Capital Region Internship & Co-op Fair
Penn State Harrisburg - Capital Union Building
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Meet with employers and learn about internship opportunities for spring, summer and next fall 2015.  It is never too soon to start networking with employers and discussing your career goals.  Employers attending may be previewed at the Capital Region Internship & Co-op Fair webpage.  This list will be updated continually until the Fair, so keep checking for new employers being added. 

Tuesday, October 7
PA State Civil Service Career Opportunities:
Navigating the PA State Civil Service Application Process
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SMC, Room 18
This workshop will provide information about the application, testing and hiring process for state and local civil service jobs as well as outline exciting, entry-level jobs where all that is required is a bachelor's degree; no experience necessary. So come and learn about the many rewarding job opportunities that exist throughout the Commonwealth.  There could be a civil service career waiting for you!
Presented by Heather Jannetta, PA State Service Commission

Thursday, October 9
Identity Theft: What You Need to Know!
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
SMC, Room 118
Every two seconds someone becomes a victim of identity fraud.  Don't become a statistic.  If your identity is stolen, it puts your finances and credit rating at risk.  That's just the beginning.  In this presentation you'll learn:  how identity theft can occur; how you can take steps to prevent it; and what to do if your identity is stolen.
Presented by Thomas J. Knauer, Partner, Thrivent

Wednesday, October 15
Chalk to Chalkboard
One on One Mock Interviews for Student Teachers/Education Majors
4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Bedford House
Mock interviews are opportunities to prepare for your job search, hone in on your interviewing skills and possibly connect with your next employer. Check ELCM's Job Search Guide to create or update your cover letter and resume.  MU education majors must have completed or are currently completing student teaching.  Call ELCM at 717-872-3774 to schedule a time for a mock interview.  Professional attire and a resume required.

Monday, October 20th
Networking @ Noon
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., Bedford House
Join us for Networking @ Noon to learn strategies for making professional connections, prepare yourself for job fairs, business mixers, and networking events, and even create your own personal networking plan.

Wednesday, October 22
Earning and Financing Your Graduate Degree
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
SMC, Room 118

Learn how to avoid the "seven deadly sins" and major mistakes in the graduate school application process.  Participants will learn how to strengthen their admission application with strategies for writing effective graduate school essays, soliciting positive recommendations and successful interviewing techniques.
Presented by Dr. Don Martin, a higher education admissions expert, author, and former admissions dean at Columbia University, Northwestern University, Wheaton College, and University of Chicago Booth School of Business. For tips on the graduate school application process, visit his website gradschoolroadmap.com.

Thursday, October 23
Graduate School Fair
10:30 a.m. - 2:00  p.m.
SMC, Multi-purpose Room
Meet with admission representatives from over 60 graduate and professional schools to learn about graduate degree programs, and the application and admission process.  Click HERE to view registered graduate schools.

Monday, October 27 - Friday, October 31
Campus Philly Online Internship Fair
Put your career into drive by signing up for Campus Philly's Online Internship Fair. Hundreds of internship opportunities are waiting to be discovered; all you need to do is log on and apply to them at campusphilly.org/careers.  This online event is free and exclusively for students at Campus Philly Partner Schools, including Millersville University.

Tuesday, October 28 & Thursday, October 30
Info Table for Job Fair Success
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SMC, Room 118

Walking into a Job & Internship Fair may seem daunting, but you will increase your confidence and be more successful with effective preparation and communication.  Pick up the Job & Internship Fair booklet and engage with ELCM staff to learn how to research companies, sharpen your “elevator pitch”, dress for the Fair, and develop strategies for getting the most benefit from your Fair experience.  Check ELCM's Job Search Guide to create or update your cover letter and resume. Click HERE to view registered employers.
  
Wednesday, October 29
Networking 101 & LinkedIn Review

SMC, Room 18
Presented by Jennifer Devor, Program Manager, Campus Philly
Networking 101 - 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
First, learn how to work the room in any scenario and how to build, foster, and use your professional contacts to launch your career. This fun and interactive presentation is sure to build confidence and break down stereotypes about networking.
LinkedIn Review - 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Afterwards, BYO-Device and have Jennifer, a LinkedIn guru, give you one-on-one advice on how to have the best LinkedIn profile.  Learn about the many different tools and functions the site offers and how to use them to your advantage.

Monday, November 3
Info Table for Job Fair Success
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SMC, Room 113 
This is your last opportunity before the Job Fair to engage with ELCM staff to learn how to research companies, sharpen your “elevator pitch”, dress for the Fair, and develop strategies for getting the most benefit from your Fair experience.  Check ELCM's Job Search Guide to create or update your cover letter and resume. Click HERE to view registered employers.

Tuesday, November 4
Job and Internship Fair
SMC, Marauder Courts
Meet with 100+  employers for the opportunity to find full-time, part-time and intern employment opportunities. Registration is requested, but not required.  For those seeking full-time and internship positions, professional interview attire is expected and a copy of your resume will be collected at check-in.   Check ELCM's Job Search Guide to create or update your cover letter and resume. Click HERE to view registered employers.

Wednesday, November 5
Alumni Career Speaker Series - Webinar
Let LinkedIn Market Your Skills & Experience

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
You have an opportunity to let LinkedIn work for you 24/7!  Viveka Von Rosen, author of LinkedIn Marketing an Hour a Day, will provide exceptional strategies to help you maximize the free tools LinkedIn provides. To get started, visit http://alumnicareerservices.org/millersville/Events.aspx#tabs1
Co-sponsored with the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Alumni Association

Thursday, November 20th
Networking @ Noon
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., Bedford House
Join us  for Networking @ Noon to learn strategies for making professional connections, prepare yourself for job fairs, business mixers, and networking events, and even create your own personal networking plan.

Wednesday, December 3
Alumni Career Speaker Series - Webinar
Master the Art and Science of Interviewing

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Studies show the average job seeker will go through 16 interviews before getting a job offer!  Join John Kador, author of 301 Best Questions to ASK on Your Interview, to learn how you can maximize the opportunities you get.  You will walk away with a strategy that gives you more confidence and control of the interview process.To get started, visit http://alumnicareerservices.org/millersville/Events.aspx#tabs1
Co-sponsored with the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Alumni Association