Events & Workshops

Students are encouraged to attend!

Due to COVID-19 all Fall 2020 Career Center events will be held virtually. See the calendar below for more information. 

Your career journey is an ongoing process of exploration, learning, and application of your unique skills to the workforce. Here in the Career Center, we offer a wide variety of events, workshops, and services to help you navigate each step of that journey.

We encourage all students to start preparing for their professional career as early as their first year of college so that they can be fully equipped with the tools they need to enter the next phase of their professional lives after graduation.

Take advantage of these great events and workshops early so that you don't miss out on some amazing professional opportunities during your time at St. Ambrose University. 


Career Center Events Calendar

Due to COVID-19 all Fall 2020 Career Center events will be held virtually. See the calendar below for more information.


Events

Attend these events to help you reach your professional goals!

Career Fair Prep Week: Resume Reviews, Mock Interviews & More

Hosted in the Fall and Spring | Recommended attire: Business professional

During Career Fair Prep Week, local employers and the CareerCenter staff prepare students to meet their professional goals through resume reviews, virtual mock interviews, and LinkedIn profile reviews.

Resume and LinkedIn profile reviews information will be sent to students via email. Mock Interviews require registration through BeeCareers. Sign into your account here. Next, click on the "Events" tab in the menu, then "Workshops." Select the appropriate workshop and choose an RSVP time. Once you select a time, you'll be registered for a mock interview.

Quad Cities College Career Fair

Hosted in the Fall and Spring | Recommended attire: Business professional

The Quad Cities College Career Fair is a premier event presented by St. Ambrose University, Augustana College, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, Black Hawk College and Western Illinios University - Quad Cities. It connects students and alumni to prospective employers (both local and national), for job and internship opportunities. 

No registration required for students. Employers, email careercenter@sau.edu for registration information. 

Health Sciences Career and Networking Fair

Hosted in the Fall and Spring | Recommended attire: Business professional 

The Health Sciences Career and Networking Fair is an event presented by St. Ambrose University, connecting our students and alumni to fieldwork opportunities, internships, clinical experiences, and/or full-time employment in human performance and fitness, exercise physiology, exercise sciences, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, physician assistant studies, public health and social work.

No registration required for students. 

Health Sciences Career Boot Camp: Resume Reviews & Mock Interviews

Hosted annually in the Spring | Recommended attire: Business professional 

Local healthcare employers will prepare students for the job search with mock interviews and resume reviews. This event is a great way to network with professionals in the healthcare field while also polishing your professional skills. 

Registration required.

Networking & Etiquette Dinner

Hosted Bi-annually in the Spring | Recommended attire: Business professional 

You will learn how to mind your manners in a professional setting during this presentation, dinner, and networking event.

Registration required.

I-74 Graduate & Professional School Fair

Recommended attire: Business professional 

Attend this fair to learn more about graduate and professional school programs so that you can choose the right fit for you! Contact the Career Center for a list of schools participating in this event. 

No registration required.

Employer Showcases

Recommended attire: Business casual

Attend these events to learn about local companies in your industry and the professional opportunities they have available.

No registration required. See above calendar for more information.

Workshops

Attend these workshops to learn important information on everything ranging from how to search for internships to how to negotiate your salary, and more!

Internship Orientation

Offered twice per semester. Offered virtually for Fall 2020. 

Have you secured an internship? Make sure you attend this session to learn how to document it for EXPL 201 (non-credit notation on your transcript) or EXPL 202 (a FREE 1-credit P/F elective)! Be sure to bring your laptop or tablet to this workshop. 

No registration required. 

Learn more about internships here.

Salary Negotiation

Offered every Spring.

Negotiating a salary is necessary, but not always easy. Attend this workshop to learn skills and tips on how to successfully navigate the negotiation conversation with your future employer. 

Registration required. Contact the Career Center at 563-333-6339 or careercenter@sau.edu for more information. 

Writing a Personal Statement for Graduate School

Offered every Fall. Will be offered virtually for Fall 2020. 

A personal statement is one of the most important pieces of a graduate school application. Attend this event to learn how to craft a statement that is sure to impress graduate school admission committees. 

No registration required. 

Career Decision-Making Group

First 6 weeks of Spring Semester | Rogalski Center, Career Center, 2nd Floor 

Unsure about what you want to major in? Have a major, but want to learn more about the best career path for you within that major?

If you answered 'Yes' to either of those questions, then the Career Counseling Group may be for you.

This group meets 6 times (1x/week) during the spring semester to explore career options. We'll delve into your skills, interests, values and more so that you can feel confident moving forward in your professional journey. 

Registration required. Contact the Career Center for more information.

Contact


Career Center
Rogalski Center, 2nd floor
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6339
CareerCenter@sau.edu

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