Archive for March, 2007|Monthly archive page

Heavrin, Ison, and Rimpsey Shine

by Laura Merrill, Editor-in-Chief of Career Connection

As you learned in “What’s Up with Co-op?” there are many advantages to participating in co-op. Here are a few students who have reaped the benefits. Continue reading

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Onders and Shipp Excel

by Laura Merrill, Editor-in-Chief of Career Connection

A co-op offers many benefits, as you can see in the accompanying article, “What’s Up with Co-op?” located here. In addition, here are two students whose co-op experiences have prepared them for work after graduation. Continue reading

What’s Up with Co-op?

by Laura Merrill, Editor-in-Chief of Career Connection

You hear a lot about cooperative education in the College of Business, but you may not know what it’s all about. Here are some FAQs that may provide some answers.

What’s the History of Cooperative Education?
Cooperative education was founded in 1906 by Herman Schneider at the University of Cincinnati. The original model was in the engineering school, and students rotated working one quarter and taking classes the other quarter. At the University of Louisville, co-op originated in the Speed School of Engineering. Today, at the College of Business, co-op remains an opportunity to take what you learned in the classroom and apply it to real-world work. Continue reading

Network to Find Your Perfect Job

by Virginia Jones (’06), marketing major

Upon entering college, faculty and staff at the College of Business drill into your head the need to get involved in student organizations on campus. The reason is simple – get involved and it will help you develop in your future career. Peer networking was very important to me during college. I worked full time in offices on campus and I joined every marketing-related student organization that I could. While doing that I got to know the entire marketing faculty as well as many other faculty in the College of Business. Continue reading

Networking 101

by Laura Merrill, Manager of Cooperative Education

networking is “the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business.”

When you’re looking for that perfect job, reading the classifieds isn’t the only job-search strategy you should employ. Networking is vital. Let’s look at the things you should do as you build your network of contacts. Continue reading

It’s Not Just About a 4.0 Anymore

by Courtney Hisey, Career Counselo

With more and more students graduating from college these days, your ticket to landing your dream job with a Bachelor’s Degree has become even more challenging. Employers, surprisingly, are focusing not so much attention on the perfect 4.0 grade point average, but on well-rounded students. Employers want employees who can balance responsibilities not only inside the classroom, but outside as well. Continue reading