Career Services Highlights
P2 Collaborative of Western New York's 2014 Conference
Pictured are Daemen College students, Ashley Breth, Nicole Donofrio, Courtney McCloskey, Gina Natoli and Katie Nokovich, who received scholarships to attend the October 2014 P2 Collaborative of WNY conference. The 8th annual conference was held on Thursday, October 9 at the Millennium Hotel. This year the focus was on new techniques for discussing end-of-life care, shared decision making, and bringing together public health and public planning.
Student Comments on the P2 Scholarship Conference
Attending the P2 Conference-Creating A Healthy Community was an invaluable experience. This opportunity offered a chance to network with professionals, learn about current trends in health care, and collaborate to create a healthier Western New York was motivating. The initiatives presented were creative, challenging and thought-provoking. While it felt surreal being surrounded by people of such power and success, it was encouraging to hear from individuals making such an impact on health care. As I graduate in May and begin my professional career, I am inspired to work with integrity, passion and respect so that I too can make an impact on the health care field. I am incredibly grateful to have had this opportunity, thank you to everyone who made it possible!
I thoroughly enjoyed the 2014 P2 conference. It not only contributed to my professional development, but it also allowed me to network with other professionals that currently work for organizations that interest me. Attending this conference granted me the opportunity to learn more about the importance of end of life directives/care and shared decision making. This conference also displayed how public planning and public health join together through specific organizations that are dedicated to positively impact Western New York. I feel that I will be able to directly apply the information and methods that were presented at the conference to my career once I am in the social work field. I am extremely grateful that I was able to participate in the conference.
The P2 Collaborative Health Conference- Creating Healthier Communities was a truly an amazing experience. It provided us, as students, a unique experience to learn about some of the issues preventing us from creating healthier communities in and around Buffalo and some of the creative solutions groups are coming up with to combat this problem. Being from Buffalo and having a passion for Community and Public Health, this helped me to expand my professional networks and see what kind of environment I will hopefully be fortunate enough to work in in the future. It is not often that college students have a chance to network and interact with such a wide scope of health professionals within the area, and I’d really like to thank Dr. Millane and all other sponsors who made this experience available to me.
Being of attendance at the P2 Conference-Creating A Healthy Community was an amazing experience. Having the opportunity to be with some of Western New York’s best and brightest minds, solidified my reasoning for wanting to go into the healthcare field. We received the opportunity to listen to some of the up and coming project’s going on in the health care world, such as, The Conversation Project. Going to the conference opened my eyes to areas of health care that I didn’t even know existed. We were also granted time to network and get a chance to talk to some of these inspiring and successful people. I am very thankful to have been chosen for this occasion and would like to thank everyone who made this opportunity possible!
I was honored to be able to attend the P2 Health Conference this month! It was enlightening to hear from keynote speakers such as Ellen Goodman and Thomas Workman who discussed end of life care decision making. As a social work major, I am focusing my studies in the field of Gerontology. I was able to connect these topics with what I’ve been learning in my classes and with my internship at the Schofield Residence Nursing Facility. It was a privilege to meet some of the health care professionals who attended the event such as Dr. Rick Vienne, Francesa Messiah and Terry Alford. I highly recommend this conference to other students going into health care professions as part of their professional development. Thank you for this experience!
Affirmation Program from Welcome Back Weekend
Student leaders were a big help.
The second of the two Welcome Back weekend programs was developed through Career Services and was presented by Dr. Maureen Millane, Director of Career Services and Mr. Lamark Shaw, Assistant Director of Career Services. They led a presentation on how affirmations can support students’ career and/or graduate school goals. Then students developed and wrote down their affirmation related to a major personal academic goal, to which they are committed. At the end of the program, student leaders and faculty individually photographed freshmen (a Daemen "selfie") holding up their affirmations.
Dr. Millane conducted assessments for the College Internship Program (CIP) on July 22, 2014. The students from CIP learned more about their interests and how it relates to future jobs and internships.
Congratulations to Career Services Leadership Award winners 2013-2014
Ellen Banks, Career Peer Coach in Career Services, was this year's recipient of the Career Services CPC Leadership Award.
Tyler Vanice, Washington Internship Institute Ambassador to Career Services was this year's recipient of the Career Services Ambassador Leadership Award
Graduation Week-Career Services Table
On Thursday, May 15, 2014, seniors received a special gift when they stopped by the Career Services table in Wick Lobby to have their resume reviewed, and found out what services or benefits were available to them as alumni of Daemen College.
