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Volume 7, Issue 4 www.lhup.edu/career December 2008 Health Science Major MAEE’s Annual Education Job Fair Emily Drabick Wednesday, December 3, 2008 Winner of the Kaplan Classroom Course 1:00pm - 5:00pm Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center 2300 Lincoln Highway East (Rte 30) Lancaster, PA Five Ways College Gave You www.collegecentral.com/maeefair More Training Than You Thought By Laura Morsch Peace Corps Info Session 1. Course Work- If you worked on a pro- ject or report in the classroom that directly Tuesday December 2, 2008 relates to a certain field, by all means in- 6:30pm - 8:30pm clude it on your résumé. 103 Career Services Center 2. Part-Time Jobs- Focus on accomplish- Penn State University ments or skills learned on the job. State College, PA 3. Campus Leadership Positions– Don’t rely on a fancy title-Show how your time and hard work made an impact on your or- ganization. Hanover County Public Schools 4. Clubs and Extracurricular Activities- Your time spent in a club might have taught Saturday, December 6, 2008 you leadership, teamwork and some serious 9:00am - 12:00pm time-management skills-- all things employ- ers consider to be important. Hanover High School 5. Volunteer Work– More than 60 percent 10307 Chamberlayne Road of hiring managers say they count volunteer Mechanicsville, PA work as relevant experience, according to CareerBuilder.com Register Online at: www.hcps.us 43rd Semi-Annual Make The Most of Your Winter Break! New Jersey January 5-13, 2009 Collegiate Career Day Wednesday, January 7, 2009 ROAD TRIPS TO THE REAL WORLD 9:30am-3:30pm Rutgers University ALL MAJORS & CLASS YEARS WELCOME New Brunswick, NJ Employer Site Visits in Many Fields Including: PR and Advertising * Museums and Non-Profits http://careerservices.rutgers.edu/ Broadcast Media * Government & Law Enforcement Retail - Fashion * Finance LEARN ABOUT CAREERS, make contacts for INTERNSHIPS and JOBS, improve your NETWORKING skills, and meet other college students. REGISTER ONLINE DEC. 2 - 12. LIMITED SPOTS SO REGISTER EARLY! Business cards are a great, professional way to introduce yourself when developing networking relationships. They contain key contact John Smith information and focus on your job objective and/or your firstname.lastname@example.org qualifications. Be sure to include your name, phone number, email address, mailing address, and Web site Objective: A position in water supply manage- address if you have one. Other information may include ment with opportunities to conduct research. degree, graduation year, major, minor, and name of university. Take it a step further and print key qualifications BS, Biology, May 2009 123 Main Street on the reverse side. Minor: Chemistry Anytown, PA Lock Haven University 570-555-5555 http://www.quintcareers.com/networking_business_cards.html The Skills You Have and the Skills They Want By Michelle Tullier Anyone who can write term papers, cram for exams, survive the roommate-from-hell, run a campus club, partici- pate in sports or tackle other college challenges deserves a job and has demonstrated the ability to hold one. While there may not be an obvious link between what you're studying and the job you want, there's more of a connection than you think. Critical thinking: Seeing the big picture and being analytical; comprehending what you read. Communication: Getting your point across effectively when writing and speaking. Visionary qualities: Brainstorming, looking to the future, setting goals. Self-motivation: Showing a willingness to take the initiative. Proficiency with information: Being inquisitive, curious and resourceful; knowing how to conduct research. Globally-minded: Understanding and showing an interest in other cultures and getting along with diverse groups of people. Teamwork: Working well with others to achieve common goals. www.youngmoney.com/careers/advice/086 Top 10 Tips For Interns Jobs That Let You Go GREEN By Bradley Richardson , www.youngmoney.com Hydrologists, Environmental 1. Don't be afraid to talk to people. Engineers, Pest Control Technicians, 2. Ask for things to do. Conservation Biologists, 3. Learn all you can about the industry. Science Teachers,Toxicologists, 4. Read everything you can get your hands on. Pollution Control Technicians, 5. Don’t gripe about the grunt work. Fund-raising 6. Milk the fact that you are a student. Directors, 7. Learn from top performers. Ecologists, 8. Get in the information loop. Camp Counselors, 9. Ask to attend meetings and events. Business Managers, 10. Don’t burn your bridges. Economists, Foresters, Environmental Attorneys, Extracurriculars Mean Extra Points Toward your Community Affairs Managers, Career: Hone Your Skills and Get Leadership Experience Environmental Health and Safety By Michelle Tullier Technicians, Landscape Architect, Waste Disposal Managers, Identify the skills needed for your target career field Environmental Chemists, Corporate and look for positions within campus organiza- Waste Compliance Coordinators, tions that will allow you to hone those skills. Urban and Regional Planners, If you aren't certain of your future career direction, Agricultural Inspectors, Wastewater view campus organizations as a way to explore Water Operators, Wildlife Biologists various types of jobs and fields in order to help with your career decisions. Pollution Control Engineers Try to hold an office within an organization rather http://www.youngmoney.com/careers/ than being only a member; employers love lead- career_trends/289 ership experience. If you don't have time to hold an office in an organi- zation (or if you don't get elected or appointed to Top 5 Habits for Career Success one), look for other leadership opportunities, at Entry Level such as heading up committees for special events. 