Business Career Services, housed in Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business, will offer a professional development series for the Spring 2023 semester, among other services.
C2C: College to Careers is a weekly professional development workshop series. All business students are encouraged to attend. Each event will be offered virtually and will focus on career, professional and leadership development advice. Dates and topics are as follows.
Undergraduate Student Workshops
Landing a Local Internship
January 24 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | PSU Rough Ridge Room #415
Local internships can be hard to come by in Boone. However, there are some companies that have quality internship programs in place. This panel discussion will highlight some of those companies that have local internship programs for students to explore. The goal is to shine a light on those programs to inspire other companies to follow suit and inform students of what opportunities are in their backyard. Join Sarilys Cox [Enterprise Holdings], and others for this session.
What is Personal Branding?
with Maersk--Presented by Appalachian Supply Chain Club and Business Career Services
January 31 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Peacock Hall 1011
Join Garrett Fischer from Maersk in a discussion focused around personal branding and why it is so important in college and as you navigate the job market. This workshop is presented by the Appalachian Supply Chain Club and is open to all students who are interested in attending.
Student Internship Panel
February 21 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | PSU Rough Ridge Room #415
A panel discussion with students who have completed internships to talk about their experiences.
Career Fair Insights
March 7 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Peacock Hall 1011
As you prepare to attend Walker Spring Connect, make sure you join us for this informative panel on how to put your best foot forward. Topics covered in past panel discussions have included information on: how to approach employers at the fair, professional dress expectations, how to prepare, and benefits of attending the fair to network. Companies represented in the panel will all attend Walker Spring Connect.
Work like an Entrepreneur- Presented by the Association of Student Entrepreneurs, Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship, and Business Career Services
April 3 | 4:00 pm-5:00 pm | PH 4140, Holland Engagement Room
Did you know that it takes most people about eight years post-graduation to start their own business? In that time, many entrepreneurs are working traditional, 9-5 jobs to develop the ideas, capital, and support to start their own business. Join this panel to learn about how several local and alumni entrepreneurs maintained their entrepreneurial mindset leading up to starting their first business. This workshop is presented by the Association of Student Entrepreneurs, but is open to any student interested in attending.
Graduate Student Workshops
Career Planning Bootcamp
January 31 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Peacock Hall 2017
Come learn about the career planning resources available to you as a graduate student and get a jumpstart on preparing for your next professional role beyond graduate school.
Professional Presence: Communication and Dining Etiquette
February 7 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Peacock Hall 2017
We will delve into how professional presence is defined in an in-person and virtual world that is constantly changing and how your professional presence can be evaluated in the job search.
Lunch and Learn with Hanes Companies
February 16 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Connect with a representative from Hanes Companies over lunch to learn about internship and job opportunities. Lunch provided by Hanes Companies. Pre-registration via Handshake is required for this event.
Lunch and Learn with Hagerty Consulting
March 2 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Connect with MBA/MSADA alum and representative from Hagerty Consulting over lunch to learn about opportunities in emergency management. Lunch provided by Hagerty. Pre-registration via Handshake is required for this event.
April 4 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Peacock Hall 2017
Feeling nervous about salary negotiations and if you should even try? We will discuss and role play potential scenarios while learning negotiation strategies and tips including evaluating compensation as a whole package that includes salary, benefits, and other perks
Additionally, the Business Career Services Office is offering both virtual and in-person coaching appointments to students this spring. Students can make appointments through Handshake, by visiting our website, or can utilize drop-in sessions; see the schedule at businesscareers.appstate.edu.
Career Fairs and Events
Business Career Services will host Walker Spring Connect on March 9 in the Holmes Convocation Center for an in-person career fair from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Students can prepare and review attending companies in Handshake. The office will also host WinterFest Open House on January 26 in the Croom Student Services Center (Peacock Hall 2140). Drop in to meet career coaches and support staff and enjoy snow cones, hot chocolate, popcorn and games. Register for Walker Spring Connect and earn a spin on the "wonder wheel" for prizes big and small. All that attend will be entered into a drawing for a free lift ticket to Beech Ski Mountain.
Professors may request in-class presentations by Business Career Services staff members via this Interest Form.
About Business Career Services
Business Career Services in the Truist Student Leadership Center provides opportunities for business students to build career skills through professional and leadership development training. The center provides career services with personalized coaching and support to business students as they prepare for a career beyond Appalachian. Learn more at businesscareers.appstate.edu.