Skip to Content

All Posts for Career Center Blog

ARE YOU READY FOR SUMMER?

April 24th, 2014 by jconole

by Jen Conole, Career Advisor

The National Association of Colleges and Employers recently published a document titled, The Job Outlook for the Class of 2014. It is full of promising statistics and information. A few key pieces of information:

1. Hiring of New Grads is Expected to Rise. The job market has improved for new grads, and hiring is expected to increase by 7.8%

2. Certain Majors are In Demand. Employers are especially interested in bachelor’s degree grads in the business, engineering, computer/information science, sciences, and communications disciplines.

3. Starting Salaries are Sweeter. Benefits, too - and this is an important element to your total employment package. Benefits can mean big money in perks and savings. Research the labor market for your field of interest so that you know what to expect. Visit your Career Advisor for help if you need it.

Turn a Career Fair into a Job Offer

April 1st, 2014 by sressler447

This year’s Career Fair was held in the Recreation Center and had over 80 employers in attendance.  The student attendance was also extremely impressive with over 450 students participating throughout the two and a half time frame. The environment was very professional, including a professional photographer offering free LinkedIn photos.

In the Field House is where all various organizations had their booths set up. There was a floor plan that gave students the opportunity to find the location of employers they were targeting.

Now that the Career Fair is over, students should keep in contact with the professionals they met at the fair. The ultimate goal is to maintain a positive and long lasting relationship with that individual. There are many ways to go about this, such as adding them to your LinkedIn connections or sending them a thank you letter or email and attach your resume. 

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!