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Experiential Learning Center

Michael J. Pennington, MHRM, M.Ed., SHRM-CP
Executive Director of Experiential Learning Center and Career Services

Annunciation Center 317

Phone: (973) 290-4266
mpennington@cse.edu

Events

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Event: Mock Interviews
Date: Tuesday, February 6 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Ward Dining Room & Conference Room, Saint Joseph Hall

How do you answer the "weakness" question during an interview? Do you have a story ready for, "Tell me about a time when you were involved in conflict and did not do well?" What is your business answer for, "What is your favorite cartoon character and why?" How can you turn all of the above questions to your advantage during an interview? Come out and practice your answers with professionals who will help you rock that interview!

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Event: Law Enforcement: Career Development Workshop Series
Date: Mondays, February 12 through April 23 | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Bergen County Sheriff's Office

Every Monday evening for eight consecutive Mondays, you are invited to this FREE workshop series. Interested in a career as a municipal, county, state or federal law enforcement officer/agent? Then this series is for you! Meet with law enforcement professionals from a wide variety of agencies. Learn what you can do now to best prepare for your future career.

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Event: Career Fair Prep
Date: Wednesday, February 21 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Ward Dining Room & Conference Room, Saint Joseph Hall

Make the most of your career fair experience at CSE by being prepared! Go through the event to gain the knowledge that can help you on your road to securing a great job or internship. If you need further information or assistance, come in to our office or attend a Preparing for the Career Fair workshop.

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Event: 10th Annual Tri-Collegiate Career Fair
Date: Tuesday, February 27 | 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Location: Fairleigh Dickinson University

This is the ONLY Career Fair of the year! Transportation provided. Meet recruiters interested in YOU for internships, part-time and full-time employment. Not ready to become employed? Come to the Fair and learn what opportunities are available, how to introduce yourself to recruiters, and make connections that will serve you well when you ARE ready!

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Event: How to Manage Your Time in 10 Tips
Date: Wednesday, March 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Room, Saint Joseph Hall

Does your inability to manage time efficiently leave you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and unproductive? Come and learn techniques that would help you make the most of your time!

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Event: Internship Workshop
Date: Thursday, March 15 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Ward Dining Room, Saint Joseph Hall

What is an internship? Does it have to be "for-credit?" Will I get paid? How can I find one?

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Event: Internship Workshop
Date: Tuesday, March 20 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Ward Dining Room, Saint Joseph Hall

What is an internship? Does it have to be "for-credit?" Will I get paid? How can I find one?

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Event: Women in Law Enforcement Summit
Date: Friday, March 23 | 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Lower Level, Annunciation Center

A few tickets are available for students interested in learning more about how women, especially women of color, manage their careers within law enforcement.

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Event: How to Manage Your Time in 10 Tips
Date: Monday, March 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Ward Dining Room, Saint Joseph Hall

Does your inability to manage time efficiently leave you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and unproductive? Come and learn techniques that would help you make the most of your time!

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Event: Speed Networking
Date: Thursday, April 5 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Ward Dining Room, Saint Joseph Hall

Come and practice your networking skills! Make new professional contacts.

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Event: Email Etiquette
Date: Wednesday, April 11 | 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Ward Dining Room, Saint Joseph Hall

Get tips for perfecting your email etiquette.

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Event: Careers in Service
Date/Time: Thursday, April 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Room, Saint Joseph Hall

Join the ELC team for an opportunity to find out about incredible opportunities which will give you the chance to build your career skills while you serve! Remember too: some of these opportunities also provide you with loan forgiveness or other forms of educational assistance!

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Event: B2B on the Road
Date: TBD
Location: TBD

Join the ELC team as we travel to two local companies to learn about their business culture and what they have to offer college students. Arrangements are still being made, but sign up; seats are limited!

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Event: E.A.G.L.E.S. Fair
Date: Tuesday, August 30 | 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: McGuire Lounge, Saint Joseph Hall

Learn about the many ways you can gain experience either on or off-campus. This is your opportunity to meet clubs/organizations and get more information on-campus jobs, volunteer opportunities and off-campus jobs.

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Event: CSE Connects
Date: Wednesday, August 30 | 10:00 a.m.-11:00a.m.; 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Room, Saint Joseph Hall

Searching for on-campus employment, internships, jobs, or volunteer opportunities? Register for one of the sessions to learn how to use CSE Connects!

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Event: Fashion Show
Date: Thursday, September 21 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: McGuire Lounge, Saint Joseph Hall

Enjoy a procession of cutting-edge ensembles and learn how to "Dress for Success"!

