Explore your interests, define your path, meet employers and successful alumni, and most importantly, gain a competitive edge! Studies have shown that students coming into college with a defined plan for their major, internships, and career opportunities graduate in four years at a higher rate than their peers! During the Career Connections three-day program career professionals and student leaders will guide you through the creation of an action plan for success that will care you through graduation and into the world of work. You will also meet fellow freshmen, learn about campus resources and opportunities, and meet with industry leaders and professionals.
To participate, complete the registration form below and either pay online or contact the Office of Student Life about other payment options. You will receive additional information once your registration and payment have been received. Direct questions to Charlie Ricker in the Career Center, 765-285-2422.
Program Fee (includes meals, lodging, activities): $135.00 for Summer 2017
Program Dates: August 13-16, 2017. (Please note that three other Summer Bridge Programs - Accelerate, Cardinal Leadership and Service Seminar, and Early Start - take place during the same dates as Cardinal Connections, so if you are registering for Cardinal Connections, you cannot register as a participant for Accelerate, C.L.A.S.S. or Early Start)
Maximum Participation: Limited to 30 students
Registration: Online registration for Career Connections is expected to open April 1, 2017.
Itinerary for August 2017:
Day 1 - Sunday, August 13, 2017
10:00 a.m. Check-in
2:00 p.m. Welcome, Get to Know Each Other with Peer Coaches
3:00 p.m. Small Group Meetings with Peer Coaches
4:00 p.m. Get Career-Ready with Your Four-Year Plan!
5:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 p.m. It’s All About You!
8:00 p.m. Recreation Night
Day 2 - Monday, August 14, 2017
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Small Group Meetings
10:00 a.m. Managing Your Minutes and Solving Problems, Like A Boss!
12:00 p.m. Lunching with Style (Etiquette Lunch and Networking)
2:00 p.m. Leadership Opportunities
3:00 p.m. Resumania!
4:00 p.m. Visit the Career Center!
5:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Your Professional Social Network
9:00 p.m. Social Night
Day 3 - Tuesday, August 15, 2017
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Employer Site Visit
12:00 p.m. Lunch On Your Own!
3:00 p.m. Leave Indianapolis to return to Muncie
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