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1 SENIOR MEETINGSENIOR MEETING the next stepthe next step

2 CAREER SERVICES STAFFCAREER SERVICES STAFF Jim Turnquist, Director Julie Way, Assistant Director for Career Development Education Christopher Babbitt, Assistant Director for Experiential Learning Tina Giachino, Manager of Job Development Gina Goudge, Manager of Business Operations & Student Employment Matt McCormick, Programmer Analyst Laura Givens, Office Assistant –Co-op and Career Development Education Renae DesRochers, Office Assistant-On Campus Recruiting & Student Development

3 CAREER SERVICES PARTNERSCAREER SERVICES PARTNERS

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5 STICK AROUND FOR THE RAFFLESTICK AROUND FOR THE RAFFLE Gifts from our corporate friends One month parking pass for the President’s Lot

6 LEVERAGING YOUR ALUMNI NETWORKLEVERAGING YOUR ALUMNI NETWORK Brenda Rudiger- Director, Alumni Relations

7 EXPLORE YOUR NETWORKEXPLORE YOUR NETWORK Michigan Tech Alumni Association – Get Connected - mtu.edu/alumni – Over 70,000 alumni in over 100 countries Networking Tools – Chapters / Husky on the Move – HuskyLink Online Directory – LinkedIn – Facebook

8 MENTORING "Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction." John C. Crosby Hundreds of alumni mentors to connect with On the move to LinkedIn- look for announcements soon! mtu.edu/mentor

9 JOB MARKETJOB MARKET  National Unemployment - 8.3%  National Unemployment for recent college grads – 50%  Michigan Tech Placement Rate for – 95%  Placement Rate expected to be about 95%  Hiring in most industries

10 INDUSTRIES TARGETING YOUINDUSTRIES TARGETING YOU Information Technology Construction Energy/Utilities Automotive Steel Rail Agriculture Chemical Paper Mining Medical Manufacturing

11 SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES IN DEMANDSKILLS AND EXPERIENCES IN DEMAND Consolidation of skills * Co-op/Internship Experience Project Management Team Building Communication Skills (oral & written) International Technical Liberal Arts and Business Flexibility – slide from one project/job to another Problem Solving/Analytical Skills Confidence

12 WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT TO SEE ON YOUR RESUMEWHAT EMPLOYERS WANT TO SEE ON YOUR RESUME Target university – Michigan Tech! The degree you’re pursuing Your major minor, certificates, concentration, focus Your GPA Industry Experience - Co-op or Internship Hands-on experience in your field of study - Enterprise, Senior Design, Research, Coursework Projects? Leadership and teamwork skills from Community and/or Campus Volunteer work

13 EMPLOYERS HR Departments are very busy Using keyword search software to review your resume High need for specific talent Some companies are using Skype and other virtual methods to interview candidates

14 DON’T LOSE YOUR HEAD!DON’T LOSE YOUR HEAD!

15 DEVELOP YOUR CAREER PLAN!DEVELOP YOUR CAREER PLAN!

16 WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS? Professional position with an employer Graduate school Military Continue to take undergraduate courses Volunteer work Paid or unpaid internship

17 JOB HUNTING IS HARD WORK!JOB HUNTING IS HARD WORK! Equivalent to 5 credit course Researching companies and networking with with family, friends and other sources to identify opportunities Creating individual cover letters & resumes for each position Monitor job postings (HuskyJOBS and other search engines) Attend job fairs – valuable networking opportunity Attend Info Sessions – valuable networking opportunity Mock Interviews Interview on campus and plant trips Following up with thank-yous and phone calls Tracking your activities

18 HUSKYJOBS NACElink is now called HuskyJobs Everything is the same except for the name.

19 HUSKYJOBS This electronic system helps you manage and publish your resume, search job postings and connect with hundreds of employers from all over. Upload your new or renewed resume to HuskyJOBS NOW! Be sure to select Opt-In Resume Books to make your resume visible to employers searching for your resume. Go to

20 PERSONAL NETWORKING SYSTEMPERSONAL NETWORKING SYSTEM Career Services Teachers and Professors Friends Parents/family Relatives Neighbors Student organizations Alumni (Huskylink, attend chapter meetings in your hometown) LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and others

21 SOCIAL NETWORKINGSOCIAL NETWORKING Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Google Would you want your grandmother to see these sites???????

