Subject:                                Weekly Career Bulletin - October 22, 2014

 

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October 22, 2014


Announcements
Information Sessions and On-Campus Interview Opportunities
Job Search Tips
Resources
Jobs, Internships & Workshops


Announcements


No Career Bulletin on October 29
There will not be an issue of the Career Bulletin next week due to the Graduate School Fair on campus.

Lockton Consulting Insurance Brokerage Summer Internship Information Session - TODAY AT 5 pm (note time correction)
Lockton, which is the world’s largest independent, privately owned global insurance broker with more than 5,300 professionals working throughout 64 offices in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, has full-time paid internships available in Washington, DC (potential for full-time employment) with real client work/interaction.  Areas available:  Employee Benefits, Commercial Insurance and Financial Services.  Attend their  information session on Wednesday, October 22 (5 pm in SCIE 200) to learn more about their opportunities.  RSVPs through your GettysburgWorks account appreciated but not required.  Note:  the deadline to apply for their Commercial Insurance Consulting Internship (open to current juniors) is October 30.  Applications may be submitted through your GettysburgWorks account.

January 2015 Job Shadowing & Career Networking Dinners –
Information Session

Friday, October 24, Noon, Science Center 300
Attend this information session for tips on applying and hear from former student participants. The list of available opportunities and applications are now available on our
website.  Open to ALL class years!  Spend your winter break exploring career options – learn what you like, what you dislike, and expand your professional network! Alumni and parents will host students in January for one-day job shadows and career networking dinners.  Application Deadline:  November 2 at 11:59 pm

Levy Economics Institute (Bard College) Information Session
The Master of Science in Economic Theory and Policy, is a two-year degree program designed to meet the pre-professional needs of undergraduates in economics and finance. This innovative program draws on the expertise of Levy Institute scholars and select Bard College faculty, and emphasizes empirical and policy analysis through specialization in one of five key research areas: macroeconomic theory, policy, and modeling; monetary policy and financial structure; distribution of income, wealth, and well-being; gender equality and time poverty; and employment and labor markets.  Azfar Khan from the Levy Institute will be available at this information session on Tuesday, October 28 (6:30 pm in GLAT 204) to discuss the program curriculum, research, admissions and financial aid.  RSVPs through your GettysburgWorks account appreciated.  Pizza will be served!

Mark Your Calendars for the Graduate & Professional School Fair!
Representatives from 101 schools are registered to attend the Graduate & Professional School Fair on campus, Wed., Oct. 29, 11 am - 1 pm (CUB Ballroom) and they are eager to talk to you about pursujing a graduate degree!  Information on Schools Attending. If you have any questions please contact Sandy Buhrman (sbuhrman@gettysburg.edu). Don't miss this opportunity to gather information on graduate schools without having to leave campus!

Law School Admissions Panel – Wed., Oct. 29, 4pm, Science Center 200
Hear directly from law school admissions representatives about the various aspects of the law school application (personal statements, LSAT scores, resume, letters of recommendation, etc) and their expectations.  Get advice that will help you move through the law school application process – whether you are just thinking about law school or are already applying!  Questions, contact the Center for Career Development at
career@gettysburg.edu or (717) 337-6616.

Are you hungry for an internship?
Come to the Center for Career Development at 1:30 pm on Thursday, Oct. 30, for a snack and tips on how to navigate your internship search!

MCAT Official Self-Assessment Package - 10% Discount Available
The Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package is created by the developers of the MCAT exam at the AAMC. This package contains all three self-assessments (Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Verbal Reasoning), for a total of 541 real MCAT test questions not found on any other practice material.  With The Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package, you'll find out how you perform on MCAT topics compared to others who answered the same questions on the actual exam. Plus you'll have unlimited access to review the questions and solutions until January 31, 2015.  The three self-assessments purchased separately is $130. But with the package discount of 20% PLUS the 10% promo code, you pay only $93.60.  Order today at aamc.org/mcatsapbundle. Use Promo Code SMARTPREP.  If you have questions about ordering, call 202-828-0416.

Blood Borne Pathogens Workshop - Thurs., Nov. 6 at 6 pm (SCI 300)
If you are planning an internship in a medical field, are an education, science, sociology, or psychology major, this workshop would be especially valuable to you.  More and more organizations are requiring that employees have this training before working in any medical or related field. Participants will receive valuable health information and learn proper safety precautions to help minimize the potential of being exposed to blood borne pathogens, i.e., viruses and bacteria in human blood that can cause disease in humans (these include hepatitis B and C, as well as HIV). The session will last about 50 minutes and you will be given a certificate within a few days after you have completed the workshop.  Contact
Kristi Waybright in the Physics Department if you are planning to attend.

Public Policy & Leadership Conference - Harvard Kennedy School of Government
The 15th annual Harvard Kennedy School Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) will take place February 19-February 22, 2015. The conference aims to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate programs in public policy and international affairs by informing students about opportunities for graduate study and careers in both domestic and international public policy.  Please note only first and second year undergraduate students who U.S. citizen or permanent residents are eligible to apply.  The conference will take place on the HKS campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. All conference expenses are covered by HKS.  The intensive three days of workshops, panels, and lectures is designed to encourage students who possess a commitment to public service, particularly those from historically underserved communities and people of color.
Read interviews from previous PPLC participants.   The online application is available through the PPLC website. The deadline to apply is November 12, 2014.


