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At Denison, The Knowlton Center integrates with your classes and faculty to help you understand kind of life do you want to lead, how careers and professions fit into that life, and how to use your time in college to develop the skills, values, habits, experiences and networks to get started. One great tool for this work is the Knowlton Note, a weekly email with tips, events, workshops and more.

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Upcoming Workshops & Events

Skill Building through LinkedIn Learning (611735)

Skill Building through LinkedIn Learning

All Denison Students now have free access to LinkedIn Learning, a leading online education platform to advance your career and professional development.
With LinkedIn Learning, Denisonians get full access to more than 16,000 courses in multiple languages directly from industry leaders and experts in topics spanning multiple areas including business, creative, technical personal and professional development. For free access, log in with your Denison credentials. Though there are thousands of possible videos to explore, check out these various collections curated for you by the Knowlton Center.
Visit LinkedIn Learning at https://www.linkedin.com/learning/ and sign in using your Denison.edu
More information available in the Resource section of Handshake, including recommended course collections!

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Pathstream Skills Certification (Marketing, Sales, & Project Management) (611826)

Pathstream Skills Certification (Marketing, Sales, & Project Management)

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.
For Juniors and Seniors only:
Learn critical skills that will give you an advantage when applying to jobs and internships! Pathstream partners with technology companies to build branded digital skills career programs through an easy-to-use online platform where you’ll navigate lessons, materials, labs, and projects in one place. Complete the program at your own pace and get help from instructors when you need it.
Curricula are built in partnership with leading companies from each industry, so you know you are acquiring current, in-demand skills. Boost your job search confidence by completing projects that mirror what you may be doing in your first role after Denison. Qualified instructors review all assignments and projects to provide personalized feedback so you can stay on track and gain the skills you need!
Sharpen your skills in one of three track options:
Social Media & Digital Marketing using Facebook & Instagram Ads Tool
Project Management using Asana
Sales & Client Development using Salesforce
Plan for 20 hours a week (self-directed) from December 8th - January 27th
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, November 17

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Junior Virtual Boot Camp (611619)

Junior Virtual Boot Camp

The summer after your Sophomore year may have looked different than you originally planned.
Our new Junior Boot Camp will help support you in pursuing a great experience for Summer 2021. This experience will include workshops to set you up for success AND structured time you can spend refining your resume & cover letter, finding opportunities, or preparing and sending out applications, with a team of coaches there to support and guide you along the way!
Wondering if Boot Camp is right for you? It is if....
- You’ve been saying “I’ll start looking for an internship over winter break” but don’t really know where to start
- You want to learn how to take advantage of all the tools available to set you up for success
- You want to make a concrete plan for the remainder of break (we’ll have six weeks left after Boot Camp ends!)
And especially if you just need some help to get you moving and on your way to achieving your goals! We will cover the career essentials that everyone needs to know in their Junior year as well as sessions on specific topics that you will choose based on your interest (examples: graduate school, personal branding, industry-specific sessions, articulating your value and more!).
Program Dates and Times:
December 8-10 12:30-4:30pm ET

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Senior Virtual Boot Camp (611611)

Senior Virtual Boot Camp

There won't be any push-ups or sprints, but there will be plenty to get you job search ready--workshops to set you up for success AND structured time you can spend refining your resume & cover letter, finding opportunities, or preparing and sending out applications, with a team of coaches there to support and guide you along the way!
Wondering if Boot Camp is right for you? It is if...
- You need guidance in finding relevant opportunities
- You need a "reset button" on your job search tools and motivation
- You need additional support and coaching as you apply
And especially if you just need some help to get you moving and on your way to achieving your post-graduation goals! We will cover the essentials that everyone needs to know for their job search, as well as sessions on specific topics that you will choose based on your interest (examples: graduate school, personal branding, a recruiter Q&A, and more!).
Program Dates and Times
December 15-17, 12:30-4:30pm EST

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Essentials of Finance  (611792)

