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Career Services Center

Holthusen Hall, First Floor
1324 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-7423
Fax: (414) 288-5302
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Career FYI: September 2011

 

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In this issue:

Tip
Featured Career Events
Employer Highlight
Student Success
Ask MUCSC: Career Fair Prep
Social Media
Contact

Tip

“The first step in all searches (whether it be for internships, grad programs, post-grad service, or jobs) is to set a clear, intentional, and informed career goal based on who you are and what you want.”
- Laura Kestner, Director, MU CSC

Featured Career Events

On the Road to Your Career (powered by Kohl's)
Thursday, September 15 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. | AMU 227
Topic: Career Networking

Career Fair Prep Workshop for Communication Majors
Tuesday, September 20 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Johnston Hall, Room 103

Practice Interview Day
Wednesday, September 21 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Career Services Center
Required registration opens September 14 on MU Career Manager

Post Graduate Service Fair
Tuesday, September 27 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Marquette University, AMU Ballrooms
More information for Students or Employers

Fall Non-Tech Career Fair
Wednesday, September 28 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Marquette University, AMU Ballrooms
More information for Students or Employers

Fall Tech Career Fair
Thursday, September 29 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Marquette University, AMU Ballrooms
More information for Students or Employers

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Employer Highlight

The MU Career Services Center is pleased to partner with Kohl’s Corporate through our Corporate Partnership Program.

Kohl’s is underwriting new programs including:

  • On the Road to Your Career | powered by Kohl's| Thursday, September 15 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. | AMU 227 | Topic: Career Networking
  • Speed Networking @Kohl’s Corporate | powered by Kohl's| Friday, November 4, 2011 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Kohl’s Headquarters | Registration Required (open in October)
  • Reverse Career Fair for Student Organizations | powered by Kohl's| Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.| AMU Ballrooms | Registration Required (open in late fall)
  • Marquette University Student Organization Kohl’s Career Education Scholarship | Deadline: Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 for spring 2012 programs | Click here for application, full details, and programming ideas | Questions? Contact Kristin Adler, Assistant Director of Employer and Campus Relations

Student Success

What's ahead? As told to Joni Moths Mueller

Leaving campus is just the first step on the next path, this one with different twists and turns and, yes, even bumps, a need for different clothes (sweats won't impress the corporate set), sometimes luggage and often a cell phone plan with more minutes for long-distance calls home. A few ecstatic, fresh alumni look at what's ahead.

Read about successful recent graduates

Ask MUCSC

Dear MUCSC,

Is there anything I can do ahead of time to prepare for the Career Fair?

Thanks!

Nervous Nelly

Dear Nervous Nelly,

You made it to the AMU Ballrooms. Someone has just handed you a guidebook, a nametag, and a plastic bag. Now what? Try these concrete tips to get what you need out of the Career Fair:


Prepare for the Fair

Write a resume highlighting skills and experiences related to your goal

Locate the guidebook online and scan for employers seeking students like you; do your research

Pull together a professional outfit, preferably a business suit (note: this can be borrowed from a friend)


Your 60 Second Commercial:
This will arm you with all you need to begin an intelligent and effective conversation with employers.

Where you are now (degree, program, year in college)

Where you have been (career-related experience, leadership experience, part-time work experience)

Where you are going (future goals)

"Hello. I'm Dot and I will graduate in 2007 with my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication. As a student here at Marquette, I have had the chance to gain leadership and organizational skills through my involvement in the ABC Club. In addition, I have worked for two years as a server at the Annex allowing me to gain valuable customer service experience. I am seeking an internship in the field of public relations for next summer. Can you share with me any opportunities within your organization that might fit with my skills and experience?"

Things to Bring:

Copies of your resume (25-50 depending on size of event and number of employers you’d like to approach).

A smile, strong handshake and positive attitude.

Your 60-second commercial to introduce yourself and highlight your qualifications.

Information about the organizations that you will be approaching.

A hardcover notepad portfolio and/or professional briefcase for resumes, company information, business cards and notes (you can always write your list of questions for employers here).

Sincerely,

MUCSC

Send your career questions to career.services@marquette.edu with the subject “Ask MUCSC Career FYI”

Social Media

Use internet social networks to make connections with people:

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Follow the Career Services Center on Twitter (twitter.com/MU_CSC) to stay up to date on the latest job search articles, highlights and Career Services Center happenings. Looking for a job or internship? Follow MUCSCJobs (twitter.com/MUCSCJobs) for the latest information on MU Career Manager job postings and on-campus interviews!

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Be sure to visit the Career Services Center’s new blog, Career Chatter (marquettecsc.blogspot.com), regularly to get all the latest information and advice from our office. It's the Career Services Center... UNPLUGGED


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Become a fan of the MU Career Services Center on Facebook (www.facebook.com/mucsc). It can’t hurt…right?


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Network with professionals in our MUCSC Group on LinkedIn. If you don’t already have an account - here is one good excuse to get one! To find us just search in groups for MUCSC and join.

Contact

Marquette University
Career Services Center
Holthusen Hall, First Floor
1324 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-7423
Fax: (414) 288-5302
E-mail | Staff Directory

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