Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Job Openings


The Career Services Center at Ashland University is in need of Career Assistant and Intern candidates for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. The deadline for the application has been extended to Monday, April 17th, 2017 - If you are looking for an exciting paraprofessional on-campus position for next year, please consider taking the time to apply.

The positions were recently reposted in AU Career Connect:



Apply for either (or both) with this form: https://goo.gl/24ruay
(again, please ignore the deadline on that form; please turn your completed form into dkokandy@ashland.edu on or before Monday, April 17th for consideration.

If you have any questions about the positions, please contact me at dkokandy@ashland.edu. Thank you for considering applying for this position!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Makayla Reer: April 2017 Intern of the Month








Congratulations to Makayla Reer on being named April's Intern of the Month. Makayla interned with Pentair as their Product Marketing Intern. She is currently majoring in Business Management and Health and Risk Communication here at Ashland University.

Throughout her time at Pentair she was responsible for reformatting price pages which involved her going in their old catalog through Excel and combining all the products into one document. After her project was complete, it became much easier to locate things throughout the catalog. Reer said that it was eye-opening to see how important it is to keep files updated, to ensure that clients are able to find the correct distributors.

"My internship helped to prepare me because it gave me a well rounded experience. Being that neither my major, or minor is in marketing, this experience helped to make me a more well rounded future business professional. The projects I was given to accomplish helped me to realize a lot of the background work that goes on in business. Understanding what "background work" is, will help me to understand when other departments give me updates, and also help to qualify me for more jobs."


Makayla learned a lot from her internship, and she recommends to students considering internships to "go out there and get one. The experience is unlike any other. Even if you don't get the internship you applied for, you still can get the interview experience. The internships will help to make you better marketed when it comes to applying for your future full-time careers"

Thursday, March 16, 2017

March 2017 Intern of the Month




We are happy to announce Austin Williams as AU Career Services Center's March 2017 Intern of the Month! Austin is a senior ready to graduate this semester studying Finance and International Business. Last summer, Austin had the opportunity to work with Morgan Stanley as an Institutional Wealth Management Intern. As someone who has a strong business mind, Austin gained a lot of valuable experience by being immersed in the business.

During his internship with Morgan Stanley, Austin worked with a team of investment consultants which allowed him to get hands on experience in the office. He assisted the team by doing a variety of projects on Microsoft Excel, which is a great program to have extensive knowledge of. He also performed research for business prospects while doing general administrative and office tasks. One great takeaway from this experience was the opportunity to really understand how a wealth management office is run. This involved developing and implementing allocation strategies based on market conditions, which throughout his experience he got to see by working with his team. This experience altogether helped Austin develop many skills and knowledge, but above all else helped him develop as a businessman.

Austin's advice for students is to get ahead early on in your college career. Internships are the most important part of any student's professional college career. These experiences are invaluable to the textbooks you may or may not read. Getting immersed into the business and understanding how a business operates is the best way to get prepared for the real world.

Austin also quoted, "Internships are the most important thing to a students college career. They give you the opportunity to learn from professionals in the field and exposure to what the business world is actually like. My opportunity at Morgan Stanley was a fantastic learning experience and confirmed my choice of major and career path."

It is exciting to hear that you confirmed your career path after graduation. You have been given the tools to be prepared for what comes and we know you will do a great job. We wish you the best Austin and want to thank you for taking the time to apply for our Intern of the Month program.

If you are interested in applying to be our next Intern of the Month, click here to apply!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Delaney Christian, February 2017 Intern of the Month

February 2017 Intern of the Month




Congratulations are in order for Delaney Christian, for being chosen as this February's Intern of the Month. Delaney is a junior double majoring in Social Work and Criminal Justice with double minors in Sociology and Child and Family Studies.  Over the summer she worked as a Office/Clinic Intern for McIntyre Center. The experience that Delaney had at her internship has been one that helped her decide exactly what she wants to do after she graduates.

