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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
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Career FYI: January/February 2012

 

WInter career kick-off

In this issue:

Tip
Featured Career Events
Employer Highlight: Milwaukee Teaching Fellows
Student Success
Ask MUCSC: Career Fair Tips
Social Media
Contact

Tip

"All students should get involved in a student organization in order to gain leadership and other transferable skills. Why? These experiences help you gain great transferable skills like leadership and communication skills which can you help you figure out what type of career to pursue. Plus, employers tell us daily that they want to hire leaders!"

Not sure which one to join? Find something you are interested in and join today!
http://www.marquette.edu/osd/organizations/registeredorganizations.shtml

~ Kristin Adler, Employer & Campus Relations, MUCSC

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Featured Career Events


Step 1: GET YOUR STAMP CARD

  • Print a stamp card - PDF
  • Pick up a stamp card in the Career Services Center (Holthusen Hall, 1st floor)
  • Pick up at stamp card at an event (stamp cards will not be available during the last 3 events due to the 4 stamp requirement)

Step 2: ATTEND EVENTS!

  • Make sure you get your card stamped at the event
  • RSVP to the events that require one (noted below under each listed event)

Step 3: REGISTER FOR THE DRAWINGS

  • When completed, drop your stamped card off in the WINTER CAREER KICK-OFF drawing box located at the listed events or in the Career Services Center (Holthusen Hall, 1st floor). The drawing will take place on March 1st and you will be contacted if you are a winner!

Reverse Career Fair
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: AMU Ballrooms
RSVP Required: MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 24


Kohl's Retail Site Visit
Friday, February 10, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (includes travel time)
Transportation provided
Kohl's Corporate


Practice Interview Day
Date: Friday, February 10, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Career Services Center Interview Rooms


CSC Booth: Resume Critiques
Date: February 10, 13, 14, 15
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: AMU 2nd Floor
No RSVP Required - Just stop by!


WorkForce Career & Internship Fair
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Marquette University, AMU Ballrooms
Excellent opportunity for candidates seeking internships or full-time jobs to meet with employers from all areas, including business, communication, engineering, health sciences, computer sciences, government, the arts and non-profit.
No RSVP Required | List of attending organizations


On the Road to Your Career
Powered by Kohl's
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Location: AMU 227
Topic: Job and Internship Search
Menu: Little Italy: chicken with pesto cream sauce and salad, with coffee, lemonade, and water
No RSVP Required

Bonus! Current students who log onto MU Career Manager from January 17 to February 29 are automatically registered in an iPad drawing!

Questions? Email Bethany Olson, Event Planner/Career Counselor at bethany.olson@marquette.edu

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Employer Highlight

Milwaukee Teaching Fellows

Milwaukee Teaching Fellows is a non-profit, alternate route teaching program focused on raising student achievement in Milwaukee's highest-need schools. Their program recruits, selects, and trains high-quality professionals and recent college graduates to increase student achievement in Milwaukee Public Schools. They are currently recruiting individuals interested in teaching math, science, bilingual education, and special education. No previous education coursework is necessary. Milwaukee Teaching Fellows is currently accepting online applications at www.MilwaukeeTeachingFellows.org and our priority deadline is February 14, 2012.They will also attend the Reverse Career Fair on Feb. 7th and WorkForce Career Fair on Feb. 16th.

Want to learn more? Contact Max Schuette, Acting Site Manager at mschuette@tntp.org or 414.935.0738

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Student Success

Name - Scott Passolt
Major -
Accounting and Marketing
Grad date -
December 2009
Hometown -
Mundelein, IL

Organization - MillerCoors LLC

Job Title - Financial Analyst

Resources used to find your position
One of the main reasons I am at MillerCoors is due to networking. I was fortunate enough to land an internship with the company going into my senior year, and ever since, I have continued to stay in touch with my former manager (a Marquette grad). I initially went into public accounting right out of school, but I always had an interest in going back to work for MillerCoors. After expressing this interest to my former manager, he was extremely helpful in getting me an interview. Despite all this recent history, though, the opportunity to network with folks from MillerCoors first occurred at an information session in Career Services, where I had gone multiple times for developing my resume and practicing how to give meaningful answers to interview questions. Career Services was even my first stop to obtain post-graduate resume templates after I had been out of school for over a year! Although I feel each individual college at Marquette tries to provide its students with more specialized job-hunting training based on the relevant fields of study, I still believe Career Services is (and definitely was to me) one of the most valuable resources the university has.

What you enjoy most about your position
Being part of a consumer goods company that is very relevant socially is a lot of fun. It's very exciting and challenging to learn about the industry and our strategy as well as to brainstorm what I can do to help my team reach our goals. Part of my job is to learn more about every aspect of beer, from how we brew and package it to how we market them to consumers, which is a part of my job that I enjoy very much. It's a very exciting industry and company.

If you could do one thing differently, what would it be?
To an extent, let my focus on class grades get somewhat in the way of getting involved in activities outside of the classroom, like intramural sports or service activities. Although grades are important and employers do look at them, I think I missed out on not being involved in more clubs or activities. By doing those things, you not only get to have a good time and take in the college experience a little more, but you probably will make a lot of great friends that will go on to do great things with their lives and careers, which will undoubtedly open more doors for you as well.

Advice and tips for students in your field
For the accountants, get your CPA license, and get it fast. If you can, start taking pieces of the exam right before graduation so that you aren't trying to study alongside a full-time job. Trust me, it's much easier that way. For business majors in general, be cognizant of what the people you get to know in class are moving on to after graduation. It didn't really occur to me until shortly before graduation how many incredibly smart and talented people I knew from class that I had become friends with, and they were all moving on to great jobs or other activities after graduation. That can only help you down the road because just as you'd like to help them find a job at your company if they were looking, they'd probably do the same for you.

What do/will you miss most about MU?
Although it's cliche, it's true - having your best friends under the same roof or next door to you all year round. One of my best friends moved to the east coast a few months ago while another is also out-of-state, and when we get those few times a year now to get together, it makes me wish I could have that aspect of my life back.

 

Ask MUCSC

Dear MUCSC-

Alright...I'm doing it this year! I'm going to the WorkForce Career & Internship Fair and need some good advice.

Sincerely,

Fair-loving Frank

Dear Fair-loving Frank,

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 Dan and I will graduate in 2012 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,

CSC Staff

If you want more direction with any of these topics, remember that the career counselors are here to help. The career services center is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. Call to schedule an appointment today at 414-288-7423 or email career.services@marquette.edu.

 

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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.

We're a check in spot on Foursquare! Why not check in?

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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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