E-News Bulletin - October 19, 2015

E-News Bulletin

A weekly bulletin to inform current and alum members of fraternities and sororities about career opportunities.

Understanding Millennials - InternMatch's 2014 Career Center Study


The study found that students view career centers as an incredibly important part of the college experience, but said they are lacking in key areas from staffing to how often they tweet out roles and events.

Key stats include:

  • 49% of students say their career centers are either never or rarely teaching them new professional skills
  • 83% of students said it would be useful if their career center provided career related social media updates
  • 61% of students say their career centers are either never or rarely effective in helping them land a job
  • 94% of students say career centers are essential
  • 57% of students said their career center is never or almost never effective at giving advice on different career paths
  • 1,889-1 average ratio of students to career service professionals
  • 63% of students rely on free/paid online services
  • 45% of students said they would like their career center to offer more classes and workshops

Click here for an infographic and link to the study.

This Week's Campus Career Fairs

Monday, October 19

  • Appalachian State University - Education Fair [details]
  • University of Kentucky - Graduate & Professional School Showcase [details]
  • University of South Carolina - Health Professions Fair [details]

Tuesday, October 20

  • Purdue University - Aerospace Career Expo [details]
  • University of California-Riverside - Career Expo-Diversity Job Fair [details]

Wednesday, October 21

  • California State University-Long Beach - Fall Job & Internship Fair [details]
  • California State University-Monterey Bay - Graduate & Professional School Fair [details]
  • George Washington University - Media, Journalism & Public Affairs Networking Fair [details]
  • Ohio State University - Graduate & Professional School Expo [details]
  • Ohio State University - Data Analytics Career Fair [details]
  • Purdue University - Aerospace Career Expo [details]
  • University of Denver - Fall Job & Internship Fair [details]
  • University of Florida - Startup Job and Internship Fair [details]
  • University of Georgia - Graduate School Information Day [details]
  • University of Maryland - Language Career & Internship Fair [details]
  • University of Montana - Health Professions Career Fair [details]
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas - Fall Job Fair [details]
  • University of Tampa - Fall Full Time Professional Job Fair [details]

Thursday, October 22

  • University of Oklahoma - Journalism and Mass Communication Career & Internship Fair [details]

Friday, October 23

  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead - Government & Non-Profit Career Fair [details]
  • Towson University - NASPA Careers in Student Affairs Conference [details]
  • University of Maryland - Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair [details]

 Click here for an offer to capitalize on the great connections you make at the career fair!

Introducing our newest preferred speaker - Kellie George

Kellie George

Kellie is a recognized community leader who creates positive, professional, and mutually beneficial relationships. Her effort is to introduce and solidify relationships between business and community partners, who support one another in achieving their goals. Learning the values of leadership and communication allows an individual to influence ordinary people to do extraordinary things (J. Maxwell). Actively involved in the community, Kellie provides leadership training and financial education to youth and adults. She has a passion for empowering others to live their dreams, do their best, and teach others to do the same.

Her primary topic is developing internal talent.

Click here to learn more about Kellie and her speaking opportunities.

Upcoming Greek Ladders Events

We're a big part of the following events. Click the links to learn more and RSVP.

Circle of Change Leadership Conference's Career Fest

  • November 20, 2015
  • Cal State Dominguez Hills
  • Highlights: career workshops, networking, employer fair

Northern Nevada Human Resources Association - December Meeting

  • December 17, 2015
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Highlights: Millennials in the Workplace presentation, career networking

Nevada All-Greek Networking Night (largest in the country!)

  • March 10, 2016
  • University of Nevada
  • Highlights: Career best practices panel, heavy networking sessions

All three events are open to business leaders and job-seekers (especially students and young professionals) to attend.

Homecoming Can Get You a Job!

Homecoming presents an incredible opportunity to connect with alumni, possibly resulting in a job or internship. It's a great time to celebrate the University's history and big game with fellow chapter members, but be sure to take advantage of the alums on campus.

Here are suggestions on how you can leverage Homecoming to propel your career planning.

