Friday, September 25, 2015

What will you LOOK like to a recruiter?

We are finally back into the groove of things and the lovely fall semester is underway. A lot of us are feeling the pressure to find an internship and thinking about getting a job after graduation. If you are like me, you stress about what’s appropriate to wear for special occasions – especially what to wear to interview for an internship or job! Did you know it is proven that within the first 4 to 9 minutes of an interview, a recruiter decides whether or not to seriously consider you for the position based on your appearance? I don’t know about you but that makes me determined to have the right interviewing attire from now on!  Guess what else I learned? Students can get FREE gently used professional clothing right here at BU at the campus Career Closet. Check it out.

The Career Closet is located in the Alumni House and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Most items are gently used and donated by the BU faculty, staff and alumni. Each student has a limit to one entire outfit and you must bring your student ID to purchase an item. Call 570-389-0458 to make an appointment and start building up your professional attire for you future!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Disability Employment Outreach day in Harrisburg, PA!

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission is proud to partner once again with the Governor’s Cabinet for People with Disabilities and the Office of Administration to provide our third annual “Disability Employment Outreach Day” to guide individuals with disabilities in their search for Commonwealth employment.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Headquarters, 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, Pa. Details

Comcast Road Trip Was A Success!

About 20 students majoring in finance, marketing, management, mass communications, communication studies and instructional technology boarded the Husky bus in September for a Career Road Trip to Comcast in Philadelphia. The students got a tour of the facility, learned about professional opportunities and met with alumni who are employed at Comcast: Ted Hodgins ’89, Shelly Gross ’95, Mylei Saltares ’06 and Justin Dixon ’06!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Have you heard about Husky Career Link?

If you want to register to attend one of the fall semester Professional U workshops, search for internship opportunities or see which employers are recruiting on campus or looking to hire, Husky Career Link is the place to go. Husky Career Link is a career management tool that all Bloomsburg students can use. All you need to do is log in and update your profile. You will receive alerts about upcoming Professional U programs and notifications about employers who are looking to hire graduates in your career field. Here’s here you will find some critical information:  
  •          Programs and Workshops - Under the Events tab, choose Workshops.  Click the RSVP button for each event you plan to attend.
  •          On-Campus Recruitment - Under the Jobs tab, choose Husky Career Link Jobs.  Click Advanced Search and change the dropdown selection to All Interviews then click the Search button.
  •          Jobs and Internships - Under the Jobs tab, choose Husky Career Link Jobs.  Use the Advanced Search tool to filter specific criteria.

We Got a Makeover!

Those of you who have visited the Professional U page on the Bloomsburg University website recently may have noticed a change of scenery. The newly designed webpages streamlined things to take you directly to the information that applies to YOU! Click on the Student button to visit the Center for Professional Development and Career Experience site at These pages have a new look as well and where you should go to find all things career related! From choosing a major to gaining valuable experience and applying for jobs, CPDCE has the information and resources you need.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Upcoming Professional U Workshops!

On September 21st there will be a Professional U workshop for personal branding and developing your elevator pitch. This workshop focuses on being prepared for unprepared moments while also helping develop your brand to fit your passions and skills. It runs from 6 pm to 7 pm in McCormick room 1303. Make sure to bring your ID to check in!

On September 22nd, the Networking 101 workshop will be taking place in McCormick room 2303 from 6 pm to 7 pm. This workshop is focusing on utilizing your communication and relationship skills to identify and capitalize on professional opportunities using your every day connections! This helps you put true meaning behind the phrase "It's not what you know; it's who you know." Make sure to bring your ID as well to be able to check in!

For more information and to RSVP visit Husky Career Link

Thursday, September 10, 2015


The Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen started a special Winter break legal internship program for college students and Law Students. Volunteer students will have the opportunity to work in a busy law office as well as working with real clients. Students interested in a career in law can obtain knowledge and experience in law office procedures, preparing legal correspondence, and assisting clients. For the Winter/ Christmas program selected interns must work 30 hours per week for 3 weeks minimum. I recommend looking into it!

For more information, interested students can find detail on Husky Career Link
Hi, I am Taylor Ziegler, a junior Mass Communications- Public Relations major and student worker with the Center for Professional Development and Career Experience. I am so excited to be able to tell you about all the great Professional U workshops and programs that will be going on this semester. If you are new to Professional U, I hope you’ll stay in touch by checking this Professional U e-newsletter and also by following BU Professional U on Twitter, where you will get updates on companies looking to recruit Huskies for internships and jobs. I’d like to take a moment to send good wishes to former CPDCE student worker Abby Snyder, also Mass Communications major, who will be working on her professional development this semester by doing an internship. Go Abby!

Career Road Trip to Comcast, Thursday, Sept. 17

Attention all junior, seniors and graduate students in finance, marketing, management, mass communications, communication studies and master’s in instructional technology. A Career Road Trip to Comcast in Philadelphia will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17. This is a free Professional U activity and bus transportation from campus and back is provided. Students who attend will hear all about Comcast. There will be a facility tour and discussions about internship opportunities and employment. BU alumni who work there will also be participating in a panel discussion. The trip wraps up with a networking lunch where you can talk directly to BU grads who work for Comcast. Space is limited, so an RSVP through Husky Career Link at Husky Career Link is required. You must bring your student ID for check in. The bus departs from BU at 9 a.m. and returns to campus between 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oh, and remember to wear business attire!