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A&S Career and Networking Week

Work it--build your Bobcat network. jumpstart your caareer

Jan. 25 - 30, 2021

The fourth annual College of Arts & Sciences Career & Networking Week is January 25th - 30th, 2021.

Come meet alumni and employers to talk about jobs, internships and careers.

A highlight is Alumni Networking Day, with an Alumni and Student Networking Reception that brings together hundreds of alumni and students majoring in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Alumni RSVP


For more information, contact Lisa Cohen.

2021 Schedule 

While details for 2021 are being finalized, check out this year's schedule below to explore the great events and workshops that make up Arts & Sciences' Career and Networking Week 

Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

How to Use Handshake

  • 2 to 3 p.m. Elson Hall 186, Zanesville Campus
  • Facilitator: Jaime Clark, Career Coach for Regional Higher Education

Workshop | Stay Out of Your Own Way: How Gender Stereotypes Threaten our Success

  • 4 to 5:30 p.m., Baker University Center 240/242, Athens Campus
  • Facilitator: M. Geneva Murray, Director of the Women’s Center

This She Leads Ohio workshop examines the language individuals use to communicate their confidence level. Learn about ways in which women have been socialized to undersell their skills, and develop new ways of speaking about ourselves. While the focus of the workshop is on empowering women, the skills discussed are applicable to everyone regardless of gender identity. Additionally, we encourage attendance from anyone interested in serving in a supervisory role, as it can help understand the gendered differences in communication styles you may notice from your colleagues.


Workshop | How to Use Handshake During Your Internship and Career Search

  • 5:15 to 6 p.m., Baker Center Theater, Athens Campus
  • If you can't attend in person, watch live or later on A&S YouTube.
  • Kickoff of Career & Networking Week: Dr. Florenz Plassmann, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Workshop Facilitator: Mya Contillo, Career & Leadership Development Center

Learn how to set-up your profile and utilize Handshake to connect with employers seeking Bobcats through job and internship postings, on-campus interviews, career events, and more.

Making an Impact: Community Partners Internship Showcase

  • 6 p.m. in the Baker Center Theater, Athens Campus
  • Reception follows at 7 p.m. in the Baker Center Theater Foyer
  • If you can't attend in person, watch live or later on A&S YouTube.

The Center for Campus and Community Engagement’s Community Based Internship program creates outstanding partnerships between dedicated students and nonprofit/public-sector organizations. By engaging in community-driven work, students gain high impact experiential learning that results in authentic outcomes for communities. This showcase highlights the powerful, mutually beneficial partnerships between our students and community partners.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

LinkedIn FAQs

  • 4 to 5 p.m., Shannon Hall, Eastern Campus
  • Facilitator: Jaime Clark, Career Coach for Regional Higher Education


Workshop | How to Use LinkedIn to Network with Employers & Alumni

Discover the features offered through LinkedIn—one of the best networking tools—including how to navigate the Alumni Networking Tool. Bring a laptop or tablet to this interactive workshop. Free LinkedIn photos will be available! Find this event on Handshake.

Workshop | Career Paths for Psychology Majors

  • 6-7 p.m. in Porter 102
  • Hosted by the Psychology Advising & Resources Center

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

Professional Resume Review Drop-In

Resume Review

  • 9 a.m. to noon, Elson Hall Lobby Area, Zanesville Campus
  • Facilitator: Jaime Clark, Career Coach for Regional Higher Education

Creating a Perfect Resume

  • 9 a.m. to noon, Elson Hall 186, Zanesville Campus
  • Facilitator: Jaime Clark, Career Coach for Regional Higher Education

Creating the Perfect Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

  • 1 to 2 p.m. in Brasee Hall 409, Lancaster Campus
  • For information, contact Brandy Bailey

Industry Panel | STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)

  • 6 to 7:30 p.m., CoLab, Alden Library 301, Athens Campus
  • Hear from a panel of employers and Ohio University alumni. Light refreshments will be served. 

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020

Diversity Workshop | "That's a Great Question:" Responding to Bias in Interview Questions

  • Noon to 1 p.m., Baker Center 219, Multicultural Center, Athens Campus
  • Workshop Facilitators: Cat Russell, M. Geneva Murray, Tamika Williams
  • Watch via Teams: Those on regional and extension campuses will be able to ask questions and fully participate virtually. See Ohio University instructions on how to use Teams.

This one-hour interactive workshop is designed to engage participants through activities that will build confidence and skill responding to both overtly and covertly discriminatory, biased, and even illegal questions as a candidate during an interview without negatively impacting chances of a job offer.

Political Science Career Panel

  • 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Bentley 233, Athens Campus
  • Meet with alumni and hear about have they leveraged their Political Science degrees and experience at Ohio University. Learn more about career pathways in law, lobbying and political communications.

Sociology M.A. Alumni – Grad Student Networking Event

  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Baker Center 239, Athens Campus
  • RSVP to Ann Bennett at bennetta@ohio.edu.
Graphic inviting Arts & Sciences alumni back to network with students

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020—Alumni Networking Day!

Alumni & Student Networking Reception

Networking, Resume Review, Employer Tables, and more
  • 3:30 to 7 p.m., Baker University Center Ballroom, Athens Campus
  • Free | Hors d'Oeuvres
  • Free LinkedIn Photos!

Alumni RSVP


The Arts & Sciences networking night brings alumni and students together for a career development and networking lab with how-to instruction for one-to-one student and alumni networking. Students will receive business cards, engage in the "Art and Science of Networking," and build their Bobcat network.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020

English Career Panels

  • 11:50 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.  and 1:10 to 1:55 p.m. in Ellis 109, Athens Campus

Alumni will include Elena Kennedy, John Woods, Olivia Cobb and Megan Kelley.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020

  • Saturday Series — CLDC Training Programs
  • 10 a.m. to 5:20 p.m., Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center, Baker University Center 366, Athens Campus

Enhance your leadership development by participating in the CLDC leadership programs! The Saturday Series is a unique opportunity for Ohio University students to complete all of the workshop requirements for the Career Readiness Training Program and the 21st Century Leadership Program in one Saturday.

Career Readiness Training Program

Complete the program by attending three workshops, a 30-minute career coaching appointment, and a mock interview.

Workshops Required:

  • “Keys to Networking Success”
  • “Creating the Perfect Resume and Cover Letter”
  • “Job Search and Interviewing”

21st Century Leadership Program

Complete the program by attending three workshops and three 30-minute leadership coaching appointments.

Workshops Required:

  • “Understanding Ethics and Values”
  • “Understanding Team Development”
  • “Understanding Emotional Intelligence”