“Preparing for the World of Work” Events
Immaculata University is hosting a week of events focused on preparing undergraduate students for the world of work. Sponsored by the Office of Career Development and the Pathways to Success Center, a variety of workshops will be offered from November 26 to 30, designed to help students choose a career, prepare job application materials, and develop appropriate interpersonal skills. These events are free and open to the public.
Schedule of Events:
Do What You Are! Introduction to Career Inventories
Tuesday, November 27, 4:30–6 p.m. in Good Counsel Hall 31
This interactive session takes students on a journey of exploration, introducing them to what career inventories are and how they can be used in making difficult decisions regarding selecting a career path, choosing academic majors, finding jobs, and developing a sense of purpose.
The Art of Connecting: Résumés & Portfolios
Wednesday, November 28, 3–4:30 p.m. in Terrace Rotunda, Villa Maria Hall
This demonstration and discussion teaches students the basics of preparing a polished résumé and career portfolio. Online career portfolios have become very popular over the past few years, and they can help bring your resume to life. Students will not only learn about free portfolio tools available to them, but will also be guided through the creation process.
Interpersonal & Soft Skills
Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 p.m. in Terrace Rotunda, Villa Maria Hall
Pat Troy-Brooks, a workforce expert, author, speaker, and consultant from Advanced Staffing, will be speaking about the importance of interpersonal and soft skills in obtaining and keeping a job. Students can enter their names for a chance to win a prize.
Budgeting in College: Spend Wisely
Thursday, November 29, 2–3:30 p.m. in Terrace Rotunda, Villa Maria Hall
Brian Petersen from the Office of Financial Aid will be talking about ways students can budget in college and position themselves for financial success after college.
Creating Your Online Presence
Thursday, November 29, 6–7:30 p.m. in the Terrace Rotunda
Donna Serdula, a social media expert, will talk about the importance of appropriately creating and maintaining your presence online.
Professional Attire Basics: Dress Up Your Wardrobe on a Budget!
Friday, November 30, 12–1 p.m. in the Terrace Rotunda, Villa Maria Hall
Find out from Immaculata fashion students how you can be fashion forward with your business clothes without breaking the bank, and still looking professional!
In addition to these events, Career Development staff will be available at certain times during the week in Nazareth Hall’s terrace level to offer additional information about the events, provide free coffee and snacks, and schedule individual appointments.
Wake Up to the World of Work
Monday and Tuesday, November 26 and 27, 7:45–9:45 a.m.
Jump Start Your Journey
Wednesday and Thursday, November 28 and 29, 11:30 am.–1 p.m.