Ashland University Career Services Center

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Update your Wardrobe for Upcoming Career Fairs!

By Lindsey Cerimele, Career Services Intern
 
The Career Services Center is sponsoring the following upcoming events that require professional attire:

Meet the Accountant Night:
Thursday, September 11th, 2014
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Dauch College of Business and Economics 
Register on AU Career Connect

J.M. Smucker Company Accounting & Finance Internship Fair
Friday, September 19th, 2014
1:00 pm
J.M. Smucker Company's Corporate Offices
Register with The J.M. Smucker Company 

Fall Job/Internship/Grad School Fair:
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Upper Convo
Register on AU Career Connect

With these various events approaching quickly, Labor Day Weekend is the perfect opportunity for you to update your professional wardrobe, whether it be picking up a suit from home, borrowing from a friend, or purchasing one. For anyone who has not had experience in compiling a professional wardrobe the Career Services Center has created a business attire guide that can be found on the AU Portal under the following link:

 https://myau.ashland.edu/StudentServices/CareerServices/Documents/Business%20Attire%20Pamphlet.pdf

First impressions are important so make sure you are dressed appropriately for an interview or meeting. Note that some occasions require business professional while others may only require business casual so be sure to research beforehand which is appropriate for the event you are attending. If you are just starting your professional wardrobe, pick up versatile pieces that can be used to make a variety of different outfits. If you are interested in purchasing professional attire here is a list of places that offer male and female attire at reasonable prices:

  • JC Penney
  • Kohl's
  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • T.J. Maxx
We look forward to seeing you at these events looking great in your professional wear!










Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Job Search Manual for Educators Updated

For the new academic year, Career Services Center staff are pleased to announce a new revision to the Job Search Manual for Educators, updated for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Job Search Manual for Educators is designed to be a comprehensive career guide for education, and includes information on the job search process, resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, and more.


Highlights


  • Five new resume examples, demonstrating a variety of ways to describe experiences.
  • A major revision and expansion to the section on teaching portfolios.
  • Revised information on telephone interviews.
  • Reformatted to use 10% less paper if printed.


Download the new Job Search Manual for Educators today!

Current Ashland University students, faculty, and staff can download the Job Search Manual for Educators on the myAU Portal. You can find all our Handbooks and Guides under "Student Services > Career Services > Handbooks and Guides" (or click this link to go to the Handbooks and Guides page directly).

Anyone with a valid @ashland.edu email address can get the Job Search Manual for Educators on Google Drive. Click here to save or download the Job Search Manual for Educators (you will need to log into your @ashland.edu account). Or, add this folder to your Google Drive to always have the most recent versions of our handbooks in your Drive.

Alumni without an AU email address can access our new Job Search Manual for Educators in the Resource Library of AU Career Connect. Simply log into your AU Career Connect account (or create an account for free). Once you are logged in, click on "Resource Library" in the left-hand column (see figure below) to access all of our handouts and guides.



Keep posted for still more revisions, coming soon!

Walk-In Hours for Fall 2014 Semester

Welcome back, new and returning Ashland University students! We are pleased to announce that Walk-in Resume Review Hours for fall have begun!

Walk-in assistance is available when class is in session:

  • Monday - Fridays, 12 - 5 p.m.
 
Walk-in assistance for students will be provided by student Career Assistants who have been trained to assist with resumes, cover letters, job search strategies and tools, and more. Whether you are updating an existing resume or making one for the first time, Career Assistants will be able to assist you with your needs. 
 
When class is not in session, assistance is still available by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call 419.289.5064 or stop by the Career Services Center, room 254 in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center. Fall Walk-in Hours will run through Wednesday, December 3rd.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Minor Update to Graduate School Guide

Due to broken links, we have pushed a minor revision to the Graduate School Guide.

Highlights


  • Fixed broken links to online information about each of the graduate school admission tests.
  • Updated link to new version of the LearningExpress Library. (This link may only work on Ashland University's campus)
  • Minor changes to wording of some items in checklists.

Download the new Graduate School Guide today!

Current Ashland University students, faculty, and staff can download the Resume Writing Guide on the myAU Portal. You can find all our Handbooks and Guides under "Student Services > Career Services > Handbooks and Guides" (or click this link to go to the Handbooks and Guides page directly).

Anyone with a valid @ashland.edu email address can get the Resume Writing Guide on Google Drive. Click here to save or download the Graduate School Guide (you will need to log into your @ashland.edu account). Or, add this folder to your Google Drive to always have the most recent versions of our handbooks in your Drive.

