Subject:                                Weekly Career Bulletin - October 15, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 


October 15, 2014


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


Announcements


Need a Resume and/or Cover Letter Quickly?
The Center for Career Development offers drop-in hours for resume (and cover letter) review, Monday-Friday, 2:30-4:30 pm, no appointment necessary.  We are located at 53 W. Stevens Street (next door to DPS).

Salus University Optometry Program Information Session
Jaime Schulang, Associate Director of Student Financial Affairs at Salus University in Elkins Park, PA will be on campus Monday, October 20 (4:30 pm in SCIE 153) to speak to students about the profession of optometry, the admissions process and requirements for optometry school, and what Salus University has to offer. RSVPs through your GettysburgWorks account appreciated but not required.

Saha Global Virtual Information Session
Over the past years, 
Saha Global has empowered hundreds of college students to develop leadership skills and learn about international development, environmental sustainability and public health while building community access to clean water for rural villages in Ghana by training local entrepreneurs how to set up sustainable water and solar businesses.  Their Global Leadership Program is a great opportunity for you to contribute to an impactful project during your breaks! Participants have found this program particularly valuable in growing their professional experience for careers in Public Health, Engineering, Environmental Science, International Relations and Development, and African Studies.  Participate in a "virtual info session" on Monday, October 20 at 5 pm EST to learn about the program before winter session applications are due.  You can register online here!

Lockton Consulting Insurance Brokerage Summer Internship Information Session
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 –
Applications available next week!

Information Session:  Friday, October 24, Noon, Science Center 300
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.  Industries include:  Health Sciences, Research, Media/Communications, Marketing, Business/Sales, Finance/Investment, Government, Law, Education, Development/Fundraising, Non-Profit/Public Policy, Consulting, and more.  Attend the information session for tips on applying and hear from former student participants.  Watch our
website for the full list of available opportunities and applications - coming later this month!

Teach for America Application Deadline Coming Up
Educational opportunities should not be determined by your family’s income or the neighborhood in which you live. That’s why Teach For America is growing the force of leaders committed to ensuring that all kids have an education that expands their opportunities and gives them more choices in life. Leadership through TFA begins in the classroom, where corps members spend at least two years in low-income communities teaching students and helping them reach their full potential. Through teaching, they develop the skills, mindsets, and relationships necessary to become lifelong advocates for students and join a nationwide network of change-makers.  You have the power to help kids get a great education that will give them choices in life. Apply to the 2014 Teach For America corps.  Application Deadline: Friday, October 24, 2014.   To learn more and complete and application, visit www.teachforamerica.org.  Full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. All majors and career backgrounds.

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!
There are 100 schools registered to attend the Graduate & Professional School Fair on campus, Wed., Oct. 29, 11 am - 1 pm (CUB Ballroom)!  We are working on the finalized list of  schools registered and hope to have it publicized on our website by end end of this week.

Employer Application Deadline Highlights
These employers have job/internship opportunities posted in GettysburgWorks and the application deadlines are coming up:

Snow Time, Inc. (IT Support Specialist; Carroll Valley) Apply Now! - Deadline: Wednesday, October 22

Gettysburg College Bookstore (Student Clerk/Cashier) - Deadline:  Friday, October 24

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).

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Open House
You are invited to attend this open house for prospective applicants on Friday, November 7, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Meet Pitt Public Health faculty, staff, and students; learn about career opportunities; explore the admissions and application process, financial aid options, departments and programs, research centers, certificates, and student organizations. Discover more information and register to attend at
www.publichealth.pitt.edu/openhouse.

Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference - Registration Now Open
The SINC Conference (February 20-21, 2015) is a two-day event dedicated to educating students, young professionals and career changers on the business of sports. Those in attendance have unique access to the top sports executives in the industry today.  During the SINC Conference, over twenty (20) sport organizations interview registered conference attendees for internships and full-time employment opportunities. Upon registering for the conference, attendees are asked to submit their resumes which are shared with all interviewing organizations and speakers. 
Register Today - conference will sell out.

Junior and Senior Pre-Med/Pre-Dent Mandatory Meeting
If you are a junior or senior pre-medical / pre-dental student who plans to interview with the Health Professions Committee in the spring of 2015, attend this mandatory meeting on:   Thurs., Dec. 11 (11:30am – 1:00pm) in SCIE 300.


Job Search Tips


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

Give Yourself an Edge

There are many little "extra" things that can be done to provide an edge that might make all the difference in landing a job. Those who are still in school would benefit from taking courses in a variety of subjects in order to broaden their horizons. Students should choose minors that provide unique skills, such as accounting, economics, or a foreign language. A double major is another way to stand out and absorb as much as possible during college. Even those who are finished with their degrees would benefit sharply by continuing their education. Students can take new courses independently or attend educational events or seminars. They should look at the offerings of local colleges, summer programs, online courses, and even iTunesU for learning or training opportunities. It would also be a good idea to learn about the big emerging economies of the world, including Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Those with familiarity in these markets are being sourced heavily right now.

Employers also love to see awards on a potential employee's résumé. Everyone likes a winner. Students should research different award categories and apply for them. These opportunities can be in any field, including academic achievement or research, the arts, leadership, or community service.

One of the most overlooked (and feared) skills is public speaking, but nothing is more important in giving a strong, positive first impression at an interview. Even speaking up in class can develop more comfort and skill in this area. Job seekers can try doing stand-up comedy at least once for a real public speaking challenge.

Keeping a hobby or two will not only develop some skills and/or provide a way to blow off steam, but also could be a way to make a connection with a hiring manager or potential boss who shares a similar interest.

Next Week ... Market Yourself on Paper and Online.
Tips to remember when writing a resume and/or a cover letter and other marketing suggestions.


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)


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:

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

Technical Professional III - Budget & Fund Specialist (9906)

The Arc of Washington County, Inc. - Hagerstown, Maryland

Position Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 15, 2014

End Date: Nov 30, 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

Blue Engine Teaching Assistant (9894)

Blue Engine - New York, New York

Position Type: Scholarships & Fellowships, Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 14, 2014

End Date: Nov 20, 2014

Fall Semester Internship : Content Writer, Marketer, Promoter (9891)

WebpageFX - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Position Type: Internships

Posting Date: Oct 14, 2014

End Date: Apr 30, 2015

Mutual Fund Services Representative (9901)

Eaton Vance - Boston, Massachusetts

Position Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 14, 2014

End Date: Apr 20, 2015

Open Source Web Developer Internship (9897)

WebpageFX - Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Position Type: Internships

Posting Date: Oct 14, 2014

End Date: Apr 30, 2015

Environmental Technician (9890)

Specialty Disposal Services, Inc. - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Position Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 13, 2014

End Date: Nov 20, 2014

Operations Trainee (9888)

Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC - Seattle, Washington

Position Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 13, 2014

End Date: Nov 19, 2014

qa (9889)

DWHSystems Inc - hoboken, New Jersey

Position Type: Internships, Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 13, 2014

End Date: Jan 13, 2015

Sales Representative Trainee (9887)

Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC - nationwide, United States

Position Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: Oct 13, 2014

End Date: Nov 19, 2014

Workshops

Upcoming Events & Workshops:

Salus University Optometry Program Information Session

Session Start:
October 20, 2014, 4:30 pm

Session End:
October 20, 2014, 5:30 pm

Location: Science Center 153

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

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