Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hire Up: Bring your interviewing clothes back to campus!

When you're packing to come back to campus for the spring semester, don't forget to bring some professional clothes to wear for interviewing. Students will have multiple opportunities this spring to take the next step on the career ladder. Check them out:

February 10-12 or March 3-5 - BU's Career Intensive Boot Camps, a 2.5-day experience for seniors, juniors and recent grads to learn how to leverage skills and experiences to not only get a job but to also be successful in the transition from student to "Professional You." Space is limited so hurry to sign up at

February 21 - 2017 CPEC Job and Internship Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, Harrisburg. Sign up via Husky Career Link to take the bus from campus to attend. Details

April 7 Career Connections Expo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nelson Field House. Students in ALL MAJORS are urged to attend BU's spring Expo to meet with representatives of all industries who are looking to recruit capable and qualified applicants for full or part-time jobs, internships, job shadowing opportunities and graduate programs. Not ready for the job market yet? Attending the Expo is a great way to learn about opportunities in your career field and to also get practice chatting with recruiters. Online registration will open via Husky Career Link at the beginning of the spring semester.

While you are off on winter break, spend a few minutes looking over this guide: Get Ready for the Career Connections Expo, created by staff at the Center for Professional Development and Career Experience, so you'll be ready to hire up!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Study Abroad is a career-enhancing experience

Study abroad offers students formidable career-enhancing experiences and new perspectives vital to personal growth. Rapid globalization in economics, arts and culture, science, and education means that students with significant immersion abroad will get better jobs and have richer lives—which is a statistical fact.

Husky Abroad ... over winter session

  • Costa Rica — Follow Kylie Goodling as she studies abroad at Latin University in Heredia.
  • Spain — Follow Racquel Kreischer as she studies at Instituto Mediterr√°neo Sol Granada in Granada.
  • Poland — Follow Alexandra Miller as she studies abroad at Jagiellonian University in Krak√≥w.

Husky Abroad ... this summer?

  • China — Explore Beijing from May 21 through June 11, visit major cultural and historic sites including Forbidden City, Great Wall,
    Tiananmen Square, the National Museum, traditional and modern neighborhoods, gift stores and more. Taste authentic Chinese foods, learn Taichi, cooking and martial arts in cultural lectures. Learn Chinese and communicate with Chinese students and people on the streets!
  • Norway — Explore Norway’s physical and cultural landscapes from May 23 through June 12, hike along the Arctic Circle, visit a glacier, up close and personal. Discover Norway’s stunning geology. Consider Norway’s transformation from one of Europe’s poorest to one of its richest countries. Travel the country by train, foot, ferry, and car. Experience the majesty of Norway’s fjords, by ferry. Explore Norway’s three largest cities, and see artifacts of the Viking world, including a 1000-year-old ship.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Geisinger Clinic announces summer undergraduate research internships

 Deadline to apply is February 3, 2017
This 10-week program provides an exceptional opportunity for undergraduate students to conduct research under the mentorship of Geisinger's nationally and internationally recognized scientists. This program is designed for undergraduates with a strong background in science and mathematics who are considering a career in biomedical research. Participants experience the joy of discovery as well as the challenges inherent in scientific research while investigating current issues related to human health. Specifically participants develop skills in scientific reasoning, research methods and scientific communication through interaction with our research staff.

Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Molecular & Functional Genomics
  • Geisinger Obesity Institute
  • Imaging Science and Innovation
  • Center for Pharmacy Outcomes and Innovation
  • Epidemiology and Health Science
  • Environmental Health Institute
  • Genomic Medicine
  • Biomedical and Translational Informatics
Interested students should send a completed application form, resume, college transcript, SAT scores, statement of research interests and reference letter from an academic advisor to:

Lisa Farr
Weis Center for Research
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA  17822-2601

For more information visit:

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Political science major receives TWC award

David Broadwell, who graduated in December with a bachelor’s degree in political science, was recently chosen to receive The Washington Center’s Award for Community Life.
This award is given each term to a deserving student who fosters community by promoting global TWC population independently or through Community Life programming. 
citizenship and mentorship among the diverse TWC population independently or through Community Life programming.

Broadwell, also a student veteran, was recognized during the center’s fall commencement ceremony. The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit. 

Bloomsburg University students in nearly all majors are welcome to apply by requesting an appointment with BU’s TWC liaison via Husky Career Link.  The priority deadline for summer internships is Feb. 15, 2017.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

5 Steps to Overcome the Millennial Label

The word "millennial" brings with it negative terms such as "lazy," "sensitive" and "self-entitled." A majority of students in college fall within this generation, which means they can find themselves battling undesirable assumptions.
Danny Fisher '14, an alumnus and self-proclaimed proud millennial, presented five ways any student can shake off the negativity surrounding the term during this fall's Zeigler Institute for Professional Development (ZIPD) Business Conference.
-Taylor Ziegler '17

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Secure Your Spot for the next Career Intensive Boot Camp

Seniors and juniors are definitely not going to want to miss out on participating in one of the two Career Intensive Boot Camps that will be held during the Spring 2017 semester: Feb. 10-12 or March 3-5.

If you've been following this blog or our Professional U social media, you for sure know about this program by now. But if you're unfamiliar, a Career Intensive Boot Camp is a weekend filled with professional development experiences, including seminars, alumni panels, networking luncheons, and workshops that can help you be a stellar job candidate.

One of the best parts of the Career Intensive Boot Camp is the etiquette dinner where you head to Monty's and enjoy a fine dining meal experience while learning how to act in a professional dining setting. The $40 cost to attend the boot camp includes all of the meals that are provided  including the etiquette dinner.

But you can save $5 if you register by Dec. 16. Space is limited. Signing up early will also ensure your spot is secured before we head into the long winter break. The first two Career Intensive Boot Camps filled up with students quickly and even had a waiting list so Register today at You can make payment with a debit or credit card.

-Katelyn Caralle '16

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Don't Procrastinate! Have Better Time Management in 2017

Did you achieve all of what you wanted to in 2016 or did the semester slip away on you? If you are answering that saying you wish you would have done something more and done better with your time management, then set aside some time to learn about time management! Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. is the "Time Management is Self Management" workshop in Centennial room 218. Give yourself a chance to learn how to balance all of the stress school, work and life gives you each day!

RSVP at and remember to bring your Student ID and some ideas for future goals you'd like to achieve in 2017.
-Taylor Ziegler '17