Dates for OPCD Career Fairs, Networking Events, and More

Today’s Daily Deac features information from the Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD).  This could be worth passing on to your Deacs for their calendars.

— by Betsy Chapman
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Upcoming Career Fairs, Recruiting, Networking and Go to Market Opportunities

The Office of Personal and Career Development would like to share the following 2016-2017 opportunities for WFU students to learn about potential job/internship opportunities, meet with employers, and network with alumni! We encourage students who might have an interest in attending these to:

  • Purchase business attire while they are home on summer break;
  • Begin to research industries and organizations for which they have an interest;
  • Have their resume reviewed by a Career Coach as soon as they return to campus;
  • Update their Handshake profile to ensure they don’t miss important opportunities; and
  • RSVP for events via Handshake!

Career Fairs:

  • Fall Career Fair: Sept. 14, 2016, Noon-4 p.m., Benson 401
  • Graduate & Professional School Day: Nov. 3, 2016, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Benson 401
  • Spring Career Fair: Jan. 18, 2017, Noon-4 p.m., Benson 401
  • Health Professions Fair: March 30, 2017, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Benson 401

Networking Events:

  • Nonprofit Networking Night: Nov. 10, 2016, 6 p.m., Farrell Hall
  • STEM Slam: Feb. 8, 2017; Date, Time & On-Campus Location TBA
  • Creativity Slam: Feb. 15, 2017, Time & On-Campus Location TBA

Go to Market Opportunities/Career Treks:

  • New York City Career Trek (Fashion): Oct. 21, 2016
  • DC Career Trek (Government & Politics, Consulting, Art): Oct. 21, 2016
  • San Francisco Career Trek (Technology): Jan. 3-5, 2017
  • New York City Career Trek (Media & Communication, Public Relations, Sports Marketing): March 8-10, 2017

Career Education Events/Workshops (these are just a few of the upcoming events; students should monitor Handshake for events and to RSVP):

  • World of Finance: Aug. 31, 2016, 6 p.m., Broyhill Auditorium, Farrell A31
  • Senior Job Search Workshop: Sept. 7, 2016, 4 p.m., Greene 162
  • Career Fair Prep Walk-in Resume Reviews & Quick Questions: Sept. 13, 2016, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Reynolda 230
  • Marc Cosentino Case Interviewing Workshop: Sept. 20, 2016, 7 p.m., Farrell 349/351
  • Dining Etiquette Workshop: Oct. 13, 2016, 6 p.m., Magnolia Room
  • Internship Search Strategies: Nov. 2, 2016, 4 p.m., Location TBD

Students should stay attuned to Handshake and emails from OPCD for further details on these and other exciting events!


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