Career Courses, Events, & Workshops

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Courses

CDE 110: Career Development
This course is designed to help students declare a major or find a future career.  This two-credit course is designed to help students clarify career and academic goals and is recommended for freshmen and sophomore students.  Through interest inventories and in-class activities students will gain a better understanding of which major and career choices might be best for them.  Students are graded on in-class activities and written work.  Each participant will receive individual evaluation and consultation.  Talk to your academic advisor to see if CDE 110 is right for you.

CDE 120: Career Planning
This course is designed to help students enhance those skills necessary in conducting a successful job search.  This two-credit hour course covers topics including resume writing, networking, interviewing and job search strategies and is open to junior and senior students.  Grades will be determined based on class participation and written assignments.  Students who have taken Career Development may still enroll in Career Planning.

Workshops

Resume Workshop
Let Career Services be your guide to writing resumes. Career Services offers several resume-writing workshops throughout the academic year.  You will be notified of these events via email and flyers posted around campus.

Interview Skills Workshops
Career Services visits Senior Year Experience (SYE) classes to help students with interview skills.  Attendees are able to ask questions, receive one-on-one assistance, and participate in “mock interviews”.  University Alumni and friends also assist with “Interview Days” to help student’s sharpen their skills and confidence.

Events

Part-time Job Fair
In early September, Career Services hosts a part-time job fair for new and returning students to find employment.  Positions include part-time positions with local banks, distributors, grocery stores, daycares, and video chains.

Etiquette Dinner and Business Fashion Show
Ever wonder which fork to use?  At the last etiquette dinner and fashion show over 80 students learned how to eat in a professional setting.  Following the dinner, students modeled current fashions while faculty members provided a demonstration of what not to wear.  Everyone not only learned a lot from the evening, but also had a great time!

Speed Networking
This event, hosted by Career Services and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) student organization, is designed to assist students in their networking skills.  Students have the opportunity to meet and give their “elevator pitch” to company representatives.  The evening begins with a short mixer followed by the networking event.  This event has led to student internship and full-time professional opportunities.

Interview Days
A variety of interview opportunities are offered each semester ranging from companies visiting campus for site interviews to “mock” interviews conducted by local alumni and friends.

On-Campus Recruiting
Each year the Career Services Center hosts numerous employers and graduate schools interested in recruiting Quincy University students. Many companies hold formal interview sessions, while others meet with students informally in the Cafeteria or Hawks Hangout. You will be notified of these events via email and flyers posted around campus.