Career and Professional Development: Events & Activities

Wittenberg offers a variety of events and activities to students that are geared towards vocational discernment, professional development, and career readiness.

Spring Semester 2024

Career March Madness:

  • Finding your career can sometimes feel as exciting and intense as March Madness! Join Career and Professional Development this spring to advance your career readiness, grow your network, and gain prizes! Launches February 19, 2024, and ends April 5, 2024!

HerStory Week (March 18 – 22, 2024)

Womyn’s Herstory week is a time for us to celebrate the many contributions of women that have often been overlooked. This is a time for us to learn more about the impact many women have had within the U.S. and beyond, through their activism, advocacy, and community building. We are excited to share our Women’s Herstory calendar of events listed below, featuring phenomenal programs that we encourage you to attend.


  • Monday, March 18, 6 – 7 pm for Crafting Your Image
  • Tuesday, March 19, 6 – 7 pm for Alumni Panel & Networking
  • Thursday, March 21, 6 – 7 pm for Salary Negotiation

Location: Founders Pub

Seize Your Network: Preparing for Alumni Connections Workshop

Planning to join the Student Alumni Association, the Business Network, and Career & Professional Development at the Networking Night on March 20th? Be sure to also join us at this Seize Your Network workshop in preparation

  • Date / Time: Wednesday, March 13th, 2024, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: HWA 123 - The Health, Wellness & Athletics Complex (HWA)

Alumni Networking Night at CoHatch The Market

Join the Student Alumni Association, The Business Network, and Career & Professional Development to meet alumni, grow your network, and enjoy CoHatch and light refreshments.

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, March 20, 2024, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 101 South Fountain Avenue, Springfield, Ohio 45502

Kenneth H. Sauer Symposium, Pastor Drew Tucker

Pastor Drew serves as Executive Director of HopeWood Outdoors Lutheran Camps and is the author of 4D Formation:  Exploring Vocation in Community.  As part of a Chapel-led effort, Wittenberg is deepening our focus on Vocation in higher education.  Our Lutheran heritage offers rich opportunities to challenge students to understand the ways their faith, values, gifts, and needs of the world intersect.  By providing vocational education throughout their time at Wittenberg, students will be better equipped to use their gifts in service to their communities. Broken into four sections, Pastor Drew’s one-hour presentation will offer us insights into young adults' vocation exploration.  Between each section of his presentation, we will hear from a student as they share a brief reflection on their own Vocational identity and the ways Wittenberg is helping them grow in faith and service.

  • Date/Time: Thursday, March 14 at 7 pm
  • Location: Weaver Chapel

Denison University’s Career Crawl: Employer Ask Me Anything Roundtables

Join students from Denison University, Capital University, Otterbein University, Kenyon University, and Ohio Wesley University to show these employers that Wittenberg students are the best!! Employers will host round-robin sessions where they will answer your questions related to Resumes; LinkedIn; Interviewing; and Networking/Search Strategy. Employers include Infoverity, Grange Insurance, DHL Supply, Forge Biologics, Huntington, and more.

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Location: 3rd Floor - Slayter Hall Student Union, Denison University, 100 W College St, Granville, OH 43023, USA

Unlocking Career Opportunities, Joey DiPofi

  • Date: March 14, 2024, 2 PM
  • Location: 212 HWA

This session is focused on how you can gain a competitive advantage in your job search process. Discover how Joey networked his way into a job offer at the same company that rejected his online resume. Learn how to differentiate yourself in interviews when you lack relevant job experience. Explore the step-by-step processes you can use to leverage your network to help you find and win more job opportunities. After this session, you will be able to take ownership of your job search and have confidence walking into interviews.

Joey DiPofi is a Sales Leader, MBA graduate, and University Guest Speaker. Being the interviewee in over 35 total interviews, Joey has a successful track record of networking his way into new job opportunities and using innovative preparation tactics to differentiate himself during the interview process. He has 8 years of outside sales experience in plastics (Osterman & Co) and software ( and is based in Columbus, Ohio.

Why Witt? Podcast & Mentorship program

Live from Founders, McCarthy and Hudson are joined by guests from different walks of life and on different paths within those walks since everyone’s version of success looks different. Drawing from the Career Clusters approach and leveraging areas of student interest, the following topics are set to be explored throughout the 2023-24 school year.

