CWUCareer Services NewsCareer Services Newshttp://www.cwu.edu/career/newsen-usCareer Events for Education Studentshttp://www.cwu.edu/career/node/3736Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:31:01<p>For a list of upcoming career events and school district open houses for education students, please click <a href="/career/sites/cts.cwu.edu.career/files/documents/Winter%202017%20Events%20for%20Ed%20Students.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>Winter 2017 Workshops & Eventshttp://www.cwu.edu/career/node/3732Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:38:58<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Check out this list of the workshops and events Career Services is offering this quarter! For workshop descriptions or to RSVP for a workshop/event, please go to the <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/career/wildcat-career-network" target="_blank">Wildcat Career Network</a>. Click on image to enlarge.</strong></p><p><a href="/career/sites/cts.cwu.edu.career/files/documents/Winter%202017%20Poster.pdf"><img alt="" src="/career/sites/cts.cwu.edu.career/files/images/Winter%202017%20Poster.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 844px;"></a></p><p>Questions? Contact Career Services at (509) 963-1921 or <a href="mailto:career@cwu.edu">career@cwu.edu</a>.</p></p style="text-align: center;"></a href="mailto:career@cwu.edu">Winter 2017 Drop-in Hourshttp://www.cwu.edu/career/node/3586Sun, 18 Sep 2016 11:20:29<h3 style="text-align: center;"><u><strong>Resume/Cover Letter/LinkedIn Drop-in Hours for Winter 2017:</strong></u></h3><p style="text-align: center;">Have your cover letter and/or resume reviewed by one of our trained Peer Advisors, no appointment necessary. You can also have your photo taken for your LinkedIn profile (only at Bouillon 206 drop-ins).&nbsp;</p><table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" height="71" width="450"><tbody><tr><th scope="row">&nbsp;</th><td>Monday</td><td>Tuesday</td><td>Wednesday</td><td>Thursday</td><td>Friday</td></tr><tr><th scope="row">Boullion 206</th><td style="text-align: center;">3-5pm</td><td style="text-align: center;">11am-2pm</td><td style="text-align: center;">3-5pm</td><td style="text-align: center;"><p>11am-12pm</p></td><td style="text-align: center;">NONE</td></tr><tr><th scope="row">Library ARC</th><td style="text-align: center;">NONE</td><td style="text-align: center;">4-5pm</td><td style="text-align: center;">2-4pm</td><td style="text-align: center;">4-5pm</td><td style="text-align: center;">NONE</td></tr></tbody></table><p>**All drop-ins are subject to change without notice. Drop-ins will not be available on the following dates: January 4-6, January 16, February 20, March 2, and March 13-17.</p><hr><h3 style="text-align: center;"><u><strong>Drop-in Career Counseling Hours for Winter 2017:</strong></u></h3><p style="text-align: center;">Drop in to talk to Mike, our Career Counselor Intern, about resumes, cover letters, job searching, choosing a major, and more. No appointment necessary.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><em><strong>Library ARC, Office #190 B</strong></em><br>Tuesdays &amp; Wednesdays, 12-5 p.m.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><em><strong>Athletic Annex (for student athletes only)</strong></em><br>Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.</p><p>Please feel free to verify available hours by calling Career Services at (509) 963-1921 or emailing <a href="mailto:career@cwu.edu?subject=Drop-in%20Hours">career@cwu.edu</a>.</p></h3 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" height="71" width="450"></th scope="row"></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;"></hr></h3 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;"></br></a href="mailto:career@cwu.edu?subject=Drop-in%20Hours">Placement File Information for Education Majorshttp://www.cwu.edu/career/node/3548Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:33:15<p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">As of August 2, 2016, our long-standing placement files system was retired</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">. Currently active placement files will remain maintained and active for those students that have them and graduated as of June 2016. &nbsp;New placement files will not be opened after August 2, 2016.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">Why?</strong></p><p>There are two reasons. First, the majority of districts have online application systems, complete with a letter request system if they require confidential letters of recommendation. Otherwise, those systems expect the applicant to upload all information themselves. Second, very few students use placement files, and fewer still update their files with current information.&nbsp; Therefore, we are following suit with other Washington universities and colleges and moving to self-managed credentials.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">What do I do now?</strong></p><p>If you have a signed Options form on file with us, you can still submit your letters of reference for your file.&nbsp; You must have graduated as of June 2016 at the latest.&nbsp; We will continue to send placement files to school districts upon request.&nbsp;</p><p>If you graduated after June 2016 and should a district require confidential letters of recommendation and not have a letter request system in place, you might consider opening a new account with an independent credential service provider such as <a href="https://chroniclevitae.com/">ChronicleVitae</a>. That account and its maintenance will be under your sole control and responsibility.</p><p><strong>What does this mean for cooperating teachers, student teaching supervisors, and faculty members?</strong></p><p>If you do not have an Options form on file with us as of June 2016, all letters of recommendation requested by you from cooperating teachers, student teaching supervisors, and faculty members should be sent directly to you rather than to Career Services.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">Can students still get help and advice on creating and maintaining their placement file?</strong></p><p><strong><em>ABSOLUTELY.</em></strong>&nbsp;We strongly encourage undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni to ask any questions about self-managed credential files to call our office at 509.963.1921 or email <a href="mailto:career@cwu.edu">career@cwu.edu</a> for assistance. &nbsp;</p></strong style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></strong style="line-height: 1.4;"></strong style="line-height: 1.4;"></strong style="line-height: 1.4;"></a href="mailto:career@cwu.edu">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;">