Archive for the ‘Networking’ Category

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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Ulmer Center Workshops You Won’t Want to Miss

by Eileen Davis, Director of Career Development

Resume Rx
Do you know how to ensure that your resume survives a 10-second scan and gets you an interview? Find out what employers are looking for and how you can highlight your best qualities on a single sheet of paper. If you’re looking for a co-op/internship or if you’re just about to graduate and need a job, invest 45 minutes of your time in this informative workshop.

Interviewing Essentials
Most interviewers know who they don’t want to hire within the first 60 seconds of an interview. But what do you do after surviving that first minute? Discover the secret to answering just about any interview question. You’ll still have to prepare for interviews, but you will be amazed at the difference this method will make on the number of offers you get! Find out how to prepare, what to say, and what not to say in this 45-minute session.

Presentations Without Panic
Nearly everyone has heard that public speaking is the number one fear of most adults. There are skills you can learn, however, that can help reduce your panic when you have to address a group. You will not be asked to make a presentation in this workshop, so relax–and come prepared to pick up tips that may help to ease your presentation jitters.

Networking for Introverts
Job-hunting by computer may be appealing if you’re an introvert, but employers agree that the Internet is the least-effective method for finding qualified applicants. Because 75% of jobs are filled through some form of personal referral, networking is an essential skill for all job-hunters. But if even the idea of networking exhausts you, come to this workshop to learn practical, low-stress ways you can build your own group of career champions.

The 21st-Century Job-Hunt
Job-hunting can seem easy, until you’re unemployed and not getting interviews. This workshop describes a variety of ways to approach the job-market – including internet job-boards, search firms and recruiters, networking, and targeted marketing. Explore job-searching activities that will uncover the right jobs for you.