Monday, November 19, 2012

Heather Kohler, Intern of the Month for November

The Career Services Center would like to congratulate senior Heather Kohler as November's Intern of the Month. Heather is an Exercise Science major and completed her internship at Wooster Community Hospital Cardiac Rehab. Heather was responsible for creating exercise prescriptions for patients, interpreting patient data, taking blood pressures, and more. Heather says, "I would recommend finding an internship within your major that interests you. I also believe that the internship should be a learning experience that pushes you to excel in many ways." Heather is also involved with the Women's Lacrosse Team, Exercise Science Club, and works in the AU Recreation Center. Congratulations, Heather!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

On-Campus Recruiting Opportunities 11/13-11/20

Even after the AU Fall Career Fair, there are still a number of employers recruiting on the Ashland University campus this semester! Take a look at three great companies you could speak to or interview with without leaving campus:

Recreation Unlimited - Information Table

When & where: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 10:30AM-2PM
Recruiting for: Camp Counselors (summer)
To be considered: Stop by the Recreation Unlimited table outside the Eagle's Nest. Bring a resume or your questions! More information and a position description, see the calendar description.

The Timken Company - On-Campus Interviews

When & where: Monday, November 19, 2012, by appointment
Recruiting for: Internships in Information Technology or Business
To be considered: Submit your resume by noon on Thursday, November 15th to the Career Services Center! Instructions on how to submit your resume are available in the calendar description. Full position descriptions are available via Google Drive (requires Ashland University email login): Internships for Business Majors | Internships for IT and Computer Science Majors

Enterprise Rent-a-Car - On-Campus Interviews!

When & where: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, by appointment
Recruiting for: Management Trainee and Internship candidates
To be considered: Submit your resume by noon on Friday, November 16th to the Career Services Center! Instructions on submitting your resume are available on the calendar description. More information about careers with Enterprise Rent-a-Car are available on the Enterprise website.

Friday, November 2, 2012

AU Career Fair: For ALL majors, and for ALL class levels

by Gina Tornabene, Career Services Intern

In the CSC, we’ve been meeting with many of you who are preparing for the Fall Career Fair coming up on Wednesday! Some of you might not be preparing because you are looking at the list of employers and thinking that there’s just not any opportunities for your major. Or maybe you’re an underclassman thinking that there’s no use in going. If that’s what you’re thinking, there’s only one thing to say to you: think again!

For those of you who think that just because you’re an Exercise Science major a professional corporation would never hire you, guess again: many companies now have fitness or wellness centers in their offices for their employees to use, and they need people like you to work there. Would a hospital hire an Accounting major? They need someone to look over their finances! News stations need Fashion Merchandising majors to make sure that the people in front of the camera are looking presentable. Some corporations have large cafeterias that feed all of their employees. It could be worth it for Dietetic majors to see if there are openings for them! And the list goes on! Before you cross off attending the fair, look further into all of the different departments and places where they might need someone with your skills & knowledge. Think outside of the box, and who knows what you might find out!

The Career Fair is a great opportunity for underclassmen too! By attending and asking a recruiter, “What should I do in the next 3 years to be a great candidate for your company when I graduate,” you could get some valuable advice to help your application stand out. Networking is one of the most important parts of business, and the career fair will host some great potential contacts for early in your career! Although you might not be looking for an internship or full-time job right now, if you make the connection with employers this year, they’re going to remember that in future years when they are looking for interns! It’s a great way to get a leg-up on the competition, and because this is brought right to campus, you don’t have to go far out of your way to get the benefits! The Career Fair is also a great place to talk to potential employers in your field to find out the spectrum of job opportunities for you.

So now that we have convinced you why attending the Career Fair is important for you, here are the next steps!

  • Pre-registration is encouraged for this event. You can register through Career Connect, in our office (254 in the Student Center), or by phone at 419.289.5064.
  • You can get more information and updates in the event page on the Ashland University website.
  • Stop into our office for walk-in hours - 12:00-5:00 PM every day - to have your resume looked over by a trained Career Assistant.  (All attendees are required to bring copies of their resume to be passed out to employers.)
  • If you are looking for an internship or job, dress in professional attire. If you are an underclassman looking to network, business casual is appropriate if you do not own a suit.
  • Check out the online AU Career Fair Guidebook for full position descriptions and more information about available jobs and internships!

We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday!