Career Services Calendar

Career Week: Spring 2014

A week of career related programs for all students. Including resume and cover letter reviews, as well as Individual and Panel Mock Interviews with employers.

Monday, February 10 – Friday, February 14, 2014  
If you have any questions regarding the Career Week programs please contact Leslie Holden at lholden@ferrum.edu or 540-356-4460.

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Career Check-up  |  Franklin Hall Atrium  |  11:00am — 1:30pm
Stop by and consult with the Career Services Office Staff about your Career Planning and Employment Search needs!  Sign-up to attend other Career Week events – like Mock Interviews. Resume development and other employment seeking resources will be available.

Tuesday, February 11th

Executive in Residence  |  Blue Ridge Mountain Room, Franklin Hall  |  11:15am – noon
Speaker: Kimberley S. Crannis '83 -Chief of Police, Blacksburg, Virginia.  Kimberley S. Crannis received her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Ferrum College in 1983 and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Virginia Tech in 2000. Chief Crannis is a graduate of the 190th session of the FBI National Academy, the 58th session of the Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and the 17th session of the Professional Executive Leadership School. She began the Blacksburg Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy as part of her graduate work and the agency just graduated its 28th class. The Blacksburg Police Department is a nationally accredited Law Enforcement Agency with 82 full time employees.
Radford University Graduate Programs and MBA Program  |  Franklin Hall Atrium  |  11:00am – 1:30pm
Two representatives from Radford University will be here to meet with students about 1) graduate programs available at Radford and 2) the MBA program.
Virginia Employment Commission  |  Franklin Hall Atrium  |  11:00am – 1:30pm
A representative from the Virginia Employment Commission will be on campus to advertise employment opportunities available in the State of Virginia.

Wednesday, February 12th

Panel and Individual Mock Interviews  |  9:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm time slots are available
(Limited Interviews Slots – Sign up early!) ,Practice interviewing in a one-on-one situation and a panel interview.  The panel will consist of local employers and alumni who are interested in preparing students for the “real” interview.    Each session will last approximately 40 minutes – you will need to submit a resume beforehand.  There are interview times available in the morning and afternoon. * Pre-registration is required to participate in the Interviewing Sessions - email lholden@ferrum.edu to register or stop by the Career Services Office, Lower Franklin Hall.  
Pathways to Leadership Program – Internships – Credit/Non-Credit, Paid/Not Paid!!  |  Panther's Den  |  6:30pm
“Recruit once, hire twice”.  As more employers are look to their internship program to hire full-time employees it is becoming more important for college students to participate in a quality internship.   Come and learn about how to find and get an internship.

Thursday, February 13th

Peace Corps  |  Franklin Hall Atrium  |  10:30am – 2:00pm
A representative from the Peace Corp will be here with information about their programs.
How to Prepare for a Career Fair  |  Panther's Den  |  6:30pm – 7:30pm
Come and learn from a Member One recruiter (who will be at the February 20 Career Fair) about how to best take advantage of meeting employers face to face during a career fair!

Friday , February 14th

Human Services Career Fair  |  Panther’s Den  |  10:00am – 2:00pm
Employers from Human Services and Law Enforcement Agencies will be here recruiting for employment and internships.  These employers hire more than Social Work and Criminal Justice majors.


Saturday, February 15th

Kaplan Free Test Drive  |  Roanoke College  |  8:45am - noon   

GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT   - take a free practice test and receive feedback about the results from Kaplan. Sign-up at formstack.com by 2/10/14!  (Other practice tests are available on line.)  


Career Premiere Internship and Employment Fair

Thursday, February 20, 2014  |  Green Ridge Recreation Center, Roanoke VA  |  11:00am – 3:00pm

To see a list of companies that are attending and visit their website to research their needs, go to: www.careerpremierefair.com.  Sign up to attend at the Career and Leadership Center counter in Lower Franklin Hall and to receive a Ferrum name tag, at the career fair.

If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Holden at lholden@ferrum.edu or 540-356-4460.


Senior Salute

Wednesday, April 2, 2014  |  Blue Ridge Mountain Room  |  3:00 pm - 5:30 pm


The Career Focus Dinner employers for spring 2014 are listed below. There is a sign-up sheet at the Career and Leadership Center counter to sign up for the program and free dinner for students. You will need to drive or find a ride to the company program, which is held at the company, in Roanoke.  Directions will be sent the week of the program and dinner. Students in the past have gotten internship and full time employment from employers in the programs. There are only 4 slots for each program and alternate slots if all slots at other colleges are not full. Radford University, Roanoke College, Hollins University and Virginia Western CC all participate in this program. Business dress is required as you may be meeting a future employer! The program and dinner usually is over by 6:30pm.  "


Interactive Achievement
Thursday, February 13, 2014 | 4:30pm

Interactive Achievement was created in 2006 by current and former educators in response to the overwhelming need for better assessment and reporting tools. Our goal is to create programs that give educators the most accurate assessment of student progress throughout the school year so every student has the greatest chance to succeed. Interactive Achievement’s software solutions assist over 100 school districts, raising the bar for student achievement. As we grow, we constantly strive to create new ways for educators to track student progress and potential.  Visit their website,  www.interactiveachievement.com  for more information about Interactive Achievement.


Friendship Retirement Community
Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 4:30pm

Friendship Retirement Community offers independent & assisted living accommodations, home health care, and rehabilitation services. Everyone at Friendship is working toward the same goal: providing a friendly, safe and comfortable home for our residents and team members. Every day is different and bringing the right outlook is essential. Friendship employees are committed to a mission of providing outstanding care and wellness to our residents and to each of us.  Visit http://friendship.us/   to further research services offered by Friendship Retirement Community.


Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 4:30pm

The CoLab is an Innovation Lab, a Coworking Space & an Event Venue. We welcome small businesses, entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers and other like-minded individuals into a shared space to collaborate, create, network and grow a business.  The 10,000 sq. ft. space, located in the heart of Grandin Village, is the hub for entrepreneurial education, office space, and networking events. Visit www.GrandinCoLab.com  to learn more about CoLab.