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October 12, 2005

Explore Your Possibilities Week

Monday - Friday, October 17-21

Not sure which major is right for you? Interested in learning more about internships? Thinking about studying abroad but don't know which program is right for you. How about your resume - do you know where to start?

Get your questions answered by attending Career Service's 2nd Annual Explore Your Possibilities Week, October 17-21. Students, faculty, alumni and recruiters will present workshops in Davies Center October 17-19. (Pre-registration is recommended. Those who have pre-registered will receive a Pete Head.) Career Services will also host an Open House in Schofield 230, October 20-21. Stop in to meet the staff and learn about the resources available to you.

» Pre-register here

Some Sessions of Special Interest to Business Students
Refreshments will be provided at each session.

Tuesday, October 18

Starting a Career in a Financial Institution

Where: Badger Room
When: 10:00 am
In this session, you'll discover some of the different kinds of jobs that exist within a financial institution for a new college graduate. We'll also talk about some of the most common career tracks that newer employees follow, so that you can see where a new job can lead you to down the road. Some portion of this presentation will discuss what you can do right now, while still in school, to make yourself a stronger applicant when graduation time comes.
Rich Schemm, Vice President - Employee Services and Development, RCU

Is Operations Management for Me?
Where: Wisconsin Room
When: 10:00 am
In this session you will learn what operations is , what classes to take, internships, jobs available, and much more. You will also hear about the APICS organization--what they do and how it relates to what you will do when you graduate.
Autumn Sotak, President , APICS, Student Chapter President
Terry Wells, Senior Lecturer, Management & Marketing

Why Retail is a GREAT Career
Where: Badger Room
When: 12:30 pm
An overview of the retail industry's dramatic growth, what is fun and exciting about working within the industry, and the scope and future of retail. In addition, we will discuss Target's position within the industry and some of our opportunities, as well as why students should think of retail more as a "career" than just an hourly part-time job.
Sarah Denis , Former Intern, new Executive Team Leader, Target
Kati Purfeerst , Executive Team Leader: Hardlines, Target
Mari Stein, Executive Team Leader: Human Resources, Target

The Fastest Growing Field in America : Information Technology
Where: Clearwater Room
When: 12:30 pm
Seven of the ten fastest growing occupation categories tracked by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics are in Information Technology. A wide variety of great-paying careers awaits MIS and CS graduates. Attend this panel discussion to learn more about this exciting field.
Tom Hilton, Chair, Management Information Systems
Mike Wick, Chair, Computer Science
A panel of MIS and CS recruiters


Wednesday, October 19

Great Careers for Women in Information Technology
Where: Badger Room
When: 12:00 noon
Sweeping shifts in the demographics of the US workforce are driving a revolution in the quality of work life available in the information technology field. Telecommuting, flexible work hours, compensatory time off, and other innovative work-planning practices make the information technology profession more attractive than ever to people who want to have a full personal life. Attend this panel discussion to learn why information technology is the field for you!
Mike Wick, Chair, Computer Science
Tom Hilton, Chair, Management Information Systems
A panel of CS and MIS faculty and recruiters


Business Internships
Where: Eagle Room
When: 1:00 pm
This is an opportunity to meet and learn from a panel of students who have completed internships and from employers of interns. Find out the benefits of participating in one or more internships while in school. You will also learn how to locate internships, how to apply to them and how to receive academic credit for the internship.
Facilitated by: Robin Johengen, Career & Employment Coordinator, Career Services