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These workshops are also on the Scott College of Business Calendar

Prerequisites for workshops must be completed prior to the workshop.

Click on one of the workshop titles to see more information about the workshop:

Advanced Public Speaking

Advanced Public Speaking

Recommended for juniors and seniors

Presented by: Dr. David Fleming

Before coming to the Zoom workshop, you must:

  • Make a list of key things good public speakers do
  • Make a list of benefits of public speaking

For admission into the Zoom Meis event, be prepared to share electronically:

  • Student ID
  • List of reasons why you are uncomfortable public speaking
  • List of benefits of public speaking

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Participate in activities to improve public speaking skills
  • Engage in exercises to reduce public speaking stress

Dates Presented (All through Zoom):

  • Monday, February 15th at 2 pm
  • Tuesday, February 16th at 5 pm
  • Wednesday, February 17th at 12 pm
  • Thursday, February 18th at 2 pm

Big Data: What’s the Big Deal?

Big Data: What’s the Big Deal?

Open for all

Presented by: Dr. Cory Campbell

Summary: Big data has the potential as well as the possibilities to improve operational efficiency, drive new revenue streams and gain competitive advantages over business rivals. Advancements in technology that necessitate continuous learning and relearning are confounded as organizations oscillate between the possibilities and probabilities of big data and big data analytics. It’s no longer a question of whether big data analytics will reshape business, but rather a question of how quickly.

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Student ID

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Explore the opportunities as well as challenges big data analytics.
  • Examine how big data and big data analytics will transform our business.
  • Consider the intended and unintended consequences of big data initiatives.

Dates Presented:

  • Tuesday, February 9th at 10am
  • Monday March 1st at 11:00 am
  • Wednesday March 24th at 5pm
  • Thursday April 14th  at 11am

Cover Letters

Cover Letters

Open for all

Presented by: Dr. Kelly Wilkinson

Before coming to the Zoom workshop, you must:

  • Watch Five Cover Letter Mistakes Video
  • Find an entry-level job or internship description for a position in your field
  • Compare your skills with the requirements of the job description and bring comparison to workshop

For admission into the Zoom Meis event, be prepared to share electronically:

  • 991#
  • Comparison of skills and requirements

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • How to determine the content to put in your cover letter
  • Determine resume skills versus application requirements

Dates Presented (All through Zoom):

  • Thursday, February 18th at 10 am
  • Tuesday February 23rd at 5:00 pm
  • Monday, March 22nd at 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 7th at 10 am

Cybersecurity and Cybercrime

Cybersecurity and Cybercrime

Open for all

Presented by: Dr. Jason E James

Before attending the Zoom Workshop, you must:

  • None

For admission into the Zoom Meis Event, be prepared to share electronically:

  • 991#

During the Zoom Workshop, you are expected to:

  • Understand the basics of cybersecurity and why the need exists
  • Understand cybercrime and how to protect yourself and business

Dates Presented:

  • Monday, February 8th at 3pm
  • Tuesday, March 2nd at 11am
  • Wednesday, March 3rd at 12pm
  • Tuesday, April 13th at 2pm

Gradschool 101

Gradschool 101 – What are my options?

Open for juniors and seniors

Presented by: Sara Williams

Before attending the Zoom workshop, you must:

  • Think about the career you want 10 years after graduation and research if a graduate degree would be required or helpful
  • Research a graduate school program and print off or write down the requirements. You MUST show your written or printed document.

For admission to the Zoom Meis event, be prepared to share electronically:

  • A written or printed document showing graduate school program requirements/details

During the Zoom workshop, we will:

  • Discuss the different types of graduate degrees
  • Examine the difference between the required entrance exams (GRE vs GMAT)
  • Attempt to identify the right graduate program for you

Dates Presented:

  • Tuesday, March 9th at 5pm
  • Tuesday, March 16th at 11 am
  • Wednesday, April 14th at 12 pm
  • Wednesday, April 21st 3:30 pm

Grit for Success

Grit for Success

Open for all

Presented by:  Dr. Kelly Wilkinson

Before attending the Zoom Workshop, you must:

Watch the video Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance  
Take this survey and bring your score to the session

For admission into the Zoom Meis Event, be prepared to share electronically: 

  • 991#
  • Put what students will need to share with the GA, or whomever allows them into the Zoom session

During the Zoom Workshop, you are expected to:

  • Identify the elements of Grit
  • Explain how GRIT works in professional lives. 

