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Office of Career Development: Career Development Events

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Are you Career Ready?

For advice on how to get Career Ready, attend the Office of Career Development events each semester and make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with Tracy Armey at [419]783-2349 or tarmey@defiance.edu or Sally Bissell at [419]783-2366 or sbissell@defiance.edu. 

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Infographic Source:  the career center at the University of Miami

Office of Career Development Calendar

Schedule of Programs and Workshops

Please note: Registration for some programs and workshops may be required and should be made through the Office of Career Development by emailing careers@defiance.edu.

August

Internship Prep101: How to Succeed in Your Internship

Thursday, August 23, 2018 • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 8 pm

Friday, August 24, 2018 • 12 pm to 1:00 pm

Monday, August 27, 2018 • 11:00-12 noon

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 • 7:00 pm-8 pm

Serrick Center • Cultural Arts Center • Registration is required

Prepares students to enter into an internship by reviewing various topics from office dress codes and etiquette to familiarizing yourself with the company/organization and doing your research before you arrive the first day. Also, discusses how to get the most out of the internship opportunity.

September

Resume Prep for CareerFest          

            Tuesday, September 4, 2018 through Tuesday, September 25, 2018

            Pilgrim Library/Career Development Office 211/214

Assist students in creating and/or finalizing a resume for CareerFest one of Ohio's largest career fairs designed specifically for students attending any of The Ohio Foundation Independent College member colleges and universities. The upcoming career fair is on Friday, September 28, 2018 Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.  Please schedule your appointment today to meet with the Career Development staff.

Graduate and Professional School Fall

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 • 11:00 am to 1 pm

Serrick Campus Center • Lobby and Hubbard Banquet Room

Are you thinking about Graduate or Professional School after graduating with your undergraduate degree?  Then this Fair is for you and the time to start planning is NOW!  This Fair is designed for students of ALL majors and this includes Freshman – Seniors!  You will be able to talk with college/university representatives about the programs, the application process and much more.

CareerFest 2018- Sponsored by Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC)

Friday, September 28, 2018 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm • Registration is required

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

CareerFest is one of Ohio's largest career fairs designed for students of ALL majors and this includes Freshman – Seniors!  Students and alumni of OFIC member colleges and universities are admitted at no cost.  The Office of Career Development will be providing transportation and lunch to all students wishing to attend.  You are welcome to provide your own transportation, however, you will still need to register.  Defiance College students in the past have received internships and employment after graduation from this career fair.

November

Senior Success Seminar: What’s in Your Future after Defiance College!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 • 11 am – 1 pm • Registration is required

Serrick Campus Center • Lobby and Hubbard Banquet Room

All seniors are cordially invited to attend this seminar and finalize details for what’s next after graduation!  You will have the opportunity to have a professional LinkedIn picture taken, learn about DC Graduate programs, hear from employers about what to expect during your job search and interviewing, introduction to conducting a successful job search as well as review key job search tools available, final resume critiques, and talk with Financial Aid staff about your loan process.  The event will last the full two hours so please make arrangements with your instructors to attend and please dress professionally – No Jeans!  Lunch will be provided!

Corporate Conversations for Students – Sponsored by Collegiate EmployNet

Friday, November 16, 2018 • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm • Registration is required

Owens Community College, Perrysburg, OH

This event is specifically designed for students focusing on majors in Sport Management and includes Freshman – Seniors!  Learn about company culture, what employers look for in their talent search, and opportunities in organizations.   The Office of Career Development will be providing transportation and lunch to all students wishing to attend.  You are welcome to provide your own transportation, however, you will still need to register.  Professional Dress Required - No Jeans Please!

 

Print a copy of the Semester Schedule

For a "hard" copy of the schedule of Programs & Events for the Office of Career Development, just print the document provided below.