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UPDATED FALL EVENTS ROSTER! Lectures, recruiting events, fall activities cosponsored by the OPCD and various academic departments

UPDATED FALL EVENTS ROSTER! Lectures, recruiting events, fall activities cosponsored by the OPCD and various academic departments

While our events with additional details are posted on the University of Dallas calendar and on social media, we are providing a full roster of events currently on the OPCD calendar for fall 2017.  Whether you are a freshman, graduating senior, graduate student, or alumnus, we invite you to attend.

Many events require registration at bit.ly/opcdrsvp.

Tues., October 10,  5:00 to 6:30 PM – SB Hall Serafy (Room 138)- Clare Boothe Luce Lecture featuring Dr. Sherry Yennello from TX A&M, sponsored by the Physics Dept.

Wed., October 11,  7:30 to 9:00 AM – Haggar Cafe (breakfast is on us)- Come-and-Go Breakfast with Clare Boothe Luce speaker Dr. Sherry Yennello, sponsored by the Physics Dept.

Wed., October 11, 1:30 to 4:30 PM – the Mall (weather permitting – alternate location will be announced in the event of rain) – Vocations, Volunteer & Post-Grad Fair. Dozens of nonprofits and religious organizations on campus to seek student volunteers and to discuss post-graduate vocations and service gap-years. sponsored by Campus Ministry & OPCD.

Mon, October 16, 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM – Haggar Foyer (stop by anytime) – Baylor University School of Social Work Admissions Recruiting Table

Tues., October 17, 4:00 to 5:30 PM – Gorman A – Understanding Addiction and Stopping the Opioid Crisis (featuring special guest John Walters, former drug czar under Pres. Bush), sponsored by the Politics Department.

Thursday, October 19, 12:30 to 2:00 PM – Haggar Dining Room (above cafe) – limited space – brown bag lunch. –Faith and Public Policy Lunch and Lecture (John Walters, former drug czar under President George W. Bush), sponsored by the Politics Department.

 

And some fun…

Friday, October 20, 6:00 to 11:00 PM – Augustine Hall, Lot F – Falloween Fest and 7th Annual Haunted House of Horrors, in collaboration with Alumni Relations, Academic Success, and Student Affairs.  Open to students, faculty, alumni, and families/friends of UD.  6:00 to 8:00 PM – Family-friendly activities.  8:00 to 11:00 PM – Haunted House, open to guests ages 12+ (discouraged for guests under 18)

 

Back to business…

Monday, October 23, 6:30 to 8:00 PM – SB Hall Serafy (Room 138)- Chem Careers Professional Panel: From the Chemistry lab to the world of work, sponsored by the Chemistry Department and SMACS.

Wednesday, October 25, 4:00 to 5:00 PM – SB Hall Serafy (Room 138) – Enterprise Holdings LLC Recruiting Information session.

Thursday, October 26, 4:00 to 5:00 PM – Gorman Faculty Lounge – Grad School in the Humanities: How to Find, Apply To and Flourish in Graduate School featuring UD alumna Christian Howard, sponsored by the English Department and relevant to all students in the humanities.

Monday, November 6, 7:00 to 8:30 PM  (film, q&a, reception) – Art History Auditorium – Porres Lecture and Q&A, sponsored by the History Department.

Thursday, November 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM (film, q&a, reception) – Art History Auditorium – Presented by the Modern Languages Department, screening of “Tiramisu for Two.” The event is a projection of a feature film shot on location in Texas and Italy, followed by a talk on making an independent film by the Director and Producer of the Texan-Italian film “Tiramisu for Two”.

Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 to 8:00 PM– Gorman A – How to Find and Apply for a Summer REU. Featuring a panel of students who have successfully navigated the process and moderated by Dr. Steinmiller. Recommended for all students in the science, math, and psychology.  Pizza provided.  RSVP required at bit.ly/opcdrsvp

Office of Personal Career Development Event Schedule – Fall 2017

Office of Personal Career Development Event Schedule – Fall 2017

While our events with additional details are posted on the University of Dallas calendar and on social media, we are providing a full roster of events currently on the OPCD calendar for fall 2017.  Whether you are a freshman, graduating senior, graduate student, or alumnus, we invite you to attend.

