Coming Soon…

Red_Coming_Soon_Stamp[1]The Fall 2014 semester is almost upon us, and we’ve got a lot of events planned!  Here’s are a few of things happening during August & September that you need to know about…mark your calendars!

* Are you a upperclassman in Accounting or Finance, or a Masters in Accountancy candidate?  Our Meet The Firms event is occurring on September 2nd, where you’ll get to meet several CPA firms, and other employers who recruit Accounting/Finance candidates.  Watch for RSVP information, and how to submit your resume to be a part of it.  (Several of these companies will also be conducting campus interviews in September.  Stay tuned!)

* Are you a student or alumnus considering going to graduate/professional school?  Our Graduate School Expo will be held on September 25th.  More than 50 schools from across the country are expected to attend!  Open to all students and alumni!

* Our new “STEM Showcase” is a career & internship event exclusively for our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) majors….coming September 18th!

For our full calendar of events, click here.

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!

Spring 2014 Calendar Of Events

You can RSVP for most of these events through your CareerLinX account beginning today!  (Just click the “Events” tab at the top of the page.)  Watch your email for additional events and announcements as they become available!

unclesamTuesday, April 29
Job Search Boot Camp
Buckman 102, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Are you a graduating senior or MBA candidate still looking for a job after graduation?  Are you a junior still seeking a summer internship?  Then this event is structured for you!  This “conference style” workshop will give you opportunities to have your resume reviews by recruiters, and sit in on several mini workshop sessions on interviewing skills, job search strategies, and network!  RSVP deadline extended throught 3:00 pm today…sign up through your CareerLinX account is required.

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.  First used by CBU in 2009 (formerly called “NaceLink”), this system allows CBU students and alumni to view jobs, internships, and other opportunities posted by local and national employers!  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!  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 (neither your CBU email nor your “899″ number are required as part of registration.)

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:

Articles & Advice

laptopWhat Does Your Social Media Profile Say About You?
From Careerealism

No doubt you have heard the term personal branding. Once upon a time only companies had to worry about their brands. Now individuals do as well, especially individuals who are open to or actively seeking new job opportunities.

If you maintain your social media profile, it’s worth considering what your profile conveys to a potential employer as well as to potential colleagues.  Here are some common mistakes that social media users make on their profiles that definitely hurt their personal brands.  Read More…

salaryThe Top Paying STEM Jobs For Recent Graduates
From Forbes

STEM jobs–those requiring a science, technology, engineering, or math-related degree–not only account for more than 10% of jobs in the United States, many of them pay wages close to double the U.S. average, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What can newly-minted professionals embarked on STEM careers expect to earn?  Read more…

talkingMaking The Most Of Your First Month On The Job
From AOL Careers

The first month at a new job is all about settling in and making a good impression. There are certain things new hires can do to start off on the right foot, and behaviors they should probably avoid if they want to stick around long-term. Here is the ultimate guide of do’s and don’ts for the newly hired.

Great ways to make the first month count:  The interview obviously went well, the papers are signed and it’s time to get started. Solidify that great first impression with these must-dos for the first month on the job.

