Monday, October 27, 2014

Interested in an Internship with Timken?

This is a friendly reminder that the Timken Company will be conducting interviews for Summer 2015 internships in IT, finance, accounting, marketing, HR, and supply chain!  See attached job descriptions for more information and qualifications for each internship. 

To apply for an internship: 
  • Applicants should submit their resumes to Alicia Shoemake, Employer Relations Coordinator, at ashoema5@ashland.edu by 8:00 am on October 28th.
  • When you apply, please include all times that you would be available on October 30th between 8:30 am - 4 pm if you are selected to interview. The interviews will last approximately 30 minutes and will take place in the Career Services Center.  
Application Deadline: 8:00 am on Tuesday, October 28th
Any resumes received after 8:00 am on October 28th will not be accepted. 

All applicant resumes will be sent to The Timken Company representatives on October 28th at 8:00 am for review. Career Services will contact all applicants on Wednesday, October 29th. Those who have been selected to interview will be given an interview time for October 30th

Need to have your resume reviewed? Stop by Career Services during our walk-in hours: Monday - Friday 12 pm - 5 pm. 

Feel free to contact Career Services if you have any questions!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SOAR Mentor's Advice for AU Education Majors

by Hallie Carrino

On September 24th, Ashland University students were given the opportunity to hear from two AU alumnae about their careers in the education field.  As mentors in the SOAR Alumni Mentoring Program, alumnae Jenny Mercer and Amanda Kozack were able to provide to a group of education students tips on topics such as student teaching and interviewing. The SOAR Alumni Mentoring Program is a great way for current students to connect with AU alumni within their major to get advice and network.

Jenny Mercer writes, “I decided to become a SOAR mentor because it is so important in education to have someone to talk to about concerns, questions, or just the daily issues you encounter as a teacher. Having someone you can talk to and bounce ideas off is so important."

"I am a proud alumna, so being able to come back and help future educators is a pleasure and an honor.  We were able to answer questions for the students that can be difficult to ask a field experience or mentor teacher, especially when it deals directly with the assigned school or mentor teacher. We were able to give feedback and insight from our personal experiences to help the students in attendance. I wish we had something like this when I was at AU."

"As much as your field experiences and student teaching prepare you for teaching, being a teacher is still different. I think being able to hear the truth or things you encounter that you are not prepared for is always beneficial. Hopefully these events continue on campus for education majors and other majors as well."

"Networking is a large reason why certain people get interviews over others, regardless of what is on the resume. The more people you meet in your field is always helpful in the long run.” 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Internship Nightmare with a Happily Ever After

 by Sydney Tenyak, Career Assistant

Internship Nightmare with a Happily Ever After

During my second year of college, I got some of the best news of my life.  As much as I love Ashland University and all of my friends and experiences here, I found out that I would be graduating a year early.  During high school, I participated in the post secondary program, in which I took college classes through The University of Akron.  I came into college with 28 credit hours completed.  Hearing that this extra hard work in high school paid off was extremely exciting, but in order to graduate this way, I had to complete an internship this past summer.  And so the search began.

I spoke with everything I could about finding an internship from Career Services to friends to my academic advisor.  I applied at a lot of companies, but none of them seemed to work out the way I had hoped.  Either I couldn’t see myself working at a company, or I did not get an offer to one that I did like. 

After about a month or so of interviewing with what seemed like no hope left, things started looking up.  I was going through the interview process with two companies and had gotten to the final interview with them both.  The first company offered me a position, but I was waiting to hear back from the other company still.  For this reason, I asked the first company for a week to give them an answer.  I completed my final interview with the second company during that week extension, and they said I would know whether or not I got the position on the same day that I had to give the first company an answer about their offer.

After speaking with a lot of people and really thinking about what I wanted, I realized that the second company was the internship that I really wanted.  For this reason, I turned down the first company, because I knew it wasn’t right for me.  An hour later I got a call from the second company telling me that the candidate pool was strong, and I did not get the position.  It felt like everything came crashing down at once.  I did not have any other leads to internships and the semester was almost over.  I was back at square one.

Karen Hagans from Career Services knew all about my internship search and had found a position that seemed to fit me well.  The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce was developing its first ever internship program, and had asked Karen for some potential candidates.  I sent in my resume and a cover letter, and after that, everything fell into place.  I was the Business Management/Accounting Intern for the summer of 2014, and it was truly a great experience.  I learned a lot about what I want to do in the future and made a lot of connections that I plan to use in the future.

The biggest thing I learned throughout this experience is that everything will fall into place eventually, and you have to work for what you really want.  I am thankful for Career Services and everyone else that helped in my internship search.