Many events require registration at bit.ly/opcdrsvp.

Mon., September 11, 3:00 to 4:30 PM – Gorman Faculty Lounge – You Majored in What? Professional Panel Q&A for ALL majors and all years in school. In attendance will be alumni with professions in these roles:

  • HR from Michaels
  • SVP from Bank of America
  • Financial Services from Fidelity
  • PR Communications from Jackson Spalding

Wed. September 13, 3:00 to 4:30 PM – SB Hall Multipurpose (Room 122) – Current Challenges to Religious Liberty (sponsored by the Politics Department) Presenting will be panelists from:

Family Institute of Connecticut
First Liberty Institute
In Defense of Christians

 

Thursday, September 14, 7:30 to 9:00 AM. Enjoy breakfast with our Religious Liberty panelists in Haggar.   A come-and-go event. Register online at bit.ly/opcdrsvp  No meal plan?  We’ll cover your costs.

 

Thurs. September 14, 3:00 to 6:00 PM – SB Hall Multipurpose (Room 122) – ADVANCE: Job, Internship, and Grad School Fair **please scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of organizations recruiting at the fair.

 

Mon., September 18, 3:00 to 4:00 PM – SB Hall Serafy (Room 138) – Southwest Airlines Recruiting Information Session

 

Fri., September 22, 12:00 to 1:00 PM – Gorman Faculty Lounge – Seton Teaching Fellows Information / Recruiting Session

 

Tues., September 26, 3:30 to 4:30 PM  – Gorman Faculty Lounge – University of Tulsa College of Law Information Session

 

Tues., October 10,  5:00 to 6:30 PM – SB Hall Serafy (Room 138)- Clare Boothe Luce Lecture featuring Dr. Sherry Yennello from TX A&M, sponsored by the Physics Dept.

 

Wed., October 11, 1:30 to 4:30 PM – the Mall (weather permitting – alternate location will be announced in the event of rain) – Vocations, Volunteer & Post-Grad Fair. Dozens of nonprofits and religious organizations on campus to seek student volunteers and to discuss post-graduate vocations and service gap-years. sponsored by Campus Ministry & OPCD.

 

Mon, October 16, 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM – Haggar Foyer (stop by anytime) – Baylor University School of Social Work Admissions Recruiting Table

 

Tues., October 17, 4:00 to 5:30 PM – SB Hall Serafy (Room 138) – Understanding Addiction and Stopping the Opioid Crisis (featuring special guest John Walters, former drug czar under Pres. Bush), sponsored by the Politics Department.

 

Thursday, October 19, 12:30 to 2:00 PM – Gorman Faculty Lounge – limited space, registration required. –Faith and Public Policy Lunch and Lecture (John Walters, former drug czar under President George W. Bush), sponsored by the Politics Department.

 

Friday, October 20, 6:00 to 11:00 PM – Augustine Hall, Lot F – Falloween Fest and 7th Annual Haunted House of Horrors, in collaboration with Alumni Relations, Academic Success, and Student Affairs.  Open to students, faculty, alumni, and families/friends of UD.  6:00 to 8:00 PM – Family friendly activities.  8:00 to 11:00 PM – Haunted House, open to guests ages 12+ (discouraged for guests under 18)

 

Monday, October 23, 6:30 to 8:00 PM – SB Hall Serafy (Room 138)- Chem Careers Professional Panel: From the Chemistry lab to the world of work, sponsored by the Chemistry Department and SMACS.

 

Thursday, November 9, 7:00 to 9:00 PM (film, q&a, reception) – Art History Auditorium – Presented by the Modern Languages Department, screening of “Tiramisu for Two.” The event is a projection of a feature film shot on location in Texas and Italy, followed by a talk on making an independent film by the Director and Producer of the Texan-Italian film “Tiramisu for Two”.