Essentials of Finance

Designed as an introduction to key topics in finance, this program will ensure you learn basic vocabulary and concepts to build your interest in the world of finance as well as build your confidence for interviews, internships, and jobs.
Upon successful completion of this seminar you will be able to:
* Create and analyze balance sheets, income statements, statements of retained earnings, and cash flow statements
* Communicate financial accounting information to a variety of audiences for decision making
* Describe and illustrate the uses of managerial accounting information
* Analyze the role of finance in business
* Apply time value of money concepts to a variety of common accounting situations
Louann Cummings is a tenured Professor of Business at the University of Findlay She received her BA in economics from Denison University, an MBA (and CPA) from the University of Toledo , and a Doctor of Business Management from Case Western Reserve University. Her passion is helping students and colleagues, regardless of their course of study, become exceptional global leaders who truly make a difference. She also worked for Root Learning, Inc. developing learning map technologies for companies such as Harley-Davidson, ATT Wireless, Motorola, UPS, and Whirlpool.

Louann teaches various undergraduate and graduate accounting, business strategy and implementation, and leadership courses and has many years of experience in deploying effective and engaging online learning experiences. Louann has also worked in India with an ultra-poor NGO project, served as a Fulbright Scholar in Hanoi, Vietnam, and as a Fulbright Specialist in Niamey, Niger in 2019.
Attendance will be limited to 50 participants but we will maintain a wait list if more than 50 students express interest.
To be added to the waitlist, visit https://tinyurl.com/LaunchLab5
This program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Program Dates and Times:
6 sessions held on Wednesdays and Friday for 3 weeks (note: the first session during the week of January 18th will be held on Tuesday January 19th instead of the 20th.)
January 6, 8, 13, 15, 19, 22 11am-1:00pm EST

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The Journey Program  (Morning Edition: 10am-12pm Eastern each day) (611750)

The Journey Program (Morning Edition: 10am-12pm Eastern each day)

Are you unclear about what career path(s) might be of interest to you? Not sure how to even start figuring it out? Then “The Journey Program” is for you!
The Journey Program will help you become intentional about your life and utilize your time at Denison in the most powerful way possible. You will spend time reflecting on what fulfills you, determine how to be successful, and craft a detailed plan for the rest of your time at Denison. You will be able to progress from being uncertain about potential career options to developing a career exploration plan and creating key materials to support your journey.
You will:
*Engage in an immersive career exploration experience starting by reflecting deeply on core elements of who you are
*Identify a career thesis
*Learn how to obtain the information you need in order to make career planning decisions
*Develop a career planning roadmap for your remaining Denison experience and know how to implement your roadmap and how to adjust when necessary
*Complete/update your resume, a draft cover letter, and your LinkedIn profile
Lead facilitators:
*Michele Doran, Associate Director, Knowlton Center for Career Exploration, Denison University
*Bethany Klynn, President of Insight Leadership Consulting and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Denison University
*Melanie Murphy, Director of Career Exploration and Campus Engagement, Knowlton Center for Career Exploration, Denison University
*Ashely Strausser, Career Coach, Knowlton Center for Career Exploration, Denison University
While this program is designed primarily for sophomores, juniors and seniors are welcome to participate.
There are two identical programs this week but with different times. Register for the session that fits your schedule, but only register for one!
Journey Program (Morning edition) is Monday - Thursday 10am-12pm Eastern
Journey Program (Evening Edition is Monday - Thursday 7-9pm Eastern (visit other event posting to register)

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Selling: The Art of Persuasion  (611778)

Selling: The Art of Persuasion

Interested in selling? What about marketing, consulting, or fundraising, all of which require strong selling skills. In this program you will learn a four-step consultative selling process with the goal of enhancing your reputation as a professional who does more than just “sell,” but rather, learns everything there is to know about your clients. In the program, you will learn how to put the needs of your client first, assess how those needs translate into success, and build relationships that last long after the deal has closed.
Modules cover Prospecting in the Digital World Economy, Needs Assessment, Persuasive Presentation Techniques, and more. The class is delivered with certified instructors over four action-packed sessions. Guest presentations by Denison alums and group role plays make for a lively and empowering in-class experience.
Lead Facilitators:
Anthony Cuffie, Vice President-Local Advertising, Labor, & Advertising Operations at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Instructor, Vertanza
Eileen Licitra, Chief Insights Seeker, Insight Out Marketing, Inc., and Instructor, Vertanza
Program Dates and Times:
Four sessions, Mondays and Thursdays for 2 weeks
January 11, 14, 18, 21 from 3-5:00 pm EST
Attendance will be limited to 30 participants but we will maintain a waitlist if more than 30 students express interest. To be added to the waitlist, visit https://tinyurl.com/LaunchLab4
This program is open to juniors and seniors.

