Workshops and Programs

Fall 2017 Workshops and Programs

Please take a moment to explore all the career readiness programming brought to you by ELCM and its partners for the fall semester.

Thursday, September 14th
South George Street Block Party: FOOD, PRIZES & MUSIC
FREE FOR ALL MU STUDENTS!
11am-1pm

Stop by each house to learn about campus programs, experiences and learning opportunities that will boost your resume and help you achieve your academic, personal and professional goals.
Entrepreneurial Leadership Center-Adams House
Global Education-Cumberland House
Civic & Community Engagement- Huntingdon House
Experiential Learning & Career Management-Bedford House
Center for  Health Education & Promotion-Montour House
Office of Diversity & Social Justice-Washington House

Monday, September 18th
Resume Writing Workshop and Resume Review
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SMC, Room 118
Career Readiness Competencies: Career Management

Tim Purcell, Staffing Specialist with The Performance Group – Lancaster (and Millersville Alum, May 2015) will share tips on how to write or transform your resume to make a lasting impression and separating yourself from the candidate pool.  At 6:00 pm human resource professionals will be available for one-on-one resume critiques.  Please bring at least two copies of your resume.  You do not have to attend both the workshop and resume review but it is highly recommended.   Sponsored by the Lancaster Society of Human Resource Management (LSHRM).

Wednesday, September 27th
All Things Money
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
SMC Slabinski Auditorium

Stop by and visit the ELCM table at this financial fair designed for students to gather information and ask questions about everything related to money and finances.  Enjoy pizza and improve your financial literacy. Sponsored by PSECU

Thursday, October 26th
Graduate School Success (after Graduate School Fair)

3:30 p.m.
Student Memorial Center, Room 18 (Lower Level)

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about essential tips for graduate school success and the application process from Don Martin, Ph.D., author of Graduate School Road Map. Dr. Martin is 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 more information, visit www.gradschoolroadmap.com.

Saturday, November 11th
College to Career Conference 
8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  
Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg PA 
Career Readiness Competencies: Career Management

Are you prepared for your transition from being an undergraduate student to life as a graduate of MU?  This one-day conference will teach you how to prepare your own finances, network effectively, search for jobs strategically, and evaluate job offers and benefit packages and much more!!

Register : College to Career Conference
Registration Fee $10
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday October 27, 2017
ELCM Will Provide Limited Transportation

Co-sponsored  by Mansfield University, Lock Haven University, East Stroudsburg University, Lycoming College, Penn State Harrisburg and Cedar Crest College.

Fall 2017 Skill Development Sessions (SMC 118)

During these interactive sessions, students will learn about the eight career-readiness competencies necessary for workplace success. Participation in these workshops is required for students participating in the MU-SCORE Workforce Traineeship Program. The majority of these sessions are also open (unless otherwise noted) and available to all students interested in learning more about and refining their career-readiness skills. 

Skill Development Sessions – Common Hour, in SMC 118 (note: Oct. 17th will be at the Job & Internship Fair in SMC Marauder Courts)

Thursday, September 7Pre Service Orientation/Professionalism/Productivity (1 hr)

Thursday, September 21 - Creativity/Problem Solving (1 hr)

Thursday, October 5 - Oral/Written Communications (1 hr)

Tuesday, October 17Career Management (1 hr)

Thursday, October 19 - Teamwork/Interpersonal (1 hr) 

Thursday, November 2 - Digital Technology (1 hr)

Thursday, November 16 - Leadership (1 hr) This session is only open to student trainees

Thursday, November 30 - Global/Intercultural Fluency (1 hr)

Thursday, December 7th - Student Celebration/Wrap Up/Lessons Learned This session is only open to student trainees

More details about topics and outcomes for each session:

  • In the Professionalism/Productivity Workshop, students will reflect on their current experiences and assess themselves in each of the competency areas. They will write a note to self and develop 3 short-term and long-term goals to accomplish by the end of the semester.
  • During the Creativity/Problem Solving Workshop, students will learn about the importance of creativity and finding solutions to workplace issues. They will participate in a large-group simulation to develop a plan for addressing common issues that a struggling company is facing.
  • During the Oral/Written Communications session, students will develop 30-second elevator pitches in preparation for meeting employers at Millersville University’s Job and Internship Fair. Experienced Human Resources professionals will also share advice for making good professional impressions at Job Fairs and other networking events.
  • During the Teamwork/Interpersonal Workshop, students will participate in a conflict-resolution team-building activity.
  • In preparation for the Digital Technology workshop, students will conduct research on a chosen social media platform and explore how this information connects to their current experiences and future careers. Students will also have the opportunity to either create or update their LinkedIn Profile.
  • At the Leadership Workshop, students will learn more about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment and understand their preferences in how they perceive the world and make decisions. They will learn how their MBTI type affects their career exploration and preferred work tasks and environments. This session is only open to student trainees. 
  • During the Global/Intercultural Fluency workshop, students will hear more about the 3 keys to cultural competence and participate in activities to help build cultural complexity, empathy, and curiosity.
  • During the final session, students will reflect on their semester journey and revisit their assessments of their professional competencies. They will also review their notes to self and evaluate their progress towards achieving the short-term and long-term goals they identified at the beginning of the semester. This session is only open to student trainees.