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Spring 2021

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 Student employees should record attending Career Pathing sessions on timesheets

Mental Wellness

Mental Wellness

Monica Zeigel, Hope 4 All Coordinator
Wellness Services

Date:               Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - April 27, 2021 (Every Tuesday)
Time:               10:00 a.m.
Length:            60 Minutes
Location:          Zoom

This workshop topic will offer various topics including resilience, stress, anxiety, sleeping patterns, depression, journaling, developing connections, setting goals, and hope. Resources, activities, improving mental wellness, and normalizing mental illness are important topics in all these workshops. Register at the following link:  


Bearcat Diversity Book Club

Bearcat Diversity Book Club

N'ninah Freelon, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Date:               Tuesday, January 26 - Tuesday, April 6 (Every other Tuesday) 
Time:               6:00-7:00 p.m. 
Length:            1 hour 
Location:          Zoom Meeting

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is proud to bring back the Bearcat Diversity Book Club for the Spring semester. The book that we are reading for the semester is “So You Want to Talk About Race” by: Ijeoma Olou. This book is a great introduction into various concepts addressing issues of race. The meetings will be held every other week starting when students are back for the semester in January. The meetings will be held via zoom and usually in the evenings.

We will get together through Zoom and engage in discussion on the book led by N’ninah Freelon, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator. The Bearcat Diversity Book Club will take place on following days at 6:00 pm. 

  • January 26, 2021
  • February 9, 2021
  • February 23, 2021
  • March 16, 2021
  • March 30 2021
  • April 13, 2021

If you are interested in participating in the Bearcat Diversity Book Club, please go to the following google document link to sign up:

 The deadline to sign-up is January 15, 2021 as this will give us enough time to order books for everyone who needs one.

We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to grow and learn together as a community through true dialogue and honest reflection. We look forward to hearing from you.

**You must commit to attending at least three book club dates to participate. Three book club dates will count as two Career Pathing sessions
***Attending all book club sessions counts for three Career Pathing sessions.

Green Dot

Green Dot

Green Dot Coordinator
Wellness Services


Date:               Monday, February 8, 6:00-9:30 p.m. 
                       Saturday, March 20, 1:00-4:30 p.m. 
                       Saturday, April 17, 1:00-4:30 p.m.                                                                  Length:            3.5 Hours
Location:          The Student Union Boardroom


Green Dot is Northwest Missouri State University’s violence prevention program offered through Wellness Services. Green Dot utilizes bystander intervention techniques to prevent power-based personal violence (sexual assault, domestic violence & stalking) before it happens. The training helps students identify the warning signs of violence (red dots), examines barriers to intervening, and offers three different intervention strategies students can use despite those barriers (reactive green dots). Green Dot also works to create culture change and discusses proactive actions students can take outside of intervention in a high-risk situation. The training is approximately three and a half to four hours long. 

Max Participants per session: 25

In-Person Registration Link:

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Rachel Mayfield, Counselor
Wellness Center

Date:               Wednesday, February 17, 2021                                                                                                                         OR                                                                                                                     Sunday, February 21, 2021 
Time:               1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Length:            4 Hours
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

RESPOND is a program designed to teach the campus community (students, faculty, and staff) how to recognize and respond to mental health concerns.
The course is organized around the acronym RESPOND

Recognize signs
Share concerns
Pose open questions
Offer hope
Navigate resources and policy 
Do self-care

Content includes a brief overview of mental health problems on college campuses, discussion about stigma and culture, and an overview of signs associated with mental health problems. The remainder of the course is focused on how to effectively respond with basic listening and empathy, risk assessment, support, referral, and taking care of self (including appropriate boundaries based on role or personal preference). The course is designed to be interactive about 70% of the four hour day.

*Please be sure to bring your Bearcat ID card in order to record your attendance at this session.
**Attending one RESPOND training session counts for 2 Career Pathing Sessions.

***We are adhering to COVID mitigation measures and will adjust the training as necessary.

Select to Register for February 17

Select to Register for February 21

Mock Interview Day

Mock Interview Day

Career Services
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:               Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Time:               8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Length:            30 Minutes
Location:          Hughes Fieldhouse or Online

Due to COVID-19 this event will be held in a blended format with both in person and virtual interviews for the fall. More information about how this will be done will be determined and released soon.

The goal of this event is to help students gain interviewing experience by meeting face-to-face with real employers. During the interview, the employers will provide students with feedback on their resume, interview responses, and overall impression. We encourage employers to use their own interview format to make mock interviews as close to a real interview as possible.

The event is located in the Hughes Fieldhouse from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Each mock interview session will be approximately 30 minutes, which allows:

  • 20 minutes to conduct the interview
  • 5-10 minutes to critique the resume/interviewing skills and provide feedback  


Begins: Monday, January 25, 2021
Ends: When all interviews are filled

Spots will fill up quickly!

  • To reserve an interview spot, come into the Career Services office in Administration Building 130, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must submit a resume to reserve an interview spot. Interviews are filled on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Sign-up as soon as possible for best availability!

