Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Rachel Adalem - December Intern of the Month

The Career Services Center would like to congratulate senior Rachel Adalem as December’s Intern of the Month! Rachel is a Child and Family Studies Major and completed her internship with the Church of the Saviour in Wooster, Ohio. Rachel says “I advise all students to find an internship before jumping into a full time job…Confidence is a huge part of being a successful professional and I advise all students to build their confidence through interning.” Rachel is also the President of the Family and Consumer Sciences club, the President of the student unit of the Ohio Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and serves as a Religious Life Leader. Congratulations, Rachel!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Stephen Morsher - November Intern of the Month

The Career Services Center would like to congratulate senior Stephen Morsher as November’s Intern of the Month! Stephen is a Music Education major and completed his internship with The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps (A Corps). Stephen says “I gained so much out of my internship- things that will not only affect my future career, but the rest of my life.”  Stephen is also the Vice President of the Ashland University chapter of the Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association and holds two positions in the Ashland University chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Band Honorary Service Fraternity. Congratulations, Stephen!

For more information on the Intern of the Month program, or to view past winners,please visit the Career Services Center website.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Check-List: Preparing for Internships and Jobs over Christmas Break

By Deanna Baker, Career Services Intern

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! While getting ready to finish out the semester strong and heading home to be with friends and family, take the time over break to prepare for future interviews, search for job openings, network, and even prepare your “Professional Christmas Wish-List.” 

Now is a good time to start looking for summer internships and job openings! Although this is the year-end, many companies are still looking to hire. Companies begin creating their annual budget, so they may have positions available and need filled before the New Year. Additionally, since most people slow their job search during the holiday season, a job that is posted now may have a lower volume of applicants than at other times of the year. Watching for relevant job postings and applying right away will give you a competitive advantage. 

This is an excellent opportunity to network with people you meet at parties and holiday events. Meeting new people at cordial get-togethers is a great way to get a new perspective on pursing jobs and internships. It is more than appropriate to mention you are currently looking for a position as long as it is kept within a casual conversation. Friends and family are usually always happy to help. This is also a great time of year to volunteer! Donating your time to help out at a church event, food pantry, shelter, or other philanthropic events is a great way to give back to the community and meet wonderful people. Volunteering shows that you are willing to serve and care for others. So not only are you making an impact on someone else’s life, but someone might just return the favor. Remember: Always be courteous and professional because you never know who you will meet!

 Preparing a Christmas list can often be material, but here are some great gift ideas to think about giving, or even personally asking for, which can help with professional necessities:

  1. New work clothes and interview suits. 
  2. Gift cards to be used to purchase appropriate work attire, gas cards for commuting to and from interview sites, salon certificates to polish the professional look, and also coffee shop cards to allow for a change in scenery when filling out applications in a relaxing, trendy area. 
  3. Personalized stationary to send out thank you notes after interviewing. It might also be beneficial to look into student business cards to include with your resume and thank you notes. 
  4. Interviewing necessities such as a nice portfolio, sleek pens and planners, and resume paper. 

On behalf of the Career Services Center, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and wonderful holiday season! We will still be available over break to assist with any questions you have for applying for positions, interviewing, and updating your resume and cover letters. Click for additional details about our hours over break. Good luck on your finals and we look forward to seeing you next semester. Congratulations to our graduating seniors as well! Take this time to relax and continue searching for jobs and internships.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

End of Fall Semester 2014 Schedule

Since finals are underway, the staff of the Career Services Center would like to take a moment to clarify the hours of availability of our services through the beginning of spring semester.

December 5 - December 18: Available by Appointment

The Career Services Center will remain open during its regular hours - 8 a.m - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday - during and after finals, through Wednesday, December 18th. Students and alumni who require assistance are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling the Career Services Center at 419.289.5064. Appointments can also be made at the office.

As always, the Career Services Center can schedule appointments to assist students or alumni who will not be near Ashland over the break via phone, Skype, Google Hangouts, Webex, and more.

