ACPA Annual Convention 2014:Local Arrangements and Career Central Update
Local Arrangements – Lots to Walk to Near Convention Center and Hotels
We are excited to welcome you to Indianapolis in 2014! Many opportunities exist to reinvent yourself this year. The downtown area offers a number of restaurants, museums, outdoor venues for running/walking, and shopping. As we approach convention, check back to Developments for information on how you can navigate the city. In this issue we will provide information about a few attractions that you will find within walking distance of the hotel.
As we help you get to know Indianapolis, the first thing you will need to know is that the locals refer to the city as Indy! The convention site will be downtown and ACPA members will be staying in hotels that are directly connected to the Indy Convention Center via skywalks. Indy is designed to be navigated as a pedestrian, and as a result you will find a number of attractions within walking distance of the hotels.
A must see while in Indy is The Canal Walk. The canal offers a 3 mile loop where you will find locals and tourists running, walking and enjoying the sights. This will be the perfect option for that morning run or a quiet walk away from the convention center.
Along the canal you will find the NCAA Hall of Champions. This interactive museum provides a historical and current perspective on the over 400,000 student athletes who are part of the NCAA in our higher education institutions.
The Eiteljorg Museum provides another unique opportunity to explore Native American and Western Art collections. It is only one of two such museums that are east of the Mississippi.
Reinventing yourself during the 2014 convention will happen through both amazing educational sessions offered during convention and the phenomenal attractions that will be within walking distance of the hotels.
Career Central at Convention – A High-touch, Participant-focused Endeavor
For decades, an overwhelming majority of current and former student affairs professionals have secured successful employment through ACPA’s career and placement services. Throughout this time, while attending ACPA’s Annual Convention, employers have recruited highly-qualified candidates to interview and hire, and candidates have found jobs through this supportive environment.
We hope that you will join us in Indianapolis and find your new home or colleagues!Career Central’s Convention program will begin with orientations on Friday, March 28 with full services available from Saturday, March 29 through Tuesday, April 1. Here ACPA members, candidates, and employers have a convenient on-site forum through which to arrange interviews, explore career advancement opportunities, and participate in mock interviews along with other career development sessions.
Yet, ACPA members ought to stay tuned! Career Central will be unveiling some exciting new services and on-site additions over the coming months thanks to participant feedback – and in keeping with the convention theme of REINVENT You. Us. Indy. The Career Central Leadership Team remains committed to delivering career development support services with continued high-touch customer service.