4yr Career Plan Events

4yr Career Plan Events

Spring 2014 Four Year Career Plan Events

February                   March                         April                            May

Wednesday, February 5
Alumni Career Speaker Series
Webinar: Career Exploration
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Richard Bolles is the author of the seminal book, What's Color Is Your Parachute?, A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career Changers, and reminds us of the importance of taking ownership of our careers and changing our behaviors in order to achieve our career goals. Think about the time we invest in our hobbies, sports, entertainment and extracurricular activities and then think about the time contemplating and executing a career plan. Richard will remind us of the importance of making career management a part of our every day activity.
Co-sponsored with the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Alumni Association

  
Monday, February 10
Build a Winning Résumé Workshop and Scrub
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
SMC, Room 24

This presentation is back by popular demand!  While you listen to the presentation, Human Resource professionals from Lancaster SHRM will "scrub" and "polish" your résumé.  After the presentation concludes, you will receive one-on-one feedback from a HR professional to improve your résumé for maximum impact and effectiveness.  Please bring an updated résumé with your cell phone number included in your contact section.

Presented by Jim Clontz, Vice President, Career Concepts, Inc.
Résumé Scrubbing Service provided on-site by the Lancaster Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

 
Tuesday, February 11
Volunteer Networking
11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
SMC, MPR
Experiential Learning and Career Management (ELCM) will host Volunteer Networking on February 11 at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Memorial Center. Volunteer Networking is an exciting new way to get connected with volunteer opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to ask representatives from various agencies about volunteer opportunities with their organization. Students are invited to attend and speak to volunteer coordinators from various agencies in the fields of social services, children services, management, education and healthcare.


Wednesday, February 12
Exploring ELCM Career Resources
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
SMC, Room 118

This presentation is designed to familiarize you with the variety of web resources available on ELCM's Career Services web site, including our online job database, CareerConnection.  Learn how to navigate your way through the wealth of information that is only a click away.


Monday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 18
Graduation Festival
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
University Store Lobby
Stop by our table to find out how to use CareerConnection, our online job database, to find permanent employment after graduation.  Hundreds of employers post their open positions on CareerConnection and you can submit your credentials directly to them using this important tool.  Talk with our staff members about ELCM services available to you as a student and as an alum.
Sponsored by the University Store


Tuesday, February 18
Job & Internship Fair, sponsored by Central Pennsylvania Employment Consortium (CPEC) 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, Camp Hill, PA

NOTICE: Due to the Inclement Weather forcasted for tonight the bus transportation will be leaving the SMC at 10:00 am and will leave the Job Fair at 2:00pm to return to Millersville University.

Wednesday, February 19
Millersville University Graduate Admissions Information Session
12 noon - 1:30 p.m. 
Lyle Hall, First Floor, Parlor

Did you know that Millersville has 25 different master's degree programs and a variety of graduate level certifications? Attend this information session to talk to current Millersville graduate students, meet the Graduate Dean and Admissions Director, and learn about financial aid options.
Sponsored by the College of Graduate and Professional Studies

Monday, February 24
Mock Interviews
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Lyle Hall, Third Floor

Human Resource professionals from Lancaster SHRM will conduct 15 minute "mock" interviews for students who want to practice their skills in a no-risk, educational setting. After the interview concludes, you will receive one-on-one feedback from a HR professional to improve your interview performance for maximum impact and effectiveness. Call ELCM to schedule an interview 717-872-3774.
Interview feedback provided on-site by the Lancaster Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Thursday, February 27
Networking @ Noon
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Huntington House

At this workshop, students will have the opportunity 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.

Thursday, February 27
Earning and Financing Your Graduate Degree
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
SMC, Room 18

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.


Tuesday, March 4
Financial Literacy: Living Expenses
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SMC, MPR

Gain an appreciation of the financial topics you need to consider and understand as you prepare to move off campus. Gain insight into the often overwhelming tasks associated with renting your first apartment.  Topics include paying bills, sharing expenses with roommates, creating budgets for individual and shared expenses, and prioritizing necessary maintenance and living expenses versus luxury items.  Additionally, you will be provided with important tips for responsibly building credit while preventing possible damage to future credit worthiness.
Presented by Sarah Walter, PSECU


Tuesday, March 4
Chalk to Chalkboard - Mock Interviews for Student Teachers/Education Majors
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Manor Middle School, 2950 Charlestown Rd, Lancaster
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 for crafting 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.