Information Sessions and On-Campus Interview Opportunities


Employer Information Sessions Coming Up
These information sessions or CUB PO information tables are coming up (you can RSVP to attend the information sessions through the events tab in your
GettysburgWorks account):

Lockton Companies LLC - Wed., Oct. 22 (5 pm) in SCIE 200
Internships available in Employee Benefits, Commercial Insurance and Financial Services.  RSVPs to attend appreciated (through the events tab in GettysburgWorks).

National College Advising Corps (NCAC) Job Information Session - Thurs., Nov. 6 (Noon) in MCCR 204
NCAC seeks to bring talented, enthusiastic advisors to every community that wants them and to every student who needs them. Through a nationwide consortium of colleges and universities, the corps aims to increase the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students entering and completing higher education. Bob Freund of Franklin and Marshall College coordinates the program for the Keystone Region, and he would like to talk to interested students about NCAC. Every year he hires between 5-10 advisors straight out of college.

Jesuit Volunteer Corps - Thurs., Nov. 13 (5 pm) in WEID 110
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps is a postgraduate service program that focuses on social justice and simple living.  SVPs to attend appreciated (through the events tab in GettysburgWorks).

Employer On-Campus Interview Opportunities
To  be considered for one of these opportunities, you must submit your resume through your GettysburgWorks account (posting may list specific requirements, such as minimum GPA or US citizenship, and will indicate if a cover letter is also required).  Note: you must have an approved resume uploaded in the system.  Take advantage of our drop-in hours, Monday-Friday, 2:30 - 4:30 pm, to get your resume reviewed and uploaded.

Southern Teachers Agency - Education Jobs PK-12/Private & Independent Schools (Deadline:  October 29)

Lockton - Commercial Insurance Consulting Internship/open to current juniors (Deadline:  October 30)


Job Search Tips


These tips have been taken from Getting from College to Career by Lindsey Pollak.

Market Yourself on Paper and Online
The next thing to know after compiling an impressive list of experience and skills is how to market them. A résumé is only one tool to use in a job search, albeit an important one. Some tips to remember when writing a résumé are:

*Include an objective statement to provide focus and get the reader's attention.

*Tailor objective statements and keywords to each different job or type of job.

*Only include GPA if it is 3.0 or higher.

*List more challenging or impressive accomplishments or experience first.

*Include anything that is unique, uncommon, and/or relevant.

*Resist the temptation to exaggerate or get "creative" with colorful fonts or paper.

*Remember that a one-page résumé is best.

*Test any new résumé by having family or friends look at it and ask what they gleaned from it.

*Check over and over for typos or other errors.

After the résumé comes the cover letter. The cover letter should be treated as a form of marketing that displays understanding of the market (the employer, in this case). The content of a cover letter must be unique to the writer and its recipient. Job seekers should do everything in their power to make sure their cover letters are not generic. Cover letters should follow a certain format:

*The first paragraph should serve as an introduction and be addressed to someone specific whenever possible.

*The second paragraph should be a clear statement of specific goals, including desired job title.

*The third paragraph should be used to convince the reader by laying out skills and qualifications.

*The fourth and final paragraph is about next steps, such as the possibility of an interview or phone call.

After writing a unique résumé and cover letter, job seekers may consider making a "brag book," or a three-ring binder filled with accomplishments. Some ideas of what to include are a cover with a personal statement, a résumé, academic accomplishments such as transcripts or awards, copies of relevant papers, certificates or letters from leadership training, recommendation letters from previous employers, volunteer experience, and any relevant visuals. Job seekers can use the brag book in person or make a website featuring the content.

Next Week ... Find Opportunities.
Tips on where and how to look for opportunities.


Resources


After College - explore jobs/internships based on your field of study; discover opportunities that match your personal interests. 

Center for Career Development - www.gettysburg.edu/career

CandidCareer.com - Whether you are just beginning to explore career options, preparing for a job interview, or looking to change careers, CandidCareer.com can help. They provide thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy to use website.Their site is dedicated to providing the inside scoop on careers so viewers will be informed and ready for what lies ahead. Find your passion today at CandidCareer.com!

Career Beam - a full service online resource to help you plan for your life after Gettysburg.  All students have been given an account and login information was sent out last fall.  If you cannot find the email with your login information, contact career@gettysburg.edu.

Career Insider (Vault) - Gettysburg College in conjunction with Vault.com has arranged for you to have free, unrestricted privileges to the largest most comprehensive online career resource available. 

Career Subscriptions - check out these exclusive career resources for Gettysburg College students e.g. Current Jobs for Graduates, NEC Bridge (New England Conservatory), and more!  If asked to login, use your network username and password.

Idealist - learn about nonprofit careers, volunteering, volunteering abroad, and more.

