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Career Services Events

September

Senior Transitions 

Sep 8-11
Choose One:
Mon Sep 8 3-4 p.m. Bowman 101
Mon Sep 8 4-5 p.m. Bowman 101
Tue Sep 9 7-8 p.m. McKinney 337 – space limited
Tue Sep 9 8-9 p.m. McKinney 337 – space limited
Wed Sep 10 3-4 p.m. Bowman 101
Wed Sep 10 4–5 p.m. Bowman 101
Thu Sep 11 9:30-10:20 a.m. Bowman 101
Thu Sep 11 7-8 p.m. McKinney 337 – space limited
Thu Sep 11 8-9 p.m. McKinney 337 – space limited

Seniors: Mandatory Attendance.
Senior year is a pivotal time for transitioning from college to the professional world. This important meeting provides valuable information to make sure you are ready for life after graduation.

Deciding on a Major or Career? Let Us Help.
Tue Sep 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Bowman 103
Wondering if you are making the right career choice? Learn how to use BC and community resources to find the career path that is right for you.

Deciding on a Major or Career? Take the COPS Test.
Career Services Conference Room, Flory 14 (lower level)
Tue Sep 16, Wed Sep 17, Thu Sep 18, 4-5 p.m. (Choose One Session)
The COPS test is a great way to analyze your interests and see how to turn them into a major or career. Take the test and talk to the career services specialist about what the test says about you. Get immediate results.

Convo: Amir Windom – Personal Branding to Achieve Your Dream
Tues Sep 16, 7:30 p.m. Cole Hall

Seminary and Theological Grad School Virtual Fair
Wed September 17
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Planning to apply to Seminary or Theological Graduate School? This virtual fair will allow you to have your admissions questions answered by representatives from multiple graduate institutions during this live event. REGISTER for FREE at CareerEco.com/Events/Seminary.

Ice Cream Social
Thu Sep 18, 2-4 p.m. Flory Lower Level
Meet the staff in career services, international education and sustainability.
Come in the main entrance of Flory Hall and hang a right down the stairs. Enjoy ice cream, toppings and getting to know the staff.

Stratford University Falls Church Career Fair
Thurs September 18
5-7 p.m., Falls Church, VA
Connect to local and national employers with potential employees. An opportunity to learn more about specific industries, careers, and organizations and to talk to a company representative. Professional business attire and resumes required. Register at wwww.fccareerfair.eventbrite.com.

Grad School Day Tuesday, Sep 23

Convo: Grad School Panel
Tue Sep 23 9:30 a.m. Cole Hall
Northern Shenandoah Valley Consortium Graduate and Professional School Fair
Tue Sept 23 4–7 pm JMU Festival Ballroom – Free Shuttle
The NSVC offers an opportunity to talk with representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities about their graduate programs. Discuss pre-requisites, application process, successful graduate candidates, and your dreams and goals. www.jmu.edu/cap/fair/grad.shtml

University of Virginia Grad Fair
Wed Sep 24, Noon-4 p.m., Newcomb Hall, UVA
The UVA Graduate Fair offers an opportunity to talk with representatives from many colleges and universities about their graduate programs. Discuss pre-requisites, application processes, successful graduate candidates, and your dreams and goals. www.career.virginia.edu/students/events/pgsf.php. Free shuttle may be provided based on student interest.

Getting Into the Graduate Program of Your Choice
Thu Sep 25, 9:30-10:20 a.m., Bowman 103 
Thu Sep 25, 4-5 p.m., Career Services Conference Room (Flory 14)
Are you planning to go to graduate school at any point? In a competitive world, it’s important to know how to demonstrate your unique qualifications that put you at the top of the list. Learn how to select your school, apply and write a great personal statement.

Free Kaplan GRE Test Drive at BC
Sat Sep 27 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The GRE practice test is a great idea if you are planning to go to graduate school. Take the FREE Kaplan Test Drive and get prepared. Contact career services for registration. If you have questions, contact Jason Riner at jason.riner@kaplan.com.

The “Resume Doctor Is IN”
Mon Sep 29 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., KCC Lounge
Look for the resume doctor during lunchtime. Bring your resume by for an examination. Will your resume walk away with a clean bill of health or will it need emergency surgery?

