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