Fall 2014 Calendar Of Events

It’s a busy week for Career Services events!  Log in to your CBU CareerLinX account to RSVP for any of these events that you want to attend.

firstimpressionsFirst Impressions Series:  Professional Image & Business Etiquette
Tuesday, September 16th – 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Buckman 211 (Montesi)
The first workshop in our First Impressions Series….learn everything from how to give a professional handshake, to how to type professional emails, and everything in between.  First 25 registrants received a free business card holder!  RSVP today!!

Mock Interview Day:  Wednesday, September 17th
Sign up through your CareerLinx account to schedule a practice interview with a recruiter who typically hires lots of CBU graduates!  This is a great way to brush up on your interviewing skills, and get great feedback about your strengths and weaknesses.  This opportunity only happens once a semester…fewer than 10 interview spots remain!  Don’t miss it!  You must register through your CareerLinX account no later than September 15th.

stem_showcase_employerSTEM Showcase:
A Career & Internship Expo for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Majors
Thursday, September 18th – 12:00 to 2:00 pm, Buckman 211 (Montesi)
Join us for this opportunity to meet around a dozen employers who hire STEM major students and alumni into internships and full-time positions.  Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes!  Companies scheduled to attend as of September 15th include:

Company Majors Sought
Air Force Recruiting All STEM Majors*
Ducks Unlimited Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, MIS/ITM, Math
FedEx Services Mathematics (BS), Business Administration (Management Information Systems), Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Computer Science (Computer Engineering)
Flintco, LLC STEM Majors*
International Paper Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
LSI: Logical Systems LLC Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering), Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Engineering Management (Information Management), Engineering Management (Packaging), Engineering Management, Computer Science (Computer Engineering)
Memphis Light,  Gas & Water Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering), Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
MidSouth Utility Consultants Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management
Mitsubishi Electric Business Administration (Management), Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Engineering Management (Packaging), Engineering Physics, Engineering Management, Business Administration (Bachelor Of Science)
Nucor Steel Memphis Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering), Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
State of Tennessee Department of Human Resources All STEM Majors*
Tennessee Department Of Transportation Civil Engineering
The West Clinic Nursing (RN to BSN), Masters In Physician Assistant Studies
Valero Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
YES Prep Public Schools All STEM Majors
Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. All STEM Majors*

Practice Test Drive:
For The GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT & PCAT Practice Test

Tuesday, September 23rd – 2:00 to 5:00 pm
This is an opportunity to take a retired version (in some cases, slightly abbreviated) of a retired test, minus the essay portions.  It’s a great way to see your areas of strength, and areas of weakness, and where you need to study further.  RSVP thru CareerLinX by September 18th.

gradschoolexpo2014Graduate School Expo:  Thursday, September 25th
12:00 to 2:00 pm, Canale Arena
Are you are current student or alum, considering an advanced degree?  Then this is a can’t-miss event.  More than 50 programs from across the country will be attending to share information about their programs.  Make plans to attend!  Open to all students and alumni in all majors who are considering graduate school!

54 programs are scheduled to attend as of September 15th:

Barry University School Of Podiatric Medicine
Belmont University College of Law
Bethel University
Candler School of Theology
Christian Brothers University (Masters Of Accountancy)
Christian Brothers University (Masters Of Business Administration)
Christian Brothers University (Graduate Education)
Christian Brothers University (Graduate Engineering)
Christian Brothers University (Physician Assistant Studies)
College of Graduate Health Sciences, The University of Tennessee
College of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Delta State University
Freed-Hardeman University
Harding University Health Sciences
Harding University Mid-South Professional Center
IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Jacksonville University
LMU- Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Logan University
Louisiana State University Law Center
Manderson Graduate School of Business, The University of Alabama
Mercer University, McAfee School Of Theology
Memphis Theological Seminary
Mercer University School of Law
Middle Tennessee State University
Mississippi College School of Law
Richmont Graduate University
Saint Louis University: College Of Public Health & Social Justice
Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law
Samuel Merritt University
Southern College of Optometry
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Tennessee Tech University
The University of Alabama
The University of Memphis School of Public Health
The University of Mississippi-DeSoto
Union University Germantown
Union University School of Pharmacy
Union University School of Social Work
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
University of Memphis (University College)
University of Memphis Graduate School
University of Memphis School of Law
University of Mississippi School of Law
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
University of Tennessee College of Law
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
University of Tennessee Health Science Center (College Of Health Professionals)
University of Tennessee Health Science Center (College of Allied Health Sciences)
University of Tennessee, College of Social Work
University of Tulsa Graduate School
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Wake Forest University School Of Divinity

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

Articles & Advice

resume_reading7 Ways To Tailor Your Resume For A Leadership Position
From Careerealism

Are you a prime candidate for a mid- to senior-level leadership role?  Before you apply, make sure you leverage these seven strategies to tailor your resume for maximum impact.

