Career Week Wordmark

February 2–6, 2015

 

The seventh annual Pepperdine Career Week is open to all Pepperdine University students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. The week features professional development activities and programs for students preparing to make the transition from classroom to career and alumni seeking a competitive advantage in the workplace. Events will occur over five days at five Pepperdine campuses across Southern California as well as online sessions. Check out the list of events below - all programs are free to attend unless indicated. Visit the Pepperdine Career Services website for more resources.

Events & Programs

Monday, February 2, 2015

Event TitleStart_Time End_TimePepperdine_Location

LinkedIn for Internship & Job Search: Learn how to leverage LinkedIn for networking, job search, and career advancement. Gain practical insight to use the tool while actively working to update and improve your profile and online professional network. Join us for the webinar online or in person on the Malibu main campus. Don't miss this opportunity to make social media work FOR you. (Registration Required for Lunch)

12:00 p.m.  1:00 p.m. Webinar & Fireside Room 
"Solamente Spanish" - Spanish Language Conversation Group: Interested in brushing up on your Spanish skills to make yourself more competitive in the Los Angeles job market and/or to better assist your clients or customers? If so, this informal drop-in conversation group is right for you. 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Law School: Library Learning Lab
Beginning a Career in Municipal Government: Moderated panel discussion with human resource directors from two top cities in the area covering state and local government hiring process including how to maneuver through the online application system, make your application stand out, and get in for an interview for either a job or internship. They'll also discuss where to find internship and job opportunities. 5:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Malibu, Drescher: SPP 175
Majors & Industries Night (Seaver Only): Fun-filled night of exploring academic divisions, majors, minors, and career paths. Specifically meant for undergraduates still exploring their options and seeking to make connectings with faculty campus-wide. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Waves Cafe, Malibu

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Event TitleStart_Time End_TimePepperdine_Location
His Mansion Ministries Information Session: Learn about the organization's mission and prospective service opportunities.  11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Malibu, Tyler Campus Center 210 
Applying and Working for the Government: Pursuing a federal, state, and local government career can be initially frustrating, but ultimately rewarding. The competitive civil service process can be cumbersome. However, this workshop will provide valuable insight with certain steps to navigate the system and advocate for their candidacy. Meet recruiters and experts to help complete the process. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Drescher Campus, Malibu, SPP 175
Public Interest Career Day Job Fair Tips (Law School Only): Public Interest Career Day (PICD) is an opportunity for Southern California law students to meet with close to 100 prospective government, public interest, and private public interest law firm employers in an informal setting. This information session will prepare you for what to expect at the Job Fair, how to conduct table talk, what to bring, what to wear, how to answer certain types of questions, and more. Open to School of Law students only. 12:45 p.m. 1:30 p.m. School of Law: Classroom D
Psychology Day: Keynote, Dr. Judy Ho - Your Career, Your Story - Learn how to tap into your individual strengths and interests to create your own unique career path.  1:00 p.m  2:00 p.m. West LA: Room 203
Psychology Day: The Business Side of Private Practice - Gain insight into the marketing and operational aspects of developing and running a successful private practice.  2:00 p.m.  3:00 p.m. West LA: Room 203
Psychology Day: Alternative Ways to Use Your Psychology Degree (Part I) - Come hear from Part I of a diverse panel of psychology graduates who are applying their degrees in ways you may not have considered.  2:00 p.m.  3:00 p.m. West LA: Room 203
Psychology Day: Pursuing Research at the Master's Level - Meet a panel of researchers and practitioners as they give their thoughts on obtaining research positions & how to conduct your own research at the Master's level.  3:00 p.m.  4:00 p.m. West LA: Room 203
Psychology Day: Alternative Ways to Use Your Psychology Degree (Part II) - Come hear from Part II of a diverse panel of psychology graduates who are applying their degrees in ways you may not have considered.  3:00 p.m.  4:00 p.m. West LA: Room 203
Psychology Day: Career Connections Fair - Network with organization and agency representatives for volunteer, practicum, and part-time opportunities. Held at the West LA campus.  5:00 p.m.  7:00 p.m. West LA: Room 203
Entertainment & Media Mixer (Featured Event!): Mix and mingle with people from throughout the entertainment and media industries. Enjoy appetizers, beverages, music, art, and good company at this 'LA Chic' entertainment mixer.  Hear words of wisdom from alumna Kelly Michelena from Facebook.   7:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.  Weisman Museum, Malibu

