Real World Edge Opportunities

For the Real World Edge, you will need 100 hours that may include a combination of service learning, research experiences, work experience, internships, or professional activities related to your major and/or minor.  You can get a maximum of 5 hours for general professional development workshops like the Cat Career Conference, resume workshops, LinkedIn, etc.


Possible Real World Edge Hours

What happens if your dream employer gets into the elevator with you?  Do you know how to concisely tell them why you’d be a great fit for their company?  Come to this Skill Builder! workshop, "What's Your Elevator Pitch?", on Wednesday, September 28, from 5-6:30 p.m. in Hedgcock 2303, to find out how to build your elevator pitch and customize it to specific employers.  Melissa Sprouse, Assistant Director of Career Services at NMU, will be the presenter.  To register for this workshop, click here.

Possible Real World Edge Hours
 

Employability is a term that describes how and why an individual gains and successfully maintains employment.  It includes one’s ability to take effective action; explain what they want to achieve; work effectively with others; and continually learn from their experiences in a diverse and changing society.  At this Skill Builder! workshop, "Employability:  How to Get a Job and Find Personal Satisfaction in Your Career," on Thursday, September 29, from 3-4:30 p.m., in The Back Room, University Center, we will discuss the five dimensions of employability and how to showcase these factors in the job search process.  The presenter for this workshop is Ann Crandell-Williams, an Assistant Professor and the Field Coordinator in the Social Work Department at NMU.  o register for this workshop, click here.

Possible Real World Edge Hours

A resume may get you the interview, but the interview will get you the job.  Learn more at this interactive Skill Builder! workshop, "Job Fair Preparation," on Tuesday, October 4, from 4-5:30 p.m. in Hedgcock 2303, aimed at improving your interviewing skills.  Melissa Sprouse, Assistant Director of Career Services at NMU, will be the presenter.  To register for this workshop, click here.

Possible Real World Edge Hours


A "Resume" workshop, which is a part of the Cat Career Conference, will be held on Saturday, October 8, from 9-10 a.m.  At this workshop, you will learn how to create an effective resume that will get you noticed in todays's job market.  To register for this workshop and for more information, please click here.

Possible Real World Edge Hours

An "Interview Skills" workshop, which is a part of the Cat Career Conference, will be held on Saturday, October 8, from 9-10 a.m.  At this workshop, you will learn valuable interview skills and find out how to answer some common interview questions.  To register for this workshop and for more information, please click here.

Possible Real World Edge Hours

A "Resume" workshop, which is a part of the Cat Career Conference, will be held on Saturday, October 8, from 10-11 a.m.  At this workshop, you will learn how to create an effective resume that will get you noticed in todays's job market.  To register for this workshop and for more information, please click here.

Possible Real World Edge Hours

An "Interview Skills" workshop, which is a part of the Cat Career Conference, will be held on Saturday, October 8, from 10-11 a.m.  At this workshop, you will learn valuable interview skills and find out how to answer some common interview questions.  To register for this workshop and for more information, please click here.

Possible Real World Edge Hours

A "Job/Internship Search Tools" workshop, which is a part of the Cat Career Conference, will be held on Saturday, October 8, from 11 a.m.-Noon.  At this workshop, you will learn tips to finding a job or internship, along with what tools are available to help you in your job search - both online and in person.  To register for this workshop and for more information, please click here.

Possible Real World Edge Hours

A "LinkedIn" workshop, which is a part of the Cat Career Conference, will be held on Saturday, October 8, from 11 a.m.-Noon.  At this workshop, you will learn what makes an effective LinkedIn profile, how to start building your network, and what you can do with it.  To register for this workshop and for more information, please click here.

Possible Real World Edge Hours

A workshop, "What I Wish I Had Known," which is a part of the Cat Career Conference, will be held on Saturday, October 8, from 11- a.m.-Noon.  At this workshop, alumni will discuss what they wish they would've known about the job search process and the transition from college to career.  To register for this workshop and for more information, please click here.

Possible Real World Edge Hours

Looking for a job or internship now?  Thinking about life after graduation?  If you’re in the market for a new or different career, you’ll need to put together a comprehensive, proactive job search strategy to make sure you’re looking for jobs in all the right places.  Let us help you figure it out!  Participants will leave with a clear idea of what their next steps should be.  Register for this Skill Builder! workshop, "Creating a Job Search Strategy,"  on Monday, October 17, from 5-6:30 p.m., in Hedgcock 2303.  Melissa Sprouse, Assistant Director of Career Services at NMU, will be the presenter.  To register for this workshop, click here.

