Wilkes University Celebrates Career Week with Events, Resources

by Web Services

As soon as students arrive on campus, the Center for Career Development and Internships’ unique Career Gateway Program begins preparing them for life beyond college. Wilkes University promotes student career success with career counseling, experiential learning and networking opportunities available from day one.

To further student successes, the University is celebrating Career Week, held nationally Nov. 11-15, with a variety of events.

  • Coffee and Careers: Nov. 11-15 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join the Center for Career Development and Internships on the Gateway behind the Henry Student Center for free coffee, hot chocolate or tea. During the event, students can check out sample resumes and ask career related questions to the staff.
  • Career Conversations Podcast: Nov. 11-15, 10 a.m. Tune into 90.7 WCLH to hear Career Conversations. The podcasts features Wilkes alumni discussing career leadership and mentorship experiences. You can also plug in your headphones, grab a notebook and check them out online, here.
  • United States Marines Information Table: Nov. 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Henry Student Center Lobby. Representatives from the U.S. Marines will have information available for interested students.
  • Will you be an INTERVIEW STAR? Big Interview training: virtual service. Students and alumni have the opportunity to create a free account with Big Interview to participate in mock interviews over web camera to better prepare them for the real thing. Services include training tutorials and practice responses to hundreds of practice interview questions.
  • Sports Management Club Speaker Panel: Nov. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in University Center on Main room 231. The Wilkes Sports Management Club will host guest speakers to connect interested students with industry professionals. All majors are invited to attend. Speakers include:
    • Matt Conway ’98, associate athletic director, facilities and operations  from Boston College Athletics
    • Ryan Ehrie, commissioner of Penn State University Athletic Conference – PSUAC and assistant director of commonwealth campus athletics with Penn State University
    • Matt Flanagan, sports performance coach with Athletic Republic
    • Mark Koski, chief executive officer and director of marketing for the National Federation of State High School Associations
    • Taylor Popple ’14, franchise owner of Orangetheory Fitness

Learn more about the speakers, here.

Students are also encouraged to sign up for Handshake to learn more about career opportunities.

For more information about career services at Wilkes, visit the Center for Career Development and Internships.

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