Dates Presented:

  • Thursday, February 25th at 5pm
  • Monday March 1st at 10am
  • Wednesday, March 17th at 3pm
  • Tuesday, April 27th at 11am

How to Play to your Strengths

How to Play to your Strengths

Presented by: Dr. Bahareh Javadizadeh

For admission into the Zoom Meis Event, be prepared to share electronically: 

  • 991#

Dates Presented:

  • Thursday, March 4th at 2pm
  • Thursday, March 11th at 2pm

Improving Your Elevator Pitch

Improving Your Elevator Pitch

Open for all

Presented by: Dr. David Fleming

Before coming to the Zoom workshop, you must:

For admission into the Zoom Meis event, be prepared to share electronically:

  • Student ID
  • Outline of your elevator pitch

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Present your elevator pitch
  • Have a dialog about ways to improve your pitch

After the workshop, you are expected to:

Dates Presented (All through Zoom):

  • Monday, March 15th at 2pm
  • Tuesday, March 16th at 5pm
  • Wednesday, March 17th at 12pm
  • Thursday, March 18th at 12:30pm

Internship/Job Search Strategies

Internship/Job Search Strategies

Open for all

Presented by: Kyle Harris

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

  • Watch the video How to Get a Summer Internship 
  • Find an entry-level job or internship description for a position in your field and bring it with you. Must be actual job/internship position posting from a website. Have link ready to send before admittance into workshop.

For admission to the Meis event, you must have:

  • Laptop with webcam capabilities (Camera must be on during workshop)
  • Job/internship description specific to your career interest. Have link to position posting available to send.
  • Student ID

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Discuss your choice of job description and reasoning behind the choice
  • Write up 3 desired locations, 3 industries of interest, and resources you plan on using to find said jobs/internships
  • Participation during the event is required and at the discretion of the facilitator

Dates Presented:

  • Wednesday, February 3rd at 1pm
  • Wednesday, February 10th at 2pm
  • Wednesday, March 3rd at 2pm
  • Wednesday, March 10th at 2pm

LinkedIn 101

LinkedIn 101

Open for all

Presented by: Dr. Ricky Fergurson

Before attending the Zoom Workshop, you must:

  • Set-up or update LinkedIn account

For admission into the Zoom Meis Event, be prepared to share electronically:

  • Must show student ID
  • URL to LinkedIn account shared in chat upon entering the Zoom meeting

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Understand what makes good LinkedIn profile
  • How to effectively use LinkedIn to network

Dates Presented:

  • Tuesday, February 2nd at 10:00am
  • Thursday, February 11th at 3:00pm
  • Monday, February 22nd at11:00am
  • Wednesday, March 10th at 5:00 pm

Negotiating Your First Job

Negotiating Your First Job

Recommended Junior/Senior/Graduate

Presented by: Dr. David Fleming

Before attending the Zoom Workshop, you must:

  • Find and download a job posting that you would like to have when you graduate (should be reasonable/entry level, not CEO or owner of a sports franchise)
  • Read the "15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer" article

For admission into the Zoom Meis Event, be prepared to share electronically: 

  • Student ID
  • Job description

During the Zoom Workshop, you are expected to:

  • Talk about the total compensation package of your first job
  • Prepare a worksheet to assist you in negotiating your first compensation package
  • Identify minimums you are willing to take in each area of compensation

Dates Presented:

  • Monday, March 1st at 2pm
  • Tuesday, March 2nd at 5pm
  • Wednesday, March 3rd at 12pm
  • Thursday, March 4th at 12:30pm

Networks Conference Luncheon Keynote

Networks Conference Luncheon Keynote

Open for all

Presented by: Networks Professional Development Program

Before attending the Zoom Workshop, you must:

For admission to the Zoom Meis event, be prepared to share electronically:

  • Student ID

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Actively listen and participate in discussion

