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Collin Trumps Up Career Week 2005


February 3, 2005 – The purpose behind the Collin County Community College District (“Collin”) Career Week 2005 is to help attendees learn to hear two words made famous by Donald Trump:  “You’re Hired.”

This year’s event is titled “You’re Hired!” and is scheduled for Monday-Friday, April 4-8 at three Collin campuses – Spring Creek, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano, Preston Ridge, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco and Central Park, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney.

The event is designed to inform students and community members about labor market trends and career search strategies.

The keynote speaker for the week is nationally-renowned organizational consultant Otto Kroeger, who will speak at all three campuses Tuesday, April 5. Kroeger’s workshops have developed a high-impact  reputation for discussions of communication, team building, conflict management and leadership. Kroeger’s expertise is in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment. He is the author of several books including “Type Talk:  How the 16 Personality Types Determine How We Live, Love and Work,” “Type Talk at Work” and “16 Ways to Love Your Lover.”

Other Career Week 2005 events include the following:
Monday, April 4
9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – All three campuses
Meet the college mascot, Collin the cougar, and enjoy free snacks and giveaways.

“The Grand Battle of the Deans: Technology vs. Fine Arts"
1-3 p.m. – Spring Creek Campus Conference Center
“The Grand Battle of the Deans: Technology vs. Fine Arts” pits Fine Arts Dean Dr. Jeff Walter against Engineering and Emerging Technologies Dean Ann Beheler in a spirited discussion exploring what  “traditional” and “cutting edge” really mean.  Do these two concepts ever intersect?  Following the event, faculty members and employers will sit down and answer individual questions during roundtable discussions.

Tuesday, April 5
“Type Talk: How the 16 Personality Types Determine How We Live & Work”
Otto Kroeger, nationally renowned speaker and best selling author
One hour presentation followed by a question-and-answer session

8:30-9:45 a.m. – Central Park Campus Cafeteria
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. – Preston Ridge Campus
7-8:15 p.m. – Spring Creek Campus Conference Center

Wednesday, April 6

“You’re Hired! Exploring Careers”
The first hour consists of a panel of employers who hire certified individuals or those with two-year degrees. The second hour culminates in break-out sessions in which individuals can ask specific questions to faculty and employers.

10 a.m.-noon – Spring Creek Campus Conference Center
Fine Arts – graphic design and animation, audio engineering and commercial music, professional theatre, and film.

1-3 p.m.
Math and Natural Sciences – dietary management, geology, biotechnology and pre-professional.

3-5 p.m.
Hospitality – hotel industry, restaurant management, meeting and event management, and culinary arts.

Thursday, April 7
“Backpack to Briefcase: Employers’ Tips & Tricks to Getting Hired”
Noon-2 p.m. – Preston Ridge Campus LC104
The first hour consist of a panel of hiring vice presidents and managers discussing subjects such as what employers look for in applicants, getting your foot in the door and red flags for employers.  This will be followed by break-out sessions in which individuals can ask specific questions to employers.

Friday, April 8
“Dress the Part…Stand Apart.  How to Dress to Get Hired” 
10-11 a.m. – Spring Creek Campus Atrium
A style show for men and women

For more information, contact Career Services at 972.881.5781 or 972.377.1782.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.