Friday, October 28, 2016

What if you could help shape the agenda of the next U.S. President?

You’ve heard the issues.  You’ve seen the candidates.  It’s time to rise above the noise of current political discourse.  Are you up for the challenge?  You’re invited to apply to The Washington Center’s Presidential Inauguration 2017 academic seminar.  To learn more about this academic seminar and start an application, go to or contact Laura McCay Suchanick, Bloomsburg University’s Liaison to The Washington Center, at

Attention Juniors: PAID summer internship opportunity!

Calling all juniors currently enrolled in economics, business administration, accounting, or any related field with a minimum GPA of a 3.25! The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is offering a paid summer internship that includes a $2,500 stipend in addition to biweekly compensation. The program begins with a one-week long orientations session in Washington, D.C., followed by 9 to 10 weeks of on-the-job training in one of the FDIC's field offices!

-Taylor Ziegler '17

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Deadline near for Professional Experience Grant (PEG) applications

Consideration is currently being given to Professional Experience Grant applicants seeking financial assistance to help with expenses for Winter Session or Spring Semester professional experiences. The preferred deadline for best consideration to submit a PEG application for winter or spring is Oct. 30. Applications will be accepted until award decisions are made on Nov. 30. A PEG is a monetary award, similar to a scholarship, that students may use for expenses, such as program fees, tuition and fees, personal expenses or employment stipend, associated with a professional experience. Any degree student in good academic standing planning to engage in study abroad, an internship, faculty mentored, research, field experience and other career-related experiences may apply. For application, other deadlines or for more information visit

Huskies Intern: A Semester in the Nation's Capitol

Troy's biggest highlight of his summer internship was getting
 the opportunity to meet his role model, Speaker of the House
Paul Ryan.
Troy Cannon, a Russian major, hopes to one day land the position of United States Secret Service Agent-- he's already on the right track towards this job as he recently interned for Pennsylvania Congressman Robert Brady on Capitol Hill last summer.

Cannon knew that he was looking for something big with an internship for the summer of 2016, especially in government, so he appreciated this experience and all the tasks and assignments he was responsible for.

By undertaking the internship, Cannon not only got an insight to his future career, he also was able to use his Russian language skills four times. He is grateful to the Language Department at Bloomsburg University for giving him the confidence and motivation to learn another language.

“Being at my internship made me proud to be a BU student, because everyone I worked with and met were all ivy league students,” Cannon said, “It showed me that I am just as good as them!” Full story

How do you find an internship?

Have you ever considered an internship as a way to get career experience while you are working toward your degree? Login to Husky Career Link (jobs tab/search internships) at and see a listing of what organizations are looking for Bloomsburg student interns in your field. Make sure to talk to your faculty advisor to get things in motion.

-Katelyn Caralle '16

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Building your LinkedIn Profile

So you've already created your LinkedIn account and you may be thinking, now what? Come by the "LinkedIn Pitstop Critique" workshop on Nov. 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Sutliff room 114 to get some constructive criticism on how your LinkedIn profile looks and how you can make it better! Maybe you need help with picking a profile picture, or creating a biography? Come by and make sure that your profile stands out to employers and shows a great representation of yourself.
-Taylor Ziegler '17

Thursday, October 20, 2016

All Students Welcome: Careers Aren't Scary Open House, Oct. 27

When? Thursday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where? Atrium of the Warren Student Services Center and Center for Professional Development and Career Experience office (201 Warren SSC – above Roongo’s!)

**** Bring your BU ID and visit all resource tables to be entered in a prize drawing to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card!
In the Atrium, resource tables will include:
  •   “The Witch (aka Career Coach) Is In”: Do you have questions about exploring majors and careers? Need resources? Here’s your chance to ask a Career Coach and pick up information to assist in your career and major exploration as well as your career and professional development.
  • “See into your Future”: What career and professional experiences are in your future? Discover career-related experiences that you can take advantage of during your time at BU. Learn more about opportunities including, but not limited to: internships, Career Intensive Boot Camp, The Washington Center, On Campus Recruitment (OCR), and Husky Career Road Trips!
  • “Resource Web”: Need career resources? Have questions about majors and careers? Check out the resources we offer on our web of resources!
  • Haunted House”: An Open House wouldn’t be complete without some yummy treats - step into our “Haunted House (201 Warren SSC) for pizza, dessert, and beverages.
-Taylor Ziegler '17

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Watch and Learn: Interview Insider Tips

If you haven't watched FREEFORM TV's show Job or No Job well here's your chance! The BU career development coaches are will be in the SSC room 004 watching an episode with anyone interested in getting some insider tips on conducting a job search. Let the show speak for itself when teaching viewers what and what not to do when in an interview!

When: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Student Service Center Rm. 004 (Below Roongo's)

-Taylor Ziegler '17

Husky interns with NYC recording studio

Senior Audio/Video Recording major Brandon Shoop had the experience of a lifetime over the summer when he interned with Quad Recording Studios in New York City. “I actually worked in a real studio, and I worked with very popular artists,” Shoop said. “It gave me that extra experience as an engineer in and out of big sessions. I expanded my knowledge of outboard gear, consoles, microphones and other audio gear.”

