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Career Ink Fall, 2010 Volume 1, Number 3 What‘s Inside Wildcat Career 2 From the Director‘s Pen Network Makes 3 What‘s New at Career Services Finding a Job Easier Searching for a job or internship can be exciting and challenging all at the same time. From managing all your information to ensuring it‘s up-to-date, accurate and accessible Career Fair News by employers, exploring career paths, and finding the right opportunities for you, now is 5 the time to weigh your options and discover the possibilities. Career Services: Who we Visit www.cwu.edu/~career and you can access The Wildcat Career Network—an online 6 resource that‘s designed to make your job search process easier and more targeted to are, what we do your needs. With The WCN, you can effectively connect to employers that are specifically looking for you, and ultimately launch a career you‘ll love. Career Bites: 8 Powered by our partner Experience, The WCN makes it easy to upload your resume, News about the job market search and apply to job postings that are geared towards CWU students, find company and finding a job contacts and gain access to other important resources including articles and career tips via the greater Experience Network. The features of these career and job search resources include: Jobs & Internships: Explore opportunities targeted to CWU, with the option to further your search to more than 800,000 jobs from 100,000+ employers available within the Experience Network Alerts and Job Search Agents: Receive recommended jobs that suit what you‘re looking for based on your profile Document management: Upload and maintain resumes, cover letters, writing samples and other documents, all stored in the same place for easy access Applications: Apply for jobs directly through The WCN and track the status of your applications Calendar: Find out directly from Career Services about events, such as resume workshops, career fairs, networking events and which employers are coming to campus so you can apply for a job and schedule an interview Employer searches: Refine your search by location and industry, and save results from specific employers who have targeted jobs to CWU The Experience Network: You have instant access to the many tools and resources within the Experience Network, www.experience.com, including industry-specific content, city and salary guides, communities, a Career Portfolio, Mentoring Module and much more From the Director’s Pen Welcome to the new academic year. are a student who ferrets out opportunities, generates business ideas, looks for a unique Our career counselors are often asked, "How niche in the marketplace, you may have the do you decide if a career path is good for qualities of a future entrepreneur. you?" The simple answer is that a career path is good for you if you believe in what If you believe you are entrepreneurial or you are doing, are good at it, and it you‘re interested in what it takes to become complements your values and is or can be, an entrepreneur, you will have a chance to good for others. The career path can take put your ideas to work at the Extreme the form of building something, making Entrepreneur Tour, coming to campus something better, finding something new, Tuesday, February 15th in the SURC helping someone do something they need to ballroom. Please stay tuned for more details do, solving someone's problems, healing throughout fall and winter quarters. someone's pain. The workplace can be much more than What are your passionate about? Keep in engines of growth. The job is an expression mind that when you‘re young, it is easy to of what is important to employees, of how feel passionate about everything and they want to live their lives, engage their nothing. True passion is deeply seated and minds and talents, treat other people, feed grows over time and throughout life. One their families and influence the world. quality of millennial students is the desire to Having a sense of mission and purpose give back. brings satisfaction. You may ask yourself, where are you Come visit with a career counselor to share prepared to work in order to make a your ideas. See you soon. contribution? To yourself? To your family? To your community? Will your work create Jackie Johnson jobs for others and improve life for others? It is fine to make a lot of money as long as one does it honestly. Your success can help others succeed as well. No industry is too humble or too sophisticated for the truly ambitious. Learn to be entrepreneurial; to live your life in such a way as to see the world and recognize the anomalies in life as opportunities to make things better. If you Accounting Pre-Screen Update Annually, Career Services organizes and hosts fall accounting pre-screen recruiting. Accounting firms seeking candidates for upcoming jobs and internships post positions to the Wildcat Career Network. Prior to the start of fall quarter, recent and upcoming CWU accounting graduates, as well as students seeking internships, apply through the Wildcat Career Network, and, if accepted by a firm, are scheduled for an interview. On-campus interviews are held on the CWU Ellensburg main campus as well as at the Lynnwood and Des Moines Centers. Starting in late September, CWU and accounting firms hold employer-student social functions in Seattle and Yakima. This fall, 15 regional and national firms are participating in fall accounting recruiting, with 13 on-campus first-round interview days scheduled. Four firms are holding first-round interviews in their home offices. To date, 459 applications have been submitted for the 35 positions posted. 