Explore Your Possibilities - Schedule of Sessions

Reserve your seat for these discussions and presentations

Schedule of Sessions * Sessions are 50 minutes.

Tuesday, October 21

Title Description Room Time
Start with Why This session will help you articulate your core beliefs and passions which can lead to a lifetime of clear, integrated and satisfying life choices. Ho-Chunk 11:00
Choosing a Graduate Program This session is a first look at what you need to be thinking about if you are considering graduate school. Menominee 11:00
Peace Corps Have you ever thought about joining the Peace Corps? A Peace Corps representative will tell you how to apply and answer your questions. Centennial 11:00
Getting "LinkedIn" Learn about the world’s largest professional networking site. See how using LinkedIn can grow your personal career network and expand your options. Ho-Chunk 12:30
A Major? Don't Worry, You GOT THIS! Learn tips on how to choose a major and be prepared for an always changing job market.

Menominee 12:30
Put your experience to work Students offer insight into how their various experiences on and off campus have helped with their career decision making. Centennial 12:30
Skills - what employers want Can you communicate effectively, problem solve and use critical thinking skills? This session will explain how to best market and leverage these transferable skills. Ho-Chunk 2:00
Careers in STEM Join faculty members to learn what it means to major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. During this session one student will receive a free Blugold CareerLink registration.
Menominee 2:00
Peace Corps Have you ever thought about joining the Peace Corps? A Peace Corps representative will tell you how to apply and answer your questions. Centennial 2:00

Wednesday, October 22

Title Description Room Time
Employer Panel: Get Hired Landing your first internship or job isn’t easy. This session will feature a panel of employers who know what it takes. Attendees will have a chance to win a free UW-Eau Claire padfolio at this session. Ho-Chunk 11:00
Careers in Public Relations, Advertising, and Marketing Pursuing a degree in public relations, advertising, communications or marketing? This panel of professionals will share their experiences and offer great advice. Menominee 11:00
Careers in History Learn about the variety of skills developed when studying history and how these skills translate into a successful career. Join this diverse panel of history graduates as they share their career paths. Centennial A 11:00
Careers in Counseling If helping people is your dream, a career in the counseling field may be for you. Hear from counseling professionals on all of the options available in the counseling field. Centennial B 11:00
Think Different! Think Opportunity! Think Insurance! It’s more than just sales. Have you ever thought about working for an insurance company? Yes or no, you should attend this session to learn more about the many opportunities available working in an ever-changing industry. Attend and have a chance to win a $25 gift card from the presenters, Church Mutual, a Wisconsin-based insurance company. Ho-Chunk 12:00
Student Panel: Get Involved and Change your life with Alternative Spring Breaks A panel of students who have participated in the Civil Rights Pilgrimage and the Servant Leadership to Social Justice trip will be available to share their experiences and answer your questions. Menominee 12:00
How to get an Internship Learn tips and strategies to get the experience you need to become more marketable and get a jump start on your career. A free registration to Blugold CareerLink will be given away during this session. Centennial 12:00
Employer Panel: Internships Internships turn into jobs! Interns and their supervisors discuss their experiences and answer your questions. Attendees will have a chance to win a free UW-Eau Claire padfolio at this session. Ho-Chunk 1:00
Service-Learning: Make it meaningful You can be as creative as you want to be with your Service-Learning project. This session will answer your questions about finding a project you can be passionate about. Menominee 1:00
Careers in the Arts Professionals share how they are working in the arts in ways you might not have thought about before. A must-attend for anyone who loves the arts! Centennial 1:00
Make your resume stand out! What goes on a resume? Why do you need one? Learn how to write a resume that makes people want to talk to you. A free registration to Blugold CareerLink will be given away during this session. Ho-Chunk 2:00
Build Leadership Skills Get involved! Learn about leadership opportunities both on and off-campus to help you gain valued leadership skills. Menominee 2:00
Careers in Non-Profits Want to make a difference in your career? Hear from professionals in the non-profit industry about how they got started in their career and what a day in their world is like. Centennial 2:00
Employer Panel: How to get a job in Education A panel of school administrators will share the strategies and experiences that you need to land that first teaching job. Attendees will have a chance to win a free UW-Eau Claire padfolio at this session. Ho-Chunk 3:00
Job Search Strategies Find out what you need to do to stand out in the job search. A free registration to Blugold CareerLink will be given away during this session. Menominee 3:00
Maximizing your on-campus work experience You can get great professional experience working on campus. Current students and their supervisors describe how to get the most from your on-campus job. Centennial 3:00

Thursday, October 23

Title Description Room Time
The world awaits: National Student Exchange & Study Abroad It's true - the world really does await! Explore two opportunities to get off campus and have a once in a lifetime experience through National Student Exchange and Study Abroad. Ho-Chunk 11:00
Employer Panel: Resumes What sets a great resume apart from all of the others in the pile? This panel of employers will share how to get your foot in the door at your preferred employer. One participant will win a free UW-Eau Claire Padfolio. Menominee 11:00
A Major? Don’t Worry, You GOT THIS! Learn tips on how to choose a major and be prepared for an always changing job market.
Centennial 11:00
Finding Your Passion Feeling unsure of yourself? Get tools and techniques to find a career path you love. Ho-Chunk 12:30
Careers in Healthcare Confused about options in the field of healthcare? Learn about the differences between MD and DO, PT and OT, PA and Nursing, as well as other varied healthcare careers options. Menominee 12:30
Employer Panel: Interviewing Get real life advice from employers who hire. The panel will discuss what to do and NOT to do in the interviewing process. One participant will win a free UW-Eau Claire Padfolio. Centennial 12:30
Alumni Panel: Successful Blugolds Alumni come back to campus to give advice and share what they did as undergraduates and as new professionals to help them gain success in the work world. Ho-Chunk 2:00
Employer Panel: Resumes This diverse panel of employers will share what sets a great resume apart from the standard resume, how to get your foot in the door, and how to highlight the skills you have gained at UW-Eau Claire. One participant will win a free UW-Eau Claire Padfolio. Menominee 2:00
Going to Grad School This session helps you understand how to get into graduate school- step- by –step. From the application to personal essays, get the help you need to get in. Centennial 2:00
Experience U - Maximizing your UW-Eau Claire Experience Alumni panelists share activities and experiences they had while in college, and the benefits they got from them. Ho-Chunk 4:00
Experience U - Graduate School vs Career Are you struggling with the decision whether to continue your education or go out and start your career after you graduate? These alumni will discuss their experiences and the pros and cons of each. Menominee 4:00
Experience U - Life After College Alumni share advice and suggestions to help you prepare for and succeed at life after college. Ho-Chunk 5:00
Experience U - Financial Skills Get an introduction to important skills you will need related to finances. Alumni with a strong background in the financial world will discuss a broad range of topics to help you become financially responsible. Menominee 5:00
Experience U - Keynote Speaker and Dinner Keynote speakers - Carson Kipfer and Justin Kaufenberg, UW-Eau Claire Alumni and founders of Sport Ngin.
The duo met in Murray Hall, where they started a company for graphic design and web development in the Eau Claire area. This led to their post-college move to the Twin Cities where Sport Ngin got its start as a technology company.
Dakota Ballroom 6:00
Experience U - Network with recent alumni Make connections with alumni in this fun and interactive speed networking activity. Dakota Ballroom 7:00

* Schedule subject to change