Hidden Secrets Of A Young Professional

computerFrom Early Careerist (2/7/2013) – By Chrisina Kach

Have you ever wondered if there is more behind successful individuals than the typical advice you see in most publications on developing your brand and career.  The answer is yes; successful individuals have figured out tangible actions to supplement those pieces of advice and supplement their work performance.

Today I am going to share a few of the less obvious pieces of advice I’ve accrued over the years as a young professional that have helped me gain traction in my career.  Read the full article from EarlyCareerist.com…

Featured Positions – February 11th

rabat-onlyFEATURED POSITIONS:

There are two Intern Positions currently available on campus…one with Admissions, another with Enrollment Management!  Details are below!

Are you dependable, smart, mature, fun, and could use a 20 hour a week part-time job on campus? Then you need to apply for the Admissions Intern position!

The position covers the full academic year (holidays off the same time the school is closed, time off is available by request).  It is a fantastic fit for a hard-working student who needs to earn a little extra income but not have his/her grades suffer. The hours will be set by the student on his/her start date but must be regular. Also, though any student may apply, a student in Freshman or Sophomore standing would be preferred. The job is 20 hours a week at minimum wage ($7.25/hr) and may consist of the following duties:

-Secretarial duties such as answering the phones, greeting students, and setting up appointments
-Data entry into the online Banner system
-Handling and entering of student application information
-Working within a dynamic, fun team to come up with advertisement and event ideas and bringing these ideas to fruition
-Providing campus tours as needed
-Other duties as assigned

The job includes several extra perks such as opportunities for networking, gaining professional computer skills, gaining professional intra-office skills, and having flexible hours for academic or personal needs per request (e.g., Finals Week).

Again, we are looking for a dependable, smart, mature, and fun student, and if you think you qualify, please fill out the attached application and email it to Teri Douglas (tdouglas@cbu.edu).  Any questions should also be sent to this address. You will also be required to request and submit 2 letters of recommendation to the Undergraduate Office of Admissions, at least one of which will need to be from a CBU professor. The letters can be emailed directly from the professor(s) or must be sealed and signed over in an envelope that can be hand-delivered to the office by the student. The letters do not have to be long; they simply need to reflect the recommenders’ opinions on your fit for this position and your general professional acumen. Both of these materials (application and letters) must be submitted by February 27th at 4pm.

rabat-onlyEnrollment Management Internship

This position will assist the Vice President for Enrollment Management in research to evaluate marketing, recruiting, and enrollment initiatives.   Skills needed for this position include basic data manipulation utilizing Excel, include chart making, and creating PowerPoint presentations.  The ability to think independently, creatively, and quickly is essential.  This internship will give students an opportunity to gain experience in the area of marketing and communications.  Students majoring in marketing, management, or behavioral science are encouraged to apply.  Send resumes to Anne Kenworthy at: akenwort@cbu.edu.

3208-bridgeslogo[1]MAKE YOUR SUMMER MATTER!  Build your resume and build Memphis. Apply for a summer position with Bridge Builders!

BRIDGES unites and inspires diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation. This summer, 1,500 students in grades 7-12 will develop their leadership skills and connect with youth from across the Mid-South through our Bridge Builders Leadership Conferences. We are accepting applications now through Thursday, February 28th for the following positions*:

7th-10th Grade Leadership Conferences
�        BRIDGES AmeriCorps Member: Conference Facilitator, Grades 7-10
�        Work Crew Member:  11th-12th Grade Leadership Conferences
�        BRIDGES AmeriCorps Member: Conference Facilitator, Grades 11-12
�        BRIDGES AmeriCorps Member: Logistics and Coordination Team
�        Resident Adviser

Apply at www.bridgesusa.org/summerapply.

* Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent to be considered for a summer position. Applications accepted now through Thursday, February 28th.

Recent Job Opportunites – Week Of February 11th

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 212 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…