1. Get Organized Aim for variety in your extracurricular experiences 2. Manage Your Time-Start with a simple to do throughout your college years. Most employers list or monthly schedule. like to hire grads who can show they've worked 3. Under Promise, Over Deliver 4. There are Always Next Steps-Never let any with a wide range of people in a variety of set- meetings end without a clear action plan on what tings and who have well-rounded interests. to do next. http://www.youngmoney.com/careers/advice/030 5. Feed Your Mind– Read motivating books or listen to tapes. Eat healthy and exercise. Long Yun Siang, www.collegecentral.com Keep your eyes on the Spring 2009 Disney College Program Career Services website There's still time to apply for the Spring 2009 Disney College Program. Interested candidates should visit over break for disneycollegeprogram.com to learn about the Disney On Campus College Program at the Disneyland® Resort or at Walt Disney World® Resort. View their 24-7 online E- Employment for the Presentation at: disneycollegeprogram.com/ Spring Semester! 12 Steps to an Effective Speech By Ramon Greenwood www.colegecentral.com 1. Be in the present moment 1. Know what is expected of you 2. Be on time 2. Scope out the audience and setting 3. Turn off your cell phone 3. Put your speech in writing 4. Stand up and shake their hand 4. Have someone else read your speech 5. Give a firm handshake 5. Practice, practice, practice 6. Come prepared with and opening 6. Dress appropriately statement 7. Speak from notes or an outline 7. Don’t leave out the small talk 8. Vary your voice 8. Immediately after sitting place the napkin on you lap 9. Illustrate your speech with visual aids 9. If you did the inviting, you pick up the tab 10. Speak one-to-one with your audience 10. Utensils start from the outside in 11. Put your listeners into perspective 12. Recognize that it is all right to be afraid Catherine Franz, www.collegecentral.com Top Ten Tips for Career Planning By Michael Pugh 1. Take a variety of different classes. Branch out and take a good look around to see what interests “It’s not what you know, it’s WHO you you. know!” 2. Complete a few self-assessment tests. Self- assessment tests can tell you a lot about yourself 80% of un-posted jobs are filled through some and may help you match your skills and interests form of networking with possible careers. 3. Develop a career inventory. What kind of organi- • Get Some Practice! zation do you want to work for? What type of envi- • Career Fairs ronment do you prefer? How much travel do you • Mock Interviews want to do? What kind of work schedule do you prefer? • Talk to advisors 4. Research different careers. Browse the Bureau of • Talk to alumni Labor Statistics home page for detailed descriptions • Professional conferences of different careers and statistics about the fastest • Sporting Events growing fields. • Neighbors 5. Use your college’s Career Center. Research ma- terials, useful lectures, alumni contacts, self- • Family assessment tests, interview workshops and the latest • Waiting in line resume and career development software await you. 6. Do some volunteer work. Volunteering teaches you BE EFFECTIVE about yourself and your world while preparing you for Develop a contact list the future and connecting you to your community. Understand the purpose of contacts 7. Join a professional association. Joining a profes- Know what you want from your contacts sional association in your field of choice is a great way to tap into a career network. 30-Second commercial/introductions 8. Network. Gather information by gathering contacts. Career Planning Guide, 2007 9. Find a mentor. The perfect mentor is someone who works well with you and who has the experience and success you seek. Some people dream of 10. Arrange some informational interviews. There's no better way to get a feel for a certain career than success while others wake talking to professionals in the field. up and work hard at it. Source: www.youngmoney.com/careers/advice/31 Find Work Outside Your Major By Peter Vogt Get Experience- You may think you've got the wrong degree for the career you want to pur- People who live and work abroad have a unique set of skills that sue. But you can make up for that -- and then set them apart from the average American and international em- some -- by grabbing hands-on experience how- ployers recognize this. Here are four categories: ever you can. • Political, economic and geographic knowledge. Can you Identify Transferable Skills- Talk to converse intelligently about international news, world people in your field of interest, and investigate to events, and multiple countries and their ethnicities? pinpoint the three to five skills that seem to mat- ter the most. Then you can figure out which you • Knowledge about the international aspects of your field. already possess or can quickly learn. Know which organizations work internationally in your field, what the types of jobs are, and what aspects of your Be Visible to People that Matter– work have an international application. Talk to people about the field on an information- only basis. They will keep you interest and ambi- • Cross-cultural knowledge and skills. Seek out people tion in mind. from other cultures, become active in cross-cultural groups, and learn a second or third language. Choose the Right Minor- Landing a job outside your major isn't easy, but it's definitely possible. If you think your chose the wrong ma- • Personal coping and adapting skills. Can you deal with jor, a minor leaves way for options. change? Your ability to enjoy change may be the single biggest factor in assessing your suitability for work and life www.youngmoney.com/careers/advice/112 abroad. If an international career or lifestyle is in your future, you need to build cross-cultural experience now, while you’re in school. “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will Study abroad, learn a foreign language, travel extensively, vol- never be perfect. There will always be challenges, unteer and/or intern abroad, and take international courses. You obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So need to gain exposure to other cultures. There’s no way around what. Get started now. With each step you take, it you will grow stronger and stronger, more and Source: more skilled, more and more self-confident and The Big Guide to Living & Working Overseas more and more successful.”—Mark Victor Hansen Congratulations December 8 – 23 8:00am - 4:00pm Career Services will be closed: December 24 - January 2 January 5 – 9 December 8:00am - 4:00pm Graduates!!