2 Career Ink, Spring 2010 What’s New at Career Services Peer Advisors Unfortunately in this ―economic recovery‖ year the number of firms participating was down from prior years. According to Becky Evans of Vine Dahlen & Company CPA firm, the larger firms are laying off staff and medium sized firms like hers have limited openings and are able to pick up experienced staff from those laying off. Students and recent graduates interested in public accounting are advised to gain Members of the Design Your Future any experience they can through Club at last year‘s ‗Night Owl Resume internships, volunteer tax work or any Café‖ event. accounting or bookkeeping work they can obtain. Students should also make The peer advisor program had several an extra effort to gain training in accomplishments in 2009-10. additional software, accounting or tax 1) Three successful Design your Future skills while preparing for and taking the Club events CPA exam so they will be as highly prepared and competitive as possible as Fall Quarter Events 2) Running the Resume Doctor tables 3) Presenting at the CWU Leadership the market improves. Conference Mondays Information Table: 4) A great video modeled on the ―Lost‖ theme New Co-op 10:00-1:00, SURC 5) Nominated for a National Ed. Learning 10/18-11/22 Association of Colleges and Employers Hallway Innovation award. All the peer advisors Agreement attended the Florida conference in June. Resume Doctor Wednesdays 10/13-11/24 Table: 10:00-1:00, Kelsey Whiteside is returning this year, and is joined by Darina Davidson, Cori According to employers, as you move SURC Hallway Montgomery, Jazmarae Beebe, and into the world of work, it can be Jordan St. John on the Ellensburg advantageous to have participated in an campus. internship in your chosen field. Many employers are looking for that Getting Into Graduate School ChunMi Araki and Sangkyung Sung internship listed on your resume. 10/26 Workshop: 4:00-5:30, Black will be our peer advisors on the Des Moines campus. Starting Fall Quarter 2010, all students 151 seeking a Cooperative Ed internship will Fall Job, Internship, and be required to submit the NEW 10/28 Graduate School Fair: 11:00- Rocksalt Hosts Cooperative Education Learning Agreement/Student Internship Release 3:00, SURC Ballroom Form to Career Services for internship CAH Grad School Workshop: Accounting credit registration. 11/2 4:00-5:30, SURC 137A Recruitment The new form includes information about student, university and updated internship site responsibilities along Accounting recruiting season is in full Engineering Technologies & swing and once again kicked off with with insurance information and a hold 11/4 harmless clause. The Word version of the annual CWU networking event for Construction Management this form can be found on our web site students from all campuses held at the Fair: 11:00-3:00, SURC Rocksalt Steakhouse over-looking Lake at Union in Seattle. About 150 ―dressed- http://www.cwu.edu/~career/cms/upl Ballroom for-success‖ students turned out and oads/LearnAgreeInternRelease(0710).d made a good showing of themselves and oc. the employers were pleased with the excellent candidates they saw. Please contact our office for assistance with the internship process. Keep up-to-date on our events and (continued) workshops at www.cwu.edu/~career 3 Career Ink, Spring 2010 Coming Winter Ask a Career Winter & Quarter Counselor Spring 2/2 Majors Fair: 12:00-3:00, SURC Ballroom By Rich Schillinger How can I be professional? Partnership in 2/15 Extreme Entrepreneur Tour: Dear readers, Excellence 12:00-6:00, SURC Students often ask me how to make a ―professional‖ resume, or how they will (PIE) Awards 3/3 Education Career Fair: 12:00- 3:00, SURC Ballroom get their first job if they don‘t have any ―professional‖ experience. In the past, we in Career Services have put on a Announced: quarterly workshop series called, The winners of the cooperative ―Become a Professional.