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 www.bloomu.edu/careers-bootcamp. 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 www.bloomu.edu/careers and remember to bring your Student ID and some ideas for future goals you'd like to achieve in 2017.
-Taylor Ziegler '17

Ease your interview anxiety

People of all ages get interview anxiety. You have to wear the right clothing, speak the part, act confident and be a complete professional. Most of us get nervous when preparing for an interview because those qualities of a good interviewee is hard to remember all at once! Well, guess what? You have a chance to learn the nuts and bolts of interviewing and how to be prepared for those internship interviews or job interviews out in the real world! The Interviewing 101 50-minute virtual webinar on Dec. 5 can help you with just that as well as give you a free "Interviewing Toolkit" made by BU's Center for Professional Development and Career Experience.

This virtual webinar workshop is available for a full 48 hours starting on Monday, Dec. 5. RSVP at www.bloomu.edu/careers and receive the webinar link!
-Taylor Ziegler '17

Monday, November 28, 2016

Registration open for Spring 2017 Boot Camps

"The boot camp helped me develop skills that I will take with me for the rest of my life. My goals now feel more aligned with my career plans," BU senior and fall boot camp attendee.

We all know that today's job market is more competitive than ever and it's obvious that employers are looking for more than just good grades. That's why you should attend a Career Intensive Bootcamp this spring if you are soon looking to apply to graduate school or enter the job force. The Spring Semester is unique in that there will be two Boot Camps rather than just one: Feb. 10-12 and March 3-5. Space is limited, so hurry to sign up at www.bloomu.edu/careers-bootcamp

End of semester "catch up" career workshops



The end of the semester may be near but there's still time to catch up on your career building skills by taking advantage of this week's career workshops, including a number of virtual webinars to squeeze into your busy schedule. Hurry to RSVP!

When: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5


- Tuesday, Nov. 29: A Resume is Your Marketing Tool (Virtual, 45-minute webinar)
Did you know that a resume needs to be more than just a list of things you have done to be effective? This 45-minute virtual webinar will show you how to highlight YOU on your resume in a way that catches the attention of the person reading it. RSVP on Husky Career Link at www.bloomu.edu/careers for the link to the webinar. The webinar will be available for 48 hours


- Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m.: Gap Year Experience: Take a Year On! (Virtual - LIVE)
If you've been pondering the idea of taking a year or two off before going back to school or entering your career field, this is the workshop for you. Discover options for doing a year of volunteerism or service. Find out what a Gap Year Experience is all about, how to apply and what you can learn by completing one. Dawn Lastowka, a BU graduate, will discuss the gap year experience using City Year as an example. ZIPD_AA  Please note: This session will be LIVE using Callaborate. Instructions will be sent to you by noon on Nov. 29. RSVP on Husky Career Link at www.bloomu.edu/careers

- Thursday, Dec. 1: Selling Yourself Effectively: Personal Branding & Elevator Pitch (Virtual, 45-minute webinar)
Learn how to make a positive and effective first impression on future employers and create a version of your "elevator pitch."  What's that? An "Elevator Pitch" is a concise, carefully planned, and well-practiced message about your professional self that anyone should be able to understand in the time it would take to ride up an elevator.  RSVP on Husky Career Link at www.bloomu.edu/careers and receive the webinar link. The webinar will be available for 48 hours.

- Friday, Dec. 2: Self Reflection and Goal Setting, CEH 218, 3-4 p.m.
It is nearing year's end and that's a great time to take a step back and reflect on what you'd like to achieve in the year ahead. If that sounds complicated, it's not. Let a career coach from the Center for Professional Development and Career Experience guide you through the process. Just bring your Student ID and ideas of your future goals. And bring a friend if you'd like. RSVP on Husky Career Link at www.bloomu.edu/careers