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Spring 2016 Career Services Programming Events

January 21, 2016, Labor Market and Career Information, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room.  Speaker:  Mick Normington, Business Specialist, Texas Workforce Commission.  Come join us and find out the latest in Texas employment data and find out what specific skills Texas employers are looking for, the top industries by Texas counties, average Texas wages in skilled labor occupations, Texas counties with the highest growth rates, key trends in employment data and the impact of retiring Baby Boomers in Texas.  A free meal will be provided from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m.  (15 points)

January 28, 2016, Acing Your First Interview, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room.  Speaker:  Tony Love, Director of Career Services.  Learn how to prepare for your first job interview.  Discussion will include the “one minute elevator speech”, behavioral interviews questions, researching companies, appropriate dress and follow up questions.  A free lunch will be served and door prizes will be awarded.  (40 points)

February 4, 2016, Careers in Healthcare, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room.  Speaker:  Susie Dominguez, Coordinator, Area Health Education Center.  Come learn which occupational pathways are available within the healthcare field, along with educational requirements, salaries and local demands.  AHEC’s “Hot Jobs” handbooks will be distributed along with information about local scholarships and sponsorships.  A free lunch will be provided.  (5 points)

February 11, 2016, Living & Working Overseas, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room.  Moderator:  Tony Love, UTPB Career Center.  Are you interested in a rewarding career working abroad?  Learn how to assimilate in foreign countries, labor contracts, the U.S. travel advisory service, taxation consequences and other facts.  A list of companies who typically hire graduates to work overseas will also be distributed.  A free lunch will be served and door prizes will be awarded. (10 points)

February 18, 2016, Social Media Seminar, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room.  Moderator:  Danita Maldonado, Blaze Social Media.   Come learn the latest in how you can create an online brand in the latest social media outlets designed for working professionals.  A free lunch will be served and door prizes will be awarded. (5 points)

February 25, 2016, Work Options for International Students, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room. Moderator:  Tony Love, UTPB Career Center.  Learn which work options are available for international students including on-campus employment, university on-campus contractors along with curricular practical training and optional practical training regulations.  A free lunch will be served and door prizes will be awarded.  (5 points)

March 3, 2016, UTPB STAR On-Campus Student Worker Internship Program, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room. Moderator:  Tony Love, Director, Career Services.  Come learn how you can qualify to participate in UTPB’s on-campus internship program. Program requirements, expectations and benefits will all be discussed.  A free lunch will be provided and door prizes will be awarded. (5 points)

March 17, 2016, How to Write a Resume Using Action Verbs and Quantitative Statements, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room.  Moderator:  Tony Love, Director, Career Services.  This fun seminar will help teach you how to create a “bottom-line” oriented resume using action verbs and quantitative statements.  Cover letters, thank you letters and functional resumes will also be discussed.  A free lunch will be provided and door prizes will be awarded. (40 points)

March 31, 2016, UTPB Spring Job Fair, 12:00-4:00 p.m., UTPB gym.  Bring plenty of resumes and dress for success as we expect over 60 employers for the biggest job fair in Odessa!!!  Many of the companies will have internships, summer jobs and entry level professional jobs for graduates.  Be sure to stop by the UTPB Career Center (MB 2100) for a resume critique.  We can also do a free video-taped mock interview with you.  Call 552-3634 for more details. (50 points)

April 14, 2016, Politics, Power & Influence, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room.  Moderator:  Robert Segura, Human Resources Director, Texas Tech Health Science Center.  Former UTPB adjunct professor Robert Segura will discuss in detail: you, your career, your communication, email etiquette, your relationship with your co-workers and your relationship with your boss. A free lunch will be served and door prizes will be awarded. (5 points)

April 21, 2016, Grad School:  Is it Right for You?  12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room.  Moderator:  Kathleen Halford, Graduate Studies office.  Come learn about testing requirements to get into grad school along with other decisions that must be considered when choosing post-grad education.  Free lunch door prizes (5 points)

April 28, 2016, Internships:  Are They Right for You? 12:30-1:30 p.m., UTPB Multipurpose room.  Moderator:  Tony Love, UTPB Career Center.  Come learn how to secure a paid internship.  Discussion will revolve around how to approach your internship, the FLSA six part test that an employer must meet in order to host an unpaid intern and where to look for internships.  Also, several companies will be on hand to discuss their internship programs.  A free lunch will be served and door prizes awarded.  (15 points)