Thursday, September 29, 2016

Career Connections Expo: On-Campus Recruitment

If you are attending Friday's Career Connections Expo, check this out. The organizations below will be coming back to campus in October to conduct face-to-face interviews for internships, jobs. Stop at their tables at the Expo to apply to be interviewed. You can also apply to be interviewed via Husky Career Link. Click on the "Jobs" tab and search for OCR (On-Campus Recruitment).


Internship Positions:

Biagio (On campus interviews on Oct. 11)
Position: Human Resource Assistant Intern (Sales & Marketing)
Deadline to apply: Oct. 1, 2016


Pepso Co. *Paid Internships* (On campus interviews on Oct. 12)
Positions:  Sales Management Intern (not for credit), Manufacturing Operations Intern (not for credit), Sales Management Associate, Manufacturing Operations Associate
Deadline to apply: Oct. 2, 2016


Enterprise Holdings (On campus interviews on Oct. 13)
Position: Management Trainee Intern
Deadline to apply: Oct. 3, 2016


Full-Time Positions:

Enterprise Holdings (On campus interviews on Oct. 13)
Position: Management Trainee
Deadline to apply: Oct. 3, 2016


CVS/Pharmacy (On campus interviews on Oct. 19)
Position: Store Manager in Training
Deadline to apply: Oct. 9, 2016


ABF Freight (On campus interviews on Oct. 25)
Position: Management Trainee
Deadline to apply: Oct. 15, 2016


Travelers (On campus interview on Nov. 10)
Position: Mock Interview
Deadline to apply: Oct. 31, 2016


For any questions regarding these specific positions, email cpdce@bloomu.edu
-Taylor Ziegler '17

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Upcoming workshops: What's up with LinkedIn?


Don't wait until you are job hunting to learn the ins and outs of LinkedIn. Two free professional development workshops coming up next week will help you polish your LinkedIn profile until it shines. Hurry to sign up to attend via Husky Career Link .
A third workshop gives you a chance to do a mock interview and master the art of job interviewing. The workshops are conducted by career coaches at the Center for Professional Development and Career Experience, 201 Warren Student Services Center.

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
LinkedIn "Pitstop" Critique
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McCormick 1303
"You've created a LinkedIn profile, now what? Get feedback on your profile and start expanding your network."

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
LinkedIn 101
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McCormick 1303
"Heard that LinkedIn is important but never created a profile? Don't know what it's really for? Learn how to maximize LinkedIn to your advantage!"

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
Be a Stellar Candidate! Interviewing Tips and Tricks.
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Warren Student Services Center 004 (Right Below Roongos)
"Looking to sharpen your interviewing skills? Join us to learn best practices for interviewing and practice through a mini mock interview."

-Katelyn Caralle '16


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Time's Running Out to Sign Up for the Expo!

Online registration to attend the Career Connections Expo closes tomorrow, Wednesday Sept. 28. Click here to register to save your spot!
Walk ins may register at the front tables at the event. Don't forget that professional attire is required upon entry and to bring many copies of your resume! Questions? Contact the Center for Professional Development and Career Experience (CPDCE) at CPDCE@bloomu.edu or give them a call at (570)-389-4070
-Taylor Ziegler '17

Monday, September 26, 2016

Are You REALLY Ready for the Career Connectons Expo?

The Career Connections Expo is right around the corner, Friday Sept. 30 to be exact, and there is still time to get prepared. Now that you are signed up and your resume is in tip-top shape, it's now time to get prepared for what you can expect at the Expo and make sure you make the perfect first impression. Luckily for you, we have just the thing to get you ready.

There are two more workshops available to students before the Career Expo begins that will really drill in everything you've been preparing for:

Tuesday Sept. 27 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, you can sign up to attend the 'What to Expect at the Career Connections Expo' workshop in the SSC right under Roongos. This workshop will help fill in students about what exactly the Career Connections Expo can offer them from jobs to internships and even graduate school.