  • New Year, New Start-Ups, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024
  • Biology Brought To Life, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024
  • Behind the Curtains, 7 p.m. Wednesday March 27, 2024
  • Witt on Wall Street, 7 p.m. Wednesday April 24, 2024
  • When the Thing you Love, Becomes your Job, 7 p.m. Wednesday May 22, 2024
  • Belding: The Human Principle, 7 p.m. Wednesday June 26, 2024
  • Marine Biology: Life with Dolphins and Sharks, 7 p.m. Wednesday July 31, 2024

Head Shot Series

  • Dates: 3/20 & 3/21 (11-12pm)
  • Location: Thomas Library

Is it time for a new professional headshot? Join us at the Head Shot Series on various dates throughout the semester at the Thomas Library. It's an excellent opportunity to update your LinkedIn profile or any professional networking platforms.

Mock Interviews:

  • Elevate your skills, boost confidence, and stand out in your career journey! Why You? Virtual Mock Interviews offer a lifelike job interview experience with Wittenberg alums, minus the pressure!

Graduate School Prep Series:

  • Wanting to attend graduate school, but not sure where to start? Not sure if graduate school is right for you? Attend the Graduate School Prep Series to answer your grad school questions!
  • Dates: Feb. 22, March 12, April 18
  • Time: 6pm-7pm
  • Location: Ness Auditorium

Employer Spotlight Events:

  • Stop by the CDR entrance to check out our employer spotlights. Check @wittcompass on Instagram for more details!
  • Location: Central Dining Room Atrium
  • Time: 11am-1pm
    • Pratt Industries on Friday, January 26
    • Wittenberg University Graduate School on Tuesday January 30
    • Chick Fil A on Wednesday, January 31
    • Hope Outdoors, LOMO on Monday, February 5
    • 7-Eleven on Wednesday, February 7
    • Infoverity on Thursday, February 8
    • Xavier University School of Health Administration on Tuesday, February 13
    • OSU School of Public Health on Wednesday, February 14
    • University of Dayton Higher Education & Student Affairs on Wednesday, February 14
    • City Year on Thursday, February 15
    • Wright State University ICP MA on Thursday February 15
    • Mueller Industries on Monday February 19
    • Wittenberg University Graduate Programs on Wednesday, February 21
    • OSU College of Social Work on Thursday, February 22
    • Glen Helen Outdoor Education on Thursday, February 22
    • Osterlen Services for Youth on Friday, February 23

Hagen Center 2024 Summer Civic Internship Interest Meetings:

  • Join the Hagen Center to learn about how their summer internship program builds community, expands resources, and equips you with skills to be a civic leader. Get to know the dedicated sites that offer placements as well!
  • Location: Shouvlin 201
  • Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
    • February 13
    • February 15
    • February 21

Federal Resumes and Navigating USAjobs: Wright Patt Air Force Base

  • Meet with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Human Resources to craft your federal resume, learn the ins and outs of, and find out if WPAFB has a career that’s right for you!
  • Location: Thomas Library Computer Lounge
  • Time: 11am-12pm
    • February 20

Ohio Technology Internship Application Assistance (no reservation needed just drop in)

  • Dates: 2/23 (1-3 pm)
  • Location: Thomas Library
  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2024

The College Technology Internship Program is a great opportunity to work at some of Ohio's most innovative companies! These paid internships give college students great experience in business and entrepreneurship, while companies get great young, diverse talent to help them compete and grow.

Start Your Career in Research: SBD Grant Writing Workshop

Students are invited to compete for 12 summer research stipends awarded by the Faculty Research Fund Board early each spring semester. Students who are awarded one of these summer grants receive a $2100 stipend and $250 to be used for travel, materials, or equipment required to conduct the research project.  Come to this workshop to make sure that you are one of the 12 students selected!

  • Date/Time: Monday March 18, 2024 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Location: Matthies House Conference Room (202)

What is Your Why?  How your Values and Career Connect

Learn how the connection between personal values and vocation is an intricate dance that shapes our careers, and indeed, our lives. When our values are mirrored in our work, it's no longer just a job; it's a calling, a purpose, a vocation.  Values-based career development is a process that involves using your personal values to guide your career decisions and actions. It's about aligning your career goals and aspirations with your core values, interests, and passions to create a fulfilling and meaningful career path.

  • Date/Time: February 21, 2024 12pm–1pm
  • Location: Student Center Alumni Room

Witt to Wright Patt Hiring Event:

Connect with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for entry-level to expert positions across multiple AFRL locations at a hiring event! AFRL cultivates a large science and technology workforce and is calling all scientists, engineers, technologists, or contract and financial management specialists interested in applying their talents to make a difference for national defense. Open job categories include computer scientists contracting specialists, data analysts, aerospace/aeronautical, electrical, electronics, mechanical, general and computer engineers, financial management specialists, and physicists.

