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Contents

Introduction to Blockchain
Career Opportunity Fair
Cover Letters
Cybersecurity
Can you articulate your skills? Workshop
Creating Your Story with PowerPoint
Do you have Grit?
“How much does that cost?” Credit and why you need it
Insurance Panel
Internship Search Strategies
Marketing Talk: Real World Experiences from the Marketing Field

Networking in a Crowd of Strangers
OSCM Panel
Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety
Perfect Your Elevator Pitch
Personal Branding
Preparing PowerPoints
Public Speaking 101
Sales Panel
Successful Interview Strategies
The Psychology of Working Together: Understanding Personalities

Introduction to Blockchain

Open for all
Presented by: Dr. Cory Campbell

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Resume
  • Student ID

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Understand what is blockchain technology and how it works
  • Identify some application and use cases beyond cryptocurrency (e.g. Bitcoin and Facebook’s new crypto$)
  • Participation during the event is required and at the discretion of the facilitator

Dates Presented:

  • Thursday, September 12th at 5pm FD 133
  • Wednesday, October 30th at noon FD 133

Career Opportunity Fair

Open for all

  • September 18, 2019 1:00 PM - 4 PM – Fall Career Fair in HMSU (student check-in will be near Einstein Bros. Bagels)

This career fair provides an opportunity for students and alumni to interact with representatives across all areas of study who could be recruiting for:

  • Full-time positions,
  • Internships,
  • Job shadow opportunities,
  • Part-time and seasonal jobs, and
  • Graduate and professional programs.

While interacting and networking with representatives, students and alumni are able to learn more about specific organizations, discuss what opportunities are available, and receive direction about the next steps to take in the application process. This career fair is the perfect opportunity for students to network and practice developing interviewing and career preparation skills

Though the career fair is an excellent experience for those seeking jobs and internships, attending the fair is also beneficial for underclassmen, as it allows them to gain networking skills, make contacts within their career field, and learn what skills they can develop to be more marketable.

Bring your résumé, dress for success, and get ready to network. We look forward to seeing you on September 18, 2019 between 1-4 p.m. in HMSU!

Cover Letters

Open for all

Presented by: Dr. Kelly Wilkinson

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

  • Watch Five Cover Letter Mistakes Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ybiR3sJTaY

  • 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 to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Student ID
  • 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:

  • Thursday, September 5th 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM FD 133
  • Monday, October 14th 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM FD 133
  • Monday, October 21st 2:00 PM – 5:50 PM FD 133
  • Thursday, November 14th 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM FD 133

Cybersecurity

Open for all

Presented by: Dr. Cory Campbell

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Resume
  • Student ID

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Understand the breath and scope of Cybersecurity
  • Identify various social engineering techniques
  • Recognize the changing legal landscape
  • Participation during the event is required and at the discretion of the facilitator

Dates Presented:

  • Monday, September 30th at noon FD 133
  • Wednesday, October 16th at 5pm FD 133

Can you articulate your skills? Workshop

Open for juniors & seniors

Presented by: Kyle Harris

Before coming to the Meis Center you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Student ID
  • Completed Career Development Plan
  • Printout showing completion of approved E-learning video/quiz
  • Laptop

During the workshop you are expected to:

  • Participate in any and all conversations
  • Complete Next Level Career Development Plan
  • Talk about how to articulate Career Competencies to potential employers
  • Potentially answer interview questions based off of career competencies on Career Development Plan/E-sycamore learning videos.

Presented:

  • Tuesday, September 23rd 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM FD 133
  • Tuesday, October 1st 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM FD 133
  • Wednesday, October 23rd 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM FD 133
  • Monday, November 4th 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM FD 133

Creating Your Story with PowerPoint

Open for all

Presented by: Dr. Kelly Wilkinson

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Student ID
  • Notes regarding critique

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Determine the purpose of storyboarding
  • Learn the tools of storyboarding

Dates Presented:

  • Thursday, September 12th 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM FD 133
  • Monday, September 16th 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM FD 133
  • Wednesday, October 9th 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM FD 133
  • Monday, November 18th 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM FD 133

Do you have Grit?