Internships.com - discover internship positions from 40,876 companies located in 6,581 cities across all 50 states.

LinkedIn - Network with alumni, parents, and friends on the Gettysburg Professional Network.

NACE Job Choices Magazine - featuring job-search advice, interview tips, sample cover letters and resumes, links to employers interested in hiring new college grads, and more. Job Choices and Job Choices/Diversity Edition.

Pennsylvania Job Network - professional, technical, hourly, skilled and executive jobs in Pennsylvania. 

Professional Diversity Network - job listings from employers specifically recruiting diverse talent.

Jobs  |  Workshops

Jobs

Recent Job & Internship Postings:

Account Executive Trainee (9931)

PLS Logistics Services - Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Position Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 22, 2014

End Date: Nov 01, 2014

Bilingual Customer Service Representative (9929)

ULINE - Breinigsville, Pennsylvania

Position Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 21, 2014

End Date: Mar 31, 2015

Customer Service Representative (9930)

ULINE - Breinigsville, Pennsylvania

Position Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 21, 2014

End Date: Mar 31, 2015

PCAC College Advisers (9926)

Pennsylvania College Advising Corps - Various Counties, Pennsylvania

Position Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 20, 2014

End Date: Mar 01, 2015

Entry Level Associate Candidates for Investment Sales (9922)

CPEX Real Estate - New York, New York

Position Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 17, 2014

End Date: Nov 24, 2014

NPS Education Intern (9921)

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Position Type: Internships

Posting Date: Oct 17, 2014

End Date: Oct 16, 2015

Audio Video technician (9913)

Gettysburg College - Information Technology - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Position Type: Gettysburg College Department/Office, Part-time, Summer Opportunities

Posting Date: Oct 16, 2014

End Date: Oct 24, 2014

Business Technology Analyst (Full-time), Deloitte Consulting LLP (9914)

Deloitte Consulting - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Position Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 16, 2014

End Date: Nov 03, 2014

Full Time Teacher - No Certificate Required (9918)

Teach Kentucky - Louisville, Kentucky

Position Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 16, 2014

End Date: Mar 15, 2015

I-Banking, Trading, Hedge Funds Internship (9596)

Swiss Finance Academy - Verbier, Non-U.S.

Position Type: Internships

Posting Date: Oct 15, 2014

End Date: Jul 01, 2015

Intern (9907)

Office of Congressman Matt Cartwright - Washington, District of Columbia

Position Type: Internships

Posting Date: Oct 15, 2014

End Date: Dec 31, 2014

Legal Assistant (9910)

Mendes & Mount, LLP - New York, New York

Position Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 15, 2014

End Date: Nov 21, 2014

Match Teacher Residency and Sposato Graduate School of Education (9909)

Match Education - Boston, Massachusetts

Position Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 15, 2014

End Date: Nov 21, 2014

Operations Analyst for Applications Development (9911)

MIT Investment Management Company - Cambridge, Massachusetts

Position Type: Internships, Scholarships & Fellowships, Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 15, 2014

End Date: Nov 21, 2014

Yext Inside Sales Associate (9908)

YEXT - New York, New York

Position Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 15, 2014

End Date: Nov 21, 2014

Workshops

Upcoming Events & Workshops:

Lockton Consulting Insurance Brokerage Summer Internship Information Session

Session Start:
October 22, 2014, 5:00 pm

Session End:
October 22, 2014, 6:30 pm

Location: Science Center 200

Seniors: Don't Wait Until It's Too Late!

Session Start:
October 23, 2014, 12:15 pm

Session End:
October 23, 2014, 1:00 pm

Location: Bowen Auditorium, McCreary 115

Job Shadowing & Networking Dinner Opportunities Information Session

Session Start:
October 24, 2014, 12:00 pm

Session End:
October 24, 2014, 1:00 pm

Location: Science Center 300

Levy Economics Institute (Bard College) Information Session

Session Start:
October 28, 2014, 6:30 pm

Session End:
October 28, 2014, 7:30 pm

Location: Glatfelter Hall - Room 204

Graduate & Professional School Fair

Session Start:
October 29, 2014, 11:00 am

Session End:
October 29, 2014, 1:00 pm

Location: CUB Ballroom

All College Storage - Part-Time Job Information Table

Session Start:
November 03, 2014, 11:00 am

Session End:
November 03, 2014, 1:00 pm

Location: CUB Lobby

Southern Teacher's Agency Information Table

Session Start:
November 05, 2014, 11:00 am

Session End:
November 05, 2014, 1:00 pm

Location: CUB Lobby

Secrets to Finding and Doing a Great Job…and being happy too!

Session Start:
November 05, 2014, 4:00 pm

Session End:
November 05, 2014, 5:00 pm

Location: Science Center 200

Personal Branding with David Tohn '87

Session Start:
November 05, 2014, 6:30 pm

Session End:
November 05, 2014, 8:00 pm

Location: CUB 260

National College Advising Corps Job Information Session

Session Start:
November 06, 2014, 12:00 pm

Session End:
November 06, 2014, 1:00 pm

Location: McCreary Hall - Room 204

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