Register For CBU 200!

choose_wiselyCBU 200: Career Planning is designed to prepare students for a successful career. Topics will focus on self-assessment, career exploration & decision-making, job & graduate school preparation, and professionalism. Through this course, you will earn academic credit while completing necessary activities (such as job search skills, resume & cover letter development, and career exploration) to accomplish your career goals.

Class will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 to 1:50 during Fall 2014 (one credit hour).  There are only a few spots still available, so register for CBU 200 today!

Fall 2014 Calendar Of Events

Several new workshops and events are happening in October!  Check out the list of events that are coming up over the next few weeks!  An advanced RSVP through your CareerLinX account “Events” tab is always appreciated, but walk-ins are always welcome (unless noted to the contrary).

pizza_and_pros_smallPizza & Professionals with Robert Half Inc./Accountemps
Thursday, October 2nd – 12:30, Buckman 102
Come by to learn more about the company, the positions they typically offer, and enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  Why would you miss it?  Students in Accounting, Finance, Business and related areas should have particular interest in Robert Half/Accountemps session, but all students and alumni who are interested in learning more about the organization are welcome to attend.  [RSVP]

bonnarooInterested in interning or volunteering at the next Bonnaroo Music Festival?  Of course you are!  Then you need to come to one of the two information sessions being held on Monday, October 6th…12:00 to 12:50 pm, and again from 1:00 to 1:50 in Buckman 211 (Montesi).  Pizza will be served!  Come learn more about the festival, and how you can become a volunteer or an intern at the next event!  [RSVP]

lightningCareer Power Hour – Interviewing Skills
Tuesday, October 7th – 1:00 pm, Montesi (Buckman 211)
What you should wear to an interview?  How should you prepare?  What questions should you be prepared to ask?  To answer?  Learn the answers to these questions and more at this can’t miss workshop!  [RSVP]

peacecorpsOn-Campus Interviews with the Peace Corps will be held on Tuesday, October 7th. Sign up through your CareerLinX account no later than this Friday, October 3rd.

See full details in the “Campus Interview” section of this newsletter below.

firstimpressionsFirst Impressions Series:  Suits & Success
Thursday, October 9th – 1:00 pm, Montesi (Buckman 211)
Come for a “pasta bar” lunch starting at 12:45 pm.  First 25 students in attendance get a free business pad-folio.
Professional attire is very important.  What is appropriate to wear for an interview (for men and for ladies)?  What colors/styles are more appropriate for your skin tones and body types?  What is appropriate for YOUR workplace environment?  Answers to these questions and more will be discussed in the fun and informative workshop!   RSVP

pizza_and_pros_smallPizza & Professionals with Mass Mutual
Thursday, October 2nd – 12:30, Buckman 102
Come by to learn more about the company, the positions they typically offer, and enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  Why would you miss it?  Students in Business Administration and related areas should have particular interest in this session, but all students and alumni who are interested in learning more about the organization are welcome to attend.  [RSVP]

For our full calendar for the Fall 2014 Semester, click here.

CBU CareerLinX Recruitment System Q&A

CareerLinx_shortI see “CareerLinX” mentioned in this newsletter all the time.  What IS that exactly?

CareerLinX is the recruitment system software used by CBU Career Services.  This system allows CBU students and alumni to view jobs, internships, and other opportunities posted by local and national employers, as well as on-campus intern and work-study positions!  Most jobs are posted by employers who we’ve worked with for years, and who are specifically looking for a CBU student or alumnus to fit the bill!

There are lots of other things you can do with CareerLinX, too (load resumes and cover letters, RSVP to workshops, etc.), but the main goal is to help you more easily interface with recruiters who are looking for someone just like you!

Do I already have an account?

If you were enrolled at the beginning of the year, then yes, you should already have an account under your CBU email address!  All current students automatically get an account as in-coming freshmen…and it lasts in perpetuity!   So if you missed the “System Welcome” message that was sent with your username and password, your account is still waiting for you!

If you’re an alumnus, or a new student who still needs an account, then you can sign up for an account at any time.  You can set your username and password to whatever you prefer.

How do I log in to CareerLinX?

Easy!  Just click here.  If you’ve not used your account before now, then your default username is your CBU email address.  Just keep in mind that your default password is NOT the same as your CBU email password.  CareerLinX is a stand-alone system (not part of your email, or Banner, or MyCBU), so the initial password is different from any others you may use.  If you already have an account, just use the “forgot password” link to reset it.  You can then change it to whatever you want!

What is the first thing I should do when I’m logged in?