Thursday Sept. 29 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, you will be able to attend the ''First Impressions Count': Prepare for the Career Connections Expo' workshop in SSC underneath Roongos as well. During this workshop you will be able to prepare yourself for what you're going to say to an employer or graduate school representative during the Expo. Here you will be able to build your 'elevator pitch' or perfect it in order to make the strongest first impression possible.

Sign up for both of these events on Husky Career Link now at www.bloomu.edu/careers. Space is limited and you don't want to miss out on gaining a competitive advantage through these workshops.

-Katelyn Caralle '16

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Think About How Recruiters Will Look at You Next Friday!





A recruiter will decide whether or not to take you seriously in the first five or 10 minutes of meeting you. Students who attend the fall Career Connections Expo should plan ahead to dress to impress. Professional dress is required to be admitted into the expo. So what is professional dress? A variety of styles is appropriate for attending job fairs or interviewing, ranging from formal business suits to business casual wear, depending on the industry.

Do’s: Blouse, tie, dress shoes (appropriate heels), blazer, slacks
Don’ts: Flip-flops, shorts, wrinkled clothing, t-shirts that blare inappropriate slogans.

I know it is hard to get all of the right professional attire while still in school and still developing your professional self. However, Bloomsburg has a Career Closet where you can go to in order to get all of the appropriate clothes for any important event! The Career Closet, which is located at the Fenstemaker Alumni House, has gently used items which have been donated by faculty, staff, alumni and parents to assist students in putting together a professional outfit to wear for interviewing or attending job fairs. Each student is eligible for one entire free outfit. You have to call 570-389-0458 and make an appointment to visit the Career Closet and you need to bring your student ID.

Students who sign up to attend the expo will receive a booklet, which includes tips on dressing professionally, to help you prepare and make the expo a successful experience or you can find the information at www.bloomu.edu/careers-expo-students
-Taylor Ziegler '17



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Criminal Justice Majors: Looking for an internship with the FBI?

Calling all criminal justice majors or anyone looking to work with the FBI in the future! Check out these great opportunities to intern with the FBI. You will need to act quickly to meet the Oct. 14 application deadline.

The amazing programs consist of:

The Honors Internship Program, a paid internship that runs for 10-weeks beginning in the month of June 17, 2017 to August 18, 2017. This internship consists of working side-by-side with FBI agents at the Washington, D.C. headquarters location, or in other offices around the country.

The Collegiate Hiring Initiative offered for the summer of 2017. This program recruits graduating seniors and gives them a chance to explore full-time career paths the FBI has to offer.

While you need to make sure you have and maintained a 2.95 cumulative GPA, these opportunities will give you criminal justice majors and others interested in the Federal Bureau of investigation, amazing field experience! These offer students’ experiences that you could never find anywhere else.

Clickhere to apply for the Honors Internship Program or Click Here to apply for the Collegiate Hiring Initiative.
You can also visit www.FBIJobs.gov for more information on each opportunity.

-Taylor Ziegler '17

Friday, September 16, 2016

Prepare for the Big Career Connections Expo!

If you are planning on coming to the big Career Connections Expo on September 30th in the Nelson Field House, you may want to consider coming to some of these following workshops to prepare yourself. Each workshop gives you a chance to learn what to expect at the expo and learn how much your first impression counts when meeting an employer or grad school rep. Come to any of these workshops to build and prepare your "elevator pitch" and how to make a strong first impression!


What to Expect at a Career Connections Expo-
When: Wednesday, September 21, 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Where: Warren Student Service Center 004 below Roongo's


"First Impressions Count": Prepare for the Career Connections Expo
When: Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Warren Student Service Center 004 below Roongo's


"First Impressions Count":  Prepare for the Career Connections Expo
When: Wednesday, September 22, 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Where:  Andruss Library- Schweiker Room
-Taylor Ziegler '17

Freshman: Having Trouble Picking a Major or Career Path?

