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College of Arts and Sciences Career Camp

Scheduling for the 2021 Career Camp is in progress and will be announced during the Fall 2020 semester.

Schedule of Events 2020
Tuesday Jan. 7

All Day: Residence halls open. Student move in.

Wednesday Jan. 8

8 a.m.: Check-in and breakfast. Roesch Library, Second Floor.

9 a.m.: Welcome by Dr. Jason Pierce, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences.

9:30 a.m.: Self-Awareness.
An In-depth Strong Interest Inventory workshop, focused on how personality and interests can support career decision-making. Session facilitated by Liz Seager, Associate Director of Career Services.

10:30 a.m.: Skill Workshops.
These are 45 minute sessions; students will attend two pre-selected workshops as listed below:

  • Resumes and Cover Letters. Facilitated by Andrea Nichwitz, Corporate Recruiter, Reynolds and Reynolds, (Location: LTC Forum Room 44).
  • Interviewing Tips for Success. Facilitated by Cole Johnson, Corporate Recruiter, Reynolds and Reynolds (Location: Collab Space).
  • Internship Search and Planning. Facilitated by Shane Borah, Graduate Assistant Career Advisor (Location: LTC Team Space Room 20).
  • Graduate School Planning. Facilitated by Laura Cotten Howell, Associate Director for Fellowships and Graduate School Advising, Honors Program (Location: LTC Studio Room 42).

Noon: Lunch.

1 p.m.: Translating Your Liberal Arts Skills (Your Major Doesn’t Define You). Facilitated by Mary Jo Anderson, Head of Ferrero University at Ferrero.

2 p.m.: LinkedIn Lab. Facilitated by Jason Eckert, Executive Director of Career Services.

3 p.m.: Break.

3:30 p.m.: Career Videos.

4:15 p.m.: Habits of Vocational Discernment. Facilitated by Mike Bennett, Associate Director of Campus Ministry for Christian Leadership, Vocation and Retreats, Campus Ministry.

5:15 p.m.: Break.

7 p.m.: Pizza Dinner and Movie Night featuring Career-Themed Movies. Facilitated by Shane Borah, Graduate Assistant Career Advisor. (Location: Kennedy Union Room 331.)

Thursday Jan. 9

Students will dress in professional attire for the evening events

8 a.m.: Breakfast.

9 a.m.: First Impressions.
A Mix/Mingle event, in which students will visit each station and interact with professionals on hand. These are 45 minute sessions and students attend both.

  • Networking 101, Handshakes, and Small Talk Pointers. Location: Collab Space. Facilitated by Andrea Nichwitz and Cole Johnson, Corporate Recruiters with Reynolds and Reynolds.
  • Examples of Professional Dress, Feedback and Q&A. Location: LTC Studio. Facilitated by Matt Little, Assistant Director Career Advisor, Career Services. 

10:30 a.m.: Morning Break.

10:45 a.m.: Professional Communication. Facilitated by Nicky Adams, Professional Writing Faculty and Writing Internship Coordinator, Department of English.

Noon: Lunch

1 p.m.: Leading with Skills: Marketing your (Liberal Arts) Experiences. Facilitated by Shirley Favors, Assistant Director & Career Advising Liaison for the College of Arts and Sciences, Career Services.

2 p.m.: LinkedIn Follow Up. Facilitated by Jason Eckert.

2:30 p.m.: Now What? Action Plan Writing for 3-5 Years. Facilitated by Kelsey O’Rourke, Assistant Director, Employer Relations, and Katie Boeckman, Marketing, Communications and Event Planning Coordinator, Career Services.

3:30 p.m.: Break. Students will change into professional attire.

4:30 p.m.: Alumni Career Panel. 
Topics include diversity in workplace, and overcoming stereotypes and adversity across several themes. Facilitated by Dr. Jason Pierce, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Anna Demmitt '14 (English), Trainer, Digital Marketing, Naked Lime Marketing (a division of Reynolds and Reynolds); Andrea Nichwitz, '17 (Spanish, International Studies), Corporate Recruiter, Reynolds and Reynolds Company; Soleil Verse '12 (English, Communication) Marketing Communications and Customer Relations, CareSource; Caitlin Jacob '10 (English, Human Rights Studies) Planner, Community Organizer, CityWide Development Corporation; Lauren Vanderhorst '18 (Public Relations, Marketing) Technical Recruiter, Brooksource; Callum Morris '14 (History) Attorney, Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL; Darius Beckham '19 (Political Science) Legislative Aide, City of Dayton; and Kim Balio Quill '12 (Communication), Marketing Communications Manager, Dayton Children's Hospital.

5:30 p.m.: Etiquette Dinner and Alumni Networking Event. 
Students will use new skills to interact and dine. Professional head shots for LinkedIn profiles. Featured Speaker is Patricia Simpson, Director of Academic Advising and Career Services for the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Illinois.

Friday, Jan. 10

8 a.m.: Breakfast.

9 a.m.: Dayton area Employer Site Visits. CareSource, Reynolds and Reynolds and Real Art Design Group.

12 p.m.: Reflection and Discussions over Lunch.

1 p.m.: Closing Session, Next Steps, and Final Reflections.