As mentioned above, there are a lot of things you can do with CareerLinX.  But the first thing you’ll want to do is update your profile in the “profile” tab.  You can share as much or as little information as you want, but there are a few very important things to keep current…such as your major, your class year, and your anticipated graduation date.  These elements are the objective criteria that can effect your ability to view and/or apply for certain jobs, so be sure to update them at least once every semester…keeping that info current is VERY important.

Once you update your profile, we encourage you to explore all the other things you can do with CareerLinX.  If you have any questions or get stuck at any point, don’t hesitate to contact Curt Rogers in Career Services:  crogers@cbu.edu.

Articles & Advice

blunder_crop380w[1]Five Ways To Ease Your Nerves Before A Job Interview
From Careerealism

Getting called for a job interview is great news! You made the short list, and the company would now like to meet you. It’s what you work hard to secure during a job search, but it’s still natural to be nervous. Interviewing is not something that most of us do frequently, so just the thought can leave us feeling anxious and worried.

If you can relate, here are five tried-and-true things you can do to help lessen the pressure you might be feeling:  Read More…


mentor-advice[1]15 Web Sites To Jump Start Your Career
From Forbes

In writing about careers for Forbes, I have the opportunity to research, utilize, and work in tandem with some of the best online resources available to employees and job seekers. Last week, I put out a call for submissions on Forbes.com and Twitter, asking readers to tell me what sites they’re using to find jobs, network, and explore career resources.

The responses were a diverse collection of recommendations for sites that ranged from the biggest names in the online job search sphere to smaller sites focused on a particular industry or type of professional.   Read more…


Apply-Online[1]The Right Keywords Are Essential When Applying For Jobs On-Line
From The Ladders

Applying for a job online can be a lot like a guessing game.

For all the effort you put into marketing your experience and qualifications, the deciding factor that gets your resume into the hands of an actual person often comes down to using the right keywords.  Most companies rely on computer software programs to review thousands of resumes and select the ones with particular keywords — not necessarily impressive accomplishments — so they can then be reviewed by a recruiter and, eventually, a hiring manager.  Unfortunately for job seekers, these all-powerful keywords aren’t revealed in the job description — at least not overtly.  Read More…

Current Employment Opportunities

joblistingsAll full-time, part-time, co-op and internship opportunities listed with our office appear in our CareerLinX Recruitment System, powered by Symplicity.  Students and alumni should sign in to their account to access these positions, which are posted by employers as they become available.

Full details on each job (description, majors, experience, requirements, etc.) are included.  (All current students should already have an account under their CBU email address!  But if you don’t, it’s free for all CBU students and alumni!  Register today!)

There are currently 265 active positions posted in the “CBU” section; there are also thousands of additional positions listed locally, regionally and nationally in the “Nace-Link Network” section.  Jobs that have been posted recently include those from the following companies and organizations:

4023 Staff Accountant Grisham, Wildman & Work 9/29/2014
4304 Part-Time Teller (Raleigh Branch) Orion Federal Credit Union 9/29/2014
4565 Accounting Specialist Orion Federal Credit Union 9/29/2014
4497 Associate Consultant Guidance Software 9/28/2014
3522 Music Instructor Live Music Tutor 9/27/2014
4563 CreateMyTee Campus Rep CreateMyTee 9/27/2014
4550 Production Control Clerk Technicolor 9/26/2014
4551 Roof Canvasser Brian Elders Roofing 9/26/2014
4552 Multiple Positions (7) Jubilee Schools Network: Catholic Diocese Of Memphis 9/26/2014
4553 Academic Intern – Internal Communications/Executive Research (Fall 2014) St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 9/26/2014
4554 Fall Specialist LaunchTN 9/26/2014
4557 Engineering Development Trainee (PTC) Nestle Purina 9/26/2014
4558 Engineering Management Trainee Nestle Purina 9/26/2014
4559 Operations Performance Management Trainee Nestle Purina 9/26/2014
4560 Production Management Trainee Nestle Purina 9/26/2014
4561 Administrative Services Manager Whitney Achievement Elementary 9/26/2014
2481 Flinja – Assistant to VP of Marketing Flinja 9/24/2014
2482 Flinja – Sales & Business Development Flinja 9/24/2014
2483 Flinja – User Experience Designer Flinja 9/24/2014
2714 Flinja – Email Marketer & Social Media Marketing Flinja 9/24/2014
2745 University Business Intern: Business Development Flinja 9/24/2014
2936 Flinja – Software Developer Frontend or Backend Flinja 9/24/2014
3551 Business Development Intern – PAID Course Hero, Inc. 9/24/2014
4043 Flinja – Product Marketing & Monetization Intern Flinja 9/24/2014
4044 Flinja – Project Manager Flinja 9/24/2014
4544 Would You Like To Teach In Or Around Dubai? THE INTL SCHOOLS OF CHOUEIFAT 9/24/2014
4545 Qualified Teachers Required For K-12 International Schools In The United Arab Emirates THE INTL SCHOOLS OF CHOUEIFAT 9/24/2014
4546 Mechanical Engineer ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas 9/24/2014
4547 Engineer II – Campus View ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas 9/24/2014
4548 Engineer III -Test & Qualification ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas 9/24/2014
4549 Engineer Logistics ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas 9/24/2014
4535 Internship abroad The Intern Group 9/23/2014
4537 Entry Level  Software Developers (Java/J2EE, .NET, SharePoint C++, C#) Multivision Inc 9/23/2014
4538 IT Security Internship Sedgwick 9/23/2014
4539 Communications Internship Sedgwick 9/23/2014
4540 College Internship – Program Design and Pricing Sedgwick 9/23/2014
4541 Teacher Promise Academy Spring Hill 9/23/2014
4542 Multiple Engineering Positions (7) Olympus 9/23/2014
4543 GrizzFit Academy Internship Memphis Athletic Ministries 9/23/2014
4519 Software Engineer Vensi Inc 9/22/2014
4532 Big Data Engineers (Hadoop, NOSQL & SPARK) Cloudwick Technologies 9/22/2014
4533 Urban Private School Faculty Positions Collegiate School of Memphis 9/22/2014
4534 software developer Addon Technologies, Inc 9/22/2014
4536 Market Intelligence Rep / Secret Shopper mVentix Inc 9/22/2014
4555 Financial Manager Memphis Library Foundation 9/22/2014
4556 Internship Mumblr 9/22/2014
4529 Teach English in Asia! Adventure Teaching 9/21/2014
4530 SKICKS – Strategic Marketing and Market Research Internship Interns 365 9/21/2014
4531 GoWebBaby – Business Development and Marketing Internship Interns 365 9/21/2014
4527 Super AWESOME staff member Seize the Clay 9/19/2014
4528 Project Management + Communication Development Intern Shelby Farms Park Conservancy 9/19/2014
4526 Software Developer Symplicity Corporation 9/18/2014
4522 Research/Computational Scientist Numerica Corporation 9/17/2014
4523 SKICKS – Strategic Marketing and Market Research Internship Interns 365 9/17/2014
4524 Retirement Plan Services Processing Associate II Raymond James Financial 9/17/2014
4525 Front End Developer LunaWeb 9/17/2014
4516 Community Marketing Intern Clinkle 9/16/2014
4517 Direct Support Professional The Arc Mid-South 9/16/2014
4518 Tennessee Programs Intern Education Pioneers 9/16/2014
4520 PHP Developer Symplicity Corporation 9/16/2014
4521 Business Application Developer TruGreen Corporate HQ 9/16/2014
4513 Operations Representative III Raymond James Financial 9/15/2014
4514 Quality Engineer, Product Analyst, Product Manager, User Experience Designer, Software Engineer UPMC 9/15/2014

WREG-TV CAREER FAIR

Tribune Media Company dba WREG-TV will host a career fair for public participation on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9:00am – 12 noon. Some job descriptions will be available for those interested in careers in Broadcasting. There are not openings in all positions. See list of openings below.

This is an opportunity to introduce the local job market to possible careers in Broadcasting. Station management will be present to answer questions about careers in the industry and share information about the education and experience required to qualify for various positions.

When: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – 9:00am to 12 noon
Where: WREG News Channel 3, 803 Channel 3 Drive

Open positions as of Friday, September 19, 2014:

* Investigative Reporter
* ENG Editor
* Operator (Part-time)
* Reporter/Anchor
* Director (Production)
* Producer

Applications and Resumes should be submitted online at http://intranet.tribunemedia.com/home/Pages/Default.aspx under Jobseekers
Interested persons should only respond to the list of vacant positions.


 roadshow_headerCareer Road Show – Fall Break Networking Trip to Houston, TX

Apply now for this unique opportunity to network with alumni and professionals in Houston, Texas! 45 students will be selected to participate in the Career RoadShow, which will allow you to travel via bus with students, faculty and staff to Houston. This trip will include:
• A Tour and Presentation at Energy Transfer Inc.
• A Career Panel and Networking Reception
• A Tour and Presentation in the Medical District
Food, travel and hotel accommodations will all be covered for the student rate of $100.00. The bus will leave CBU on Sunday, October 19, and return to CBU on Tuesday, October 21.  Apply today! Sign in to your CareerLinX account and reference position #3852 for full details and application procedures.  Deadline to apply is Friday, October 3rd!