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The Journey Program  (Evening Edition: 7-9pm Eastern each day) (612360)

The Journey Program (Evening Edition: 7-9pm Eastern each day)

Are you unclear about what career path(s) might be of interest to you? Not sure how to even start figuring it out? Then “The Journey Program” is for you!
The Journey Program will help you become intentional about your life and utilize your time at Denison in the most powerful way possible. You will spend time reflecting on what fulfills you, determine how to be successful, and craft a detailed plan for the rest of your time at Denison. You will be able to progress from being uncertain about potential career options to developing a career exploration plan and creating key materials to support your journey.
You will:
*Engage in an immersive career exploration experience starting by reflecting deeply on core elements of who you are
*Identify a career thesis
*Learn how to obtain the information you need in order to make career planning decisions
*Develop a career planning roadmap for your remaining Denison experience and know how to implement your roadmap and how to adjust when necessary
*Complete/update your resume, a draft cover letter, and your LinkedIn profile
Lead facilitators:
*Michele Doran, Associate Director, Knowlton Center for Career Exploration, Denison University
*Bethany Klynn, President of Insight Leadership Consulting and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Denison University
*Melanie Murphy, Director of Career Exploration and Campus Engagement, Knowlton Center for Career Exploration, Denison University
*Ashely Strausser, Career Coach, Knowlton Center for Career Exploration, Denison University
While this program is designed primarily for sophomores, juniors and seniors are welcome to participate.
There are two identical programs this week but with different times. Register for the session that fits your schedule, but only register for one!
Journey Program (Morning edition) is Monday - Thursday 10am-12pm Eastern (visit other event posting to register)
Journey Program (Evening edition) is Monday - Thursday 7-9pm Eastern

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Navigating the Workplace (611806)

Navigating the Workplace

Your career success is only partly shaped by your intelligence, hard work and subject matter expertise. In any organization, getting things to happen involves dealing with people whose interests are incompatible. To have a great career and to achieve great things requires you to understand how power really works and how to be effective at influencing others.
After completing this program, students will become more sensitive to power dynamics, learn a conceptual framework for understanding and analyzing four key dimensions of power in organizations, and identify sources of power and influence that will allow you to accomplish your goals. Specifically, students should be able to:
• See power and its effects, even if well hidden
• Improve your effectiveness at getting promoted
• Gather greater influence to achieve things you care about
• Experience the use of politics by others, and upon others
• Avoid being a victim of the power of others
• Build effective alliances and coalitions to create coordinated action

Presented by Richard Jolly, Adjunct Professor at London Business School, Partner of Stokes & Jolly, and current Executive-in-Residence in the Global Commerce Department
Attendance will be limited to 50 participants but we will maintain a waitlist if more than 50 students express interest. To be added to the waitlist, visit https://tinyurl.com/LaunchLab6
This program is open to juniors and seniors.
Program Dates and Times:
4 sessions over two days
Tuesday January 12th and Thursday January 14t from 11:00am-1:00pm and 2-4:00pm Eastern on both days.

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Road Trips to the Real World (621091)

