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 13-15, 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: This program is full

Itinerary for August 2017:

Day 1 - Sunday, August 13, 2017
Morning - Move in to residence hall
Afternoon - Welcome Session-Getting to Know Each Other
Evening - Exploring Yourself to Find a Career Fit, movie and game night

Day 2 - Monday, August 14, 2017
Morning - Day 1 debrief and Exploring Yourself activity
Afternoon - Etiquette Lunch and networking, Leadership opportunities
Evening - Your Professional Social Network and campus speaker

Day 3 - Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Morning - Visit the Career Center
Afternoon - Employer site visit in Indianapolis
Evening - Return to campus, cookout, and recreational activities