Fall 2013 Calendar Of Events

calendar2We have a full slate of workshops and events scheduled this semester to assist you in your career development journey.  You can RSVP for any of the events listed below through your CBU CareerLinX account.  Just click on the “Events” tab.

Tuesday, November 19
Career Power Half Hour: Resume Writing
Buckman 208, 1:00 – 1:30 pm

Thursday, November 21
Pizza & Professionals with Volunteer Mid-South
Buckman 102, 12:30–1:30 pm

December 16–31
Winter Break Externships

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.)

“High Heels” Women’s Leadership Panel

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“High Heels:”
The Story Of Successful Women Leaders &
How They Made It To The Top
Thursday, March 21st – 1:00 p.m., Spain Auditorium

Panelists will be Andrea Hough, Vice-President of Talent Acquisition with ServiceMaster; Maria Lensing, Vice President of Signature Client Group, AT&T ; Emily Greer, Vice-President at ALSAC; Lori Patton, President of Roadshow BMW; Susan Stephenson, CEO of I-Bank; and Sylvia Walker, State Farm Agent, State Farm Insurance.

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

Campus Interviews With ServiceMaster (March 22)

servicemasterServiceMaster will be conducting on-campus interviews on Friday, March 22nd for their up-coming summer internship program.  If you are interested and qualify (see requirements/qualifications below), post your resume through your Nace-Link account to position #2550, or submit a resume by email with “ServiceMaster Internship” in the subject line, no later than Thursday, March 14th.  Candidates will be selected based on resumes submitted, and will be notified via email to sign up for an interview time if selected.

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Aspire Public Schools – Info Table on March 11

aspireAspire Public Schools will have an information table outside Alfonso Dining Hall on Monday, March 11th from 11:00 to 1:00.  Representatives from Aspire will be distributing information about the program, the new schools that will be opening later this year here in Memphis, and about the teaching positions that are available with the organization.  Be sure to stop by for more information.

“Pizza & Professionals” Series: Northwestern Mutual (March 12)

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northwesternmutualAs part of our “Pizza & Professionals” series, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network will be conducting an information session on Tuesday, March 12th at 1:00 p.m. in Buckman 102.  Representatives will be sharing information about the company and the positions that they have available.  Students in all majors are welcome to attend, though positions may have particular interest to Business, Finance, and related areas.  RSVP your attendance through your Nace-Link account.  (Click “events”, select this event, then hit the RSVP button at the bottom of the page.)

6 Tips For Avoiding The Resume Black Hole

talkingFrom Forbes.com (2/4/2013)

Many job seekers spend countless hours writing, polishing and blasting their resumes to dozens of companies. Then they wait, and wait, and never hear a thing. That’s because human resources people and hiring managers receive heaps of resumes for any given job opening, and they end up missing, skipping or tossing a lot of them.

However, it turns out there are things you can do to help ensure your resume is seen.  Read the full article from Forbes.com…