Archive for the ‘Full-Time Job Placement’ Category

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

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

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

Fall Into Your Career at UCMC Recruitment Events

by Gloria Fuqua, Manager of Recruitment Events

Look who’s coming to campus this fall! The Ulmer Career Management Center is pleased to announce that over 40 companies are coming to campus to recruit…YOU! Participating companies include UPS, General Electric, U.S. Department of Labor, KPMG, BB&T, Papa John’s, YUM! Brands, Kroger, Ernst & Young and more. Don’t waste time: Sign up now!

You won’t want to miss out on any of our events. Accounting majors can look forward to our annual Accounting On-Campus Recruitment event scheduled for September 25 through October 6. Some of the top firms that will participate include PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and many more. All firms have full-time and/or internship opportunities available in the areas of audit services, tax, assurance practice, staff accounting and more. To date, 16 CPA firms are confirmed to participate.

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UPS Co-op Program Delivers Opportunities

by Laura Merrill, Manager of Cooperative Education

CIS, finance, and accounting students, take note: If you want to work for UPS, getting a co-op is a good place to start. There are approximately 60 co-ops at UPS at any given time. According to Warren Zoeller, professional recruiter for UPS, computer science majors comprise the majority of UPS’s co-ops. Right now, there are more than 20 co-op students working as programmers providing tech support for UPS’s Louisville operations.

There also are co-op opportunities in finance and accounting and for MBAs. Finance co-ops usually work in process improvement or as business analysts. Occasionally there are general business co-ops.

Most UPS co-ops are full-time because the learning curve is long and the development team might consist of as many as 40 or more people ­working on long-range projects. By working full-time, students are more likely to have the opportunity to contribute to these projects.

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Marx Is on Target at Target

by Laura Merrill, Manager of Cooperative Education

Susan Marx (’03 Finance) works for Target Stores as executive team leader for human relations. She’s earning more than $35,000 after little more than one year with the company.

Morale: don’t think the retail industry doesn’t have a lot to offer college grads.

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It took hard work in school, mixed with lots of fun. Susan, who came to U of L from Wisconsin and graduated with a 3.1 GPA, seized opportunities to take a leadership role in student activities and on the job. During her sophomore and junior years (1999-2001), Susan was a Louisville Lady, assisting with recruiting efforts for the U of L football team. This experience, as well as high school and college scholarships, helped her pay for college, and it also helped her learn the value of hard work.

Susan took an active role in extra-curricular activities during her junior and senior years, serving in leadership roles in five separate student organizations and serving as a student representative on various other boards and committees. Among those organizations in which Susan honed her leadership skills were Continue reading

Peter Pu Advances from Co-op to Full-Time Employee

by Laura Merrill, Manager of Cooperative Education

If you’ve ever wondered about the benefits of having a co-op experience, ask Peter Pu. During his co-op work at Colgate-Palmolive, his work ethic and skills attracted the attention of the company’s management—so much so that the company offered him a full-time position when he graduated in December 2003. Of course, his GPA also helped (3.1 cumulative; 3.5 in CIS). Now, he’s earning more than $45,000 a year.

So why did Colgate-Palmolive take notice? According to Frank Lynch, associate director for the Americas technical infrastructure team at Colgate, Peter demonstrated, as a co-op, technical know-how, a solid work ethic, a desire to learn, and an eagerness to improve.

Says Lynch, “He came in here and held two different types of co-op positions—two very different areas of support. His work ethic and his willingness to learn prompted Colgate to offer him a full-time position.”

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