Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Join the Study Abroad Open House!

Come and join the Global and Multicultural Education office on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 5- 6:30 p.m. in the Kher Union- Multi B! You can connect with individuals who have studied abroad and hear their expeiences while also meeting some Bloomsburg international students. They will be happy to answer any questions you have regaurding studying abroad and help educate you on the upcoming programs and scholarship opportunities!         Below are a list of the upcoming Summer 2017 programs
  • Beijing Summer May 21 – June 11, 2017
  • London Summer 2017
  • Italy Summer 2017
  • Norway Summer 2017
  • Morocco Summer 2017
For more information on the upcoming programs visit

-Taylor Ziegler '17

Monday, January 30, 2017

Career TV Night set for Feb. 8

When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7-8 PM
Where: Warren SSC - Rm. 004, below Roongo's

If you're still exploring majors and career paths, why not stop by and watch some TV with us? Head over to Warren SSC- Room 004 (near Roongo's) and watch an episode of FREEFORM TV's show Job or No Job with career coaches from the Center for Professional Development and Career Experience. Get insider tips on conducting a job search and learn what to do and not to do during a job interview. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Brandon's Career Intensive Boot Camp experience

Brandon Richardson, an economics major, attended a Career Intensive Boot Camp in the fall during the first semester of his junior year. He highly recommends other students attend one of the upcoming boot camps scheduled for Feb 10-12 or March 3-5 at the Greenly Center in downtown Bloomsburg.

Hurry to sign up today at www.bloomu.edu/careers-bootcamp

 “Prior to going to the boot camp, I had no resume, no cover letter, and no idea what an elevator pitch was, so for me those were key things I wanted to get a handle on by the end of the boot camp. 

During the boot camp, I learned and experienced many things that college doesn’t teach you: what to expect the first day on the job, how to handle on-the-job issues. I got feedback on my resume and practiced interviewing. There were different workshops each day that provided the opportunity to network and meet BU graduates. During the workshops, I heard many stories in different situations that allowed me to reflect on my life after college.

I am very happy that I took advantage of the opportunity. It was a great experience for me that I will never forget, especially meeting Bloomsburg University alumni, professionals, and fellow students and learning about their experiences as an undergraduate, graduate and professional. It is reassuring to know that I am in the same starting position with even more resources to help me accomplish my goals and become a successful professional.

 I would highly recommend this boot camp to other students. It is well worth it as you prepare for life after college.” Brandon Richardson ‘18

Five Ways to Rock a Career Fair

If you'll be attending BU's Spring Career Connections Expo on April 7, at Nelson Field
House or another job fair, get yourself signed up to attend this great Professional U workshop:

"Five Ways to Rock a Career Fair."
When: Monday, Feb 6 (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
Where: Sutliff 106

RSVP on Husky Career Link.

This workshop is especially recommended for students who are actively looking for an internship or post-graduation job! A career or job fair is like an open house where you can have friendly, informative chats with organizations who are looking for qualified applicants.
-Taylor Ziegler '17

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Shuey '94, COO of PA Turnpike Commission, to deliver keynote at February Career Boot Camp

Students may register at www.bloomu.edu/careers-bootcamp by Feb. 1 to attend. 

Craig R. Shuey, chief operating officer for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and Bloomsburg University alumnus, will be the keynote speaker at the Career Intensive Boot Camp, Feb. 10-12, at
the Greenly Center, in downtown Bloomsburg. He will speak about his journey from a college student to young professional, offering suggestions on how students can jump-start their careers while studying for a degree.

Shuey, Mechanicsburg, PA, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bloomsburg in 1994. He was executive director of the PA Senate Transportation Committee from 2001-09 before joining the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission as government affairs director.  In 2011, he was named COO of the commission. The BU Alumni Association recognized Shuey in 2016 for his volunteer work with BU students in support of the university’s Professional U initiative. Shuey helped facilitate a Husky Career Road Trip to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, where students learned about career paths and opportunities.

The Career Intensive Boot Camp is a 2.5-day experience for seniors, juniors and recent graduates to learn about leverage their skills and experience to successfully transition from college student to young professional. Attendees participate in more than 20 unique sessions, including Compensation Considerations, Debunking the "Career Path" Myth, The Shocking Truth of Getting Hired, Making Connections on LinkedIn, Office Communications, a Professional Etiquette Dinner and more. They also have the opportunity to network with more than 60 alumni, organization representatives, faculty and staff and participate in mock interviews and resume reviews. Shuttle from campus is available.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Start the new semester with a Professional U Jump Start

 Professional U JumpStart
January 23-31, 11 a.m., to 2 p.m. 
(Campus locations)
Jan. 27 CEH Lobby
Jan. 30 KUB Lobby
Jan. 31 SSC Lobby

It's a new year and a new semester. Resolve in 2017 to take the next step on the path to realizing your career goals. Discover what resources exist RIGHT HERE ON CAMPUS to help you develop professionally, get career experience, find financial help for an internship, or begin your job search while earning your degree. Stop by one of the Professional U tables that will be conveniently located across campus from January 23-31, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a quick chat. Seize this opportunity to jump start the Professional YOU!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hurry to sign up for Career Intensive Boot Camps

Seniors and juniors can learn how to leverage skills and experiences to be successful in the transition
from student to professional by attending a Career Intensive Boot Camp on Feb. 10 to 12 or March 3 to 5.  Hurry to sign up. Space is limited!