#2495 – Staff Accountant:  Marietta Corporation (Olive Branch, MS – Accounting degree required, CPA/MBA a plus, 4-5 years relevant experience)
#2494 – Litigation Paralegal:  Adams & Reese LLP (Part-Time – Ideal for English, History, Math or related subject areas)
#2493 – K-12 Teachers:  I Can Schools (Positions in Cleveland, Ohio)
#2491 – Customer Service Rep (Cordova): InvoiceCloud (All Majors – $30-35K)
#2490 – Logistic Sales Account Executive:  Total Quality Logistics (All Majors – Salary + Commission)
#2488 – Volunteer:  Franciscan Outreach Volunteers (All Majors)
#2487 – Business Intelligence Analyst:  Buckeye Technologies (Computer Science, ITM/MIS Degree)
#2486 – Packaging Equipment Engineer:  WM Barr (Chemical, Mechanical, and/or Packaging Engineering degree)
#2485 – Education Coordinator:  Vatterot Career College (3-5 years relevant experience)
#2480-2484 – Multiple Positions:  Flinja (See individual descriptions for full details)
#2479 – Financial Services Representative:  Strategic Financial Partners (Graduating Seniors, Masters Candidates and Alumni are eligible)
#2478 – Intern:  Stand For Children (Psychology, Education, ECCM, or Masters Degree)
#2477 – Sales Manager Trainee:  Cordova Safety Products (Marketing, Finance, International Business, or related areas)
#2475 – Gallery Host: Hyatt Place Germantown ($10.00/hour – All Majors)
#2473-2474 – Impress Associate, Sales Associate:  Office Max (All Majors, Part Time)
#2472 – Janitorial Supervisor: Memphis Goodwill Industries (5 years supervisory/management experience required)
#2471 – Engineering Manager:  Marietta Corporation (Mechanical Engineering Degree, 10+ years related experience required)
#2468-2470 – Linux Systems Administrator, PHP Developer, Mobile App Developer:  Symplicity Corporation (ITM/MIS, Computer science or related degree)
#2467 – Staff Account Intern:  Carlisle Corporation (Accounting, Finance or related areas – 2-3 month position)
#2466 – Interns:  US International Trade Commission (Masters Candidates)
#2464 – Environmental Scientist: Ensafe (Degree in Civil Engineering)

Up-Coming Events

icon_compassCollege Of Charleston MBA Program will have an information table set up in the foyer of the Alfonso Dining this Tuesday, February 12th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., to share information about their program; they will follow this with a more formal information session at 7:00 pm in Buckman Hall 209 for all interested students.

The Avon recruitment visit that was postponed by last month’s power outage has been reschedule for Wednesday and Thursday, February 20th and 21st, from 11:00 to 1:00 each day in the foyer outside Alfonso Dining Hall.

Practice Test Day (for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT, GMAT) has been tentatively scheduled for Thursday, March 21st.  Watch the bulletin for additional sign-up details.

The Insurors of Memphis will be conducting its Student Shadow Day on Thursday, February 21st.  This event will allow students to spend a day with an insurance professional, learn more about the industry, and experience the day-to-day responsibilities of those who work in that field.  Part of the day will also include a luncheon at the Hilton Hotel.   If you are interested in participating, please send your name, email address and phone number to Curt Rogers at:   crogers@cbu.edu.  (Please include �Insurors Of Memphis� in the subject line, and attach a copy of your resume as well.)  We will forward your information to the organization, who will then contact you with further arrangements.   Deadline to respond is this Thursday, February 14th.

Spring 2013 Career & Internship Expo

Our Spring 2013 Career & Internship Expo is scheduled for Tuesday, February 26th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Thomas Center Sabbatini Lounge.  More than two dozen companies are expected to attend.  Be sure to dress professionally, bring plenty of resumes, and be prepared to ask questions about each company, as well as answer questions about yourself!

The following companies are confirmed to attend as of Monday, February 4th:

Company Majors Sought Types Of Positions Available
AmeriCorps (Exchange Club Family Center) All Majors (Education, Psychology/Applied Psychology Volunteer, Full Time,
Part Time
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP Accounting Internship/Externship
EdR (Education Realty Trust) Accounting, Finance, ITM/MIS, Management, Marketing, MBA Full Time
Enterprise Rent-A-Car All Majors Full Time
International Children’s Heart Foundation Communications, ITM, International Business, Management, Marketing, Business, ECCM, Management Internship/Externship
Memphis Light Gas & Water Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering), Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Engineering Management Full Time, Co-Ops
Mueller
Industries
Accounting, Management, Marketing, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Full Time
Northwestern Mutual All Majors Full Time, Part Time
Prudential (Collins-Maury Realtors) All Majors Full Time, Part Time
Regions
Bank
Accounting, Finance, Business Full Time, Part Time
ServiceMaster Communications, Fine Arts/Graphic Design, Psychology, Applied Psychology Organizational Psychology, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology Management, Marketing, Business Administration, Computer Science, English-Corporate Communications & Management, Mathematics BS, Management Information Systems, Master Of Business Administration, Mathematics BA Internship/Externship
SRVS Nursing RN To BSN, Applied/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Management, Computer Science Volunteer, Full Time,
Part Time,
Internship/Externship
The Martin Institute For Teaching Excellence All Majors (Education) Full Time
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center All Majors Full Time, Part Time

Job Applications Require Your Best Efforts

importantFrom FederalTimes.com (2/4/2013) 

The 17th-century French scientist and mathematician Blaise Pascal said, “If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.” The principle that writing concise documents takes more time than writing long-winded ones applies to just about every type of document, including reports, fact sheets, websites, letters, presentations and applications.

