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Aug. 26, 2021

Fall Career Pathing sessions aimed at setting up students, employees for success in workplace

Northwest Missouri State University is again offering personal and professional development opportunities for students and employees this fall through its Career Pathing series.

Career Pathing sessions feature activities and workshops led by Northwest staff members and other experts who share their knowledge and experiences related to topics, including wellness, violence prevention, career preparedness and diversity.

While Career Pathing provides professional development opportunities for Northwest faculty and staff, the program gives participating student employees opportunities to develop skills for the workforce and earn pay increases for their attendance.

Interested participants can use the following links to register for events hosted by Human Resources. Additional opportunities have an alternative registration link provided below.

Monday Morning Meditation

Monica Zeigel

Monica Zeigel

Monica Zeigel, Hope 4 All coordinator, Wellness Services

For students and employees. 10 a.m. every Monday through Nov. 29 (60 minutes). The Carnahan Student Senate Chamber in the J.W. Jones Student Union.

Participate in a guided meditation practice to get your week started on a positive note. Meditation isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person or even a better person. It’s about training in awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective. You’re not trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings. You’re learning to observe them without judgment, and eventually you may start to better understand them as well.

Wellness Workshop
Monica Zeigel, Hope 4 All coordinator, Wellness Services

For students and employees. 3 p.m. every Wednesday through Dec. 1 (50 minutes). Student Union Meeting Room D.

These workshops explore 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 also are discussed. No registration is required.


Green Dot overview

Ben Moran

Ben Moran

Ben Moran, violence prevention coordinator, Wellness Services

For students only, choose to attend any of the following times: 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, or Nov. 10, in Student Union Meeting Room D; or noon Wednesdays, Sept. 22, Oct. 20, or Dec. 8, via Zoom (60 minutes). Register for Green Dot »

Green Dot is Northwest’s violence prevention program offered through Wellness Services. Learn the basics of recognizing signs of power-based personal violence, such as sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking, and how to be an effective bystander to prevent violence from happening on campus and in the community.

Green Dot bystander training
Ben Moran, violence prevention coordinator, Wellness Services

For students only, choose to attend any of the following times: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept 18, or Oct. 16, or 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Student Union Ballroom. Register for Green Dot Bystander Training »

Gain an understanding of power-based personal violence – such as sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking – and how to be an effective bystander. Gain an understanding of reactive and proactive responses to violence as well as relevant resources and connections.

Mock Interview Day
Career Services

For students only: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22; 30-minute sessions are offered on the third floor of the Student Union and virtually.

Mock Interview Day helps students gain interviewing experience by meeting face-to-face with real employers, who provide students with feedback on their résumés, interview responses and overall impressions. Employers use their own interview formats to make interviews as close as possible to the real thing. Each mock interview session lasts approximately 30 minutes, including a 20-minute interview and five to 10 minutes to provide feedback.

Registration opens Monday, Aug. 30, and ends when all interview opportunities are filled. Students may register by visiting Career Services in Administration Building Room 130, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.; students must submit a résumé. Interviews are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students interested in participating via Zoom should email Hannah Christian at


Rachel Mayfield

Rachel Mayfield

Rachel Mayfield, counselor, Wellness Services

For employees: 3-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, and Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Student Union Ballroom (must attend both days, Register for RESPOND: Sept. 20 & 22).

For students: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 (Register for RESPOND: Sept. 26), or Wednesday, Sept. 29 (Register for RESPOND: Sept. 29), in The Station Center Room.

“RESPOND” is designed to teach the campus community how to recognize and respond to mental health concerns. Content includes a brief overview of mental health problems on college campuses, discussion about stigma and culture, 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 at the lay level, support, referral, and taking care of self, including appropriate boundaries based on role or personal preference.

Managing Stress So That Stress Doesn’t Manage You

Michele Burch Reid

Michele Burch Reid

Michele Burch Reid, organizational effectiveness and personal development consultant and principal at Legacy Consulting Institute

For students and employees. 11 a.m., 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 (60 minutes). Student Union Ballroom.

Burch Reid guides participants in learning how stress affects the body, how to reverse those effects and build resilience.

As the founder of Legacy Consulting Institute, she specializes in personal and professional development, using personality type and emotional intelligence. Her clients include individuals, families and organizations working to improve individual and team performance. She has a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and child development from the University of Kansas. 

Nobody Ever Wins a Fight

Dale Stewart

Dale Stewart

Dale Stewart, author

For students and employees. 11 a.m., 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 (60 minutes). Student Union Ballroom.

This interactive workshop will help participants learn to listen carefully to others and to themselves. Techniques and language clues will be shared to help individuals and groups navigate “Levels and Momentum of Conflict” and slice through the “Golf Ball of Perception and Power.”

Stewart has spent a lifetime working as a mediator, police detective, consultant and ordained minister. He has led conflict resolution workshops in the U.S. and Canada and has served as a mediator with courts throughout Missouri.

Creating an Inclusive Environment Through Inclusive Language

Justin Mallett

Justin Mallett

Dr. Justin Mallett, associate provost of diversity and inclusion, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

For students and employees. 10 a.m., noon or 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18 (60 minutes). Student Union Ballroom.

This presentation will look at the importance of using inclusive language in efforts to create and foster an inclusive campus environment. The presentation will cover topics such as using gender pronouns, culturally competent language and the importance of fostering an inclusive environment. Ask questions and engage in thoughtful dialogue to understand why inclusion is important.

Bridge the Gap between the 4 Generations

Candy Whirley

Candy Whirley

Candy Whirley, of SBG Services, LLC 

For students and employees. 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 (60 minutes). Student Union Ballroom.

This interactive, energetic and entertaining presentation will enable participants to understand differences and commonalities between generations X, Y, Boomers and Zs. Participants will understand how to motivate and communicate with the Boomers to the Zs, understand five key ideas related to each generation and learn how we keep Zs from job-hopping.

Leverage: Turn Your Campus Job into a Career

Hannah Christian

Hannah Christian

Travis Kline

Travis Kline

Hannah Christian, assistant director, and Travis Kline, internship coordinator; Career Services

For students only. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 (60 minutes). Student Union Ballroom.

On-campus jobs do more than provide a paycheck. This workshop will explore the multitude of professional skills, networking opportunities and personal development campus employment offers. Hear feedback from various student employee supervisors and real-world examples of how Bearcats have made the most of their student employment experiences. Learn how to use these resources to better your career options after graduation.


Dr. Mark Hornickel
Administration Building
Room 215