December 19 - January 1: University Offices Closed

Like most offices at Ashland University, the Career Services Center will be closed Thursday, December 19th through January 1st. During this time, staff may not be available by phone or by email. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Our information on the myAU Portal, the Ashland University website, and our online services such as AU Career Connect and CareerShift, will be available over the break.

January 2 - January 3: Available by Appointment

On January 2nd & 3rd, the Career Services Center will be open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and available to assist students by appointment.

January 5: Walk-in Hours Resume

On Monday, January 5th (the first day of class), Resume Walk-In Hours will resume. While the hours for walk-in resume assistance have not yet been finalized, we will announce them as soon as we are able.

As usual, the Career Services Center will be available to assist students by appointment, and the office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

We hope that this helped clarify the schedule for the end of the term, the holidays, and the beginning of next semester. If you have questions, please contact the Career Services Center at 419.289.5064 or cdcstaff@ashland.edu.

NOTE: This post has been updated 12/9 to remove dates that have passed.

Monday, November 25, 2013

What Are You Thankful For? : Thank You Notes After an Interview

by Deanna Baker, Career Services Intern 

In light of the upcoming holiday season, we tend to acknowledge what we are thankful for. But we have to ask ourselves, what are employers thankful for? A nice thank-you letter from you! Believe it or not, many hiring managers think highly of the thank you notes people send after an interview. It shows that the individual was grateful for the opportunity and appreciative of the employer’s time. It is very important to send thank you notes, and could possibly be the make-or-break factor in landing the job.

Here are some guidelines when thanking an employer:

  1. Warm up the ink pen- Handwritten cards are always the best. Notes written by hand are so much more personal, and often times sentimental. After working in my first accounting internship for a couple of months, I remember going into my supervisor’s office and seeing the note I had given him on his desk! He appreciated the gesture and liked the note so much he kept it on his desk. So when in doubt, write it out! 
  2. A Thank You in the Subject Line- Only when you know the hiring manager is extremely busy, or if they would prefer an email, is it appropriate to send them a thank you electronically. If an employer is constantly on the go they sometimes would appreciate a simple email that thanks them for their time. However, not knowing who or where to address the thank you note  is no excuse to send it via email! Do some research and find out where to mail the letter. 
  3. Play Your Cards Right- For every person who is taking part in your interview process be sure and ask for their business card. After you have finished speaking the company’s representatives, write a thank you to every individual you spoke with, preferably within the first 48 hours of interviewing, but certainly no later than a week. 
  4. Make it Personable- Each letter sent should be personally written to the interviewer. Try to incorporate what was discussed during your interview. This shows that you were attentive and were interested in the conversation. 
  5. Remember to Proofread!- This is simple: don’t send any document to an employer with mistakes! It is embarrassing to send a letter or email with mistakes. If it helps, type out your letters in a Word document and read it aloud to see if your message is clear and concise. 
For more suggestions, look up our Interviewing Guide on our portal page, or, for alumni, in the Resource Library section of AU Career Connect.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Using Social Media to Your Benefit

By Deanna Baker, Career Services Intern
By now, we have all heard about social media being harmful to your reputation. Most college students live their lives through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine videos, and we have heard how certain types of posts can leave a negative impression on an employer. It is true that human resource managers will do social media inspections on applicable candidates before offering them a position, so I would like to inform you on some ways of how social media can help you get job!

        Besides the fact of maintaining a professional image online (i.e. no derogatory pictures, no harmful comments, and avoiding controversial pages), individuals can use social media to notify them of potential job openings and network with company employers. Recently Forbes Online published an article featuring Brad Schepp, co-author of How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. He has listed seven ways on how individuals can use these social media sites to be notified and network for future employment opportunities:

1)     Create a Professional Profile- Of course we do not want to use our senior prom pictures as our cover photo. Instead, Schepp suggests creating a professional image of you online that lists your job history. Sites such as LinkedIn are an excellent place for this. However, many people under-utilize Facebook and Twitter that also give you the option to list current and previous employments. Schepp states that “These profiles should demonstrate not only what you’ve accomplished, but where your strengths are and what you can offer future employers.”
2)     Join a Network- Social media sites are all about connecting with friends and families, but employers are starting to use these sites to search for job candidates. Schepp suggests adding groups and organizations in your industry to build up your reputation. If you keep your profile up-to-date, employers will find you! Just recently, I had talked to a HR representative who states that she actively utilizes LinkedIn to search for potential interns and job candidates.