March 15, 2024: Hiring managers will begin reviewing resumes on March 15, 2024. While walk-ins are welcome, those interested may wish to register and upload a resumé in advance on Handshake. After reviewing candidate resumés, an AFRL recruiter will schedule interviews for the hiring event.

  • Date/Time: April 2 and April 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Holiday Inn, 2800 Presidential Drive, Fairborn, OH

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Employer Open House at The Connections Symposium:

  • Open house event for creating connections and networking opportunities between employers and the campus community, while also showcasing the fantastic student experiences.
    • April 19
    • Check back for more details

Drop-In Resume and Cover Letter Sessions

  • Meet with a Career Coach to have your cover letter, resume or LinkedIn profile reviewed. Drop-in meetings are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Dates: March 12 from 10 – 12 am
  • March 13 from 2 – 4 pm
  • April 2 from 10 – 12 am
  • April 3 from 2 – 4 pm
  • Location: Thomas Library

Career Champion:  Jim McCoy, Associate VP of Sports Marketing for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Jim McCoy is charged with strategy development, implementation, and measurement of all sponsorships in Nationwide’s sports marketing portfolio. This includes Nationwide’s official relationships with the NFL, the Memorial Tournament, National Women’s Soccer League, Minor League Baseball, the Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL), the Columbus Crew (MLS), the Columbus Clippers (MiLB), the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and the Columbus Marathon. Jim also manages personal services agreements with Peyton Manning, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Anthony Muñoz, and numerous Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year winners.

  • Date: March 22, 12 – 1 pm
  • Location: HWA 212

Fall Semester 2023

Head Shot Series

  • Dates: 10/13 (11-12pm), 11/13 (4-5pm)
  • Location: Thomas Library

Is it time for a new professional headshot? Join us at the Head Shot Series on various dates throughout the semester at the Thomas Library. It's an excellent opportunity to update your LinkedIn profile or any professional networking platforms.

ERIE Insurance Recruiting Visit

  • Dates: 9/19 and 9/20
  • Robust internship program (open to ALL MAJORS; actuarial science, business, accounting, IT, HR, and more opportunities)
  • Various Events: Classroom visits, One-on-One meetings, and Tabling around campus
  • Fill out this interest form for one-on-one meetings to learn more

We are delighted to announce that Erie Insurance will be visiting our campus on September 19th and 20th. They will be hosting classroom visits, offering one-on-one meetings with students, and setting up informational tables around campus. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about career opportunities at Erie Insurance and make valuable connections in the industry.

Why Witt? Podcast & Mentorship program

Live from Founders, McCarthy and Hudson are joined by guests from different walks of life and on different paths within those walks since everyone’s version of success looks different. Drawing from the Career Clusters approach and leveraging areas of student interest, the following topics are set to be explored throughout the 2023-24 school year.

Launch: Career-Driven Conversations for Alumni, Students, and Parents

  • Co-Sponsored by Alumni Engagement and numerous academic departments
  • Date: 10/6 (4-6:45pm)
  • Location: Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center (welcome will start in Bayley Auditorium)
  • Register for Launch and other Homecoming, Reunion, and Family Weekend events by Sept. 18.

Students, sign up for clusters that interest you. Parents and alumni, this Homecoming, Reunion, and Family Weekend event is for you, as well. Parents, engage in career readiness conversations with your students. Alumni, join the event to share your inspiring Wittenberg liberal arts success story.

Nursing Career Fair

  • Date: 10/10 (11-2pm)
  • Location: Shouvlin 105

Calling all nursing students! Mark your calendars for the Nursing Career Fair on October 10th. Various hospitals will be on campus to discuss job and internship opportunities. Don't miss this chance to connect with potential employers in your field.

Service and Social Impact Fair

  • Date: 10/25
  • Location: Shouvlin 105 11-2pm

Whether you're interested in non-profit work, education, public service, or any other field with a focus on social impact, the Service and Social Impact Fair on October 25th is the event for you. Connect with organizations and explore internships and postgraduate opportunities that align with your passion for making a difference.

Internship Registration

  • Registration Deadline: 10/20

Internship registration is still open and will remain so until October 20th. If you're seeking an internship opportunity, please make sure to register as soon as possible. If you have any questions about internships or need assistance with the registration process, feel free to reach out to Charlotte Hurst at

Fall 2023 Career Fair

  • Date: 11/16 11-2pm
  • Location: Shouvlin 105

Join our campus-wide career fair, where diverse employers from various industries come together to connect with talented students. Explore opportunities, network, and take the first step toward a successful career path that suits your passion and skills. Don't miss this chance to shape your future!

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