1. Revamp Your Resume’s Keywords: As you (hopefully) know, the computer databases, or Applicant Tracking Systems, that store and analyze incoming resumes for job board, employer, and recruiter sites, count the number of times certain words are used in your resume. These keywords are industry-specific and are unique to each role in each company. Your resume ranks higher if you include more of these words in the document. Read More…

icon_badinterviewStuck In A Career Rut?  Four Ways To Break Out
From Forbes

In a previous post for this column, I shared career lessons from famous comedians, including this gem from the late, great Joan Rivers:  If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present. – Joan Rivers

It’s critical to embrace this notion of multiple doors – i.e., multiple options – because at various stages of your career, you will get stuck. You feel like you have topped out at your job. You hear No from a dream employer or to your request of your existing employer. You hear Yes and try something new, it doesn’t go as well as expected, and you need to bounce back. Here are  four  “doors” to try for breaking out of a career rut:  Read more…

bulbRefresh Your Career
From The Huffington Post

Have you felt stuck in the summer doldrums? Has the holding pattern of the slower days of July and August made you re-think the shape and speed of your career? As work ramps up in Sept. and Oct., what can you do to latch on to the momentum? How can you breathe new life into your career and revive your excitement?

The French call it “la rentrée” — when the summer holidays are over and it’s to return to your regular life, refreshed and reinvigorated. It’s also a good time to refresh and reinvigorate your career.  These five strategic steps will help you rev up your career in the coming months:  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!)  NOTE:  Current work-study positions are also listed here!

There are currently 254 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
4513 Operations Representative III Raymond James Financial 9/15/2014
2955 Teaching in China Interntaional Teaching Advantage 9/14/2014
4512 Anchor/Reporter WHBQ Fox 13 9/12/2014
4507 Athletics Game Management Student Worker Christian Brothers University 9/12/2014
4509 Athletics Graphic Artist Christian Brothers University 9/12/2014
4510 Athletics Video Specialist Christian Brothers University 9/12/2014
4511 PostgreSQL Database Engineer++ Breakaway Courier Systems 9/12/2014
4508 WordPress 4.0 Instructor / Avada CommTrans 9/12/2014
4505 Front End Developer Symplicity Corporation 9/11/2014
4504 Lead Generator Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning 9/11/2014
4506 Project Engineer Ross Recruiting 9/11/2014
4481 Proprietary Stock Trader T3 Trading Group 9/11/2014
3561 Sustainability Internship/Independent Study Abroad in Panama Kalu Yala 9/11/2014
4502 Manufacturing Engineer / Quality Intern Thomas & Betts 9/10/2014
4500 Print Center Associate OfficeMax 9/10/2014
4503 RefME Student Brand Manager RefME 9/10/2014
4501 Sales Associate OfficeMax 9/10/2014
3551 Business Development Intern – PAID Course Hero, Inc. 9/9/2014
4499 Enroll America Fellowship Enroll America 9/9/2014
4107 Flinja – Blogger/Copywriter/Editor Flinja 9/9/2014
4108 Flinja – Communications Internship – Work with VC’s Flinja 9/9/2014
4109 Flinja – Engineer iOS or Android Flinja 9/9/2014
4110 Flinja – Executive Assistant / Office Manager Flinja 9/9/2014
4112 Flinja – Ruby on Rails Developer Flinja 9/9/2014
4113 Flinja – SEO Keyword Researcher Flinja 9/9/2014
4114 Flinja – Technical Blog Writer for a Fast Growing, VC backed Startup Flinja 9/9/2014
4115 Google Adwords Expert for a Fast Growing, VC backed Startup Flinja 9/9/2014
4498 Industrial Engineer Teleflex Incorporated 9/9/2014
4489 Student Assistant to Biological Safety Officer St. Jude Children’s Research Hosptial 9/9/2014
4486 3 Minute Relief – Online Marketing Internship Interns 365 9/8/2014
4497 Associate Consultant Guidance Software 9/8/2014
4484 B.E.L. Media – Marketing and Social Media Internship Interns 365 9/8/2014
4485 Book Brothers Inc – Online Marketing Internship Interns 365 9/8/2014
4496 Civil Engineer – Roadway Design Garver 9/8/2014
4494 Digital Sales Manager ABC24/CW30 9/8/2014
4488 Engineer III Progress Rail Services 9/8/2014
4493 Entry Level Programmer Summerfield Associates, Inc 9/8/2014
4491 Entry Level Staff Accountant Brundige Payne & Company 9/8/2014
4483 GoWebBaby – Business Development and Marketing Internship Interns 365 9/8/2014
4487 I-Banking, Trading, Hedge Funds Internship Swiss Finance Academy 9/8/2014
4495 On-Call Child Care & Babysitting Opportunities Other Jobs From CBU Career Services 9/8/2014
4492 Sales Rep Paramount Marketing Group 9/8/2014
4474 Team Member – Local State Farm Agent State Farm Agents 9/8/2014
4482 UX Designer/Developer Symplicity Corporation 9/8/2014
4480 Teach English in Asia! Adventure Teaching 9/7/2014
4478 AmeriCorps VISTA AmeriCorps VISTA 9/5/2014
4475 Interaction Designer Web Developer Thrive15.com 9/5/2014
4477 Investment Analyst PreserverPartners, LLC 9/5/2014
4479 National Processing Center Analyst Towers Watson 9/5/2014
4476 Sales Representative Total Quality Logistics 9/5/2014
4473 Administration Assistant Church Health Center 9/4/2014
4459 Easier To Use, LLC – Entrepreneurial Marketing Internship Interns 365 9/4/2014
4460 gearedforGREEN – Eco-Education, Marketing and Social Media Internship Interns 365 9/4/2014
4461 gearedforGREEN – Eco-Product and Market Research Internship Interns 365 9/4/2014
4462 Interns 365 – Human Resources and Recruiting Internship Interns 365 9/4/2014
4463 Meridian Valuations – Business Valuation Analyst Internship Interns 365 9/4/2014
4470 Part-Time Tutoring Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services 9/4/2014
4471 Recycling Service Sales Representative International Paper 9/4/2014
4464 REUSA-WRAPS – Marketing Internship Interns 365 9/4/2014
4468 Social Media Strategist Anise Cosmetics 9/4/2014
4465 Wed/Altered – Bridal Fashion Marketing and Social Media Internship Interns 365 9/4/2014