3)     Follow and Respond to Companies in Your Field-By adding these companies to your social network you are notified of anything new that is going on within the company. “This is a great way to show your expertise to a potential employer,” Schepp says. By selecting “Like” on some of these pages, you will be notified of new product developments and potential new hires.
4)     Help others- Be considerate of others’ inquiries and be willing to answer questions other people may have posted on LinkedIn or Facebook. By being engaged and willing to be a vital resource, employers sense that you are genuinely trying to be a help instead of only find an excuse to benefit yourself.
5)     Never Directly Ask for a Job- Even though you are behind a monitor and keyboard, you should never outright ask an individual for a job. Keeping your name out there and networking with the right people will put you in the right position for a job.
6)     Search for Available Positions- Many people are aware of the mainstream job search sights, but Schepp suggests using the company’s Facebook and LinkedIn page to search for openings. “Improve the odds in your favor by looking for jobs on company Twitter feeds, on their Facebook pages, and in LinkedIn Groups.”
7)     Game Plan- Plan out accordingly what you will do on certain days. For example, every Tuesday Career Services is constantly posting updates and helpful hints to assist students who are currently going through the job-seeking process (#CareerTipTuesday). You do not want to consume your day by updating your profiles and researching helpful tips, but by dividing it up on separate days will help you stay more organized and on top of your game!

I hope you find these 7-steps helpful! If interested in ideas on utilizing social media to help find you a job add us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @AUCareerService, and look us up on Pinterest! We post relevant and up-to-date information pertaining to online etiquette, job searches, career fairs and so much more!
Source: Schepp, B. (2013). 7 Ways to Use Social Media to Land a Job. Retrieved November 11, 2013, from Forbes.com: http:www.forbes.com/pictures/efkk45ehmek/7-ways-to-use-social-media-to-land-a-job/

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mackenzie Reece - October Intern of the Month

The Career Services Center would like to congratulate junior Mackenzie Reece as October’s Intern of the Month! Mackenzie is a Biology and Biochemistry major and completed his internship with the Ashland University Biology Department. Mackenzie's advice for other students looking for internships is to “find something that interests you and make the most of it because you never know what you will discover." Among his many activities at AU, Mackenzie is an executive officer of the Pre-Health Club, the President of the American Medical Student Association, and the President of the Ski Club. Congratulations, Mackenzie!

For more information on the Intern of the Month program, or to view past winners, please visit the Career Services Center website. The deadline to apply for the Intern of the Month program is the last Monday of each month. Ashland University students can access the application on the myAU Portal.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Bring Your Best to the Table - How to Succeed at a Dinner Interview

By Deanna Baker, Career Services Center Intern

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, professionalism is defined “the skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well.” As a student at Ashland University I have behaved in a professional manner throughout my interviews for internships. It is the foundation on which we acquire and maintain our future employment status. However, my recent interviewing experience allowed me to view professionalism in a different setting… at the dinner table.

Normally, preparing for and interacting in interviews come naturally to me. I enjoy talking with people and building a connection. Upon hearing back from the company I was most interested in, I was ecstatic! They asked to meet with me again, except this time it was not going to be a one-on-one interview, they wanted me to attend a second interview session at a restaurant. I had never gone on a dining interview session before, and frankly, I was quite nervous. Thus started my anxious inquiries: How should I act? What do I order? Do I dress business casual or professional? Fortunately, recalling the informational etiquette dinner workshop I attended last year, as well as obtaining some valuable advice from my supervisors at Career Services, allowed me to better prepare and feel more poised during my meeting. 

