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Contents

Can you articulate your skills? Workshop
Career Opportunity Fair
Cover Letters
Early Career Sales Success Workshop
Executive Dining
Gradschool 101
Internship Search Strategies
Job Search Strategies
LinkedIn 101
Networking in a Crowd of Strangers
Networks Conference Luncheon Keynote
Outlook Fundamentals

Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety
Perfect Your Elevator Pitch
Personal Branding
Preparing PowerPoints
Public Speaking 101
Running an Effective Meeting
Sales Industry Panel
State Farm Circle of Influence Speaker Series Dinner
Student Internship Panel
Successful Interview Strategies
Sustainability Event
Working with Difficult People

Can you articulate your skills? Workshop

Open for Juniors & Seniors

Presented by: Kyle Harris

Before coming to the Meis Center you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Student ID
  • Completed Career Development Plan
  • Printout showing completion of approved E-learning video/quiz
  • Laptop

During the workshop you are expected to:

  • Participate in any and all conversations
  • Complete Next Level Career Development Plan
  • Talk about how to articulate Career Competencies to potential employers
  • Potentially answer interview questions based off of career competencies on Career Development Plan/E-sycamore learning videos.

Presented:

  • February 25 at  2:00 PM in FD 133
  • March 11 at 2:00 PM in FD 133
  • April 13 at 1:00 PM in FD 133

Career Opportunity Fair

Recommended for everyone  

Presented by: Career Center

Before coming to the event:

  • To be prepared for the Career Fair, look over the list of employers, on the Career Center website, and decide who you’re going to talk to ahead of time

For admission to the event you must bring:

  • Student ID

During the Career Fair you are expected to:

  • Network with employers in a professional setting

Date:

  • Wednesday, February 19 at 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Bring your résumé, dress for success, and get ready to network.

Cover Letters

Open for all

Presented by: Dr. Kelly Wilkinson

Before coming to the Meis Center, 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

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Student ID
  • 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 Presented:

  • Thursday, March 5 at 11:00 AM in FD 133
  • Monday, March 9 at 11:00 AM in FD 133
  • Tuesday, April 7 at 5:00 PM in FD 133

Early Career Sales Success Workshop

Presented by: Dr. Greg Marshall

Dates Presented:

  • Wednesday, February 19 at 9:00 – 10:00 AM in FD 223

Executive Dining

Invite Only

Dates Presented:

  • Wednesday, April 8 at 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Gradschool 101 – All of your gradschool questions answered!

Open for Juniors and Seniors

Presented by: Sara Williams

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

  • Identify at least one graduate program that might go well with your current undergraduate major
  • Be interested in learning about what it takes to go to graduate school

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Bring a PRINTED copy of the name of the graduate program, what it entails, the school that offers it and why this degree would be attractive
  • Student ID

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Learn about graduate school options
  • Understand what different graduate programs offer
  • Discuss you interest in graduate school

Dates Presented:

  • Tuesday, April 21 at 11:00 AM in FD 133
  • Tuesday, April 21 at 12:30 PM in FD 133

Internship Search Strategies

Open for freshmen, sophomores, & juniors

Presented by: Kyle Harris

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Job description specific to your career interest
  • Student ID

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 said jobs/internships
  • Participation during the event is required and at the discretion of the facilitator 

Dates Presented:

  • February 12 at 1:00 PM in FD 133
  • March 2 at 2:00 PM in FD 133
  • April 20 at 1:00 PM in FD 133

Job Search Strategies

Recommended for Seniors

Presented by: Kyle Harris

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

  • Watch Best Job Search Tips for 2020 video
  • Find an entry-level job description for a position in your field and bring it with you-Must be an actual job posting Printed off and brought with you

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Student ID
  • Job description specific to your career interest printed off-must be an actual job posting

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 said jobs/internships
  • Participation during the event is required and at the discretion of the facilitator

Dates Presented:

  • February 10 at 5:00 PM in FD 133
  • March 2 at 1:00 PM in FD 133
  • April 15 at 1:00 PM in FD 133

LinkedIn 101

Open for all

Presented by: Dr. Ricky Fergurson

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Student ID

During the workshop, you are expected to:

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

Dates Presented:

  • Thursday, March 19 at 5:00 PM in FD 133
  • Wednesday, April 15 at 10:00 AM in FD 133

Networking in a Crowd of Strangers

Open for Freshmen & Seniors

Presented by: Sara Williams

Before coming to the Meis center, you must:

  • Students are required to bring a printed brief biography of a business professional that they personally feel is truly successful in business and be prepared to explain why.

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Student ID
  • Laptop
  • Printed biography

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Learn how to network with professionals
  • Learn how to carry on a conversation and ask appropriate question
  • Learn how to work the room 

Dates Presented:

  • Thursday, March 19 at 2:00 PM in FD133
  • Thursday, April 2 12:30 PM in FD 133
  • Monday, April 6 12:00 PM in FD 133
  • Tuesday, April 7 11:00 AM in FD 133

Networks Conference Luncheon Keynote

Open for all

Presented by: Networks Professional Development Program

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

  • Register at www.indstate.edu/ethics
  • Check Ethics Conference website for panelist list
  • Research panelists on LinkedIn
  • Come prepared with questions for panelists

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Student ID

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Actively listen and participate in discussion

Dates Presented:

  • Wednesday, March 11 at 11:30 AM in Dede I, HMSU
  • 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM complimentary lunch for registered attendees

Speaker, Denny Sponsel, President & CEO of RJE Interiors

Outlook Fundamentals

Open for all

Presented by: Dr.