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.

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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.

rbgReynolds Bone & Griesbeck:  Tuesday, September 16
Majors Sought:  Accounting, Masters In Accountancy
Job Title:  Spring 2015 Internship; Audit & Tax Staff (Full Time)
Job Description:  Looking for real-world experience in public accounting? RBG can deliver! Participating in an RBG Spring Internship provides valuable experience in the areas of audit or tax by exposing interns to the same responsibilities of our first-year staff accountants. Assignments also allow for many opportunities to work alongside RBG partners and other professionals on a variety of client engagements. Go to www.rbgcpa.com to check out career information. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter @rbgcareers, Google+ and YouTube. Firm Information: If you want to be a part of a firm that garners instant respect throughout the Mid-South, keep reading. Because we didn’t become the oldest and one of the largest Memphis-based CPA firms today by being anything less than the best at what we do. We deliver solutions that go beyond typical public accounting services. If you’ve got what it takes to be an RBG associate, we’ll give you every opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills to become the best you can be.
Qualifications:  Juniors & Seniors are eligible for internship; December 2014 & May 2015; Minimum 3.00 GPA; US Citizenship Required (F1-Visa Candidates and Permanent US Residents are not eligible); 100% Preselection
To be considered:  Preselected students have been notified via phone and email.

19x[1]International Paper:  Friday, September 19th
Majors Sought:  Chemical, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering

Job Title:  REACH Engineer
Job Description:  We are hiring Process Engineers and Reliability Engineers:

• B.S. degrees preferred. Desired majors: Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
• Candidates should have 0-5 years of post-college experience. Manufacturing internship and/or co-op experience preferred.
• Desire to work in manufacturing setting
• Highly motivated, results-driven individual who can also perform well in a team setting
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Work safely and influence others to work safely
• Give presentations to mill management about project recommendations or status
• Locations are primarily in, but not limited to, the southeastern and southern United States

Qualifications:  Minimum 2.80 GPA – Unofficial Transcripts are required for interviewing – Company application required.  U.S. Citizens and permanent U.S. Residents are eligible

For consideration:  If you are interested in interviewing, you MUST attend the STEM Showcase on Thursday, September 18th.  The company will be creating its interview schedule based on resumes submitted by attendees at this event.

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.