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

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 

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.

Open House- Wednesday, Oct. 28!

Zombies have begun to overtake our campus, and the Center for Professional Development and Career Experience is here to help you ward off the infection! Start by joining the quest for strategically placed supplies throughout campus beginning Oct. 20 - see attached flyer for details. Bring your collected supplies with you to the Emergency Shelter at the Center for Professional Development and Career Experience Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 28 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in 201 Warren SSC to be entered into a raffle for a prize.
The CPDCE Open House is open to all students in all majors, regardless of participation in the scavenger hunt. Join us for some light refreshments, check out our services and take the next steps toward preparing yourself for a successful career!

Pre-registration is highly recommended through Husky Career Link. Log in using your BU user name and password and choose Events - Workshops.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Summer 2016 Internships: PA Historical and Museum Commission

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is now accepting applications from any student who is interested in The 2016 Keystone Summer Internship Program! This Program is designed to provide pre-professional training to those interested in pursuing a career in history. Each Keystone summer intern will work alongside with PHMC staff as their mentor on a specific project as well as gain some knowledge about the commissions multiple functions through staff presentations and field trips! Details and application

Summer 2016: Comcast financial Internship!

Here’s an exciting opportunity for all you finance majors! Comcast in Philadelphia, PA is taking applications for their 2016 internship program. The Comcast/NBC Universal Finance Internship Program will provide high potential, rising college seniors a unique opportunity to experience important finance functions. During this program, students will gain exposure to key business and financial leaders and will be provided with opportunities to develop their business and financial expertise while also building their professional skill set! Click here to learn more details and apply online!

Friday, October 16, 2015

A closer look into John Hopkins!

A selected few biology students got an outstanding opportunity to visit the John Hopkins School of Medical Imaging, one of the top medical imaging clinical sites in the country! These lucky students had their day filled with informative presentations by the directors of the Sonography, Radiography, and Nuclear Medicine programs. They were given the opportunity to meet personally several BU alumni and clinical coordinators during their trip! This up-close-and-personal trip seemed to really give the student’s an inside look on what their futures could hold in medical imaging. 

To read more, visit the Bloomsburg University page

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Now THIS is an internship

Each semester Bloomsburg University students are offered a chance to see state government work in real-time through an internship where they are placed in one of the state offices to help with research, reporting, speech writing and program design. This semester, Amber Somershoe is that Husky. Somershoe, a political science and Russian major with a minor in economics, is participating this fall in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS), a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education sponsored internship program.

To read more visit the Bloomsburg University Tumblr page

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Interview thank you note is a must!

We all know interviews are the most competitive part about finding a job today. There are many opportunities for resume building workshops and job interviewing practices here at Bloomsburg University. (See the Professional U calendar) However, it is very important to follow up with employers after interviews!  A thank you note is one more opportunity for candidates to stay in the mind of employers and show how interested you are in a position. Not only does it display your drive but it shows professional courtesy and impresses employers with your follow-through! Plus, a well-crafted thank you note is a marketing tool that can promote your candidacy after memories of your interview have faded. Caroline Ceniza-Levine, co-founder of SixFigureStart®career coaching, gives some great tips on writing a thank you note in her column in Money.

3 technology essentials for student job seekers!

Have any of you ever thought about what specific social media and technologies are the most important to have in the modern job search? According to Steve Dalton, author of The Two Hour Job Search, there are three main technologies every student should have; Indeed, LinkedIn and knowledge of an electronic calendar. Providing detailed instructions and processes with these technological offerings maximizes their value as job-search tools! Read more in this article from NACE.

Monday, October 5, 2015

COST Career Day set for Oct. 16, KUB

The annual Career Day held by the College of Science and Technology just keeps growing! If you are looking to explore career opportunities, find an internship or learn more about academic research or graduate studies, get Oct. 16 on your calendar! Alumni and other business professionals who work in Science and Technology fields will be participating. There will be discussion sessions, business and organizational booths and a free networking lunch. Learn more at

ZIPD speaker will give glimpse of business’ future

Conference to be held Oct. 15-16

It is almost time for the annual ZIPD – Zeigler Institute for Professional Development – Conference. COB majors won’t want to miss it. Keynote speaker and futurist Garry Golden will discuss how to make career plans when technology and the economy is in constant flux. His talk: “Tapping Your Inner Futurist: Looking at the Future of Business,” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m., Carver Hall’s Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. Lots of BU alumni will be participating in other programs as speakers or panelists during the two-day conference. Full conference schedule  Don’t forget to register on Husky Career Link. This is a great way to meet and learn from other Huskies and begin building your professional contacts!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Join BU Alumni LinkedIn to network

There’s a lot of chatter today about how tough it is to find a position in the current job market. That’s unsettling when you know graduation is inching closer every day. Isn’t it? Experts say that one way to learn more about job opportunities is to talk with people who work for the employer you’d like to hire you. How do you find those people? I was excited to find out that a lot of former Huskies network professionally through LinkedIn and are willing to give advice to current Bloomsburg University students about breaking into a profession. Students are welcome to join the Bloomsburg Alumni LinkedIn group. You can also find alumni on the Bloomsburg University LinkedIn page, which shows you where graduates are working and their career fields. I just joined the alumni group myself and I’m excited to get started building my professional network!