Career Services open house to celebrate National Career Development Week

November 15, 2016 | Events, UToday
By Cathy Zimmer

The Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services will host an open house Thursday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Student Union Room 1533.

“The campus community is invited to stop by our open house to learn about our programs and services, meet our staff, and enjoy some refreshments,” said Shelly Drouillard, director for the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services.

OpenHouse2016“We especially encourage students to stop in for mini 10- to 15-minute drop-in sessions that will be offered throughout the open house on a variety of topics, including career and major exploration; mock interviews; resumé, cover letter and LinkedIn profile reviews; and Rocket Jobs demos — where students can find on- and off-campus employment.”

She said there will be a week of activities planned to engage both the campus and the greater Toledo community.

Related to community outreach, Drouillard will present a career development workshop as part of a professional development series with the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women Monday, Nov. 14. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services will host a lunch-and-learn webinar on employing international students with participation from the Toledo Chamber of Commerce and other career-focused professional staff from around campus.

“We also are coordinating with the instructors of the Career and Self-Evaluation course to offer a LinkedIn profile contest in conjunction with a related course assignment,” she said.

Drouillard and her team are excited to showcase all the diverse ways they support career development learning initiatives as an academic affairs department and in collaboration with many University partners internally and externally.

The open house and other activities are part of National Career Development Week, which is sponsored by the National Career Development Association.

The Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services works to connect students to meaningful learning experiences and assists students with major and career exploration.

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