Brooks College Integrative Learning and Advising

Core BPS Events

Welcome to the Winter 2014 Brooks Professional Series!

January 24th, 8:30am-3:30pm, 2nd floor of the Kirkhof Center, “Student to Professional Conference” You've come to college to pursue the life and job of your dreams, but are you learning HOW to get that? Gain the know-how you need to make a smooth transition from STUDENT to PROFESSIONAL with this conference packed with tips to put you on track to career success! The conference schedule includes many educational sessions, like “How to Get LinkedIn,” and “Understanding the Job Offer.” Learn how to market yourself, plan for and land your dream job, write a "get-noticed" resume, interview like a pro, and much more!
- see Career Services website for more information and to register.

January 31st, 9:00am-1:00pm- Site Visit- Family Futures - Students will have the opportunity to learn about this nonprofit organization, how they operate, who they serve, and what an internship or career at this or a similar organization might look. A tour of the facility and lunch downtown will be included. Limited Spots are available so RSVP now!  Transportation will be available.   Follow the link to RSVP . Learn more about Family Futures, before your visit.

February 5th, 9:00am-1:00pm-Site Visit- GROW -Students will have the opportunity to learn about this nonprofit organization, how they operate, who they serve, and what an internship or career at this or a similar organization might look. A tour of the facility and lunch downtown will be included. Limited Spots are available so RSVP now! Transportation will be available.  Follow the link to RVSP . Learn more about GROW, before your visit.

February 14th, 9:00am-1:00pm- Site Visit- Herman Miller - Students will have the opportunity to learn about this organization, how they operate, who they serve, and what an internship or career at this or a similar organization might look. A tour of the facility and lunch downtown will be included. Limited Spots are available so RSVP now! Transportation will be available.  Follow the link to RSVP. Learn more about Herman Miller, before your visit.

February 19th, 4:30pm-6:30pm- KC 2266, “Connecting to Opportunities” In this first of two sessions, students will explore their passions and interests, and how these can translate into opportunities in your academic and professional careers. This session will stress the importance of creative thinking when learning how to find the right opportunities for you. This will be about “doing,” so come ready to participate and dig in! RSVP is required, please email RSVP to :integrative@gvsu.edu

Feb 21st, 9:00am-11:30am, KC 2266, “Finding your Passion” In this second of two sessions, students will learn to develop and cultivate their core passions that help drive who they are as individuals. We will examine this in context of careers and what it means to apply your passions to the professional YOU. “Dig-In” and explore how to find your passions and true interests! Beverages will be served.  RSVP is required, please email RSVP to: integrative@gvsu.edu  Note:While it is preferable for you to attend both sessions,(Feb 19 & 21) it is not necessary.  Please RSVP today for one or both sessions!

March 19th, 6:00pm-8:00pm, “Connecting to your Professional Community” In this unique program, students will hear directly from professionals in the GR community to learn about opportunities that exist for students, particularly in the GR community, as they transition into their professional careers. Beyond this, a large focus will be on what it means to be a professional- balancing your life, giving back and serving your community, and how to stay involved. There will be time for informal networking, small group conversations, a keynote, and other great opportunities. All of the young professionals groups from Grand Rapids will be in attendance and helping to facilitate the program. It will be held at the Varnum Law Office downtown- transportation will be provided as well as light appetizers and drinks. RSVP needed, please RSVP through email at integrative@gvsu.edu

March 31st, 6:00pm-8:00pm, KC 2215, “Daring Greatly” This program will be focused on the book by author Brene Brown and will be a discussion-based session with an opportunity to reflect on how to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, particularly when it comes to understanding your professional journey. She encourages us to take risks, and, by doing so, it will lead to vulnerability and, more importantly, a clearer path to who we are and who we want to become. *Please Note Change in Time* Please RSVP to integrative@gvsu.edu

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again,

because there is no effort without error and short-coming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause;

who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.... -Theodore Roosevelt

April 3rd, 5:00pm-6:30pm, KC 2270, “Awards and Recognition” This program will recognize those individuals who have completed the certificate for the BPS program. It will also be an opportunity to mix and mingle with Brooks College alumni and other area professionals. You may attend even without completing the requirements, as it will be a great time to meet new people and grow your own network. RSVP required, please RSVP through email at integrative@gvsu.edu.

Are you working towards the BPS Certificate?  Want to learn more? Please follow the BPS Certificate link for find out more!

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