Professional Panthers Institute

Professional Panthers Institute

The Professional Panthers Institute is an intensive program designed to prepare you for the job search process. The Professional Panthers Institute will include sessions on discovering your strengths, résumé writing, interviewing, networking, and professionalism in the workplace. Professionals from a variety of industries will present tips and advice to help you successfully navigate the application and interview process. You will leave confident and prepared for the next step in your personal career development.

2014 Professional Panthers Institute Schedule

Monday, March 17, 2014

MythBusters: Career Development
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
What do you think employers are looking for in the perfect employee? What are you doing now to prepare yourself for the transition from college to career? This session will debunk the common myths when it comes to career development and the job search process.

Capitalizing on Your Strengths
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
What do you have to offer to employers? How can understanding your strengths help you find the perfect job for you? Students will complete an assessment to identify their top five strengths and practice articulating their talents and experiences to employers.

New Professionals Panel and Luncheon
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The job search process can be overwhelming! New professionals will share their challenges and successes as they transitioned from college to career.

Finding Your Place in the World of Work
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
How will you know when you have found the perfect job for you? A trained career coach will give you some guidelines to help you navigate your place in the world of work.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Rock Star Résumés
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
To get the interview for your dream job, you are going to need a résumé that stands out – in a good way! Bring the résumé that you have now and leave with one that will surely be a hit.

The View from the Other Side – Panel Discussion and Lunch
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Do you ever wish you could get career advice from professionals? In this panel discussion, employers will share their experiences in recruiting new talent, their best advice to job seekers, and the things that every new employee should know when they start a new position.

The Secret to Acing Interviews
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
What does it take to ace an interview? Is there more to interviewing than meets the eye? Learn the secrets to acing your next interview.

The Next Steps
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You have gotten a lot of advice in the last two days. What are your next steps?

To reserve your space for the Professional Panthers Institute, please email Kristina Clement by March 13.