Career Development for Transitioning Veterans
On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, Career Services and The Center for Veterans and Veteran Family Services sponsored a community event for veterans looking to translate their military experiences when applying for civilian career opportunities. An individual interest assessment was given, followed by an overview of tools and resources. It was open to veteran students and veterans in the community.
Graduate Nursing Resume Writing Workshop
On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 resume presentation was offered.
Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association (BNHRA) Mock Interviews
On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Career Services & Student Chapter SHRM sponsored student mock interviews with 15 Human Resource professionals.
Teacher Recruitment Days (TRD)
Thursday, April 3 and Friday April 4, 2014
The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls
101 Old Falls St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (map)
(Attendance at this event was by pre-registration only)
TRD hosted superintendents, principals, personnel specialists, department heads or any designated representative of public, private, parochial, independent and charter schools who wished to interview candidates for teaching positions across disciplines. Annually, TRD hosts two separate events that run concurrently: TRD USA and TRD/Erie Niagara.
Accepted Student Day
Photo (L to R): Dr. Maureen Millane, Samantha Maiarana, Carly Duszynski & Jamal Cort
On Saturday, March 22, 2014, Career Services' Director Dr. Maureen Millane presented a panel on internships, workshops and events held by the department. Current students that have participated in these internships who were on the panel:
Interned at Waddell & Reed Financial and ATTO Technology
Interned at Charter School For Applied Technologies Career & Counseling Center
Interned at NFL-Minnesota Vikings and Williamsville South High School and University at Buffalo
Career Fair 2014
On Thursday, March 20th, Daemen College Career Services hosted the 2014 Career Fair and welcomed more than 40 employers. Students and alumni dressed for success and brought copies of their resume.
Washington Internship Institute Seminar
On Wednesday, March 19th, Washington Internship Institute (WII) representative, Jason Patrie, was here to discuss the WII program. This program hosts college students from around the country who are interested in spending a semester interning in our great capital, Washinton, D.C. Participants in the Washinton Internship Institute gain a full semester worth of credits while gaining valuable on-the-job experience! For information on this exciting opportunity, see Mr. Lamark Shaw, Assistant Director, Career Services.
Thinking about internships? Do you know that internships can help you to enhance your academic concepts and competencies and increase self-awareness in professional areas through on-the-job training? An internship workshop was held Wednesday evening, March 5th for students. Mr. Malcolm Hicks, Assistant Director, HEOP and Mr. Lamark Shaw, Assistant Director, Career Services were on hand to answer all questions.
NY State Assembly Session & Washington Internship Information Table
On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Mr. Lamark Shaw was on hand to discuss the NY State Assembly Session Internship which is a comprehensive paid academic program which gives qualified students the chance to work in the New York State Assembly. The Assembly internship offers up to 150 college students the opportunity to get involved in state government, research and administrative responsibilities in an Assembly office. Information was also available about Washington Internship Institute. If you would like more information see Mr. Lamark Shaw, Assistant Director, Career Services.
LinkedIn: Looking for a job?
Looking for a job? Did you know that all Fortune 500 companies have members on LinkedIn? Did you know that hundreds of organizations are using LinkedIn to identify prospective new hires? On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 a workshop sponsored by the LEADS Center, Career Services & Alumni Relations was held showing students how to build their own LinkedIn account, make their profile stand out and how to search for jobs along with making new connections to help them network.
The Secrets To Successful Networking
Photo (L to R): Wayne Brown, Crystal Carey-Norris, Scott Fiege, Melissa Bakker, Christina Giunta
There are many ways to find a job: networking is one of them. On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 students learned the secrets to successful networking from alumni presenters. They then practiced these techniques as they ate lunch and mingled.
International Students Workshop
On Friday, February 21, 2014 a luncheon workshop, sponsored by Career Services and Global Business Programs, focused on key points to consider when looking for a job. In attendance was Dr. Maureen Millane, Director of Career Services, Professor John Blest, Professor Pereira and Sophia Ng, Associate Director of Global Programs.
First Annual Alumni Week at Daemen College Career Services
The week of January 12, 2014, Career Services was on hand to support our Daemen alumni with the free benefit of meeting and discussing career strategies, resume help, 'mock' interviews, graduate school options and career assessments.
Chinese Culture Club Event