Meis Center Workshops

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Meis Center Workshops (PDF format)

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These workshops are also on the Scott College of Business Calendar

Prerequisites for workshops must be completed prior to the workshop.

Click on one of the workshop titles to see more information about the workshop:

Advanced Resume Writing

Advanced Resume Writing

Open for Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Presented by: Kyle Harris

Before coming to Workshop, you must:

  • Watch “Write an Incredible Resume: 5 Golden Rules (in 2021)”
  • Find an entry-level job or internship job description for a position in your field
  • Create a comparison of skills of job requirements with highlights from your resume and bring comparison to workshop.
  • Review Resume Writing Guide from the ISU Career Center

For admission into workshop:

  • Have Student ID
  • Comparison of skills and requirements
  • Updated resume

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Determine resume skills versus application requirements
  • Review other resumes and comparison sheets

Dates:

  • Tuesday, February 22nd at 2 PM
  • Wednesday, March 2nd at 1 PM (Zoom)

All Majors Career Fair

All Majors Career Fair

Open for all
Presented by:   Various Employers, Graduate Schools, Military

Date:

  • Wednesday, February 16th at 1 PM - 4 PM

Place: 

  • Hulman Center

Building Your Personal Brand

Building Your Personal Brand

Open for all
Presented by: Dr. Ricky Fergurson 

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must: 

  • No Prerequisite 

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring: 

  • Laptop 
  • Student ID 

During the workshop, you are expected to:  

  • Understand the benefits of personal branding 
  • Identify ways to build your personal brand 
  • Participation during the event is required and at the discretion of the facilitator 

Dates:

  • Tuesday, February 22nd at 5 PM
  • Tuesday, March 15th at 2 PM
  • Wednesday, April 6th at 12 PM

Ethics Conference Luncheon Keynote

Ethics Conference Keynote Luncheon Speaker

Open for all
Presented by: Networks Professional Development Program

Before attending the Workshop, you must:

  • Register for the conference

For admission to the Meis event, be prepared to share:

  • Student ID

Date Presented:

  • Monday, February 28th, 11:50

Speaker: 

  • Kathy Cabello, President/CEO of Cabello Associates, Chair of ISU Board of Trustees

Gradschool 101 - What are my Options?

Gradschool 101 - What are my Options?

Open for juniors and seniors
Presented by: Sara Williams

Before attending the Zoom workshop, you must:

  • Think about the career you want 10 years after graduation and research if a graduate degree would be required or helpful
  • Research a graduate school program and print off or write down the requirements. You MUST show your written or printed document.

For admission to the Zoom Meis event, be prepared to share electronically:

  • A written or printed document showing graduate school program requirements/details

During the Zoom workshop, we will:

  • Discuss the different types of graduate degrees
  • Examine the difference between the required entrance exams (GRE vs GMAT)
  • Attempt to identify the right graduate program for you

Dates Presented:

  • Tuesday, March 22nd at 11 AM
  • Tuesday, April 5th at 2 PM

Internship/Job Strategy

Internship/Job Strategy

Open for all
Presented by:  Teresa Dwyer

Before attending the workshop, you must:

  • Find an entry-level job or internship description for a position in your field and bring it with you. Must be an actual job/internship position from a website. Bring a printed copy of the posting to the in-person workshop. Have a link ready to send before admittance into the Zoom workshop.

For admission into the Meis Event, be prepared to share: 

  • 991#
  • Job/internship description specific to your career interest. Have link to position posting available to send. 
  • Laptop with webcam capabilities (Camera must be on during workshop) – Zoom only

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Discuss your choice of job description and reasoning behind the choice
  • Write up 3 desired locations, 3 industries of interest, and resources you plan on using to find jobs/internships
  • Participation during the event is required and at the discretion of the facilitator

Dates Presented:

  • Wednesday, February 9 at 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 2 at 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 6 at 2:00 pm – Zoom

Intro to Cover Letter Writing

Intro to Cover Letter Writing

Open for all
Presented by: Kyle Harris 

Before coming to the workshop, you must: 

Watch Five Cover Letter Mistakes Video
Find an entry-level job or internship description for a position in your field 
Compare your skills with the requirements of the job description and bring comparison to workshop 
Review ISU Career Center’s Cover Letter Writing Guide.

For admission into the Meis event, be prepared to share electronically: 

  • Student ID Card
  • Comparison of skills and requirements 

During the workshop, you are expected to: 

  • How to determine the content to put in your cover letter 
  • Determine resume skills versus application requirements

Dates:

  • Wednesday, January 26th at 1 PM
  • Tuesday, February 1st at 2 PM
  • Tuesday, March 1st at 5 PM

Leveraging LinkedIn

Leveraging LinkedIn

Open for all
Presented by: Dr. Ricky Fergurson 

Before attending the workshop, you must: 

  • Set-up or update LinkedIn account 

For admission into the Meis Event, be prepared to share:               

  • Must show student ID 
  • URL to LinkedIn account  

During the workshop, you are expected to:  

  • Understand what makes good LinkedIn profile 
  • How to effectively use LinkedIn to network 

Dates:

  • Thursday, February 3rd at 5 PM
  • Tuesday, March 1st at 2 PM (Zoom)
  • Monday, April 4th at 12 PM

Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety

Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety

Recommended for SO/JR/SR
Presented by: David Fleming

Before coming to the Meis Center you must:

  • Make a list of all the reasons why you do not like to public speak (at least 4)
  • Make a list of at least 2 other things you dislike as much or more than public speaking
  • You MUST PRINT the lists and bring them to the workshop.

