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Spring 2015 Career Services Programming Schedule

January 29, 2015, Careers in Long-Term Health Care, Mac Boring room, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Moderator:  Chad Waite, Administrator, Parks Methodist Retirement Village.  Learn how a college graduate with a degree in ANY major can take an additional 15 hours of online classes, complete a supervised internship, sit for the state boards and become certified to work as a licensed administrator at any assisted living or long-term care facility in Texas.  Mr. Waite will also discuss his experiences as a long-term care administrator.  A free lunch will be served.

February 5, 2015, Acing Your First Interview, Mac Boring room, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Moderator:  Tony Love, UTPB Career Center.  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.  

February 12, 2015, Careers in Education, Mac Boring room, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Moderator:  Michael Perrin, Odessa High School.  Long-time educator Michael Perrin will discuss certification requirements to become an educator in Texas, along with personal qualities to succeed in the field.  Mr. Perrin will also share some of his personal experiences in the classroom during his 20+ years of teaching.  A free lunch will be served and door prizes will be awarded. 

 February 19, 2015, Living & Working Overseas, Mac Boring room, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  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.

 February 23, 2015, Study Abroad, Mac Boring room 1:30 to 12:30 p.m.  Moderator:  Johanna Bailey, USAC.  Would you like to spend a semester studying abroad?  Come hear how you can participate in a semester long study abroad program and select from a wide list of countries and programs available.  Catalogues and information will be available. 

 March 5, 2015, Work Options for International Students, Mac Boring room, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  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. 

 March 19, 2015, How to Prepare a Resume Using Quantitative Statements and Action Verbs, Moderator:  Tony Love, UTPB Career Center.  Learn how to prepare a “bottom line” oriented resume using action verbs and quantitative statements.  Functional, chronological and teacher resumes will be discussed along with cover letters and thank you letters.  A free lunch will be served and door prizes awarded. 

 March 26, 2015, UTPB Spring 2015 Job Fair, UTPB gym, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Bring plenty of resumes and dress for success, as 80+ companies are anticipated to be in attendance for the premier job in west Texas.  Open to all UTPB students and the general public. 

 April 9, 2015, Internships:  Are They Right for You?, UTPB Mac Boring room, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  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. 

 April 16, 2015, Networking in a Digital World, UTPB Mac Boring room, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Moderator:  Danita Maldonado, President and Founder of Blaze Social Marketing.  Learn how to use various social media including new Linkedin updates to help you network for jobs in a digital world.  A free lunch will be served and door prizes awarded.