 

**Organizations at Job, Internship, and Grad School Fair on September 14:

20/20 Staffing
Academic HealthPlans
Alliance for Catholic Education Teaching Fellows
Casa de Esperanza
Catholic University of America MSBA Program
Chem-Aqua
City Year Dallas
Club Z! Tutoring
Department of Homeland Security – Internships
Enterprise Rent A Car – corporate
Founders Classical Academy of Flower Mound
Four Seasons Resort & Club
Geico
H&R Block
Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program
JCPenney
John Paul II Institute
Levy at American Airlines Center
MassMutual Dallas-Ft. Worth
Michaels
NCH
Power Home Remodeling
Prairie View A&M University, College of Business
Primerica
St. Mary of Carmel
TEKPROS
True Partners Consulting
University of East Anglia

 

Dear Rachel, What kind of clinical and health care experience did you seek out while you were at UD? Thank you, Rebecca (Biology 2018)

Dear Rachel, What kind of clinical and health care experience did you seek out while you were at UD? Thank you, Rebecca (Biology 2018)

Hi, Rebecca! I tried to seek out any opportunity I could in the health care field. I volunteered in the Student Health Clinic for a few semesters. I shadowed several PAs and MDs at Parkland Hospital and Children’s Medical Center. I worked in a pediatric clinic during the summer. Each experience provided me with a different view of the health care field to help me in my decision to become a PA!

Rachel L. (BS Biology 2011), Certified Physician Assistant at Children’s Medical Center

Goldman Sachs: The People and Culture (as shared by Goldman Sachs Campus Recruiting)

Goldman Sachs: The People and Culture (as shared by Goldman Sachs Campus Recruiting)

WELCOME TO OUR SUMMER NEWSLETTER

We are excited by your interest in the Summer Internship Program and look forward to seeing you during fall recruiting season. This four-part newsletter series will share useful information about our culture, business and summer analyst internship opportunities. You will find resources to help you understand the application process (summer applications open July 15) and prepare to interview.

Thank you,
Goldman Sachs Campus Recruiting

 

 
WORKING AT GOLDMAN SACHS
Our people come from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds including finance, engineering, science, technology and the humanities. You will draw strength from a highly collaborative and intellectually stimulating environment, and you will be part of a team that helps you succeed.
GET TO KNOW OUR PEOPLE AND CULTURE

 

 
GS SNAPSHOTS
Explore life away from the desk at Goldman Sachs. Learn about our heritage, community involvement, wellness offerings and more.
 
COMMUNITY TEAMWORKS
Through Community TeamWorks, the people of Goldman Sachs contribute their ideas and expertise to drive tangible progress in communities where we work and live.
 
OUR PEOPLE
Wes, an analyst on the Insurance Asset Management team within GSAM in New York, discusses the importance of networking with fellow GS employees.

 

 
ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE REPORT
As a global financial services company, we are in a position to help address global environmental and social challenges, and to support opportunities for economic growth, including within local communities.
 
ANALYST IMPACT FUND
Goldman Sachs Gives has launched the 2017 Analyst Impact Fund, a global competition where teams of Goldman Sachs analysts collaborate with peers to potentially secure a grant to make an impact through a chosen nonprofit.
 
EMPLOYEE AFFINITY NETWORKS
Employee affinity networks and interest forums, which are open to all professionals at Goldman Sachs, develop programs that support our firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy.
LEARN MORE

BRIEFINGS
Careers Blog
Events at GS
Our Divisions
Social Impact
Talks at GS

College of Business Newsletter Notes from the OPCD: Does Your LinkedIn Impress?

College of Business Newsletter Notes from the OPCD: Does Your LinkedIn Impress?

In case there is any question about this topic – LinkedIn is useful. In my role, I regularly use it to recommend candidates to my connections, ask professionals from in my network industry-specific questions, solicit speakers for campus events, and more.  With more than 2,000 connections, I am always surprised at what a useful networking tool LinkedIn is (when it seems like it could be so overwhelming). Here are a few of my thoughts based on my experience with LinkedIn.

