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College to Career Conference

Conference Overview

C3: The College to Career Conference is designed to promote and prepare students for the transition from college to the world of work.  The conference is a collaborative venture comprised of career center representatives from 8 regional institutions (Mansfield University, East Stroudsburg University, Lock Haven University, Lycoming College, Millersville University, Kutztown University, Penn State Harrisburg, and Cedar Crest College).

This event provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge related to transitioning from college to career, as well as engage and network with students and professionals in a comfortable, yet educational environment.

Conference Schedule

2017 Conference Schedule

8:30-9:30am: Registration and Check-In (West Lobby)
9:30-9:45am: Welcoming Remarks
9:45-10:45am: Opening Keynote: "All the Way: Nothing Can Stop You But You!" - Mr. Albert Jones, First Quality Products
11am-11:45am: Group 1: "The Grad School Research Process: Asking the Right Questions and Doing Your Homework" - Dr. Don Martin, Grad School Roadmap, Group 2: Buffet Lunch  
12pm-12:45pm: Group 1: Buffet Lunch
Group 2: "The Grad School Research Process: Asking the Right Questions and Doing Your Homework" - Dr. Don Martin, Grad School Roadmap  
1-2pm: Concurrent Session #1 (3 topics to choose from) "I Owe What? Your Student Loans, Your Debt, Your Payments" "Job Search Strategies" "Oh, the Places You'll Go: Exploring the Benefits of Service Opportunities After Graduation"  
2:15-3:15pm: Concurrent Session #2 (3 topics to choose from) "I Owe What? Your Student Loans, Your Debt, Your Payments," "Finances & Future Employment," and "Evaluating the Job Offer & Benefits Package...The Total Compensation Approach"  
3:30-4:30pm: Concurrent Session #3 (3 topics to choose from) "Finances & Future Employment," "Job Search Strategies," and "Evaluating the Job Offer & Benefits Package...The Total Compensation Approach"  
4:45pm-5:45pm: Panel Discussion: "Employer Perspective on Identifying Quality Candidates"
5:45-7pm: Networking Social - network with alumni and professionals from around the state
6:45pm: Closing Remarks and Final Giveaways (must be present to win)

Example feedback from students who attended last year's conference:

"I am really glad I had the opportunity to attend the Conference. I honestly feel a lot better about transitioning into the real world after graduation in December. If I could give any advice to students I would say attend the conference because it is very beneficial."

Example feedback from a presenter:

"This conference is an awesome experience for the students that participate. The attending students are able to obtain direct exposure with company representatives and solicit advice on how to successfully transition from the "college world" to the "real world" upon graduation. This conference plays a crucial part in the overarching goal of universities being charged with producing graduating student that are prepared to change the world. It supports that goal by preparing students to take on the challenge of life after college and begin working towards success in whatever career path the students choose to pursue." Albert Jones, Director of Human Resources, First Quality Products