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Shocker Career Accelerator News | Sept. 28
  • Lin and Winship – Finance in the Fight Against COVID-19 with Sedgwick County
  • Engineering and I.T. Career Fair Data Recap
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Career Events Sept. 28 - Oct. 9

Lin and Winship – Finance in the Fight Against COVID-19 with Sedgwick County

Graduate accountancy student, Yiqing Lin, and junior accounting major, Rondalee Winship, partner with the Shocker Career Accelerator to help the Sedgwick County Division of Finance in the fight against COVID-19. Lin and Winship assist in managing over $99 million in federal COVID-19 Relief Funding allocated as part of the CARES Act.
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Engineering and I.T. Career Fair Data Recap

The Shocker Career Accelerator is excited to announce we hosted 215 students, who had 716 interactions, with 25 employers at our FIRST EVER Engineering and I.T. Virtual Career Fair on Sept. 14.
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LinkedIn Learning 

LinkedIn Learning is now available to all Wichita State University students, faculty, and staff. Discover how this all-in-one learning solution can enhance your education, add value to your academic program/course, or help you learn a new skill to advance your career!
 
Learn more and explore today at Wichita.edu/LinkedinLearning
 
What is LinkedIn Learning?
LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Explore over 12,000 courses and 5,000 video tutorials from industry experts and leaders all in one place.
 
For Students and Staff
LinkedIn Learning offers video courses taught by industry experts, which help you increase your technology, creative, and business skills. LinkedIn Learning analyzes industry trends, job postings, and user activity to ensure content remains relevant.
 
For Faculty
LinkedIn Learning is a powerful tool, perfect for any classroom. You can leverage LinkedIn Learning to enhance your course content allowing your students to explore and learn concepts at their own pace outside of classroom meeting times. Think of it like one giant, online textbook!
 
New Partnership
We’re very excited about this new partnership with LinkedIn Learning. We hope you will explore and share this good news. Keep an eye out for additional updates, announcements, training, and more.
Get Started with LinkedIn Learning

Career Events: Sept. 28 - Oct. 9

A Virtual Visit With Netsmart
September 28, 2020 | 3 – 4:30 p.m. | Virtual

At Netsmart, improving care delivery isn't just our aspiration; it's our passion. For more than 50 years, we've been a healthcare software company developing technology and providing services that support individualized care and improve outcomes. During A Virtual Visit with Netsmart, you will learn more about Netsmart as a company and chat with panelists from consulting, sales, engineering, finance, and marketing! Explore how you can grow a successful future and create an impact on your community.

Job Hunting Lab
September 30, 2020 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | RSC 256

Whether you are looking for full-time or part-time employment, an internship or co-op position, this lab will walk you through steps to conduct an effective search and what to keep in mind as you tackle any job search.

Professionalism 101
October 1, 2020 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | RSC 203

Join the Shocker Career Accelerator as we focus on every aspect of being a true professional in the workplace, no matter what industry you choose. Get ready to discover tips for professional dress, the importance of a good work ethic, how to self-advocate, and more!

JCPenney Suit-Up
October 4, 2020 | 6 – 9 p.m. | Towne East Square

Up to 60% Select men's and women's career dress apparel and shoes when you use the extra 30% off Suit-Up coupon available at the event. WSU Student ID is required. Prefer to shop online? Text SHOCKS to 67292 to get your coupon.

Meeting Your Handshake Potential
October 6, 2020 | 3 – 4 p.m. | JBC 255

Join the Shocker Career Accelerator in an interactive session navigating Handshake. Handshake is so much more than a job database; discover the potential in this powerful career management tool!

Virtual Career Fair Prep and Professionalism
October 7, 2020 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Zoom

The Shocker Career Accelerator and other departments hold career fairs throughout the year to get you in front of employers. They can be intimidating and scary if you have never participated in one. Register for this workshop and get the most out of your career fair experience. We cover preparation before the fair, what to expect during the event, the basics of networking with employers, and more.

Leadership and Lean Transformation at GE
October 7, 2020 | 4:30 – 6:15 p.m. | Virtual
Join us for our webinar, Leadership, and Lean Transformation at GE. During the virtual presentation, you will discover how GE's Lean philosophy drives company culture. We'll show you how we take Lean's core principles of respecting people and relentlessly focusing on continuous improvement to bring about crucial leadership behaviors at GE.
 
BioKansas Building Professional Skills for Diverse Career Paths
October 8, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Zoom 

This workshop presents data on in-demand professional skills in bioscience fields and why they are critical for career success and advancement. Participants discuss ways to demonstrate these skills in resumes and interviews, assess their current professional skills, and identify opportunities to gain additional experience.

Chat with Representatives of Arista Networks
October 8, 2020 | 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Virtual
Arista Networks will be hosting a lunchtime session to talk to you about internship and full-time opportunities within the Software Test Engineering team. So, grab some lunch and join Arista Networks to learn more about their exciting opportunities.

Graduate School Professional Development Series: Resume Building Lab
October 8, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | Zoom

The resume is a crucial document in the job search process. Whether you are applying for a full-time career position after graduate school or research, fellowship, or volunteer experience, you will need to develop and maintain this professional document. Join us for this interactive virtual workshop so you can pursue the perfect opportunity!

Resume Building Lab
October 8, 2020 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Shocker Hall, Multipurpose Room RAA 1340

The resume is a crucial document in the job search process. Whether you are applying for a part/full-time position, on-campus employment, co-op/internship, graduate school admissions, research, fellowship, scholarships, or volunteer experience, you will need to develop and maintain a professional document to apply for these opportunities. Join this hands-on workshop to help you understand what information is required and the elements of a professional resume to pursue the perfect opportunity for your skillset.

Job Hunting Lab
October 9, 2020 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Zoom

Whether you are looking for full-time or part-time employment, an internship or co-op position, this lab will walk you through steps to conduct an effective search and what to keep in mind as you tackle any job search.
The Shocker Career Accelerator in Brennan III and John Bardo Center, Suite 162 is open for in-person and virtual appointments Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Contact us at (316) 978-3688 or CareerDevelopment@wichita.edu. 
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