When was the last time you updated your resumé? Have you included summer jobs, internships and relevant volunteer work? Replace weak verbs with strong ones and make sure you’ve included real results. For more information on writing a great resumé, check out our blog or make an appointment with a career counselor.
Do any of your aunts or uncles, your parents’ friends, or your old neighbors have a cool job in a field that interests you? Ask for an informational interview. Plan your questions in advance and treat it like a real job interview–dress up, be on time and bring a copy of your resumé. But don’t go into it expecting anything in return except advice. Most people you reach out to will be happy to help. For more information on interviewing, contact OPCD or visit our website.
We know you’d rather be binge-watching another 80s sitcom, but semester break is the perfect (maybe even the only) time to research jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities, fine-tune your resumé and polish your LinkedIn profile. Taking time to do these things now will save you headaches when classes resume and time is a luxury you just don’t have. Visit our website and our blog for more information on getting career ready over the break.
College of Business Newsletter Notes from the OPCD: Overview of Our Services to You
The Office of Personal Career Development is available to provide editorial comments on resumes and cover letters, feedback on LinkedIn accounts, general job search guidance, and other professional preparation assistance to students and alumni of the University of Dallas. Please review the online resources available to you, and opt-in to receive mobile job and event alerts. More information can be found below. Contact Amy Young, Associate Director of Career Services at email@example.com with questions.
UD CareerLink is a portal where you can search for employer-posted opportunities. Your username is your email address, and your password is your nine digit student ID. If you have trouble accessing the site, please let us know: UDallas CareerLink
Look to the University of Dallas calendar and follow us on Facebook to learn about upcoming events, all of which feature corporate recruiters. Even if you missed our events this fall, you can rest assured that the employers below (all of whom recruited at UD since August) are open to hiring University of Dallas candidates:
ARMORE Wealth Management
Datamax of Texas
Department of Homeland Security, ICE
Dr. Pepper (corporate)
Elan Financial Services
Enterprise Holdings, LLC
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Omni Hotels and Resorts
Parallon Business Performance Group
Rexel Holdings USA
Santander Consumer USA
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH)
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US
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Want to know what employers really want to see in a resume? The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) surveyed employers and published the results in its annual Job Outlook 2017 report.
According to the survey, working on a team, problem solving skills and written communication skills are the top three attributes employers are looking for when screening a candidate’s resume. For help in relating these attributes with your skills and experience on your own resume, contact the Office of Personal Career Development for an appointment.
Executives on Campus: Joe Januszewski-Texas Rangers
Do what you love. People say it all the time, but not everyone gets the chance to follow through. Joe Januszewski, Executive Vice President for Business Partnership and Development for the Texas Rangers, spoke recently to a group of University of Dallas students about his journey through the ranks of major league baseball to land his dream job.
Januszewski explained that his job is to manage the team’s revenue stream, which is divided into three general areas: ticket sales, media contracts and corporate sponsorships, which includes everything from signs in the venue, program ads, and licensing agreements. It’s a big job–and Januszewski worked his way up to it through hard work and perseverance. “I got a film degree and did that for a few years before realizing that it wasn’t really my passion,” he said. “Since sports was my passion, I had to figure out how to make a living at it.”
Januszewski’s first job in sports was as an intern for the Texas Rangers. It definitely wasn’t glamorous. He spent most of his time sweeping out the warehouse and rearranging boxes of marketing materials–but he got his foot in the door. After that internship was over, he set out to find a full-time job working in baseball by mailing letters to 28 major league baseball teams asking for a job. He eventually got a full-time position in sales working for the San Diego Padres. “I wasn’t sure I liked sales,” he said. “But I decided that I was going to make the most phone calls and go to more meetings than anybody else.”
That kind of dedication has paid off. Januszewski now manages eight departments within the Texas Rangers organization. “You know, I’m doing what I love,” he said. “If you’re passionate about it, work is a real joy.”
So what does Januszewski suggest for getting that dream job, one that you’re passionate about? Setting goals. “People talk about setting goals all the time. But don’t take it for granted in your own life,” he said. Januszewski said that achieving small goals can have a multiplying effect, eventually adding up to success on the big goals.
When asked where to start to get an entry-level job with a professional team, Januszewski said, “Try it all! Get something on your resume that shows you can hustle.” He recommended doing an internship or even volunteering in the athletic department–anything to show character and work ethic. “Take advantage of any opportunity you can,” he said. “I’m a firm believer that you make your own luck.”
The University of Dallas Executives on Campus program was founded to further the University’s mission of providing practice-based education, by inviting successful business leaders to share their experience with graduate and undergraduate students in the classroom. Through this program, alumni, business leaders, and their companies are invited to partner with the University in our shared pursuit of management excellence. For more information click here.