This Week’s Events and Activities Highlights
- Baldrige School – “Fireside Chats Speaker Series: Stephanie Dunn”
Monday, March 20, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern time | MacDermid 116 or join virtually at event time
- Women’s History Month – “Women Leaders for Social Justice” Virtual Conversation
Monday, March 20, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern time | Join virtually at event time
- CCPD Employer Spotlight featuring Michael O’Connor from Webster Bank
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern time | MacDermid 216 or join virtually at event time
- Women’s History Month – “Women’s Leadership Panel”
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern time | Join virtually at event time
News from the Nest
- Alumni Spotlight – Ronan O’Leary, ’03: Pluck of the Irish via Waterbury Republican-American
- Goal-Getter Child Studies Student Volunteers at a Bristol Elementary School on Read Across America Day
- Holden Named CACC Defensive Player Of The Week; Hindman Makes Honor Roll
- Baseball Wins Second Straight; Pavelchak Drives In Five
Eagles Fans – don’t miss out on any of the action – head on over to the Athletics website for upcoming competitions, season standings, stats, and links to game live streams. Don’t forget to tag your social media posts with #GoPostEagles – we’ll share our favorites on the digital screens around campus, on the official Post University accounts, and in this newsletter!
The Women’s Lacrosse team will be hosting an awareness game to benefit the Triangle Community Center of Connecticut on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at LaMoy Field. 100% of the benefits go directly to the Center in honor of LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week. Visit this link to learn more and to donate.
Student Spotlight: Three Eagles Selected as Recipients of the 2023 Business Women’s Forum Scholarship
Post University is pleased to announce that its students Jenna Abeyta, Jennifer Riquelme and Alyssa Hughes have been selected as the 2023 Business Women’s Forum (BWF) Jaci Carroll Scholarship recipients. Read more about Jenna, Jennifer, and Alyssa here.
Congratulations – we are so proud of you!
Marie Curie, Oprah Winfrey, Malala Yousafzai, and Ellen Ochoa are just a couple of hundreds of amazing women that have made waves over the centuries. To learn more about these amazing women and others like them, check out the article below:
Upcoming Financial Aid Town Hall
Wondering when that balance is going to hit zero? Have questions about applying for student aid and loans? The OSGA would like to invite the Post University student body to the Financial Aid Town Hall on March 30, 2023. Join at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84500395561.
Main Campus Advising and Registration for Fall 2023 Semester
Registration for the fall 2023 semester for current students begins on Monday, March 20, 2023. All students will have received an email based on the following:
- If the Financial Aid office has cleared you to register, your email will include a link to schedule an appointment with your advisor to register for courses. Appointments will be held on the main level of the Leever Student Center next to the Campus Store between March 20 and March 31. Appointments will be held in Torrance Hall starting April 4.
- If the Financial Aid office has not cleared you to register, your email will include a link to meet with the team in the Financial Aid office to complete the process. You can meet with the Financial Aid team in their office on the first floor of Torrance Hall. Once you are cleared, you will be sent a link to schedule a meeting with your advisor for registration.
Please contact [email protected] with any questions you have.
2023 Commencement Guest Ticket Info
On Friday, March 17, all graduates who confirmed they are attending commencement received an email with a link to our guest ticket reservation system. You can reserve guest tickets beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on Monday, March 20. Each graduate can reserve up to 3 guest tickets and a ticket is not required to participate in the ceremony. If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected].
Students Provide Free Tax Preparation Services to the Public through VITA Program
For the third consecutive year, Post University students are providing free tax preparation services through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Master of Science in Accounting student Julia Hudson and Bachelor of Science in Accounting student Jenna Abeyta have completed extensive training to become IRS-certified volunteers with a goal of providing local taxpayers cost savings on their tax preparation. Both Hudson and Abeya participated in the VITA program last year.
“This is a great opportunity for our Post University accounting students,” said Dr. Majo Jacinto, Master of Science in Accounting Program Chair at Post University. “Students practice what they learn while providing a valuable service for qualifying taxpayers with cost savings on tax preparation. We take pride in helping our students gain real-life experience, and we know people in the community need this service and appreciate the help.
Read the full story here. Organized by the United Way of Greater Waterbury and the Connecticut Association of Human Services (CAHS), this VITA program is available now through April 15, 2023.
Career Fair Tips for College Students
Associate Faculty member and Senior Recruiter for the Walt Disney Company Roberto Mucciacciaro has some tips for making the most of the Center for Career and Professional Development’s Career Fair on
April 4, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Drubner Center
It is that time of the year again! They can be daunting, exhausting, and extremely overwhelming, but as a college student, how can you make the most out of your school’s career fair? I’ve laid out a few tips for you from a recruiter’s point of view!
We have all gone through it. As a college student, you come across a flyer about an upcoming career fair, and you know the last four years of college have flown by, so now it’s time to prepare for life after college.
But how do you ensure you make the most of that career fair and stand out amongst the dozens and even hundreds of other students in attendance as well? Hopefully, the tips I provide below will help you prepare for your next career fair and ease the nerves as you attend it.
Research the companies that are attending the career fair:
I can not stress this one enough! Know which companies are attending the career fair ahead of time. Take time to narrow down which companies you want to target while at the fair, so you can be fully prepared when you visit their booth. Have an understanding of any new products that have been launched or will be launched at these companies, gain insight into any new acquisitions underway, and even research where the company has its home and satellite locations. You will be surprised how often recruiters get the “where are you located” or “what does your company do” question during a career fair. Questions like these show you have not done your research ahead of time, and competing against the various other conference attendees can impact your chances of landing an internship or job with that company.
Research the booth personnel attending the career fair:
In sports, players and coaches would never enter a game without watching film and researching their opponent. Similarly, when attending a career fair, you should research who will be there and gain an understanding of their background. You may find a commonality between yourself and booth personnel or share a mutual connection, which may help break the ice as you enter the booth or stand out amongst the various attendees at the session. Use this information as an opportunity to build on that connection during your elevator pitch!
Read all of Roberto’s tips in his LinkedIn post and visit the team in the Center for Career and Professional Development in North 103 or contact them at [email protected] to register and prepare for the Career Fair!