Career Services Events
Convocation: The Skills Gap – What Skills Job Seekers Have and What Skills Employers Need
February 11, Noon, Cole Hall
Henry G. Jackson, CPA, president and chief executive officer, Society for Human Resource Management
The "Skills Gap" – the divide between the skills job seekers have and the skills employers seek. A new statistic: Employers spend six seconds reading your resume. Are the skills that the employer needs for you to have clearly visible to them? Henry Jackson will help students understand what employers look for in their most qualified new hires. The more you understand what motivates employers, the more successful you will be in securing employment upon graduation.
The Skills Gap – How to Fill It
February 11, 3 p.m., Bowman 109
February 11, 7 p.m., Bowman 109
You went to the convo. Mr Jackson told you what employers are looking for in their new hires? So how do you get those skills? Fact is, you may already have them! So how do you demonstrate that you have what the employers are looking for? That is what this workshop is all about.
VCU Graduate School Tour
February 13, all day event, VCU Campus, Richmond, VA
Free shuttle provided
Thinking about Grad School? Take advantage of this great opportunity to tour the VCU Graduate School. Great for Juniors and Seniors, but all students and graduates are invited. Check out graduate programs and learn how to apply by speaking directly with current graduate students and program representatives. Lunch provided. Please contact career services to reserve your spot!
Internships, Networking, and Not Just a Summer Job
February 18, 6 p.m., Boitnott Room
Stequita Cooper, Business Administration Senior, will talk about her amazing internship experience and what she learned about networking and using summer jobs to their best advantage. She will talk about what employers look for and how you can relate to their needs. Great advice for anyone planning to job search now or in the future!
Career and Service Day at EMU
February 19, 3–6 p.m., University Commons Indoor Track
Join students from EMU, MBC, and BC for envisioning your journey on a day filled with opportunities to pursue your future career and service path. Network with businesses, community organizations and human services to discover opportunities for jobs, internships, community service, and volunteerism. A great event for gathering great information through networking.
Career Premiere Job Fair
February 20, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Green Ridge Recreation Center, Roanoke, VA
One of the largest career fairs in Virginia for liberal arts graduates! Meet and network with employers across the state of Virginia. Discover great job opportunities and get started toward your career! Transportation Provided!! Register with the Office of Career Services. For more information x5692 and visit the website at http://www.careerpremierefair.com.
March 25 and March 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boitnott Room
SENIORS!! Come by the Office of Career Services Table to fill out your Senior Survey, pick up great information for transitioning into the next phase of your career, and pick up your Graduation Duckie!
Blue Ridge Community College Career Expo
April 3, Noon - 4 p.m., Plecker Workforce Center, BRCC, Weyers Cave
The Career Expo is a free event that is open to community as a whole and is one of the best ways to connect with BRCC students and community members to showcase your organization and the opportunities available.
Convocation: Career Exploration Day
April 22 9:30–11:45 a.m., Nininger Gym
Network with over 50 BC alumni and seasoned professionals who are eager to share their knowledge and experience about how they transitioned from college graduate to professional. A great time to practice your professional communication skills, find internships and seek great advice. Play the Networking Game for a chance to win great prizes!!!