One memorable experience, Shoop noted, was getting to meet DJ Khaled as he worked on his ninth studio album "Major Key" in the studio. “You’re not just sitting in a classroom and reading off of a chalkboard,” Shoop said. “You get to spend time in the studios and actually get a firm understanding of the craft, how much you need to know to get better, and become a better engineer.”

Shoop's internship experience was not uncommon of Bloomsburg students. You can land your own dream internship by checking out all that is available to you through Husky Career Link. Log on today at to check out all the internship opportunities you could participate in this upcoming summer.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Husky Career Road Trip: Economics and Finance Students take on Wall Street

Students Daniel Cummings, Alexander Wolfe, Erik
Salford, and Michael Mintzer gained some luck from
Wall Street's Good Luck Icon. 
Thursday Oct. 13 over 30 Economics and Finance majors took a trip to New York City on a Husky Career Road Trip. They all had the opportunity to tour the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, explore the Museum of American Finance, and venture around Wall Street.

The group was accompanied by Dr. Nakul Kumar of the Economics Department, Dr. Howard Lee and Professor Victoria Geyfman of the Finance Department, and Dr. Lynn Hummel of Instructional Technology.

To learn more about past Husky Career Road Trips and other professional development experiences, follow our Instagram @BUProfessionalU. To learn about how you can have your own Husky Career Road Trip Experience, visit Husky Career Link at to sign up today!

-Katelyn Caralle '16

Friday, October 14, 2016

Center for Professional Development and Career Experience Open House

You could win a $200 Amazon Gift Card

Don't get spooked by career stuff. Stop by our Open House, SSC, on Thursday, Oct. 27, between 10 a.m and 2 p.m. to learn about the 
career help available to students right here at BU!

Pizza, dessert and beverages!

Enter for a chance to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card!

 For more information visit

Give your resume an upgrade

If you need help revising your resume, here's some great news for you.

You can get your resume reviewed by a BU career coach at this upcoming Professional U career workshop, Friday, Oct. 21, between noon and 2 p.m., McCormick, Rm. 3234 (computer lab)

Bring along a digital or hard copy of your resume for review. RSVP on Husky Career Link at

-Taylor Ziegler '17

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Are you ready for the Liberal Arts Symposium?

Liberal Arts Majors! There is still time before the Liberal Arts Symposium on Thursday and Friday to polish your networking skills. Hurry to sign up for the Speed Networking and Mocktails career
development workshop tomorrow Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Career coaches from the Center for Professional Development and Career Experience will teach you how to juggle a drink – or your backpack – a handshake and a conversation.

Sign up via Husky Career Link at

Monday, October 10, 2016

Husky Career Road Trip: IT at Geisinger

Calling all digital forensics, computer science, and ITM majors: Geisinger is an integrated health services organization nationally recognized for its dedication to quality and service and a proven leader in the field.

Interested in joining the 300+ Bloomsburg University Alumni working at Geisinger?  Then come with us on a Husky Career Road Trip to Geisinger IT on October 19th from 1:00 - 4:00 to learn more about how your technology skills can be applied to the health care setting, the application process for internships and full time employment at Geisinger, and expand your network by meeting professionals and alumni.

This Husky Career Road Trip will be departing from Bloomsburg University on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 12:00 pm and will be headed to Geisinger in Danville.

This event is followed up by an Alumni Networking Social with alumni of Geisinger at the Pine Barn Inn where you will have more opportunity to engage in conversation to learn more about working at Geisinger.

Sign up for this amazing trip on Husky Career Link.

-Katelyn Caralle '16

Prepare for COST Career Day

Attend the 'Speed Networking & Mocktails' workshop on Oct. 13 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in Andruss Library to prepare for the COST Career Day. At this workshop you will learn and practice networking skills in interval training. There will be short instructions followed by participating in the exercise. You can stop in anytime between 11:00 and 1:00 to get involved with the workshop.
The COST Career Day on Oct. 14 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Kehr Union will provide you with the opportunity to network with professionals at panel sessions, business and graduate program booths, and a small luncheon, followed by a desert reception. The 'Speed Networking & Mocktails' workshop will help you learn how to juggle a drink, a handshake, and a conversation to help you be prepared for COST Career Day.

Sign up for 'Speed Networking & Mocktails'  on

-Katelyn Caralle '16

Friday, October 7, 2016

Computer Science Major Lands NYC Internship

Landing an internship with UnitedHealth Group, the largest private health insurer in the world, is no easy task. Out of 8,000 applicants only 25 are chosen to spend the summer in New York City with the Fortune 500 company.

Brett Logan, a senior computer science major, was one of them.

“Not only was the culture aperfect fit for me, but my interviewer sealed the deal for me,” said Logan, who worked specifically with Optum Technologies, UnitedHealth Group’s technology subsidiary. “I was fortunate that he would later be my boss for the summer.”

