Explore your interests, define your path, meet employers and successful alumni, and most importantly, gain a competitive edge! Studies have shown that students coming into college with a defined plan for their major, internships, and career opportunities graduate in four years at a higher rate than their peers! During the Career Connections three-day program career professionals and student leaders will guide you through the creation of an action plan for success that will care you through graduation and into the world of work. You will also meet fellow freshmen, learn about campus resources and opportunities, and meet with industry leaders and professionals.

To participate, complete the registration form below and either pay online or contact the Office of Student Life about other payment options. You will receive additional information once your registration and payment have been received. Payment and registration must be submitted by --date not yet determined--. Direct questions to Renee Haack in the Career Center, 765-285-2422.

Program Dates: Dates for Summer 2019 have not yet been selected. (Please note that four other Summer Bridge Programs - Accelerate, Cardinal Leadership and Service Seminar, Early Start, EXCEL - take place during the same dates as Cardinal Connections, so if you are registering for Cardinal Connections, you cannot register as a participant for Accelerate, C.L.A.S.S., Early Start, or EXCEL)

Program Fee (includes meals, lodging, activities):  Program fee for August 2019 has yet to be determined.

Maximum Participation:  Limited to 35 students

Registration: Registration for Career Connections is not yet open. Check back in May 2019 for more information.

Itinerary for August 2018:

Day 1 - Sunday, August 12, 2018
10:00 a.m. Check-in at Alumni Center
2:00 p.m. Program begins in Lucina Hall with Ice Breakers/Get-To-Know-You
2:30 p.m. Career Center Overview and Tour
4:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 p.m. Follow-up Ice Breaker
7:30 p.m. Evening Activity

Day 2 - Monday, August 13, 2018
7:45-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Breakout Session 1
10:15 a.m. Breakout Session 2
11:15 a.m. Breakout Session 3
12:00 p.m. Etiquette Lunch in Arena Lounge
1:00 p.m. Networking
2:00 p.m. Guest Speaker
3:00 p.m. Breakout Session 4
5:00-5:45 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. The Defamation Experience in Emens Auditorium
9:00 p.m. Evening Activity

Day 3 - Tuesday, August 14, 2018
7:45-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Breakout Session 5
12:30 p.m. Employer Site Visit
5:00 p.m. Dinner