Spring 2014 Schedule
February 14-April 17, 2014, "Masterminds 9". This is a non-credit 9 week course that meets from 3-4 p.m. on Fridays. The program is limited to 35 students through an application process. Applications are available in the UTPB Career Center. Certificates of completion are awarded at the conclusion of the course. During the course, students will:
- Conduct informational interviews with career practitioners working in a field they'd like to pursue
- Prepare personal resumes, cover letters and thank you letters
- Participate in mock interviews where they'll learn how to answer behavioral interview questions
- Prepare their own business cards
- Participate in a Linkedin seminar where they'll set up their own Linkedin account
- Attend various other seminars on dress, company research, interviewing and company politics
- Create their own CCN profile on UTPB's recruitment website and develop their "one minute elevator" speech
- Attend a banquet where they'll be served a sumptuous three course meal and versed on dining etiquette, eating utensils, and place settings by a professional etiquette coach (this is the only session that will be on a Thursday).
March 6, 2014, "Work 101", 12:30-1:30, Mac Boring room. Moderator: Janene Binnion, HR Manager, First Capital Bank. Ms. Binnion will cover issues that aren’t normally covered in business school courses such as email etiquette, making lasting impressions on the job, not “venting” during the exit interview, lining up your references, demonstrating patience and humility, protocol for work place meetings, effective word choices with customer service issues, appropriate dress and MANY other work place issues. A free lunch will be served.
March 20, 2014, “How to Prepare a Resume Using Quantitative Statements and Action Verbs”, 12:30-1:30, Mac Boring room. Moderator: Tony Love. Students will be versed on chronological and functional resumes and how to prepare a cover letter and thank you letter. Resumes for education students will also be discussed. Free food (lunch begins at noon) and door prizes.
March 27, 2014, “UTPB Spring Job Fair”, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the UTPB gym. Over 70 companies will be in attendance for this event. Dress for success and bring plenty of resumes as employers will be seeking students for internships, summer jobs and entry-level professional jobs.
Companies Registered to Date: Lithia Motors, Fastenal, The Home Depot, Permian Basin Community Centers, United Rentals, Texas DPS, Sewell Family of Companies, Target, Armstrong, Backus & Co., Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Region 18 ESC, ECISD, City of Midland, Fort Stockton ISD, Laredo Petroleum, Adult Protective Services, Halker Consulting, ICA Broadcasting, Cintas, Victaulic, Starbucks, Panda Express, Bed Bath & Beyond, Packers Plus, City of Big Spring, Rockwater Energy Solutions, TX HHSC- Office of Inspector General, Autozone, Stripes LLC, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Snelling Staffing, Weatherford International, GOPB Inc., Dixie Electric, Thomas Petroleum, Weidner Property Management, LocalEdge, Fesco, Ltd., Andrews ISD, Medical Center Hospital, Texas Teachers, Marine Corps Officer Programs, ASCO, PropTester Inc., Chick-Fil-A, Academy Sports and Outdoors, UTPB-Human Resources, West Texas Centers, National Oilwell Varco, Hendrick Medical Center, Key Energy Services, Oncor, Aeropostale, Carlsbad Municipal Schools, Johnson, Miller & Co. CPAs, Kelly Services, Robert Half, Midland Judicial District CSCD, Midland ISD, Bobby Cox Companies, Shores Lift Solutions, La Bodega, Lowes Home Improvement, Whataburger, West Texas Gas, Inc., West Texas National Bank, City of Odessa, DCP Midstream, The Company of Rock House, Buckle
April 10, 2014 "Internships", 12:30-1:30 p.m., Mac Boring Room. Students will be versed in the Fair Labor Standard's Act six-part test for a paid internship along with information on how to approach your internship and how to procure internships. Area company reps will be available to discuss internship opportunities within their companies. Free food (lunch begins at noon) and door prizes.
April 22, 2014, Mac Boring room, 5-7 p.m., "Careers in the U.S. Foreign Service", Moderator: Julie Connor, Diplomat in Residence, University of Texas at Austin. This information session will provide students with valuable information about working for the US Foreign Service and other governmental agencies.