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Get Equipped

Monday, Jan. 13, and Tuesday, Jan. 14
Keene Building, Corporate Engagement Center

Developed by Indiana Tech’s Career Center to produce career-ready graduates, Get Equipped is a robust two-day immersive experience that equips our students to enter the job market with confidence.

Hiring professionals from distinguished regional companies will be on hand to help participants:

  • Understand the relationship between their major, career planning and experiential learning
  • Identify their career objectives so they can develop solid internship and career goals
  • Write a professional resume and cover letter that is tailored to the internship experience they are applying for
  • Articulate their professional brand to highlight their educational experiences, knowledge base and skill sets, particularly on LinkedIn
  • Master professional dress, business etiquette and workplace ethics so they can approach the interview process with confidence
  • Learn search strategies and the internship application process to maximize their internship opportunities
  • Document and track their internship experiences

If you want to position yourself to be career-ready after graduation, you will come to Get Equipped. What’s more, when you attend Get Equipped, it will fulfill your in-classroom attendance requirement for the IIT 2000 Pre-Internship Seminar course. You will still need to complete required out-of-classroom activities to pass IIT 2000, but the total time spent on the process will be much less if you attend Get Equipped.

Want to Get Equipped? Contact Indiana Tech’s Career Center to register.
Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2217

Get Equipped was launched in spring 2013 with a grant from AT&T. It was developed from the INdorsed Career Ready Graduate Program.

Day 1 Schedule

(Business casual attire/professional attire preferred)

8:30-9: Check in/Breakfast

9-10: Keynote—The Importance of Experiential and Co-Curricular Learning
Jeff Rice, Parkview Health

10:15-11: Session 1— First Impressions: Professional Dress, Introductions, Business Cards and Handshakes
Nancy Steigmeyer, Lifeline Youth and Family Services

11:15-12: Session 2—You on a Piece of Paper: Resumes and Application Materials, and Applicant Tracking Systems
Morgan White and the Parkview Health team

12:15-1:15: Lunch, Dining Etiquette

1:30-2:15: Session 3—When I Grow Up: What’s a Good Career for Me, Choosing the Right Internship for Your Career Goals, Learning Objectives and Documenting Your Experience
Jordan Brockman, Fort Wayne Metals

2:30-3:15: Session 4—LinkedIn How Tos and Networking

3:30-5: Open Computer and Career Labs
During this time, students can work on creating materials such as resumes and LinkedIn profiles, and getting feedback from on-site career peers

Day 2 Schedule

(Business casual attire/professional attire preferred)

8:30-9: Check in/Breakfast

9-10: Session 5—Tell Me a Little Bit About Yourself: Interviewing Success
Simon Short, BAE Systems

10:15-11: Session 6—Indiana Tech Career Center Resources, Warrior Jobs and Our Website

11:15-12: Session 7— Business and Professional Ethics and Etiquette
Baily Beiswanger, Micropulse, Inc.

12-1:15: Lunch, Creating My Brand: LinkedIn and Social Branding

1:30-2:15: Alumni Panel—What Would I Tell My Sophomore Self

2:30-3: Graduation