CWUCareer Services NewsCareer Services News Services Director Honored for Supporting the Military, 25 Jun 2015 10:09:22<p><img alt="" src="/career/sites/" style="width: 200px; height: 200px; margin: 7px; float: left;">CWU is widely known as a military friendly institution because of the variety of ways it supports active duty and reserve personnel, and military veterans.</p><p>Vicki Sannuto, CWU’s Career Services director, exemplifies university efforts. In recognition, she was awarded the <a href="">Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve</a> Patriot Award. It honors employer assistance, such as allowing for flexible schedules, time off before and after deployment, and leaves of absence, if needed, for National Guard members and reservists.</p><p>“I feel privileged to have won this award,” Sannuto, says, rating it as the top individual award that she has received.</p><p>Bruce Simpson, Career Services employer outreach liaison, nominated Sannuto, his supervisor. She provided him with time off for his deployment to assist with rescue and recovery efforts at the site of the deadly landslide near Oso, in March 2014.</p><p>Sannuto notes, “It was a total surprise. When he told me he had nominated me, I was taken aback. I was just doing my job.”</p><p>Simpson is a lieutenant colonel in the <a href="">Washington Air National Guard</a>.</p><p>“It was so comforting to know that I didn’t have to worry about my job here or my family’s medical benefits while I was deployed,” he says.</p><p>During the past year, Simpson was also called up for a national security course in Washington, D.C. and a military exercise in South Korea. Each of those absences lasted several weeks.</p><p>“National Guard members and reservists contribute a lot to the workplace,” Sannuto points out. “They have a real understanding of duty and responsibility, which Bruce certainly has. Even though he’s doing two jobs, he does well at both by following up on things, being organized and making sure he communicates well.”</p><p>Sannuto has a significant amount of interaction with members of the military since Career Services is co-located with the CWU <a href="">Veterans Center</a>.</p><p>Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, which is part of the federal Defense Department, has worked to promote cooperation and understanding between reserve military members and their employers for nearly 45 years.</p><p>Media contact: Robert Lowery, director of Content Development, 509-963-1487,</p><p>June 24, 2015</p>Upcoming Fall Events, 12 Jun 2015 11:55:05<p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">Save the dates for these upcoming&nbsp;Fall 2015 Events!</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><u>Engineering Technologies, Safety &amp; Construction Fair</u></span><br><span style="line-height: 1.4;">October 8, 2015</span><br>CWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> Ellensburg</span></p><p><u>Fall Career &amp; Study Abroad Fair</u><br>October 15, 2015<br>CWU Ellensburg</p><p><u>College of Business Career Fair</u><br>October 23, 2015<br>CWU Des Moines</p><p>Keep an eye on our website for updates on these--and many other--events!</p><p>Employers: For more details on how to register for one of these events visit: <a href="/career/node/3243" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Questions? Contact Career Services at (509) 963-1921 or <a href=""></a>.</p></strong style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></br></br></br></a href="">Accounting Recruiting, 19 May 2015 12:52:42<p>Are you an Accounting student looking for an internship or job? It's never too early to start familiarizing yourself with all of the events that take place in the fall. If you wait until September you may be too late to apply! Go to: <a href=""></a><a href="">2015far</a>!</p><p>Are you a firm that wants to participate in recruiting our Wildcats? Visit the link up above to learn more!</p><p><img alt="" src="/career/sites/" style="width: 500px; height: 361px;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p>Spring Career Fair Brings Employers to Students, 21 Apr 2015 12:02:40<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/career/sites/" style="width: 450px; height: 338px;"></p><p>Opportunity filled the SURC ballroom during CWU’s annual spring career fair. More than 80 firms and graduate schools from all kinds of industries were represented. They’re looking for safety specialists, paramedics, project engineers, camp counselors, pilots, aviation mechanics, cruise directors, police officers, social media interns, Peace Corps volunteers, forestry technicians, and various other professionals. Recruiters are interested in every major.&nbsp;</p><p>This is the 42nd year Career Services has matched companies in need of fresh talent with job-ready students embarking on new careers. More than 630 people attended, making it one of the biggest career fairs in years.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Amazon</a> was among the agencies looking to hire CWU students. Management and safety positions are available at fulfillment centers in Maryland, Florida, Texas, California, New Jersey and Wisconsin. Brittany Fox, a safety specialist for Amazon, said the company is looking for outgoing applicants who have strong problem solving skills and leadership qualities. And once you get your foot in the door, there are many opportunities to advance. Fox started as an intern before being hired full time at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Arizona. “It’s pretty awesome,” she said about the job. “It’s something different.”