‖ But the best education Partnership in Excellence Keep up-to-date on our events and way to explain how to be professional is awards for spring quarter 2010 have workshops at www.cwu.edu/~career to give great examples of been announced. professionalism from your peers here at Central. Student of the Quarter: Just yesterday, a young man whose goal is to become a firefighter shared with me that he paid $5,000 to attend the Washington State Firefighting Training Academy! This is the training where a newly hired fire recruit would be sent as Tim Jeffris, Biology major, Mid- a part of his job. To help himself get Columbia Fisheries Enhancement hired, this student went ahead and Group invested the time, effort, and money to get this training on his own. This young Employer of the Quarter: man demonstrates being professional; Tim Blocher, Sustainable Energy he is doing what professionals do: Development investing in his development through education, trainings, workshops, Faculty of the Quarter: certifications, credentials. Now, please don‘t equate spending thousands of dollars with professionalism, although all of you qualify through the cost of your degree. There are less costly examples of professionalism, such as the students I run into whom, when I give Prof. Jim Nimnicht, Management them my business card, give me one of Department theirs!! Or, it‘s the students of Alpha Kappa Psi who seem to always be The winter quarter winners can still be wearing dress shirts, ties, slacks, and the found on our website, along with other like when they invite me to present to past winners. They were: their group. Student of the Quarter: Professionalism is anything related to Travis Gnehm, Law and Justice major, being a professional and it abounds here City of Renton Police Department and at CWU – not just in Career Services or Bellevue Police Department all the other great departments on campus. Students from freshmen to Employer of the Quarter: seniors demonstrate professionalism. Andrea Easlick, Central Washington Are you one of them? University Wellness Center Send your resumes, cover letter, or Faculty of the Quarter: questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prof. Dave Majsterek, Department of Language, Literacy, & Special Education 4 Career Ink, Spring 2010 Fall Quarter Brings Two Job Fairs to Campus Fall Job, Engineering Internship & Technologies & Graduate School Construction Fair Management Fair Career Services‘ Fall Job, Internship and The 11th Annual Engineering Graduate School Fair will be held Technologies & Construction Thursday, October 28, from 11 am – 3 Management Fair, hosted by Career pm, in the Student Union & Rec Center Services, will be held Thursday, (SURC) ballroom. November 4, from 11 am – 3 pm, in the Student Union & Rec. Center (SURC) The annual all-major event draws ballroom. agencies, companies and graduate school programs from a breadth of This annual event draws regional and academic, industry and career areas. international companies and They will be recruiting for upcoming government agencies from a breadth of graduates seeking employment and for industry and career areas, including students applying for internships. Engineering Technologies, Construction Students seeking graduate school and Safety Management. Many information will have opportunities to companies also recruit for IT, geology talk with grad school recruiters. Nearly and business, environmental science, 50 employers and schools have and environmental studies candidates. registered for the fair. Several recruiters Recruiting will be for upcoming will hold on-site interviews, as well as graduates seeking employment upon campus and company interviews later graduation and for students inquiring this quarter. about future co-op and internship opportunities. 30 employers have Candidates attending the fair are registered for the IET fair. Several encouraged to bring resumes and dress recruiters will hold on-site interviews, as professionally. well as campus and company interviews later this quarter. For more fair and preparation details contact Career Services or go to our Candidates attending the fair are website. The list of participating strongly recommended to bring resumes recruiters is available from our web site and dress professionally. fair link. For more fair and preparation details contact Career Services or go to our website. The list of participating recruiters is available from our web site fair link. A student talks with a recruiter at a previous IET/CMGT Fair 5 Career Ink, Spring 2010 Career Services: Who We Are, What We Do Career Services Staff in June 2010, at the departmental retreat Jacqualyn Johnson, Director: Director of department Ken Webber, Assistant Director: Merridy Rennick, Career Counselor operations Career Services contact for Career Services contact for Meets with students CWU Westside students CWU Westside students individually for career Coordinates the Cooperative Assists our Westside students counseling, career assessment Education/Internship Program with their career development interpretation, resume checks, for the University Centers at needs including career portfolio development, Lynnwood, SeaTac, Puyallup assessment, interview, job- interviewing skills and career and Pierce County finding assistance, internship transitions Assists our Westside students development, and resume Oversees Cooperative with their career development preparation. Education/Internship Program needs including career Teaches the Career assessment, interview, job- Management (UNIV 301) finding assistance, internship class. development and resume preparation. Teaches the Career Management (UNIV 301) class. Vicki Sannuto, Career Counselor Teresa Youngren, Employer Rich Schillinger, Career Counselor Career counseling, career Recruitment Coordinator Career counseling, resume assessment