Career Services

Mastodon Career Calls

Mastodon Career Calls 2014

The Office of Career Services and the Office of Diversity and Multi-Cultural Affairs
will host free professional development webinars for Students, Graduate Students and Alumni on a variety of topics. Sponsored By:  

Getting the Most Out of a Professional Conference Resister
[January 16, 2014 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST]
Every conference is different and can sometimes be intimidating if you have never been. This webinar will aid you in preparation, managing your time wisely, who to talk to, what goals to make, and how to conclude your time at a conference.
[Presenter: Alison Rynearson, Academic Advisor, IPFW

“I Quit!” – How to Appropriately Leave a Job!  Register
[February 6, 2014 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST]
What do you do when you have 2 great offers on the table? What if someone calls you offering you a position you haven’t applied to? Or you are ready to leave a negative situation at work, how do you quit? Yes, believe it or not, there’s a right way to do this in order to not burn your bridges.
[Presenter: Dave Eng & DeAndre Green, HR, UPS

To Include or Not to Include? Sticky Situations & Your Resume  Register
[February 20, 2014 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST]

How do you appropriately write your job histories that are less than one year? What if you have no “relevant” experience? What if you were fired for reasons you don’t want to talk about, do you still list it? Employment gaps, anything older than 10 years, and bad experiences are the white elephant in the room. Let’s talk about it!
[Presenter: Jen Veatch, Recruiter, Parkview Health

What is Your Brand Name?  Register
[March 6, 2014 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST]
Do you have a brand name for yourself? What is your essence, how are you memorable, did you make an impact in any way? What 3 words come to mind when your name is said (how do you explain who you are in an elevator pitch)? These are important things to think about when you enter the workforce for the first time or are trying to stand out again after many years in the workforce. How will you be different from the person next to you and display your unique identity? Everyone has a unique brand whether they like it or not, but the key is how you manage it.
[Presenter: Jack Patton, Director of Marketing, IPFW

Marketing Your International Skills!  Register
March 18, 2014 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00
How do you talk about your study abroad trip? Funny personal stories are great for friends, but with a future employer, you must be able to articulate meaningful skills gained. Learn how you can use your study abroad or other international travel and learning experience in writing a resume and interviewing for internships, graduate school, or post-graduation employment. It is important to highlight the tangible skills you've learned in a language that will appeal to employers.
[Presenters: Lyndon Miller, Graduate Assistant / Career Services and Megan Underwood, Graduate Assistant / International Education]

Don’t Sweat It! Techniques on Calming Nerves During an Interview  Register
[April 16, 2014 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST]
How do you prepare for something when you do not know what will be asked? There are techniques to preparing for the unknown, what you can do to calm your nerves such as deep breathing and muscle relaxation, show confidence, and ultimately leave a great impression. We promise it is not as bad as you might think. This webinar will also discuss how to prepare yourself differently when interviewing with recruiters, headhunters, or hiring managers.

Starting Your Own Business: The Other Career Choice Register
[May 15 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST]
Have you thought about just going off on your own? There are plenty of opportunities and different options for self-employment (such as starting your own dream business, buying one, or a franchise). This webinar will explore the pros (flexibility, surpass previous income) and cons (greater risk of failure, cost of health insurance, greater need for self-discipline), risks involved, and the ultimate payoff from the perspective of a local entrepreneur. It will also give excellent resources to help you start on the right foot.
[Presenter: Jane Rich, Small Business Development Center]

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Questions about Mastodon Career Calls? Contact Ashley Calderon, calderoa@ipfw.edu