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Office of Personal Career Development Event Schedule – Fall 2017

Office of Personal Career Development Event Schedule – Fall 2017

While our events with additional details are posted on the University of Dallas calendar and on social media, we are providing a full roster of events currently on the OPCD calendar for fall 2017.  Whether you are a freshman, graduating senior, graduate student, or alumnus, we invite you to attend.

Many events require registration at

Mon., September 11, 3:00 to 4:30 PM – Gorman Faculty Lounge – You Majored in What? Professional Panel Q&A for ALL majors and all years in school. In attendance will be alumni with professions in these roles:

  • HR from Michaels
  • SVP from Bank of America
  • Financial Services from Fidelity
  • PR Communications from Jackson Spalding

Wed. September 13, 3:00 to 4:30 PM – SB Hall Multipurpose (Room 122) – Current Challenges to Religious Liberty (sponsored by the Politics Department) Presenting will be panelists from:

Family Institute of Connecticut
First Liberty Institute
In Defense of Christians


Thursday, September 14, 7:30 to 9:00 AM. Enjoy breakfast with our Religious Liberty panelists in Haggar.   A come-and-go event. Register online at  No meal plan?  We’ll cover your costs.


Thurs. September 14, 3:00 to 6:00 PM – SB Hall Multipurpose (Room 122) – ADVANCE: Job, Internship, and Grad School Fair **please scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of organizations recruiting at the fair.


Mon., September 18, 3:00 to 4:00 PM – SB Hall Serafy (Room 138) – Southwest Airlines Recruiting Information Session


Fri., September 22, 12:00 to 1:00 PM – Gorman Faculty Lounge – Seton Teaching Fellows Information / Recruiting Session


Tues., September 26, 3:30 to 4:30 PM  – Gorman Faculty Lounge – University of Tulsa College of Law Information Session


Tues., October 10,  5:00 to 6:30 PM – SB Hall Serafy (Room 138)- Clare Boothe Luce Lecture featuring Dr. Sherry Yennello from TX A&M, sponsored by the Physics Dept.


Wed., October 11, 1:30 to 4:30 PM – the Mall (weather permitting – alternate location will be announced in the event of rain) – Vocations, Volunteer & Post-Grad Fair. Dozens of nonprofits and religious organizations on campus to seek student volunteers and to discuss post-graduate vocations and service gap-years. sponsored by Campus Ministry & OPCD.


Mon, October 16, 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM – Haggar Foyer (stop by anytime) – Baylor University School of Social Work Admissions Recruiting Table


Tues., October 17, 4:00 to 5:30 PM – SB Hall Serafy (Room 138) – Understanding Addiction and Stopping the Opioid Crisis (featuring special guest John Walters, former drug czar under Pres. Bush), sponsored by the Politics Department.


Thursday, October 19, 12:30 to 2:00 PM – Gorman Faculty Lounge – limited space, registration required. –Faith and Public Policy Lunch and Lecture (John Walters, former drug czar under President George W. Bush), sponsored by the Politics Department.


Friday, October 20, 6:00 to 11:00 PM – Augustine Hall, Lot F – Falloween Fest and 7th Annual Haunted House of Horrors, in collaboration with Alumni Relations, Academic Success, and Student Affairs.  Open to students, faculty, alumni, and families/friends of UD.  6:00 to 8:00 PM – Family friendly activities.  8:00 to 11:00 PM – Haunted House, open to guests ages 12+ (discouraged for guests under 18)


Monday, October 23, 6:30 to 8:00 PM – SB Hall Serafy (Room 138)- Chem Careers Professional Panel: From the Chemistry lab to the world of work, sponsored by the Chemistry Department and SMACS.


Thursday, November 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM (film, q&a, reception) – Art History Auditorium – Presented by the Modern Languages Department, screening of “Tiramisu for Two.” The event is a projection of a feature film shot on location in Texas and Italy, followed by a talk on making an independent film by the Director and Producer of the Texan-Italian film “Tiramisu for Two”.


**Organizations at Job, Internship, and Grad School Fair on September 14:

20/20 Staffing
Academic HealthPlans
Alliance for Catholic Education Teaching Fellows
Casa de Esperanza
Catholic University of America MSBA Program
City Year Dallas
Club Z! Tutoring
Department of Homeland Security – Internships
Enterprise Rent A Car – corporate
Founders Classical Academy of Flower Mound
Four Seasons Resort & Club
H&R Block
Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program
John Paul II Institute
Levy at American Airlines Center
MassMutual Dallas-Ft. Worth
Power Home Remodeling
Prairie View A&M University, College of Business
St. Mary of Carmel
True Partners Consulting
University of East Anglia


Dear Rachel, What kind of clinical and health care experience did you seek out while you were at UD? Thank you, Rebecca (Biology 2018)

Dear Rachel, What kind of clinical and health care experience did you seek out while you were at UD? Thank you, Rebecca (Biology 2018)

Hi, Rebecca! I tried to seek out any opportunity I could in the health care field. I volunteered in the Student Health Clinic for a few semesters. I shadowed several PAs and MDs at Parkland Hospital and Children’s Medical Center. I worked in a pediatric clinic during the summer. Each experience provided me with a different view of the health care field to help me in my decision to become a PA!

Rachel L. (BS Biology 2011), Certified Physician Assistant at Children’s Medical Center

UD Students Prepare for Internships at the Holy See

UD Students Prepare for Internships at the Holy See

They may not know exactly what to expect, but Maureen O’Toole and Teresa Haney will be well-prepared when arrive in Rome this month to begin their once-in-a-lifetime experiences as interns at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See.

In addition to taking the American Foreign Policy class this summer with Dr. Daniel Burns, O’Toole and Haney spoke with a number of foreign policy experts to give them insight into the important role embassies play in diplomacy.

Maureen O’Toole, Teresa Haney

One of these experts was Professor Mary Ann Glendon, former ambassador to the Holy See under George W. Bush and current professor at Harvard Law School, who answered questions for the class via conference call. Haney said that Professor Glendon gave them insight on the unique nature of her post and also what to expect during their time in Rome. “Professor Glendon emphasized the power of the Pope, who has no real political interest other than the protection of human dignity around the world,” Haney said. “This is what distinguishes the relationship between the United States and the Holy See from the US’s diplomatic ties with just about every other country.”

As part of Dr. Burns’ class, O’Toole and Haney also met with Amanda Schnetzer, Director of Global Initiatives at the George W. Bush Institute, and both mentioned that their supervisors at the embassy have been very helpful in helping them prepare for their roles.

Both Haney and O’Toole know that living on their own abroad and working full-time will be a new experience. “Having previously lived in Rome and having Dr. Hatlie and the rest of the Rome campus only a metro ride away, we know that adjusting to a new lifestyle won’t be too difficult, although I’m sure it will not be without its challenges,” O’Toole said.

Haney said that she is most looking forward to meeting with and shadowing the Foreign Service Officers at the embassy. “I am looking forward to learning about the various interests of the embassy and how we work with the Vatican to pursue them,” she said.

O’Toole said that she is looking forward to managing the embassy’s social media and writing their news products. “I am particularly interested in political journalism and I think this job will give me great experience in this field and a good idea of what to expect,” she said.

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Editor’s note: O’Toole and Haney heard about their internships through emails sent by Julie Jernigan, Director of UD’s Office of Personal Career Development.