Career Week

Career Week

About Career Week

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, resume feedback, alumni networking, and more!

Refreshments are provided!  Attend events to be eligible for drawing to win one of FIVE fabulous prizes!

Monday, February 26

Internship Clinics
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
SMC, Robert L. Slabinski Atrium
If it seems challenging to know where to begin your internship search, this workshop is for you.  We will show you how easy it is to navigate the internship search process.  The workshop will cover:

  • Details on the eligibility requirements to seek internships for academic credits
  • Details on the process for seeking and securing an internship for credit
  • How to prepare for the internship search (resume and interviewing coaching)
  • What are the academic requirements once an internship is secured for academic credits

Bring your devices for an interactive session and get your questions answered. 

How to Build Your LinkedIn Profile
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SMC, Rm 118
Learn how to develop a LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed by recruiters.  We will show you how to navigate effectively through the complex world of making connections and to use LinkedIn for your internship and job search.  Learn about joining groups, posting, publishing, and other strategies that will make you pop as a candidate that recruiters will want to reach out to.  Details: Bring your computer and an electronic version of your resume and come prepared to work on your profile during the workshop.  Presented by Amanda Robinson, PHR, SHRM-SP - Field Talent Acquisition Manager, Flagger Force and Lancaster Society of Human Resource Mangement member.

Tuesday, February 27

Mastering Career Connection
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
SMC, Robert L. Slabinski Atrium
Learn more about MU's Job Database, Career Connection. Hear about the exciting features available to you, including resume and cover letter builders, job search functions, and career event notifications. Master how to use the system in order to identify and apply for part-time, full-time, volunteer, internship, and traineeship positions.

Bring your own devices for an interactive session!

Wednesday, February 28

The PA State Government Hiring Process
SMC, Rm 118
Are you interested in working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania?  Lean about the hiring process and the upcoming changes in applying for employment within the state.
Presented by Shelly Forte, Director of the Bureau of Talent Acquisition and Planning, Commonwealth of PA, State Civil Service Commission.
Insight To A Career In Wealth Management - It's Not What You Are Thinking!
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
SMC, Rm 118
Career Readiness Competency: Career Management
If you are looking for a job in an industry that fosters creativity and innovation where you can share your unique qualities, make a meaningful impact on people's lives and define your own career path then you should attend this session.  Hear from industry executives regarding various career and business opportunities that exist within the Wealth Management Industry.  As an industry we are seeking the energy and creativity of talented individuals to BE THE CHANGE that will shape our industry for the coming decades.
WIFS Philadelphia Tri-County Chapter Panelists: Sheila Bonitz, AIF, VP, Product Management & Investments Solutions, Brinker Capital; Carol E. Brian, Financial Advisor 1847 Financial; Jean A. Hemptel, CIMA, SVP, National Accounts Brinker Capital.

Thursday, March 1

Getting from College to Career with LINDSEY POLLAK
12noon -1:10pm
SMC, Reighard Multipurpose Room
Millersville University is proud to host Lindsey Pollak, leading millennial workplace expert.
What does it take to transition successfully from college to the real world? What common mistakes do new grads make when applying for jobs and when they arrive in the workplace? What does it really take to find and win the job of your dreams?

In this interactive, action-oriented keynote, New York Times best-selling author Lindsey Pollak shares the job search success secrets she’s learned from recruiters, young professionals and her own successful career. Students will leave this session with increased confidence and actionable strategies for building their personal brands, networking, interviewing and more.

Students will learn how to:

  • Avoid the biggest mistake in job hunting.
  • Build their brand online and offline.
  • Network like a pro (even if you think you hate networking).
  • Persist — without being a pest.

Making the Transition to Professional Success:
Practical Tips for Career Development
4 - 4:30pm       Reception with Alumni Panelists 
4:30 - 5:30pm  Panel Presentation
University Room, Bolger Conference Center 
The University Honors College will offer a panel discussion open to all students (undergraduate and graduate) on practical suggestions for making the transition to career success. A panel of alumni and professional mentors will share their experiences on how best to prepare and position oneself for finding a job, creating a resume, interviewing, and then advancing in a chosen career. Panel presentations will be followed by Q&A with the audience. Sponsored by The University Honors College Beideman Mentorship Initiative