</p><p><img alt="" src="/career/sites/" style="width: 300px; height: 225px; float: right; margin: 5px;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Aaron Score, a corrections deputy with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, talked to law and justice majors about starting their careers. The sheriff's office is hiring several positions—a sign of a recovering economy, said Score, a 2007 </span>CWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> graduate who works alongside several other Central alumni. “It’s a great experience,” Score said. “You can learn a lot about the law and justice system, so for anyone interested in pre-law, it’s enlightening."&nbsp;</span></p><p>To help students look their best for a great first impression, Career Services hosted a hospitality booth at the career fair. Blazers, jackets and collared shirts were available for loan. Students also could pop a mint and print copies of their resumes.&nbsp;</p><p>Estefano Piña arrived dressed to impress. The senior business administration major from Auburn was excited for the chance to get his feet wet with recruiters. Piña is specializing in HR management. He says he doesn't want to set his sights on just one kind of job. "You kind of don't want to have tunnel vision," Piña said. He applied for an internship at Amazon and received a lot of great advice from several other companies. "This helps with the transition," he said. "I feel like I'm prepared."&nbsp;</p><p>In addition to job fairs, <a href="" target="_blank">Career Services</a> helps students select a major or graduate program, prepare resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing skills, successfully search for jobs, apply to graduate school, research employers, and provides alumni mentoring, all in person or online.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe class="youtube-player" frameborder="0" height="390" src="//" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" width="480"></iframe></p></p style="text-align: center;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></p style="text-align: center;">Spring Quarter Drop-in Hours, 06 Apr 2015 09:11:14<table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" height="146" width="474"><thead><tr><th scope="row">&nbsp;</th><th scope="col">Mon</th><th scope="col">Tue</th><th scope="col">Wed</th><th scope="col">Thur</th><th scope="col">Fri</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th scope="row">Bouillon 206</th><td style="text-align: center;"><p>1pm-4pm</p></td><td style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</td><td style="text-align: center;">2pm-3pm</td><td style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</td><td style="text-align: center;">12pm-1pm</td></tr><tr><th scope="row">Library ARC</th><td style="text-align: center;">4pm-6pm</td><td style="text-align: center;"><p>10am-12pm</p><p>1pm-3pm</p></td><td style="text-align: center;">4pm-6pm</td><td style="text-align: center;"><p>10am-12pm</p><p>1pm-3pm</p></td><td style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Drop-in times are subject to change.<br>Please call ahead to (509) 963-1921 if you would like to verify hours.</em></p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Drop-ins will NOT be available on the following days:<br>April 9, April 21-22, May 25, June 8-11.</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;">Please bring a copy of the job description to the<br>drop-ins and allow at least 15 minutes of work time.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br><img alt="" src="/career/sites/" style="width: 464px; height: 600px;"></p></table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" height="146" width="474"></th scope="row"></th scope="col"></th scope="col"></th scope="col"></th scope="col"></th scope="col"></th scope="row"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></th scope="row"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;"></br>Recommended Courses for Career Development, 02 Dec 2014 11:13:37<p><strong>UNIV 103: Career Exploration</strong><br>Designed to assist students in researching and assessing their career goals through classroom coursework and career-related interest and<br>personality inventories. (2 credits)</p><p><br><strong>UNIV 301: Career Management</strong><br>Identify work suited to interests, personality, goals and values. Maximize ability to obtain work in chosen field, manage career moves to maintain interest and growth through economic changes and life stages while minimizing economic dislocation. (2 credits)</p><p>Career Services will also be offering a section of UNIV 301 in fall quarter 2015 specifically for international students.&nbsp;It is a 2-credit class that will meet on Fridays 10:00-11:50. The goal of this course is for you to identify your unique strengths and skills in order to start your career. The class is designed to offer practical skills needed to find a job as well as identify experience/training you may need prior to graduation to be more marketable. Some of the topics include: Effective resume and cover letter writing, informational interviews, networking, and interview practice. Because this class is only open to international students, we will have opportunities to address questions and concerns related to immigration.&nbsp;</p><p>For more information contact our office at 509-963-1921 or</p></br></br></br></br>