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Office:  Buckman Hall, Suite 207
career@cbu.edu  
(901) 321-3330

Amy Ware, Director:  (901) 321-3331   aware1@cbu.edu
Cathy Lantrip, Career Counselor:  (901) 321-3329   clantrip@cbu.edu
Curt Rogers, Recruitment Coordinator:  (901) 321-3334   crogers@cbu.edu

On-Campus Interviews

icon_interview1The following companies are currently scheduled to conduct on-campus interviews this semester.  Campus interviews are open to all qualifying students and/or graduates, as specified below by each organization.  If you are interested in any of these opportunities, and meet all of the stated qualifications, follow the instructions posted with each opportunity in order to be considered.  For those positions indicating “preselection”, be sure to submit your resume as directed to be considered for an interview time.

Peace Corps:  Tuesday, October 7th
Majors Sought:  All Majors
Job Title:  Peace Corps Volunteerpeacecorps
Job Description:  The Peace Corps has been a leader in international development and citizen diplomacy for more than 50 years across more than 139 countries. In an increasingly interdependent world, we tackle challenges that know no borders—such as climate change, pandemic disease, food security, and gender equality and empowerment. Although times have changed since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, the agency’s mission—to promote world peace and friendship—has not. Today, the Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in collaboration with partner organizations and using cutting-edge technologies and well-tested best practices to enhance impact.  Our more than 215,000 current and returned Volunteers know that the Peace Corps changes lives—both their own and the lives of people in communities around the world. They learn about leadership, ingenuity, self-reliance, and relationship building and become global citizens. Peace Corps Volunteers reflect the very best of humanity, innovation and aspiration for a better tomorrow. When they return home, they share their stories and experiences and give back to their own communities, helping to strengthen international ties and increase our global competitiveness.
Qualifications:  Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors are eligible; Minimum 2.50 GPA; US Citizenship Required
To Apply:  Sign up for an interview time through your CareerLinX account (click “Events”, and select an interview time next to the Peace Corps Campus Interviews listing.

fedexFedEx Internal Audit:  Friday, October 10 (Tentative)
Majors Sought:  Accounting, Finance
Full details TBA.

Featured Jobs This Week

hotjobsCBU has launched a pilot Campus Intern Program in a handful of departments across campus, including Career Services.  Other participating departments include Human Resources, the Plough Library, the Psychology Lab, the Art Studio, and Graduate Engineering.

Unlike our regular campus work-study program, these positions will require students to apply for, and interview for, each position that interests them.  These students “interns” will have greater responsibilities within each department, and will work approximately 10 hours per week.  Each position pays $9.25/hour.

Interested?  Log-in to your CareerLinX account and reference the positions by ID number:

ID Job Title Employer Posting Date
3062 Campus Intern Program: Library Intern CBU (Campus Intern Program) 8/21/2013
3061 Campus Intern Program: Archives Intern CBU (Campus Intern Program) 8/21/2013
3059 Campus Intern Program: Career Services Intern CBU (Campus Intern Program) 8/21/2013
3058 Campus Intern Program: Psychology Lab Manager CBU (Campus Intern Program) 8/21/2013
3057 Campus Intern Program: Art Studio / Student Gallery Manager CBU (Campus Intern Program) 8/21/2013
3056 Campus Intern Program: Graduate Engineering Distance Education Lab Technician CBU (Campus Intern Program) 8/21/2013
3052 Campus Intern Program: Human Resources Generalist CBU (Campus Intern Program) 8/21/2013

Check Out Our New Digs!

Career Services OfficeFor the second time in as many summers, Career Services has relocated its offices…this time, to the newly renovated space in Buckman Hall!  We’re still unpacking a few boxes and putting things away, but we are open for business!  Stop by Buckman Hall, Suite 207, and say hello!  (We’re on the second floor, just to the left of the Montesi Room, and across the hall from the Academic Services office.)

