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Discipline-Specific Events

January 13, 2015   Tuesday, 9:00-9:50 a.m.

EDU 150 Seminar: Life Calling and Professional Credential Development (January)

Location: TBD

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.

February 2, 2015   Monday, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

College 2 Career (& Coffee)

Location: Carl Grant Events Center

Take out time to chat over coffee and dessert with UU alumni in various industries seeking to hire YOU…full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities!

When? Monday, Feb. 2, 3-5 p.m. This is a Come-and-Go event.

Where? Carl Grant Events Center, Salon 1 (Snappy casual attire)

A partnership with Student Leadership and Engagement (SLE) & The Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career @ UU!.

February 4, 2015   Wednesday, 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Student Teacher Seminar: Career Development for 21st Century Educators

Location: Continuing Studies, Room 114

The challenges facing 21st Century teachers are inumberable. You, however, have worked hard and are prepared to face them head on. Now it's time to learn how to communicate your training and skills in a compelling way. Knowing the right way to create a résumé that positively reflects your education, background, experience, work ethic and philosophy of education is essential to your ability to show the school system of your choice that you have what it takes! Join Dr. Jacqueline Taylor, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Vocatio Center for this free workshop for educators to learn all you need to know to begin a productive and rewarding job search!

This workshop is reserved for Dr. Dottie Myatt's student teachers. No open registration.

February 9, 2015   Monday, 8:00-8:50 a.m.

PEWS Myers-Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI) Interpretation, Part 1: Assessment

Location: PAC A11

Join Renee Jones, Associate Director of the Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career, as she discusses giftedness and life calling with Introduction to Physical Education and Sport students in order to help them understand more clearly these concepts in the context of their personality preferences. This workshop utilizes the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) for assessment. This seminar is reserved to students in Dr. Matt Brunet's PEWS 201 course. No open registration.

February 9, 2015   Monday, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Servant Leadership Award (SLA) Spring Orientation

Location: PAC A7

If you are a new student receiving the Servant Leadership Award or if this is your first semester serving as an SLA supervisor, welcome to the SLA program! To ensure that you have a successful experience in the SLA program, please make plans to attend a required orientation meeting on Monday, February 3 at 3 p.m. in PAC A-7. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ben Burleson in the Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career at 731.661.5302 or bburleson@uu.edu.

February 11, 2015   Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Servant Leadership Award (SLA) Start of Service (Spring)

Location: Various Work Assignments

Welcome back! The first day of service for all SLA recipients will be Wednesday, February 5, 2014. All subsequent SLA communication will be sent to you via your Union email account.

Please contact your SLA supervisor before Friday, January 31, 2014 to set up your spring work schedule! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact, Ben Burleson, the Programming Coordinator of the Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career, at 731.661.5302 or bburleson@uu.edu.

February 11, 2015   Wednesday, 8:00-8:50 a.m.

PEWS Myers-Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI) Interpretation, Part 2: Results

Location: PAC A11

Join Renee Jones,Director of the Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career, as she discusses giftedness and life calling with Introduction to Physical Education and Sport students in order to help them understand more clearly these concepts in the context of their personality preferences. This workshop utilizes the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) for assessment. This seminar is reserved to students in Dr. Matt Brunet's PEWS 201 course. No open registration.

February 11, 2015   Wednesday, 3:00-3:45 p.m.

Momentum: Strategies for Success

Location: TBD

Are you a freshman or sophomore anxious about succeeding at Union? A commuter student? The first in your family to go to college? Wondering what God has called you to do? Undecided or wavering about your major or minor?

If yes, then Momentum is for you! Come to this new workshop offering to hear about how to get positive momentum going for your life calling and academic success from Bethany Morse, Director of the Hundley Center and Ben Burleson, Programming Coordinator of the Vocatio Center.

Free Donuts and Orange Juice!

Click here to register.

February 12, 2015   Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Spring On-Campus Recruiting Begins

Location: Vocatio Center Conference Room

Don't know where to begin your job search? Having trouble making contacts with employers? Don't despair! The Vocatio Center will bring the employers to you!

Select recruiters from all over the South will be interviewing the best and brightest that Union University has to offer! On-campus interviews are held throughout the semester in the Vocatio Center Conference Room. Registered employers will be listed on the Calendar of Events on our Vocatio Center homepage. PLEASE REMEMBER TO STOP BY THE VOCATIO CENTER OR CALL X5421 TO SIGN UP!!!

February 16, 2015   Monday, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

International Student Career Development Seminar

Location: PAC A7

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.

February 18, 2015   Wednesday, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Location: PAC A7

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. We will provide job search strategies as well as ultimately teaching you to demonstrate how your life calling deeply impacts how you will market yourself. It will definitely assist you along the road to pursing a great job opportunity!

Sign-up in the Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career or e-mail Esparanza Aguilar at eaguilar@uu.edu TODAY to register!

February 23, 2015   Monday, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Digital Media Studies Senior Seminar: Life Calling & Career Development, Part 1

Location: TBD

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 Cam Tracy's class only.

February 24, 2015   Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Social Work Senior Seminar (Adult Studies Track)

Location: TBD

Join Renee, Jones, Associate Director of the Vocatio Center for Life Calling & Career, for this comprehensive seminar that prepares Social Work adult students professionally for their career transition into social work! The essentials of résumé writing and interviewing skills for social work professionals will be covered with a Q & A session to follow. This workshop is limited in attendance to students in SW 423

February 26, 2015   Thursday, 1:40-3:40 p.m.

Social Work Senior Seminar: Career Strategies for 21st Century Social Workers

Location: TBD

Join Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Vocatio Center for Life Calling & Career, Jacqueline Taylor, for this comprehensive seminar that prepares Social Work students professionally for their life calling! The essentials of résumé writing and interviewing skills for social work professionals will be covered with a Q & A session to follow. This workshop is limited in attendance to students in SW 423

March 2, 2015   Monday, 11:00-11:50 a.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.

March 2, 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.

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

Resume Writing for Educators (Spring)

Location: BAC 38

Want to know how to create a winning, attention-getting résumé? 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. Familiarize yourself with the best practices for creating a résumé that will help you in your job search for the educational environment.
There will be 2 sessions of this workshop on Tuesday, March 4 beginning at 10:50 am and 12:15 pm in BAC 38. This workshop is reserved for Dr. Anna Clifford's EDU 250 courses. No open registration.

March 3-March 30, 2015   Tuesday - Monday, 12:15-1:40 p.m.

Resume Writing for Educators (Spring)

Location: BAC 38

Want to know how to create a winning, attention-getting résumé? 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. Familiarize yourself with the best practices for creating a résumé that will help you in your job search for the educational environment.
There will be 2 sessions of this workshop on Tuesday, March 4 beginning at 10:50 am and 12:15 pm in BAC 38. This workshop is reserved for Dr. Anna Clifford's EDU 250 courses. No open registration.

March 9, 2015   Monday, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

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

Location: TBD

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 Cam Tracy's class only.

March 16, 2015   Monday, 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 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.

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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