Introductions: The boss might make introductions to co-workers and other supervisors, but taking the initiative to say hello on your own will make an even better impression.  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 256 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
4377 News Producer ABC24/CW30 8/7/2014
4376 2015 Summer Intern- Chemistry Valero 8/7/2014
4375 2015 Summer Intern – Safety Engineering Valero 8/7/2014
4374 Summer 2015 Intern – Environmental Engineering Valero 8/7/2014
4373 2015 Summer Intern – Mechanical Engineering Valero 8/7/2014
4372 2015 Summer Intern – Chemical Engineering Valero 8/7/2014
4370 start  your software career today Addon Technologies, Inc 8/6/2014
4369 SQL Database Administrator Crye-Leike Realtors 8/6/2014
4368 Operations Representative III Raymond James Financial 8/6/2014
4367 Audit or Tax Staff Accountant Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck 8/8/2014
4366 MATAplus Reservationist Memphis Area Transit Authority 8/5/2014
4365 MATAplus Relief Dispatcher Memphis Area Transit Authority 8/5/2014
4364 Associate News Producer WHBQ Fox 13 8/4/2014
4363 Chief Engineer WHBQ Fox 13 8/4/2014
4362 Digital Sales Manager WHBQ Fox 13 8/4/2014
4361 Spring Internship Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck 8/8/2014
4360 General Sales Manager WHBQ Fox 13 8/4/2014
4359 Production Technician WHBQ Fox 13 8/4/2014
4358 Technical Theater Assistant Christian Brothers University 8/4/2014
4357 Business Development Specialist Simple Shirts 8/4/2014
4356 Administration Coordinator (University Of Tennessee) Other Jobs From CBU Career Services 8/4/2014
4355 “Alternative Fall Break” Counselor Shelby Farms Park Conservancy 8/4/2014
4354 Software Engineer Vensi Inc 8/11/2014
4353 Community Garden Coordinator Christian Brothers University 8/4/2014
4352 Pyschology Lab Manager Christian Brothers University 8/4/2014
4351 Office Technology Assistant Executive Speakers Bureau 8/4/2014
4350 Software Engineer – Entry Level Garmin International, Inc. 8/4/2014
4349 Elementary teachers in China Promise Cyber School 8/3/2014
4348 Excellent K-12 Teachers Needed in Vegas and Surrounding Communities. Clark County School District 8/3/2014
4347 Accounting Assistant Clark & Clark 8/2/2014
4346 Staff Accountant Clark & Clark 8/2/2014
4345 Associate Consultant Guidance Software 8/1/2014
4344 Emergency Department Medical Scribe PhysAssist Scribes 8/1/2014
4343 Account Manager Games Workshop 8/1/2014
4342 Emergency Department Medical Scribe PhysAssist Scribes 8/1/2014
4341 China Internship Program 2014 – August Sale! CRCC Asia LLC 8/1/2014
4340 New Business Developer Games Workshop 8/1/2014
4339 General Labor Provide Staffing 8/1/2014
4338 Receptionist & Paralegal Support Angelakis Law Firm 8/1/2014
4337 Sales Representative Total Quality Logistics 7/31/2014
4336 Sales Representative Total Quality Logistics 7/31/2014
4335 Oil Procurement Coordinator Stratus Foods 7/31/2014
4334 Journalism Intern Beauty Cast Network 7/31/2014
4333 Catering Coordinator Chick-fil-A 7/31/2014
4332 Chick-fil-A Restaurant Marketing Director Chick-fil-A 7/31/2014
4330 Manager, Accounting – Consolidated Reporting Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. 7/31/2014
4327 Assistant Loan Processor Bridge Capital Thrift and Loan, LLC 7/30/2014
4324 Urban Fellow Program Internship City Of Memphis – Office Of Talent Development 7/28/2014
4323 Intern Kelman-Lazarov, Inc 7/28/2014
4322 Evening Library Student Worker Christian Brothers University 7/25/2014
4320 Office Assistant for the School of Business Christian Brothers University 7/24/2014
4319 Manager in Training Abercrombie & Fitch 7/23/2014
4318 Library Student Worker Christian Brothers University 7/23/2014
4317 Civil Project Engineer – Aviation Garver 7/23/2014
4316 Civil Engineer – Roadway Design Garver 7/23/2014
4315 Customer Account Associate II Raymond James Financial 7/23/2014
4314 Sales Engineer DMN Inc. 7/22/2014
4313 Regional Hospital Coordinator (Shelby County Health Department) Other Jobs From CBU Career Services 7/22/2014
4311 Engineering Intern LionLux Lighting & Energy Solutions 7/22/2014
4310 Tax Associate II Raymond James Financial 7/22/2014
4309 Elementary Teachers Needed in Memphis Shelby County Schools 7/22/2014
4308 Teach English in Asia! Adventure Teaching 7/22/2014
4307 ProCare OnSite technician Stryker ProCare OnSite 7/21/2014
4306 Store Executive Intern Target Corporation 7/21/2014
4305 Executive Team Leader Target Corporation 7/21/2014
4304 Part-Time Teller (Germantown Branch) Orion Federal Credit Union 7/21/2014
4303 Service Rep I Raymond James Financial 7/21/2014
4301 Internship abroad The Intern Group 7/19/2014
4300 Accounts Payable Analyst – Part-time Monogram Food Solutions 7/18/2014
4299 Service Advisor I Raymond James Financial 7/18/2014
4297 Seeking for Software Developers Multivision Inc 7/17/2014
4296 Private Sports Coach – TN – Any Sport! SkillZDr 7/17/2014
4295 Work Study: Office Assistant Christian Brothers University 7/17/2014
4294 Design Trainee International Paper 7/16/2014
4293 Audit & Tax Interns & Associates CBIZ MHM 7/18/2014
4292 Maintenance Foreman Memphis Area Transit Authority 7/16/2014
4291 Work Study Christian Brothers University 7/21/2014
4290 Work Study for Business Office Christian Brothers University 8/15/2014
4289 Teacher of Gifted Students Aspire Public Schools 7/15/2014
4288 Teach, Learn & Discover in Asia’s hot spot: Seoul! Eico HR 7/16/2014
4287 High End Language Educator Positions for Public Schools with Ongoing Placements across South Korea for the right applicants Eico HR 7/16/2014
4285 Junior/Entry-Level Account Executive Zycron, Inc 7/14/2014
4283 Linux Systems Administrator Symplicity Corporation 7/14/2014
4282 CBU Work Study/Intern — ITS Christian Brothers University 8/1/2014
4280 Childcare/Dog-Sitting Garland Family- Childcare/Dogsitting 7/14/2014
4279 Librarians Needed in Shelby County Schools Shelby County Schools 7/12/2014
4276 News Video Editor ABC24/CW30 7/11/2014
4275 CBU Math Center Tutor Christian Brothers University 7/11/2014
4274 Contract Engineer Electrolux Major Appliance 7/11/2014
4273 Art Teacher Omni Prep Academy 7/11/2014
4272 Math Teacher Omni Prep Academy 7/11/2014
4271 Game Changing Teacher Memphis College Preparatory Elementary School 7/10/2014
4269 Spooky Nights ‘Talent Intern’ Shelby Farms Park Conservancy 7/10/2014
4268 UX Designer/Developer Symplicity Corporation 7/10/2014


Career Road Show – Fall Break Networking Trip

Apply now for this unique opportunity to network with alumni/professionals in Houston, Texas!  During Fall Break, 45 students will be selected to participate in the Career Road Show, which will allow you to travel via bus with students, faculty and staff to both Houston and New Orleans.  While in each city, you will be able to attend a company site visit, career panel, and networking reception.  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 Wednesday, October 22.

We anticipate that spots on the bus will go quickly.  So, apply today!  Sign in to your CareerLinX account and reference position #3852 for full details and application procedures.

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Office:  Buckman Hall, Suite 207  
(901) 321-3330

Amy Ware, Director:  (901) 321-3331
Cathy Lantrip, Career Counselor:  (901) 321-3329
Curt Rogers, Recruitment Coordinator:  (901) 321-3334

On-Campus Interviews

icon_interview4The 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.

servicemasterServiceMaster – Friday, March 28th
Job Title:  Corporate Intern
For consideration:  Deadline to submit your resume for this campus interview opportunity has passed.  Candidates who are preselected to interview will be contacted via email later this week to set up your interview time.

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!