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Career Con 2018: Student Sessions

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Tuesday, Oct. 9th

11:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M.

WELLTOWER-SENIORS HOUSING: GROWING INDUSTRY WITH TREMENDOUS CAREER OPPORTUNITY (Location: SU 3018)
Presenter:
Michael Schneider HC Specialist-Talent Management

Welltower Inc. (NYSE:  WELL) and its partners are transforming healthcare for an aging population.  Welltower will host a panel discussion with leading companies including Belmont Village, Common Sail and Sunrise Senior Living to educate students on the seniors housing industry. The presentation will include career opportunities for interested students and alumni in the areas of sales, marketing, nursing, leadership, physical/occupational therapy, human resources, accounting, finance, and operations.

11:30 A.M. - 11:50 A.M.

CLINICAL NURSE LEADER- AN ALTERNATE PATH TO A CAREER IN NURSING (Location: SU 3016)
Presenter:
David Lymanstall:   MEd, MSN, RN

The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is a graduate level program that targets those students who already hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and offers them an opportunity to enter the Nursing field with a master’s degree in Nursing (MSN). Upon graduation students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX RN exam. This is an on campus, two year full time program.

UT’S PARALEGAL PROGRAM- WHAT DOES A PARALEGAL DO & WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS? (Location: SU 2018)
Presenter:
John Schlageter, Director of paralegal studies program and a senior lecturer, The University of Toledo

UT’s nationally acclaimed, American Bar Association approved Paralegal Studies Program prepares students to work in the court system, corporate legal departments, government agencies, and law offices.

MAKE A GREAT CAREER FROM YOUR PART TIME JOB OR INTERNSHIP (Location: SU 3020)
Presenter:
Eric Jones Sr; University Relationship Manager University Relations, Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans

Learn how to turn your internship into a full time/career opportunity.

12:00 (NOON) - 12:20 P.M.

IT AIN’T EASY BEING WHEEZY: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN RESPIRATORY CARE (Location: SU3016)
Presenter:
Nicole McKenzie; Assistant Professor: Respiratory Care, The University of Toledo

Respiratory Therapists have expertise in the management of problems and diseases that affect a person’s ability to breathe: everything from a constricted airway (like asthma) to chronic lung disease to respiratory failure caused by trauma. They can be found in every unit of the hospital as well as sleep labs, pulmonary function labs, physician offices, long term care facilities, and even medical device sales companies. Many therapists also move on to more advanced roles such as hospital management, research, education, and even on to medical school or physician assistant school. At The University of Toledo, we have a 4-year bachelor’s program split into 2 years of pre-requisites followed by 2 years of professional coursework. Students will gain 1,000+ hours of experience at the bedside in Toledo-area hospitals by the time they graduate with excellent career outlook. UT’s program is recognized internationally for high board exam pass rates and job placement rates.

THE 21st CENTURY ART STUDENT (Location: SU 3018) 
Presenter:
Brian Carpenter; Artist, Curator and Assistant Professor, The University of Toledo.

An overview of The University of Toledo Department of Art's innovative curriculum, programming, and state-of-the-art facilities. 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES & CAREERS (Location: SU 3020)
Presenter: Dr. Linda Rouillard, Professor of French and Chair of the World Languages and Cultures Department

This presentation will look at career options for students who major or minor in foreign languages. From education, to business, law, medicine, the arts, any career professional will benefit from exposure to language study and cultural immersion.

12:30 P.M. - 12:50 P.M.

BUILD A BETTER LINKEDIN PROFILE (Location: SU 3016)
Presenter:
Mary Jo Borden, Internship Coordinator for the B.S. in. Pharmaceutical Sciences Program, The University of Toledo

Take 5 steps today to improve your LinkedIn profile, learn strategies to keep building your network and to search and connect with alumni.  Bring your laptop or tablet to make changes while we talk.

STARTING YOUR CAREER IN CORRECTIONS & LAW ENFORCEMENT (Location: SU 3018)
Presenters:
Jeff Richmond; Human Resources Director, Toledo Correctional Institution and Lourdes Rocha, Background and recruitment Unit for the Toledo Police Department

Learn about application procedures and timelines to apply for a job in corrections and law enforcement.  Our speakers will also provide insight into the variety of positions that are available in their organizations, and answers any questions students may have for them.

“THE INTERNSHIP EVENT” FOR COMMUNICATION, PR, & GRAPHIC DESIGN MAJORS VIA AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION, TOLEDO (AAF) (Location: SU 3020)
Presenter:
Mallory Tarr, Community Relations Specialist at The Ability Center of Greater Toledo, American Advertising Federation (AAF), Toledo

This session will give participants insight into AAF’s “Internship Event” which is held annually to bring together students, professionals and potential employers. The event is designed to prepare and educate students as they begin their professional careers, helping them to find and excel in internship positions. 

1:00 P.M. - 1:20 P.M.

WHAT DOES A SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST DO? (Location: SU 3016)
Presenter:
Dr. Jennifer Reynolds, Director of the School Psychology Graduate Program, The University of Toledo

This presentation will provide information about a hidden profession:  School Psychology. School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. Come learn more about the School Psychology Graduate Program at the University of Toledo.

8 TIPS TO BUILD A STRONG LAW SCHOOL APPLICATION (Location: SU 3018)
Presenter:
Jessica Mehl; Assistant Dean for Law Admissions, The University of Toledo

Applying to law school can be a rigorous process. There are many things undergraduate students can do to increase their odds of being admitted to the school of their dreams. Attend this session to learn about the Law School Admission Test and how to prepare for it.