Practice Test Day: Thursday, April 4th (Note Date Change)

practicetestOnce again this semester, in conjunction with Kaplan Testing Services, we will be offering the opportunity to take a practice version of one of several Graduate Admissions Tests (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT).  Practice tests will be offered on Thursday, April 4th (note the date change from March 21st) beginning promptly at 1:00 pm.  Each test will take anywhere from 90 minutes to slightly over 3 hours, depending on the specific test, so make sure you are there on time at 1:00 pm, and can block off the entire afternoon to take the test.  (Otherwise your scoring will not be accurate.)  All tests are timed by section.

These tests are retired versions of the actual test administered in a written format, but they are scored just like the real thing (“essay” sections are not included, and some tests are slightly abbreviated versions).  You can get your answers back very quickly, and you get to keep your test booklet as a study guide after the test.  It’s a great opportunity to learn where you’re strong, and where you need more study.

It only costs $5.00, which you can bring with you on test day.  Room assignments will be posted on the first floor of Kenrick Hall on the day of the test.

To reserve your seat, sign in to your Nace-Link account, click the “Events” tab at the top of the page.  Then select which test you want to take, and hit the gray “RSVP” button at the bottom of the page.  Deadline to register is Wednesday, March 27th.  This is the only time this semester that we’ll be conducting the practice tests, so don’t miss this chance!

Recent Job Opportunities (March 11)

jobsAll job opportunities listed with our office appear in our Nace-Link Recruitment System, powered by Symplicity.  Students and alumni should sign in to their account to access these positions, which are posted by employers as they become available.  Full details on each job (description, majors, experience, requirements, etc.) are included.  (Don’t have a Nace-Link account yet?  It’s free for all CBU students and alumni!  Register today!)

There are currently 215 active positions posted in the “CBU” section; there are also thousands of additional positions listed locally, regionally and nationally in the “Nace-Link Network” section.  Jobs that have been posted recently include those from the following companies…

ID Job Title Employer Posting Date
2577 PHP Developer Symplicity Corporation 3/9/2013
2578 Linux Systems Administrator Symplicity Corporation 3/9/2013
2560 RISE Sales & Leadership Program J.B. Hunt Transportation 3/8/2013
2572 Tutor High School Students (Part Time) UniversityTutor.com 3/8/2013
2573 Investment Banking Internship Corporate Finance Associates (CFA) 3/8/2013
2574 Laboratory Assistant Genetics Of Memphis, Inc. 3/8/2013
2575 Operations Intern RVC Outdoor Destinations 3/8/2013
2570 Administrative Assistant University of Tennessee Health Science Center 3/7/2013
2571 NEW Madewell Store – Saddle Creek – PT Sales and Support Associates J.Crew 3/7/2013
2561 AmeriCorps VISTA Member Community LIFT 3/6/2013
2562 Intern – Enterprise Technology
(Level 2)
First Tennessee Bank 3/6/2013
2563 Intern – Enterprise Technology
(Level 1)
First Tennessee Bank 3/6/2013
2564 Summer Internship Inroads Southeast 3/6/2013
2567 Research Analyst Comfort Products, Inc 3/6/2013
2569 AmeriCorps VISTA Member AmeriCorps VISTA 3/6/2013
2554 National Account Manager Mid-South Telecom, LLC 3/4/2013
2555 Marketing Assistant Strategic Business Systems 3/4/2013
2556 Sales Graham’s Lighting Fixtures 3/4/2013
2557 Inside Sales – Hospitality Specialist Lockhart Associates 3/4/2013
2558 Telemarketing Associate Lockhart Associates 3/4/2013
2559 Outside Sales Professional Lockhart Associates 3/4/2013
2534 Oracle EBS Functional Analyst Cohesive Technologies LLC 3/1/2013
2551 Project Inspire Teacher Resident (copy) Project Inspire 3/1/2013
2552 Analytical/Accountantcy Internship Sedgwick 3/1/2013
2553 Bank Management Trainee First Community Bank Of Eastern Arkansas 3/1/2013
2539 Director of Marketing / Community Liaison HealthQuest 2/28/2013
2540 Manufacturing Management Associate/Manufacturing Management Trainee International Paper 2/28/2013
2544 Inside Sales Engineer Experitec 2/28/2013
2549 Aspire Teacher Residency – Memphis: Train & Teach with Aspire Public Schools Aspire Public Schools 2/28/2013
2550 Summer Internship Program ServiceMaster 2/28/2013
2532 Purchasing Analyst Cordova Safety Products 2/27/2013
2533 Sales Analyst Nucor Steel Memphis 2/27/2013
2535 Internet Marketing Specialist Hunter Fan Company 2/27/2013
2537 Limited Certifying Scientist Advanced Toxicology Network 2/27/2013