Update. Seriously. Be smart about it though. 
Even if you are not actively looking for a new position, updating your LinkedIn profile makes good professional sense. I receive lots of requests to link in, and I see that more and more candidates are adding their LinkedIn address to their resumes (also smart).
 
Be sure to format your address so it reflects your NAME..  Go to “Edit your public profile,” and by clicking on “Edit public profile URL” you can edit yours to reflect your name.  Mine is linkedin.com/in/julieajernigan (feel free to link in with me, by the way).
And that’s just the beginning. Updating sections takes diligence, reflection, and strategic thinking. You also have to decide when to attach a copy of your resume. For example, I typically do not attach a copy of my resume to my LinkedIn, but if I began to seek a SPECIFIC type of position, I would tailor my resume to the skills and experience that recruiters would look for in that industry and post it.  If you know that you want a specific type of role with skills and experience that are generally accepted within that field, then you might want to keep a copy of your resume updated and attached to your profile.
 UPDATE all sections of your profile frequently and with accuracy and with the dual intent of impressing recruiters and serving as a professional resource within your field to the LinkedIn community.
A word about your photo – read THIS posting from Dr. Yale, and if you still don’t think the photo you choose is important, read THIS.
Read THIS advice about LinkedIn from a recruiter’s perspective.
Caution: LinkedIn sloppiness, errors, and lack of content make a bad impression…
Your profile is a marketing tool and you will either build credibility with your profile or… NOT.  Personally, I am skeptical of profiles with strange or grainy photos, lack of detail about accomplishments, out-of-date and missing information from the education and employment sections.
Read some Do’s and Don’ts about LinkedIn here (all shared with us by Dr. Yale).
When to Link and when to wait…
Link in with folks you can help. Link in with folks who might be able to help you.  That’s what this site is for.  If your page is not aligned with some of the professional interests of the person with whom you want to link, they are more likely to ignore your request.  As an example, I receive requests from people who do not seem to have connection to my past or present professional and educational background.  I ignore these.  At times, I receive requests from candidates who have really poorly constructed pages, and upon looking at their profile I am able to ascertain that they are UD students.  I (reluctantly) accept these, but I am concerned that the candidate is not someone I can refer to one of my colleagues.
Link in at will UNLESS you are submitting an application to the person with whom you want to LinkIn. For example – if I am applying for a job and know that Mr. Jones from ABC company is receiving my resume, I will hold off on linking in with him. Preferably, I will be selected for an interview at which time I’ll ask if I might link in. If I don’t hear back about the position after applying, I might wait a week or so and send a cordial message to accompany my LinkedIn request.  If he accepts – well, that’s not a bad sign!  An even better sign?  If you are seeking a position, and the recruiter or hiring manager asks to link in with you, at least you know that you are on their radar!
Know that if you are in the midst of applying for a job, the folks receiving your resume will look at your LinkedIn sites. My recommendation is that you build the best LinkedIn page possible and edit your settings to PUBLIC – making for easier viewing.

Do you have questions about your career search?  Ask Amy Young, Associate Director of Career Services: ayoung@udallas.edu

College of Business Newsletter Notes from the OPCD: Researching Cities

College of Business Newsletter Notes from the OPCD: Researching Cities

When conducting a job search or just to gain a greater understanding of the job market in general, we recommend that you research what cities are seeing employment growth, boast the best salaries, and considerations like average commuting time.

Take a look at THIS PAGE, which provides information on the above topics for the year of 2017 and also allows you to click on the profiles of employment experts who provide answers to questions like:

  • What impact will the new administration’s policies have on job growth?
  • What fields are expected to grow the most in the coming decades?
  • Which are the biggest challenges facing job seekers today?
  • Which are the most common mistakes job seekers make when seeking employment?
College of Business Newsletter Notes from the OPCD: Emailing

College of Business Newsletter Notes from the OPCD: Emailing

Emailing is an essential but deceptively difficult form of communication in a professional environment. Tone, content, length, and effective use of language are factors that can determine whether the email will be well-received by the sender. This week, we have two resources for your consideration.

