CBT Career Days Schedule of Events
Monday, October 15 → Student Organization Bulletin Board Contest
- Contest begins Monday, October 15. Official rules will be available to student organizations on October 1st in the CBT Dean's Office-Stipes 101. Judging will take place at 1 p.m. on October 22nd. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places ($300, $200, $100). Additional inquires? Please contact Janice Gates at JS-Gates@wiu.edu.
Monday, October 15 → Fast Forward to Leadership
Presented by Schuyler Isley, CBT Director of Communications and External Relations
So you want to be a leader? And, you want success? And, how many of you want that NOW? Well, here’s the key. The highest performing leaders—the most productive workers—the best employees—the organizational “stars” of tomorrow have one key factor in common: almost all of them rank very high in something called “emotional intelligence.” In this engaging presentation, Schuyler Isley will help you speed up that process of developing your emotional intelligence, so you can get started right away on the leadership success you're dreaming of.
Tuesday, October 16 → Resume and Interview Workshops
Resume 101 Workshop
Is your resume ready for a fresh start? Don’t have a resume? Not sure what to put on your resume? Join us to learn the basics of resume writing and formatting, and gather tips on how to “build” your resume while at WIU!
Interview 101 Workshop
- 3:30-4:45 p.m., Stipes 121
Wednesday, October 17 & Thursday, October 18 → Leadership Reaction Course
Students form 8-person teams and test their leadership skills through a series of Military Science led obstacles. All students that complete the activities will receive a certificate and evaluation form. Winners will be awarded at $25 bookstore gift certificate.
- 12-1 p.m. & 1-2 p.m. both days, Stipes Quad (outside behind Stipes Hall)
- Rain location: Horrabin Hall Gym
"You Have the Power to SUCCEED FASTER" presented by Tim Augustine
Learn how to navigate this tough, uncertain job market with skills that will pay years of hefty dividends! In this session, award winning speaker and author Tim Augustine will talk with students about the key leadership skills that are essential in the transition from college to the workforce. Augustine's seminars and books have been featured nationally on ABC, FOX and NBC and reviewed in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, and The National Association for Campus Activities. He has made numerous radio and television appearances and has presented to over 400 organizations throughout the United States and is a contributing writer to Inc. Magazine, Fast Company and Monster.com on topics pertaining to the people strategies of successful organizations.
- 7 p.m., Union Grand Ballroom
Friday, October 19 → Resume 201 Workshop and Skype Interview
Resume 201: Advanced discussion of resume tools to include LinkedIn
Take your resume to the next level! Come to this session with your completed resume and a job description for a professional or internship position for a comprehensive review by professional staff while learning how to connect your skills and experiences to the specific position. You will also explore the latest techniques for using social media to connect you and your resume to the people that can make a difference in your job or internship search. Resumes and job/internship descriptions are required for admittance to this workshop.
Come see a live Skype interview! After the interview, the student and the employer will share their perspectives on Skype interviews. The WIU staff will join the conversation with interview tips that specifically address the unique nature of technology-assisted interviews.
Monday, October 22 → Dress for Success workshop by Gisele Hamm
Presented by Gisele Hamm, Manager of MAPPING the Future of Your Community Program
You've heard it a thousand times, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." And for the most part, that's true in the business world. How you present yourself is a significant factor in creating your personal and your company's image. Your professional presence-the way you come across to others-is created by the way you dress and groom yourself. An appropriate appearance demonstrates respect for yourself, others and the situation. This workshop will help you ensure that your image-and the first impression you create-is “perfectly polished!”
Tuesday, October 23 → Etiquette Lunch & Dinner
Sheryl Boston and Susan Creasey, Associate Professors of Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising & Hospitality, will walk students through a three-course lunch or dinner with tips on the do's and don'ts of professional meals.
RSVP Required via the Dean's Office-Stipes 101 or Knoblauch Advising Center-Knoblauch 110. Tickets are $12 for CBT Students. Professional dress is required.
- Etiquette Lunch with Sheryl Boston, 11 - 1 p.m., Union Capitol Room (limited to 50 participants)
- Etiquette Dinner with Susan Creasey, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Union Lamoine Room (limited to 100 participants)
Wednesday, October 24 → Case Study Solution Presentations by CBT Student Organizations
If interested, student organizations can register their teams and receive the case information anytime after Labor Day in the CBT Dean's Office-Stipes 101. Groups must commit to presenting by Monday, October 15. Solutions will be judged by a panel of industry and faculty experts. Cash prizes to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning teams ($500, $300, $100). Students and faculty interested in additional information can contact Joe Dobson at J-Dobson@wiu.edu.
Thursday, October 25 → Career Path Experts
Learn from the Experts!
A panel of experts will convene in Knoblauch Hall 306 to discuss their career paths. All Agriculture and Engineering Technology students are welcome to participate. This is a great way to ask questions of the panel to find out the value of an internship or what skills do I need to be successful?
- 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Knoblauch 306
Thursday, October 25 → Mock Interviews
Mock Interviews with Industry Experts
All CBT students can participate in 30-minute one-on-one mock interviews with company representatives. All students will receive an individual evaluation to help improve their interview skills. Advanced preparation and professional dress are required, and a scheduled appointment is required.
Business, Computer Science, and Engineering Technology students: Appointment information will be available October 1st.
Agriculture students: schedule appointments in Career Services, 125 Memorial Hall (298-1838). Industry experts in Agriculture will lead 15-minute interviews. Appointment times available between:
- 1-4 p.m., Career Services-125 Memorial Hall
Thursday, October 25 → Ice Cream Social with the Dean
Join CBT Dean Tom Erekson and his staff for some ice cream. Winners of the Leadership Training, Case Study Competition, and Bulletin Board Contest will be announced.
- 4 p.m., Stipes Hall Lobby