First and foremost, let the best of your personally shine! Dinner and lunch interviews are all about getting to know you as a person. Typically employers have already witnessed your professional side, but more importantly, they want to know how you maintain a tactful composure in a relaxed atmosphere with co-workers. It is important to be as respectful as possible, but if you are a huge Cleveland sports fanatic, and so is the person you are conversing with, let the conversation flow! Employers want to come in to work every day knowing that they get along with most of the people they work with. Knowing you can converse easily with them shows you would be a great fit for their office. Just keep in mind that these may be your future bosses and co-workers, so keep it classy and tasteful.

While some interviews come across as informal remember that you are still merely a candidate, not an official employee. Like any other formal meeting come prepared! This means bring extra copies of your resume and any references, further research the company beforehand (in case a product or service they offer comes up in conversation you can chime in with what you know), and dress just as if you were going to the first interview. It’s better to be overly prepared than not.

Go in with the impression that you are not there to eat the food, no matter how nice of a restaurant it is. If it helps, eat something beforehand or directly after. You are there to converse, not lick the plate clean. Deciding on what to order should be important. If you are not familiar with the restaurant you will be attending, look up their location and menu ahead of time. This way you don’t waste time finding the place or contemplating on what to eat. Order something that is easy to eat and won’t make you look like a toddler trying to eat Spaghetti-O’s. I recommend something that involves minimal cutting, nothing that involves eating with your hands and nothing that is overly saucy. Pasta with smaller noodles such as rigatoni, macaroni, and penne are perfect. Foods that can be easily placed on a fork and you can chew subtly are also highly appropriate.

Finally, always execute proper table manners. This is fairly practical, but placing your napkin in your lap, chewing with your mouth closed, and never reaching over someone for the salt and pepper should be kept in mind. For further information about table-side etiquette I highly recommend attending Ashland University’s Etiquette Dinner on November 12th. Space is limited so register for the event by Tues., Nov. 5th. It truly is a fun experience and all the information that will be given is extremely useful. I would like to think this advice helped me obtain the internship of my dreams.

I hope this info is helpful and I wish everyone the best on their interviews! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Invitation to University of Akron Speech Language Pathology & Audiology Open House

Representatives from the University of Akron's College of Health Professions, who attended our Career, Internship, and Graduate School fair, were pleasantly surprised how many Ashland University students were interested in their Speech Language Pathology and Audiology programs and extended an invitation to Ashland University students to attend their upcoming open house:

On behalf of our School of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, I would like to invite your students to attend the school’s Graduate Fall Open House taking place on Saturday, November 2 from 11am to 1pm. Attached is an event flyer and driving directions that you can post and/or circulate in your career center, advising offices and related academic departments.  

Registration and questions may be directed to Robin Angell, SLPA Instructor, at angell@uakron.edu or 330-972-7965.  For more information about the SLP and Au.D programs, feel free to visit our college’s website at www.uakron.edu/health
If you are interested in attending, please download the flyer and directions to the event below.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Katy Higaki - September Intern of the Month

The Career Services Center would like to congratulate senior Katy Higaki as September’s Intern of the Month! Katy is a Digital Media Production major and completed her internship with the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Katy says, “For other students who are looking for a worthwhile internship, I would suggest to utilize your resources and networking to find something that you could potentially see yourself doing for the rest of your life.” Along with many other activities on campus, Katy is involved in the Honors Program, Greek Life, The Collegian, Newman Ministries, and AUGIVS. Congratulations, Katy!

