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Fall 2020

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 Student employees should record attending Career Pathing sessions on timesheets

Reflect, Connect, and Move (RCM)

Reflect, Connect, and Move (RCM)

B.K. Taylor, Assistant Director
University Wellness Center
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:               Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Time:               11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Length:            60 Minutes
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

Reflect, Connect, and Move, better known as RCM, is currently a primary resilience training. RCM is being developed at Northwest in partnership with the University of Missouri and external consultant. This program is the first of its kind, giving everyone who takes the program a common language and process to cultivate their resilience. The goal of the RCM is to create a program that will allow any person trained to use the tools of RCM in any difficult situation to overcome and be successful. Those situations could be a breakup, failed class, or loss of a loved one, RCM will be designed to help everyone. The first step of RCM is this primary training with the intention for RCM to grow more comprehensive in the future.

Bearcat Diversity Book Club

Bearcat Diversity Book Club

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

Date:               Tuesdays, September 15, September 29, October 13, October 27 and November 10
Time:               6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Length:            90 Minutes
Location:          Zoom Meeting

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion are doing a Bearcat Diversity Book Club for the Fall semester. The book selected for the Fall semester is titled “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo. This book covers subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to model minorities. This book is first step in creating a way to have honest conversations about race and racism and how they affect every aspect of American life.

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 from 6-7:30 pm. 

  • September 15, 2020
  • September 29, 2020
  • October 13, 2020
  • October 27, 2020
  • November 10, 2020

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 August 31, 2020 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

Rachel Hoover, Green Dot Coordinator
Wellness Services

Date:               Sunday, September 27; 1:00-4:30 p.m. 
                       Sunday, October 25; 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. 

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

Mock Interview Day

Mock Interview Day

Career Services
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:               Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time:               8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Length:            30 Minutes
Location:          Hughes Fieldhouse or Virtually

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, August 31, 2020
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!

Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

Dr. Justin Mallett, Associate Provost
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Date:               Monday, September 28, 2020
Time:               11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
Length:            60 minutes
Location:          Student Union Boardroom

During the last couple of months, issues of race have been at the center of national news. In efforts to understand issues of systemic and institutional racism, it is important to understand the effects implicit bias and microaggressions have on the oppressed. This session will look to help attendees understand the concepts of implicit bias and the different forms of microaggressions students and employees face daily. This session will also provide tips on how to handle microaggressive statements and how to be an ALLY. As we continue the process to Listen, Align, and Act at Northwest, this session will provide you with the basic tenets of acting against microaggressions and understanding your bias.

Generations At Work - Interaction Guidelines to Increase Performance

Generations At Work - Interaction Guidelines to Increase Performance

Lauren Schieffer, International Speaker & Author
High Road Solutions

Date:               Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Time:               11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Length:            60 Minutes
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

For the first time in American history, there are four generations in the workplace. The “old folks” are not obsolete, and the “kids” are not sloppy and lazy. Each brings an important energy and contribution to the team. This fun and interactive session allows you to understand each generation’s driving influence and gives you what you need to communicate for greater effectiveness and harmony.

Key Takeaways:

  • Core characteristics of each of the four generations
  • Influencing factors that create emotional drivers
  • Tips for communicating with and motivating each generation – especially the largest and still growing generation: Millennials.

Turning Disruption Into Your Competitive Advantage

Turning Disruption Into Your Competitive Advantage

Steven Iwersen, CSP
Keynote Speaker & Author
Aurora Pointe, LLC

Date:               Thursday, October 15, 2020
Time:               10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Length:            60 Minutes
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

Industry Disruption. Innovation. Managing Chaos.  The new expectation of every leader and industry is to rethink and retool their approach to business if they want to be relevant, see results, and increase revenue. How individuals and organizations respond to this new business culture will determine if they thrive or die. 

Steven Iwersen presents the 4 essentials that the best leaders of large corporations and small businesses are using every day to stay ahead of the crowd and to help avoid getting stuck. Discover how turning chaos into an advantage is as easy as herding porcupines.

Building and Using a Professional LinkedIn Profile

Building and Using a Professional LinkedIn Profile

Career Services

Dates:              Monday, November 2, 2020
Time:               10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
Length:            60 minutes
Location:          The Student Union Ballroom

Are you LinkedIn? If not, you need to be. LinkedIn has more than 500 million users and is used by more than 90% of corporate recruiters. If you are looking for a job or internship LinkedIn can be a major asset. This presentation will cover the major parts of a LinkedIn profile, best practices for students and tips on how to use LinkedIn to supercharge your networking and job search.