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Career Services provides Northwest students with multiple opportunities to network with alumni and employers. This summer, in partnership with Wellness Services, Career Services offers Chat with a Cat at the Track. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

Career Services provides Northwest students with multiple opportunities to network with alumni and employers. This summer, in partnership with Wellness Services, Career Services offers Chat with a Cat at the Track. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

May 24, 2019

Career Services offering ‘Chat with a Cat’ walking group

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Northwest Missouri State University’s Career Services and Wellness Services are collaborating this summer to launch “Chat with a Cat at the Track” to connect students with Northwest alumni and friends.

All Northwest students, employees and community members are invited to join the group for walking from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday at the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse on the Northwest campus. Participation in the activity is free and attendees are welcome to come and go as they need.

The walking group trails Chat with a Cat lunch sessions, which Career Services sponsored in partnership with the Northwest Alumni Association during the spring semester at the University’s J.W. Jones Student Union. Those sessions involved local professionals and Northwest alumni connecting with students during informal lunch time gatherings.

“Building off of the fun we had this past semester with Chat with a Cat, we are now refocusing the group for the summer to a walking group,” Jill Brown, Northwest’s director of partnerships and placement, said. “Chat with a Cat at the Track is an informal, come-and-go, walking group aimed at two things – walking and talking. We can all use a little break in our day. Walking is a great stress reliever, and you just might make a new friend.”

For more information about Chat with a Cat at the Track, contact Career Services at 660.562.1250 or career@nwmissouri.edu.

 

Northwest prepares students to be career-ready. Day one.

Career Services at Northwest provides assistance to Northwest students, employees and alumni as well as employers through a variety of services, activities and partnerships. In addition to its biannual Career Day, Mock Interview Day and Speed Networking programs, the office provides assistance with résumés and cover letters, finding internships and employment, and networking.

At Northwest, students have access to 1,200 student employment positions, allowing them to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. In addition, the University places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.

Furthermore, Zippia, a career website, calls Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job. Data shows 97 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation.

For more information, about career assistance at Northwest, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/career/.

 

About the Hughes Fieldhouse

The Hughes Fieldhouse, which opened to the public last October, represents the single largest public-private partnership in the University’s history as well as one of the largest such projects in the region ever. The $21 million, 137,250 square-foot facility, which includes a 90-yard turf field for a variety of activities and a 300-meter track, is designed to serve a multitude of social, recreational and economic needs for the University and the region.

The facility is accessible to community members with a valid Maryville Parks and Recreation membership as well as Northwest students, faculty and staff from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday through Thursday, June 6. Visitors should park in lots 62 and 63 south of the Hughes Fieldhouse and enter through the east entrance.

Community members are encouraged to follow Northwest Campus Recreation on Twitter at @NorthwestSRC for updated hours and information, or contact the campus recreation office at 660.562.1606. Additional information about the Hughes Fieldhouse is available at www.nwmissouri.edu/HughesFieldhouse/.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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