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Office of 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 or Sally Bissell at [419]783-2366 or 

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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


Internship Prep101: How to Succeed in Your Internship

Thursday, January 16, 2020 • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 8 pm

Friday, January 17, 2020 • 12 pm to 1:00 pm

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 • 7:00 pm to 8 pm

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 • 11:00 am-12 noon

Pilgrim Library Office of Career Development 214  • Registration is required

All students completing a Spring 2020 Internship for Academic credit are required to attend prior to beginning an internship! 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 experiential learning opportunity for your career readiness.


Prep for CareerFest           

Thursday, January 23, 2020 • 11:00 am to 12:00 noon

Monday, January 27, 2020 • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Pilgrim Library/Career Development Office 211/214

Prepare students for CareerFest! This is one of Ohio's largest career fairs designed specifically for students attending any of The Ohio Foundation Independent College member colleges and universities. The purpose of this workshop is to prepare students for the career fair to ensure success.  We will discuss how to research employers before the fair so students are prepared to speak with employers during the fair, proper dress, resumes (how many to take?), Tips to make the most of the fair, layout of fair/what happens and ensure transportation arrangements.  The upcoming career fair is on Friday, January 31, 2020 Ohio Expo Center and State Fair, Cardinal Hall, Columbus, OH.  Please schedule your appointment today to meet with the Career Development staff.



CareerFest 2020- Sponsored by Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC)

Friday, January 31, 2020 • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ohio Expo Center and State Fair, Cardinal Hall, Columbus, OH      Registration is required

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 jobs from this career fair.  All students attending the Fair will schedule a time to meet with Tracy or Sally to prepare for the event.  Register TODAY for the event by emailing!


Criminal Justice Night and Presentation

Monday, February 3, 2020 • 4:00pm – 6:00pm • Informational Fair and 6:30pm – 8pm • Presentation

Serrick Campus Center • Hubbard Banquet Room/Buchman Board Room

This informational fair is in its 22nd year and features criminal justice professional from all over the State of Ohio and parts of Michigan.  This year’s presentation-speaker is Sgt. Tomar Thomas, South Bend Police Department and Defiance College Criminal Justice graduate Class of 2001.    This event is for all criminal justice, digital forensic science, and forensic science majors. Co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice faculty and the Office of Career Development.


Criminal Justice Mock Interviews

February 20, 2019 • 8:00 am – 12 noon

Serrick Campus Center, Cultural Arts Center/Buchman Board Room

This event is an opportunity for Criminal Justice majors to be interviewed by Criminal Justice professionals followed by a critique of the interview. Co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice faculty and the Office of Career Development.


Mock Interviews for Education Majors

Monday, February 24, 2020 • 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm                  

Serrick Campus Center • Hubbard Banquet Room

Education majors completing their internship will participate in mock interviews and dinner with education professionals.  After the mock interview each intern will receive feedback from their interview.   Dinner will be provided after the mock interview event as a well as an opportunity for the interns to continue networking with education professionals.  Co-sponsored by the Education department and Office of Career Development.


2020 Education Expo

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Ohio Northern University • Registration is required

This job fair is sponsored by the Career Centers of seven private universities/colleges in northwest Ohio.  Education Expo provides an opportunity for teacher candidates to meet with recruiters from school districts around the country.  

Teacher Candidates

To participate in Education Expo, teacher candidates MUST: 

  1. be an alumna/us or a current student who will have graduated with a teacher licensure from one of the sponsoring universities/colleges at the bachelor, master or doctoral degree level 
  2. hold current education licensure by August 15, 2018
  3. be eligible to accept new employment for the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year
  4. have a resume approved by your college or university Career Center


The Office of Career Development is located in the Pilgrim Library office # 211/214 or email at

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