Alumni without an AU email address can access our new Graduate School Guide in the Resource Library of AU Career Connect. Simply log into your AU Career Connect account (or create an account for free). Once you are logged in, click on "Resource Library" in the left-hand column (see figure below) to access all of our handouts and guides.


Keep posted for revisions to our other guides, coming soon!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Resume Writing Guide Updated!

Just in time for the new semester, the Career Services Center is excited to announce that we have a new revision of the Resume Writing Guide now available!

Highlights

This new Resume Writing Guide has new and updated resume examples, including a new example of what a first-year student's resume could look like based on high school experiences. This revision also includes new information about a current trend in resumes - using a professional summary statements in resumes. We've written about professional summary statements on the blog before, but this is the first time it's been included in the Guide.

Download the new Resume Writing Guide today!

Current Ashland University students, faculty, and staff can download the Resume Writing Guide on the myAU Portal. You can find all our Handbooks and Guides under "Student Services > Career Services > Handbooks and Guides" (or click this link to go to the Handbooks and Guides page directly).

Anyone with a valid @ashland.edu email address can get the Resume Writing Guide on Google Drive. Click here to save or download the Resume Writing Guide (you will need to log into your @ashland.edu account). Or, add this folder to your Google Drive to always have the most recent versions of our handbooks in your Drive.

Alumni without an AU email address can access our new Resume Writing Guide in the Resource Library of AU Career Connect. Simply log into your AU Career Connect account (or create an account for free). Once you are logged in, click on "Resource Library" in the left-hand column (see figure below) to access all of our handouts and guides.


Keep posted for revisions to our other guides, coming soon!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Nicole Kimmet - April Intern of the Month



The Career Services Center would like to congratulate senior Nicole Kimmet as April’s Intern of the Month! Nicole is a Biology major and completed her internship with the Department of Pharmacology at the University of California, San Diego. Nicole says “the learning experience has allowed me to recognize I am capable of going above and beyond what I even thought was possible of myself.” Nicole is also involved in the National Biological Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Academic Honorary, and the Adopt-A-Grandparent Service Organization. Congratulations, Nicole!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Summer Hours of Operation, May 12 - July 25

Ashland University's summer hours of operation are in effect from Monday, May 12, 2014 - Friday, July 25, 2014. As a result, effective during that time period, the hours of the Ashland University Career Services Center will be:

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m - 4 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - noon

Career Specialists are available during those hours by appointment to assist new and returning Ashland University students and alumni. To schedule an appointment, please call 419-289-5064. Appointments are available in person in the Career Services Center, over Skype, WebEx or other computer-based teleconferencing software, or over the phone.

Please contact the Career Services Center with any questions.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Resume Walk-In Hours End Today - Wednesday, 4/30

With the end of the semester approaching and finals on the way, our hardworking Career Assistants will be ending their work in our office today Wednesday, April 30th - the last day of classes for spring semester.

Unfortunately, this means that there are no more scheduled Walk-In Hours in the Career Services Center for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The Career Services Center will still be open over the summer, and other than walk-in resume reviews, all typical CSC services will remain available over the summer. We encourage any student or alumni (or prospective student beginning in fall 2014) who requires assistance to schedule an appointment. To schedule a time, call 419.289.5064, or visit the CSC in room 254 of the Hawkins-Conard Student Center.

We wish everyone good luck on their finals!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Kristen Herrick - March Intern of the Month



The Career Services Center would like to congratulate sophomore Kristen Herrick as March’s Intern of the Month! Kristen is an English major and completed her internship with Thoughtwire Marketing. In regards to internships, Kristen says “I would tell students to just go for it…. I didn’t have to do an internship, but I felt that I could only benefit from it and I certainly have. This position has helped me mature and get a glimpse of the real world.” Kristen is also involved in Alpha Lambda Delta and Ashland Commuter Eagles. Congratulations, Kristen!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Progressive Insurance Visit

On Friday, April 4, a number of Ashland University students, faculty, and staff visited one of Progressive Insurance's two Cleveland campuses to learn about internship and entry-level opportunities in analysis, accounting, and actuarial career paths within Progressive. Students were able to hear about the program options, ask questions about internship and career opportunities, and take a tour of the campus.


The staff of the Career Services Center thanks the students and faculty members who participated in the event and our hosts at Progressive Insurance for their hospitality!