Career Week

Career Week

About Career Week 2013

To help students focus on their career plan and discover job opportunities in their field, the office of Experiential Learning and Career Management at Millersville University hosts an Annual Career Week. The activities and workshops include interviewing tips, internship and job opportunities, dining etiquette, alumni networking and more.

Monday, October 21

Social Media and the Job Search
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
ELCM Office, Third Floor, Lyle Hall
Social media plays a critical role in the job search process.  Make sure you understand and can fully use these tools to build a professional online presence, research employers, locate jobs and connect with professionals in your field.  You will receive hands on instruction and feedback from a financial services recruitment professional.   This event is BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to follow along with the presenter and review your own social media profile. Pre-registration is suggested, but not required. To register login to your MU Career Connection account.
Presented by Joanna Cole, Director of Campus Selection, Northwestern Mutual
Prize Drawing for "Job Searching and Social Media for Dummies" book by Joshua Waldman sponsored by ELCM

Hands On: LinkedIn Profile Reviews
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
ELCM Office, Third Floor Lyle Hall
No appointment necessary, first come, first served. Meet individually with ELCM staff to build, review and critique your professional profile on LinkedIn.  

Build a Winning Resume
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
MPR, SMC
This presentation is back by popular demand!  Your resume is your first and only chance to make a positive impression on a prospective employer.  Learn how to improve your résumé for maximum impace and effectiveness. While you listen to the presentation, Human Resource professionals from LCAHRM will "scrub" and "polish" your résumé.  After the presentation concludes, you will receive one-on-one feedback from a HR professional.  Please bring TWO copies of your updated résumé with your cell phone number included.
Presented by Jim Clontz, Vice President, Career Concepts, Inc.
Résumé Scrubbing Service provided on-site by the Lancaster County Association of Human Resource Management (LCAHRM)
Free Flash Drives to the first 50 Participants

Tuesday, October 22

Researching Companies  
12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Room 118, SMC
Before you go on a job interview or attend a career fair, it's important to find out as much as you can about the company.  Find out how to use the Internet and social media to discover information that will prepare you to answer interview questions and find out whether the company is a good fit for you. 
Prize Drawing for "What Color is Your Parachute" book by Richard Bolles, sponsored by ELCM

Hands On: Company Research
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
ELCM Office, Third Floor, Lyle Hall
No appointment necessary. First come, first-served. Meet individually with ELCM staff to  research companies and employers attending the job and internship fair. 

The Interview - Before, During and After   
5:30 - 7:00 pm
MPR, SMC
The interview is one of the most important components of the job search process.  This is your opportunity to show the employer that you have the skills, background, and ability to do the job and that you can successfully fit into the organization and its culture.   Learn how to prepare, what to say, what NOT to say and how to best represent yourself during the interview process in order to improve your chances of receiving a job offer. 
Panel discussion with Human Resource Recruiters, Jen Strobel ‘95, Flagger Force, and Julia Hershey ‘12, TriStarr Staffing
Prize Drawing for "What Color is Your Parachute" book by Richard Bolles, sponsored by ELCM

Wednesday, October 23

How to Find a Federal Job
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Room 118, SMC
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.  Learn the differences between traditional and federal resumes.
Presented by Jeff Hanks, Employment Readiness Manager, US Army, and certified Federal Job Search Trainer and Facilitator.

Hands On: Resume Reviews
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ELCM Office, Third Floor, Lyle Hall
No appointment necessary, first come, first served.  Please bring an updated résumé for ELCM staff to review and critique. 

Dress for Success Workshop
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
SMC, MPR
 
Do you know what to wear for your first interview or are you an example of what NOT to wear? 

Dining in Professional Style - Etiquette Dinner
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Lehr Room, Bolger Conference Center, Gordonier
Do you know which fork to use first?  Learn important etiquette tips for how to present yourself professionally when attending a formal business dinner. All attendees will learn basic reception and dining etiquette over a 5 course meal. Registration is limited to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.  This event fills quickly!  To register login to your MU Career Connection account.
Prize drawing for $100 gift certificate, sponsored by UFinancial, a Mass Mutual company.

Thursday, October 24

Graduate School Fair
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SMC, MPR
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.
Free Millersville University grocery tote bags to the first 100 participants

Hands On: Resume Reviews
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
ELCM Office, Third Floor, Lyle Hall
No appointment necessary, first come, first served.  Please bring an updated résumé for ELCM staff to review and critique.

Friday, October 25

Hands On: Resume Reviews
11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
ELCM Office, Third Floor, Lyle Hall
No appointment necessary, first come, first served.  Please bring an updated résumé for ELCM staff to review and critique.

October 29 and 31 - Job Fair Events

Tuesday, October 29
Job Fair Success 101 
5:30 - 7:00 pm
SMC, MPR
Walking into a career fair may seem daunting, but you will increase your confidence and be more successful with effective preparation and communication.  This session will help you research companies, sharpen your "elevator pitch" and develop strategies for getting the most benefit from your job fair experience.  ELCM will be distributing copies of the Job Fair Guide in advance of the fair.  Click HERE to view registered employers.

Thursday, October 31
Fall Job and Internship Fair
10:30 am to 3:00 pm
SMC, Marauder Court
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.   Click HERE to view registered employers. To pre-register, login to your MU Career Connection account.
Free Millersville University grocery tote bags to the first 100 participants