Events this week!

There are some great events going on this week that you don’t want to miss. Hope to see you then!

“Be Your Own Boss” Panel

TONIGHT 6:00-7:30pm, Freemen 202

Presented by the CCP, EClub, and Alpha Kappa Psi

Learn from some of the brightest minds to see what it’s like to be an entrepreneur and what steps you can take to set yourself up for success.  During this professional event, a panel full of individuals, who have personal experience with starting a business, will speak briefly on their stories. There will be time for students to ask questions and for potential entrepreneurs to gain advice. Following the Q&A session, students will be able to network, speak with panelists one-on-one, and grab refreshments.  **Passport and Honors Event**

“Law School Mock-Admissions Panel”

THURSDAY, Nov. 19 6:30-8:00pm, DSU Washington

Participants include: Michelle Rahman, Associate Dean for Admissions at University of Richmond and John Benfield, Associate Dean for Admissions at Charleston School of Law.  

 

BYOB Panel Flyer

Essential Resume Elements


Postings for jobs and internships are becoming readily available this time of year and nothing is better than landing that dream job with a great resume!
Forbes.com wrote an article titled, “The 5 Essential Elements Your Resume Needs”, and here’s a summary of what they said:

  1. A loaded front end- meaning that the most important parts of your resume should be near the top of the paper, like your education and professional experience, going from the most recent experiences you have to older ones.
  2. Keywords- by taking those key words from the job description of the position that you want, you can incorporate them into your resume to show employers you have the exact skills that they are looking for.
  3. Space- while your resume should only be a page, there’s a difference between one page full of random text and one page formatted and thoughtfully put together. Hiring managers, or whoever is reading your resume, don’t want to read long paragraphs, so be sure to make your resume look appealing and inviting.
  4. Measurable Success- if you can put specific numbers or figures into your resume, it shows that you were successful and by how much. This gives the employer a little background information of how successful you really were, and how great of a candidate you are for the position.
  5. Flow- the article said, “A resumé tells a story, and that story is about you. Anyone should be able to read your resumé and be able to tell who you are, what you do, what you’ve done, where and when you did it and how well you did it”. This is how you should think of your resume. Make sure to group education in one section, work experience and community engagement in different sections if needed.

To help students with all of this, the CCP offers workshops every semester! Our next workshop is on Wednesday, November 18 at 4:00 PM in the DSU Madison, so if you have any questions at all, make sure to stop by that workshop, or come into the CCP to make an appointment with one of our staff members!

To read the Full Forbes Article go to:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2014/05/19/the-5-essential-elements-your-resume-needs/2/

Falling for your Career

Are you falling for a specific employer this season, but just don’t know how to get your foot in the door? It can be difficult at times to have employers first look at you. Follow these helpful steps to assist you.

  • Be knowledgeable about your field. This means staying up to date on the latest current events. Take a few minutes each day, to browse through both local and national news. Download a news app that can send you notifications throughout the day. This will make you a more informed consumer and make it easier to talk to employers.
  • Be visible in your profession. By keeping up with the news, you can share stories of your own opinion of the event on your own social media. This doesn’t have to be anything lengthy, just a way that employers know you are engaged in events and you will know issues and trends that may be affecting them. If you really enjoy expressing yourself, consider creating a blog as well.
  • Get involved. Is there a national or student chapter club in the area of interest? Become a member or volunteer. Get your name out there and mingle with these employers. These can be great networking opportunities right under your nose. Also, join Alumni groups such as “CNU Alumni” on LinkedIn.
  • Personalize yourself. Create your own Website or portfolio. You want to try to market yourself in unique ways to ensure that your name will appear in a Google search. Creating a personal Website or portfolio is a more direct way. This is also very interactive, engaging, and shows that you are both open to new trends and technically savvy. Think of how you would like to brand yourself and display that through your site.

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