Picking a major is an extremely tough decision especially at the age of 18. It is worth it to get as much help when trying to figure out your future career path. If you are in need of some help with which way to turn once you graduate, or what major would suit you best, head on over to McCormick 1303 on Monday night, Sept. 19. The "You can Do That?!" workshop from 7-8 p.m. will show you how some of your interests, skills and personality can come into play when picking the right major or career path.
RSVP to attend Husky Career Link
-Taylor Ziegler '17 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Wanted: Nursing and Science majors to attend Career Expo

Every major has a chance to make great career connections at the Career Connection Expo, including nursing and science majors! The list below shows just some of the organizations who are looking to talk to Huskies interested in careers in nursing and science fields and who are recruiting for current job and internship positions. See the full list of organizations who will be at Nelson Field House on Friday, Sept. 30 at www.bloomu.edu/careers-expo-students. Sign up to attend the expo today on Husky Career Link.






Buisness Majors... These companies are hiring!


Have you heard about these companies: Vanguard, Accenture Federal Services, Becker Professional Education, Clark Associates, Inc., Enterprise Holdings, Target and Ulta Beauty? These are just a few of the organizations that want to meet with business majors at the upcoming Career Connections Expo on Friday, Sept. 30. See the full list of recruiters at www.bloomu.edu/careers-expo-students Sign up to attend the expo today on Husky Career Link and don't miss this chance to talk to firms who want to hire Huskies!





Are you looking for a career in Education?

Beyond teaching, there are many opportunities for careers in the field of education. A number of organizations will be at the upcoming Career Connections Expo on Friday, Sept. 30, that are interested in talking to students about job and internship openings in education. A few of them are shown on the list below. To the full list of who is recruiting, go to www.bloomu.edu/careers-expo-students And hurry to sign up to attend the expo on Husky Career Link!



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

COLA at the Career Connections Expo

The Career Connections Expo has a lot to offer to every student at Bloomsburg University. There is the opportunity to network, land an internship, or even learn about filling out applications for full-time and part-time positions with over 100 organizations that will present on Friday Sept. 30 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in Nelson Fieldhouse Gymnasium.


Even though this expo is for students in every major and includes companies and organizations looking for every field of interest, today I'm here to tell you about some of the amazing opportunities available to students in the College of Liberal Arts (COLA).



Some specific organizations that are coming to the Career Connections Expo to recruit students from the COLA are UPS, Geisinger Health Systems, Pennsylvania State Police, PepsiCo, CVS/pharmacy, Target, Ulta Beauty, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and so much more.


To see the complete list of organization participating in the Career Connections Expo and learn about what they are looking for in Bloomsburg students visit www.bloomu.edu/careers-expo.

-Katelyn Caralle '16

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Huskies Intern: Learning About Cyber Security

Summer is the perfect opportunity to expand your professional development and career experiences through an internship. Participating in an internship is an awesome way to confirm your interests or decide a line of work you want to go into, learn from professionals in the field and begin networking for your post- graduation career.

Many students participate in internships the summer after their sophomore and junior years, but the earlier you start, the more opportunities you have for growth and professional development in your desired field of work. Freshman soccer player, Evan Novian, decided to spend his summer before entering Bloomsburg University by interning with Exelon Corporation in Baltimore, Maryland.

When Evan heard that Exelon had started taking a few high school interns, he immediately put together a resume and applied for the position to work on their Cyber Vulnerability Detection and Management team. Evan compared being on the team at Exelon to being on the soccer team. He also gained crucial experience and information about a setting he could potentially end up working in.

Learn more about Evan's internship experience over this past summer at http://www.buhuskies.com/news/2016/7/7/mens-soccer-learning-about-cyber-security.aspx?path=msoc.

To get started on applying for an internship yourself, visit Husky Career Link at bloomu.edu/careers where there are an abundance of internship opportunities for every major and year.


-Katelyn Caralle '16

Monday, September 12, 2016

Calling all Accouting Students!

Boyer & Ritter is hosting an Open House Sept. 22 in Camp Hill, PA and Bloomsburg University's Department of  Alumni and Professional Engagement is sponsoring a bus trip so you can gain the opportunity to network or possibly score an internship or job with this firm. This trip is open to all years and anyone interested in a career in accounting.