Open for all

Before coming to the workshop, you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Student ID
  • Definitions you found for passion and perseverance
  • Be prepared to answer questions form the video

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Learn the tools of grit
  • Learn the power of perseverance and passion

Dates Presented:

  • Monday, September 9th 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM FD 133
  • Tuesday, October 1st 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM FD 133
  • Monday, October 28th 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM FD 133
  • Wednesday, November 6th 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM FD 133

“How much does that cost?” Credit and why you need it

Open for all

Presented by: Dr. Blake Rayfield

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Job description specific to your career interest
  • Resume
  • Student ID

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Work with the workshop facilitator to understand credit reports
  • Evaluate ways to improve your credit over time.
  • Participation during the event is required and at the discretion of the facilitator.

Dates Presented:

  • Thursday, September 5th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM  FD 133
  • Tuesday, September 10th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM FD 133
  • Wednesday, September 11th 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM FD 133
  • Wednesday, September 25th 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM FD 133

Insurance Panel

Open for all

Presented by: TBD

Before coming to the Meis event, you must:

  • Research panellists
  • Prepare three questions for the speakers

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Student ID
  • Questions for panelists

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Join us for a panel featuring insurance and risk management alumni.  Learn about careers available and why insurance and risk management is a dynamic and rewarding career!

Date Presented:

  • Tuesday, October 8th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM FD 223

Internship Search Strategies

Open for freshmen, sophomores, & juniors

Presented by: Kyle Harris

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Job description specific to your career interest
  • 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:

  • Tuesday, September 10th 1:00 PM – 1:50PM FD 133
  • Wednesday, October 2nd 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM FD 133
  • Monday, October 7th, 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM FD 133
  • Tuesday, October 15th, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM FD 133

Marketing Talk: Real World Experiences from the Marketing Field

Open for all

Moderated by: Sara Williams

Before coming to the Meis event, you must:

  • No pre-requisite

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Student ID

During the panel you are expected to:

  • Learn about what a career in marketing can look like for entry level and advanced positions.
  • Ask current marketing professionals about their careers and the path they took to get where they are today.
  • Introduce yourself after the panel and grow your professional network.

Dates Presented:

  • Monday, September 9th 2:00-2:50 PM FD 223

Networking in a Crowd of Strangers

Open for freshmen and sophomores

Presented by: Sara Williams

Before coming to the Meis center, you must:

  • Students are required to bring a printed brief biography of a business professional that they personally feel is truly successful in business and be prepared to explain why.

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Student ID
  • Laptop
  • Printed biography

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Learn how to network with professionals
  • Learn how to carry on a conversation and ask appropriate question
  • Learn how to work the room 

Dates Presented:

  • Monday, September 9th 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM FD 133
  • Wednesday, October 2nd 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM FD 133
  • Thursday, October 17th 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM FD 133

OSCM Panel

Topic Session 1: What is Supply Chain Management? Careers and Opportunities

Open for freshmen

Presented by: TBD

Before coming to the Meis event, you must:

  • Come up with three questions for the panelist

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Student ID
  • List of questions for panelist.

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Listen to the panelists
  • Engage in the presentation
  • Ask the speakers questions

Date Presented:

  • Tuesday, September 17th 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM FD 223

Topic Session 2: Being successful in a supply chain career- tips and tricks

Open for sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the OSCM major or have a SCM minor

Presented by: TBD

Before coming to the Meis event, you must:

  • Come up with three questions for the panelist

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Student ID
  • List of questions for panelist.

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Listen to the panelists
  • Engage in the presentation
  • Ask the speakers questions

Date Presented:

  • Tuesday, September 17th 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM FD 223

Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety

Open for sophomores, juniors & seniors

Presented by: Dr. David Fleming

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

  • Make a list of all the reasons why you do not like to public speak (at least 4)
  • Make a list of at least 2 other things you dislike as much or more than public speaking
  • You MUST PRINT the lists and bring them to the workshop.