22 SEARCH ENGINESSEARCH ENGINES HuskyJOBS Universe.jobs Google.com Usajobs.gov Jobcentral.com Nationaljobs.com Gradschool.com Glassdoor.com Linkedin.com LexisNexis.com

23 OTHER RESOURCESOTHER RESOURCES Federal Government Department of Defense Professional organizations/journals Contract Agencies Headhunting Firms Temporary Services Campus Informational Meeting Newspapers Magazines

24 CAREER SERVICES CAN HELP……………CAREER SERVICES CAN HELP…………… Visit Career Services in person or on-line and attend all Career Development events to learn about how we can assist your career plan… Our services include: Campus wide educational programming **numerous company representative are participating this year** Targeted s with job opportunities you qualify to apply for One-on-one appointments with a Career Advisor: – Career Fair Prep – Job search guidance, including HuskyJOBS – Resume, Cover Letter, CV writing assistance – Interview coaching and practice – Networking skills Numerous and diverse resources on our website including “JOB CHOICES” by NACE

25 2012 FALL CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES2012 FALL CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES Tuesday, September 11 Resume Blitz Where: Memorial Union Building, Room: Commons When: Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Description: Career Services staff and other professionals will be available for resume help. Bring a copy of your resume to the MUB for quick review and advice. Wednesday, September 12 Resume Blitz Where: Memorial Union Building, Room: Commons When: Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Description: Career Services staff and other professionals will be available for resume help. Bring a copy of your resume to the MUB for quick review and advice. Thursday, September 13 Industry Panel Workshop Where: Memorial Union Building, Room: Commons When: Time: 5:30 PM Description: Meet with industry recruiting reps about how best to network with them at the Career Fair - or at any other networking opportunity Tuesday, September 18 Resume Blitz Where: Memorial Union Building, Room: Commons When: Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Description: Career Services staff and other professionals will be available for resume help. Bring a copy of your resume to the MUB for quick review and advice.

26 2012 FALL CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES2012 FALL CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES Wednesday, September 19 Career Development Conference Where: Memorial Union Building, Room: Ballroom B & Alumni Lounge When: Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Description: Interview, Resume, Career Fair Prep, Networking (60 second infomercial + LinkedIn) All seminars are offered concurrently, every hour Thursday, September 20 Resume Blitz Where: Memorial Union Building, Room: Commons When: Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Description: Career Services staff and other professionals will be available for resume help. Bring a copy of your resume to the MUB for quick review and advice. September Interview Skills Week Where: Administration Building, Room: 220 When: Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Description: Get one-on counseling on valuable interview skills, learn how to answer those tough questions, practice interviewing in a "Mock Interview," and get vital feedback that will help prepare you for that all important interview. Tuesday, September 25 Why do an Internship or Co-op? Where: Fisher Hall, Room: 139 When: Time: 6:00 PM Description: Plan to attend this informational meeting to learn about the benefits of a co-op or internship, how to get one, and hear from students about their experiences.

27 2012 FALL CAREER FAIR2012 FALL CAREER FAIR Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Student Development Complex Sponsored by Career Services and Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity Over 250 employers are expected to participate. Check out our website for who’s coming….

28 THE JOB OFFERTHE JOB OFFER Multiple offers, not multiple acceptances Stop interviewing Report your offers through BANWEB

29 THE REJECTION LETTERTHE REJECTION LETTER Keep trying! Don’t tell yourself “NO”! Stay on target! Be resourceful! Try something new! Never give up! Get help!

30 BE PREPARED TO BATTLEBE PREPARED TO BATTLE Create your own career battle plan

31 CAREER PLAN CHECKLISTCAREER PLAN CHECKLIST  Update resume  Cover and Thank You Letters  Mock interview  Infomercial  HuskyJOBS  Job postings (daily)  Networking system  Follow-up  Prepare for the Career Fair  Research companies  Get help when needed

32 CAREER SERVICES YOUR HELPING HANDS! Location – 220 Administration Building Office hours: Mon – Fri 8 am – 5 pm For an appointment call address: Website:

33 IT’S RAFFLE TIME!IT’S RAFFLE TIME!


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