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The Chinese Culture Club gathered on Friday, November 22, 2013. President Gary A. Olson and Dr. Michael Brogan greeted students and congratulated them on their successful event. Ye Wang is President of the club and moderators are Dr. Maureen Millane and Dr. Blake Thurman.
A Panel discussion about career opportunities, attended by 45 students, took place on Thursday, November 7, 2013 which included young members of NYSSCPA (New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants).
Ashley Blecha, Senior Auditor, M&T Bank Audit DepartmentCharlie Hake, Senior Accountant, Arcara & Borczynski, LLPKristin Kimball, Financial Analyst III, M&T BankAmelia Wright, Senior Accountant, Horizon Health Services
The Young CPAs are CPAs and CPA candidates who are either 1) under age 40 or 2) within the first 10 years of working in the accounting profession. They gave advice about internships and their first year on the job, communicating with clients, the CPA exam, and how to network to become a leader in the workplace. Members come from all areas of the accounting profession, including public and private, big and small firms.
On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, the Super Heroes Majors Fair took place in Wick Center Social Room. The purpose of this event was to help students answer questions regarding majors and minors. Much fun was had by faculty, staff and students, with fantastic costumes, plenty of food and great raffle prizes.
Hosted by Daemen College Career Services
On Monday, October 28, 2013, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of the bestselling book Lean In, spoke to college students across the country during a Livestream event. Sheryl shared her hopes for the next generation and answered questions submitted via Livestream. Visit www.leanin.org for more information.
photograph by CLICK Photography
Pictured: Keynote Speaker Zorba Paster, MD and Director of Career Services Maureen Millane, PhD, along with the following students Hollie Kishel, Amy Klopp, Ashley Nesselbush, Lindsey Nowak, Jillian Strassburg who received scholarships to attend the October 2013 P2 Collaborative of WNY Conference. Dr. Paster is the personal physician for the Dalai Lama and WPR radio talk show host.
7th Annual P2 Conference was held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Salvatore's Italian Gardens. This year the conference focused on community health, farms and food, and health equity.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to attend the 2013 P2 Collaborative of Western New York conference. It has been such a pleasure to share the information we received at the conference with a variety of people. While working as a substitute nurse, the regular nurse left an informational article for me to read authored by Dr. Zorba Paster. I was excited to share that I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Paster speak in person about longevity of life . While volunteering at the St. Luke’s Mission, I was able to share the information gathered from Oran Hesterman regarding helping low income families gain access to healthy foods. I look forward to continued growth of community gardens for food pantry use. As a NeuroScience nurse, I was totally intrigued and energized by Paul Zientarski’s presentation of “Physical Activity and the Brain.” In addition to sharing the information with neurologists and neurosurgeons, I was also able to bring the studies to the guidance counselors and educators at my children’s school. I will continue to discuss the information with those who have the ability to bring about change. It was a tremendous experience to collaborate with other students from Daemen as well as individuals in the healthcare community.
Amy Klopp, RN
This conference was an amazing opportunity and an even more amazing learning experience. I have shared much of the knowledge that I obtained during the conference with family members and peers. I was able to interact with many different health care workers and was able to better understand what is being done to increase the health in this area. As a Health Care Studies major, I learned a plethora of skills that will help me for when I become a health care professional. The speakers at the conference were so educated and passionate about their topics, which made listening to them easy and allowed the information to really sink in. I am so grateful that I had to chance to attend such an amazing conference.
The P2 Collaborative Conference was such an empowering day to be a part of. There were so many organizations present that covered every angle of health and wellness outreach for the Western New York region. It was inspiring for me to see that an ample amount of job opportunities exist for those of us working towards degrees in Health Care. I am so thankful for everything that the Health Care Studies Department has done to make sure that we are fully prepared to become the next group of professionals contributing to the P2 Collaborative's vision for Western New York. Thank you very much for the wonderful experience!
The P2 Creating a Healthy Community Conference was an incredible experience. I was lucky to have been recommended and then chosen to attend. The various speakers addressed topics, all of which were relevant to information taught in my Health Care Studies classes. Being able to apply the speakers discussion topics to my classes was very beneficial and interesting. Specifically, the track regarding food sustainability included various health promotion programs discussed in my HCS 310 class, with Professor Malinenko. Lastly, the program showcased the many aspects of public and community health along with their vast role in the Western New York area. I shared the information I learned from the P2 Creating a Healthy Community Conference with multiple professors of mine, as well as with my family and friends.
An informational workshop on how to gain invaluable professional experience and to differentiate oneself from others. The Washington Internship Institute, Washington, DC's Premier Internship Program offers internship opportunities in Global Women's Leadership Development, Environmental and Sustainability Policy Studies, and International and Foreign Policy Studies.
Moon Cake Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar during a full moon. The meaning of the festival is Gathering: Family and friends coming together, Thanksgiving: For harvest, and Praying: For a good future. The above festival was celebrated on September 27th in the RIC and was sponsored by the Chinese Culture Club of which Dr. Maureen Millane, Director, Career Services and Dr. Blake Thurman were moderators.
Photo (Left to Right): Maureen C. Kielt, EEOC; Jean Mulligan, EEOC; Jeanine DeSalvo, GEICO; Joshua Siemens '02, Perry's Ice Cream; Greg Mattacola, Mattacola Law Firm
From early on in the interview process, to being hired, and then during the span of your employment - the question is: "how much information should you let your fellow colleagues and higher-ups know?" When is it the right time to be personal, and when are those 'TMI' moments? Four panelists will give his/her views on the subject, and personal examples of when someone may have told too much. Students going out into the workforce during or after college need to know this vital information for their future success! A Lunch, Learn and Lead Series Sponsored by LEADS, Career Services & SHRM.
Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association (BNHRA)
Mock interviews were held on campus with HR professionals from the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association. Many students participated and received interviewing tips and immediate feedback. Ashley Grant, Career Peer Coach (second from the left), nominated by Professor Buszka received the student of the year award from the BNHRA. Career Services & the Society for Human Resources Student Chapter sponsored this event.
Maureen Millane, PhD, Director, Career Services was the keynote speaker for Transfer Scholar's Day. Parents today more than ever, want to know about the career and graduate school support their students will receive during and after graduation. Career Services attends all of the Saturday Admissions programs.
Daemen College welcomed over 50 employers and 154 students and alumni in the Wick Center Social Room to learn about internships and job opportunities. Many students received follow-up calls. Employer evaluations stressed the professionalism of our students.
At the invitation of Career Services, Dr. Adam Kisailus, Division of Educational Affairs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute spoke to Natural Science students and faculty about the College Summer Research Program and Post-doctoral Program. Dr. Kisailus has offered his post-docs as Daemen guest lecturers as well invited our students on a tour of RPCI as part of the Daemen Summer Institute program.
Dr. Millane gave an interactive workshop on the importance of professional dress based upon the input from the Daemen College Career Services Advisory Board for the accounting students and faculty Linda Kuechler and Michele Flint.
A social media expert highlighted the importance of creating a powerful online presence for internship and job opportunities and making critical connections. This was sponsored by LEADS and Career Services.
Dr. Maureen Millane administered the DISC instrument and then provided a workshop designed to enhance the communication skills of students in the Marketing Club and their advisor Luiz Pereira.
Daemen students can start their internship experiences at the beginning of their sophomore year.
Health Care Studies
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