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Student ID
  • Printed copy of your lists

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Discuss your fears of public speaking
  • Participate in exercises to reduce your public speaking fears

Dates Presented:

  • Tuesday, October 1st 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM FD 223
  • Thursday, October 3rd 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM FD 223
  • Monday, October 7th 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM FD 133
  • Wednesday, October 9th 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM FD 133

Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

Open to all

Presented by: Dr. David Fleming

Before coming to the Meis event, you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Student ID
  • Video Pitch

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Understand what goes in an elevator pitch
  • How to structure your pitch
  • Keys that make a great elevator pitch

After workshop:

Dates Presented:

  • Monday, October 21st 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM FD 133
  • Tuesday, October 22nd 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM FD 133
  • Tuesday, October 22nd 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM FD 133
  • Wednesday, October 23rd 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM FD 133
  • Thursday, October 24th 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM FD 133

Personal Branding

Open for all

Presented by: Dr. Ricky Fergurson

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

  • No Prerequisite

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • 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:

  • Monday, September 16th at noon FD 133
  • Wednesday, September 18th at 10:30 am FD 133
  • Tuesday, September 24th at 9:30am FD 133
  • Thursday, September 26th at 5pm FD 133

Preparing PowerPoints

Open for juniors & seniors

Presented by: Dr. David Fleming

Before coming to the Meis event, you must:

  • Watch video on PowerPoint design
  • Take quiz
  • Make PowerPoint presentation for one of your class presentations

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Laptop
  • Student ID

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Understand what makes good PowerPoint Presentations
  • How to effectively use PowerPoints
  • How to design useful slides

Dates Presented:

  • Tuesday, November 12th 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM FD 133
  • Thursday, November 14th 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM FD 133
  • Monday, November 18th 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM FD 133
  • Wednesday, November 20th 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM FD 133

Public Speaking 101

Open for sophomores & juniors

Presented by: Dr. 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
  • You MUST PRINT your lists and bring them to the workshop.

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Student ID
  • Printed 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:

  • Tuesday, September 10th 5:00 PM-5:50 PM FD 223
  • Thursday, September 12th 12:30 PM-1:20 PM FD 223
  • Wednesday, September 25th 2:00 PM-2:50 PM FD 133
  • Monday, September 30th 1:00 PM-1:50 PM FD 133

Sales Panel

Open for all

Presented by: TBD

Before coming to the Meis event, you must:

  • Research the panelists
  • Come up with three questions for the panelists

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Student ID
  • Questions for panelists

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Listen to the panelists
  • Engage in the presentation
  • Ask the speakers questions

Date Presented:

  • Thursday, September 19th 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM FD 223
  • Thursday, September 19th 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM FD 223
  • Thursday, September 19th 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM FD 223

Successful Interview Strategies

Open 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 bring:

  • Laptop
  • Job description specific to your career interest
  • Your 3 questions for an employer
  • 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
  • Understand and answer behavioral interview questions utilizing the CAR method
  • 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:

  • Monday, September 23rd 12:00pm – 12:50 PM FD133
  • Monday, September 30th 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM FD 133
  • Wednesday, November 6th 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM FD 133
  • Tuesday, November 12th 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM FD 133

The Psychology of Working Together: Understanding Personalities

Open for freshmen and sophomores

Presented by: Sara Williams & Kyle Harris

Before coming to the event:

For admission to the event you must bring:

  • Printout of results
  • Student ID

During the workshop you are expected to:

  • Better understand their own working personality
  • Learn strategies for working with people who have different personality types
  • Interact with the presenters as you learn about personality types

Dates Presented:

  • Wednesday, October 2nd 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM FD 133
  • Thursday, October 17th 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM FD 133 

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
Fax: 812-237-8720

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Director:
Kelly Wilkinson​
Kelly.Wilkinson@indstate.edu

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

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