Calendar of Events


Please contact the Center for Career & Vocation for additional information about any of these programs.  

Employers and Recruiters -- Interested in learning more about the opportunities we offer to connect with Bluffton talent? Members of the Center for Career & Vocation staff are happy to work with you to arrange a visit or post a position.  Contact us today.

  • OFIC Career Fest -- our largest regional career and internship fair 
    FRIDAY, JAN. 29   10 a.m. - 2 p.m.    Columbus (hosted by Ohio Dominican University) -- Leaving Sommer Center at 8 a.m.
    This large annual event brings together more than 100 employers and students from Ohio's independent colleges.  Open to all majors, Career Fest includes recruiting for both internships and post-graduate employment.  Bluffton will provide transportation for the first 20 students registered. For more information and to register, visit: Career Fest 2016
  • Mennonite Camp Day
    THURSDAY, FEB. 4   10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Marbeck Center: Kiva  (Sponsored by Campus Ministries)
    Thinking of working at a Mennonite Camp this summer?  Spend some time this day speaking with representatives from the many and various locations in the Mennonite camp network.  Representatives typically attend chapel and are otherwise available in Marbeck throughout the day.  Contact Pastor Tig Intagliata for additional information.
  • LEARN & earn student workshop: "thriving in a diverse workplace"
    THURSDAY, FEB. 18   9:30 - 10:20 p.m..    Centennial: Stutzman Lecture Hall
    Jointly sponsored by Bluffton's Learn & Earn program and the Center for Career & Vocation, this evening workshop provides timely training for student employees, as well as transferable skills for after graduation.  Watch for posters in January.  Current Learn & Earn employees should submit this hour-long training on their time cards. 
  • auto-owners insurance on-campus interview day 
    WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24   10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Musselman Library: The Nord Room
    Auto-Owners Insurance will be on campus this day to interview for summer internships and entry level underwriting positions.  Contact the Center for Career & Vocation to submit a resume for consideration.  We recommend submitting the first draft of your resume no later than Monday, Feb. 8.  
  • west virginia school of osteopathic medicine campus visit
    THURSDAY, FEB. 25   10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Marbeck Center: Pilgram Alcove
    Is medical school in your future?  Come and speak to a representative from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.  In addition to information about the program, you can obtain valuable advice about strengthening your application and focusing your goals.  Contact the Center for Career & Vocation for additional information.
    TUESDAY, MARCH 1    5 p.m.     Submit to Shari Ayers in the CCV (Box #30)
    Summer Discovery Grants allow students to craft a proposal for a $1,500 grant to allow for vocational exploration during a 4 - 6 week period of the summer.  Considered by many students to be a self-designed mini-internship experience, Summer Discovery Grants let students explore the connection between their major and their future.  To learn more or to download the application and other documents, visit: Summer Discovery Grants.  
    TUESDAY, MARCH 22    6 - 8 p.m.    Marbeck Center: Kiva and Gallery
    Students of all years and majors will find this annual event helpful in honing their interview skills.  Mock Interview night allows students to get real life interviewing experience and feedback.  Watch for more information in January.
    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Sommer Center
    Education Expo (or "Ed Expo" as it is affectionately known) is a regional recruitment event for teacher candidates. Hosted by Bluffton's Center for Career & Vocation, the event brings together teacher candidates from the seven member schools and recruiters for school districts across the country.  Registration for teacher candidates will begin early in the spring semester.  In the meantime, you can learn more on the Ed Expo event page or by following the link below.

Education Expo 2016

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Education Expo on April 13, 2016, at Bluffton University Sommer Center. >>> more