Road Trips to the Real World

Participate in the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers' (EACE) 2021 Virtual Road Trips to the Real World! Road Trips offers college students the opportunity to attend a virtual employer site visit between January 12 - 28, 2021. Host companies will talk about their organization, industry, internships, and job opportunities. This is your chance to get the inside scoop and virtually get your foot in the door at 15 participating employers.
The registration deadline is Thursday, December 31, 2020. Register today at eace.org/roadtrips
During the virtual visits, you will get an in-depth look at the company’s operations and see firsthand the potential internships and jobs that are available. You will also network with employers and get a head start on your career planning. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss!
WHO: Students who are interested in exploring career opportunities. Open to any current undergraduate or graduate student attending a college or university that is a member of the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE).
WHAT: An opportunity for students to learn first-hand about a career field, network with employers, and explore internship and job opportunities at 15 companies.
WHERE: Virtually: Connect from anywhere you have online access!
WHEN: Registration is open from November 9 - December 31, 2020. Site visits take place on one day between January 12 - 28, 2021. View the schedule and register at eace.org/roadtrips.
WHY: It will help you to think about life after college and the career paths that are available. After all, it is never too early to start thinking about your career!
THIS YEAR'S SITES INCLUDE:
• Argo AI
• Center for Strategic and International Studies
• Charles River Laboratories
• Drug Enforcement Administration
• Fastenal
• FBI Philadelphia
• Horizon Media
• MassMutual Greater Philadelphia
• National Geographic Partners
• SAP
• State Street Corporation
• Success Academy Charter Schools
• Times Square Alliance
• Uber Technologies Inc.
• WarnerMedia
The Road Trips virtual site visits cost $5.00 per site and are non-refundable. The 2021 virtual program is open to students of EACE members and our affiliated Regional ACEs.

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Leading at All Times: Toolbox (611760)

Leading at All Times: Toolbox

The Denison Launch Lab is offering juniors and seniors a unique leadership workshop, Leading At All Times: Toolbox. This four-part series provides practical skills for students looking to prepare themselves for the workplace, graduate school, or life beyond college. Each session focuses on a specific topic and teaches useful, transferable leadership skills that are valued by employers and academic institutions alike.

Program Offering:
* DiSC, Workplace Style Assessment: Embrace your leadership style and how to broaden your reach.
* Multi-dimensional Leadership: Awaken to the power of your leader: Within, In-front, Beside, Behind, and From-the-Field.
* Designed Relationships: Learn a framework for designing positive, impactful, trusted work relationships.
* Intentionality & Impact: Prepare for intentional conversations; You at your best!
This experiential-based learning workshop is ideal for students who wish to hone their leadership skills as they look to life after Denison and enter a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment post-graduation.
Facilitator: Lucy Reynolds, Founder, Olerai Leadership and Denison graduate, Class of 1994. Lucy is an experienced business Coach and Facilitator who has lived and worked abroad in Amsterdam, Moscow, and Tokyo. Lucy coaches her professional clients through transformational change in the workplace, pursuit of their full potential as leaders, and development of high performing team dynamics. Her style has been described as astute, fun, and energetic.
Attendance will be limited to 20 participants but we will maintain a waitlist if more than 20 students express interest. To join the waitlist visit https://tinyurl.com/LaunchLab2
Program Dates and Times: 4 sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays for 2 weeks
January 13th, 15th, 20th, 22th from 3:00 pm-4:30 pm EST
This program is open to juniors and seniors.

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Careers in Creativity:  Practical Guide to Marketing Principles and Tools (611771)

Careers in Creativity: Practical Guide to Marketing Principles and Tools

Great ideas and products can be tanked by poor marketing efforts, and the very term itself can be confused with other disciplines like sales and advertising. Marketing is so incredibly valuable yet often misunderstood. At its core, marketing is an over-arching set of dynamic and highly-strategic activities that advance the image of a brand...and it has changed faster than the textbooks! This course will look at the practical definitions, day-to-day practices, guerrilla tactics and analog and digital tools that make up what marketing is today.

Jim Stevenson is the President and Co-founder of the International Center for Creativity, an innovation and education think tank, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. He earned his BA in Journalism and Public Relations at The Ohio State University, sang in the Men’s Glee Club there, and was a staff writer and editor for the school newspaper, The Lantern.

He has held numerous senior level marketing and public relations positions in multiple industries including commercial and residential real estate, packaged goods, sports entertainment. Jim has also worked at several marketing agencies including co-founding his own firm Formula Marketing and has serviced brands like BankOne, Bob Evans, Honda, Quaker State, MTV, Gatorade, Firestone, Mettler-Toledo, Square-D, Scott's Lawn Care, Pinnacle Data Systems, General Motors and Worthington Industries.