Date Presented: Wednesday, March 24th, noon

Speaker:  Megan Miller, Spencer Educational Foundation, Executive Director

Personal Branding

Personal Branding

Open for all

Presented by: Dr. Ricky Fergurson

Before attending the Zoom Workshop, you must:

  • No Prerequisites

For admission into the Zoom Meis Event, be prepared to share electronically:

  • Must show student ID

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Understand the benefits of personal branding
  • Identify ways to build your personal brand
  • Participation during the event is required and at the discretion of the facilitator

Dates Presented:

  • Wednesday, February 3rd at 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, February 16th at 10:00am
  • Thursday, March 4th at 4:00pm
  • Monday, March 22nd at 11:00am

Public Speaking 101

Public Speaking 101

Recommended for sophomores, juniors and seniors

Presented by: David Fleming

Before coming to the Meis Center you must:

  • Make a list of challenges you face in public speaking
  • Make a list of tips you have been given to be a better public speaker

For admission to the Meis event you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Student ID
  • Copy of your lists

During the workshop you are expected to:

  • Discuss how to become a better public speaker
  • Discuss your experiences in public speaking
  • Participate in exercises to become a better public speaker

Dates Presented:

  • Monday, February 1, 2021 at 2:00pm
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 12:00pm
  • Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 12:30pm

Student Internship Panels

Student Internship Panels

Open for sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Presented by:  Senior Students in the Networks Program

Come and join a conversation with seniors representing different majors in the Scott College of Business. 

They will share their internship experiences, how they found them, and what they learned. 

You have the opportunity to attend one of two sessions, each representing a different group of majors.

The 30 person limit is waived for this panel

Before coming to the Meis Workshop Panel on Zoom, you must:

  • Identify two questions you would like to ask the panel        

For admission to the Meis Zoom event, be prepared to share electronically:

  • 991#

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Gain practical advice to utilize as you search for an internship position or complete an internship
  • Participate by asking questions of the panel
  • Complete an evaluation to get credit for attending

Date Presented:

  • Thursday, February 11, at 5:00 PM

Successful Interview Strategies

Successful Interview Strategies

Recommended for sophomores, juniors and seniors

Presented by: Kyle Harris

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must have:

  • Laptop with webcam capabilities
  • Job/internship posting specific to your career interest
  • Your 3 questions for an employer to ask at the end of an interview
  • Student ID

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Practice different types of interview environments and questions
  • Practice one on one or in a group with potential interview questions
  • Understand and answer behavioral interview questions utilizing the CAR method
  • Talk about different types of interviews and prepare for online interviewing.
  • Know when and how to answer questions back to an employer
  • Participation during the event is required and at the discretion of the facilitator

Dates Presented:

  • Thursday, February 4th at 2pm
  • Tuesday, February 9th at 5pm
  • Tuesday, February 23rd at 2pm
  • Thursday, March 18th at 2pm

Working with Difficult People

Working with Difficult People

Recommended for freshmen and sophomores

Presented by: Sara Williams

Before the workshop, you must:

  • Read the article titled, “Become Successful by Understanding Peoples’ Personalities”, by Hanny Lerner on Forbes.com.
  • Identify which of the 4 personality types best describes you and explain why. You must bring this information in a written or printed document to the meeting. 
  • Identify a time where it was difficult to work with another person.

In order to attend the workshop, you must bring:

  • Your printed or hand written document (paragraph) explaining your personality group and why (details found in the section above.)

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Understand the importance of working well with others
  • Learn tips to help with working with difficult people
  • Identify if you are the difficult person in the group and how to work well with others

Dates Presented:

  • Monday, February 8th at 1pm
  • Thursday, February 18th at 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 24th at 12pm
  • Wednesday, March 17th at 5pm

Contact Us

Contact Us

Meis Student Development Center
Scott College of Business
Federal Hall
30 N. 7th St., Room FD124
Indiana State University
ISU-MSDC@indstate.edu
Phone: 812-237-4580

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Director:
Michelle Reeson
Michelle.Reeson@indstate.edu

ISU Career Center Liaison to the Scott College of Business
career-center@mail.indstate.edu

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