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College of Arts and Sciences Career Camp

Schedule of Events 2021
Monday, January 11
1 p.m.: Opening Session

A welcome address by Dr. Jason Pierce, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences.

1:30 p.m.: Self-Awareness and Vocation

An in-depth Strong Interest Inventory workshop focuses on how personality and interests can support career decision-making. Session is facilitated by Liz Seager, Associate Director of Career Services.

2:30 p.m.: Break
2:45 p.m.: Skill Workshops

These are 40-minute sessions. Each student will attend two workshops as listed below:

  • Resumes and Cover Letters. Facilitated Katie Sturgis, Director, Talent Acquisition at CareSource.
  • Interviewing Tips for Success – Both Virtual and Face-To-Face. Facilitated by Andrea Nichwitz and Cole Johnson, Corporate Recruiters, Reynolds and Reynolds.
  • Internship Search and Planning. Facilitated by Shane Borah, Graduate Assistant for UD Men for Gender Equity Initiative, Women's Center.
  • Graduate School Planning. Facilitated by Laura Cotten Howell, Associate Director for Fellowships and Graduate School Advising, and Michele McDonald, Graduate Assistant, University Honors Program.
4:05 p.m.: Break
4:20 p.m.: LinkedIn Lab

Create and optimize your LinkedIn profile. Facilitated by Jason Eckert, Executive Director, Career Services.

5:30 p.m.: Conclusion of Day One
Tuesday, January 12
1 p.m.: Networking 101

Facilitated by Melissa Arrington, Human Resources Consultant, and Amy Opoka, Recruiter, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

1:30 p.m.: Examples of Dressing for Success

Prepare for in-person and Zoom meetings. Facilitated by Matt Little, Assistant Director Career Advisor, Career Services.

2 p.m.: Professional Communication

Effective communication skills for professional settings. Facilitated by Nicky Adams, Professional Writing Faculty and Writing Internship Coordinator UD Department of English.

2:45 p.m.: Leading with Transferable Skills

Marketing your arts and sciences experiences. Facilitated by Dr. Doug Daniels, Executive Director, Integrative Science and Engineering Center, Research Professor, Department of Chemistry.

3:30 p.m.: Break
3:45 p.m.: Alumni Career Panel

This panel discussion is facilitated by Dr. Jason Pierce, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences. Panelists: Andrea Nichwitz, Corporate Recruiter, Reynolds and Reynolds; Darius Beckham, Office of the Mayor, City of Dayton; Lauren Vanderhorst, Senior Technical Recruiter, Brooksource.

4:45 p.m.: Break
5 p.m.: Closing Session

Career Camp – Now What? (Next Steps and Final Reflections.) Facilitated by Jason Eckert.

5:30 p.m.: Conclusion of Career Camp