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Developing your leadership also means that you are developing skills that will serve you in your future career path. Programs focused on Career Development will help you understand the relationships between you professional trajectory and the development of your leadership skills. 

TO REGISTER FOR LEADERSHIP WEEK SESSIONS: visit go.osu.edu/LeadershipWeekParticipantRSVP

Schedule of Events:

Monday, October 3

Networking

11am-Noon

VIRTUAL

Networking is an essential tool for both career exploration and your job search. This presentation will discuss common barriers to networking and three common ways to network.

Themes: Career Development 

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

 

Get Involved Where You Live

11am-Noon

Curl Viewpoint

Curious how to get involved on campus in the residence halls? Learn how getting involved where you live can help you connect with peers, grow as a person, and learn transferable skills to benefit your future. We’ll discuss the opportunities available through Housing and Residence Education, provide tips for reflection to do before applying to opportunities, and sharing the ways in which you can grow as a leader through these opportunities.

Themes: Career Development, Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

 

Lunch and Learn:  Leadership for Your Career Development

11:30am-12:30pm

Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room (Ohio Union)

Developing your leadership also means that you are developing skills that will serve you in your future career path. Programs focused on Career Development will help you understand the relationships between your professional trajectory and the development of your leadership skills. Come to this lunch and learn to explore more about how your leadership growth is directly tied to your career journey. Food is provided

Themes: Career Development

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

How to Share Your Leadership Involvement on Your Resume

7-8:15pm

McPherson Hall Room 2015

Involved on campus? Not sure how to describe your leadership/involvement experiences on your resume? Come to this session to learn tips for best promoting yourself.

Themes: Career Development

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Tuesday, October 4

Leveraging Handshake

5:30-6:30pm

VIRTUAL

Do you want to connect with employers, research job and internship opportunities, and even chat with students who have already had your dream job or internship? Every Ohio State student can explore job and internship opportunities through Handshake. Leveraging Handshake is a free workshop for all Ohio State students, hosted by Buckeye Careers in the Office of Student Life. You will learn how to make the most out of Handshake to find a part time job, internship, or full time job. This workshop will empower you to research potential employers, and to use Handshake to contact them. You will also learn how to use Handshake for career exploration and to find out what other students with similar majors and interests have done.

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students

Featured Session: Practicing Everday Leadership

7:30-8:30pm

VIRTUAL

In Student Life, we believe that leadership is not a position, but a process and something that you practice every day. Leadership doesn’t belong to a specific type or person – it is a series of skills that can be learned and developed by anyone. Come to this panel to hear from current leaders across The Ohio State University about how they practice leadership every day.

Panelists To Be Announced:

Themes: Career Development Community Engagement, Inclusion, Personal Exploration, Wellness

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

 

Wednesday, October 5

 

Women's Career Journeys - Focusing on Authenticity, Balance, and Challenge

11:30am-12:30pm

Brutus Buckeye Room (Ohio Union)

Women’s career journeys have steadily become a topic of focus during the Covid-19 pandemic and continue to be spotlighted moving into a new normal post-lockdown. This session will look to emphasize female-identifying individual’s career journeys with a focus on authenticity, balance, and challenge. Participants can expect to spend time centering on their values and desires for when entering their full-time career. Female-identifying individuals from all colleges, departments, and majors are welcomed to engage in conversation.

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Get Involved Where You Live 

1-2pm

Curl Viewpoint

Curious how to get involved on campus in the residence halls? Learn how getting involved where you live can help you connect with peers, grow as a person, and learn transferable skills to benefit your future. We’ll discuss the opportunities available through Housing and Residence Education, provide tips for reflection to do before applying to opportunities, and sharing the ways in which you can grow as a leader through these opportunities.

Themes: Community Engagement, Personal Exploration, Career Development

Audience: Undergraduate Students

 

Building a Career Vision 

3-4pm

VIRTUAL

What academic program both interests me and would lead to a fulfilling career? How do I choose between two equally appealing summer options? Having a career vision can help to answer these questions and more. Attend this workshop to learn about how a challenge mindset, along with your interests and values can help in building your vision and directing your next steps.

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

 

Showcasing Leadership Experiences on Your Resume

7-8pm

VIRTUAL

In this session, we will talk through effective strategies to highlight your past and future leadership experiences on your resume. We will also talk about how past internships, jobs, or clubs -- which you may not see as formal leadership experiences -- can be framed to help a future employer see your leadership skills and potential. You do not need a resume already written to attend.

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Thursday, October 6

How Leaders Leverage Technology

11am-noon

Design Lab at COhatch Gateway

Participants will learn why ‘less is more’ with technology and be encouraged to use their technology in creative and productive ways instead of letting technology use them.

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration, Wellness

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

 

Leveraging Leadership Skills for Internship Success 

1-2pm

VIRTUAL

What is one of the top skills employers want to see on resumes? You guessed it, leadership. In this workshop you will practice sharing your leadership story and explore ways to both utilize the leadership skills you already have and develop new skills through an internship experience.

Themes: Career Development

Audience: Undergraduate Students

 

Create a Personal Brand with Adobe Express

1:30-2:30pm

Design Lab at COhatch Gateway

Get creative with Adobe Express. Participants will learn how to produce graphic designs, edit videos and build web pages. These skills are highly transferrable to internship and job searches, student organizations, academic projects, and creative projects or hobbies!

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

STEP-ing Up Your Resume and Interview

3-4pm

VIRTUAL

This session is open to all Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) participants, whether you are currently in STEP or have completed a STEP Signature Project. Participating in STEP engages students outside the classroom in experiential learning opportunities to supplement what is studied in the classroom. As a STEP participant, it is beneficial to understand how to discuss your time in STEP while in interviews for an internship, graduate school, or full-time career opportunity. This session will focus on leadership skills gained in STEP, how to include STEP on your resume, and how to highlight your STEP experience in an interview.

Themes: Career Development

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Pop Up Leadership Challenge

3-4pm 

TBD

Engage with a community partner to solve a real world issue/challenge facing their organization with a group of students from across campus in this pop-up challenge.

Themes: Career Development, Community Engagement, Inclusion, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

Friday, October 7

Effective Interviewing

11am-noon

VIRTUAL

This Session highlights what to do before, during, and after an interview, emphasizing interviewing strategies and techniques. Includes samples of questions and how to answer them, as well as useful suggestions to enhance your confidence.

Themes: Career Development

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

Be True To You: Leadership and Vulnerability

11:30am-12:30pm

Senate Chamber (Ohio Union)

In this workshop, students will learn to embrace discomfort and vulnerability as strengths. College students are exposed to many opportunities to develop their leadership efficacy, through student organizations, community service, and even academic engagements like research or living-learning communities. By embracing vulnerability, students will feel empowered to be their authentic selves which will translate into better outcomes both personally and professionally.

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

 

Young Alumni Panel

Noon-1pm

VIRTUAL

Engage and network with young alumni from the Ohio State University and learn how they navigate the transitions, find leadership opportunities after Ohio State and make connections for networking.

Themes: Career Development, Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students


Questions? Contact Anna Wagner for more information!