The Office of Career Development & Service Learning
Career Development makes available to students the information and skills necessary for becoming more marketable and finding satisfying employment in the global job market. Career Development provides support and resources for students, faculty, staff and alumni through individual assistance and professional development programs. Facilitating workshops including but not limited to; Career Planning/Job Search, Resume and Cover Letter Development, Effective Interviewing, Mock Interviews, Workplace Protocol, Business Etiquette, and Networking.
The Service Learning portion of the office, formally established in 2012, seeks to establish and facilitate relationships with the community in order to foster experiential education, specifically service learning, which integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enhance the academic curriculum of the students, teach civic responsibility, encourage lifelong civic engagement, and strengthen communities for the common good.
Hours The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Margaret Cambron Director of Career Development & Service Learning 270-852-3302 firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our Passport to Success scheduled events this semester that will help you prepare for the wide world of life after college -- there are events dealing with job searches, interviewing, networking and business etiquette, plus we can always help with cover letters, resumes, interview skills, etc.
To help you get a feel for these events, see below for photos from previous Speed Mock Interviewing events and the Business Etiquette Luncheon.
Fall 2013 Events
Tuesday October 1st: Regional Career and Job Fair 1-4PM at the Sports Center
For part time jobs and internships. Great practice on working a career fair before you really need it. I can come into your class beforehand to talk about how to effectively work a career fair.
Tuesday October 22nd: Speed Mock Interview and Networking Event 5:30-7:30pm Rogers Hall
30 Business Leaders, 4 minute interviews, followed by Mocktail Networking Event
Each senior will be given the opportunity to sit down with 10-12 business professionals who will help participants perfect their interview skills, including everything from your hand shake and eye contact to presentation. This will help reduce anxiety and improve your overall interview skills. During the Mocktail Networking Event students will have the opportunity to speak with professionals in their field and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. RSVP and Interview Attire Mandatory!
Tuesday November 19th:Business Etiquette Dinner, 5:30-7:30 PM; Rogers Hall; “How to Avoid Social Embarrassment While Dining Out.”
The Business Etiquette Dinner will consist of a 4 course meal, and each student will learn the proper manners to be used at a business dinner, including conversation topics, how to handle difficult foods, and appropriate silverware and glassware use. RSVP: must make advanced reservations and Interview Attire Mandatory! Cost: $15 in advance.