Spring 2014 calendar will be published soon!
Pizza & Professionals with
Strategic Financial Partners
Thursday, September 5th
12:30 to 1:30 pm, Buckman 102
Join us for free pizza & drinks, and learn about career opportunities with Strategic Financial Partners. Recruiters will be on hand to present information about the company, the opportunities that are available, and answer your questions. RSVP through your CareerLinX account under the events tab by September 4th.
It’s important to make a good first impression in any interview situation. To help you make your best impression, we present CBU’s first ever “Career Closet”, sponsored by the Career Services Alumni Advisory Board. Clean, gently-used suits, blazers, ties, blouses, shoes, slacks, and more, donated by CBU alumni and others in the business community, will be available in the Sabbatini Lounge on Tuesday, September 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., all free of charge to current CBU students, and available to help you build your business wardrobe. Stop by and see what’s available to help you make your best first impression. (First come, first served.)
We 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
Winter Break Externships
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.
Once 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!
Aspire 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.
College 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: email@example.com. (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.
|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:
Aspire Teacher Residency Program will be conducting an information session next Tuesday, January 29th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in Buckman Hall Room 103. Representatives from Aspire will be in attendance to give you an overview of their organization, and give further details of their teacher recruitment program. A brief description is below.
Walk-ins welcome, but if possible, please RSVP by Monday, January 28th through your Nace-Link account (sign in, click the “events” tab, then click the Aspire workshop link…the RSVP tab is at the bottom of the page.)
Train and Teach With Aspire Public Schools! Aspire Public Schools, California’s top-performing large, high-poverty school system, changes the odds for low-income students. Currently, Aspire educates 12,500 students in 34 schools in 6 cities across California and makes a promise to every single Aspire student: College for Certain. In 2010-2012, 100% of Aspire’s seniors graduated with admission to a four-year college or university. Aspire recently announced that the organization will open schools in Memphis, Tennessee in the 2013/14 school year in order to contribute to the focused effort to improve the city’s lowest performing schools.
In collaboration with the University of the Pacific, the Aspire Teacher Residency (ATR) is an intensive teacher training program that recruits and trains talented individuals of all ages and backgrounds to become highly-effective teachers.
ATR is currently recruiting for two programs:
Memphis program – Aspire is looking to further its mission by contributing to the focused effort to improve the lowest performing schools in Memphis, Tennessee and is preparing to open new schools in Memphis. We are looking for Residents who are interested in spending one year training in our California schools and then pursuing a teaching position in Memphis. With residency placements available in East Palo Alto, Oakland, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto, those who join the ATR-Memphis program will spend the 2013/14 school year with us in California and then teach and open a new school in Memphis in the 2014/15 school year. In addition to training on best teaching practices and Aspire’s model, Memphis residents will engage in a series of learning experiences and visits to Memphis so that they are prepared for the work they will do in Memphis.
California program – Aspire is looking for residents who are interested in training and teaching in one of our CA schools. With placements available in East Palo Alto, Oakland, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto, those who join the program will spend one year training and then at least 3 years teaching in our CA schools. Credentials available include: Multiple Subject; Single Subject – English, Math, Science, Social Studies; and Special Education – Mild/Moderate.
The programs offer:
*A Master of Arts in Education and Teaching Credential (Multiple Subject; Single Subject – English, Math, Science, or Social Studies; or Special Education – Mild/Moderate) from the University of the Pacific at a deeply discounted tuition rate
*A $13,500 stipend, plus medical benefits, for the first year
*The opportunity to work in a classroom with a highly-effective Mentor Teacher four days/week for an entire school year
*Priority hiring for a teaching position at an Aspire school and tuition-reimbursement benefits for Residents who successfully complete the first year
*ATR – Memphis Program: Up to $2,000 reimbursement for travel expenses to Memphis to ensure Residents become and/or remain connected to the community where they will teach
The next round of applications for the 2013/14 program are due March 1, 2013. You can find the application here.