  • If your chapter has a tent during tailgating, take a moment to meet an alumnus. It's a social occasion, which allows for a casual conversation. In addition to talking about the old days in the chapter, talk about his or her career path, as well as your own.
  • If your chapter hosts a banquet-style event, particularly a sit-down occasion, be sure to sit at a table with alums. Sitting at a table full of chapter members will keep you from great and productive conversations with alums. It might also give alums the impression that you're not interested in them. The conversations you have with alums at these events can be a bit more intimate, enabling for more meaningful dialogue. Be sure to talk about each other's career paths, industry trends, possible positions, and recommendations.
  • Welcome all alums to campus, even if they're not Greek or not from your chapter. It's quite likely that they'll see you again throughout the weekend. More importantly, initiating the greetings could easily spark conversations. For the most part, alums are excited to be back on campus to see changes, visit old stomping grounds, reminisce with others, and meet students. Use that to your advantage.

If you treat Homecoming like Rush...but for yourself...you'll be amazed by the results. It's likely you'll end the weekend with many new contacts, invaluable insight, and a number of references. Homecoming was created for alumni but, if used effectively, will reap lifelong rewards for career-minded students.

This Week's Career Workshops

Monday, October 19

  • California State University-Long Beach – Prepare for the Job Fair
  • City University of New York - Queens College – Job Offers and Salary Negotiation
  • George Mason University – Careers in Counseling Panel
  • New York University – Acing the Interview
  • University of Florida – The Intrapreneur: Innovating from Within
  • University of Georgia – Networking 101: Finding the Hidden Job Market
  • University of Mary Washington Job Fair 101 - Dress for Success

Tuesday, October 20

  • California Polytechnic University-Pomona – Fall Resumaniac - All Majors & Engineering Majors
  • California State University-Long Beach – Prepare for the Job Fair
  • City University of New York-Queens College – Job Search Strategies
  • New York University – Resumes & Cover Letters that Work
  • Texas Tech University – Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter
  • University of California-San Diego – Using Strengths for Interviewing
  • University of Central Florida – Written Job Search Communications
  • University of Oregon – S.O.A.R. (Search. Observe. Apply. Rise.) Seminar
  • University of South Carolina – Career Conversations: Health Professions
  • University of Tampa – Resumania

Wednesday, October 21

  • California State University-San Diego – Career Fair Success workshop
  • California State University-San Diego – Professional Etiquette & Attire workshop
  • City University of New York-Queens College – The Second Interview and Tips on Etiquette
  • George Mason University – Practice Interview Day
  • George Mason University – Lunch and Learn about Careers in Human Resources
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville – Mock Interview Day Prep Workshop
  • Texas Tech University – Mocktail Party
  • University of California-Riverside – Cover Letter Writing Workshop
  • University of Central Florida – From Resume to CV
  • University of Florida – Leveraging Campus and Community Resources to Start Your Company
  • University of Georgia – Careers in Health and Wellness
  • University of Mary Washington – Resumania
  • University of Maryland – How to find and internship Workshop
  • Western Oregon University – Writing Personal Statements Workshop

Thursday, October 22

  • California Polytechnic University-Pomona – Prep for Career Fair workshop
  • California Polytechnic University-Pomona – Clothes Closet Showcase
  • George Mason University – My First 90 Days in Non-Profit
  • University of California-Riverside – Interviewing for Introverts
  • University of California-San Diego – Leadership and Resume Tips
  • University of Central Florida – Networking Strategies
  • University of Georgia – How to Ask for Letters of Reference
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst – Communication Alumni Career Event
  • University of Montana – Health Professions 2nd Day Interviews

For more information about these workshops, visit the campus career center on your campus or visit them online.

Take a Clear Path to Candidate Preference

The best way to get your job candidacy considered by employers is to be totally on top of your career planning game. Through Greek Ladders, job-seekers are introduced to employers through career events (workshops, networking receptions, etc.), personally recommended, and viewed through your online career profile.

There are thousands of job and internship seeking candidates in the Greek Ladders Career Network. These candidates are current students and young professionals, affiliated with college campuses throughout the United States. Many simply exist in the network, doing nothing more than maybe adding their Greek affiliation or a social media connection. Others provide a bit more about their education and campus involvement. But, those who want to get noticed, take just ten minutes to complete their entire profile. These candidates receive the most attention by Greek Ladders staff and, undoubtedly, the employers using our network.

The more we know about you, the more we recommend you to potential employers. The primary ways for us to truly know you is by talking, emailing, and having a completely full career profile.

Click here for a full description of our "Path to Candidate Preference." Follow this path and you'll join our most preferred candidate list.




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