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Fall 2014 Career Services Programming Schedule

 

September 25, 2014, Entrepreneurship:  Is it Right for Me?, UTPB Mac Boring room, 12:30-1:30 p.m. UTPB Small Business Development Center director Enrique Romero will discuss personal traits needed to become a successful entrepreneur along with advice on how to write a successful business plan, secure seed capital, conduct market research and what to expect during your first year of operations.  A free meal will be provided beginning at 12:15 p.m.

October 9, 2014, Dress for Success, UTPB Multipurpose room (2nd floor Mesa Building), 12:30-1:30 p.m. A special performance by the Falcon Heat dancers will begin at 12:30 p.m. At 12:45 p.m., UTPB Career Services Director Tony Love will moderate a presentation on men's dress and shortly thereafter, UTPB junior accounting major Angie Favela will moderate a presentation on women's dress.  UTPB students will model business clothes designed for the first professional job interview.  Clothing will be provided by Dillards.  Pizza and soft drinks will be served at 12:15 p.m. and door prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the presentation.

October 16, 2014, Law School:  Is it Right for You?, UTPB Mac Boring room, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Moderator: Jack Najarian, Todd, Barron, Thomason & Hudman law firm.  Mr. Najarian will discuss entrance requirements to law school, the LSAT, the state bar and will also share some of his personal experiences as an attorney.  A free lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m.

October 23, 2014, How to Prepare a Resume Using Action Verbs & Quantitative Statements, UTPB Mac Boring room, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Moderator: Tony Love, UTPB Career Center.  Chronological and functional resumes will be discussed along with strategies on how incorporate action verbs and quantitative statements to make your resume appear to be "bottom line" oriented.  Resumes for educators, cover letters and thank you letters will also be discussed.  A free lunch will be served at 12:15 and door prizes will be awarded.

October 30, 2014, Let's Study Abroad!!!  UTPB Mac Boring room, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Moderators: Tony Love, UTPB Career Center; Marianne Woods, UTPB Art faculty; & Jose Antonio Moreno, UTPB Spanish faculty.  Have you ever thought about the possibility of studying abroad for a semester?  Many students do not realize that opportunities exist to study abroad and articulate credit within their current degree plan. This presentation will discuss the many issues involved in making the decision to study abroad, including scholarship opportunities available. Upcoming faculty led programs will be discussed along with traditional semester abroad programs. A free lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m.

November 6, 2014, Careers in Healthcare, UTPB Mac Boring room, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Moderator: Jill Skaggs, Area Health Education Center. AHEC Coordinator Jill Skaggs will discuss careers in the health care field along with scholarships and summer camp opportunities. A free lunch will be served beginning at 12:15 p.m.

November 20, 2014, UTPB’s Work Coop Program, UTPB Mac Boring room, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Moderator:  Tony Love, UTPB Career Center. The UTPB Work Co-op program was designed to give students opportunities to work in a field that articulates with their major before they graduate.  Come learn how to participate in the program and what the requirements are.  A free lunch will be provided at 12:15 p.m.

                                    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.

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 10, 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.