If you are thinking of taking on an internship, talk to your faculty advisor or look for opportunities on Husky Career Link. Click on the "Jobs" tab and search "Internships".
-Taylor Ziegler '17

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Accounting Students go on a Husky Career Road Trip

Seventeen Bloomsburg University Accounting students participated in the Husky Career Road Trip last week that offered them the opportunity to attend the annual conference of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

The conference provided these select students with insight into the world of forensics accounting and gave them the chance to network with prominent professionals who work in this field. This experience was unique and allowed them to see behind the scenes of the filed they may one day be working in.

To learn about Husky Career Roundtrips relevant to your major, and to learn more about other ProfessionalU experiences available to you, check out Husky Career Link to get started.

-Katelyn Caralle '16 

Intern in Harrisburg for the Semester

Are you still considering an internship in Harrisburg for this semester? The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) is looking for Bloomsburg University students that hope to be involved in public policy practice. Students will learn the dynamics of state government through direct involvement in report and speech writing, research, and program design and evaluation.
If you are interested in being considered for THIS you must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have at least 45 undergraduate hours completed at the time of application. THIS will be considering juniors and seniors for the internship.

Those students accepted by THIS will earn 15 credits for the internship experience, including nine for the internship placement experience, three for completing an individualized project and three for participation in a weekly seminar.
Interns selected for THIS are responsible for the payment of all campus based charges (like tuition) and the housing expenses in Harrisburg for the semester. However, Bloomsburg University will award financial assistance to the intern in the form of a $5,500 stipend.
You can apply to THIS online or contact Dr. Jessy Defenderfer ( in the Department of Political Science if you have any questions or hope to be considered. The deadline for application is Monday Oct. 17.

-Katelyn Caralle '16

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Looking for an Internship? The Washington Center Has Your Back!

If you are interested in politics and important organizations within the city of Washington D.C., then pay close attention to this upcoming information session! On Oct. 5 and 6, the Washington Center for internships and academic seminars will be coming to Bloomsburg to present what it is truly like to intern with an organization in Washington, D.C.

They will be participating in classroom visits and an info session that will include a panel discussion on Oct. 6. The information session is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in in Warren Student Services Center Room 004.

This session includes information on the Presidential Inauguration Seminar whom work very closely with political players and media experts! This will also include a panel of our very own Bloomsburg University students who have participated in some of these programs and will be able to answer any questions you may have. They will help paint a clear picture of how living in The Washington Center and interning in D.C. helped further their professional development and share some experiences they had as well!

Visit The Washington Center's website for more information on what TWC is all about.
-Taylor Ziegler '17

Keep an Eye Out for These Upcoming Workshops!

Over the course of Oct. 10-12 there are a series of three workshops that could help build the professional version of yourself! Each workshop includes helpful tips and information that either develops your resume, LinkedIn account or how to network with other organizations and individuals. For more information on any of these workshops head over to HuskyCareer Link and see which one you can attend!

Getting Started: Resume
When: Oct. 10, 6:00 a.m. to 11:55 p.m.
Where: Online
What: This is a ZIPD_AA. Learn the basics of creating or updating your college resume.
LinkedIn “Pit-Stop” Critique
When: Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Sutliff 114
What: This is a ZIPD_AA. You've created a LinkedIn profile, now what? Get feedback on your profile and start expanding your network!

Speed Networking and Mocktails
When: Oct. 12 & 13, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Andruss Library- Schweiker Room
What: This is a ZIPD_AA. Come learn and practice your networking skills at this interval training with mocktails! Every 10 minutes, short networking instruction will be provided followed by participation. Stop in anytime between 11am and 1pm and learn how to juggle a drink, a handshake and conversation. 

Make sure to RSVP to any of these workshops on Husky CareerLink!
-Taylor Ziegler ‘17

Find your Direction at Tuesday's Major and Minor Fair!

On Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the KUB Ballroom will be hosting a Major and Minors Fair for those of you who are in need of a new major or for those of you who need a direction to go with a minor! The fair is worth stopping by to take a look because there have been three completely new minors added to the academic options list! Did you know there are more than 50 majors and minors here at Bloomsburg University? This event will help give you the opportunity to explore absolutely everything all at once and give you some ideas on what direction to choose. Students will have the opportunity to speak with faculty, graduate students and other fellow students from each department to help give a better idea of the selected major or minor.

 For more resources on choosing a major/minor visit Click Here
-Taylor Ziegler '17

Monday, October 3, 2016

Computer Science Major Catches Google's Attention

Louis Jenkins shows off his Outstanding Project:
Peers' Choice award.
Bloomsburg University senior Louis Jenkins wasn't originally looking for an academic research experience, but couldn't be more grateful for his summer spent at Lehigh University. The computer science major earned an Outstanding Project: Peers' Choice award on his work "Concurrent and Scalable Built-In Hash Table for the Go Programming Language," a work that was published and even caught the attention of Google Go.
Jenkins had some worries about his potential not being met because of his lack of connections, however, his internship and award not only buffed up his resume, but also led him to meeting more computer science professionals, including his advisor, Michael L. Scott, a renowned computer programmer.
If you are interested in an internship experience that could help enhance your career path, check out all of the opportunities available to you through Husky Career Link.

-Katelyn Caralle '16