Possible Real World Edge Hours

The Economics Student Association will be brining Dr. Jesse Wright to campus on Monday, October 10, to discuss business careers in economics.  Please check back for more information or contact Ryan at rmeister@nmu.edu.

Possible Real World Edge Hours

Do you know about LinkedIn?  This professional social network is used by 90% of recruiters to find new hires – will they find you?  Participants will learn about what makes an effective LinkedIn profile and leave with an account and profile.  Those with a previously created account are welcome to attend to find out how to maximize it.  Please come with your laptop – if you have a resume, it can be helpful to bring that as well. This Skill Builder! workshop, "LinkedI 101," will be held on Monday, November 7, from 4-5:30 p.m. in Hedgcock 2303.  The presenter will be Melissa Sprouse, Assistant Director of Career Services at NMU.  To register for this workshop, click here.

Possible Real World Edge Hours

Many people are turned away by the term “networking” – are you one of them?  You shouldn’t be!  Attend this Skill Builder! workshop, "Networking:  How to do it (and Why!), on Wednesday, November 11, from 4-5:30 p.m., in Hedgcock 2303, to find out more about what networking really is (hint – you’re doing it all the time already…), why it’s such an important tool, and how you can build up your network to find career guidance, internship opportunities, and yes, even a job.  Melissa Sprouse, Assistant Director of Career Services at NMU, will be the presenter.  To register for this workshop, click here.

Possible Real World Edge Hours

So you have a LinkedIn account…but do you know what to do with it?  Come to this Skill Builder! workshop, "LinkedIn 201," on Tuesday, November 15, from 4-5:30 p.m., in Hedgcock 2303, and get some great information about how to start building your network, and find out what you can do with it.  90% of recruiters are using LinkedIn to source their new hires… do you know how to get your information to them?  Participants should have already created an account (but did not need to attend LinkedIn 101).  Bring your laptop!  The presenters are Melissa Sprouse, Assistant Director of Career Services at NMU, and Lindsay Demske is the Operations Manager at United HealthCare.  To register for this workshop, click here.


Possible Diversity - Domestic, Leadership, or Real World Edge Hours
 

Are you looking for a chance to experience the other side of health care?  If so, please contact Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice, to learn about a variety of opportunities available. You can contact our Volunteer Coordinator today at 906-225-4545, e-mail us for more information at lilahn@uphomehealth.com, or follow our efforts atwww.facebook.com/uphomehealth.

Our Program:

Our hospice volunteers program offers several different types of opportunities ranging from direct companion/family support volunteers, special service volunteers, special project volunteers and even group opportunities.  Those who choose to work with our hospice patients directly will work in a variety of different settings that may include the patient’s personal homes, local hospitals, nursing homes, assisted livings, and memory care facilities.

As a volunteer with our hospice program, you will discover flexibility, specialized training and opportunities for personal growth.  Our team approach supports your role in making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.  You will also find the support of our Hospice Foundation which provides resources for volunteer projects and our Make-a-Memory Program.

Current Opportunities:

Companion/family support volunteers work to provide support directly to patients and families.  To ensure that all volunteers are equipped for the challenge of working with those dealing with a life limiting illness, we require that volunteers complete orientation and training sessions.  It’s important that volunteers understand the philosophy of hospice and are aware of the specific ways we work to serve the community.  Volunteers spend their visits being present, listening, helping with errands or light household tasks or providing short respite opportunities for caregivers.

Special service volunteers are able to share their special skills of music or art therapy, massage therapy, and reminisce therapy.  If you have any talents you would like to share, contact us today.

Special project volunteers groups help with special projects that are vital in providing indirect support to our patients and their caregivers.  Many of these groups consist of resident volunteers from the local assisted living and nursing facilities.  Projects include but are not limited to:  heated comfort bags, fleece tie blankets, recipes-in-a-jar/horticulture therapy kits, and cards, letters and flowers.

Group volunteer opportunities exist for your group, club, or organization to become involved with hospice.  Upper Peninsula Hospice will provide an informative presentation or on-site training for any interested group.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities call our volunteer coordinator at 906-225-4545 or check us out atwww.facebook.com/uphomehealth.

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