Friday, October 4, 2013

How Can I Benefit from Attending the AU Career Fair?

by Deanna Baker, Intern at the Career Services Center

Ashland University will be hosting its Fall Career, Internship, and Graduate School Fair on Tuesday, October 8th. However, working with the Career Services Center, we have been receiving a number of inquiries as to why it is important to attend, especially if a student isn't seeking a job right then. Whether you are an underclassman, or an experienced professional, here are some following reasons as to how attending recruiting events will benefit you:
  1. Get your name out there! – Talking with a number of recruiters never hurts to expand your network. You never know when you will be looking for a second internship experience or a full time position. Introducing yourself professionally can help you make a strong first impression.
  2. Practice makes perfect – Even if the company that is your first choice is not attending the career event, come anyways! It can give you more experience when you actually do talk to your desired company. Talking with businesses that you have never heard of will expand your knowledge of what they have to offer and provide you with more opportunities. Additionally, it will solidify what position is a good fit for you, but you may surprise yourself…
  3. Start to build a relationships through repeat visits – Believe it or not, employers actually do remember who they talk to! If you are really interested in a company, and you have previously interviewed with them, talk with them again. This shows that you are really attracted to their company and you will be a good fit. If this career fair is your first-time experience, recruiters will also remember you at future events. First impressions are extremely important, but continually taking the time to speak with them will show your progression into a professional, and businesses are always pleased to know that you take the time to learn more each time you talk with them.
  4. Make your own opportunities – Even if it may not appear that there are opportunities available in your major or in your desired career field, taking the time to talk to ask employers whether there could be future opportunities available in that career field could open doors. In the video below, Alison Biro talks about how her internship, which she received by talking to companies even though none had advertised opportunities in her field:

I hope these details encourage you to attend the Fall Job/Internship/Grad School Fair. You can read more about how the AU Career Fair would be beneficial for all students, of all majors in a previous blog.

Good luck at the career fair! Pre-registration ends Sunday, so be sure to log onto Career Connect and register. As always, please contact Career Services if you have any questions! We are always happy to help with resumes, cover letters, and even follow-up thank you notes! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

On-Campus Recruiting: Public Accounting Internship with Pease & Associates

Pease & Associates will be conducting on-campus interviews for a Public Accounting Internship on Thursday, September 26th.
The application deadline is this Tuesday, September 24th, at 12:00 pm (NOON). To apply, submit your resume to Kayla Smith at ksmith57@ashland.edu, or stop by Career Services to turn it in. When you apply, please include all times that you would be available on September 26th if you are selected to interview. The interviews will last approximately 45 minutes and will take place in the Career Services Center. 
Applicants will be contacted Tuesday, September 25th to let them know whether or not they have been selected for interviews. If selected to interview, they will be notified of their interview time.
For more information regarding this internship, download the full description from the myAU Portal. (AU login required.) Please contact the Career Services Center with any questions.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Career Services Events: 9/16-9/20: Resume Writing Workshop and 2 Career Fairs!

The Career Services Center has a few events to announce this week. If you have any questions, please contact Career Services at 419.289.5064.

Resume Writing Workshop
Tuesday, September 17th, 4 - 5 PM, Career Services Center

Need to create a resume? Updating an existing or older one? Attend the Resume Writing Workshop! 

Registration is encouraged. Register today on AU Career Connect!

Richland, Crawford, Ashland Counties Employment Expo
Thursday, September 19th, 10 AM - 2 PM, Mid Ohio Educational Services Conference Center

The Richland Community Development Group is hosting an Employment Expo for Richland, Crawford, and Ashland Counties.

For any questions about the event, contact the Richland Community Development Group directly.

The J.M. Smucker Company Career Fair
Friday, September 20th, 1 PM, The J.M. Smucker Company's Corporate Offices

Attention Accounting & Finance Majors!

All students interested in an Accounting/Finance Internship with The J.M. Smucker Company should attend The J.M. Smucker Company Career Fair.

Register today at myjms.net/careerfair

Monday, September 9, 2013

Career Services Events 9/9 - 9/13: PLS Logistics Info Session, Resume Workshop, and Meet the Accountant Night

It will be a busy week in Career Services! We have three events scheduled for this week. If you have any questions, please contact Career Services at 419.289.5064.

