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Beauty of Versatility

April 1st, 2014 by cmiceli763

Guess what, guys? It’s that time of year- again! Summer internships await. Ah the sweet feeling of boosting your resume. So let’s get right to it. I’m going to focus on the beauty of going outside of your comfort zone in the job world.  

So, because I’m a PR major I’m just going to harp on that a bit. Currently, I’m doing my fourth internship (technically a part-time job) at a 3D rapid prototyping/engineering firm, R&D Technologies. It’s a great marketing position, the only one in the company, and I’m granted complete creative flow. I got the position by taking a walk through the School of Engineering, Computing, and Construction Management Career Fair. I was actually snapchatting a photo of the 3D printer they had on their table when the President of the company encouraged me to send my resume for a marketing position. See how that kind of just fell in my lap? All it took was the slightest bit of interest and I got it!

Prepare for the Career Fair!

March 14th, 2014 by jconole

You love the idea of approaching strangers, pitching your value (or "selling yourself"), and fostering internship and job opportunities, right? Wrong. Most college students cringe at the thought of networking. Here are some quick tips to help you put your best foot forward for the upcoming Career Fair on March 26th!

Rediscovering the Passion

November 4th, 2013 by cmiceli763

As the semester progresses, exams become weekly events and studying consumes your life, and it’s easy to lose focus on your endgame. You’re so caught up in just making it through your homework that you forget why you’re doing it. It’s times like these that rediscovering passion for your major will push you through and give you hope.  Here’s how:

Talk to someone about it – This is so simple but entirely effective. Have a conversation with someone about your major and your career goals. Whether it’s a friend, classmate, second cousin twice removed, just talking about your dreams will remind you how hard you have to work towards them.

Look up internships and jobs – even if you don’t want one. Seeing what’s out there, remembering that one day you’re going to be in one of these awesome positions! There is a light at the end of the tunnel, my friends. You may even come across one that you do end up wanting, not a bad side effect.

Resumes

November 3rd, 2012 by cmiceli763

Many of you have questions about the two most important documents you’ll have to create- resume and cover letter. Fear not. Though they hold your future in their words, resumes and cover letters really are a piece o’ cake. Here are a few tips. This is an extremely broad overview, more in depth assistance can be sought at the Career Center! These suggestions are key to perfecting your resume and landing the interview of your dreams. 

  • Create a professional document – if you misspell, forget a comma, or add a few extra letters by accident, your resume is going to look pretty sloppy. Look over your resume several times before having others review it, then send in a perfectly tailored resume on high quality paper.
  • Format, format, format – what ever you do, please do not use a template. Quite frankly, it's tacky. A resume is your own. Not Microsoft Word's. There is a very simple formula to writing resumes: 

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How to find an internship

November 2nd, 2012 by cmiceli763

You wouldn’t believe how many people come into the Career Center asking how to get an internship. Here’s a brief synopsis of what your career advisor is going to tell you.

Step 1 – Look on Hawk’s Hunt.

Our database is full of internships, co-ops, full-time, and part-time positions from all sorts of employers. Check it out by going here: Hawk's Hunt Login . If you haven’t changed it, your username is your email before the @ (tsmith291) and your password is your ID number (0765313). Do a quick search of job postings and see if anything interests you. The application process will be posted there.

Step 2 – Look on indeed.com.

Or any other site that posts jobs, for that matter. There are tons and tons of listings on these sites. Generally the application process will be listed there like in Hawk’s Hunt, if not: locate an email address and shoot someone a quick (yet professional) message expressing your interest in the position and how you can go about applying.

Step 3 – Google!