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Event: STEM Panel
Date: Monday, September 25 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Ward Dining Room, Saint Joseph Hall

This event is a great opportunity to learn about STEM-related careers, how to roadmap your career, and what defines your own success in STEM. This event will also offer a great networking opportunity for you to connect with women in careers that you may be interested in exploring.

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Event: How to Manage Your Time in 10 Tips
Date: Wednesday, October 4 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Ward Dining Room, Saint Joseph Hall

Does your inability to manage time efficiently leave you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and unproductive? Come and learn techniques that would help you make the most of your time!

Register


Event: Law Enforcement Career Development Workshop Series
Date: Mondays, October 2 through December 4 | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Bergen County Sheriff's Office

Interested in a career as a municipal, county, state or federal law enforcement officer/agent? Then this FREE series is for you! Meet each Monday with law enforcement professionals from a wide variety of agencies. Learn what you can do now to best prepare for your future career.

Register


Event: Tips for Perfecting Your Email Etiquette
Date: Thursday, October 12 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Ward Dining Room, Saint Joseph Hall

Need help improving the clarity and professionalism of your emails? Professionals communicate in a professional manner regardless of the mode of communication. If you are a consummate professional, you know that putting your best foot forward at all times is just what you do.

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Event: Women in Finance
Date: TBD
Location: TBD

Have you ever considered a career in finance? If not, why not! Come and speak to women who have built a highly successful career in this field. The options are endless; the benefits are many!


Event: CSE on the Road
Date: TBD
Location: TBD

Join us as we travel to companies who will host us and help us learn more about careers in their organizations.


Event: Information Tables
Date: TBD
Location: TBD

Companies and organizations will be "tabling" at the top of the stairs in McGuire Lounge. Watch for announcements through your CSE email!


Event: Mock Interview Prep
Date: Wednesday, November 10 | 6:15-8:15 p.m.
Location: Conference Room, Saint Joseph Hall

Come to Saint Joseph Hall Conference Room and work on preparing for a "mock interview."

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Event: Career in the Law: Career Development Workshop Series
Date: Wednesdays, February 15 through April 5 | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Mahoney Library (Feb. 15) | Ward Dining Room, Saint Joseph Hall (all other dates)

Every Wednesday evening for eight consecutive Wednesdays, you are invited to this FREE workshop series, sponsored by the Bianchi Law Group, LLC in collaboration with a number of NJ colleges.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to the Legal Profession
  • Introduction to Court
  • Meet the Professionals
  • Actual Courtroom Trial
  • Law School Admissions/Financial Aid Reps
  • Resumes/Social Media/Personal Statements/Internship Preparation
  • Mock Interviews (with attorneys)
  • Passionate Careers and Fulfilled Lives & Wellness

Event: Lunch and Learn – Email Etiquette
Date: Thursday, October 5 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Ward Dining Room, Saint Joseph Hall

Need help improving the clarity and professionalism of your emails? Professionals communicate in a professional manner regardless of the mode of communication. If you are a consummate professional you know that putting your best foot forward at all times is just what you do.

Register


Event: Mock Interviews
Date: Wednesday, April 5 | 6:15-8:00 p.m.
Location: McGuire Lounge, Saint Joseph Hall

Have a "no risk" interview with a professional. Come dressed to impress and with three copies of your resume. Professionals from a wide range of for-profit and non-profit organizations will conduct the interviews. Do not miss this one – you want to be fully prepared for your next steps in your career journey!

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Event: Speed Networking with Mentors, hosted by CSE Mentoring Program
Date: Wednesday, April 19 | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Ward Dining Room, Saint Joseph Hall

Speed mentoring is a series of short, focused conversations about specific questions. You will meet with a limited number of mentors in 10-minute time slots each. When directed, mentees will proceed to their mentor's table.

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Event: Networking or Not Working
Date: Thursday, March 31 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Room, Saint Joseph Hall

How comfortable/uncomfortable are you when you meet professionals who can help you launch your career? How prepared are you for having an internship/job interview over a meal? How easy is it for you to give a 30-60 minute, concise introduction of who you are to a professional and why they would want to know you better? Learn from the professionals who will guide you through an evening meant to prepare you well!

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To register, print out and complete this application, then scan/email it to jzekry@bianchilawgroup.com.

Event: Effective Communication, hosted by CSE Mentoring Program and Business Club
Date: Tuesday, March 28 | 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Ward Dining Room, Saint Joseph Hall

Come and learn about what makes an effective communicator. The event will be hosted by Anna Cepeda Mays, who graduated from CSE in 2002 with a Bachelor's degree in Communications and a minor in Marketing. In 2003, she earned a Master's degree in Management with a Marketing concentration from CSE. She is currently a mentor for the CSE Mentoring Program.

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