Below is a list of events the office of Career Development Center hosts. Click on the link to obtain more details on the events:
- Industry Specific Career Fairs
- Part-Time Job Fair
- Majors/Minors Fair
- Graduate School Information Week
- National Career Development Month
- Internship Fair
- Dine Like a Diplomat
- Careers in….Panels
- Mock Interview Day
- Employer Information Sessions and On-Campus Interviews
Industry Specific Career Fairs
Career Fairs are held on the Barry main campus for the purpose of bringing together local, regional and national employers with students and alumni in a variety of fields and interests. Career Development Center has broken away from the traditional career fair and has implemented industry specific career fairs. This allows more students with specific interests to meet one on one with employers in their desired field. The emphasis is on networking: making good impressions and developing contacts that will hopefully lead to formal job interviews.
Each year, Career Development Center usually holds a Nursing and Health Sciences Career Fair, Social Services/Social Justice Career Fair, Business/Sport/Communication Career Fair, and Government Career Fair.
Part-Time Job Fair
The Part-Time Job Fair offers the opportunity for students to meet local employers who are in need to quickly hire students. This event will be well-suited for students who need extra spending money, didn’t get as much financial aid as they planned, and/or would like to gain some work experience before they graduate.
This event is for students who are having trouble deciding on a major, want to change major, are interested in adding a minor to their current studies, would like to know more about what they can do with their current major, and/or want to learn more about academic options ideal for the future professional career route they want to pursue. All academic departments will be present to discuss major/minor options. Students can also learn how their values, interests, skills and campus activities relate to their majors.
Graduate School Information Week
Thinking about Graduate School? Local, national and international schools are coming to Barry University to answer your questions about the application process, what they look for in prospective students, deadlines and more.
As you think about continuing your education with graduate, medical or law school, you can visit Career Development Center for assistance in choosing an institution, completing the application process and creating a personal statement. Counselors are available to assist you in decisions ranging from what to pursue an advanced degree in to where to apply.
National Career Development Month
November is the National Career Development Month and to celebrate we offer career-related activities such as networking and getting experience through internships, volunteering, and other related experience. The goal is to highlight the importance of life-long career development and the personal empowerment of all people.
Not sure which profession is the right fit for you or you want to gain some real-life work experience? Consider pursuing an internship! An internship is a supervised work experience, sometimes paid or unpaid, that provides students/alumni with an opportunity to apply classroom-based learning while gaining practical work experience.
Need an internship for the Spring and/or Summer? Are you required to do an internship as part of your program? Looking to gain relevant experience that may lead to your future career? Come and check out Barry University Internship Fair where local, regional and national employers are looking to hire you and offer you the valuable experience you need. Students and alumni of all majors and disciplines are encouraged to attend due to the wide variety of opportunities available.
Dine Like a Diplomat
This event teaches students and alumni correct etiquette for business and formal luncheons and dinner. The skills learned during this four-course meal provide confidence when eating within a formal or business environment.
The purpose of these panels is to expose students to professionals in the world of work. In addition, to promote discussions regarding career paths for different majors, ask questions, and serve as an excellent networking opportunity.
Mock Interview Day
Only students registered in ORI 300, Career Readiness course, participate in the mock interview day. Students in the class will be interviewed by an employer for about 30 minutes. Mock interviews help students practice interviewing and receive feedback from professionals in a more informal way than in a real interviewing day.
Employer Information Sessions and On-Campus Interviews
Employers looking to recruit Barry students set up informational sessions to describe their organization. During these sessions, employers present topics including their clients, products, services, and opportunities within their company. This is also a great networking occasion. After our career fairs and throughout the year, employers also hold on-campus interviews at Barry University.