Jim has significant experience teaching undergraduate students and presented two engaging marketing sessions at Denison’s Essentials of Business Program in June 2020
this June.
Attendance will be limited to 50 participants but we will maintain a wait list if more than 50 students express interest. to be added to the waitlist, visit https://tinyurl.com/LaunchLab3
Program Dates and Times:
4 sessions total, Thursdays and Fridays for 2 weeks
January 14, 15, 21, 22 from 11:00am-12:30pm Eastern
This program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

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Personal Finance 101,  Winter Break Programming for International Students (615812)

Personal Finance 101, Winter Break Programming for International Students

Let's talk about ways you can save and budget as an international student. We will discuss banking, credit, and costs of college beyond tuition to help you be better prepared and more successful with your finances while at Denison and after graduation! Join Samantha Smith, Financial Wellness Coordinator, to get your question answered.
Be sure to check out the other events that are a part of winter break programming for international students presented by The Center for Global Programs.

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Networking 101 for International Students with Jane Palmer and Rosa Lee, Winter Break Programming for International Students (615770)

Networking 101 for International Students with Jane Palmer and Rosa Lee, Winter Break Programming for International Students

Learn about how to build your network, utilize networking tools like LinkedIn and Wisr, practice reaching out to potential connections and more.
This intro session will cover the following topics:
• The Importance of Networking.
• Considerations.
• Networking Scenarios.
• Follow-up/Staying Connected.
• Do's and Don'ts of Professional Networking.
Be sure to check out the other events that are a part of winter break programming for international students presented by The Center for Global Programs.

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The 4 Year Tour-The Denison Journey and Beyond (English for Academic Purposes)  Winter Break Programming for International Students (615863)

The 4 Year Tour-The Denison Journey and Beyond (English for Academic Purposes) Winter Break Programming for International Students

This English for Academic Purposes program (EAP) will guide students of all years through their time at Denison, with each day of the week corresponding to one of their four college years. Additional contributors will engage students in other campus resources that they will utilize during their time at Denison, including the Office of Off-Campus Study, the Knowlton Center, the Writing Center, and more.
The focus of each day will introduce students to different language skills they will utilize throughout their Denison career:
Monday: Learn the structure of academic writing for your W101
Tuesday: Writing proposals for summer research
Wednesday: Presenting academic research
Thursday & Friday: Interviewing for internships and potential careers
First-year students will have the opportunity to see what awaits them in their next few years at Denison.
Second and Third-year students will have the chance to reinforce their skills as they work toward mastery
Fourth-year students will be able to reflect on their experiences and share with others as they begin the transition to life beyond the hill.
1/25-1/29 Mornings: 10am-12pm, Afternoons 1 pm-3 pm
Be sure to check out the other events that are a part of winter break programming for international students presented by The Center for Global Programs.

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First Year International Students: Career Exploration and Action Plan with Rosa Lee, International Student Liaison for the Global Programs & Knowlton Center  (615849)

First Year International Students: Career Exploration and Action Plan with Rosa Lee, International Student Liaison for the Global Programs & Knowlton Center

Learn about the Knowlton Career Exploration Center and why it’s important to think about your professional career as a first-year international student. This information session will answer questions about the roles of career coaches and what they can do to help you throughout your journey at Denison.
Be sure to check out the other events that are a part of winter break programming for international students presented by The Center for Global Programs.

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Studying Off Campus: Why You Should Consider this as a Student from Abroad!  Winter Break Programming for International Students (615799)

Studying Off Campus: Why You Should Consider this as a Student from Abroad! Winter Break Programming for International Students

This virtual session will provide you with information about how to pursue off-campus study at Denison. We will talk about programs available to you, how the application process works, and hear from students from abroad who have studied off-campus while at Denison. Join Dr. Courtney Johnson Fowler, Assistant Director of Global Programs to get your questions answered.
Be sure to check out the other events that are a part of winter break programming for international students presented by The Center for Global Programs.

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Strengthening Your Intercultural Competence: Off-Campus Study and International Student Panel,  Winter Break Programming for International Students (615893)

Strengthening Your Intercultural Competence: Off-Campus Study and International Student Panel, Winter Break Programming for International Students

In this virtual panel, we will hear from off-campus study returnees as well as students from abroad studying here at Denison. Join Dr. Courtney Johnson Fowler & Dorota Kendrick to learn more about topics like adjusting to life in a new space, lessons learned while away from home, and how these experiences fundamentally change us for the better.
Be sure to check out the other events that are a part of winter break programming for international students presented by The Center for Global Programs.

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