Green Dot - Virtual Overview

Green Dot - Virtual Overview

Zoom Session:

Date:               Monday, February 22, 1:00 p.m. 
                       Wednesday, March 24, 1:00 p.m. 
                       Friday, April 9, 1:00 p.m.                                                                                    Length:            75 Minutes
Location:          Zoom

Register for this 75-minute Green Dot session to learn the basics of recognizing the signs of power-based personal violence (sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking) and how to be an effective bystander to prevent violence from happening on our campus and in our community. Violence is not tolerated at Northwest Missouri State University and everyone on our campus is expected to do their part. Register today to find your Green Dot.

Max participants per session: 30


Zoom Registration Link:

Select to register

**Attending one Green Dot training session counts for two Career Pathing Sessions.

Build a Momentum Mindset: Stress Reducers and Resilience Boosters to Conquer Change and Uncertainty

Build a Momentum Mindset: Stress Reducers and Resilience Boosters to Conquer Change and Uncertainty

Kim Becking, Motivational Keynote Speaker
Momentum Motivation, LLC

Date:               Monday, February 22, 2021
Time:               11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Length:            60 Minutes
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

Change, uncertainty and disruption are guaranteed - especially now. But growth and progress are not. How you deal with this ever-changing high stress pandemic and post-pandemic world is completely up to you. You have a choice. You can stay stuck or develop a Momentum Mindset® so that you can shift, move forward and grow with grit in the midst of change and uncertainty. Kim shares her own stories of resilience in life and business with healthy doses of vulnerability, humor, and motivation and will share how to use resilience to not only navigate and cope during change and uncertainty, but build a Momentum Mindset where you push past limited thinking and use the adversity, change and uncertainty in your life and the world as the fuel needed to propel you forward – stronger and better than before.

Leave this program equipped with the tools you need to transform your mindset to shift and think differently, reduce stress, conquer change and challenges and create the everyday resilience required in this ever-changing complex pandemic world to build momentum and accelerate your success no matter what.

Leave this program learning how to:

  • Enhance your ability to adapt to change, deal with the unexpected and develop greater flexibility and become a champion of change, instead of a resister to change
  • Develop key techniques and simple mindset shifts you can use to reduce stress and overwhelm and boost your resilience
  • Maintain a positive attitude, create more focus, and become more present, productive, engaged and connected
  • Develop the grit needed to succeed in the midst of change, adversity and the unexpected and how to use that grit to deal with difficult people, tough conversations and hard issues.

Implicit Bias and How to Address It

Implicit Bias and How to Address It

Dr. Justin Mallett, Assistant Vice President
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Date:               Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Time:               11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Length:            60 minutes
Location:          Student Union Towerview

This presentation is a continuation of developing cultural competency and understanding. Dr. Mallett will define implicit bias, identify the different types of implicit bias and provide a roadmap on how to address implicit bias. This session will allow participants to understand the role implicit bias has in their everyday life.

Grad School 101

Grad School 101

Hannah Christian, Assistant Director
Career Services

Dates:              Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time:               10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.
Length:            60 minutes
Location:          The Student Union Boardroom

Searching for, selecting and applying to graduate school can be an intimidating process. Students often do not know where to start or even who to turn to in order to ask questions. In this session Hannah Christian, the Assistant Director of Career Services, will demystify the process and provide insights, tips and guidance to anyone considering graduate school in the future. Topics will include researching programs and options, the various types of admissions tests, preparing an academic CV, creating a personal statement or admissions essay and admissions interviews.

If You Never Ask, You'll Never Get!

If You Never Ask, You'll Never Get!

Mary Redmond, Speaker, Negotiator, Coach & Consultant
FearLess Negotiator

Date:               Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time:               11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Length:            60 Minutes
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

Negotiation is part of life. From the moment we do or don’t press the snooze button at 6:00AM or set the alarm at Midnight, before falling asleep, we’re negotiating. Big or small, negotiations take place all day long.

Some of the most difficult negotiation are those we have with ourselves. How often have you debated your breakfast choice? Yogurt and fruit or cold pizza?  Do I work-out or not?  Beer or wine?

Soon, most of you will seek full-time employment in your career field. Your negotiation is for bigger stakes. A first career job and salary, an apartment lease, a more dependable vehicle. 

There are 5-Steps to Successful Negotiation. The Steps take you to what You Want, Need and Deserve!   If I want to Negotiate, I Must be H.E.A.R.D. Mary’s process is called the H.E.A.R.D. Process.

1. Research the market, opportunity, the salary range, the company, and the person you’ll negotiate with.   
2. Decide What you Want, Need and Deserve.
3. Set a timeline/deadline.

1. Ask probing questions.
2. Use Who, What, When, Where, Why and How.
3. Learn how to spot a real offer from a bluff or a lie.

1. What do I still need to know?
2. Confirm you’re talking to the decision maker.
3. Confirm Understanding.

1. Review
2. Rehearse. Recommend.
3. Renegotiate

1. Draft.
2. Proof.
3. Sign and Execute.