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Don't Gamble with Your Future.

Attend the Cat Career Conference instead!

The Cat Career Conference is your opportunity to jump-start your career and professional development.  Join us on Saturday, November 1, 2014 for this day-long conference at the University Center to learn about how you can take charge of your future! With four tracks and sixteen sessions to choose from, you can tailor your conference experience to fit your needs.  Plus, you'll get doughnuts and coffee in the morning, and a FREE lunch! 

To register for the conference, sign in to Cat Career Tracks and click on the "Job Fairs, Workshops, and Info Sessions" tab.  From there, you'll be able to search for the Conference.  Click on the "Register Now" button to sign up!  After you register, you'll be sent an email with a link, where you'll select your sessions.  Click here to download an instructional card. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.  This event is free for students.

To make it easy to choose your sessions, we’ve grouped them into four different tracks – Beginners, Beginners+, Job Seekers, and Job Seekers+.  Each track roughly corresponds to your year in school – but sign up for any session that interests you, and you can certainly change your mind before November!  There are offerings from different departments on campus, and a variety of topics, from Choosing Your Major, to Developing a Professional Presence, to Workplace Communications. Click here for a downloadable copy of the day's agenda and session descriptions.

Because this event has such limited space, registration is only open to current NMU students.  Alumni are welcome to attend if there are still open spaces after October 25.  An invitational email will be sent out at that time if space is available.  Registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis at that time, but still with no cost.   

At this time we do not plan to accept registrations from non-alumni/non-students. 

Pick Your Track

You may be a Beginner if…

… you are not sure what you’d like to do as a career, or haven’t chosen a major.

You may be a Beginner+ if…

…you’re not quite ready to start your job-search, but you’ve decided on a career field. 

You may be a Job Seeker if…

… you’ve got an ideal job in mind, but aren’t sure how to find it. 

You may be a Job Seeker+ if…

…you’ve decided what you want to do, and you want to make sure you get there. 

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

10:00 AM Check-In (coffee, juice, and doughnuts provided by Career Services)
10:30 AM Beginners Track Beginners+ Track Jobseeker Track Jobseeker+ Track
Choose Your Major
Katy Morrison
ACAC
Resumes
Steve LaFond
Career Services
Interview Skills
Jim Gadzinski
Career Services /ACAC
Effective Networking
Andrew Hill
Alumni Association
10 minute break
11:30 AM Resumes
Steve LaFond
Career Services
Interview Skills
Jim Gadzinski
Career Services /ACAC
Internships
Jim Cantrill
CAPS
Workplace Communication
Sara Potter
CAPS
12:30 PM Lunch (provided by Career Services)
1:30 PM Skills for Success
Lenette Pynnonen
ACAC
Developing a Career Strategy
Rhea Dever
Human Resources
Job Search Tools
Melissa Sprouse & Kara Cox
Career Services

Developing  a Professional Presence
Victoria Leonhardt
Great Lakes Center for Youth Development

10 minute break
2:30 PM Career and Job Search Timeline
Josh Santiago
ACAC
What I Wish I Had Known…
Student Panel/Lenette
ACAC
Developing a Career Strategy
Rhea Dever
Human Resources
Graduate School: Continuing Your Education
Dr. Brian Cherry
Graduate Studies
3:30 PM End
3:30 - 4:30  Complimentary Professional Headshots: Sponsored by NMU Alumni Association
Held in the Alumni Suite