Career Readiness Week - September 17-21, 2018

Career Readiness Week

Career Readiness Week - September 17-21, 2018

Learn the tools to be strategic and confident in the job and internship search and network with professionals who want to support your path to success. All UT Martin students are invited to participate and enjoy free food and drinks as well!

 

Space is limited; first come, first served seating. Printable Schedule

 

If you are unable to join us on-campus, check out our Zoom sessions!

Agenda

Monday, September 17

Market Yourself

 

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10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Build Your Brand: Networking & LinkedIn (workshop/snacks provided)

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Unlock Resume Writing Secrets (workshop/snacks provided)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Drop-in Resume & LinkedIn Review (workshop/snacks provided)

Tuesday, September 18

Search for a Job

 

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12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Create Your Own Gig (panel/heavy appetizers provided)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Develop Effective Job Search Strategies (workshop/snacks provided)

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Attend Career Fairs with Confidence (workshop/snacks provided)

Wednesday, September 19

Land a Job

 

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10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interview to Impress (workshop/snacks provided)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Unique Job Search Challenges and Career Equity (panel/heavy appetizers provided)

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Practice with Mock Interviews (registration required)

Thursday, September 20

Be Successful

 

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9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Understand Professional Attire and Etiquette (workshop/snacks provided)

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Negotiate Your Salary Offer (workshop/snacks provided)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Manage Your Personal Finances (workshop/snacks provided)

Friday, September 21

Free Headshot Friday

 

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9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Free Headshot Friday (drop-in/snacks provided)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free Headshot Friday (drop-in/snacks provided)

Monday's Events

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Establish Your Brand: Networking & LinkedIn (workshop/snacks provided)

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | 210 University Center

 

Your brand begins with your resume, continues when an employer Googles you and culminates when they interview you. What image does an employer or graduate school see when they “meet you” in each place? Attend this workshop for tips on networking and building a strong LinkedIn profile to enhance your brand.

 

Katie Mantooth, Assistant Director, Career Planning and Development

Unlock Resume Writing Secrets (workshop/snacks provided)

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Your resume is often an employer’s first impression and the tool that opens the door to an interview – or closes it. Attend this workshop for tips on building a modern resume that attracts the attention of today’s employer.

 

Katie Mantooth, Assistant Director, Career Planning and Development

Drop-In Resume and LinkedIn Review (snacks provided)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Drop in to have a CPAD staff member review your resume and/or LinkedIn profile. Bring a digital or paper copy of your resume.

Tuesday's Events

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Create Your Own Gig (Panel/Heavy Appetizers Provided)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | 229 University Center

 

Want to work for yourself? Attend this panel to learn best practices to starting your own business and hear from recent graduates who have found great success in starting their own gig.

 

Anita Allen Bell, Owner, Monograms and More

Landy Fuqua, Director, UT Martin Regional Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (REED) Center

John Sellers, Owner, Fernweh Fox and Martin Coffeehouse

Develop Effective Job Search Strategies (workshop/snacks provided)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Have you ever binge job-searched? Did you go online, search for jobs and forward 50 resumes – and then not hear back from anyone? Attend this workshop to learn effective job search strategies, learn about tools exclusively available to UT Martin students and develop an action plan for your job search.

 

Renard Miles, Interim Director, Career Planning and Development

Attend Career Fairs With Confidence (workshop/snacks provided)

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Career fair events are an efficient way to interact and network with numerous employers. However, the experience can also be intimidating without a strategy. Attend this workshop to learn how you should prepare and dress for career fairs as well as effective ways to interact and follow up with employers.

 

Renard Miles, Interim Director, Career Planning and Development

Josh Garrity, District Manager/West Tennessee, Fastenal

Wednesday's Events

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Interview to Impress (workshop/snacks provided)

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | 210 University Center

 

The interview is where you seal the deal and get the job. Inappropriate attire, incomplete answers to questions and being unprepared can deter your career goals. Attend this workshop to learn tips on navigating phone, video, in-person and panel interviews. Leave with an increased knowledge of effective interview strategies and tools to help you prepare for your next interview.

 

Melanie Young, Career Counselor, Career Planning and Development

Unique Job Search Challenges and Career Equity (panel/heavy appetizers provided)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | 229 University Center

 

While many of the elements of the job search are universal, there are some populations (LGBTQ, minorities, students with disabilities and women) who face unique challenges in the job search. Join us to hear from professionals who advocate for these individuals and share tips to navigate the job search successfully. Panelists will also address protections afforded to you in this process as well as salary negotiation tips.

 

Dr. Marti Herndon, AAUW Martin Branch President

Dr. Justin Martin, Assistant Professor, Sociology

Sara Rachels, Library Specialist – Cataloging, UT Martin Paul Meek Library

Chris Stephens, Juvenile Justice Family Service Worker, Department of Children’s Services

Practice With Mock Interviews (Registration Required)

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | 230 University Center

 

Register through Handshake to practice your interview skills with a professional.

Thursday's Events

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Understand Professional Attire & Etiquette (workshop/snacks provided)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | 210 University Center

 

Have you ever looked at a place setting and wondered, “Which fork do I use?” Are you confident that your attire will enhance your interview or do you wonder if it will be a distraction? Attend this session to sharpen your etiquette skills and identify the difference between business professional and business casual attire. Leave with the confidence that you know how to answer a phone or email inquiry professionally, introduce yourself and navigate a networking meal.

 

Katie Mantooth, Assistant Director, Career Planning and Development

Negotiate Your Salary (workshop/snacks provided)

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | 210 University Center

 

Why would you not ask for a better salary? Attend this session to learn practical methods for entering into salary negotiations in today’s job market.

 

Dr. Annie Jones, Career Counselor, Career Planning and Development

Manage Your Personal Finances (workshop/snacks provided)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. | 210 University Center

 

The average monthly student loan payment is $351. Then, there’s rent, gas money, groceries, clothing, insurance, cell phone bill…and the list goes on! Are you ready to manage your salary effectively? Attend this session to learn basic tips and strategies to manage your personal finances.

 

Elizabeth Pritchett, Director of Sales & Marketing, Center Point Business Solutions & Adjunct Instructor, University of Tennessee at Martin

Friday's Events

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Free Headshot Friday (drop-in/snacks provided)

9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Drop in during available hours, dressed in attire that aligns you with your field of interest. If you are unsure, business professional attire is ideal. Career Planning and Development will provide you with a free photo headshot that you can easily use on your LinkedIn profile.

 

Career Planning and Development Staff

Events

Fri.
Oct. 26

Free Headshot Friday
1:00 PM

Tue.
Oct. 30

Who am I & Where am I Going
11:00 AM

Tue.
Oct. 30

Begin The Career Journey: Building My Resume From Scratch
2:30 PM

Wed.
Oct. 31

Who Am I and Where Am I Going?
10:00 AM

Wed.
Oct. 31

Begin The Career Journey: Am I Heading In The Right Direction?
1:00 PM

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