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SPRING 2014


Webinar: Twitter - May 7th, 2014

Susan is the author of numerous books including, The Twitter Job Search Guide, and 30-Day JOB PROMOTION. Only 10 years ago, all you needed to look for a job was a phone, classified ads, and a personal network. Today, you need to have an online presence that includes a complete LinkedIn profile, Facebook page, blog, and knowledge about how to use Twitter for fast breaking, niche job opportunities. You've heard the old adage, "The early bird gets the worm!" No pun intended, but with Twitter, you have a chance to find jobs before they reach the mainstream. You have a chance to find an inside champion who can get your resume not only on the desk of the hiring manager, but firmly planted in his/her mind, before he/she starts the formal job search. Susan will show you tips, tricks and strategies that will help you not only develop your online presence, but prepare you to find the job you want, faster with less effort!

 

Spring Launch Reception - May 23rd, 2014

PSU Alumni Association is opening up the Simon Benson House to host the Leader Connect this year! Sign up now to come mingle with other student leaders and find out about different leadership opportunities on campus!

 

Future Alumni Series: How to Ace Your Interview - Tips from Employers - May 29th, 2014

A panel of 4-5 employers from different industries will share tips for success and what they look for when interviewing candidates.  Students will gain an understanding of what employers expect to see from them as job candidates. This would include an overview of their company culture and hiring process, and how to dress appropriately at their workplaces.  

With support from Macy's, we will be giving away gift cards and personal shopping sessions to help students look their best when they interview.  After the panel and Q&A, there will opportunity for informal networking, as well.


Webinar: Job Search - June 4th, 2014

John is the author of the book The Illustrated Guide to Selling Yourself. You have a lot to offer to organizations. However, if you are like most people, you don't feel comfortable bragging about your capabilities and selling yourself. It could be because you are one of the 60% of the population that according to the Stanford Shyness Clinic considers yourself shy. Or it might be that you just don't know how to highlight your achievements. Regardless, you need to attend this presentation to learn a process that includes a proven way to present yourself to sell yourself-- without selling yourself! You will learn the right way to present your skills, accomplishments, awards and activities in the most positive framework.

 

International Cruise - June 12th, 2014

PSU Alumni Association partner up with Office of International Student Life Team designing the best send off event for our graduation international students. Bon Voyage!

 

 

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PAST EVENTS: 

WINTER 2014

 

Webinars: Career Entrepreneurism - Jauary 8th, 2014

In today's job market, you have to deliver results. Every position has numbers and goals attached to it. Ben Casnocha and his coauthor, Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, wrote the book The start-up of YOU to remind us how we can control more of our careers and destinies when we think of our lives and careers with an entrepreneurial approach. Join Ben as he shares the fundamental observations and processes they have observed in the lives of well known successful business people, so that you can effortlessly adopt the same strategies. By employing these proven tactics, you will gain more control of your career and your life.

 

Leader Conference - January 17th, 2014

Don’t forget to sign up and join the Leader Conference this year. Come find out what being a student leader on campus is all about. Our fellow alumni will also be presenting at the conference this year. So come to conference and find out how you can best adopt their real life experience to your leadership development.

 

Future Alumni Series: Student Etiquette Dinner - January 30th, 2014

Join fellow Vikings and returning alumni for a fun-filled night learning the intricacies of business dinner etiquette. This is your chance to enjoy a full catered meal and  to meet distinguished alumni. Brought to you by the PSU Alumni Association and Student Advisory Committee. 
 

 

Webinars: Career Exploration - February 5th, 2014

Richard Bolles is the author of the seminal book, What's Color Is Your Parachute?, A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career Changers, and reminds us of the importance of taking ownership of our careers and changing our behaviors in order to achieve our career goals. Think about the time we invest in our hobbies, sports, entertainment and extracurricular activities and then think about the time contemplating and executing a career plan. Richard will remind us of the importance of making career management a part of our every day activity. It doesn't matter if you are just starting your career, or if you are making a mid-course career change, the ideas and strategies Richard shares will give you a foundation to take your career to the next level.

 

All Major Career Fair - February 13, 2014

Looking for a job or internship? Coming to the All Major Career Fair organized by the Advising and Career Service Office and talk to our Alumni Association representative. We might not be hiring but we know people who are!

 

Future Alumni Series: Networking 101 - February 27, 2014

The Networking 101 brings students and alumni from varying fields of interest (i.e. business, medicine, law, engineering, education, and others) together to learn principles of effective networking. Dessert and an expert networking presentation make the evening worthwhile for students to prepare professionally. 

 

Webinar: Networking - March 5th, 2014

Dr. Ivan Misner is the founder and chairman of BNI, the world's largest business networking organization with over 6,200 chapters around the world. He is also an author of numerous networking books, including his latest number one best seller called, Business Networking and Sex (not what you think!) Dr. Misner will remind us that "people do business with people!” and, according to most studies, 80 percent of us get jobs through our personal networks. That's why this session is so important! Join us as Dr. Misner shares proven tips, strategies, and techniques that will enable you to build a powerful personal network which will help you not only get jobs, but sell more products and services.

 

Spring 2014

 

Webinar: Leadership - April 2nd, 2014


Al is the author of the book ALL Fired Up! As a former corporate trainer, Al knows in today's competitive job market you have to continually adapt, learn, and shift. As our companies become leaner, management is expecting all of us to step up to the plate and take a leadership role in our areas of responsibility. Are you developing your leadership skills? Vince Lombardi, the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers once said, "Leaders are made, not born.” You have natural leadership talent you can draw on and use in your personal life as well as in your business career. Join Al to gain a glimpse of how he, despite all odds, discovered his leadership skills and as a result has gone on to help thousands find theirs!

 

Future Alumni Series: Extreme Makeover: LinkedIn Edition - April 24th, 2014

Is your LinkedIn profile in need of a serious makeover? Do you even have a LinkedIn profile? LinkedIn is the number one online tool for building connections and helping you find the job you want. Learn how to use LinkedIn and other networking platforms at this next event in our "Future Alumni" series. 


*Notice: This event was originally secheduled for April 10th and has been moved to April 24th now.

 

All Majors Career Fair - May 6th, 2014

Looking for a job or internship? Coming to the All Major Career Fair organized by the Advising and Career Service Office and talk to our Alumni Association representative. We might not be hiring but we know people who are!

 

Webinar: Twitter - May 7th, 2014

Susan is the author of numerous books including, The Twitter Job Search Guide, and 30-Day JOB PROMOTION. Only 10 years ago, all you needed to look for a job was a phone, classified ads, and a personal network. Today, you need to have an online presence that includes a complete LinkedIn profile, Facebook page, blog, and knowledge about how to use Twitter for fast breaking, niche job opportunities. You've heard the old adage, "The early bird gets the worm!" No pun intended, but with Twitter, you have a chance to find jobs before they reach the mainstream. You have a chance to find an inside champion who can get your resume not only on the desk of the hiring manager, but firmly planted in his/her mind, before he/she starts the formal job search. Susan will show you tips, tricks and strategies that will help you not only develop your online presence, but prepare you to find the job you want, faster with less effort!