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Student ID
  • “Schedule” for the week

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Develop a strategy for time management using Outlook
  • Create more than one calendar for different purposes.
  • Verify all calendars are linked ( phone, web, and laptop)

Dates Presented:

  • Monday, February 10 at 11:00 in FD 133
  • Thursday, February 27, at 5:00 PM in FD 133
  • Wednesday, April 1 at 2:00 PM in FD 133

Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety

Open for sophomores, juniors & seniors

Presented by: Dr. 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 the 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 Presented:

  • Wednesday, February 12 at 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, February 13 at 12:30 PM

Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

Open to all

Presented by: Dr. David Fleming

Before coming to the Meis event, you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Student ID
  • Video Pitch

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Understand what goes in an elevator pitch
  • How to structure your pitch
  • Keys that make a great elevator pitch

After workshop:

  • Post updated video to ISU Elevator Pitch Competition website

Dates Presented:

  • Monday, March 16 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 17 at 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 18 at 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 19 at 12:30 PM

Personal Branding

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 Presented:

  • Monday, February 10 at 3:00 PM in FD 133
  • Tuesday, February 25 at 10:00 AM in FD 133
  • Wednesday, March 18 at 10:00 AM in FD 133

Preparing PowerPoints

Open for juniors & seniors

Presented by: Dr. David Fleming

Before coming to the Meis event, you must:

  • Make PowerPoint presentation for one of your class presentations

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Laptop
  • Student ID

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Understand what makes good PowerPoint Presentations
  • How to effectively use PowerPoints
  • How to design useful slides

Dates Presented:

  • Wednesday, February 12 at 10:00 in FD 133
  • Thursday, March 5 at 5:00 PM in FD 133

Public Speaking 101

Open for sophomores & juniors

Presented by: Dr. David Fleming

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

  • Make a list of challenges you face in public speaking
  • Make a list of tips you have been given to be a better public speaker
  • You MUST PRINT your lists and bring them to the workshop.

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Student ID
  • Printed copy of your lists

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Discuss how to become a better public speaker
  • Discuss your experiences in public speaking
  • Participate in exercises to become a better public speaker

Dates Presented:

  • Wednesday, April 8 at 12:00 PM in FD 133
  • Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 PM in FD 133
  • Thursday, April 9 12:30 PM in FD 133
  • Tuesday, April 14 at 3:30 PM in FD 133

Running an Effective Meeting

Open for Juniors & Seniors

Presented by: Dr. Kelly Wilkinson

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Student ID

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Discuss meeting elements
  • Discuss how to handle talkers? People who disagree? .
  • Create an agenda for a meeting and identify pre meeting activities.

Dates Presented:

  • Wednesday, February 5 at 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 20 at 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 10 at 3:00 PM
  • Monday, April 13 at 10:00 AM

Sales Industry Panel

Open for all

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

  • Prepare a list of 2-3 questions you have about a career in sales

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Student ID
  • List of 2-3 questions about sales

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Actively engage and ask questions to the panel

Dates Presented:

  • Thursday, February 20 at 12:30 PM in FD 223
  • Thursday, February 20 at 6:00 PM in FD 223

State Farm Circle of Influence Speaker Series Dinner

Invite Only – but open to all classes

Dates Presented:

  • Tuesday, February 18 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the Heritage Ballroom in Tirey Hall

More information on the Sales and Negotiations webpage

“Days of Future Passed: (Re)Imagining the Role & Impact of Sales in the Next Decade”

Greg W. Marshall, Ph.D.

Charles Harwood Professor of Marketing and Strategy
Crummer Graduate School of Business - Rollins College

  • 5:30-6:00 Reception/Networking
  • 6:00-7:00 Welcoming Comments followed by dinner
  • 7:00-7:40 Key Note Presented by Dr. Greg Marshall “Days of Future Passed: (Re)Imagining the Role & Impact of Sales in the Next Decade”
  • 7:40-8:50 Students will rotate tables every 10 minutes to network with sales professionals and discuss sales careers
  • 8:50-9:00 Closing remarks

Student Internship Panel

Recommended for Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Presented by:  Networks Professional Development Program

Dates Presented:

  • Thursday, March 5 at 5:00 PM in the Courtroom

Successful Interview Strategies

Open for sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Presented by: Kyle Harris

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • Laptop
  • Job description specific to your career interest
  • Your 3 questions for an employer
  • Student ID

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Practice different types of interview environments and questions
  • Practice one on one or in a group
  • Understand and answer behavioral interview questions utilizing the CAR method
  • Know when and how to answer questions back to an employer
  • Participation during the event is required and at the discretion of the facilitator

Dates Presented:

  • February 17 at 1:00 PM in FD 133
  • March 11 at 1:00 PM in FD 133
  • March 30 at 2:00 PM in FD 133

Sustainability Event

Open for all

Dates Presented:

  • Thursday, April 2 - ALL DAY

Working with Difficult People: The Secret to Group Success

Recommended for Freshmen & Sophomores

Presented by: Sara Williams

Before coming to the Meis Center, you must:

For admission to the Meis event, you must bring:

  • One or two printed paragraphs explaining which one or combination of the four personalities best match your own AND explain why you think there is a match.
  • You must bring this as a printed document. An electronic copy on your phone or laptop will not be accepted. You may write out your one to two paragraphs if you choose not to print them.
  • During the workshop, you are expected to:
  • Understand the importance of working well with others
  • Learn tips to help with working with difficult people
  • Identify if you are the difficult person in the group and how to work well with others

Dates Presented:

  • Thursday, February 20 at 11:00 AM in FD 133
  • Thursday, March 19 at 11:00 AM in FD 133
  • Tuesday, April 7 at 12:30 PM in FD 133

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
Fax: 812-237-8720

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 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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