To help students focus on their future and discover job opportunities in their field, the Office of Experiential Learning and Career Management at Millersville University is hosting Career Week October 15-18. The four days of activities and workshops will include interviewing tips, internship and job opportunities, alumni networking and even a fashion show.
“Millersville University is not just a place where students expand their education; it is also dedicated to helping students prepare for their career and professional life after graduation,” said Melissa Wardwell, interim director of career services. “Ultimately, we want our students to succeed, not just in their classes, but after they graduate. We believe that by attending Career Week students will be better enabled to achieve their professional goals.”
This year more evening events and panels will be offered to accommodate students with internships and student teachers. Almost all of the other events are during lunchtime so students don’t have to worry about class conflicts.
This year, Andrew Slack, a writer, producer and comedian, will be the guest speaker for career week on October 18. Slack is also an executive director of the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), a nonprofit that inspires hundreds of thousands of Harry Potter fans to act as heroes in our world through civic engagement and human rights advocacy. Slack has been praised by J.K. Rowling, author, on her website; he’s also been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Australia’s Today Show and was a keynote speaker at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.
Career Week offers several incentives for students who attend events including automatic entry for the University bookstore gift card drawing. Additionally, every student who attends the fashion show will receive a “swag bag” full of fun items. Many of the events will also offer free food, such as the “dining in professional style” event and the lunch panels.
This is a free event and all students are encouraged to participate.
To view the full schedule of events, visit ELCM’s Career Week website.