CAN I GET A JOB WITH A LIBERAL ARTS DEGREE? (Location: SU 3020)
Presenter:
Holly Monsos, Professor and Senior Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Letters, The University of Toledo, as well as Executive Director/Costume Designer for Glacity Theatre Collective

Come participate in a short interactive quiz to guess which major led which College of Arts and Letters alum to an actual, bill-paying - and very interesting – job. Warning, the answer will rarely be the one you expect, and it may give you some new ideas about your own possible future career path. 

1:30 P.M. - 1:50 P.M.

HOT TIPS FOR APPLYING FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL (Location: SU 3016)
Presenter:
Kelly Barger is currently the Graduate Enrollment and Brand Manager for the College of Business and Innovation, The University of Toledo

Hot Tips for Applying to Graduate School will cover tips students can utilize when applying to graduate school at the University of Toledo as well as other universities.

CAREERS IN THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND INNOVATION (Location: SU 3018)
Presenter:
Darlene Stevens; Enrollment Management Specialist, College of Business and Innovation, The University of Toledo

Hands on session where you will find out your Holland Code and learn about various careers in the College of Business and Innovation.

“JOBS THAT MATTER” and “MAKING IT COUNT” CHOOSING A CAREER IN THE NON-PROFIT INDUSTRY (Location: SU 3020)
Presenter:
Tara Burnside; HR Manger; Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio; Monique Zellars, City Year Detroit ’14, ’15, Regional Recruitment Manager

A common misunderstanding concerning Non-Profit careers is that individuals who work in these careers never make much money, that they get used and abused by the For-Profit industries and that these individuals are not looked upon well. These are untrue. Non-Profit careers range from lucrative careers in the medical industry to more meager paying careers for the community service industries.  You can expect good remuneration even as an Executive Director or Software Engineer within the industries of community service. Each career is unique and offers their own provisions relative to their industry.  The emotional satisfaction of non-profit careers is one of the primary rewards.  In addition, we know and realize the satisfaction we help provide to the individuals we serve. Between great job opportunity prospects and necessary fresh talent, Non-Profit careers become excellent candidates for future career development.  Non-Profit organizations that employ such talent highly appreciate the help provided as well as appreciate the work this talent provides for the society they all serve.

2:00 P.M. - 2:20 P.M.

ATHLETIC TRAINING- IT’S MORE THAN FANNY PACKS AND WATER BOTTLES! (Location: SU 3016)
Presenter:
Sarah Long serves as the Director of the Professional Athletic Training Program, The University of Toledo

Ever noticed those people on the sidelines of sporting events carrying water bottles and wearing fanny packs? Did you know they’ve completed several years of rigorous training and have passed a national credentialing exam? Did you know they have the knowledge and skills to save someone’s life, prevent injuries and also rehabilitate someone after an injury?  Come learn about what it takes to be an athletic trainer!

Athletic Training is a rapidly evolving and dynamic healthcare profession.  Since its roots in college athletics, athletic training has grown into a healthcare profession of nearly 50,000 individuals nationwide.  Athletic Trainers (ATs) are trained to provide preventative, emergency and therapeutic care to physically active individuals and are a key member of the sports medicine healthcare team.  ATs work alongside physicians and other healthcare professionals in the traditional settings of college, high school and professional sports and more recently have established themselves in performing arts, occupational, recreational and physician’s office settings. Currently, the AT profession is undergoing an evolution spurred by changes in educational preparation and clinical practice.  It’s an exciting time to be a part of this health profession so consider learning more about a career as an athletic trainer!

HOW TO IDENTIFY A GREAT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY! (Location: SU 3018)
Presenter:
Brandon Hedges; Northwest Mutual Insurance College Unit Director for both Toledo and Findlay as well as a full time Financial Advisor

Learn about key factors you should investigate prior to signing up for an internship! 

STUDY ABROAD: BEING IN THE TOP 10% OF GRADUATING STUDENTS (Location: SU 3020)
Presenter:
David Black; International Education Program Manager, Education Abroad Office, The University Toledo

Only 10% of the nation’s university student population study abroad.  Fewer of these students do an international internship.  In today’s world of a competitive job market, an international internship will place the UT student at the top of the list for employers. Consider restructuring this sentence: Within the first year after graduation, 95% of students who have studied abroad find employment in their field.  This percentage increases with participation in an international internship.

2:30 P.M. - 2:50 P.M.

LIKE “BRAND” NEW: CREATING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND FOR A COMPETITIVE POST-COLLEGE WORLD (Location: SU 3016)
Presenters:
Ashleigh Wade; Associate Dean of Students & Director of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, The University of Toledo and Erin Hungerman; Coordinator of the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, The University of Toledo

When preparing to apply for jobs after college, you do so knowing that there are many qualified candidates, just like you, interested in the same positions. While you may share similar educational backgrounds and qualifications with these candidates, you have an advantage they do not: you’re uniquely you. In this interactive session, we will discuss creating and maintaining your personal “brand:” what sets you apart and makes employers remember you in a sea of applicants. We will explore the importance of managing your personal and professional reputation (both in-person and online), as well as how networking, a strong work ethic, and selling yourself as a strong candidate can put you on the fast-track to a promising post-college career.

NETWORKING- THE FUN AND EFFECTIVE WAY! (Location: SU 3018)
Presenter:
Chelsea Zaboroski; Talent Acquisition Specialist for Enterprise Holdings

Come learn strategies to meet professionals and expand your community of contacts with your field in this fun and interactive session.

OPT/CPT FACTS FOR STUDENTS (Location: SU 3020)
Presenter:
Pete Thomas; Director of Immigration, Office of International Student and Scholar Services, The University of Toledo

Learn about the steps and requirements for obtaining OPT and CPT

Last Updated: 10/3/18