Subject: Career Services eNews - March 20, 2009
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Rose-Hulman Career Services
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March 20, 2009
Still looking for a Summer Internship?
24 Rose-Hulman students are GUARANTEED a job this summer, by participating in the Career Services Entrepreneurial and Biomedical Internship Programs. You could learn from the man who invented voice mail and the music recognition software that is used by Apple’s iTunes. You could create the next wireless integration system for Fortune 500 companies. You could build unmanned aerial aircraft controls for a defense contractor. You could work with Rose alumni who have decided to start up their own business and see first-hand what it takes to succeed.
Gain invaluable experience in project management, patent search and development, CAD design and research techniques. There will be work in everything from energy and sustainability, product design and testing, prototype fabrication, engine mechatronics and software development.
Many of these companies have gone on to hire their interns full-time after graduation, so make sure you don’t let this chance pass you by!
Stay Tuned…the next eNewsletter will let you know which companies are participating, and how you can apply for the positions.
Hiring for Federal Jobs on the Rise
With jobs disappearing in some sectors of the market, there is one area that is seeing an increase in hiring: the Federal Government. If you want to find out about the opportunities available to you, you need to get connected with the official website for federal work: http://www.usajobs.com/
This website allows you to search for certain types of jobs, view available positions by geographic location, and locate all sorts of career resources. A simple search for “engineer” returned over 6000 job opportunities and a search for “scientist” returned nearly 1800. Don’t confuse jobs with the federal government as only being defense jobs! They have openings in a variety of sectors.
We’re now hiring for 2009-2010 Peer Advisors!
Patrick Klesmith, our PA for this year, has done an excellent job of piloting our program, and we are ready to take applications for the PA program for next year! If you are going to be a student of junior or higher class status next year, and have good communication and interpersonal skills, along with good work experiences during your time here, then consider applying! This is a year long, paid leadership position with our office! For more information and an application packet, visit our website or stop by our office! Applications are due April 20th.
Spring Peer Advisor Hours
Our PA has posted his new hours and is available to talk with students about their co-op, intern or full-time job searches. He is here to work with you on your resumes, cover letters, job searches and more! He even has weeknight hours!
Spring Quarter Office Hours:
Mondays: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesdays: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesdays: Noon- 1:00pm
Thursdays: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Fridays: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Texting For an Interview Invite? They are now…
In this new age of communication technology, we are beginning to see companies utilizing new social media for connecting with students. A student recently let our office know that she was invited for an informal interview with an REU school via a text on her cell phone. While we do not expect this to become a normal occurrence, we want students to know that it could be possible, and to consider carefully how you will respond if it should happen to you. Even in a text, do your best to remain professional, and make an effort to transition the communication to a more traditional form, such as email or the phone.
Follow Us On Twitter!
Are you looking for a way to get career news and quick tips to help your job or internship search? Then follow us on Twitter! The Career Services office has launched its own Twitter feed, and will be posting tidbits of advice and information that will be helpful to you as you prepare for your career. You can follow us at http://twitter.com/RHITcareers, and check out who we are following, too! We plan to update once a day on average.
NE Indiana Career Employment Expo
If you are going to be in the Fort Wayne area during Spring Break, you might want to consider stopping in at the Northeastern Indiana Career Employment Expo. It is open to the public, and any college student from Indiana is welcome to attend. Here are just some of the companies that will be in attendance:
Blackstone Laboratories, Buck Consultants, an ACS Company, Fastenal, Lincoln Financial Group, Logikos, Inc., Lutheran Hospital, Medical Informatics Engineering, Regal Beloit, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Zimmer, Inc.
April 16, 2008 from 2-6 p.m.
in the IPFW Walb Student Union Ballroom, Fort Wayne, IN
For more info, visit their website!
Calling all Student Entrepreneurs!
Are you a student entrepreneur with a business startup that you’d like to rapidly accelerate this summer? If so, the Summer@Highland 2009 program may be just what you need. In its third year, Summer@Highland is an innovative program designed to provide selected student/university-affiliated entrepreneurs with the environment and resources for advancing their startup initiative/company to the next level. They are accepting applications through April 9th, so visit their website and apply if you’re interested!
NACE International Student Virtual Career Fair
Many international students studying in the United States find the search for jobs and internships to be challenging. We are pleased to announce that our international students now have the opportunity to connect with interested employers through a virtual career fair just for them.
Sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the NACE International Students Virtual Career Fair is FREE and open to international students at schools that hold NACE membership who:
· wish to return to their home country for full-time or internship/co-op opportunities
· are currently pursuing one-year Optional Practical Training (OPT) and/or long-term opportunities in the United States.
· are currently pursuing summer Curricular Practical Training (CPT) internships in the United States.
Go to their fair website, then, select “Candidate Registration” and follow instructions!
Spring Career Fair – April 22nd
Our final career fair for the year is set for Wednesday April 22nd. Companies are beginning to sign up, and some can already been seen on our website. More will be added as their registrations are confirmed (we’re up to almost 50 registered and they will be confirmed on Monday!). You will also notice a new search feature on the page, allowing you to see if companies are looking for students with the following certificates:
· Consulting Engineering
· Imaging Systems
· Semiconductor Materials and Devices
· Management Studies
· German Technical Translator's
Located in the Hulman Memorial Union, 812-877-8212