Thursday, February 18, 2016

Workshop Monday: Personal Branding and Developing Your Elevator Pitch

Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., McCormick 1303, Recommended for all students

Opportunities to pursue professional experiences can come and go as quickly as a Snapchat message! Be prepared for those impromptu moments. During this workshop you will learn how to develop your brand and to succinctly discuss your passions and competencies in a minute or less! Sign up to attend through Husky Career Link:

LinkedIn: Your resume that never sleeps

10 LinkedIn Tips for Students and New Grads
"My job for almost 2 years was to help students and colleges make the most of LinkedIn. Still, many students seemed to struggle with the basics. They’d say stuff like: Uhh, LinkedIn? It’s, like, Facebook for old people, right? Wrong. Think of LinkedIn as your resume that never sleeps. But a lot more. It's your professional brand in the world. It’s the result you actually want up top when someone Googles you." Read these great tips from Omar Garriott of LinkedIn

Monday, February 15, 2016

Now THIS is an internship

 Jedediah Lemon, a junior political science major, is working in the office of state House Majority Leader David Reed this spring as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education through Bloomsburg University.

Lemon, who is also pursuing a minor in psychology, plans on attending law school after graduation. He is one of 16 students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program, which provides students the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester’s worth of credits.

“I saw the internship as the perfect opportunity to learn state government from the inside by being able to intern in some of the highest ranked offices within the Commonwealth,” says Lemon, adding he hopes one day to return working at this office, not as an intern but as a pivotal member of Pennsylvania politics or work aside his father as a lawyer.

Teach For America: Online Event for Bloomsburg Students

Teach For America Virtual Information Session
Tuesday Feb. 23 @7pm ET
Register here

Join Teach For America representative Zan Walker to learn about Teach For America's mission and the national movement to end educational inequality. Hear about the corps and alumni experience and the opportunity to make a long-term social impact with full-time salary & benefits after graduation.

TWITTER: @teachforamerica
Questions? Email Zan at

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Immediate openings for accounting/finance graduates

The Commonwealth of PA's Dept. of Labor & Industry is soliciting applications for the job specification of Unemployment Compensation Tax Agent with immediate openings in Scranton and Reading, PA. This is a great opportunity to put your college degree to work or utilize your accounting experience with the Commonwealth of PA. Opportunity for career growth, great starting salary, complete benefits package. See Husky Career Link for position requirements, salary and application details:

Forest Technician Summer Internship

The Bradford County Conservation District is looking for a summer intern to serve as a temporary Forest Technician between May and August. Pay is $10 per hour for a 40-hour work week over the course of 12 weeks. Intern will provide assistance to landowners in Bradford and Sullivan counties. Must be current college student or recent graduate. Application deadline is March 11, 2016. Interested individuals should submit resumes by the deadline to the Bradford County Human Resources Office, 301 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848. Direct questions to Nate Dewing, or 570-265-5539, Ext. 128.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Husky Student Leadership Summit

This is a FREE day-long leadership and professional networking conference for current students to engage with BU alumni.  It features two keynote speakers, Hoan Do – a college success coach, author and finalist from American Ninja Warrior television competition and Ben Dearman ’04, an Exercise Science major who was heavily involved in the student athletic training department.  After graduating from Bloomsburg, Ben co-authored a best-selling book, became a personal trainer and opened up his own gym, KDR Fitness, in Lebanon, New Hampshire.  The summit provides a wide variety of options for you to learn about different leadership development and community engagement topics, presented by BU Alumni and current student leaders.  A Professional Development Resource Center is available throughout the day, where you can get a professional headshot taken for LinkedIn, have your resume reviewed, participate in a mock interview, meet with a BU alum to discuss personal branding and get resources about graduate schools and internship opportunities.  The summit also includes a free continental breakfast, leadership networking luncheon and giveaways to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Summit.
Sponsored by the Center for Leadership & Engagement (CLE), Center for Professional Development and Career Experience (CPDCE), Alumni Engagement & Community Government Association (CGA).

How to Register:
  • Visit the Husky Student Leadership Summit portal on HuskySync found at
  • Click on "Forms" then “Husky Student Leadership Conference Registration”
  • Enter your Contact Information, BU ID, Major, Year, and Husky e-mail address
  • Complete the Questionnaire Survey
  • Submit!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Spring Career Programs

From job searches and networking to how to self-reflect and develop career goals, the Center for Professional Development and Career Experience has a great series of FREE, engaging and informative sessions on the calendar this week:

Resumes and Cover Letters: Gone in 20 Seconds?
Tues., February 9th - 6:30 p.m.
You have 15-20 seconds to impress someone with a piece of paper (aka your resume and cover letter), because that's how long an average employer spends looking over your application. How will you measure up against others applying for the same position?
Walk-In Wednesdays
Weds., February 10th - 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

We know you're busy, so we've cleared our schedule to answer your most pressing career questions. Drop in to the CPDCE office in 201 Warren SSC for career coaching, resume and cover letter reviews, interview preparation, job search strategies, and information about experiential learning opportunities such as job shadowing and internships. No appointment needed!
Interviewing and Dress for Success
Thurs., February 11th - 6:30 p.m.

Looking your professional best during an interview can make the circumstance less stressful and you more confident. Join us as we provide pointers on how to handle interviews and dressing appropriately to make that best first impression!
Informal Friday - I Love My Career!
Fri., February 12th - 10:30am - 1:00 p.m
With classes, assignments, organization meetings and even part-time work jamming up your calendar, how do you carve out time to focus on career stuff? Meet us in the Atrium of Warren SSC! This week, employers from a variety of organizations will be here to talk to you about why they love their career and how you can love yours too! No appointment needed. Participants will be entered into a raffle for great prizes!

View complete details and register through Husky Career Link at Questions call 570-389-4070 or email

The CPDCE, an office of Alumni and Professional Engagement, proudly supports Bloomsburg University's Professional U initiative by providing services that foster and encourage professional growth and experiential opportunities for students. These services remain available to recent graduates as they continue on their path to career success.