Job Search Tips
Jobs, Internships & Workshops
Career Development Fellowship Information Sessions
Are you interested in a unique and differentiated approach to the
internship process? The Siegfried Career Development Fellowship may be for you? Come learn about the fellowship at one
of the information sessions:
7-8 pm, Science Center 200
Monday, Sept. 22: 4-5 pm, CUB 260
Registration for interested juniors (Class of 2016) opens Monday, Sept.
You will also need to submit a current version of your resume to Gettysburg Works.
- Marketing, PR, Communications Fall Internship (Dillsburg, PA)
Suasion, a marketing communications firm located in Dillsburg, PA, is
looking for motivated college students for its fall internship
program. Students may visit Suasion's website (http://www.suasion.us/contact/interns/) for additional information and application details.
The website may indicate April 1 as a deadline however we received a phone
call today from their office manager who indicates that they still have
openings. This is a paid internship ($9/hour for up to 15 hours a
week, and while they prefer a Senior, it is also open to Juniors).
Their office is located at 129 West Harrisburg Street in Dillsburg which is
approximately 22 miles from campus. Apply Today!
Suitable – The
Campaign on Professional Dress - Sept. 22-25, 11am-1pm, CUB PO Table
Better understand professional/interview attire and navigate your wardrobe
in order to be prepared for any upcoming events that require this type of
attire (i.e. the Job & Internship Fair). On hand will be sample
outfits, dress tips, store student discount info, store coupons, Career
Clothing Bank info, & more! Questions, contact the Center
for Career Development at (717) 337-6616 or stop by the CUB Table!
Brothers Wardrobing Seminar for Men & Women - Wed., Sept. 24, 5:30-7pm,
What do the words “Professional dress” or “Interview attire” mean?
Management from the Gettysburg Brooks Brothers will be on campus to conduct
a professional dress seminar for students in order to provide tips on
selecting suits, shirts/blouses, ties, accessories, & shoes, as well as
interviewing tips. Feel
free to bring your own dinner. (Part
of “Be Suitable” - The Campaign on Professional Dress! September
Etiquette Workshop for Student Employees
Student Employment Services and the Center for Career Development is
offering an Office Etiquette Workshop for student employees, as follows:
September 24, 4-5 pm (CUB 260)
planned interactive, fun and informative workshop will provide you with
professional tips on how to successfully navigate the workplace while
building your resume, create a professional network, and have an experience
which could possibly lead to your career choice.
have encouraged supervisors to send their student employees to one of these
sessions and to allow them to put that hour on their timesheet. You should speak to your supervisor
about attending one of the sessions. Advance RSVPs through their GettysburgWorks
account are requested but not required.
Wireless Virtual Career Fair
25 & 26 (9 am - 5 pm) - Job and Internship Seekers are invited to interact via
chat sessions and meet Verizon Wireless recruiters seeking Sales, Customer
Service, and Finance talent to join their team. To learn more about
the fair and to register, go to https://www.careereco.com/Fair/UpcomingFairs
for American Studies - Capital Semester Program
academic internship program is for undergraduates seeking to obtain
professional experience in the fields of public policy, economics,
international affairs, journalism, communications and the nonprofit
sector. Capital Semester combines substantive internships, 12
transferable academic credits from George Mason University [you should
check with the Gettysburg College Registrar to confirm if the credits will
transfer], career development activities, site briefings and lectures led
by policy experts. This fast-paced, fifteen-week residential program
provides undergraduate students from around the world with opportunities to
gain the edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate
school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington
first-hand. Apply by the spring 2015 early deadline of October 1 to
receive a 5%
discounton your tuition balance as well as priority
scholarship consideration and internship placement. Detailed information on
the program may be found at www.DCinternships.org/CS. There are fees associated with this program.
Systems - Financial Leadership Development Program
BAE Systems seeks candidates to apply for the FLDP Class of 2018. This
highly competitive program consists of three one-year rotations within
various finance, accounting, and business functions. Ideal candidates will
have, at minimum: GPA: 3.0 / 4.0; a bachelor’s degree in a business-related
major from an accredited college or university; willingness and ability to
relocate to the Washington, D.C., area for the first year and to another
company location for one year, at minimum; work/internship experience; leadership
potential demonstrated through academics, extracurricular activities, or
work experience; superior communication skills; capacity and motivation for
hard work; U.S. citizenship (required for eligibility to obtain a
Department of Defense security clearance). Interested students are
encouraged to apply at: www.baesystems.jobs (enter job requisition number 2606BR).
Job Search Tips
These tips have been
taken from Getting
from College to Career by Lindsey Pollak.
Being a Student and Start Being a Professional
The professional world requires people with professional skills and habits.
Recent graduates must build personal brands, or images, both online and in
person that demonstrate a great fit for a professional environment. They
should use professional-sounding voice-mail messages and email addresses.
Signature lines in emails should always include contact information. When
writing an email, there are a few guidelines to keep in mind: avoid
acronyms and emoticons: always fill out the subject line; use proper capitalization
and punctuation; proofread everything before sending.
should be very careful about personal photos or information on the
Internet, as employers often perform searches when considering candidates.
Graduates should tighten security settings on social media profiles, remove
any questionable content, and be very careful with the content of status
updates. Additionally, it is easy for a young professional to set up a
Google alert on his or her name to be notified whenever he or she is mentioned
online. Conversely, establishing a positive online presence can have an
excellent effect. Graduates should build strong LinkedIn profiles and
provide the links on business cards and email signatures. Finally, they
should make an effort to stay informed and educated on their desired
industries by reading everything they can about those industries.
Next Week ... Figure out
what you want ... and what you don't
Tips on how to make clearer decisions about career choices.
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
~ Cambridge Associates (Arlington, VA) - Junior Operations
~ Northwestern Mutual (Morristown, NJ) - Financial Representative/Full-time
& Intern (Deadline:
~ Mercer (Philadelphia, PA) - Talent Consulting Analyst (Deadline: September 24)
~ Compusearch Software Systems - Functional Consultant (Deadline: September 27)
~ basys, inc. (Linthicum, MD) - Associate Software Engineer (Deadline: October 2)
~ Lord, Abbett & Co., LLC (Jersey City, NJ) - Regional Consultant (Deadline: October 8)
~ M&T Bank (various locations in PA) - MDP/Retail Branch Management
~ Southern Teachers Agency - Education Jobs PK-12/Private & Independent
addition, mark your
calendar for the Fall 2013 Job & Internship Fair which is scheduled for
Thursday, October 2, 11:30 am to 1 pm, in the CUB Ballroom.
Employers are still registering to attend and some of the registrants so
far include Abraxas Youth & Family Services, AT&T, Board of Child
Care, Civil War Institute, Compusearch, Enterprise, Fastenal, Graphcom,
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Home Depot, iDrive, Lord Abbett,
M&T Bank, McAdams Financial Group, Northwestern Mutual, Omni Cable,
Penn State Harrisburg/Harrisburg Semester, PHEAA, PA State Civil Service
Commission, PA State Police, Prudential, Select Medical, Source4Teachers,
Southern Teachers Agency, Sthree, Sungevity, Teach for America, The
Baltimore Life, Transamerica, Trifecta Technologies, US Dept. of
State/Bureau of Diplomatic Security, US Marines, and Waddell & Reed.
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.