Delaney's experience at the McIntyre Center has provided her with skills that she can take with her after she graduates as she moves into her career. During her internship she became familiarized with the office environment, by answering phone calls and filling paperwork. She was able to interact with drug and alcohol abuse clients that were coming in for treatment. Some of the tasks she was responsible for were conducting urine samples for clients, looking over case notes and assessing group work.

Initially Delaney did not want to go into the drug and alcohol sector of social work and was more focused on working with juveniles in the court system. After being introduced to the drug and alcohol addiction side of social work through her internship she has considered changing her plans for after graduation. She now wants to help individuals become clean and help them stay clean. She believes that if she can make a difference in one person's life it will all be worth it.

“It has been such a great experience working with the individuals in career services and they honestly care how things are going with you while you are going through the internship and your career search after. This internship has given me the experience to go out into my job search feeling confident and
well prepared.”

We are glad your experience did so much for you and we hope that it will continue to benefit you on your career path. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we wish you the best on your future endeavors.

If you are interested in applying to be our next Intern of the Month, click here to apply!


Monday, January 30, 2017

January 2017 Intern of the Month


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Starting off the year of 2017 strong, we would like to congratulate Emily Leffler on being selected as out January 2017 Intern of the Month.  Emily Leffler is a junior studying Fashion Merchandising, planning to graduate in May of 2018.  Over the summer, Emily worked as a Sales Representative for The AroundCampus Group.  Through this internship, Emily established herself as a self-motivated member in a team environment, ultimately helping to drive the success of the group.

Emily's main responsibility was to put together a directory for 10,000 students, faculty, and staff with a team of four students.  To prepare her for her duties, she attended the Sale Foundations Academy at the University of North Caroline - Chapel Hill where she was given ample tools and advice to help her be a successful sales representative.  As an individual in the group, Emily got to be her own boss, making an average of 30 sale calls a day.  Her team would meet two times each day, once in the morning and once in the evening.  This strategy allowed them to effectively collaborate on strategies, goals, ideas, problems, and their individual performance that day.  Emily was able to develop skills in motivating, communicating, negotiating, and problem solving through these daily meetings.  These skills are great in the real world, and can be applied in any field.

Emily learned that for the success of a group, working together and asking for help when it's needed will help any group become more successful.  When it comes to personal growth and being a good team member, communicating concerns and struggles will help everyone learn from each other and you will grow as an individual.  Emily has been given the knowledge to effectively make sales, understand how businesses operate, and what it takes to run a business.



We are glad this experience did so much for you Emily, and we hope that your influence will positively impact our students and University so that your success and others' success can grow.  Thank you for your effort Emily and we wish the best for you in your future endeavors.

If you are interested in applying to be our next Intern of the Month click here to apply.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Start Your Career at CareerFest 2017, Presented by OFIC


Don't miss CareerFest 2017 - a great opportunity to meet with representatives from over 100 companies looking to hire students like you!

Ohio Expo Center
Cardinal Hall
Columbus, OH
February 3, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Get Registered


Register for CareerFest on the OFIC website. You can even upload a resume, which will be shared with the companies in attendance.


Who's Coming?


A list of companies and the positions they are hiring for are visible in the event guidebook! Download it today!


Ride with Us


Ashland University is providing FREE transportation to Columbus for the event. Sign up for the bus today!


Need more information?


Read all about CareerFest at the OFIC website!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

On-Campus Recruitment: Recreation Unlimited & Centro Educativa Evangelica

On Wednesday, January 11th, we have two recruiters visiting campus:


Recreation Unlimited


Zane Clouse, Program Coordinator at Recreation Unlimited, will be on-campus on Wednesday, January 11 from 11 am - 2 pm recruiting for part-time and seasonal Counselors and Program Leaders. These positions will be located in Ashley, OH, with an anticipated employment start date in spring 2017.
For more information, please stop by the information table on the lower level of the Hawkins-Conard Student Center from 11 am - 2 pm or visit the Recreation Unlimited website.