Sign up for this trip on Husky Career Link now as spots are limited. Visit bloomu.edu/careers to sign into your Husky Career Link account and click on the drop down "Events" and choose the option "Workshops." You will be able to find this event by searching "Boyer Ritter" in the keyword search at the top of the screen, and all you have to do is RSVP "Yes" and you will be on your way to find out about great opportunities in accounting with Boyer & Ritter, a leading regional accounting firm with offices throughout Central Pennsylvania. If you have any questions, email us at CPDCE@bloomu.edu or call at (570) 389-4070.

Visit Boyer & Ritter's website www.cpabr.com/.  

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Huskies Abroad: Taylor's Ireland Exprience


Last Spring semester I got to travel abroad to one of the best places to bring good luck; Limerick, Ireland. I picked Ireland specifically through the recommendation of two of my sisters from Sigma Sigma Sigma, who studied there in the Fall 2015.

My study abroad experience was very exciting because, not only was it my first time in Europe but it was my first time leaving the country! I was lucky enough to go on this trip with three of my friends which made the whole scare of leaving the country by myself for the first time much more relaxed.

My time in Ireland really opened me up to true Irish culture. It gave me knowledge on their social norms and the way a regular undergraduate student at the University of Limerick lives their life. I got to meet incredible people and am still in contact with the neighbors I had while living there who I now consider my great friends. 
Erin McGrogan, Haley DeCarlo, Kayleigh Hild, and Taylor Ziegler visiting the
Cliffs of Moher in County Claire, Ireland on a sunny February afternoon.
I got to travel to four other countries during my time abroad in Ireland including Spain, France, Amsterdam and Italy. Each country gave me such an incredible culture shock (in a good way) and new appreciation for all of the beautiful sights and food from all over. I got to see some important structures from the Vatican to beautiful scenery in Nice, France. I got to live up the night life in Barcelona, Spain and go on shopping adventures in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The whole experience gave me a personal insight into the life-styles of other countries. Being able to adventure out of my comfort zone gave me the understanding of what traveling outside of the country truly is like. 

The biggest thing I can take away from my experience is: live up your life while you are still young, do things that scare you and travel while you still have time!

For more information on where to find out more on the Study Abroad program or Abroad Internships you can check out Husky Career Link at www.bloomu.edu/careers or visit the Study Abroad office in Warren Student Service Center to begin embarking on your study abroad adventure now.
-Taylor Ziegler '17

Thursday, September 1, 2016

What is Husky Career Link?

When looking into professional development or the various different career experience events available to you on campus, you will always be asked to sign up on Husky Career Link. However, most aren't really aware of exactly what Husky Career Link is and how it can benefit us as students of Bloomsburg University.


First off, what is Husky Career Link? Husky Career Link is a very useful website where you are able to get involved with professional development experiences and plan for your life after graduation. On this site you are able tor register for upcoming workshops and events, research and apply for internships and full time positions, schedule a one-on-one appointment with a career coach to help improve your resume or get prepared for job applications, as well as participate in mock interviews. These are just some of the many different resources available to you through Husky Career Link.


http://bloomu.edu/careers
Now, all of these different functions are great, but what good is it if you aren't able to actually navigate the site? What's awesome about Husky Career Link, is that after logging in from bloomu.edu/careers with your Husky ID and password, the site will immediately begin assisting you in putting together a profile by prompting you to upload a photo, include your resume, and fill out a person statement, to name a few. After completing your profile you will find that some of the most useful tools available to you are located on the left side of the screen in the maroon box. By clicking on the different tabs you can be redirected to any area of the site you wish to visit, including signing up for upcoming events, growing and managing your professional network, searching for possible future employers, and so much more.


My personal favorite function of Husky Career Link, is that based on the information and preferences you provide, you will receive different internship and job recommendations. The best part is that you are linked right to the website where you can apply for these positions, which is a good way to save some time when looking for that summer internship!


-Katelyn Caralle '16