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Spotlight on Employment is a consortium job fair held in Lexington, Kentucky with partner private colleges and universities in Kentucky. It is open to students and recent graduates and there will be over 60 employers and graduate schools attending.  You don’t want to miss it!  Contact azeman@bellarmine.edu if you’d like to register.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY

Full Information about event:

https://asp.symplicity.com/spotlight/index.php

Employers currently registered:

AFLAC    http://aflac.com/

Allconnect   http://www.allconnect.com/lexington

Bastian Solutions   http://www.bastiansolutions.com/software

Big Ass Fans   http://www.bigassfans.com/

Bingham McCutchen  http://www.bingham.com/

Consolidated Electrical Distributors   http://www.cedcareers.com

Enterprise Rent-A-Car   http://www.cedcareers.com

Fayetteville Public Schools   http://www.fcps.net

Humana   http://www.humana.com/

Jefferson National Financial   http://www.jeffnat.com

Keeneland Association, Inc.  http://www.keeneland.com/

Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance KEMI   http://www.kemi.com/

Kentucky Farm Bureau  http://kyfb.com/

Kentucky State Parks   http://parks.ky.gov/

Lexington Police Department   http://www.lexingtonky.gov/recruit

LFUCG Community Corrections   http://lexingtonky.gov/index.aspx?page=176

Lord’s Legacy Life Ministries    http://www.lordslegacyministries.org

Lowe’s Home Center’s, Inc.   http://lowes.com/careers

Maryhurst   http://www.maryhurst.org

MD2U   http://md2u.com/

NetGain Technologies   http://www.netgainit.com/

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network  http://www.nm-louisville.com/

PharMerica        http://www.pharmerica.com

PhysAssist Scribes, Inc  http://www.iamscribe.com

Schneider Electric   http://www2.schneider-electric.com

Social Security Administration   http://www.socialsecurity.gov

State Farm   http://www.statefarm.com/

Texas Roadhouse   http://www.texasroadhouse.com/

The Campus Special   http://www.campusspecial.com/

The Rawlings Group    http://www.rawlingsgroup.com

The Reynolds and Reynolds Company   http://www.ReyRey.com

The Sherwin-Williams Company   http://www.sherwin.com/

Total Quality Logistics   http://www.tqljobs.com/

University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research   University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research

Plus many Graduate School Programs from the region recruiting for programs

Can’t wait to see you there!

Can’t wait to see you there!

UPCOMING EVENT:

COMMUNICATIONS CAREER FAIR
February 20, 2014
Frazier Hall
10:30 am. - 1:00 p.m. 

All Students Welcome!

Internship and career opportunities in media, PR, advertising, sales, broadcasting and more!

Whether you are looking for an internship or a full-time job, the Career Fair is a great opportunity to see what is out there. 

Be sure to bring a resume! All students are highly encouraged to come for at least 30 minutes! 

What company’s will be there? Funny you should ask! Here’s a list of everyone who has registered by 2/07/2014. There’s even more to come!

Americana Community Center
Enterprise Holdings
Girls Scouts of America
Louisville Magazine
Louisville Metro TV
Louisville Public Media
Louisville Visual Art Association
National Kidney Foundation
WHAS 11
Doe Anderson
National Safe Place
Northwestern Mutual
Penske Truck Leasing
Pharmetica
River City Distributing
Sully’s Saloon
The Kentucky Musum of Art and Craft
Total Quality Logistics
UPS
Courier Journal - Gannett  

#BUCOMMCF

See you there!

UPCOMING EVENT:

COMMUNICATIONS CAREER FAIR
February 20, 2014
Frazier Hall
10:30 am. - 1:00 p.m.

All Students Welcome!

Internship and career opportunities in media, PR, advertising, sales, broadcasting and more!

Whether you are looking for an internship or a full-time job, the Career Fair is a great opportunity to see what is out there.

Be sure to bring a resume! All students are highly encouraged to come for at least 30 minutes!

What company’s will be there? Funny you should ask! Here’s a list of everyone who has registered by 2/07/2014. There’s even more to come!

Americana Community Center
Enterprise Holdings
Girls Scouts of America
Louisville Magazine
Louisville Metro TV
Louisville Public Media
Louisville Visual Art Association
National Kidney Foundation
WHAS 11
Doe Anderson
National Safe Place
Northwestern Mutual
Penske Truck Leasing
Pharmetica
River City Distributing
Sully’s Saloon
The Kentucky Musum of Art and Craft
Total Quality Logistics
UPS
Courier Journal - Gannett

#BUCOMMCF

See you there!