Tuesday, March 4
Resume/Cover Letter Panel of Experts
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Hash, Room 212

Learn strategies for making professional connections, prepare yourself for job fairs and business mixers, get tips and best practices for cover letters and resumes.  Take advantage of the opportunity to have your materials looked over by an expert and network with follow pre-professional students.
Co-sponsored by Public Relations Student Society of America


Wednesday, March, 5
Financial Literacy: Creating your Spending Plan
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SMC, 118

This presentation will empower graduating seniors who are preparing to live on their own.  Learn key financial terms and topics that will assist you as you navigate the "real world."  Topic areas include setting financial goals, establishing priorities and creating a spending plan, strategies for saving and cutting expenses, as well as planning for unanticipated and unexpected costs of living independently. Get important tips for responsibly building credit while preventing possible damage to future credit worthiness. Presented by Sara Walter, PSECU


Wednesday, March 5
Alumni Career Speaker Series
Webinar: Networking
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Dr. Ivan Misner is the founder and chairman of BNI, the world's largest business networking organization with over 6,200 chapters around the world. He is also an author of numerous networking books, including his latest number one best seller called, Business Networking and Sex (not what you think!) Dr. Misner will remind us that "people do business with people!" and, according to most studies, 80 percent of us get jobs through our personal networks.  Join us as Dr. Misner shares proven tips, strategies, and techniques that will enable you to build a powerful personal network which will help you get a job! To get started, visit http://expertwebinarseries.com/millersvillealumni/Home.aspx  Co-sponsored with the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Alumni Association 


Thursday, March 6
Value Card Sort
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SMC, Room 118

During this session, begin the journey of discovering what you value, what you love to do and how it can all come together for you to make a living doing what you love! Explore your interests and strengths by participating in this workshop.


Tuesday, March 11
Chalk to Chalkboard - Mock Interviews for Student Teachers/Education Majors
4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Lyle Hall, Third Floor
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 for crafting 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.


Wednesday, March 12
Job Fair: Sponsored by
PA Career Link
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Liberty Place
1016 N. Charlotte St.
Lancaster, PA 17603

This is another opportunity to meet employers and explore job opportunities. You do not need to register for this event. ELCM has partnered with PA Career Link to promote their workshops and resources to Millersville students and alumni. Visit their webpage for a list of their free workshops for job seekers: http://www.jobs4lancaster.com/programs/job-seeker-services/workshops

Wednesday, March 12
Carnival of Majors
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SMC, Multi-Purpose Room

Explore academic major options at Millersville.  Speak with faculty and staff from academic departments, collect information and view projects, videos and other presentations.  This event is a must-do for students who are Exploratory, considering a change of major, exploring a minor or investigating career options in specific majors.  Stop by the ELCM table to learn about all of our major and career exploration resources and tools.  Sponsored by the Department of Academic and Student Development


Thursday, March 20
Teacher Recruitment Day (TRD) Consortium Job Fair
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
SMC Marauder Courts

Millersville education majors and alumni are welcome to join us for this 29th annual event that typically draws 60+ school districts and educational employers from the Mid-Atlantic region.  For more information, click HERE to access the TRD web site.

Monday, March 24 -28
Online Internship Fair, sponsored by Campus Philly Careers

Don't have the time to attend an on-campus job fair?  This week-long virtual event provides an easy and free way for employers and students to meet their internship match. Campus Philly Careers is the place to connect university students and recent graduates with rewarding career opportunities in the Greater Philadelphia region. Create your profile, upload your résumé search for internships and apply directly online. Campus Philly Careers and the Online Internship Fair are free and exclusively for current students at Campus Philly Partner Schools (including Millersville University). Log-in to http://campusphilly.org/careers to get started.

