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Biola Career Month 2021

Connect

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.


Your career is a journey, and discerning vocational direction is an active process that includes exploration, experience, and making connections with mentors and professionals.

This year’s Biola Career Month will focus on connecting, which is often associated with “networking”. Building connections takes time and is a learning process and looks different for everyone. During November you’ll have several opportunities to learn about authentic connections, discover mentoring relationships and build valuable relationships with employers.

Keep an eye on your email for weekly resources and opportunities, and follow @biolacareer on Instagram for exclusive stories and content. You can also find additional resources on the Connection Resources tab.

If you’re new to the concept of “connect”, or want a refresher on how connections can help your career, check out this video.


Questions?

Contact Career Center at:
562-903-4875
career.development@biola.edu


Connection Resources

If you are ready to dive into building career connections, this is a great place to start. Here you will find practical resources, workbooks and guides along with deeper discussion around building connections.


Take Action

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BiolaHub – Biola’s new alumni mentoring platform

BiolaHub offers you access to a group of over 2000 diverse alumni who are excited to connect with and help students succeed. Find and connect with a mentor today!

 

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LinkedIn

The go-to platform for building professional connections, showcasing your jobs and experiences, and increasing your career prospects.

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Professional Association Finder - CareerOneStop

A comprehensive list of professional associations, complete with certification programs and career resources.

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Biola Clubs and Organizations

Biola offers a wide variety of clubs and organizations that students can join and connect with others with similar interests.


Read & Watch

LinkedIn

Read: LinkedIn 101 - From Beginner to All-Star in 9 Easy Steps

Clifford Wessel, Executive Career Transition & Transformation Coach, walks step-by-step through making a professional and captivating LinkedIn profile.


Video: What is Informational Interviewing?

Employer break down informational interviewing.

Informational Interview

Read: Informational Interview Guide

The best way to learn about a career is to talk to someone who’s actually doing what you’re interested in! Informational interviews are conversations where you get an insider perspective by speaking to a working professional in the role or industry you are interested in.

BiolaHub Mentee Guide

Read: BiolaHub Mentee Guide

Learn to have a successful mentoring relationship. This detailed guide explains the types of mentorships, expectations, and stages of mentoring.


Video: Using the LinkedIn Alumni Tool

Ryan Dea walks you through the process of finding Biola alumni on LinkedIn. This video is part of a robust series of modules in the new Job Search Strategies course on Canvas.


Video: Networking Alumni Panel

Hear from a panel of Biola alumni as they speak about networking and how to navigate the business world.


Video: How to Network

Learn from employers how to network effectively.

Events Calendar

There are many events happening in celebration of Biola Career Month. Take a look at all the great opportunities to build connections throughout November.

Date Time Event Location
Monday, 11/1 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Connect 4 Your Career

Making connections doesn’t have to be hard work, sometimes it’s a fun game! Come on by Fluor Fountain to play a game of Connect 4 with friends and learn how to have career conversations.

Fluor Fountain
Monday, 11/1 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Chick Fil-A Recruiting Table SUB
Wednesday, 11/3 2:30–5 p.m. Luna Behavioral Health Info Session/Recruiting Table

Note: Zoom link provided in Student Life Newsletter on 11/1

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Thursday, 11/4 4–5 p.m. Transfer Advantage Event

Note: Zoom link provided in Student Life Newsletter on 11/1

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Monday, 11/8 University Day Biola Fair (Admission Event) Career Center Table
Tuesday, 11/9 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Samaritan’s Purse Recruiting Table Outside Caf
Tuesday 11/9 10 a.m.–1 p.m. BiolaHub Student Launch Event (1 of 1)

We’re celebrating the launch of BiolaHub, an all new platform where students can connect, gain advice, and be mentored by alumni. Come learn more about the site, set up your profile and win prizes!

Fluor Fountain
Tuesday, 11/9 6–7 p.m. Crowell School of Business: Mock Interview Event

Registration full

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Wednesday, 11/10 10 a.m.–1 p.m. BiolaHub Student Launch Event (2 of 2)

We’re celebrating the launch of BiolaHub, an all new platform where students can connect, gain advice, and be mentored by alumni. Come learn more about the site, set up your profile and win prizes!

Fluor Fountain
Wednesday, 11/10 12–1 p.m.

How to Find your Creative Spark in Networking

Office of Innovation (Library 142)
Thursday, 11/11 4:30–5:30 p.m. School of Science Technology and Health Speaker Series: Networking & Connections BUS 109
Thursday, 11/11 6 p.m. Latina Career Panel
Hosted by BELLA
Caf Banquet Room
Monday, 11/15 9:30 a.m. Career Month Chapel: Mentorship and the Journey Toward Calling Sutherland Auditorium
Tuesday, 11/16 TBD Biola Leadership Fair TBD
Tuesday, 11/16 8–9 p.m. Alumni Speaker Event: Erin Krusiewicz from Acres of Love Lehman Board Room and Zoom
Thursday, 11/18 ***Note: This event has been canceled.

Eric Dutra (Congresswoman Michelle Steel) Internship Recruiting Table

Thursday, 11/18 1:30–2:15 p.m. Information Session: Foreign Service and U.S. Department of State with Jason Vorderstrasse Zoom link on Handshake event page
Thursday, 11/18 7 p.m. What's Next? Navigating the Unknown Waters of Professional Employment After Graduation Mayers Auditorium