Professional Development Day, Feb. 19, 2014
This unique, free event will enhance your professional skills and will provide you the opportunity to network with company recruiters. Six major companies will lead concurrent interactive workshops. The selling related topics are in conjunction with K-State Sales Week. The workshop is Wednesday, Feb., 19, 2014 12:30-5:00 p.m., at the K-State Student Union.
Space is limited, register early
"I really enjoyed looking at how a group of people look at the brands of different public figures. It really showed me how my personal brand needs to be "polished in order to make a good impression on people.
- Spring 2013 participant
“The professional development day is a unique opportunity for students to attend small, interactive workshops aimed at enhancing their professional skills and networking with business professionals. By attending the workshops, students have a chance to enrich their college experience by gaining skills and knowledge that will help them become more marketable.”—Bente Janda, Director of Undergraduate Student Services
Workshop names & descriptions
Workshop description: In this workshop, you will learn from corporate representatives how to successfully obtain and keep an internship. Most successful applicants are aware there is more than academics to obtain an internship. One must have the ability to think critically, effectively communicate with the customers, coworkers, superiors and subordinates as well.
Summary of presentation: Of course top, young talent is needed in the workforce; however, without good interpersonal skills the employee will not succeed. One must be prepared to be engaged in conversations with peers, recruiters and hiring leaders, along with a well-rounded resume. This workshop will give examples as to how a university and a corporation collaborate to equip a candidate with the tool set and /or "soft skills" needed to successfully obtain and KEEP their internship. In addition, the workshop will also explore how the collaboration continues after the candidate is placed into an internship.
Cerner associates (and Kansas State alumni) speak about how to prepare yourself for a successful interview from prep work to follow up. Learn more about behavioral style interviewing and what companies are looking for from potential candidates.
Recent hires will share their personal experiences and advice on how to prepare, what you can expect to learn, and tips for making a good first impression.
In today’s world, your “virtual brand” is key to success when making the transition from campus to career. First impressions are hard to forget and information shared via social media or in other forms of electronic communication (email, texting, etc.) can impact your professional image. Join us for an engaging discussion to learn tips on how effective communication etiquette can help you make the right impression in a professional environment.
Transitioning from College to Career
It's not too soon to start planning for your post-college career. Making a transition from college to the working world can be tricky, especially if you aren't realistic in what to expect. This seminar will give you some great tips on successfully transitioning from the collegiate atmosphere to the working world.
Transitioning from School to Work
Transitioning from College to the workplace can be a jungle if you are not armed properly. Not to worry, this is a challenge that virtually every college student or recent graduate faces. We will discuss some skills to take with you into the workplace to make this transition a successful one.
Networking Workshops (All companies will be represented):
- Structured Networking (Only offered during Workshop 3, 2:30-3:15pm)(All companies will be represented):
This will be a structured networking time for those new to or uncomfortable networking. This will be somewhat similar to speed dating as groups will be rotated to different tables to meet employers. At each move a topic to discuss will be provided.
2. Networking (Only offered during Workshop 4, 3:30-4:15pm)(All companies will be represented):
This is a networking time for those who are experienced and comfortable networking. This will be a traditional networking time.