Are you a job seeker? Advice for emailing during the job search:

http://bit.ly/Email_for_Job_Seekrs

Are you already working?  Advice for emailing at work.

http://bit.ly/Email_WrkPlc

 

College of Business Newsletter Notes from the OPCD: 2017 Job Seekers’ Resolutions

College of Business Newsletter Notes from the OPCD: 2017 Job Seekers’ Resolutions

Many times, job seekers feel like they lack direction or sense of purpose as they navigate the process of finding positions and applying for jobs. To gain direction and hold oneself accountable, developing personal standards about how to approach the job search can be a valuable exercise.

This year, if you are seeking new employment, we encourage you to resolve to stay true to a solid approach consistently over a period of time. Write your own framework for successfully engaging in a job search, or adopt some of the ideas below:

2017 Job Seekers’ Resolutions

IDENTIFY POSITIONS AND APPLY FOR JOBS

  • I will apply for positions for which I am clearly qualified (5 per week if I’m actively searching).

NETWORK

  • I will meet three people per week who are working in or recruiting for a field in which I want to work, through events, informational interviews, and other means such as virtual meetings (via LinkedIn, phone calls, emails, etc.).

RESUME

  • I will edit my own resume as if I were a recruiter or hiring manager for the position I am seeking, improving its content and format accordingly.

INTERVIEW

  • I will practice answering interview questions and internalize answers that are specific, informative, and relevant.

COMMITMENT

  • I will consider the process of securing a job to be a full-time job in itself and will prioritize it in terms of time, resources, and organization.

PERSONAL

  • If I become discouraged, I will share my concerns with trusted friends, colleagues, or faculty rather than giving up.
  • I will acknowledge if I am struggling to present myself professionally in networking, resume building, or interviewing, and I will ask for assistance.
  • If I am not employed, I will volunteer with a nonprofit.
  • I will educate myself on key subject matter related to my chosen profession and will converse with others and/or teach others about my field of expertise.
  • I will educate myself on the barriers to entering my desired profession and determine how to close the gaps between what I can currently contribute within that field and what I will need to do to gain entry into the field.

Contact Amy Young if you have questions: ayoung@udallas.edu

College of Business Newsletter Notes from the OPCD: Gaining Traction in Your Search

College of Business Newsletter Notes from the OPCD: Gaining Traction in Your Search

Some of you are currently job hunting and are concerned that, in spite of your best efforts, you are not being contacted for interviews.  If you are applying each week for 5-10 positions for which you are qualified without any results, the culprit is probably your resume and cover letter.

We have some great resources on our website, and you should also dedicate some time researching and applying suggestions found in the links embedded in this article from askamanager.org: If You’re Not Getting Interviews, Read This. Building relevance with efficiency and interest is the key to a strong resume or cover letter.  Feel free to contact Amy Young at ayoung@udallas.edu if you would like a quick review of a draft you plan to submit to a potential employer.

UPCOMING EVENTS (Register to attend at bit.ly/opcdrsvp)

College of Business Newsletter Notes from the OPCD: International Students Seeking Employment in the US

College of Business Newsletter Notes from the OPCD: International Students Seeking Employment in the US

Many students pursuing an advanced degree in business or technology are also juggling the complexities of a job search as an international student.

If you are an international student, we understand that unfamiliarity and discomfort with the US job process can put you at a disadvantage in competing for the positions you desire.

Review our online resources, and email Amy Young with questions.

OPCD INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND JOB SEEKERS (detailed overview):

This page provides information and links covering the following topics specifically tailored to international students at the University of Dallas:

  • Understanding the US Job Market & Hiring Complexities
  • Strategies/tips for International Student/Job Seekers
  • Links to lists of international companies, US companies that historically sponsor H1B visas, and international job listings
  • Resume guidelines
  • Interviewing
  • FAQ

Remember to visit with Breanna Collins and Joanne Rodriguez in the office of IMMIGRATION SERVICES FOR STUDENTS & SCHOLARS (ISSS) before launching an internship or job search, and then feel free to contact Amy Young in the OPCD.