Tuesday, March 25
Demystifying the Federal Employment Job Search
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. 
SMC 118

Maximize your employability when applying for federal jobs.  Learn the secrets in identifying hiring agencies, how to effectively develop a network, and the steps to successfully apply for jobs.  In addition, learn the differences between traditional and federal resumes.  Presented by Jeffrey Hanks, Employment Readiness Manager, US Army, and certified Federal Job Search Trainer and Facilitator


Wednesday, March 26
5:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
SMC, 118

An Introduction to Careers in PA Government

This program will provide an overview of the application, testing and hiring process for landing a civil service job. The workshop will also highlight the vast variety of jobs that exist within state government and various positions of interest to prospective and recent graduates.
Presented by Heather Jannetta, PA State Service Commission

Thursday,March 27th
Networking @ Noon - **SPECIAL FOCUS ON ELEVATOR PITCHES FOR JOB FAIR!**
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Huntington House

At this special edition of Networking @ Noon, students will have the opportunity to learn strategies for making professional connections and get prepared for the April 3rd job fair. Come to learn how to create a personal marketing plan and 30 second elevator pitch!

Thursday, March 27
Careers in Public Service Forum
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
SMC, Room 24
Are you considering a public service career in local or state government?  Find out from public administration experts on how to train or prepare for career success in public administration, advice on entering the job market, and the skills and experiences needed by the next generation of public service leaders.
American Society for Public Administration panel experts include Nolan Ritchie, PennDOT Innovations Officer; Marita Kelley, Local Government Policy Specialist; Charles Gable, Brookville Borough Manager; and Robert Morrison, Principal, Creative Technology and Management Services.

Monday, March 31
Resume Dr.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SMC, Table by Juice Bar

Meet with ELCM staff for your final resume check-up before you speak with employers at the  Job & Internship Fair on April 3, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. SMC Marauder Court.

Wednesday, April 2

Marauder Mixer
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Jay Group
700 Indian Springs Drive, Lancaster, PA

Consistently one of PA's Best Places to Work, The Jay Group offers clients integrated marketing, fulfillment and contact center services.  Meet managers from The Jay Group, network with young alumni and alumni employers, enjoy light refreshments, and take a brief guided tour of their state of the art facility.   Call ELCM at 872-3774 to register.  Transportation is available. 
Co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Alumni Association


Wednesday, April 2
Alumni Career Speaker Series
Webinar: Leadership
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Al Duncan is the author of the book ALL Fired Up! As a former corporate trainer, Al knows in today's competitive job market you have to continually adapt, learn, and shift.  Vince Lombardi, the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers once said, "Leaders are made, not born." You have natural leadership talent you can draw on and use in your personal life as well as in your career.
To get started, visit http://expertwebinarseries.com/millersvillealumni/Home.aspx
Co-sponsored with the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Alumni Association

Thursday, April 3
Job and Internship Fair
10:30 am- 2:30 pm
SMC, Marauder Court

Find full-time employment, part-time jobs, summer and internship postions. CLICK HERE for a full list of registered employers, updated weekly. 
Click HERE to access the JOB and INTERNSHIP FAIR GUIDEBOOK.


 Saturday, April 5
Into the Streets
8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Various Locations throughout Lancaster

If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer in the Lancaster community, don't miss this event! Over 100 volunteers will hit the streets of Lancaster to complete projects ranging from working in community gardens to visiting local retirement communities. T-shirts, refreshments and transportation will be provided. Please register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/57FN65T  by March 10, 2014 to reserve your place on the bus.

Wednesday, April 9
Build Your Brand. Build Your Career.
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
SMC, MPR

Do you know how Facebook and Twitter can hurt or help your job search? Do you have a LinkedIn account?  Learn about using social media to succeed with your job search and professonal career.  This event is B.Y.O.D. Bring your own device (iPad, laptop, smartphone) to access your social media accounts.  Free stylus pens (for your electronic device) will be given out to the first 50 participants.
Presented by Daron Pressley, Black Enterprise Writer

Wednesday, May 7
Alumni Career Speaker Series
Webinar: Twitter
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Susan Whitcomb is the author of numerous books including, The Twitter Job Search Guide, and 30-Day JOB PROMOTION. Only 10 years ago, all you needed to look for a job was a phone, classified ads, and a personal network. Today, you need to have an online presence that includes a complete LinkedIn profile, Facebook page, blog, and knowledge about how to use Twitter for fast breaking, niche job opportunities. You've heard the old adage, "The early bird gets the worm!" No pun intended, but with Twitter, you have a chance to find jobs before they reach the mainstream.  Susan will show you tips, tricks and strategies that will help you not only develop your online presence, but prepare you to find the job you want, faster with less effort!  To get started, visit http://expertwebinarseries.com/millersvillealumni/Home.aspx
Co-sponsored with the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Alumni Association