Welcome to the UNT Logistics Student Onboarding Program! This program began in Fall 2013, and is the brainchild of the Logistics Center Board of Directors members. Board members expressed the need for students to gain additional soft skills that will help them “hit the ground running” and be able to contribute to an organization more quickly, be it during an internship or a regular full-time job placement. These skills help set UNT Logistics students apart from their competition in the marketplace for jobs and promotions.
The program takes place on select Fridays, from 12:00-1:00pm, with corporate representatives facilitating lectures and workshops on topics such as:
- Make the impression – Effective interpretation and presentation of analyses
- Networking and relationships – Cultivating, building, and sustaining
- Dress for Success
- Communication – Verbal and written, effective presentations
- Social media – How to use effectively
- Where do I fit in at my new company? Dealing with generation gaps
- Interviewing from an employer’s standpoint/How to prepare for a behavioral interview
- Advanced Excel
- Mentoring – Formal and informal/Career paths
Students must RSVP to attend these sessions. After completing four program sessions students will receive their Logistics Onboarding certificate through the Center for Logistics Education & Research which is a great addition to a resume!
Important information for all events
Speaker presentations for the Spring 2021 semester will be held on Fridays from noon to 1:00 p.m. and will be presented in a virtual format only. Zoom meetings will be scheduled for each event and registration will be required. Zoom meetings will be recorded and post-event attendance reports will be sent to the professors.
Students must register online to attend all events. Students will receive an email confirmation to the email address provided on the registration form along with the link to the virtual Zoom event. The class number entered on the registration form will be the class for which the student receives the attendance credit. Students have the ability to change the class number for a registered event by logging in and clicking ‘edit’ in the event they have registered for. Students also have the ability to cancel registration for a registered event by logging in and clicking ‘cancel’ in the event they have registered for. If a student has registered for an event and is not be able to attend, they should cancel their registration no later than noon on Thursday prior to the event on Friday to allow another student the opportunity to attend. The registration system will allow students to register for an event until capacity restrictions have been met (Zoom = 300). Students should register early in the semester as events fill up very quickly!