All of CDPI’s events are designed to provide outstanding professional development at the most cost-effective amount possible.

Spring Conference  (2021 will be held virtually)

Packed with useful and timely information, this conference is a signature event for CDPI members. Volunteer leaders co-chair and plan outstanding one-day conferences, often with well-known speakers and interactive breakout sessions throughout the day. A brief business meeting is held at lunch to keep members informed of the board’s initiatives and progress. 


CDPI also sponsors additional workshops, typically on a current topic to keep members informed of trends and issues in the discipline. Recent workshops included partnering with NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) for a Career Coaching Intensive two day workshop, and a one-day drive-in workshop on the Revised GRE Test.

Statewide Virtual Career Fair

Each spring CDPI offers each member institutions the opportunity to participate in an online career fair, matching employers and students via a mechanism they enjoy – the Internet. The fair also draws on the power of numbers, rewarding employers and students with more opportunities than generally available at the traditional meet and greet fairs, saving everyone time and money.

Upcoming events

    • 27 Jan 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom Link will be sent

    Join us for a webinar where we will feature four different Indiana employers as we ask them your questions about recruitment in the era of COVID-19.  Panelists will discuss: 

    • What has changed in their recruiting practices over the past year as well as what changes they anticipate are here to stay;

    • Recruitment and employment trends they are seeing; 

    • Skills gaps employers are reporting among recent college graduates; and 

    • How we can bridge gaps between graduates and their first professional position after graduation.

    Kelly Friend, CDPI member and the Executive Director for the Office of Career Coaching & Employer Connections at the Ivy Tech South Bend-Elkhart campus, will moderate this panel.

    Webinar panelists will include:

    • Kelly Denman, Talent Acquisition Consultant, IU Health

    • Emily Fugate, Senior University Recruitment Specialist, Covance

    • Jamie Mazepa, Human Resources Recruiter, Centier Bank

    • Mickey Raynoha, Human Resources Manager, Mack Tool & Engineering

    Additional panelist information will be updated as information becomes available.

    This kick-off webinar is part of a series of three virtual events CDPI is hosting called “Employer Connections”.  Two other sessions this spring will be on the following dates--mark you calendars now:

    • Friday February 19th, 12pm-1pm
      • CDPI Employer Connections: A conversation with non-profit executive directors/leaders. 

    • Friday March 12th, 12pm-1pm

      • CDPI Employer Connections: How can employer partnerships foster development of career readiness competencies?

    This event is free for all CDPI members, and $15 for non-members.  Non-members are welcome to apply for a CDPI membership here.

    Why do we charge for events?

    CDPI is a non-profit organization that has recurring expenses like maintaining the website you are using right now, book-keepers, and grant opportunities for our members.  We rely on membership dues to keep our organization running!

Past events

14 Dec 2020 2020 Student Advocates Conference
03 Dec 2020 Using LEGO® to Build Career Management Skills
26 Oct 2020 CDPI October Town Hall: COVID-19 & The Impact on the Hoosier Career, Internship, and Higher Ed Landscape
15 May 2020 CDPI Webinar: Increase your Capacity! Building a Career Peer Program to Meet Service Demands
15 May 2020 CDPI Webinar: Integrating Career Readiness in Campus Jobs & Leadership Positions
14 May 2020 CDPI Webinar: Engaging Students with Disabilities in Career Development Programming
13 May 2020 CDPI Webinar: Neurodiversity: Exploring the Spectrum at IU
12 May 2020 CDPI Webinar: Spin Networking
11 May 2020 CDPI Webinar: Building Equity in College and Career Completion and Transition through the College Scholar Success Program
17 May 2019 2019 CDPI Conference
16 May 2019 CDPI Spring 2019 Networking Event, May 16, 2019
16 May 2019 CDPI Spring 2019 Pre-Conference Workshop, May 16, 2019
18 May 2018 2018 CDPI Conference
17 May 2018 CDPI Spring 2018 Networking Event, May 17, 2018
17 May 2018 CDPI Spring 2018 Pre-Conference Workshop, May 17
28 Jul 2017 Plat 99 Networking Mixer
19 May 2017 CDPI Spring Conference 2017, May 19, 2017
18 May 2017 CDPI Spring 2017 Networking Event, May 18, 2017
18 May 2017 CDPI Spring 2017 Pre-Conference Workshop, May 18, 2017
02 Dec 2016 Career Development Professionals of Indiana and Midwest ACE Present: a Regional Roundtable Networking Event
15 Aug 2016 Facebook Live Webinar: Serving the International Student Population, August 15, 2016
24 Jun 2016 Summer 2016 Networking Baseball Game & Picnic
22 Apr 2016 CDPI Spring Conference 2016, April 22, 2016
21 Apr 2016 CDPI Spring 2016 Networking Event, April 21, 2016
21 Apr 2016 CDPI Spring 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop, April 21, 2016
02 Oct 2015 CDPI Fall Conference 2015
01 Oct 2015 CDPI Fall 2015 Networking Event, October 1, 2015
19 Jun 2015 Central Indiana CDPI Summer 2015 Networking Event
17 Apr 2015 CDPI Spring Conference 2015
16 Apr 2015 CDPI and Employers Night at the Ballpark, April 16, 2015
26 Sep 2014 CDPI Fall Conference 2014
07 Aug 2014 Member Summer 2014 Networking Baseball Game & Picnic
07 Aug 2014 Employer Summer 2014 Networking Baseball Game & Picnic
11 Apr 2014 Spring 2014 CDPI Conference
13 Sep 2013 CDPI Fall Conference 2013
12 Sep 2013 CDPI Fall Conference Networking Dinner
01 Mar 2013 Spring 2013 CDPI Conference
28 Feb 2013 EMPLOYERS: Register here for CDPI Networking Event
28 Feb 2013 CDPI MEMBERS: Register for the Pre-Conference Networking Event
28 Feb 2013 Eli Lilly Site Visit
28 Feb 2013 ExactTarget Site Visit
28 Feb 2013 Pacers Sports Career Fair
25 Oct 2012 Fall 2012 CDPI Conference
13 Apr 2012 Spring 2012 CDPI Conference

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