Events

Career Events, Workshops, & Seminars

NOTE: ALL ON-CAMPUS EVENTS WILL BE VIRTUAL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

HANDSHAKE STUDENT EVENTS PAGE

Students and alumni may access the Handshake events page to check the latest events (Handshake account required).

Go to this link to sign in and request access.  

Spring 2022 Virtual Hiring & Networking Fair | March 8, 2021 

Details TBA

Fall 2021 CAREER & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Career Development is excited to provide programs and resources for students attending JBU in preparation for internship and career opportunities. The following is a list of Career and Professional Development workshops offered this spring. To sign up for a workshop or career coaching appointment, log into JBU Handshake!

Kingdom Professionals Bible Study

Wednesdays

Time: 8:15 PM - 9:45 PM

Location: Register on Handshake | Online: Zoom

Becoming a Christian is more than just believing the right truths about God. It also involves a reshaping of the entire person into the image of Jesus Christ. If you are a current JBU student or alum and you’ve acknowledged the value of maturing in your Kingdom identity in your professional development journey this study in God’s word is just for you! Join Career Development and our Kingdom Professionals Discipleship group and prepare to grow in your love for the word of God and his transforming work taking place in you. Email cdc@jbu.edu for the zoom link to join and additional resources!

Exploring Majors and Careers thru Interests

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Time: 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: Student Development Office #148 | Online: Zoom

Open to all JBU students —this workshop can be applied to major and career exploration & discernment. In this interactive workshop, you will learn about your interests and how they relate to majors and careers. You will also learn how to put Handshake to work for you. In order to attend this workshop, you will need to register for the workshop online and take the free online interest assessment prior to the workshop. Copies of your results will be provided during the workshop.

Competencies Developed: Career & Self Development, Professionalism, Critical Thinking, Leadership

Career Readiness for the Kingdom Professional

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: Student Development Conference Room #148 | Online: Zoom

What does it mean to be career ready? What are career readiness competencies? What career readiness competencies do employers value most in their new college hires? What are spiritual growth competencies and which ones should be present in the lives of Christian college students? Join Ms. Robinson in Career Development to explore the power, relevance and significance of spiritual growth competencies and the top career competencies employers are looking for in student professionals.

Competencies Developed: Career & Self Development, Leadership, Critical Thinking, Professionalism

Resume and Cover Letter Lab

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Location: Student Development Conference Room #148 | Online: Zoom

Do any of these statements sound like you? I need a resume, but I’m not sure how to get started… I have a resume, but I need advice to improve it… I am unsure about how to write a cover letter and why I need one… This workshop will help you to begin or continue creating a draft of your resume and cover letter to communicate your experience.

Competencies Gained: Career & Self Development, Leadership, Communication, Critical Thinking, Professionalism

The Art of Interviewing and Professionalism Lab

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: Student Development Conference Room #148 | Online: Zoom

Ever walk into an interview having no idea what questions the employer will ask or how to answer them? Not sure what to wear or what to say? We've got you covered. This workshop will inform students about what it means to be a professional in achievement, conversation, and presentation. We will provide interviewing coaching tools, employer research resources, common questions and professional dress consultation. Mastering interview skills is essential for success in landing a job or an internship. You can’t get a job without passing the interview test! So join Career Development for this interactive workshop!

Competencies Developed: Communication Skills, Professionalism, Career Management, Career & Self Development, Critical Thinking, Leadership All JBU Career Development workshops are integrated into a biblical perspective with a desire and mission for Christ to be in all and “Christ Over All.” Workshop schedule may change depending upon room availability and student interest. Contact cdc@jbu.edu with any questions.

Resume & Career Closest Pop-Up

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Time: 10:30am – 2:00pm

Location: Walker Student Center |

Are you in need of professional attire for an upcoming interview, or the upcoming Spring 2022 Hiring & Networking fair or another experience? The Career Center’s Career Closet is a service that provides and loans suits, blazers, shirts, ties, and other professional accessories to help you look your professional best Student will not sign-up for pop-in times. Register on Handshake

COACHING - ALL SUMMER & FALL

  • Anytime | Career Coaching Consultation | Check Handshake for availability | Career Development Office located In Student Development - CURRENT APPTS WILL BE HELD ON ZOOM

Note: Students will need to make an appointment with Ms. Robinson or Mrs. Brown through Handshake and will be sent a Zoom link. Students will need to have a goal/purpose for their initial session identified.

Make your appointment today to meet with a Career Development Coach on any of the following items:

  • Choosing or Changing your Major
  • Mock Interview prep
  • Career and Personality Assessment
  • Job Search Planning
  • Christianity in the Workplace
  • Internship Search and Prep
  • Creating a Resume
  • Reviewing a Resume
  • Creating a LinkedIn Account
  • Creating a Mission Statement
 

If you are receiving class credit or points for attending any of the above workshops and/or events please notify the career development representative.

Workshop schedule may change depending upon room availability and student interest. Contact cdc@jbu.edu with any questions.

EMPLOYER EVENTS

Check out our Employer virtual events on Handshake such as on-campus visits and off-campus information sessions. You will need a student account to login to Handshake.

 

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CAREER READINESS COMPETENCIES

Career Competencies that can be gained by attending the above Professional Development events:

Career Management: Identify and articulate one's skills, strengths, knowledge, experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth.

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual can obtain, interpret, use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.

Communication competency: You will be able to articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively express your ideas to others.

Oral/Written Communications: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to individuals inside and outside of an organization.

Professionalism/Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, productively working with others, time management of workload, and understanding the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image.

Global/Intercultural Fluency: Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, and religions. The individual demonstrates, openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.