Upcoming Events

The Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program sponsors events for your social, professional, and academic development.

  • Odyssey Welcome Reception and Luncheon

    The Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program is hosting a welcome reception and luncheon open to the campus community for students to connect with each other and learn about how to become involved in a vibrant network of mentors and mentees. This interactive event will include a keynote speaker from the community about the impact of mentoring for career and academic success, student testimonials from past program participants, speeches from campus partners, food, fun and music.

    Monday, August 28th from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Student Center University Rooms A-B, Kennesaw Campus

  • The Real Cost of a Latte

    Financial planning Associates from Henssler Financial will cover every day, practical financial skills including using interest rates and credit, cash flow, basic budgeting and tools students can use to manage their finances as students advance into their career.

    Wednesday, August 30th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    Clendenin Building Room 1009
    Presented by Henssler Financial

  • Developing #Killer Interviewing Skills

    This workshop will provide an overview of how students should prepare for a job interview, what they should do and not do during an interview, and how they should follow up after a job interview. The workshop will include information on how to dress for an interview, appropriate body language, and the types of questions to expect in a job interview.

     

    Learning Outcomes: After attending this workshop, students will...

    Know how to properly prepare for a job interview, including how to dress, how to research the company/position, and how to develop appropriate questions to ask the interviewer.
    Understand appropriate body language for an interview and learn how to monitor their own body language.
    Employ the STAR technique when answering behavioral interview questions and know how to identify behavioral interview questions.

    Thursday, September 7th from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
    Bagwell Education Building 129, Kennesaw Campus 
    Presented by Amanda Long, Career Planning and Development

  • Navigating Office Politics for C-Level Positions

    In this presentation, students will be introduced to the concept of office politics and how important negotiating politics can be to career movement. Additionally, students will be introduced to concepts of organizational change in relation to the job market.

    Tuesday, September 19th from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Location: Bagwell Education Building Room 222, Kennesaw Campus
    Presented by Bob Wise, University System of Georgia AAMI Program Grant Director

  • KSU Money Wise Series Presents: Game of Loans

    Financial planning Associates from Henssler Financial will cover every day, practical financial skills including using interest rates and credit, cash flow, basic budgeting and tools students can use to manage their finances as students advance into their career. This month, we will be discussing types of loans, maximizing FAFSA eligibility, and essential keys to financial aid.

    Wednesday, September 27th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    Bagwell Education Building Room 222
    Presented by Henssler Financial

  • Networking and Elevator Pitches

    This workshop will instruct students on how to successfully network, both online and in-person. Students will learn how to prepare an elevator pitch, how to appropriately present themselves to prospective employers, and how to follow-up after a successful networking interaction.

     

    Student Learning Outcomes

    • Know the 4 components of an elevator pitch and how to create their own personalized elevator pitch.
    • Develop strategies for identifying potential employers and networking one-on-one.
    • Understand the basics of a LinkedIn profile and how to use LinkedIn to network online.

    Wednesday, October 4 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
    Clendenin Room 1009
    Presented by Amanda Long, Career Planning and Development

  • Ethical Leadership and Teambuilding

    It is becoming increasing important for leaders to have training on ethical decision-making. Students will be engaged in a seminar discussion on how to navigate ethical decision making in the corporate arena. Additionally, in this workshop students will learn about the importance of learning how to navigate team dynamics whether for college assignments or for the world of work.

    Tuesday, October 10th from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Location: Student Center University Room A
    Presented by Bob Wise, University System of Georgia AAMI Program Grant Director

  • Business Etiquette

    The Business Etiquette presentation outlines how to make a favorable first impression (dress for success, have a good handshake, etc.) and how to build upon the relationship through proper person and electronic communication etiquette.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    • Students will learn what is considered appropriate dress for various business settings and situations
    • Students will learn about proper written communication business etiquette
    • Students will learn about dos and don’ts in social business settings

    Thursday, October 19th from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Bagwell Education Building Room 132
    Presented by Milton Patton, Northwestern Mutual

  • Choose Work Consciously

    We’re living in a time of unprecedented possibility! You don’t really want to settle on a career destination without conscious evaluation. Take advantage of this interactive experience, an opportunity to participate in a crucial conversation about your current choices, your transition from school to work, and the work destination that aligns with who you want to be and what you want to do in the world.

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • The difference between having a job/career and creating the work life you desire.
    • Why it is NOT too late to shift your work life in a new and more meaningful direction.
    • Ways of being that block you from sharing your super powers in the world.
    • The benefits of your already acquired knowledge and experience and how to use these in your work life design process.
    • What you need to be doing right now to facilitate a smooth and successful transition from college to your just right work, and more…

    Monday, October 30th from 6:30 pm to 9 pm
    Location: Student Center Leadership Room
    Presented by Robin Crawford, Professional Life Coach and Mentor, Founder of BrijBrand, an online hub for undergrads ready to get unstuck, get out of their own way, get focused, get a plan and get what they want.

  • Networking and Your Personal Brand

    This presentation discusses the art of effective networking. Now more than ever before, understanding and projecting your own personal brand has been key to career success. Topics include how to create your personal brand and how to work a room. Students will be challenge to come out of their comfort zone and learn some social techniques that will help them engage perfect strangers. Students will discuss the art of gaining and maintaining business contacts. This is an interactive presentation with role playing and network building exercises.

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Students will reflect on their person business image and brand
    • Students will learn strategies for networking in social scenes
    • Students will be able to learn how to apply communication techniques to their own situations

    Tuesday, November 7th from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Bagwell Education Building Room 132
    Presented by Milton Patton, Northwestern Mutual


 

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