Subject: Career Services eNews - September 4, 2008
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Sept. 4, 2008
Here’s to a new year!
The office of Career Services wants to welcome all new students, faculty and staff to campus as well as welcome back all the familiar faces from last year. We hope the 2008-2009 year will be a great one, and we have a lot of new things to tell you about. Over the next few eNews issues (these come out every other week!) we will spotlight different resources and services that are new for this year. Here is a preview of all the new things we want you to know about:
· Our website had a significant revamp this summer. Be sure to check out the re-tooled Student section and see what’s new!
· We have a new Parent & Family section on our website! Tell your families to check it out and that they can subscribe to their own quarterly eNewsletter.
· We now have a full access subscription to the Vault Online Career Library. All students and faculty have access to this great resource!
· We have re-organized our physical library resources to make them more accessible to students. Stop by our front lobby to see all of the materials available to you.
· We are installing new videoconferencing equipment to allow students to have video interviews with companies in remote locations.
· This fall we will be launching a new Alumni Mentoring Program! Watch for more details about a logo contest this fall!
New Assistant Director in Career Services
We are pleased to officially introduce you to our newest Assistant Director in Career Services, Mike Schmeckebier. He started with us this summer and is eager to get to know everyone. He completed his undergraduate degree in Public Affairs and his Master’s Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, both from Indiana University in Bloomington. Please stop by and say hi to him when you get a chance!
Career Services Open House, September 9th
We want to invite everyone to stop in and visit us at our annual Open House next week on Tuesday, September 9th from 11am to 2pm. We will have light snacks and you can enter into a drawing to win some fabulous prizes from the bookstore! Take a few minutes to drop by and introduce yourself! We’re in the Union on the upper level.
Fall 2008 Workshop Schedule
Our current workshop schedule is up on our website, so take a look and plan time to attend any that may be of interest. Seniors need to make plans to attend one section of the Senior Seminar series. Plan to attend with your major when possible, and if you cannot make it during your major’s time, then attend a general session. You can see the whole workshop schedule online.
eRecruiting Update Time!
It’s the start of a new quarter, so that means it is time for you to update yourself in eRecruiting! Freshmen will learn more about eRecruiting and how we use it in their College & Life Skills class, but everyone else should be logging in as soon as possible to upload a new resume and update their profile. Pay special attention to your GPA, class status, job intent and date of graduation. Companies already have jobs in the system that you can apply for, and September already has info sessions and events planned for you to attend!
Career Services Partnership Program
We began a new partnership program this summer to help build and strengthen connections with companies that recruit on campus. The purpose of this program is to help raise students awareness of companies and to allow us to develop recruitment-focused activities throughout the year. Please stop by our Partner Page and visit our partners. Additionally, each week on the Student page of our website we will be spotlighting one of our partners.
New Networking Opportunities at PA Series
The 2008-2009 Performing Arts Series will not only feature some top-notch shows, but will also feature some new and exciting ways to network with companies. Three of the fall shows are sponsored by companies and will include special networking events in conjunction with the performances. Mark these dates on your calendar so you can plan to mix and mingle with company reps visiting campus:
Rockwell Collins sponsors Barrage, September 16th
Caterpillar sponsors Mythbusters, October 11th
ArcelorMittal sponsors Rockapella, November 14th
Caterpillar Day – September 10th
Caterpillar is going to be on campus September 10th for a whole day of activities. Be sure to stop by and see them while they are here. Here is a brief schedule of their time on campus:
9am – 3pm, Root Quad between Library and Olin
Come see Caterpillar showcase their company and visit their Engine Cut Away Display.
11:45 – 12:45pm, Kahn Room, HMU
Caterpillar Lunch and Learn - This information session will be an opportunity for students to learn about Caterpillar product development, as well as Internship and Full-Time Career Opportunities. Lunch from Subway will be provided to those in attendance.
6:00pm, GM Room
Company Info Session - This information session will be an opportunity for students to learn about Caterpillar product development, as well as Internship and Full-Time Career Opportunities. Pizza will be provided to all those in attendance.
Fridays are Reminder Days!
We know that students get very busy during the school year, so Fridays are our Reminder Days. We send one email on Fridays to remind all eRecruiting account about opportunities on campus the following week. This email includes job application deadlines from our eRecruiting system. Jobs are literally closing every day, so be watching for this email! (Seniors, once you have a job or a grad school chosen, let us know so we can stop these emails from coming!)
Located in the Hulman Memorial Union, 812-877-8212