PLS Logistics Information Session
Monday, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, Career Services Center

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about a great full-time Account Executive Trainee opportunity with PLS Logistics Services!

For more information, including the position description and more about the company, please visit here.

Registration for this information session is encouraged! Click here to register.

Resume Writing Workshop
Monday, 8 - 9 PM, Career Services Center 

Need to create a resume? Updating an existing or older one? Attend the Resume Writing Workshop! 

Registration is encouraged. Register today on AU Career Connect

Meet the Accountant Night
Thursday, 5:30 - 7 PM, Dauch College of Business and Economics

Students will have the opportunity to network with top accounting firms and accounting professionals and to speak to recruiters about job opportunities in the accounting field.

The registration deadline for this event is noon on Tuesday. Register today on AU Career Connect!

For more information, including a list of attending companies, see here!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Accounting Events in September: Register Now!

by Kayla Smith, Career Specialist
There are two very important accounting career fairs taking place in September that AU accounting students should attend! 

OFIC Accounting CareerFest
September 6, 201310:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sherwin-Williams Headquarters, Cleveland, OH
  • Accounting Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Come to this accounting career fair to network with a variety of employers and submit your resume for potential jobs or internships! 
  • Event webs
    http://www.ofic.org/careerfest/accounting/. A list of participating organizations can be found on this website. 
  • Students must register through the event registration link: 
    http://www.ofic.org/careerfest/accounting/student_signup.html by Monday, August 26th
    • UPDATE, 9/3: Students will still be able to register until the day of the event, including registration at the door! If you would like a pre-printed nametag made for you, please register by noon on Thursday, September 5th.

Meet the Accountant Night
September 12, 2013, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Ashland University Dauch College of Business & Economics
  • All accounting students of all grade levels should attend Meet the Accountant Night! This event is Ashland University's career fair designated specifically for accounting students! Come to learn more information about the accounting industry and to submit your resume for potential jobs or internships! 
  • To register for this event, click here. The registration deadline is 12:00 pm (NOON) on Tuesday, September 10thIf you experience difficulty registering, please contact Career Services.
  • The list of participating organizations is updated as registrations arrive. A list of participating organizations can be found on the Career Services Center website
  • A Meet the Accountant Night Preparation Guide is available on the Career Services Center website. 
Important notes: 
  • A career specialist from the Career Services Center will be at the IMA meeting on August 28th at 4:00 pm to provide suggestions and answer any questions you may have about these events! 
  • Students should take several copies of their resume to both of these events! We encourage you to visit Career Services for help creating your resume or for a resume review! Our walk-in hours begin on August 19th and are as follows: Monday & Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. You do not need to schedule an appointment during walk-in hours. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call Career Services at 419.289.5064
  • Business professional dress is required for both events! Business suits are preferred. If you do not have a suit, business casual attire is acceptable. If you have questions about the dress code, please contact Career Services.

Questions? Feel free to contact Career Services at 419.289.5064, or stop by 254 Hawkins-Conard Student Center, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Walk-in Resume Review Hours Start Monday, August 19th!

In the Career Services Center, we can hardly believe it's already August, and we are gearing up for fall semester! We are pleased to announce that Walk-in Resume Review Hours for fall will begin on the first day of classes, Monday, August 19th!

Walk-in assistance will be available:

  • Mondays and Fridays, 12 - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 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.

Please note, walk-in hours are only provided on days when class is in session and the office is open. 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 4th.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

AU Career Connect Has a New Look!

Exciting new changes have been made in AU Career Connect to help make your Career Services experience better than ever! The design has been upgraded to make your experience easier including these great options: 
  • A streamlined and updated look
  • Easier layout to complete your account
  • Fewer clicks when job searching 
  • You now have the ability to open job listings in new/multiple tabs
The general functions of AU Career Connect are the same; just the appearance of the site is different. Visit AU Career Connect now by clicking here

CSO, the organization that provides AU Career Connect, has released a general tutorial video that provides a demonstration of the new look. You are welcome to view CSO's demo video:  http://youtu.be/BGXENLo8704. Please note that this video is generic to CSO and contains small differences from AU Career Connect. The Career Services Center at Ashland University will release short videos specific to AU Career Connect in the near future. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Check Out the New CSC Virtual Bulletin Board!

