Archive for April, 2007|Monthly archive page

Minding Your Ps and Cubicles

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

You’ve successfully landed a job in a salary range you’re comfortable with, and you’re ready to start work in your new office. You’ve even chosen art work to hang on the walls.

Wake up, newbie! You’re not getting an office with a door; you’re getting a cubicle, along with a lot of the working population. Especially given that you’re new to the workforce, you can pretty much count on residing in a cube for awhile. It’s the new business configuration.
What follows are some tips on how you can make pod life a pleasant experience for you and your fellow cube-dwellers.
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Hit the Bull’s Eye with Target Career Opportunities!

by Scott Bridges, Executive Team Leader for Human Resources, Target Stores

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When it comes to earning potential, most people don’t think of working at Target Stores. But they’d be surprised: New hires in the Executive Leadership Program start out at $42,000. Likewise, it may surprise you to learn that Target offers an excellent leadership training program—one that is unmatched in the retail industry. And you don’t have to be a management major to participate. Let’s take a closer look at the opportunities that await U of L College of Business Target interns.
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Professionalism in the Workplace

by Courtney Hisey, Career Counselor

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Making the transition from the classroom to the workplace can be challenging and intimidating. In your first professional job, it can be difficult to know what your employer expects from you on a day-to-day basis. There’s a certain code of behavior that’s expected by most employers, and your adherence is key to being a successful employee for your company.
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Internships Pave the Road to Rewards for Martha Tyler and College of Business

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

The University of Louisville College of Business was good to Martha Tyler (’00), who graduated with a degree in Accounting and a minor in Finance (she was just three credit hours shy of a double-major). As a full-time college student raising a daughter, , Tyler needed all of the support she could get. Professors Bill Stout and Julia Karcher stepped in to mentor Martha and encourage her in her studies. “I was the faculty advisor for Beta Alpha Psi when Martha was president, and I came to admire her attitude and enthusiasm,” recalled Karcher. Continue reading