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

We’ve got a few more events!  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 Mass Mutual
Thursday, October 16th – 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 Finance, Management, Marketing, 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]

Two information tables are scheduled outside Alfonso Dining Hall this week from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

* Representatives from Outback Steakhouse will be on campus on Wednesday, October 15th, recruiting for positions available with their organization.
* Representatives from the US Army Recruiting Office will be here on Friday, October 17th.


Teach_for_America_logo122710[1]Teach For America has scheduled an information session on Wednesday, October 29th from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Buckman 102.  They will be sharing information about their organization, teaching positions that available, and about their up-coming series of campus interviews scheduled later this semester.  All students interested in learning more are welcome to attend…all majors!

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will be hosting the 2014 Law Admissions Workshop and Law School Recruitment Fair.

Where: The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
1 North Front Street, Wade Auditorium, Memphis, TN 38103
When: Tuesday, October 21; Law Admissions Workshop 5–6 p.m.; Recruitment Fair 6–8 p.m.

Currently nine law schools will be in attendance. The law schools in attendance include: University of Memphis, University of Tennessee, University of Mississippi, Mississippi College, Lincoln Memorial University, Belmont University School of Law, University of Kentucky, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and University of Louisville. Kaplan Test Prep will also attend. Kaplan Test Prep will be giving away a test preparation class to one lucky attendee.  All interested CBU students are welcome to attend.

 

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

nonprofitNetworking 101:  How To Establish References
From Careerealism

Establishing references can be really difficult, especially when you’re looking for a job and don’t seem to have a strong list of potential references. However, this shouldn’t be neglected because, in many ways, references can make or break our future careers.

According to an article on Jobdig.com titled “The Real Purpose of References,” references serve as a deal closer for job candidates (and as a job seeker, you definitely want to seal the deal!). Here are some ways you can establish references while you’re looking for a job.    Read More…


businesscardTen Job Interview Myths Debunked
From Forbes

You probably get a little nervous before you go into a job interview. Even if you’ve copiously prepped, you figure the interviewer will hold all the cards. She knows everything about her company and the job you want, and she’s got a vision of the perfect employee that doesn’t exactly describe you.

Not so, says David Couper, a Los Angeles career and executive coach and the author of Outsiders on the Inside: How to Create a Winning Career … Even When You Don’t Fit In. In reality, most interviewers are ill-prepared and distracted, he says. “They usually just wing it based on their own experience.”  Read more…


resume_readingHow I Knew When To Change My Career
From The Huffington Post

Honestly on a Sunday night, two years ago, my thoughts usually went like this; “I don’t want to go to work tomorrow”, “I hate my job” “I am dreading having to see….”

It’s like I went from being a happy, loving life type of girl to an unhappy, burnt out, misery guts… I’m not even joking. I know I swear but my swearing on a Sunday got a whole lot worse!  I was just so unhappy and living for the weekend in my Legal corporate career.  I was looking for a solution and my boyfriend’s solutions and practicality weren’t cutting it. All I could think was “What would he know? He loves his job!”    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 241 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:

ID Job Title Employer Posting Date
4596 Software Engineer Vensi Inc 10/21/2014
4601 Sales Representative Trainee Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC 10/13/2014
4602 Operations Trainee Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC 10/13/2014
4603 Part Time Case Worker Maximus 10/13/2014
4604 Audio Operator ABC24/CW30 10/13/2014
4605 Area Director of Safety Durham School Services / National Express Corporation 10/13/2014
4600 News Producer ABC24/CW30 10/10/2014
3551 Business Development Intern – PAID Course Hero, Inc. 10/9/2014
4595 Proprietary Equity Trader T3 Trading Group 10/9/2014
4597 Marketing Manager Intern GemPhones 10/9/2014
4598 Teachers Barret’s Chapel School 10/9/2014
4599 Statistician University of Tennessee Health Science Center 10/9/2014
4583 Proprietary Stock Trader T3 Trading Group 10/8/2014
4587 Financial Representative AIG Financial Network 10/8/2014
4588 Account Service Team Associate II Raymond James Financial 10/8/2014
4589 Executive Producer ABC24/CW30 10/8/2014
4590 Temporary Freelance Producer ABC24/CW30 10/8/2014
4591 Territory Sales Rep G&K Services 10/8/2014
4592 Aspire Teacher Residency: Train to Teach with Aspire Public Schools While Earning a Credential and Master of Arts in Education Aspire Public Schools 10/8/2014
4593 Work Management Engineer Memphis Light, Gas & Water 10/8/2014
4107 Flinja – Blogger/Copywriter/Editor Flinja 10/7/2014
4108 Flinja – Communications Internship – Work with VC’s Flinja 10/7/2014
4109 Flinja – Engineer iOS or Android Flinja 10/7/2014
4110 Flinja – Executive Assistant / Office Manager Flinja 10/7/2014
4112 Flinja – Ruby on Rails Developer Flinja 10/7/2014
4113 Flinja – SEO Keyword Researcher Flinja 10/7/2014
4114 Flinja – Technical Blog Writer for a Fast Growing, VC backed Startup Flinja 10/7/2014
4115 Google Adwords Expert for a Fast Growing, VC backed Startup Flinja 10/7/2014
4567 Flinja – Office Coordinator and Manager Flinja 10/7/2014
4586 Embrace the Exceptional. Work at Camp Ramapo. Ramapo for Children 10/7/2014

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.

Don’t forget to follow us on social media
for the latest updates & exclusive content!

facebook linkedin  twitter

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 by 3:00 pm on Monday, October 6th (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