Fall 2014 Calendar Of Events

calendar2Students, welcome back!  Career Services has a number of events scheduled this semester to assist you in all aspects of your career development.  Be sure to log in to your CBU CareerLinX account to RSVP for any of these events that you want to attend.

Meet The Firms:  For Juniors, Seniors, Masters Candidates & Recent Grads in Accounting & Finance
Tuesday, September 2nd
6:00-7:15 pm in Buckman 211 (Montesi)
This is your chance to meet one on one with representatives of more than a dozen organizations who heavily recruit students in Accounting & Finance areas.  If you wish to attend, RSVP through your CareerLinX account, AND submit a resume to Cathy Lantrip (clantrip@cbu.edu) no later than this Wednesday, August 27th.  (Please submit a resume to Cathy even if you already have one in your CareerLinX file.)

Vector Marketing will have an information table outside Alfonso Dining Hall on Tuesday, September 2nd from 10:00 to 1:00, sharing information about available positions with their company.

pizza_and_pros_smallPizza & Professionals:  Shelby Farms
Thursday, September 4th – 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Buckman 112
Come learn about the organization, who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire…and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  RSVP by September 2nd.  Open to all interested students and majors.

FCC Forrest City will have an information table outside Alfonso Dining Hall on Tuesday, September 9th from 11:00 to 1:00, sharing information about available positions with their organization.

lightningCareer Power Hour:  Resume Writing
Tuesday, September 9th – 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Buckman 112
Whether you’ve never done a resume before, or have one you want to polish, this workshop can help!  RSVP by September 8th.

Pizza & Professionals:  Sedgwick
Thursday, September 11th – 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Buckman 112
Come learn about the organization, who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire…and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  RSVP by September 10th.  Open to all interested students; company has a particular interest in recruiting seniors in Computer Science, MIS/ITM, Electrical Engineering, Math, and related technology areas.

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 no later than September 12th.

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.  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 such as International Paper, Mitsubishi Electric, MLG&W, Valero, The West Clinic, and others are already confirmed to attend!

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.

Graduate 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.  Approximately 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!!

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

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!

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.

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
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
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,
The Martin Institute For Teaching Excellence All Majors (Education) Full Time
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center All Majors Full Time, Part Time

Aspire Teacher Residency Program

aspireAspire 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.

Spring 2013 Career & Internship Expo

icon_jobfairOur 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.

Companies already confirmed to attend as of January 15th include: Dixon Hughes Goodman, Northwestern Mutual, Regions Bank, The Martin Institute For Teaching Excellence, UT-Memphis Health Science Center, AmeriCorps Program at the Exchange Club Family Center, International Children’s Heart Foundation, EdR (Education Realty Trust)