If you have been in the Career Services Office lately you might have noticed a buzz of excitement. That’s because we are currently getting ready for Business Week, coming February 27th through March 7th. This is an opportunity for students of ALL majors to explore areas in business, particularly the job search. With many events, there is sure to be something for everyone.
Business Week kicks off on February 27th with a special LinkedIn Speaker. Some students may have heard of this social media site that aids in the job search, but far fewer utilize it. UWGB Career Services is excited to welcome Dana VanDen Heuvel, a renowned blogger, author, and speaker to our Business Week festivities. VanDen Heuvel is the founder of The MarketingSavant, a business-to-business marketing firm specially designed to use social media to promote business and hiring. She will demonstrate the usefulness of the LinkedIn site and its benefits as a new, interactive marketing trend. The event is free to all students and runs from 12:00pm to 1:30pm on Monday, February 27th in the Phoenix Room B.
The second event to look forward to is the Dine Like a Professional Etiquette Lunch. This event will give students the unique chance to speak with UWGB alumni and community members and develop professional table manners. The free event will be led by registered dietitian and Associate Director of Dining Services at St. Norbert College, Matthew Doyle. Doyle will share his insight on professional dining and proper etiquette. Students must pre-register by noon on February 21st for this event. Students will be charged $15 if they do not attend or fail to cancel registration before February 21st. To register click on the following link, http://www.uwgb.edu/careers/skills/etiquette-program.asp. Professional attire is highly recommended.
Wednesday, February 29th begins bright and early with the Mock Interview Day. This event will help students brush up on their interviewing skills by meeting for 20 minutes with a professional from various Green Bay area businesses. It is a no-risk setting that allows students to get tips and feedback about their interview style and how effectively they communicate their strengths and qualifications. Registration is required for the Mock Interview Day and you also must have a resume loaded onto the PRO website. Time slots are available from 8:00am to 4:30pm and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t wait! Register today!
- Navigate to www.uwgb.edu/careers to access PRO.
- Your username is your UW-Green Bay 9-digit campus ID number in this format: uwgb_123456789
Your password is your birth date in this format: ##/##/## – (2 digit month/2 digit date/ 2 digit year)
- Go to “Campus Interviews” and click on Schedule ID# 402- Mock Interview Day for February 29, 2012.
- Click on a session to view the available time slots. Click “Sign Up” to submit your resume and select a time slot. There are multiple sessions; you may need to view several sessions to find a time slot that works with your schedule.
- You MUST have a resume uploaded into PRO to sign up for a mock interview.
- The deadline to sign up for a mock interview is 11:59 p.m. on February 26.
And if you want to know what employers are really looking for in a potential employee, you’re not going to want to miss Insider Tips on the Job Search From Area Employers on March 5, 2012. A panel of experts including, Tonia Gibeault (Senior Human Resource Specialist, ACUITY), Linda Johanek (HR Professional and Adjunct Instructor), Cassandra Anick (HR/Sales Capability Associate, Frito-Lay/PespiCo), and Geoffrey Rullend (Human Capital Leader, Humana), will take your questions on anything from resumes and interviewing to networking. The program will be held from 12:00pm to 1:15pm in the Phoenix Room B.
Business Week will wrap up with the Spring Job and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 7th. Dress professionally and don’t forget to bring your resume! You can find more information and RSVP the Business Week events by Liking the Career Services Facebook page. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact Career Services, SS1600, or at (920) 465-2163. Hope to see you all at Business Week 2012, and remember it is open to ALL students!