October 15, 2014
Job Search Tips
Jobs, Internships & Workshops
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).
University Optometry Program Information Session
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.
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
about the program before winter session applications are due. You can
register online here!
Consulting Insurance Brokerage Summer Internship Information Session
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 –
available next week!
Information Session: Friday, October 24, Noon, Science
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!
for America Application Deadline Coming Up
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.
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!
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.
Application Deadline Highlights
These employers have job/internship opportunities posted in GettysburgWorks and the application
deadlines are coming up:
Time, Inc. (IT
Support Specialist; Carroll Valley) Apply Now! - Deadline: Wednesday, October 22
College Bookstore (Student
Clerk/Cashier) - Deadline:
Friday, October 24
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).
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.
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.
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.
These tips have been
taken from Getting
from College to Career by Lindsey Pollak.
Yourself an Edge
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Teachers Agency - Education Jobs PK-12/Private &
Independent Schools (Deadline:
- Commercial Insurance Consulting Internship/open to current juniors (Deadline: October 30)
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.