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Calendar of Events & Programs for Students and Alumni


Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Field House, King Horn Sports Center

This event is for students and alumni from the College of Pharmacy, as well as pharmaceutical and healthcare business students, for full-time jobs, internships and residencies.

Candidate check-in: 8:45-11:15 a.m.
Sixth-year student ONLY Fair: 9-10 a.m.
Open Fair: 10-11:45 a.m.
Lunch break: 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Sixth-year students are invited to attend lunch and network with recruiters. A separate RSVP is required for this.)
Optional interviews: 12:30-4:30 p.m. (Candidates may be selected during the morning open fair and scheduled for 30-minute interviews during the afternoon.)

To register, log in to Polar Careers powered by Symplicity and follow these instructions.

Go to the "Events" tab
Click on "Workshop" sub-tab
Click on "2017 Pharmacy Career Fair - October 30, 2017"
Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the "RSVP" button. The screen will revert to the "RSVP for Career Fairs and Workshops" tab, where there will be a green checkmark beside the event

Students should RSVP no later than 5 p.m. two days before the event to be included on the original list. Polar Careers reserves the right to cancel any event or workshop if the minimum required number of attendees is not met. Attendees will be notified via the contact info provided in the registration if a cancellation occurs. If enough students have already registered, walk-ins will be accepted as space allows.

If you have any questions, please contact Polar Careers at 419-772-2145 or

THE EMPLOYER/RECRUITER INFORMATION IS POSTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AS IT IS GATHERED. You may also view employer information from your home page in Polar Careers powered by Symplicity on the right-hand side under "View List of Employers Attending." Click on the event you want to view.

Professional dress is required.
Requests for business cards must be made by Oct. 28, 2017.
Free professional pictures will be taken, if desired, during the fair. These can be used on LinkedIn!



Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Field House, King Horn Sports Center

Details will be posted at a later date.



Programs in the Emerging Professional Series provide you with the skills needed to conduct a successful career search as well as develop “skills for life” that will enhance your future. Presentations offered for the academic year are posted at the bottom of this page. Check often for updates to the dates and times on the attachment.

Career Fair Success Strategies
This presentation will help you conquer the career fair with confidence. Present a more professional you by planning what to wear, what to bring and what questions to ask employers. First impressions are important, so start your future off right by perfecting your eye contact, handshake and interviewing skills!

The 30-Second Self-Intro – Marketing Yourself in 30 Seconds
With the career fair just around the corner, learn how to market yourself to future employers. This presentation will help you create a self-introduction that will tell employers who you are and what experiences you have. You can also quickly convey your strengths, skills and future goals. There will also be information on how to create and perfect your professional résumé. Wow employers at the career fair with a confident and unique self-introduction.

Creating Professional Résumés and Correspondence
Amp up your professional style by learning to create a polished résumé and write attention-grabbing career search correspondence.

Graduate/Professional School Application Strategies
Learn about the graduate/professional school search and selection process. Finally figure out what all those testing acronyms mean. Learn about what to include in that all-important personal statement as well as tips and strategies for attracting the attention of your favorite institutions.

Mastering the Behavioral-Based Interview
Get a gold star for preparedness in your next interview by learning about the types of questions employers will ask and what kind of answers to give in a behavioral-based interview setting. This style of interview features the "Tell me about a time when..." question. Attend this presentation to prepare for the interview style that has taken over the workplace.

Leveraging Technology: Using Polar Careers, CareerShift, Impress and LinkedIn
Nearly 90 percent of employers will use some type of social network to recruit their hires. Are you using networking to be found? Jump-start your career search by:

  • Using CareerShift, a job-posting meta-search engine.
  • Navigating Polar Careers powered by Symplicity, ONU’s data management system for bringing together employers and their job postings with students and their résumés
  • Practicing interviewing by using the mock interview tool Impress, which simulates a real webcam interview. You can choose from 40 different interview scenarios.
  • Developing your LinkedIn profile as a networking resource.

Social Networking
Social media has a way of creating a “brand” for yourself, whether you realize it or not. How can you ensure that this brand reflects you in a positive way? This presentation examines the uses of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Professionalism in the Workplace
What you need to know to be sure you meet your employer’s expectations. Find out tips on what can make you as successful as possible in your first job – or any job, for that matter! You could unknowingly be doing more harm than good in your best efforts to be effective on the job. Learn some basic pointers on effective communication in the workplace that will help you understand what is expected of you and how you can best meet those expectations.

Salary, Benefits and Negotiations
So you got your first job offer. Now what? This presentation will show you how to research and understand the salary range for your industry as well as create reasonable expectations for your sought-after income. Salary ranges and benefits vary widely due to such aspects as industry, geographic region and current economic conditions.


If you have questions, or want to make an appointment with a professional career advisor, contact the Polar Careers office at 419-772-2145.

Polar Careers

Anne Niese

Fax: 419-772-2007
McIntosh: Room 220
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed