CWUCareer Services NewsCareer Services Newshttp://www.cwu.edu/career/newsen-usSpring 2016 Career Workshops, Events, and Drop-in Scheduleshttp://www.cwu.edu/career/node/3488Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:54:59<p>Check out the lineup of great career development workshops, events, and drop-in hours this quarter. Click on the picture to enlarge. More information on each event can be found <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/career/events" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><a href="/career/sites/cts.cwu.edu.career/files/documents/Spring%202016%20handbill%20for%20website.pdf"><img alt="" src="/career/sites/cts.cwu.edu.career/files/images/Spring%202016%20handbill%20for%20website.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 387px;"></a></p>New Wildcat Career Network Offers ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Jobs and Internshipshttp://www.cwu.edu/career/node/3416Thu, 18 Feb 2016 11:25:12<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">There’s a new way for </span>CWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> students and alumni to look for jobs or internships. The Wildcat Career Network is a job and internship database that is easily accessible through a student’s </span>myCWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> account, and external login for alumni.</span></p><p>“The new system allows employers or our department to upload jobs and internships and control information about events and interviews on campus,” said Vicki Sannuto, Director of Career&nbsp;Services. “Additionally, the database includes off-campus job listings from the Office of Student Employment.”</p><p>According to Sannuto, the Wildcat Career Network creates a “one-stop shop” for students and alumni to find career opportunities. She said one of the biggest complaints she has heard over the years from students is the difficulty in finding good, solid job or internship leads in a single place.</p><p>“When students say they don’t know where to go to find a job or an internship. Now there is a place where all that information can be easily accessed,” Sannuto said.</p><p>In addition to internships and jobs, the site will list career fairs, potential employer visits and presentations, and other similar events. Users will also be able to RSVP to a career fair or workshop and look at information about employers or internships. An additional feature is that it can connect students to professionals as mentors. It also allows a faculty member to review and evaluate resumes, letters and other information uploaded by a student.</p><p>Sannuto said students will get the most out of the network if they fill out their profile completely, a process that only takes a few minutes.</p><p>The network encompasses a local and national database (the latter is called the NaceLink Network). The combination of the two databases provides users with access to more than two million job listings.</p><p>“It’s a very sophisticated tool that can be a great resource for anyone who is searching for a job or an internship,” Sannuto said. “My hope is that eventually people will get used to it and integrate it into their systems for whatever they need in terms of employment or internships.”</p><p>For more information, contact Vicki Sannuto, Director of Career&nbsp;Services, 509-963-1921, SannutoV@cwu.edu.</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;">Spring Career Fair Brings Employers to Studentshttp://www.cwu.edu/career/node/3265Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:02:40<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/career/sites/cts.cwu.edu.career/files/Career_fair_1.jpg" 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="http://www.amazon.jobs/" 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/cts.cwu.edu.career/files/Career_fair_5.jpg" 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="http://www.cwu.edu/career/services-offered" 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="//www.youtube.com/embed/ixFTd4d4pvE?rel=0" 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;">Recommended Courses for Career Developmenthttp://www.cwu.edu/career/node/3202Tue, 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 winter quarter 2015 specifically for international students.&nbsp;It is a 2-credit class. 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 career@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br>