Events & Workshops

Students are encouraged to attend!

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



Events

Attend these events to help you reach your professional goals!

Career Boot Camp: Resume Reviews, Mock Interviews & More

Wednesday, September 5, 2018: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Rogalski Center Ballroom 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Rogalski Center Ballroom (note time change)

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

At Career Boot Camp, local employers prepare students to meet their professional goals through resume reviews, mock interviews, and LinkedIn profile reviews.

Resume and LinkedIn profile reviews are done on a walk-in basis. 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.

ProFair: Jobs & Internships

Thursday, September 20, 2018: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Augustana College, PepsiCo Center 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019: Noon-3 p.m. | Rogalski Center Ballroom

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

ProFair is a premier event presented by Augustana College and St. Ambrose University, connecting our students and alumni to prospective employers (both local and national), for job and internship opportunities.

No registration required for students. 

Health Sciences Career and Networking Fair

Thursday, November 15, 2018: 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. | Rogalski Center Ballroom 

Thursday, February 21, 2019: 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. | Rogalski Center Ballroom

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 nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, physician assistant studies, public health and social services.

No registration required for students. 

Health Sciences Career Boot Camp: Resume Reviews & Mock Interviews

Wednesday, February 13, 2019: 3-5:30 p.m. | Center for Health Sciences Education 

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

Tuesday, October 23, 2018: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Augustana College

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.

Accounting Employer Showcase

Tuesday, September 4, 2018: 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Rogalski Center Ballroom

Recommended attire: Business casual

Attend this event to learn about local accounting companies and the professional opportunities they have available.

No registration required. 

Engineering Employer Showcase & Mock Interviews

Thursday, September 6, 2018: 3:30-7:30 p.m. | Rogalski Center Ballroom

3:30pm-5:30pm - Mock Interviews | 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Employer Showcase

Thursday, February 28, 2019: 9 a.m.-Noon | Rogalski Center Ballroom (Mock Interviews Only)

Recommended attire: Business professional

Attend this event to learn about local engineering companies and the professional opportunities they have available. You'll also have the opportunity to practice your interview skills through mock interviews with employers. 

Registration is required 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. 

Engineering Bus Trip

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Recommended attire: Business professional

Participate in this bus trip to the University of Iowa Engineering Fair to network with engineering employers and to find out what professional opportunities they have available.

Registration required. Call the Career Center at 563-333-6339 for more information. 

Workshops

Attend these workshops to learn important information on everything ranging from how to search for internships to how to write a professional résumé, and more!

Internship Orientation

Tuesday, August 28, 2018: 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Center - 3rd Floor

Wednesday, December 12, 2018: 3:00-4:00 p.m. | Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Center - 3rd Floor

Tuesday, January 22, 2019: 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Center - 3rd Floor

Wednesday, May 8, 2019: 3:00-4:00 p.m. | Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Center - 3rd Floor

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.

Resumes, Cover Letters & LinkedIn

Wednesday, August 29, 2018: 6-7:30 p.m. | Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Center - 3rd Floor

Wednesday, February 6, 2019: 6-7:30 p.m. | Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Center - 3rd Floor

Strong, well-written résumés, cover letter, and LinkedIn profiles are some of the most important elements of a successful job search. Attend this workshop to learn how to make your documents stand out from the crowd. 

No registration required. 

Job/Internship Search

Wednesday, August 22, 2018: 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Center - 3rd Floor

Wednesday, February 20, 2019: 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Center - 3rd Floor

Want to start searching for a job or internship, but not sure where to start? Attend this 1-hour workshop to learn some strategies for an effective job/internship search! We recommend starting this process at least 1 semester prior to when you want to start your job. 

No registration required. 

Learn more about internships here.

Salary Negotiation

Wednesday, April 10, 2019: 5-7 p.m. | Rogalski Center Ballroom

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. Call the Career Center at 563-333-6339 for more information. 

Writing a Personal Statement for Graduate School

Wednesday, October 17, 2018: 5-7 p.m. | Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conference Center - 3rd Floor

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 7 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 7 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


Kim Matteson, Director

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

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