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Big Ten Academic Alliance Women in IT Virtual Conference

Leadership in a Culture of Constant Change

Leadership in a Culture of Constant Change is the second annual virtual conference sponsored by the BTAA WIT peer group that will feature two keynote presentations. The speakers will be sharing stories of their IT careers, as well as how they discovered and developed leadership skills. 

  • Friday, February 7
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    FREE Virtual Conference

The first keynote presentation, Disruption as an Opportunity, is a panel discussion including Liv Gjestvang at Ohio State, Maggie Jesse at University of Iowa, Jennifer Sparrow at Penn State, and Sherri Braxton at University of Maryland.

Lori Brooks, vice president for information technology and chief information officer at University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michele Norin, senior vice president and chief information officer at Rutgers, will be the second keynote presentation. They will follow with a discussion on leadership superpowers.

How to Watch

Join us for this excellent opportunity in person at University Park or virtually.

There will be five viewing parties on the University Park campus:

  • Technology Support Building, Room 22 C
  • University Services Building 2, Room 105
  • Westgate Building, Room E202
  • Althouse Building, Room 101
  • Bank of America Building, Room 103BC
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Dress for Success

We know that a great suit can be a professional game-changer. Be confident in your look and find a suit to wear at the Professional Attire Closet. Learn more about the closet now.

Access the Closet

  • CLOSED on February 4 & 5
     
  • Walk-In Hours
    Stop by during open hours to access the closet without an appointment. 
    • January 20 - January 24
      10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • January 27 - January 31
      10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
       
  • By Appointment
    Reach out to careerworkshops@psu.edu or call 814-865-4630 to schedule a time to stop by during business hours.
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These workshops and programs are organized by the following offices:

Career Fairs

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Request a Workshop

Career Services can present a workshop for your class, student organization, or group. Complete the request form and our Program Assistant will contact you directly with questions and a confirmation.

Workshop Guidelines

  • Demand may require a workshop limit per semester.

  • Four weeks of lead time is needed to guarantee a presenter.

Interview Training Program

The Interview Training Program provides options for large courses and student organizations interested in hosting mock interview events. Due to student demand for mock interview services, Career Services cannot provide independent mock interviews for required class projects or assignments without prior approval.

GROUPS OF 40 INDIVIDUALS OR LESS

Please review the available options for your group size.

  1. One-on-One
    30-60-minute mock interviews via in-person, phone, or virtual. Must be approved in advance by the peer program coordinator. 

  2. In-person Short Mock Interviews
    Sessions with Career Services staff at the Bank of America Career Services Center. Depending on the course size 1-2 students per interviewer.  

  3. InterviewStream
    Online virtual interviewing tool that allows teachers to create customized interview assignments for their class/organization out of 700 interview questions. Students can evaluate themselves, be assessed by instructor, and/or share their interview with other for feedback. 

    • InterviewStream Option 1
      Career services staff can provide an interview presentation with Interview Stream How-to. Instructor has the option to create an interview assignment for their class or CS staff can provide the interview.  

    • InterviewStream Option 2
      Peer Program coordinator  can give instructor permissions on Interview Stream. Instructors can create an assignment for their course with options to have the students assess themselves, instructor give feedback, or students can pair up for peer review feedback.  

GROUPS OF 40 INDIVIDUALS OR MORE
  • Train the Trainer
    Career Services staff will train staff in your department or organization on how to conduct mock interviews and give feedback to students. We may be able to provide interview room in the interview center depending on the time of year (November, December, March, or April).  

  • Interview Workshop with Peer Interviews
    Career Services staff will conduct an interview presentation before breaking students into small groups to conduct practice interviews and receive feedback from their peers.  

  • InterviewStream
    Online virtual interviewing tool that allows teachers to create customized interview assignments for their class/organization out of 700 interview questions. Students can evaluate themselves, be assessed by instructor, and/or share their interview with other for feedback. 

    • InterviewStream Option 1
      Career services staff can provide an interview presentation with Interview Stream How-to. Instructor has the option to create an interview assignment for their class or CS staff can provide the interview.  

    • InterviewStream Option 2
      Peer Program coordinator  can give instructor permissions on Interview Stream. Instructors can create an assignment for their course with options to have the students assess themselves, instructor give feedback, or students can pair up for peer review feedback.  

 

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