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ETSU to hold Career Discovery Week

Friday, February 06, 2009JOHNSON CITY—East Tennessee State University’s Career and Internship Services will sponsor a Career Discovery Week for ETSU students and alumni from Feb. 16-20. The schedule of events is:

Monday, Feb. 16

Preparing for Graduate School, Dr. Cecilia McIntosh, ETSU Dean of Graduate Studies, noon-1 p.m., East Tennessee Room in the D.P. Culp University Center. Includes selecting the most advantageous program(s), writing an application essay, and preparing for graduate admissions exams.
Graduate School Information Mixer hosted by the Graduate and Professional School Student Association and members of the College of Arts and Sciences faculty, 1-2 p.m., East Tennessee Room in the D.P. Culp University Center. Provides the “inside story” on life in graduate school through casual conversation with current graduate students and faculty volunteers.
Marketing Your Arts and Sciences Degree in a Job Search, Dr. David Magee, Director of Career and Internship Services, 2-3 p.m., East Tennessee Room, in the D.P. Culp University Center. Offers hints concerning what employers are really looking for when they make interview and hiring decisions and offers strategies for marketing personal strengths, education and life experiences.
Life after ETSU: Handling Personal Finances in the Real World, Dr. Deborah Harley, Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement, Learning and Leadership (CELL), 4:30-5:30 p.m., in the CELL Training Room, D.P. Culp University Center. Designed to help new graduates plan and live with a personal budget in the “real world,” through the Reality Store program, an interactive, hands-on exercise where participants try out their budgeting skills by making decisions about purchases.
Tuesday, February 17

Computer Skills You Need to Succeed in Any Job, Dr. Terry Countermine, chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences; faculty members Todd Franklin and Sam Burke, 12:45-2 p.m., Room 455, Nicks Hall. This presentation will provide an interactive opportunity to learn what computer skills are necessary for employment, regardless of college major.
Staying Physically Active for Life, John Kroll, associate director of campus recreation, 2-3 p.m., Wayne G. Basler Center for Physical Activity, Conference Room. This program will encourage participants to discuss fears and expectations of maintaining an active lifestyle after graduation and includes activity options, time management tips and goal setting.
Growth Businesses and Careers in Northeast Tennessee, Dr. Jon Smith, director of the ETSU Bureau of Business and Economic Research, and Don Hurst, director of the Carter County Economic Development Board, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Meeting Room 6, D. P. Culp University Center. This program will focus on segments of the Northeast Tennessee economy that have experienced recent growth or remained relatively healthy during the current national recession.
Wednesday, February 18

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