Subject: Career Services eNews - November 7th
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Nov. 7, 2008
Intellectual Property Law Panel – Nov. 12th
Are you interested in Intellectual Property Law? Representatives from the Indiana University, Bloomington Law School will be on campus to host a panel discussion on this topic. This is a great opportunity to learn from individuals with various experiences in the field of Intellectual Property Law. Food will be provided for those in attendance. See details below:
What: Intellectual Property Law panel discussion
When: November 12th at 5:30 pm
Where: Music Room in the Hulman Union
Logo Contest for New Mentoring Program
Calling all student graphic designers! Career Services and the Student Alumni Association will be rolling out a new Alumni Mentoring Program during the Winter Quarter in an effort to link up current students with alumni. The program will be titled AMP (Alumni Mentoring Program) and we are in need of a logo! A panel of staff judges will select three finalists and a winner will then be selected. The designer of the winning logo will receive a $50 gift card to the bookstore and the two runner-ups will receive a $25 gift card to the bookstore. For more info and complete details, visit our website!
Peer Advisor Program Starts Winter Quarter
Career Services is excited to announce that starting winter quarter we will be adding a new program and a new face in our office! We are piloting a Peer Advisor program for winter and spring this year with the goal of fully launching the program for the Fall of 2009. Senior ME Patrick Klesmith will be our first Peer Advisor and will have office hours during the day as well as during the evening. When he is in the office he will be available to meet with students concerning a variety of job search issues. He will be able to give resume advice, assist with job searches and also share his personal experience with acquiring internships and co-ops. Watch our website and future eNewsletters for the official launch of our Peer Advisor program!
Seniors: Career Fair Follow-Up May Be Key
The Fall Career Fair last month might have been our biggest career fair in terms of both company and student attendance, but it also might be one of the keys to success when it comes to the job search. Many of the companies that attended the event were impressed by the students that they saw, but a lot of them also wanted to see more. So make sure that you are following up with companies that you met, and reaching out to companies that you didn’t get to meet. The Fall Career Fair Company List is still online. It currently shows companies coming for the Winter Career Fair, but there is an area to choose to view the fall fair as well. We can provide contact information for any company on this list, so check it out and let us know who you want to talk to. We can also give advice on how to prepare a cover letter to send to these individuals to see what opportunities they might have for you.
Vault Online Career Library – Free For You!
Career Services has a paid subscription to the Vault Online Career Library. Any student, faculty or staff member can access all of the great information on this website by logging in with their Kerberos username and password. Simply visit our website to get started! Here are some of the things you might want to check out:
· Download full books and guides on a variety of career topics, as well as guides that focus on industries and careers like Actuary, Consulting, Engineering, Energy, Sales, Supply Chain Management, Technology, Venture Capital and so much more!
· Do research on companies and industries. Companies have profiles and even message boards where you can post questions and get answers!
· Search Occupational Profiles to find out what it is like to be a Chemist, Chemical Engineer, Lawyer or work in the Gas and Oil Industries.
· You can even get career advice and watch videos on a variety of topics, even some focused on companies that recruit here on campus.
Remember, this information is all free for you to access, so check it out! We will be spotlighting a new Vault resource each issue starting with the next newsletter, so watch for those coming up!
Career Services Resource: Green Jobs
In addition to our great online resources, the Career Services office has a physical library of resources as well. In the lobby of our office we have a bookshelf with a variety of reference material and books on everything from graduate school preparation to working overseas and managing your money. These books and materials are available for students to peruse in our office and on occasion are available to be checked out for short periods of time.
This issue we want to highlight Green Jobs: A Gude to Eco-Friendly Employment. This book gives advice on breaking into eco-friendly fields and highlights topics that many students might find interesting such as Green Energy, Green Transportation, Green Building and Natural Resource Management.
You might have noticed a new magazine rack just inside the doors of the Union Building on the upper level. This magazine rack contains free career related publications that our office receives and wants to share with you! Every month or so there will be a new publication featuring job opportunities, career information and advice for new graduates. Check it out and pick one up for a little light reading!
Career Services Sponsors Up Til Dawn!
Career Services, along with IFC and RHA, is sponsoring the Up Til Dawn letter writing campaign for St. Jude’s Hospital on November 11th! We are proud to be able to help sponsor this event and were able to do so with assistance from our Career Services Partnership Program. Be watching throughout the year for other ways that our office is using this program to support campus initiatives and create recruitment-focused activities.
Located in the Hulman Memorial Union, 812-877-8212