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.

    She IUP Career and Professional Development Center would like to thank our Fall 2020 Career Ready Seminar Sponsors: Clark Associates, Inc., CNB Bank, Enterprise Holdings, Inc., and State Farm Insurance Agents of Indiana County.

    Spring 2021 Career Ready Seminar Series

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    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 different 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 opportunities they can provide to IUP students. These programs will be open to all IUP students; however, we are targeting specific student groups and organizations as well.

    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 $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 booth for each career fair and on 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 Kevin Fleck (kfleck@iup.edu).