For admission to Meis event you must bring:

  • Student ID
  • Printed copy of your lists

During the workshop you are expected to:

  • Discuss your fears of public speaking
  • Participate in exercises to reduce your public speaking fears

Dates:

  • Monday, February 7th at 12 PM
  • Tuesday, February 8th at 5 PM
  • Wednesday, February 16th at 12 PM
  • Thursday, February 24th at 12:30 PM (Zoom)

Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

Open for all
Presented by: Dr. David Fleming

Before coming to the Zoom workshop, you must:

  • Watch both of these videos on creating your elevator pitch
  • Read the elevator pitch prompt and scoring sheet 
    • Prompt: In one minute or less, tell us about a major life goal you have achieved and how you made it happen. 
    • Link to Scoring Sheet
  • Record your elevator pitch response to the prompt

For admission into the Zoom Meis event, be prepared to share electronically:

  • Student ID
  • Video of your elevator pitch

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Present your elevator pitch
  • Have a dialog about ways to improve your pitch

After the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Record and submit your revised pitch to the ISU Elevator Pitch competition by 11:59pm on March 18, 2022 Upload your video

Dates:

  • Monday, March 14th at 12 PM
  • Tuesday, March 15th at 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 16th at 5 PM
  • Thursday, March 17th at 2 PM (Zoom)

Resume 101

Resume 101 

Open for all
Presented by: Michelle Reeson 

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:  

  • Watch the short video Resume 101
  • If you have done a resume in high school or a beginning one in college, feel free to bring it in

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:  

  • Student ID 

During the workshop, you are expected to:  

  • The first steps in writing a correct resume 
  • How to figure out what goes on your resume

Dates:

  • Thursday, January 27th at 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, February 2nd at 1 PM
  • Monday, February 21st at 12 PM (Zoom)

Senior Internship Panel

Senior Internship Panel

  • Open for all
  • Presented by: Networks Programs Seniors

Before coming to the Magna Carta Room, you must: 

  • No Prerequisite 

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring: 

  • Laptop 

During the workshop, you are expected to:  

  • Listen to Seniors report on a variety of internships
  • Ask questions of the seniors regarding the internships and where they are going to work

Dates:

  • Thursday, March 24th at 5 PM

Successful Group Projects: Working With Difficult People

Successful Group Projects: Working With Difficult People

Recommended for Everyone
Presented by: Mrs. Sara Williams

Before the workshop, you must:

  • Read the article titled, “Become Successful by Understanding Peoples’ Personalities”, by Hanny Lerner on Forbes.com.
  • Identify which of the 4 personality types best describes you and explain why.  You must bring this information in a written or printed document to the meeting. 
  • Identify a time where it was difficult to work with another person.

In order to attend the workshop, you must bring:

  • Your printed or hand written document (paragraph) explaining your personality group and why (details found in the section above.)

Students will learn:

  • Understand the importance of working well with others
  • Learn tips to help with working with difficult people
  • Learn meeting management tips for holding a successful group meeting

Dates:

  • Monday, January 31st at 12 PM
  • Wednesday, February 9th at 5 PM (Zoom)

Tips and Tricks for Professional Networking

Tips and Tricks for Professional Networking

Open for all
Presented by:  Madison Marshall

For admission into the Meis Event, please have the following ready: 

  • 991#
  • Before coming to the workshop, you are expected to:
  • Have a LinkedIn account
  • If unsure how to set up an account, prior to the event contact Madison.Marshall@indstate.edu or (812) 237-4585 and you will be helped

During the workshop, you will learn and discuss the following:

  • How to network and communicate with confidence
  • How to create and maintain successful professional relationship
  • Opportunities & experiences that will aid in your development and professional network

Following the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Understand and put into action the learnings discussed during the workshop
  • Add all workshop participants to your LinkedIn profile

Dates Presented:

  • Thursday, February 10th @ 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 15th @ 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, April 12th @ 5:00pm – Zoom

Contact Us

Contact Us

Meis Student Development Center
Scott College of Business
Federal Hall
30 N. 7th St., Room FD124
Indiana State University
ISU-MSDC@indstate.edu
Phone: 812-237-4580

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Director:
Michelle Reeson
Michelle.Reeson@indstate.edu

ISU Career Center Liaison to the Scott College of Business
career-center@mail.indstate.edu

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