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Events and Activities

SSS Programming for Spring 2018

Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Facilitator:  Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career Development Coordinator
Learn how to present your skills and experiences in a way that will enhance your chances of being called for an interview.  You will learn strategies for writing effective resumes and cover letters, as well as how to adapt those materials for different positions and purposes.
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 178

Junior Career Seminar--Required for all third-year students in SSS

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career Development Coordinator
All students are strongly advised to have at least one professional internship prior to graduation.  This workshop teaches students where to find employment opportunities, how to develop a resume and cover letter, interview with confidence, and use proper follow-up strategies.
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11:00-12:00 pm, Menominee Room (320F) in Davies Center or
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 1:00-2:00 pm, Menominee Room (320F) in Davies Center

Graduate School:  Is It in Your Future?

Facilitator:  Andy Strowig, SSS Career Development Coordinator
Are you thinking of graduate or professional school, but finding the whole process a bit intimidating?  Bring your questions and concerns to this discussion about the benefits of a graduate degree.  We will examine such matters as building credentials, selecting appropriate programs, creating strong applications, timing and financing a degree.
Monday, Mar. 12, 2:00-3:00 pm, Potawatomi Room  (320C) in Davies Center

Degree Planning for Timely Graduation 

Facilitator:  Charlie Krula, SSS Academic Advising Coordinator
To graduate in a timely manner, it is important to consider your entire degree program when you register for classes.  This session will demonstrate how to create what-if degree audits for different majors using the electronic degree planner so that you you will maintain a direct path to graduation.
Monday, April 2, 1:00-1:50 pm, Little Niagara Room (211) in Davies Center

TRIO Day Celebration

Facilitator: Bruce Ouderkirk, SSS Director
TRIO Day is an opportunity to draw campus attention to the achievements of TRIO programs and their student participants.  Join students from four different TRIO projects for refreshments, informational sessions, and an awards ceremony.  Numerous door prizes will be awarded to those in attendance.
Tuesday, April 3, 3:30-5:30 pm, Ojibwe Ballroom (330) in Davies Center

Exploring Majors

Facilitators: Advisors from the Advising, Retention, and Career Center
Are you undeclared, uncertain about your major, or undecided on a career?  University advisors will help you explore majors and career goals by describing options in various colleges and answering questions about program requirements.
Wednesday, Apr. 4, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 178

Aiming for the Perfect Interview

Facilitator: Andy Strowig, SSS Career Development Coordinator
Sometimes the interview is all that stands between you and the job you want.  Learn how to improve your interviewing skills so that you can land the job you are seeking, whether you are applying for an internship, a summer job, or a permanent position.
Monday, Apr. 9, 2:00-3:00 pm, Centennial Hall 2415
Attendance is required for all second-year students in the SSS Program.

Senior Career Seminar--Required for all fourth-year students in SSS

Facilitator:Andy Strowig, SSS Career Development Coordinator
This seminar will prepare seniors to begin their professional career successfully.  Topics will include how to become politically savvy, use appropriate self-promotion, build strong working relationships, find career mentors, seek opportunities for additional education, and more.
Wednesday, Apr. 18, 3:00-4:00 pm, Potawatomi Room (320C) in Davies Center or
Monday, Apr. 23, 2:00-3:00 pm, Potawatomi Room (320C) in Davies Center

SSS Recognition Celebration

Facilitator: Bruce Ouderkirk, SSS Director
SSS will host a dinner to honor program participants who are graduating in May, as well as those who have a high GPA or have served as mentors or Advisory Board members during the academic year.
By Invitation:  Tuesday, Apr. 24, 5:00-6:30 pm, Dulany Inn (122) in Davies Cente

Fuel Up for Finals

Take a break during finals to relax and have some treats.  The SSS staff invites all program participants to stop by the SSS office for refreshments on the first day of final exams.
Monday, May 15, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Old Library 2136