Convo for Juniors
Tue Sep 30, 9:30 a.m., Carter Center
Juniors – get your resume in great shape for internships, jobs and grad school. The first thing an employer or grad school rep sees is your resume. Does your resume sizzle? Does it demonstrate your value? Do you know how to present yourself on paper to your best advantage?

Build-A-Resume Workshop
Tue Sep 30, 4-6 p.m., Bowman 24 Computer Lab
Attend this workshop if you are starting from scratch or have a resume that needs some work. By the end of this workshop, you will have a great resume to get you that job, internship or entrance to grad school. Bring a completed “Resume Worksheet” with you. Call career services at 5357 for more information and to reserve your spot.  

October

Nationwide Virtual Career Fair for Jobs and Internships
Wed Oct 1, 1-4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Get great information on companies who need your skills by meeting live recruiters online who want to know about you. Go to www.chattyjob.com to register.

For Future Teachers –Teacher Placement Meetings (attend one meeting)
Wed Oct 1, 4 – 4:30 p.m. Career Services Conference Room, Flory 14 (lower level)
Thu Oct 2, 4 – 4:30 p.m. Career Services Conference Room, Flory 14 (lower level)
For teachers graduating in Dec. 2014 or May 2015. Start preparing the official document file you will need to apply for teaching positions (pre-certification).

Build-A-Resume Mini Workshop
Thu Oct 2, 9:30-10:20 a.m., Bowman 24 Computer Lab
Attend this workshop if you are starting from scratch or have a resume that needs some work. By the end of this workshop, you will have a great resume to get you that job, internship or entrance to grad school. Bring a completed “Resume Worksheet” with you. Call career services at 5357 for more information and to reserve your spot.  

Build-A-Resume Workshop
Mon, Oct 6, 4-6 p.m., Bowman 24 Computer Lab
Attend this workshop if you are starting from scratch or have a resume that needs some work. By the end of this workshop, you will have a great resume to get you that job, internship or entrance to grad school. Bring a completed “Resume Worksheet” with you. Call career services at 5357 for more information and to reserve your spot.  

Write a Great Personal Statement for Grad School
Tue Oct 7, 9:30-10:20 a.m., Bowman 103
Applying for the grad school of your dreams is only half the battle. Develop a personal statement that will excite the reader and exemplify your qualifications as THE candidate for the grad school of your dreams. Learn what goes into a great personal statement.

Challenge Job and Internship Fair: Business and Commerce
Wed Oct 8, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kirkley Hotel, Lynchburg, Va.
One of the larger career fairs for college students only. Students interested in business, commerce-related industries, marketing, real estate, agribusiness, insurance, investment banking, accounting and retail. A free shuttle will be provided dependent upon the number of interested students. Contact career services for more information at 5357

Build-A-Resume Mini Workshop
Thu Oct 9, 9:30-10:20 a.m. Bowman 24 Computer Lab
Attend this workshop if you are starting from scratch or have a resume that needs some work. By the end of this workshop, you will have a great resume to get you that job, internship or entrance to grad school. Bring a completed “Resume Worksheet” with you. Call career services at 5357 for more information and to reserve your spot.  

LinkedIn Photo Shoot
Thu Oct 16, 9:30-10:30 Location TBA
Use the beautiful fall backdrop for a great professional LinkedIn photo. Your LinkedIn photo is a very important part of your LinkedIn profile. 

Getting Into the Graduate Program of Your Choice
Tue Oct 21, 9:30-10:20 a.m., Bowman 103 
Are you planning to go to graduate school at any point? In a competitive world, it’s important to know how to demonstrate your unique qualifications that put you at the top of the list. Learn how to select your school, apply and write a great personal statement.

Build-A-Resume Mini Workshop
Thu Oct 23, 9:30-10:20 a.m. Bowman 24 Computer Lab
Attend this workshop if you are starting from scratch or have a resume that needs some work. By the end of this workshop, you will have a great resume to get you that job, internship or entrance to grad school. Bring a completed “Resume Worksheet” with you. Call career services at 5357 for more information and to reserve your spot.  

Build-A-Resume Workshop
Thu Oct 23, 4-6 p.m. Bowman 24 Computer Lab
Attend this workshop if you are starting from scratch or have a resume that needs some work. By the end of this workshop, you will have a great resume to get you that job, internship or entrance to grad school. Bring a completed “Resume Worksheet” with you. Call career services at 5357 for more information and to reserve your spot.  

