Career Development makes available to students the information and skills necessary for becoming more marketable and finding satisfying employment in the global job market. Career Development provides support and resources for students, faculty, staff and alumni through individual assistance and professional development programs. Facilitating workshops including but not limited to; Career Planning/Job Search, Resume and Cover Letter Development, Effective Interviewing, Mock Interviews, Workplace Protocol, Business Etiquette, and Networking.
The Service Learning portion of the office, formally established in 2012, seeks to establish and facilitate relationships with the community in order to foster experiential education, specifically service learning, which integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enhance the academic curriculum of the students, teach civic responsibility, encourage lifelong civic engagement, and strengthen communities for the common good.
The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Check out our Passport to Success scheduled events this semester that will help you prepare for the wide world of life after college -- there are events dealing with job searches, interviewing, networking and business etiquette, plus we can always help with cover letters, resumes, interview skills, etc.
To help you get a feel for these events, see below for photos from previous Speed Mock Interviewing events and the Business Etiquette Luncheon.
Spring 2013 Events
Feb 19th *Lunch and Learn Series: Branding your profile. Recognizing your potential & skills and utilizing these qualities to your benefit. (Dana Grant)
Reasoning: In order to sell yourself you must first understand what your strengths and weaknesses are. This session should serve as an awakening experience. Participants will be able to identify areas of improvement and how to use their strengths to propel them in their careers. Juniors and seniors.
*Lunch and Learn Series sponsored by Independence Bank (2425 Frederica on the second floor) 12-1 PM. Once a month, Independence will host an event in which participants will get free lunch and will listen to a key speaker talk about relevant career topics. This experience will be both an educational as well as networking experience. Participants would meet around 12:00pm, guest speakers would give a 20-25 minute presentation, and after the presentation there will be a quick discussion panel allowing enough time to network.
Thursday, February 28th. KWC Spring Career, Job and Intern Fair; Rogers Hall 1-5PM (for all KWC students and alumni)
Careers, part-time seasonal jobs and internship opportunities. Talk with hiring personnel face to face about hiring and intern opportunities within their organization.
Wednesday March 27th Lunch and Learn Series Independence Bank 25th & Frederica St 12-1 PM Juniors and seniors : Leadership. Take control and become involved. (Kyle Aud)
Reasoning: After receiving some guidance and understanding their potential in terms of technical skills, this event should allow participants recognize the value of being involved in the community, as well as the importance of making a difference by supporting a cause. Developing leadership skills will add value to participant’s profiles and the community as a whole.
Wednesday, March 27th Speed Mock Interviews and Networking Event from 5:15- 7:30 PM, Rogers Hall, Juniors and seniors
30 Business Leaders, 5 minute interviews, followed by Mocktail Networking Event
Each senior will be given the opportunity to sit down with 10-12 business professionals who will help participants perfect their interview skills, including everything from your hand shake and eye contact to presentation. This will help reduce anxiety and improve your overall interview skills. During the Mocktail Networking Event you will have the opportunity to speak with professionals in your field and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. RSVP: must make reservations by Friday, March 22nd and Interview Attire Mandatory!
Wednesday, April 17th Business Etiquette Dinner from 5:15-7:30PM Rogers Hall, Juniors and Seniors “How to Avoid Social Embarrassment While Dining Out.”
The Business Etiquette Dinner will consist of a 4 course meal, and each student will learn the proper manners to be used at a business dinner, including conversation topics, how to handle difficult foods, and appropriate silverware and glassware use. RSVP: must make advanced reservations by Friday, April 12th and Interview Attire Mandatory! Cost: $15 in advance; $5 refunded at the event.
Tuesday, April 23rd Lunch and Learn Series Independence Bank 25th & Frederica St 12-1 PM Juniors and seniors Cost of life. Planning for retirement and retirement goals from early age. Guidance through basic alternatives and their taxing implications. (Randy King) Reasoning: Last year in the US, student loans surpassed vehicle loans as a whole. Are you managing your student loans efficiently, what is your retirement “number”, how to benefit from a taxation stand point.
Wednesday, April 24. Lunch and Learn Series Independence Bank 25th & Frederica St 5-6:30 PM Juniors and seniors Networking with local business professionals Meet and mingle with hiring managers and/or business executives. Reasoning: Final opportunity to make a good impression and a last few connections before heading to the real world. Putting in practice the knowledge acquired through the previous sessions as well as those new “contacts”.