Instead of leaving the preparation of documents to the last minute, take time to:  Read the full article from FederalTimes.com…

College Seniors: The Time To Find A Job Is Now!

imageFrom LinkedIn.com (2/4/2013)

It’s only early February, but if this is your (or your son’s or daughter’s) last year of college, it’s time to get the job search in full gear. Here are ways to increase your odds of success.

First, let’s be clear. Your goal isn’t to get a job this month, but rather to lay the groundwork so that you’ll have a great job when you graduate. Start conversations, not interviews: Before you get interviews or offers, you need to start interacting with people who are already in the workforce. Reach out and have intelligent conversations with them.   Read the full article from LinkedIn…

How To Cover Up Your Lack Of Work Experience

professionalimageFrom Early Careerist (1/23/2013)

Cover-ups happen all the time. For years, people have been trying to conceal the truth about alien encounters, square planets, and dinosaur amusement parks. But the greatest smokescreen of all time has nothing to do with grassy knolls or UFOs.

No, it’s that you can cover up your lack of work experience and actually get a job, make money, and get some of that pesky experience that’s been causing you so much grief. Read on to learn the best ways to overcome your inexperience and get that job you’ve been hoping for.   Read the full article from EarlyCareerist.com…

Recent Job Opportunities – For The Week Of February 4th

icon_interview2All 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 207 active positions posted in the “CBU Jobs” 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…

  • #2461 – CTE Teachers: Memphis City Schools (Teach Memphis) (Bachelors Degree, Experience in area of specialty)
  • #2460 – Preschool Spanish Teacher: Castonas Spanish Teachers (Degree preferred but not required – Spanish fluency)
  • #2459 – Public Health Associate Program: Center For Disease Control & Prevention (All Majors – Two Year Paid Fellowship)
  • #2458 – Rental Representative: Penske Truck Leasing (Part Time – All Business Majors – 15-25 hours/week)
  • #2456 – Box Office Ticket Seller:  Memphis Redbirds (Part Time – Ideal for Finance or Sports Management majors)
  • #2453 – FLIGHT Leadership Training Program:  Asurion (Degree in Business, Engineering Management, Communications or related – Position in Nashville, TN)
  • #2451 – Receptionist: MATA (All Majors)
  • #2450 – Finance/Accounting Clerk: Blues City Brewery (Part-Time – Pursuing Degree in Accounting or Finance – $12/hour)
  • #2449 – Multiple Positions: Department Of Veteran’s Affairs (See description for details)
  • #2448 – Corporate Communications Intern: Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation (Seniors in ECCM, Marketing, Management, or pursuing MBA or MAEL)
  • #2447 – Marketing Assistant: Revid Property Management (Sophomores/Juniors in Marketing or related areas preferred – all majors eligible)
  • #2445 – Manager Trainee:  Penske Truck Leasing (All majors – ideal for business, management, marketing, or related areas – opportunities for advancement)
  • #2444 – English Teachers:  Memphis City Schools (Teach Memphis) (Graduating seniors in English, Education or related)
  • #2443 – Band Teachers:  Memphis City Schools (Teach Memphis) (Graduating seniors in Music, Education or related)
  • #2442 – Spanish Speaking Elementary Teachers:  Memphis City Schools (Teach Memphis) (Graduating seniors in Spanish, Education or related)
  • #2441 – Commercial Account Manager:  EdR (Education Realty Trust) (Business Degree, One Year Commercial Property Experience)
  • #2440 – Real Estate Acquisitions/Development Market Analyst:  EdR (Education Realty Trust) (Business Degree, One Year Related Experience)
  • #2439 – Property Accountant: EdR (Education Realty Trust) (Accounting Degree, 3-5 years relevant experience, CPA preferred)
  • #2438 – Director Of Ancillary Services & Analysis:  EdR (Education Realty Trust) (Business/Accounting Degree, Three Years related work experience, project management)
  • #2437 – Broadcast Technician/Broadcast Engineering Assistant:  Clear Channel Radio Memphis (Electrical/Computer Engineering Degree – 5+ years experience)