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A&S Career and Networking Week

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

Jan. 27 to Feb. 1, 2020

The fourth annual College of Arts & Sciences Career & Networking Week is Jan. 27 to Feb. 1, 2020.

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

  • Free business cards for students who sign up by Jan. 23.
  • Free LinkedIn photos.
  • Resume review with alumni and recruiters.
  • Build your Bobcat network.

A highlight is Alumni Networking Day on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, 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

Student RSVP

For more information, contact Lisa Cohen.

2020 Schedule

Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

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

  • 4 to 5:30 p.m., Baker University Center 240/242
  • 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
  • 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., Baker Center Theater
    The Community Based Internship program creates outstanding partnerships between dedicated students and nonprofit and public sector organizations that are actively engaging in community-led work. This program invites collaboration and provides high impact experiential community engagement for students and beneficial outcomes for communities. The showcase, hosted by the Center for Campus and Community Engagement, highlights recent student and community partner experiences and examples of the powerful mutual benefits.
  • 7 p.m., CCCE Community Partner Reception Baker Center Theater Foyer

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

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

  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center Baker University Center 366

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!

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

Professional Resume Review Drop-In

  • Drop in the CLDC between 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on the 5th floor of Baker.

Take advantage of a 10-minute drop-in session to review your resume. No appointment needed.

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

  • 6 to 7:30 p.m., CoLab, Alden Library 301

Hear from a panel of employers and Ohio University alumni. Light refreshments will be served. 

Work it graphic, says "Build Your bobcat network; Jumpstart your career"

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

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

  • Noon to 1 p.m., Baker Center 219, Multicultural Center
  • Workshop Facilitators: Cat Russell, M. Geneva Murray, Tamika Williams

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.

Alumni & Student Networking Reception

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

Alumni RSVP

Student 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.

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

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”