interpretation, Employer recruitment checks, portfolio development, resume checks, portfolio Career event coordination interviewing skills and career development, interviewing Marketing/Publicity transitions skills and career transitions Cover letter/Resume checks Interprets self assessments Encourages the search for the Job Search Assistance Teaches the Career Exploration right career "path" through the (UNIV 103) class use of self-assessment tools, information interviews, and internships. (continued) 6 Career Ink, Spring 2010 Sandra Lindelof, Placement File JoAnn Ryan, Internship Assistant Coordinator Coordinates the Cooperative Management of Career Education/Internship Program Services employment data base for the University. and Educator Placement Files Assists students, employers, Education Career Fair and faculty with the Co-op Coordinator Ed./Internship process. Ray Wells, Office Assistant Kristina Paquette, Departmental Serves as receptionist for the Secretary 204 office area. Web development Assistance in all Career Oversees budgets/payroll Services Programs Organizes scheduling Manages volunteers for career Supports career events fairs Some of what Career Services has to offer you: CWU Career Services Career counseling: Don‘t know what major or career is right for you or how to get there? Resume is 400 E University Way outdated? Job search is confusing? Need interviewing experience and tips? We can help. Barge Hall 202 & 204M Ellensburg, WA 98926-7499 Career assessments: Find out what type of career suits your interests and personality best. 509-963-1921 and 509-963-2404 email@example.com Cooperative education and internships: www.cwu.edu/~career An educational plan designed to integrate classroom study with planned, supervised and evaluated work experience that will earn you credits and professional skills Des Moines Center Career fairs and events: 206-439-3800 x3841 Network with employers, learn dining etiquette, interview with businesses, meet with faculty, review graduate school information, and more. Lynnwood Center On-campus job recruiting: 425-640-1570 x3878 Grab opportunities early when employers conduct on-campus interviews for jobs and internships, and hire for permanent positions. Wildcat Career Network: Search criteria to find current job and internship openings within your field. Enter a personal profile and post your resume online for employers to browse. Mentoring: Need help from an alumnus who‘s been there and done that? Let us help by steering you towards a mentor. Education placement files: If you‘re an education major, you will need to open a placement file to help you get a job. Complete our job placement survey online once you graduate. Graduate school preparation: Learn what to do here and now in order to prepare for graduate school. 7 Career Ink, Spring 2010 An open letter to students and parents Career Bites Featured College career offices are reporting dramatic hikes in use by first-year Articles students looking for early employment possibilities. Firms assess young interns' potential (Wall Street Journal) Not everyone is clear about what we do at Career Services. Here are some of the According to the Wall Street Journal, questions they have: companies are turning first to their intern pool when looking to fill full-time How can Career Services get positions. students into the office earlier in their program? A quarter of recruiters responding to a Can Career Services place Wall Street Journal survey, said that 50% students in jobs? of their new-graduate hires had been How can Career Services get a interns at their company. NACE specific employer to come to reported that 57% of students from the campus? class of 2009 were converted from How can Career Services help interns to full-time hires. me pursue jobs that match my skills and interests? To get started on your internship search Can Career Services write my or job search, contact Career Services to resume for me? schedule an appointment with a career Will Career Services tell me counselor. what job offer to take? Can Career Services Hired: Job seekers need office hours, recommend me to an CWU Career Services self discipline (Forbes) employer? 400 E University Way Can Career Services tell me Wind is the new cash crop in rural whether to go to graduate Barge Hall 202 & 204M Wash. town (New York Times) school? Ellensburg, WA 98926-7499 This article has the answers to these 509-963-1921 and 509-963-2404 Tips for the informational interview questions, and more…. (Puget Sound Business Journal) firstname.lastname@example.org Vocation, career, and job: Which do www.cwu.edu/~career 13 big mistakes job seekers make you have? (Christian Science Monitor) (Fortune) Many heads can be better than one – Land a job: Promote the brand of you especially when they belong to women Des Moines Center (CNN Money) (Fast Company) 206-439-3800 x3841 Holiday hiring outlook brightens Start-ups 2010: How to launch your (National Public Radio) dream company (INC.) Lynnwood Center 425-640-1570 x3878 The SURC Ballroom during last year‘s Majors Fair. Majors Fair 2011 will be on February 2.
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