Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Paid Internship opportunities with FDIC

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has 13 openings for student interns - nine in Washington, D.C. and four in Arlington, Va. Interested students need to hurry on this one. Applications are due on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016.

Position details, departments and qualifications can be found at:

 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424433100

Friday, December 18, 2015

New Expanded Evening Hours and Winter Session Availability




The Center for Professional Development and Career Experience is pleased to announce that service hours for students have been extended into the evenings on Monday through Thursday each week.
The office at 201 SSC,  is open Mondays – Thursdays 8:00 AM- 9:30 PM and Fridays 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM. It is also open and staff will be available during the Winter Session. Students who are not on campus during the break can get assistance by scheduling a virtual (phone) meeting.
To make an appointment, stop by or call 570-389-4070. (The office will close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24, and will re-open on Monday, Jan. 4 at 8:00 a.m.)
CPDCE staff assists students by providing:
•             Career coaching
•             Resume/cover letter reviews
•             Interview preparation
•             Job search strategies
•             Experiential learning opportunities: job shadowing, internships


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

BU's first-ever Career Intensive Boot Camp


For Seniors Only! Feb. 19-21, 2016
You will earn your diploma in May, but are you ready to tackle your job search and catapult yourself to professional career success? Get a crash course to position yourself now to secure that job after graduation by attending Bloomsburg University’s first-ever Career Intensive Boot Camp, Feb. 19-21. Sessions will be held at the Greenly Center, downtown Bloomsburg. This unique offering "for seniors only" will teach you to market and brand your skills and experience to get noticed by employers -  and so much more. The registration fee of $35 covers all meals and materials, including a signature BU leather-bound portfolio. Space is limited. Details and registration:

www.bloomualumni.com/careercamp16

For more information, please contact The Center for Professional Development & Career Experience at 570-389-4070 or ProfessionalU@bloomu.edu



Thursday, December 3, 2015

Resolve to spiff up the professional you for the New Year!

While we are all anxiously looking forward to winter break to get out from under the dreaded to-do list, that time away from campus is also a great opportunity to catch up on other things. Over this upcoming break why not get ready for the real world that is coming before you know it! Here is a list of things to get the “Professional U” in shape for the year ahead:

  • Build your professional LinkedIn profile as well as cleaning up ALL OTHER social media accounts! No one wants to have some scary Facebook or Twitter post haunting them while job searching!
  • Start taking professional photos for a head shot in order to make your social media outlets look more appealing.
  • GO SHOPPING! Gather all kinds of professional attire such as; blazers, suites, professional footwear, blouses and some nice dress pants! You won’t regret buying professional attire when you get called for a job interview.
  • Don’t forget to KEEP UP WITH YOUR RESUME. Update it as much as you can, each semester with any new jobs, awards, etc.
  • Keep internship searching on Husky Career Link and making sure you are applying to as many as possible, put yourself out there and give yourself options!
  • Lastly, build your profile on Husky Career Link and set it up so it sends you alerts on internships and/or job opportunities! This can make your life a lot easier, trust me.

Go to www.bloomu.edu/careers for more info on these topics. Don’t let this winter break slip away. Use it to begin building your successful future!

Dec. 2015 Grads: Job Opportunities!


Accenture Federal Services (AFS) is in search of top candidates in the local Harrisburg / Mechanicsburg area. They are looking for students with the following majors: Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, and Mathematical Business for our full-time employment opportunities.

See below for a description of the positions we have available. For December 2015 grads, these positions are available for start shortly after graduation so they strongly encourage those with Business and/or IT majors to apply!

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture, helps U.S. federal agencies build the government of the future. To read more on these opportunities, click here!

New Job opportunities are being updated daily on Husky Career Link!

Monday, November 23, 2015

PA launches exciting new internship!


There is a new internship opportunity available with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This program, entitled “Commonwealth Public Service Intern,” is a paid ($14.03/hour), six-month internship, which provides a flexible pathway for college students to advance from this internship program to Commonwealth employment in a variety of occupations. Following successful completion of this program, students may be promoted to a full-time, permanent position with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!

To qualify, students must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited bachelor’s degree program and have satisfactory completion of 65 credits, including 12 credits (or a minimum of four courses) in their major field of study. They also need authorization from their school to participate in this program. Many state agencies have committed to hiring Commonwealth Public Service Interns in the spring/summer of 2016, with an anticipated start date in early June. Most positions will be in the Harrisburg area (Dauphin County); however, there will be select opportunities available throughout the state.