Centro Educativa Evangelica


Julie Nyhoff, English Program Director of the Centro Educativa Evangelica will be on-campus on Wednesday, January 11th, from 2 pm - 5 pm recruiting for full time Elementary and High School teachers in the areas of English, science, and PE. These positions will be located in Siguatepeque, Honduras, and the employment period will be August 9, 2017 - June 26, 2018.
For more information, please stop by the information table on the lower level of the Hawkins-Conard Student Center from 2 pm - 5 pm or visit the Centro Educativa Evangelica website.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Walk-in Hours for Spring Semester 2017



For spring semester 2017, walk-in resume reviews will be available during the following hours:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 12 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 2 pm - 5 pm

Walk-in hours begin today, January 9th, and continue until the last day of classes, April 28th.

During these times, AU students and alumni can walk in to the Career Services Center - no appointment is necessary - and get feedback on their resume, cover letter, or other job search document, or seek assistance with other career-related topics.

If another student is being helped when you arrive, you may need to wait up to 15 minutes for assistance, but we will be with you as soon as possible.

Please note: walk-in hours are offered on days when the university is open and classes are in-session. During scheduled university closings (such as Martin Luther King Jr Day), scheduled class breaks (such as spring break), and class cancellations due to weather, walk-in assistance will not be available.

As always, if our walk-in hours do not work for your schedule, please schedule an appointment. You can schedule an appointment by calling 419.289.5064 or in person by visiting us in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center.


Monday, December 5, 2016


December 2016 Intern of the Month



Alexis Lowry has been chosen as our December 2016 Intern of the Month.  Alexis is currently a senior studying hospitality management & marketing.  She worked this past summer with Weymouth Country Club as a Marketing Intern.  Alexis will be graduating in May, and has gained so much professional work experience from her internship over this past summer that she will be able to take with her when she graduates.

During her internship, she was responsible for daily tasks which included creating a weekly newsletter and designing marketing materials for various events.  While she performed these duties, she was assigned two large projects.  Her first project took a lot of diligence and organization as she assisted in a lot of ways with the club's first ever Jazz, Wine & Art Fest.  Her main responsibility was to contact local artisans as the event approached in hopes to sell their work and create social media posts in order to bring in more people.  During the event, Alexis created vendor maps and information about the wines being served to the guests.  Her second project was similar in that she created marketing material and contacting people for participation.  However, at the event she was responsible for collecting donations and recording how many guests were in attendance.  There is a lot of value in seeing first hand how an event turns out when you put so much time and effort in planning and organizing important events.  Alexis was given a lot of responsibility but did what it took to make sure she was successful.

This internship did a lot for Alexis as far as teaching her the practical skills she would  need to be successful in the field.  Her advice to students is to get as much experience as you can before you graduate.  Internships allow you to apply classroom content in the real world, which is very important for situational awareness and problem solving.

"My internship not only helped me grow as a business professional, but as an individual.  The skills I learned during my time as an intern will be carried with me for the rest of my professional career.  I know that I have chosen the right career path & this internship was just the first step of an exciting future in the hospitality and marketing fields."

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

New Courses Offered Next Semester


Life Calling II


This course will focus on assisting students, through self-awareness and self- development, to gain better understanding of the career options related to their majors. Experiential activities, videos, self-assessments, simulations/role-plays, field trips, shadowing and active interactions with professionals in their disciplines will be used. Students will be empowered to pursue their ideal internship and make the most of any internship when they attain it.

Upon completing the course, the students will ready for an internship search and internship experience and will know the compatibility of their careers and majors with their aptitudes and temperaments, know the range of career options related to their chosen major, connect with a professional in their career who could be their mentor for the remainder of their college career or beyond, understand know the opportunities and related to their line of work. The students will be given an opportunity to develop a working map for achieving their career goals and set them on the right track for graduation.