What is the Virtual Bulletin Board?

In the Career Services Center, we receive many emails, faxes, and print advertisements for upcoming career fairs, individual or multiple job postings, and promotional information from companies and graduate schools.  This information has been shared with students in the past in physical form via printouts and bulletin boards, but physical resources are only available in our office during regular office hours. Due to this, the Virtual Bulletin Board was created to better serve Ashland University students.

The Virtual Bulletin Board is not a replacement for AU Career Connect. AU Career Connect, Ashland University’s job board and career database provides many more features for both students and employers than the virtual bulletin board. The Virtual Bulletin Board will complement AU Career Connect. All students and alumni are encouraged to use AU Career Connect.

AU Career Connect currently does (and will continue to):

  • List open on-campus student work opportunities.
  • Provide students self-service access to view positions posted by companies and organizations interested in recruiting Ashland University students.
  • Give students the ability to customize their profile, upload resumes and other documents, and decide whether their documents should be searchable by employers or only visible when a student applies to a position.
  • Allow employers self-service access to post available positions with their company and view the profiles and resumes of students who have made their materials visible to employers.
  • Provide a secure channel for students to apply directly to posted positions.
  • List positions from employing organizations who are vetted and trusted by the CSC staff.
  • Offer “job agents”, which can deliver automated search results weekly by email.
  • Remain limited to paid work opportunities only.
  • Be available to both current students and alumni job seekers.

The Virtual Bulletin Board will list opportunities including:

  • Opportunities sent to the Career Services Center via mailing lists, email, fax, and post.
  • Opportunities forwarded to the Career Services Center by someone other than the employing organization (including opportunities forwarded by AU faculty, staff, alumni, and current students).
  • Positions from employers who have not registered for AU Career Connect to post positions directly.
  • The Virtual Bulletin Board may include unpaid experiences.
  • Due to technological constraints, the Virtual Bulletin Board is limited to current students only.

How to Use the Virtual Bulletin Board

The Virtual Bulletin Board is housed within the myAU Portal (http://myau.ashland.edu) and is organized into different sections by category.

To start, access myAU from any page on the Ashland University website by clicking “Log In” and then “myAU Portal”

After you log in using your Ashland University account, navigate to the Career Services section by moving your mouse over the “Student Services” link, then clicking on “Career Services”.

From the main CSC page, you can access the Virtual Bulletin Board or its subdivided sections via links in the column to the left.

The Virtual Bulletin Board is divided into sections for:
  • Jobs with deadlines included in the posting
  • Jobs without posted deadlines
  • Career events, including job fairs and open house events
  • Employer information - this includes promotional documents and informational materials such as “Why you should work for XYZ Corp”
  • Graduate Schools & Educational Opportunities.

Each section lists basic information for the postings within that category for a quick look. You can download the full advertisement (or other document) by clicking on the name associated with that document in the “Name” column.

Positions will be posted regularly, so be sure to check back on the bulletin board periodically. Good luck with your search!


The positions listed within this bulletin board are provided as a convenience to Ashland University students. Given the quantity of opportunities that we receive and the frequency at which they come in, the Career Services Center is unable to verify or evaluate the details, descriptions, or quality of the jobs, employers, or events shared within this bulletin board. It is each student’s responsibility to assess and investigate the employers and jobs shared within this collection.  If, for any reason, an opportunity sounds “too good to be true” - it may very well be deceiving. If you have any question about an opportunity’s validity, if you suspect a posting is a scam, or if you have questions about the legitimacy of an employer, please contact the Career Services Center prior to applying for or accepting the position. Please help us help AU students by reporting suspicious, expired, or objectionable postings to dkokandy@ashland.edu.

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