Additional information regarding Commonwealth Public Service Intern, including a general description of the type of work and how to apply, can be found on the Civil Service website at www.scsc.pa.gov, by clicking on Job Seekers, Open Test Announcements, and then selecting the Internships and Summer Employment category. Commonwealth Public Service Intern is featured under that category. A promotional trifold brochure regarding these opportunities is also attached.

Students may apply online through the Online Services section of the Civil Service website. Questions regarding this program can be directed to ra-csinternquestions@pa.gov or (717) 214-4649.


Don’t sweat that job interview!

Mock interview with top executives, Dec. 2

Does the idea of going through a job interview make your hands sweat? Are you afraid that you’ll blow it? Here is a great way to learn how to stay calm, composed and confident when interviewing. Top executives from Travelers (a REAL company) will be available to conduct mock interviews right here at BU on Wednesday, Dec. 2, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Center for Professional Development and Career Experience, 201 SSC! A mock interview is low-stress way to practice and get feedback on your interviewing skills. Master those skills and you’ll be in a better position to land the job you want. All seniors are encouraged to participate, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Before you head out for the Thanksgiving break, sign onto Husky Career Link and get scheduled for an interview time!


Visit Husky Career Link for more information!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Get Help with your URSCA award applications!

John Hranitz will be holding several “Find a Mentor/Write a Proposal” meetings to help students with their 2016 URSCA Award applications. Students are encouraged to arrange appointments with me if the below times are not convenient. Feel free to request an appointment by e-mail via jhranitz@bloomu.edu The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) Awards provides summer stipend support to students participating in summer research, scholarship, or creative activities. Students can receive a maximum stipend of up to $6,000 for a full-time project during the 12 weeks of summer session.

URSCA Information Sessions:
  • Nov. 20, from 3 to 4 p.m., 163 Centennial Hall
  • Nov. 24, from 10 to 11 a.m., 163 Centennial Hall
  • Dec. 4, from 3 to 4 p.m., 163 Centennial Hall
For more information visit Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity


Friday, November 13, 2015

OMG! I am going to Ireland!

In just two short months I will be traveling abroad to spend my entire spring semester in Ireland at the University of Limerick!!!!!! Yes, I said IRELAND! To say I am “excited” is an understatement. This is a chance that may or may not come around again in a person’s lifetime and I am beyond words that I am officially able to go abroad with two of my good friends! Let me get one thing straight, I have NEVER been out of the country before. I also don’t really take big chances like this either. I enjoy being in my comfort zone. But an experience like this can really help you develop independence and grow as a person, so I am going to do it. The most thrilling thing about this is that I will get to meet new people, learn about a different culture and what it is like to live in a different country – all without my parents’ help.
There is no excuse why you can’t be courageous and do it too, guys! Not only is studying abroad great for developing yourself, it is amazing to have international experience when trying to land a job. If you are dreaming about studying abroad, clear off your calendar and get to the Study Abroad Open House, on Tuesday, 236 SSC. There is also a cool workshop on Monday to learn how to use your international experience to market yourself to employers.
Here is what’s planned for International Education Week:


  • Monday, Nov. 16, 12 noon to 1 p.m. — Workshop: “Marketing Your International Experience, ” CPDCE Center, 201 SSC. Refreshments served. You can RSVP on Husky Career Link
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — “Study Abroad Open House, ”Office of Global & Multicultural Education. Let’s help you discover the world!, 236 SSC 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. — “Tea Traditions from Around the World,” KUB Multicultural Center. International student presentations. Piano performance by Nora Scheuch. Teas, desserts, and tea sandwiches. 
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts. Percussion Ensemble Concert joined by Patrick Fitzgibbon. Different instruments representing Indian, Middle Eastern, and Afro-Cuban cultures will all be used. 
  • Friday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. — Raya Brass Band, Greenly Center, Room 116. There will be dancing – no partner or former experience needed and families are welcome

Don’t have a job/internship yet?

If you missed Blooms Career Expo there’s another chance!

On Feb. 16 there will be a job and internship fair held in Harrisburg, Pa. hosted by the Central Pennsylvania Employment Consortium the fair begins at 10 a.m. and ends around 3 p.m. Watch for more details on Husky Career Link. Go get yourself hired, people! 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Hundreds attended Career Connections Expo!


