Career Ready Seminar Series

The IUP Career Ready Seminar Series provides an overview of key competencies which impending graduates need to learn and develop to be successful as they make the transition from higher education into the professional world of work.

East Penn Manufacturing and Enterprise are CRSS sponsors

Spring 2023 Career Ready Seminar Series

Save These Dates for Spring 2023!

February

  • 13 - Business Attire Fashion Show, 6:00 p.m., Great Room, Elkin Hall (Six O'Clock Series)
  • 22 - Spring Career Fair, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., KCAC

March

  • 22 - Career Ready Seminar Series (CRSS), Designing Your Dream Life, 6:00 p.m., Great Room, Elkin Hall
  • 27 - Career Ready Seminar Series (CRSS) and Six O'Clock Series, Company Culture - Why it's important and how to determine if it is the right culture for you and if you are right for it. Presented by IUP alumna and trustee Laurie Kuzneski (followed by networking), 6:00 p.m., Great Room, Elkin Hall

April

  • 11 - Career Ready Seminar Series (CRSS), Leading with an Inclusive Mindset. Presented by Je'Mone Smith, 6:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium

Career Ready Seminar Series Sponsorship

Opportunities for students and employers alike to learn, network, and connect.

Program Overview:

This series will encompass five to seven programs every fall and spring for all IUP students to attend. Each event will touch upon various career competencies, as outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), that students should achieve to make the most successful transition from higher education into the professional world of work.

Following three to four of the events, we are hosting a 30-minute networking reception. These receptions will take place each semester (dates to be determined later). We invite you to co-sponsor one or more of these networking sessions and have the chance to engage in meaningful conversations with a guaranteed student audience. Employer representatives will also have the chance to provide a brief overview of their organization/company and the opportunities they can provide to IUP students. These programs will be open to all IUP students; however, we are also targeting specific student groups and organizations.

Sample Sponsorship Program Title:

“Career Ready Seminar Series Sponsored by Employer Name” used in various promotional materials and announced during each event.

Option 1: Full Program Sponsorship of $5,000

  • Initial email introducing employer sponsor(s) and program of events for the semester
  • Attendance and presence at three to four Career Ready Seminar Series programs that include a targeted networking component and a guaranteed student audience
  • Complimentary registration for both the IUP Career Expo/Graduate School Fair and the IUP Spring Career Fair
  • Employer signage at IUP CPDC for the entire semester and at sponsored events
  • Signage at the booth for each career fair and on the jumbotron designating employer/organization as a Career Ready Seminar Series Sponsor
  • Email to students and faculty promoting employer attendance and booth number at career fairs
  • Complimentary on-campus interview space

Option 2: Partial Program Sponsorship $1,500 (may sponsor up to two programs at $1,500 each)

  • Initial email introducing employer as a sponsor of events the semester
  • Attendance and presence at one sponsored Career Ready Seminar Series program
  • Employer signage displayed at IUP CPDC for the entire semester and at sponsored events
  • Signage at booth for each career fair and on jumbotron designating employer/organization as a Career Ready Seminar Series Sponsor

Interested in learning more? Reach out to Associate Director Kelsey Thompson (kthomps@iup.edu) or Assistant Director for Employer Engagement Bill Zimmerman (wjzimmer@iup.edu).