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Career-A-Palooza: The Game of Life

Monday Oct 30, 2017 - Nov 03, 2017

Career-A-Palooza: The Game of Life, Sponsored by Career Services and Student Alumni Council Senior Class

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Life after college graduation can be a little tricky. To help ease the transition, Career-A- Palooza encourages students to play the Game of Life. Learn to dress the part, land the job, pay bills and more with this event packed week.

Monday, October 30


Purple Briefcase is Here!

Burton Building 206

Purple what? Join Career Services to learn about the new career technology and how it can help YOU land a job.

6 p.m.

The Game of Life: You Do Not Always Win (Opening Keynote)

Dulany Auditorium

Join WWU alum, Kevin Wingenbach, as he shares his journey from student to professional, the life lessons learned along the way, and how you don’t always win at Life.

Tuesday, October 31

12:30 p.m.

The Game of Life: Smelly FISH

Ivy Room, Tucker Dining Hall

Sometimes you have to make the best of life, even when it is a little smelly. Learn how to stay motivated in the work place and in life by using the FISH Philosophy.

4 p.m.

The Game of Life: Rental and Lease Agreements

Library Auditorium

Before you sign your life away to rent an apartment, you need to know what you are doing. Join Professor Cynthia Kramer to learn what exactly you are signing.

Wednesday, November 1


The Game of Life: Money Challenge

Ivy Room, Tucker Dining Hall

Be a part of the Game of Life, where you will receive a career and salary based off your actual major, rent an apartment, purchase a new car, and see what Life might throw your way. Each student receives an Individualized Report and Plan afterwards.

6 p.m.

The Game of Life: Professional Etiquette

**Seniors Only**

Nielsen Room, Tucker Dining Hall

Many interviews and job offers happen over a meal. Do you know which fork to use or where to put your bread? Join etiquette expert, Travis Tucker of bleu Events, for dinner and learn professional etiquette tips to get you hired instead of fired. Wine provided. You must RSVP to Only 40 spots available.

Thursday, November 2

6 p.m.

Lessons Learned in the Game of Life (Closing Keynote)

Dulany Auditorium

Join alumna, Shellee Spring, Senior Vice President at Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, as she shares her career journey and all the wins and losses along the way.

Friday, November 3

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Game of Life: Grad School Meet-up

Ivy Room, Tucker Dining Hall

Considering graduate school? Stop by to gather information on schools, programs, and graduate assistant opportunities.