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Launch: Life after graduation

April 17, 2024

All workshops will be held in the Student Services Building, Suite 170

Please come and go as you see fit, you do not have to attend all sessions.

8:00 a.m.
Title: Professionalism in the Workplace
Description: Learn what employers expect in the workplace in regard to professionalism.
Presenter: Kathleen Gallivan, Career Development Center

9:00 a.m.
Title: Banking, loans, insurance, oh my!
Description: Join this session to learn about budgeting, the different types of insurance (life, house, car), loans, and general banking questions.
Presenter: Christine Hawkins - Farmer's State Bank

10:00 a.m.
Title: Job offers: Beyond financial compensation
Description: You’ve been offered the job, now what?  Come to this workshop to learn how to dissect your benefits package. Does your benefits package include healthcare, dental, vision, retirement, paid time-off?  We can help you understand the significance of each benefit and how it will impact your financial security, health, and well-being.
Presenters: Nicole Wood and Nicky Nevious, Career Development Center and Student Employment Office

11:00 a.m.
Title: Debt after College
Description: If you used Federal or Private Loans to help with your tuition cost, please join me to discuss what that debt payback will look like in 6 months. We will discuss how you apply for Loan Forgiveness and Income Based Payments, since September is the deadline to qualify for those two types of loans!! Don’t walk, RUN TO THIS SESSION!!”
Presenter: Sarah Wiechert, Financial Aid Office

12:00 p.m.
Title: To Disclose or not to Disclose: Navigating accommodations in the job search and employment process. 
Description: Navigating disability accommodations in the job search and employment process. We'll discuss tips for job seekers with disabilities and share helpful resources about your rights in the workplace.
Presenter: Office of Access and Accommodations staff

1:00 p.m.
Title: Bring Inclusivity into Your Future Workplace
Description: LGBTQ Resource Center Coordinator Juniper Oxford will be discussing how students who are beginning their career searches can prioritize inclusivity on their resumes, professional profiles, email correspondence, and in-person communication. 
Presenter: Juniper Oxford, LGBTQ+ Resource Center Coordinator

2:00 p.m.
Title: Working your Mental Health
Description: Counseling and Psychological Services will review how to support your mental health in the career world, along with signs that you may need extra support and coping strategies.
Presenter: Pamela Altman, Counseling and Psychology Services

3:00 p.m.
Title: Work/Life Balance
Description: Wellness and Health Promotion Services will discuss the importance of balancing life and work obligations. Learn important techniques to establish career wellness and prevent burnout.
Presenter: Shelly Ridgeway, Wellness and Health Promotion Services