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Spring event wrap-up

Whew! It’s been a whirlwind here for the past few weeks. I finally wanted to take some time and share pictures from our recent Health Professions Graduate School Fair, and from last week’s Spring Career Fair.

The basics, to help students navigate

A tiny sample of our Marketing Team’s extensive efforts

Concert? Sporting event? One of our UCI Dance Teams? Nope, it’s the Health Professions Graduate School Fair!

View from the inside of the Health Profesions Graduate School Fair

The calm before the storm of the Career Fair

Career Fair check-in (note the photo booth in the back, which offers free professional headshots for LinkedIn profiles)

Career Fair, in action – so many good conversations happening that no one could stop to pose!

Coming up, we’ll be sharing some data about the population of students that attended the fairs this year. Stay tuned!

Jumping into action…

All right, since we got back on Tuesday, the following has occurred:

  • First draft of  employer relations newsletter text is DRAFTED in now in the capable and creative hands of our Marketing Team. I am VERY much looking forward to sharing this with everyone! 
  • 3 off-site events/appointments
  • 2 photo shoots (more on that in a sec)
  • 1 potluck (I can share my bruschetta recipe, if anyone is interested)
  • And, the chance to connect with some MPACE friends & colleagues about some new projects. Exciting stuff!

The other good news is that I have some more time in the office next week to compile some quality content for all of you, which I’m looking forward to sharing.

Okay, so about the photo shoots…the first one was very formal and for the new Career Center website (which launches soon). The Second Photo Shoot of the Day was impromptu and in celebration of:

Our Happy New Year present from the Management Team!

for which I was very excited

And I mean, really excited.

But I wasn't the only one!

Now we'll be even more coordinated and easy to find out future Career Center events!

However, at Career Fairs, you usually won’t find us jumping or casually peeking out from behind trees. We usually get that out of the way in the morning before employers start arriving. Just Kidding!

Happy Friday!
-DBO

PS – Okay, here are outtakes, just because I like you guys…

This is what happens when you try to do a photo shoot in under eight minutes.

Happy 2012! Here’s what’s coming up…

Hello again from the UCI Career Center! It’s my pleasure to wish you all a Happy New Year. Though we’re still dusting off our keyboards after being away for nearly two weeks, I wanted to give you all a preview about some things to come. Our Winter Quarter highlights include:

  • On-Campus Interviewing, beginning on Monday, January 23
  • Internship & Career Fair, happening on Thursday, January 26 (10am-3pm)
  • Career Fest, happening throughout the month of February!

On top of these in-person events, I’m excited to announce that this quarter, we’re kicking off a new online Employer Relations Newsletter, and that a new blog series on How to Build an Internship is in the works. Stay tuned!

Happy New Year,
DBO

Happy Holidays!

Seasons Greetings & Happy Holidays from the UC Irvine Career Center!
We'll see you on January 3, 2012.

MPACE pictures, part 3 – BTW, or Bears, Trees & Wires.

And, finally, as promised – the final round of MPACE pictures, including the social. We spent the last evening of the conference at the World Forestry Center, which had great exhibits, yummy food, tasty drinks, and Voodoo Doughnuts. No complaints here.

Indoor tree, and an indoor (pretend) owl. The tip of the iceberg of the "northwest-y" decor.

Getting back to my Pacific Northwest roots, posing with an old friend.

Wires from the Canopy Lift Ride - meant to simulate going to the top of a forest.

Did I mention that I'm afraid of heights? That's me and my courageous colleague, Michelle, braving the ride.

It went about twice that high, at a death-defying speed of (I'm guessing) 12 miles an hour. Then, we dangled at the top for eternity.

We're smiling because we survived.*

Birds-eye view of the band rocking out

Very Merry Northwest Christmas decor

Simulated rafting photo. There's me falling off the side, my colleagues saving me, and a constituent from CSULB assessing the situation. Apologies for the blur, but at least it feels like an action shot... right?

ROAR. Last shot of the night.

Bonus photo: I think I was one of the few who took the train out of Portland. I couldn't find Platform 9 3/4, so I took a picture of some windows instead.

*A references to a previous post I did where I got to use the same caption after a real-life rafting expedition, with pictures almost as intense as the one here.

MPACE pictures, part 2 – Everything BUT the social

As promised, here is round 2! As you can see, they kept us busy, but not too busy that I didn’t have time for a few quick photos. I’ll let the pictures (well, and the captions) speak for themselves. Enjoy!

Opening keynote...a few minutes before UCI got a shout-out in front of the whole ballroom!

Who's the girl taking a picture of herself on accident after the session?...Oh, wait. Nevermind.

Action shot of a session #1

Action shot of a session #2

Artsy shot of Shirley Temples in the hotel bar. Mine's on the left.

Beautiful decorations from the mall across the street from our hotel...pretty enough to rival the dangling crystals in my room!

I saw no green pool tables in Portland. Coincidence? Or an Oregon thing?

Bus ride TO the social...the calm before the storm!

MPACE pictures, part 1 – We came, We saw, We checked-in.

Oh man, you guys! I am excited to share this first batch of photos with you! It was a great three days, hopefully the pictures give you an idea of how it felt to be there.

What’s funny is I don’t have a shot of the outside of the hotel, one of the most obvious pictures to take when conference-ing. Though, those who attended can attest, there’s not really a grand entrance to The Nines. The hotel itself is six floors up, so the ground entrance is fairly tame. That said…

This is what you see when you step off the elevator...

Why yes, that IS a beautiful artistically styled wire dress in a frame!

...but then just around the corner, there are mannequins without clothes on. Which leads me to wonder...why aren't the mannequins wearing the wire dresses? They look like they'd fit.

I didn't have too much time to think about it though, because in my room was THIS.

There it is again, in the right corner. Dangly crystals! Who doesn't love dangly crystals??

Not sure who else got to check out the library, but I thought it was pretty cool...

Almost as cool as my view!

And lastly, guess what I was treated to at check-in...SWAG!

Actually, speaking of check-in, I’m going to stop there. The next round of pictures will show what happened AFTER the conference started. Stay tuned!