Details and Registration

Attendees will participate in 20-plus unique sessions, including: Compensation Considerations, Debunking the "Career Path" Myth, The Shocking Truth of Getting Hired, Making Connections on LinkedIn, 3 Mock Interviews, Office Communications, a Professional Etiquette Dinner and more.
There is also the opportunity to network with more than 60 alumni, organization representatives, faculty and staff. Sessions are held at the Greenly Center in downtown Bloomsburg. Shuttle from campus is available. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hire Up: Bring your interviewing clothes back to campus!

When you're packing to come back to campus for the spring semester, don't forget to bring some professional clothes to wear for interviewing. Students will have multiple opportunities this spring to take the next step on the career ladder. Check them out:

February 10-12 or March 3-5 - BU's Career Intensive Boot Camps, a 2.5-day experience for seniors, juniors and recent grads to learn how to leverage skills and experiences to not only get a job but to also be successful in the transition from student to "Professional You." Space is limited so hurry to sign up at www.bloomu.edu/careers-bootcamp

February 21 - 2017 CPEC Job and Internship Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, Harrisburg. Sign up via Husky Career Link to take the bus from campus to attend. Details

April 7 Career Connections Expo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nelson Field House. Students in ALL MAJORS are urged to attend BU's spring Expo to meet with representatives of all industries who are looking to recruit capable and qualified applicants for full or part-time jobs, internships, job shadowing opportunities and graduate programs. Not ready for the job market yet? Attending the Expo is a great way to learn about opportunities in your career field and to also get practice chatting with recruiters. Online registration will open via Husky Career Link at the beginning of the spring semester.

While you are off on winter break, spend a few minutes looking over this guide: Get Ready for the Career Connections Expo, created by staff at the Center for Professional Development and Career Experience, so you'll be ready to hire up!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Study Abroad is a career-enhancing experience

Study abroad offers students formidable career-enhancing experiences and new perspectives vital to personal growth. Rapid globalization in economics, arts and culture, science, and education means that students with significant immersion abroad will get better jobs and have richer lives—which is a statistical fact.

Husky Abroad ... over winter session

  • Costa Rica — Follow Kylie Goodling as she studies abroad at Latin University in Heredia.
  • Spain — Follow Racquel Kreischer as she studies at Instituto Mediterr√°neo Sol Granada in Granada.
  • Poland — Follow Alexandra Miller as she studies abroad at Jagiellonian University in Krak√≥w.

Husky Abroad ... this summer?

  • China — Explore Beijing from May 21 through June 11, visit major cultural and historic sites including Forbidden City, Great Wall,
    Tiananmen Square, the National Museum, traditional and modern neighborhoods, gift stores and more. Taste authentic Chinese foods, learn Taichi, cooking and martial arts in cultural lectures. Learn Chinese and communicate with Chinese students and people on the streets!
  • Norway — Explore Norway’s physical and cultural landscapes from May 23 through June 12, hike along the Arctic Circle, visit a glacier, up close and personal. Discover Norway’s stunning geology. Consider Norway’s transformation from one of Europe’s poorest to one of its richest countries. Travel the country by train, foot, ferry, and car. Experience the majesty of Norway’s fjords, by ferry. Explore Norway’s three largest cities, and see artifacts of the Viking world, including a 1000-year-old ship.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Geisinger Clinic announces summer undergraduate research internships

 Deadline to apply is February 3, 2017
This 10-week program provides an exceptional opportunity for undergraduate students to conduct research under the mentorship of Geisinger's nationally and internationally recognized scientists. This program is designed for undergraduates with a strong background in science and mathematics who are considering a career in biomedical research. Participants experience the joy of discovery as well as the challenges inherent in scientific research while investigating current issues related to human health. Specifically participants develop skills in scientific reasoning, research methods and scientific communication through interaction with our research staff.

Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Molecular & Functional Genomics
  • Geisinger Obesity Institute
  • Imaging Science and Innovation
  • Center for Pharmacy Outcomes and Innovation
  • Epidemiology and Health Science
  • Environmental Health Institute
  • Genomic Medicine
  • Biomedical and Translational Informatics
Interested students should send a completed application form, resume, college transcript, SAT scores, statement of research interests and reference letter from an academic advisor to:

Lisa Farr  lafarr@geisinger.edu
Weis Center for Research
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA  17822-2601

For more information visit:

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Political science major receives TWC award

David Broadwell, who graduated in December with a bachelor’s degree in political science, was recently chosen to receive The Washington Center’s Award for Community Life.
This award is given each term to a deserving student who fosters community by promoting global TWC population independently or through Community Life programming. 
citizenship and mentorship among the diverse TWC population independently or through Community Life programming.

Broadwell, also a student veteran, was recognized during the center’s fall commencement ceremony. The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit. 

Bloomsburg University students in nearly all majors are welcome to apply by requesting an appointment with BU’s TWC liaison via Husky Career Link.  The priority deadline for summer internships is Feb. 15, 2017.