Free Kaplan GRE Test Drive at BC
Sat Oct 25 10 am – 1:30 pm, JMU – location TBA
The GRE practice test is a great idea if you are planning to go to graduate school. Take the FREE Kaplan Test Drive and get prepared. Contact career services for registration. If you have questions, contact Jason Riner at jason.riner@kaplan.com.

Career Fair Chomp-N-Chat
Tues Oct 28, Noon-1 p.m., Career Services Conference Room, Flory 14
Enjoy pizza while learning how to work a career fair. Get a resume critique and great advice for getting results.

Convo: University of Virginia Career Fair
– Two Days of Networking for Jobs and Internships.
Wed Oct 29 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Newcomb Hall, UVA
Thu Oct 30 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Newcomb Hall, UVA
Great for juniors and seniors, this is one of the largest career fairs in Virginia. Network with more than 150 employers looking to hire outstanding candidates.
All students welcome. Free Shuttle. Polish up that resume, break out the interview suit and get ready to impress. For more information, go to UVA Career Fair. If you want your resume reviewed before the event, please give one week’s notice. Career services will also make copies of your resume on high quality resume paper.

November

Build-A-Resume Workshop.
Mon, Nov 3, 4-6 p.m. Bowman 24 Computer Lab
Attend this workshop if you are starting from scratch or have a resume that needs some work. By the end of this workshop, you will have a great resume to get you that job, internship or entrance to grad school. Bring a completed “Resume Worksheet” with you. Call career services at 5357 for more information and to reserve your spot.  

Develop Your Online Presence through LinkedIn
Tue Nov 4, 9:30-10:20 a.m., Bowman 103
More and more employers are using LinkedIn to make their interviewing and hiring decisions. Learn how to create a great LinkedIn professional profile to make a great first impression. Learn how to use LinkedIn as a great networking resource.

The “Resume Doctor Is IN”
Wed Nov 5, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Crimson Café
Look for the resume doctor during lunchtime. Bring your resume by for an examination. Will your resume walk away with a clean bill of health or will it need emergency surgery?

How to Network for a Job in Your Career Field
Thu Nov 6, 9:30-10:20 a.m., Bowman 103
Networking is one of the best ways to find a job. What it is, how to do it and how to get results.

Build-A-Resume Workshop
Tue Nov 11, 4-6 p.m. Bowman 24 Computer Lab
Attend this workshop if you are starting from scratch or have a resume that needs some work. By the end of this workshop, you will have a great resume to get you that job, internship or entrance to grad school. Bring a completed “Resume Worksheet” with you. Call career services at 5357 for more information and to reserve your spot.  

Economics and Business Administration Majors Expo.
Thu Nov 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m. KCC Lobby
Noon–1:00 p.m., Etiquette Lunch in Boitnott Room
An exposition for economics, business administration and deciding majors. Meet alumni and community business leaders for a day devoted to career exploration and professional development. Network at the professional etiquette luncheon and learn how to make a great impression. Registration for the luncheon required. 

Job Search Series – Nov 18-20

Part I: What Do I Have to Do to Find a Job Out There?
Tue, Nov 18, 4-5 p.m., Career Services Conference Room Flory 14
Tue Nov 18, 7-8 p.m., Career Services Conference Room Flory 14
Monster.com does not a job search make. Are you serious about finding a job? Then you need this workshop. Learn how expert job seekers find the hidden job market and make the most of the resources available to them. Learn what employers look for and the ins and outs of an effective job search.

Part II: Networking – How is That Going to Get Me a Job?
Wed, Nov 19, 4-5 p.m., Career Services Conference Room Flory 14
Wed, Nov 19, 7-8 p.m., Career Services Conference Room Flory 14
Networking is one of the best ways to find a job. What it is, how to do it and how to get results.

Part III: Creating Your LinkedIn Account
Thu, Nov 20, 4-5 p.m., Career Services Conference Room Flory 14
Thu, Nov 20, 7-8 p.m., Career Services Conference Room Flory 14
All job seekers should have a LinkedIn account. It is like Facebook for professionals. It provides an outstanding way to network in your field and learn about jobs and trends in the industry. It is a great way for employers to find you – so you have to look good. Join this session to learn the right way to set up your profile.