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Career Olmpics Ignite Professional Development

Katie Benoit
Staff Writer

The Career Olympics are returning to Springfield College starting Feb. 1 through Feb.26.

Students can sign up for the program in teams of three and work together on career-related tasks. The team that accumulates the most points at the end of the competition will receive an iPad Mini for each team member. The second place team will each receive the PowerBeats2 Headphone and the third place team will each receive a portfolio and career kit.

“It’s a fun way for students to learn about services and improve themselves with their career readiness,” Career Center Director, Janette Doyle said.

There have been a few changes to the program since it was last offered in 2014. Students can now receive partial credit points if not everyone on their team completes a task.

The program has been successful in the past. It is fun, allows students to compete with their friends, help prepare for the future, and have the possibility of winning a prize.

“The last time the Olympics were offered students told us they learned a lot more about the Career Center and our services that they didn’t know before,” Doyle said.

The Career Olympics is open to students of all class years. The deadline to sign up is Monday, Feb. 3 before 3 p.m. The opening ceremony will also take place on Feb. 1, allowing students to drop in anytime between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to receive their competition packet. For questions about the Career Olympics, stop by the Career Center office on the main floor of the Campus Union or call (413) 748-3222.

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