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.

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

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.