October 22, 2014
Information Sessions and On-Campus Interview Opportunities
Job Search Tips
Jobs, Internships & Workshops
Career Bulletin on October 29
will not be an issue of the Career Bulletin next week due to the Graduate
School Fair on campus.
Consulting Insurance Brokerage Summer Internship Information Session - TODAY AT 5 pm (note time
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
2015 Job Shadowing & Career Networking Dinners –
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
Deadline: November 2 at 11:59 pm
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!
Your Calendars for the Graduate & Professional School Fair!
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 (email@example.com). Don't miss this opportunity to gather information on
graduate schools without having to leave campus!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 337-6616.
you hungry for an internship?
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!
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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.
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
Sessions and On-Campus Interview Opportunities
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
Companies LLC - Wed., Oct. 22 (5 pm) in SCIE 200
available in Employee Benefits, Commercial Insurance and Financial
Services. RSVPs to attend appreciated (through the events tab in
College Advising Corps (NCAC) Job Information Session - Thurs., Nov. 6
(Noon) in MCCR 204
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.
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).
On-Campus Interview Opportunities
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
Teachers Agency -
Education Jobs PK-12/Private & Independent Schools (Deadline: October 29)
Lockton - Commercial Insurance Consulting
Internship/open to current juniors (Deadline:
tips have been taken from Getting
from College to Career by Lindsey Pollak.
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
an objective statement to provide focus and get the reader's attention.
objective statements and keywords to each different job or type of job.
include GPA if it is 3.0 or higher.
more challenging or impressive accomplishments or experience first.
anything that is unique, uncommon, and/or relevant.
the temptation to exaggerate or get "creative" with colorful
fonts or paper.
that a one-page résumé is best.
any new résumé by having family or friends look at it and ask what they
gleaned from it.
over and over for typos or other errors.
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
first paragraph should serve as an introduction and be addressed to someone
specific whenever possible.
second paragraph should be a clear statement of specific goals, including
desired job title.
third paragraph should be used to convince the reader by laying out skills
fourth and final paragraph is about next steps, such as the possibility of
an interview or phone call.
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.
After College - explore jobs/internships based on your field of study; discover
opportunities that match your personal interests.
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
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
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.
Job Network - professional, technical, hourly,
skilled and executive jobs in Pennsylvania.
Diversity Network - job listings from employers
specifically recruiting diverse talent.