Workshops and Programs

Spring 2018 Workshops and Programs

Tuesday, February 20
Central Pennsylvania Employment Consortium (CPEC) Job & Internship Fair
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill PA
CPEC is a consortium of 16 south central PA College and Universities and nine business/corporate members whose mission is to provide quality career services to students and alumni through a pulling of resources and the expertise of our members.   As a member of CPEC, MU students can meet with employers from a wide variety of businesses and fields who are seeking to fill full-time and internship positions at no cost.  Visit the CPEC website click on Candidate Info for Fair to see the Employer list and learn how you can prepare for the fair.     
Limited transportation will be provided by ELCM.  Contact ELCM at careers@millersville.edu or 717-871-7655 if you have any questions or want to reserve your seat on the van.

Monday, February 26
Internship Clinic
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
SMC Robert L. Slabinski Atrium
Career Readiness Competency: Career Management
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.  Bring your devices for an interactive session and get your questions answered. 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

How to Build Your LinkedIn Profile
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SMC, Room 118
Career Readiness Competency: Career Management
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 Management member.

Wednesday, February 28 
The PA State Government Hiring Process

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
SMC, RM 118  

Career Readiness Competency: Career Management
Are you interested in working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania?  Learn about the new 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.

Wednesday, February 28 
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 1847Financial; Jean A. Hemptel, CIMA, SVP, National Accounts Brinker Capital.

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

 

Spring 2018 Skill Development Sessions

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 (unless otherwise noted) are also open and available to all students interested in learning more about and refining their career-readiness skills.  

Skill Development Sessions – Common Hour, in SMC 118 (unless other noted)

Thursday, January 25 –Pre Service Orientation/Professionalism/Productivity (1 hr) 

Thursday, February 8 - Creativity/Problem Solving (1 hr)

Thursday, February 22 - Oral/Written Communications (1 hr)

Thursday, March 1 –Presentation from Lindsey Pollack: Getting from College to Career(1 hr), SMC Multipurpose Room

Thursday, March 22 - Digital/Technology (1 hr)

Tuesday, March 27 -  Leadership (1 hr)

Thursday, April 5 - Career Management (1 hr) This session is only open to traineeship students

Thursday, April 19 - Global/Intercultural Fluency (1 hr)

Thursday, May 3Student Celebration/Wrap Up/Lessons Learned This session is only open to traineeship students

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.
  • 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 Career Management 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 traineeship students.
  • 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 traineeship students. 

Spring Internsip Clinics

Experiential Learning & Career Management hosts internship clinics introducing students to the credit-bearing internship program.  The internship clinics will provide students:

  • 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 all of your questions answered.  It may seem challenging to know where to begin and one of our internship clinics will show you how easy it is to navigate the internship search process!

When? 
Tuesday, January 30th @ noon - SMC Room 113
Tuesday, February 13th @ noon - SMC Atrium
Monday, February 26th @ noon (kicking off Career Week!!)
Wednesday, March 7th @ noon
Tuesday, March 20th @ noon
Wednesday, March 21st @ noon
Wednesday, April 4th @ noon
Tuesday, April 10th @ noon
Tueday, April 24h @ noon

Where? 
Student Memorial Center (SMC) Robert L. Slabinski Atrium except for January 30th.  January 30 is in SMC Room 113