I hope most of you stopped by the 2015 Career Connections Expo last week and lots of you were fortunate enough to walk way with a job lead or a spring or summer internship! Hundreds of students attended and it was great! I know I had a blast scoping out companies. Nearly 80 organizations – companies, non-profit agencies, graduate schools– packed the Kehr Union Ballroom. If you missed it, don’t worry. BU holds the Career Connections Expo each fall. Keep following this blog for news about the next expo and other career fairs!

Career Road Trip steered students to the PA Turnpike Commission!


Some BU students learned about the wide range of career opportunities available with the PA Turnpike Commission during a Husky Career Road Trip last week. The commission hires graduates in a variety of majors, such as accounting, management, mathematics, communication studies and ITM, according Craig Shuey, chief operations officer. Shuey, shown speaking to students in this photo, graduated from Bloomsburg University in 1994 and hosted the trip. The students learned about the history of the commission, toured the facility, heard about job and internship opportunities and enjoyed a networking lunch before returning to campus! 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hit the road to the PA Turnpike Commission, Nov. 5!

Come explore internship and employment opportunities at the Career Road on Thursday Nov. 5! The PA Turnpike Commission, Middletown, PA,  hires graduates with majors in computer science, communication studies, mathematics, accounting, management, marketing and ITM. If you are pursuing a career in one of those fields, sign up ASAP for the Road Trip!

There is no cost to attend. The bus leaves campus at 6:30 a.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. You’ll get breakfast, an overview of the commission’s history, meet with Human Resources and tour of the facility. You will hear about internship and employment opportunities and get to network over lunch. Business attire is required!


Space is limited so you must RSVP at Husky Career Link!

Come on- Enhance your professionalism!

Top 5 Reasons to attend the Career Expo 

The Career Expo is much more than just landing a great job! Regardless of your class year and major, here are the top 5 reasons why you should attend:

5. Practice your public speaking skills: sharpen your elevator pitch and ability to share information about yourself! Build your confidence and set a goal of the number of organizations you'd like to speak to!
4. Opportunity to Explore Careers: this is a great opportunity to gain insight to the many diverse career fields out there and where you might see yourself after graduation! Be inquisitive and ask questions.
3. Get feedback on your skills and resume: Ask the employers what they are hoping to see on a resume and/or what skills they are hoping that candidates bring to the job. This is a great way to learn first-hand the skills you need to be successful and career experiences you need to have to be a competitive candidate!
2. Find Career Experiences: You may be thinking: "I'm not looking for a job yet... why do I need to go?" But what about all of the other career experiences organizations can assist you with? Think: Internship Sites, Job Shadowing Hosts, And Informational Interviewees!
1. Build Connections! You never know who you might meet! Networking with professionals in the field, including BU Alumni, will help grow your professional network, find career related experiences while a student, and seek out job opportunities post-graduation.
Pre-registration on Husky Career link at http://bloomu.edu/careers
  

Monday, October 26, 2015

Seriously … Get hired!!! Top employers coming to BU

Career Connctions Expo, Kehr Union, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Open to ALL students

Professional attire required!
I know. I know I am going to have to get an internship and then a JOB after I graduate. What I don’t know is where to begin or how to hunt down that amazing opportunity. Okay, I didn’t know but I do now! Get this, more than 70 organizations including some top-name companies like Crayola, Geisinger Health System, Hershey Entertainment Resorts, PPL, QVC, UPS are coming to campus next week to recruit students for jobs and internship opportunities. Now go ahead and mark your calendars, It’s all happening on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kehr Union Ballroom and is open to all students of all majors, isn’t that something? 

Pre-registration on Husky Career Link at http://bloomu.edu/careers 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Exercise science major interned with top athletes

ANAS MAHMOUD, an exercise science major focused on strength and conditioning, worked closely with top athletes from around the country this past summer. As an intern at Cornell University, he gained knowledge and helped with training programs for athletes within 13 Division I sports. After his adviser, Swapan Mookerjee, informed him about internship opportunities, Mahmoud chose Cornell because it directly correlated with his desired career path.

“I want to be a strength and conditioning coach for a university with top Division I athletes, and Cornell knows exactly how to produce those caliber type of athletes in the most efficient way possible,” he says.

To learn more about internship opportunities, talk to your academic advisor and look for companies offering internship opportunities at Husky Career Link.