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Event TitleStart_TimeEnd_TimePepperdine_Location
Education Day: Social Entrepreneurship Success Stories - How can I make a social impact? Hear from inspiring change makers on how they are making a difference within communities. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Webinar Online: Login Here
Education Day: From Corporate to Higher Education - Find out how to start the transition into teaching and administration. 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Webinar Online: Login Here
Education Day: Learning Technology Career Paths - Meet learning technology alumni pursuing innovative pathways with their degree. 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Webinar Online: Login Here
Education Day: Meet the Schools Fair - Network with K-12 school educators from district, charter, and private schools. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. West LA: Room 203
Working for NGO's, Nonprofits & the Private Sector: Moderated alumni panel discussion covering private sector, NGO, and nonprofit internship experiences, getting a foot in the door, and the steps taken to get there. 5:15 p.m.  6:30 p.m.  Malibu, Drescher: SPP 175

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Event TitleStart_TimeEnd_TimePepperdine_Location
Careers by MBA Concentration (GSBM): Overview of job functions and careers based on concentrations (Marketing, Finance, Dispute Resolution, etc) 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Online Webinar
Pepperdine Graduate Programs Panel & Lunch: Learn about all the graduate program offerings that Pepperdine provides across each of its schools.  Enjoy open dialogue with recruitment professionals and explore professional courses of study at Pepperdine. (Registration Required for Lunch)  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Fireside Room, Malibu Central Campus
Pitch It: Vets2Employers pre-event workshop. Learn how to create your elevator pitch, how to market and brand yourself. (Veterans Preferred) 3:15 p.m. 4:00 p.m. West LA: Room 203
Vets2Employers: A veteran event where you will have the opportunity to meet with employers who are looking for candidates like you. This is your chance to meet with multiple employers one-on-one in a speed-dating like atmosphere where you can deliver your 2 min pitch and establish a connection with companies who are actively seeking veterans to fill their open positions. Employers who will be present encompass multiple industries including Finance, Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Travel, etc. Win raffle prizes including great Pepperdine swag! Held at GSBM West LA Campus. 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. West LA: Room 203
"Solamente Spanish" - Spanish Language Conversation Group: Interested in brushing up on your Spanish skills to make yourself more competitive in the Los Angeles job market and/or to better assist your clients or customers? If so, this informal drop-in conversation group is right for you. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Law School: Library Learning Lab
Psychology Career Connections Fair: Network with organization and agency representatives for volunteer, practicum, and part-time opportunities. Held at the Irvine campus. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Irvine Campus, 2nd Floor
Choosing Careers in Public Policy: Public vs. Private Sector: Moderated alumni and expert panel discussing the differences faced when deciding which career path to pursue. Panelist will share perspectives of working in either or both sectors to further engage students in their decision making process. 5:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Malibu, Drescher: SPP 175

Graziadio Alumni Mixer: GSBM Students Only, Registration Required through Career Portal 

Come and join Graziadio MBA and MS alumni for a night of speed networking in our Executive Dining Room. Alumni will share valuable information on topics such as: informational interviewing, elevator pitches, and company research to name a few. Please dress business professional and have your business cards ready!
6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Malibu, Drescher, Executive Dining Room 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Event TitleStart_TimeEnd_TimePepperdine_Location
Speed Interviewing & Luncheon: Practice your interviewing skills with employers, alumni, and staff. Build confidence, gain feedback, and be ready to ace your next interview.  Enjoy lunch and networking with other students, alumni, employers, faculty, and staff.  (Registration Required for Lunch)  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Fireside Room, Malibu

Career Resources Available Anytime

Resource & Access Instructions
Career Skills Bootcamp - Click Here to Register and Select Pepperdine as Your School
International MBA Webinar Series - Click Here to Register and Select Pepperdine as Your School
Pepperdine Career Services Video Playlist - Click Here to Access Library of Career Webinars and Tips
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