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Webinar: Get Involved on Campus! January 18, 2017 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST Register 

Hear Student Activities Coordinator, Jason Anderson, and Graduate Assistant of Intramural Sports, Alex Harvey will discuss ways to get involved on campus through student organizations, intramurals, and other various programs and events. Getting involved will allow you to make connections to faculty, staff, alumni, and other students and ultimately help you take advantage of everything that IPFW has to offer its students!

Presenters: Alex Harvey and Jason Anderson, IPFW Student Life & Leadership


Webinar: New Year, New Resume, New You! Register 

January 25, 2017 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST

Your resume is your personal calling card and creates an indelible first impression for employers. In a world in which recruiters see hundreds of resumes for a few job openings, you need to make your resume stand out. During this hour-long webinar, we will show you how to create a resume that will get you interviews!

Presenter: Brittany Wilchar, Training Supervisor & Risk Manager, Lassus Bros. Oil, Inc.


Webinar: Choosing a Job Offer – Money Isn’t Everything Register 

February 1, 2017 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST We work to live – or maybe live to work.  Either way, money isn’t the only way your job can benefit you.  We explore how weighing the benefits a company provides can help in your decision when presented with a job offer.  A look beyond traditional offerings to benefits that support various aspects of life, or work, is a worthwhile practice, and examples of these are discussed.  Methods to weigh these benefits in comparison to current or other job offers are also presented.

Presenter: Leslie Sturgill, HR – Employee Relations Specialist, Grace Village Retirement Community


Webinar: Harassment and Workplace Bullying Register 

February 8, 2017 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST

No one wants to find themseleves in this situation, but it does happen. Are you prepared with what to do and who to talk to? What if it’s not you, but you witness it? Be part of a positive workplace culture and contribute to everyone’s safety.

Presenter: Julie Dominguez, Ball State University

Webinar: Define Your Target: How to Conduct Industry Research for Your Job Search Register 

February 15, 2017 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST

The first step of a successful job search starts with knowing yourself and your target market. Target-specific job searching keeps us focused, organized, and helps us define what it is we want to “sell” to our audience. This webinar will share online resources to help you research industries, companies and job vacancies relevant to you. Presenter: Jennifer Beeching, iRely


Webinar: Interview with Confidence Register 

February 22, 2017 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST

Learn about the different types of interview, how to prepare yourself, do’s and don’ts during the interview, and how to answer various types on questions. Information about illegal questions, what to ask an interviewer, and guidelines for following up after the interview will also be covered to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the interview process.

Presenter: Chris Miller, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Parkview Health


Webinar: To Include or Not to Include? Sticky Situations & Your Resume Register 

March 15, 2017 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST

How do you appropriately write your job histories that are less than on year? What if you have no “relevant” experience? What if you were fired for reasons you don’t want to talk about, do you still list it? Employment gaps, anything older than 10 years, and bad experiences are the white elephant in the room. Let’s talk about it!

Presenter: Warrick Smelker, Account Manager, Maxim Healthcare Services


Webinar: Landing that Dream Job Register 

March 22, 2017 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST

Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I get THAT job?” This webinar will surprise you with the tactics you can use to get there. Not surprisingly, LinkedIN is one of the ways you can work your way to that dream job.

Presenter: Bob Abel, Human Resources, ZimmerBiomet


Webinar: How to Create a Professional Portfolio Register 

March 29, 2017 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST

In your career you may work for a company, but ultimately you work for yourself; you are a business of one. Portfolios aren’t just for creatives! Show off your business net worth with a portfolio – the secret weapon to a successful career.

Presenter: Kristine O’Brien, Career Counselor, IPFW


Webinar: Best Practices for Successfully Applying to Graduate School Register 

April 5, 2017 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST

This presentation covers researching schools and programs, determining graduate school and program fit, admissions exams, application procedures and tips.

Presenter: Carolyn Fabian Stumph, Ph.D., Director of MBA Programs, IPFW Richard T. Doermer School of Business


Webinar: The Informational Interview: How to Build Contacts and Gain Industry Knowledge Register 

April 12, 2017 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST

The "informational interview" – what exactly is it? This webinar will provide an overview of this well-known and reliable career research/ networking practice. If you are currently attempting to learn more about a career, or simply looking to build networking contacts, this session is perfect for you. Hear how to conduct professional outreach including common questions/topics via simulated conversation, as well as best practices for correspondence etiquette. Presenter: Sal LoMagro, District Marketing Manager, Federated Insurance

Webinar: "I Quit!" - How to Appropriately Leave a Job! Register 

April 26, 2017 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST

What do you do when you have 2 great offers on the table? What if someone calls you offering you a position you haven't applied to? Or you are ready to leave a negative situation at work, how do you quit? Yes, believe it or not, there's a right way to do this in order to not burn your bridges.

Presenters: DeAndre Green & Nicole Cribari, Human Resources, UPS