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The Career Games 2014

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Monday April 14th

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome Tributes! We salute you! LET THE GAMES BEGIN…

You can’t play unless you eat. Come receive food for your stomach and your thoughts. Speak with your Career Opportunities and campus support staff on the week’s events and get in control of your career game. Come see what The Career Games has to offer you! FREE BREAKFAST

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location: UC (Front), Student Union (info table by entrance), North Campus (Crane Plaza)

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"I'M MORE THAN JUST A PIECE IN THEIR GAMES."

Come participate in an open discussion geared towards female career empowerment with your peers, staff, faculty, and community members. Learn techniques to balance school, career, and life. Come be the main player in your career game!!

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Student Union Meeting Room 1 A&B

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“FLIGHT IS ESSENTIAL, BUT I CAN'T LET MY FEAR SHOW.”

Come educate yourself on modern interviewing techniques. From online job application submission, to Skype interviewing and much more! Find your voice in the 21st Century Business Communication world and land the job!!

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Student Union Meeting Room 1 A&B 

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“SO YOU'RE HERE TO MAKE ME LOOK PRETTY. I'M HERE TO HELP YOU MAKE AN IMPRESSION.”

Are you struggling with your career image? Well, the show is on! Watch your peers, faculty, and staff rip the runaway in today’s hottest business dress!

Sponsored by: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, SGA/CAB and Office of Student Employment

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm **Doors open at 6:30 pm**

Location: Student Union Ballroom (FREE)

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Tuesday April 15th

“EACH DAY I WAKE AND THINK, AT LAST THIS NIGHTMARE IS OVER. BUT IT NEVER IS.”

Open forum and guidance on Social Media Dos and Don’ts. Learn how to keep your social media Scandal-less!

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Student Union Meeting Room 1 A&B

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“YOU’VE GOT ABOUT AS MUCH CHARM AS A DEAD SLUG.”

Did you know that most networking is created through basic conversation? The vast majority of job openings are never advertised. They’re filled by word of mouth! That’s why networking should never be overlooked during the job search. Come participate in a panel discussion and learn techniques to polish your networking skills.

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Student Union Meeting Room 1 A&B

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"WHO DOESN'T LIKE AN UNDERDOG?"

Come join us for movie night, showing Ride Along and starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube.

Sponsored by: the Office of Student Employment

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Student Union Theater (FREE)

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Wednesday April 16th

THE ENCOUNTER

The Encounter is an internship & part-time jobs fair sponsored by the VSU Office of Career Opportunities. It is open to VSU students of all majors, freshman through graduate level. The mission of The Encounter is to connect you to local employers. Come give yourself a chance at an experiential learning opportunity!

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Student Union 3rd Level Rotunda

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"WHICH SAYS WE DO NOT AGREE. WE DO NOT CONDONE. ALL OF THIS IS WRONG."

Are you interested in understanding the Safe Space initiative? Come to a captivating open discussion about Safe Space. Learn about the issues that face the LGBTQ community in the workplace, and be taught practices that promote a positive space initiative.

Sponsored by: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES and GSA

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Student Union Ballroom - A

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MOCKTAILS & MINGLING

Come mingle with local employers, and build your networking and communication skills through a professional Mocktail hour. Space is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Come to impress in your best business dress!

(RSVP to drwheeler@valdosta.edu or mvpage@valdosta.edu).

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: North Campus (Crane Plaza)

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Thursday April 17th

"HOPE. IT IS THE ONLY THING STRONGER THAN FEAR."

Are you struggling with listening to your should and passions in your job search? Not sure about what you want to do with your major? Come discover key tools and receive guidance to help you explore these questions and more. 

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Student Union Meeting 2

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STUDENT EMPLOYMENT LUNCHEON AND AWARDS CEREMONY

An annual event to honor outstanding student employees of the year. BY INVITATION ONLY

Sponsored by: Office of Student Employment

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Student Union Ballroom

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"MAKE THEM REMEMBER YOU."

We invite you to experience a session on professional branding through utilizing the LinkedIn professional social network. PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS will be taken at this event, therefore dress accordingly.

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Student Union Meeting Room 1A

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"THE MORE LIKABLE YOU ARE, THE MORE DEADLY YOU ARE."

Come participate in a LinkedIn clinic that will reveal best practices and unique tips. Learn what it takes to make your profile stand out!

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Odum Library - Computer Lab 2634

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"...THERE WILL BE A FEAST TOMORROW AT THE CORNUCOPIA"

Come feast before enjoying the entertainment of rising R&B/Pop Star Sevyn Streeter, and gather at the conclusion of the CAREER GAMES, SGA/CAB and Student Employment Week 2014.

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: PE Complex Front Lawn