November 14, 2011

Events focus on career choices for students

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A college degree can be as versatile as its earner may be creative.  Career Development Week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers several opportunities for students to learn about career options they may not have immediately recognized when they selected their majors.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Mary Payne, Career Services specialist in the SIU School of Law, presents the discussion, “What Can I Do with a Law Degree,” beginning at 3 p.m.  She will speak in the Career Services Conference Room, located in Woody Hall, B204.

This presentation is appropriate not only for current law students, but also for those who are considering applying to law school, or who want to know more about the various career options available to those with a law degree.

Rachel Dorman, program analyst for the U. S. Office of Personnel Management in the Student Programs Office is the speaker for the Annenberg Speakers Bureau Virtual Event.  Her presentation, “The Benefits of a Career in Federal Service,” is set for 3-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Student Center Auditorium.

Dorman is part of a team that recruits and hires students and recent graduates for positions within the federal government.  She has prior experience as a policy adviser for the U. S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.  She also managed a workforce recruitment program that offered internships to college students with disabilities.

Finally, Michelle Garrett, a Career Services specialist at SIU Carbondale, presents “Linked In: Leveraging Social Media for the Job Search.”  She will talk at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Career Services conference room, which is in Woody Hall, room B204.