Business Career Exploration Workshops & Entrepreneurship Seminar

The Business Club and Division hosted a new event this spring, a Business Career Exploration & Entrepreneurship Seminar held on April 3, 2014 at the Signal Peak Campus. Over two hundred students and community members attended the seminar which ran simultaneously along with the annual Job Fair sponsored by Career and Student Employment Services. Most sessions had standing room only including the general session, featuring guest presenter, City of Casa Grande, City Manager, Jim Thompson.
 
Eighteen workshops featured program information including panel sessions with industry representatives giving tips and options on career paths.  Career areas included Accounting, Business, Entrepreneurship, Computer Information Systems, Culinary Arts and Hotel and Restaurant Management.  Students learned how to improve job interview skills by Harrah's Ak Chin Casino human resource personnel. Additional topics featured a True Colors® career personality assessment session and University business transfer program information. Business Club members and the BUS260 Applied Business Seminar students were presenters at the seminar, along with division professors, Student Services, University representatives & the Small Business Development Center.

The annual Division Advisory Committee was scheduled immediately after with industry guests on current business trends and to introduce the new BUS196 Applied Business Internship course the college is offering and open to all disciplines through Tabatha Smith, Director of CAC Experiential Learning & Internships.  The Advisory Committee members provide guidance, information and feedback regarding business workforce needs and curriculum program structuring for a better trained workforce.

We would like to thank all the participants from the community and our students for making this event so successful.  More information about the event may be found below.

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Central Arizona College Business Career Exploration & Entrepreneurship Seminar will offer workshops on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Signal Peak Campus, 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. The 10th Annual Signal Peak Job Fair, the largest in Pinal County is also scheduled from 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM.

The Career Exploration Seminar General Session begins at 9:00 A.M. featuring guest speaker, Jim Thompson, Casa Grande City Manager in the University Building, room T116. Eighteen different workshops will be offered during the seminar.

•Hear from Industry Guest Speakers in each of these areas: Accounting, Business, Computer Information Systems, Culinary Arts and Hotel and Restaurant Management.

•Gather information on CAC’s business programs, careers options and opportunities. Meet the professors in each program area.

•Listen to the three major state university representatives from ASU, NAU & UofA present transfer pathway options into business school programs, specialized programs in Culinary Arts and Hotel and Restaurant Management and computer-related areas such as Networking, Programming, Web Design or Computer Applications.

•Improve your job interview skills by attending the workshop hosted by the Human Resource Department of Harrah’s Ak Chin Casino.

•Gather resources on how to start a small business and listen to the guest panelists of small business owners share their experiences in entrepreneurship; hosted by SBDC.

•Hear about the NEW, for-credit 45-hour student internship opportunity through CAC that helps connect you to the world of industry; hosted by Student Services.

•Discover more about career areas compatible with your personality through the True Colors®, Keys to Personal Success activity.

•Learn some new tips about professional business dress; hosted by CAC Student Leadership.

•Consider joining the Business Club and find out more about membership, service learning, scholarships and state or national competition opportunities.

No cost to attendees – open to all high school seniors; current or incoming CAC students and community members.

This event is hosted by the Business Club with chapters in both Collegiate DECA & PBL (college level FBLA), the Business Division and the Small Business Development Center or SBDC.

For more details and times, please see Schedule or call 520-494-5487.



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