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Jan. 17, 2022

Spring 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 spring 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, handling conflict and workplace culture.

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.

More information about fall Career Pathing opportunities is provided below.

Northwest staff and faculty may register online at, unless an alternate registration link is provided below.

Students may register online at, unless an alternate registration link is provided below.

Green Dot overview

Ben Moran, violence prevention coordinator
Wellness Services

Students may register to attend any one of the 60-minute sessions offered at times listed below. 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.

  • 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1; Student Union Meeting Room D
  • Noon Wednesday, Feb. 23; Zoom link to be provided
  • 4 p.m. Monday, March 21; Student Union Meeting Room D/Zoom
  • Noon Wednesday, April 6; Zoom link to be provided
  • 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 6; Student Union Meeting Room D

Wellness Workshops

Monica Zeigel, Hope 4 All coordinator
Wellness Services

For students and employees, these 50-minute workshops center on various topics in relation to resources, activities, improving and normalizing mental illness. No registration is required.

  • Nutrition (2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7; Student Union Meeting Room D)
  • Art therapy (1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15; Student Union Meeting Room D)
  • I Will Listen (1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, Student Union Third Floor)
  • Alcohol truths and myths (2 p.m. Tuesday, March 1; The Station)
  • Cultivating happiness (1 p.m. Monday, March 21; Student Union Meeting Room D)
  • Resiliency through journaling (2 p.m. Thursday, March 24; Student Union Meeting Room D)
  • Balance (1 p.m. Monday, April 4; Student Union Meeting Room D)
  • Stress (2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5; The Station)


Monica Zeigel, Hope 4 All coordinator
Wellness Services

“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.

  • Training sessions for students are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Student Union Boardroom; Saturday, March 19, in the Student Union Tower View Room; or Wednesday, April 13 in the Student Union Tower View Room.
  • Training sessions for employees are 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in The Station and Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the Student Union Tower View Room; participants must attend both days. 

Mock Interview Day

Career Services

Mock Interview Day sessions are offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the Carl and Hughes Fieldhouse and via Zoom.

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 Tuesday, Jan. 18, 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.

Green Dot bystander training

Ben Moran, violence prevention coordinator
Wellness Services

In these sessions for students, participants will 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.

Students may register to attend any one of the sessions listed below.

  • 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20; Student Union Ballroom
  • 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 19; Student Union Ballroom
  • 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12; Student Union Ballroom

What's Tripping Your Triggers? Keeping Your Cool When Situations Get Hot!

Kathleen Randall, CSP
Randall Resources International  

For students and employees. 11 a.m., 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 (60 minutes). Student Union Ballroom.

Do you handle conflict well, or does the thought of it make you uncomfortable? Conflict is all around you, even on social media. But what you do with conflict, both in-person and virtually, can and will determine your outcomes, both personally and professionally!

Join this interactive session to uncover:

  • Insights to how people react and why
  • What pushes your hot buttons
  • How your reactions on social media will also impact you
  • Tools and skills to help you effectively respond to triggers and emotions – both in-person and virtually.

Cultivating Work Culture

Career Services and a special employer guest

For students and employees. 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday, March 21 (60 minutes). Student Union Ballroom.

Now more than ever, the culture of your workplace matters. It impacts every part of a business from recruitment, engagement, satisfaction and overall performance. But how do you create a positive work culture? In these interactive sessions, Career Services and a special employer guest will discuss key aspects to a great workplace culture, including: 

  • Why work culture matters
  • How to determine if you “fit” with the culture of an organization
  • How to change the culture of an organization
  • How to leave a toxic culture

Heart-Led Leadership: How to Connect, Engage and Show Up as Your Best Self During Change and Challenges

Kim Becking, motivational keynote speaker
Momentum Motivation, LLC 

For students and employees. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 (60 minutes). Student Union Ballroom.

Connection is the heartbeat of life and leadership – especially during uncertain times. The reality is that motivating and leading yourself and connecting with others during change and challenges – much less a pandemic – can be a challenge. The reality is that ongoing change and uncertainty for a sustained period of time is taking a toll on you and with everyone you interact with. Having self-awareness of your own emotions and the emotions of those around you is critical. Understanding emotional intelligence and having emotional agility is no longer a soft skill. In this ever-changing world, these will be required skills moving forward. 

Becking will share keys to build resilient leadership so participants can effectively connect and boost the resilience of yourself and connect at a deeper level with others – unlocking the power of emotional intelligence and emotional agility.

Mocktail Etiquette 101

Career Services

For students and employees. 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14 (50 minutes). Student Union Ballroom.

Everyone loves a party, but do you know how to work the room and expand your network while also enjoying the party? In this interactive session, Career Services staff will walk you through the dos and don’ts of a professional mixer and how to make a great first impression, network and build relationships.

No More Excuses: Own Your Success

Marquita Miller-Joshua, speaker and author
Five Star Tax & Business Solutions 

For students and employees. 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 (60 minutes). Student Union Ballroom.

This interactive and high-energy presentation will incorporate a little humor with a plethora of information. Miller-Joshua will empower participants by giving them the necessary knowledge and inspiration to own their success. While ensuring everyone is aware that education is a key step in accomplishing life goals, Miller-Joshua will deliver a dynamic message, motivating participants to excel with an attitude of “No more excuses, only results!”


Dr. Mark Hornickel
Administration Building
Room 215