Career Symposium Set For Oct. 15 at Concord University

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 03 2010

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312 -

Career Symposium Set For Oct. 15 at Concord University

ATHENS - Concord University Career Services will be hosting a career symposium on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010.

Concord alums will be holding discussions about a wide variety of career options and helpful tips for undergraduates. These sessions will be held at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon during regularly scheduled classes.

“The goals of the day are to reconnect with Concord graduates and build new relationships between alums and students,” Tammy Monk, Director of Career Services, said. “At the same time, all involved will gather valuable information.

“Alums may connect with a current student that they may eventually hire for an internship or job,” Monk said. “Students may gain insight into a new career option that had never before entered their mind.”

Faculty will have the opportunity to reconnect with former students and learn about the current workforce.

Monk says the day is a win-win for everyone.

All students are encouraged to look at the schedule and attend as many sessions as possible. Attendance will be taken at all sessions, so students can attend the sessions of most interest to them.

For additional information, contact Tammy Monk at or 304-384-5325.

The final schedule with room locations will be posted on the Concord webpage ( and included in next week’s edition of “The Concordian.”

The tentative schedule is as follows:

10 a.m.

  • Working In State and Federal Government
  • Networking
  • Facebook/MySpace/Blogs/Social Networks – Can They Help or Hurt Me?
  • Success in Sales
  • Recreation/Tourism Management Careers
  • Making the Graduate School Process Successful
  • Careers in Art/Graphic Design
  • Careers in Education
  • Teaching and Beyond in the Field of Education
  • Careers in Music

11 a.m.

  • “Giving Back” – The Role of Community Service in Your Professional Life
  • Maximizing Your Undergraduate Years to Prepare for Your Future
  • Law School and Law Careers
  • Careers in Biology/Chemistry
  • Social Work Careers
  • Women in Business and Industry
  • Making Wise Financial Decisions – Planning for Retirement
  • Professionalism in the Workplace – Being a New Professional
  • Education as a Career
  • Careers in the Communication Arts World


  • Facebook/MySpace/Blogs/Social Networks – Can They Help or Hurt Me?
  • Ethics and Integrity in the Workplace
  • Majors in Geography
  • Careers in Math/Science

Wendy Holdren, a Concord University senior majoring in English with an emphasis in journalism, wrote this article. Her hometown is Justice, W.Va.