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March 2, 2015   Monday, 2:00-2:50 p.m.

EDU 150 Seminar: Life Calling and Professional Credential Development

Location: BAC 43

Learning to write an effective professional credential is essential in communicating your passion and life calling as a teacher. In this workshop presented by Reneé M. Jones, Associate Director of the Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career, you will learn the basic characteristics, functions, and purpose of the education professional credential document. Familiarize yourself with the best practices for creating a resume that will help you in your job search for the ever changing and challenging educational environment.
This workshop is reserved for Mrs. Melissa Mathis' EDU 150 courses. No open registration.

March 3, 2015   Tuesday, 10:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

EDU 250 Seminar: Life Calling and Professional Credential Development

Location: BAC 87

Want to know how to create winning, attention-getting professional credentials? Attend these workshops for educators presented by Renee Jones, Associate Director of the Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career. You will learn the basic characteristics, functions, and purpose of the education résumé and familiarize yourself with the best practices for creating a résumé and other documents that will help you in your job search for the educational environment.
This workshop is reserved for Dr. Anna Clifford's EDU 250 courses. No open registration.

March 4, 2015   Wednesday, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

College 2 Career, Part 2 (Career Development and Networking Seminar)

Location: Bowld 221

Student leaders, did you network with some great alumni at College to Career (Coffee) but are not sure what steps to take next? Join us for College to Career, Part 2. Come hear A.J. McKinney of Altria to discuss networking strategies and making a great first impression. This presentation will definitely assist you along the road to pursuing a great career opportunity. Door prizes available!

Click here to register.

March 9, 2015   Monday, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Digital Media Studies Senior Seminar: Life Calling and Career Development, Part 2

Location: Vocatio Center Conference Room

Digital Media Studies majors please join Dr. Jacqueline Taylor, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career, for this Capstone Seminar designed to assist you in exploring and networking for the best career opportunities in business, education, government, and non-profit environments as well as give you an advantage in today’s competitive job market! NOTE: This seminar is offered to senior DMS majors enrolled in Dr. Blair's class only.

March 19, 2015   Thursday, 5:00-6:45 p.m.

Ed.S. Seminar: Life Calling and Career Strategies for Ed.S. Professionals

Location: Germantown Campus

Want to know how to create a professional and attention-getting résumé? Do you have questions about the interviewing process? Attend this workshop for educators, presented by the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of the Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career, Dr. Jacqueline Taylor. Come learn the basic characteristics, functions, and purpose of the education résumé for graduate-level professionals and how to prepare for your future interview. We will look at the best practices for creating a résumé and interviewing that will assist you in obtaining a promotion within your profession.

March 23, 2015   Monday, 10:00-10:50 a.m.

International Student Career Development Seminar

Location: TBD

Are you a graduating senior and an international student? Are you wondering how to navigate the job market after college? Graduation is rapidly approaching. Now is the time to start your job search. You do don’t want to miss this informative seminar offered jointly by the Institute for International and Intercultural Studies and the Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career. First, Emily Harper, International Student Advisor will discuss how to properly meet OPT requirements as you seek full time employment. Secondly, Reneé Jones, Associate Director of the Vocatio Center will provide a thorough account of the career development process including networking and job search strategies. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to make the most of the unique gifts and assets you bring to the table as an international student.

March 26, 2015   Thursday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Teacher Expo!!!

Location: Carl Grant Events Center

Attention all junior, senior, and graduate students seeking teacher licensure! Join us for Teacher Expo 2015 and meet recruiters from all over the region! Bring your résumé and have an on-the-spot informal interview! Alumni and underclassmen, you are encouraged to attend! To register, please contact the Vocatio Center at 731.661.5421 or e-mail eaguilar@uu.edu TODAY!
Click here to view registered schools and school districts.

April 13, 2015   Monday, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Walk-In Monday (Resume Assistance)

Location: Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career

Do you need last-minute help with your resume in preparation for a job or internship search? Come to the Vocatio Center for help! In a fifteen-minute time-block, one of our Vocatio Center staff members will help you get your resume in order so you networking opportunities. Appointments are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

April 20, 2015   Monday, 12:00-12:50 p.m.

Computer Science Seminar: What Can I Do with a Major in Computer Science?

Location: PAC C13

Computer Science majors, are you wandering about your life calling and career options? Join Renee Jones Associate Director of Recruitment and Technology of the Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career, as she presents this helpful workshop to Dr. Jan Wilms' and Professor Stephanie Edge's CSC 115 classes (Computer Science: Introduction and Overview). Mrs. Jones will be discussing how to discover the numerous career options available to you, how to identify transferable skills gained through being a Computer Science major, and how to "think outside the box" concerning life calling and career. A Q&A segment will round out the workshop so that you may gain concrete answers to the most pressing questions regarding your future as a Computer Science major.
Workshop is reserved for Dr. Wilms' and Professor Edge's CSC 115 courses. No open registration.

May 1, 2015   Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Servant Leadership Award (SLA) Last Day of Service (Spring)

Location: Various Work Assignments

The Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career hopes that you have had a wonderful experience this semester as a servant leader! Your service is done! All SLA timelogs should be kept on file in your supervisor's office for one year. Also, students, make sure to return your student evaluation form by Friday, April 26 at 4:00 p.m.

Please contact Ben Burleson, Programming Coordinator of the Vocatio Center, at 731.661.5302 or bburleson@uu.edu if you have any questions regarding your award.

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About the Vocatio Center
  • The Vocatio Center is available to all students and alumni of Union University.
  • We are located in the west end of the Penick Academic Complex, down "A/B" hall.
  • We are open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Contact Us
  • Jacqueline Taylor
    Assistant Dean of Students &
    Director of the Vocatio Center
  • Reneé Jones
    Associate Director of the Vocatio Center
  • Ben Burleson
    Programming Coordinator
  • Esperanza Aguilar
    Secretary/Student Success Advocate
  • Phone: 731-661-5421
  • Fax: 731-661-5187
  • Email: vocatiocenter@uu.edu
  • 1050 Union University Drive
  • Jackson, TN 38305

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