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Project Ex: Explore, Experience, Execute

Date Wednesday, October 25, 2017
9 a.m. - noon
Location View maps and directions to Benson Great Hall
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SponsorsDepartment of Business and Economics with the Office of Career Development and Calling

Event Description

Join us for the 5th annual Project Ex, a professional and career development seminar for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Our goal is to equip you for your career, whether you are a first-year student still figuring out your major or a senior building your resume and negotiating a job offer.

Keynote Speaker

Lynne Raatz is the founder and owner of Lynne Raatz Coaching & Consulting L.L.C., Lynne is a coach and consultant who specializes in the niche areas of career management, life purpose discovery, and leadership development. Having been on a unique career journey of her own, from an active duty Army Officer to Stay-at-Home Mom, Lynne loves to help others find their best career fit and fulfill their God-given purpose. Lynne holds a Master of Arts Degree in Strategic Leadership from Bethel University as well as a Master of Arts Degree in Theology. Lynne is also a Certified Career Management Coach and Certified Professional Life Coach. Most recently, Lynne has begun working with GiANT Worldwide, an industry leader in leadership training and development. Lynne lives in the Northwest metro along with her husband, Jack, and 3 young boys.

Schedule

9-9:30 a.m. | Coffee and Donut Holes | CLC Lobby
9:30-10 a.m. | Opening Session | Benson Great Hall
10:10-11 a.m. | Breakout Session I | Various locations
11:10 a.m.-Noon | Breakout Session II | Various locations
1-3 p.m. | Internship and Job Fair | Brushaber Commons Level 2

Breakout Sessions

How to Make the Most of Your College Years

Recommended for PSEO and Freshman | A panel of seniors will share recommendations and reflections about the best actions they took to prepare for their career and life at Bethel. Learn which activities and decisions can help you make the most of your time in college and set you up for future success.

What Can I Do With a Bus/Econ Degree?

Recommended for PSEO, Freshman, and Undeclared Majors | Learn about career options for each of the Business and Economics majors. This session will feature a panel of Bus/Econ department faculty from each of the major areas: accounting, business analysis and analytics, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, international business, marketing, and leadership.

What Can I Do With an Arts and Humanities Degree?

Recommended for PSEO, Freshman, Transfers, and Undeclared Majors | Learn about the ways in which a major or minor in the Arts & Humanities can help prepare you for a career and for a life of meaningful work and service. This session will feature a panel of faculty from representative areas in the liberal arts.

Building Your Brand by Developing Workplace Skills

Recommended for Sophomores, Juniors and Undeclared | During this session you will learn about professional communication and methods you can use to effectively manage time, set goals and execute tasks which are very important skills for developing your personal brand.

All the World's a Stage: No Matter What Your Major

Recommended for Sophomores, Juniors and Undeclared Majors |  Hands on exercises and practical tips on how theatre training boosts not only your resume but also your interview and work skills - giving you an important edge over your competition.

Networking or Notworking

Recommended for Sophomores and Juniors |  Everyone says that networking is important, but it often seems awkward and overwhelming! Hear practical tips and strategies from seasoned networkers on how to make networking work for you.

How to Attend a Job Fair

Recommended for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors | Career Fairs give you an opportunity to make a lasting impression on an employer.  This session will give you practical advice for attending any career fair with success!

How to Make the Most of Your Business and Economics Internship Experience

Recommended for Sophomores and Juniors | Panel discussion on making the most of an internship.  Hear from students who have completed successful internships, as well as internship course instructors.  Have a question?  Get answers from students who have been there.

How to Make the Most of Your Internship Experience (All Non-Business Majors)

Recommended for Sophomores and Juniors | Panel discussion on making the most of an internship.  Hear from students who have completed successful internships, as well as internship course instructors.  Have a question?  Get answers from students who have been there.

Sticky Situations: Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

Recommended for Juniors, Seniors, Transfers, and Undeclared Majors | This session will explore why some workplace conversations are more difficult to have and how to face them with increased confidence. Conversation preparation, facilitation, and follow-up are important aspects to enable success. You will develop skills to productively navigate these aspects of difficult discussions.

The Big Transition: College to Career

Recommended for Seniors |  Learn how to make a smooth, successful leap into the working world. Topics include: right attitudes & expectations, effective relationships, organizational politics, managing impressions, company culture, and developing work savvy.

Bringing Your Whole Self to Work

Recommended for Juniors and Seniors | Have you ever wondered what it actually looks like to live out your faith at work? This session will feature a panel of professionals who will share advice and stories on faith at work.

Negotiating My First Job Offer

Recommended for Seniors | This session will provide an overview of the types of benefits commonly offered by employers and which are negotiable. You will learn strategies for negotiating salary and benefits. This session will include practice in negotiating.

How to Spend Your Paycheck

Recommended for Seniors |  Excited about your first paycheck?! Do you know how much will be taken out for taxes? At this session, you will see a realistic example of a budget and learn how much you can afford to save, spend, and give.

Questions?

Contact Lela Sanchez Oslin at l-oslin@bethel.edu.


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