|11:30 am Jan 22nd||Career Bootcamp: Internship Search Strategies Thomas Commons|
Searching for an internship? Join the Berry Career Institute for this workshop to learn search strategies, the types of internships that are available, and ways to fund them. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card! Bring your lunch and your laptop.
|11:30 am Jan 22nd||Career Bootcamp: Job Search Strategies Thomas Commons|
If you’re a senior seeking employment, join the Berry Career Institute for help with job search strategies, how to network in person and online, and talk through ways to stand out as a candidate during the interview. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card! Bring your lunch and your laptop.
|11:30 am Jan 23rd||Career Bootcamp: Resume Writing & Perfecting Thomas Commons|
Do you need to start your resume or have items to add? The Berry Career Institute will teach you how to format your resume for maximum impact and showcase your information in a manner that highlights your experiences. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card! Bring your lunch and your laptop.
|5:00 pm Jan 23rd||Cocktails & Career: Senior Only Happy Hour Zamora's Market|
Graduating Seniors: Enjoy a beverage on the Berry Career Institute staff while receiving one-on-one advice from a career coach on your resume, job search, or graduate school applications. Please bring a copy of your resume and your state-issued ID if you plan to consume alcohol.
|11:30 am Jan 24th||Career Bootcamp: LinkedIn: How-To & Why It's Worthwhile Thomas Commons|
Join this hands-on workshop with the Berry Career Institute where you’ll walk away with a functional LinkedIn profile. We’ll provide general information about LinkedIn and how it works, provide tips and tricks for getting your information noticed by employers and recruiters, and spend time creating your profile. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card! Bring your lunch and your laptop.
|11:30 am Jan 25th||Career Bootcamp: Personal Statements & Cover Letters Thomas Commons|
Whether you are applying to graduate programs or for a career, you will need a personal statement or cover letter. It must effectively and concisely describe who you are and why you are suited for your intended path, and also demonstrate your writing skills. This can make or break your application! This workshop will be co-presented by Mark Kendall from the Berry Career Institute and Laura Farmer from the Writing Studio. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card! Bring your lunch and your laptop.
|11:00 am Jan 28th||Career Fair Tips Table Thomas Commons|
Not sure what to expect at Tuesday's Internship, Job, and Grad School Fair? Stop by the Berry Career Institute table over lunch to pick up a list of who will be at Tuesday's fair and tips on how to approach employers, talk about your skills, and come away with useful contacts.
|11:00 am Jan 29th||Job, Internship, and Grad School Fair for All Majors & Class Years Thomas Commons|
Engage with a variety of employer partners for internships and full-time employment, as well as several graduate programs and post-graduate service organizations. This fair is for all majors and class years. Don't miss this chance to make connections with professionals across many different fields! Enter drawings to win **wireless speaker ($85 value!) -- one speaker given away per class! **One of four $250 awards to put towards grad school fees, test prep, or professional attire! **Kaplan test prep course good for GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT (~$2K value). Free LinkedIn profile photos will be offered outside of the fair. RSVP encouraged by Friday, Jan. 25th in order to receive personalized business cards but not required to attend.
|7:30 am Feb 7th||Des Moines Career Tour, Thursday of Block Break 5 Thomas Commons|
The Berry Career Institute will be taking students on a tour of several dynamic businesses in Iowa's capital of Des Moines on Thursday (February 7th) of Block Break 5. Students will tour and hear from representatives at Merchants Bonding Company, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (which includes Iowa Arts Council, Produce Iowa, and the State Historical Society of Iowa), at the Iowa State Capitol with the Iowa Senate Democrats. This is a unique opportunity to see inside a variety of work environments, discover new career paths, and make professional connections. Transportation and lunch will be provided and the day will last from 7:30am-6pm. All majors and class years are welcome to apply. Students from the arts, POL, SOC, ANT, PSY, and ECB may be particularly interested. See full itinerary and apply by January 31st by emailing Rsullens.