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We have extremely successful Bellarmine alumni (think presidents, vice presidents, doctors, lawyers, nurses, educators, managers) who want to help you as you launch your career.  You’ll connect with your mentor throughout next semester and will also attend 3 one-hour events with your mentor on campus.  In return, you’ll get advice, build your network, and have a supportive person in your corner as you apply for jobs and internships.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!  Simply go to the following link and follow instructions to sign up. http://bellarmine.imodules.com/s/62/index.aspx?sid=62&pgid=1095&gid=1&cid=1936&ecid=1936&post_id=0

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Business Career Fair

Thursday, October 31, 2013

10:30am-1:30pm

Frazier Hall (George G. Brown Center)

Looking for a business related job or internship? Join us at the business career fair where you can network with employers from a variety of organizations. All majors are welcomed; look below for a list of participating employers

  • AFLAC
  • Bellarmine University Graduate Admissions
  • Camber Corp.
  • CED / E & H Electric Supply Co.
  • Charter Communications
  • Enterprise
  • Extell Financial Services, Inc.
  • Fastenal Company
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Geek Squad City / Best Buy
  • Genscape
  • Humana
  • ISM
  • Kentucky Kingdom
  • LG&E and KU Energy
  • MasterBrand Cabinets
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Penske Truck Leasing
  • Pharmerica
  • Schneider Electric
  • Spalding Insurance Group
  • Speedway
  • Springleaf
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • UPS
  • US Bank
  • YUM Brands

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 Your Bellarmine University Career Development team is here to help you! From left to right: Jen Guyer-Wood-director, Ann Zeman-Associate Director, and Franeisha Jones-Assistant Director.
You’ll be seeing more information, photos, events, and fun stuff here!  In the meantime, contact us at careerdev@bellarmine.edu.

 Your Bellarmine University Career Development team is here to help you! From left to right: Jen Guyer-Wood-director, Ann Zeman-Associate Director, and Franeisha Jones-Assistant Director.

You’ll be seeing more information, photos, events, and fun stuff here!  In the meantime, contact us at careerdev@bellarmine.edu.

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Check out the February 2013 Career Development News & Notes for students, alumni, faculty, staff, employers and parents. Let us know if you’d like to get involved or if you have any questions or comments.

Be safe and enjoy Spring Break!

- Todd Reale, Assistant Dean for Career Development

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Have you ever wondered how Career Services can help you?  I know many students may walk away from the Career Center with more questions than answers.  This does not mean that their visit was for naught, but quite the contrary.  If the Career Center simply found the internship and did all the work for the students that visit, these students would not learn any valuable skills.  Todd and Ann both have a vast wealth of knowledge regarding local, state, and national internships and career opportunities, but they don’t know everything. 

The best way to utilize Career Services is to know a little about you.  What are you looking for?  Do you want a paid internship (don’t we all)?  Are you willing to shell-out quite a bit for travel to and from, or does it have to be a local organization?  Can you work for free or is a stipend necessary for you to hold the position?  Do you want to just sample a new field or is this the career path you want to try and pursue?  Have you ever interned before?

All of these questions are very important, but not all of them have to have answers.  When you walk down the hall to visit with Ann or Todd, you don’t have to know you want to travel to Montana to intern with the National Park Service, but you may need to know that you would much rather be outside than at a desk doing research.  Another important tip is to have your resume ready.  It doesn’t have to be perfect—after all, that’s why we have a Career Center!  Ann or Todd (or any of the Career Peer Advisors) can look over your resume and give you pointers on ways to look the best on paper!  This also shows your strengths and weaknesses.  Ann or Todd can quickly pick up on the skills you already have and help you focus on the skills you need to develop to secure that job or internship!

While these services are great (just like the CPAs), they are not the end.  The Career Center offers wide variety of “courses” to help increase your marketability in this crowded job market.  Resumania and similar programs bring in actual organizations and their Human Resources departments and put you through a mock application process.  The only way to improve in these situations is through practice—and it’s much better to practice when there isn’t a job on the line!

By utilizing the wide range of activities the Career Center offers, as a student, you can truly improve your marketability, resulting in improved chances of future internships and job positions!  However, the Career Center can’t do this alone!  It requires that students look inward and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, take some time to put together a resume, and really be willing to put their neck on the line and be prepared to be rejected by businesses, internships, and other positions:  all in the pursuit of finding that “perfect” (3-5 year) fit! 

So, what are you waiting for?  Clean up that resume, think about what interests you as a career field, and shoot Todd, Ann, or anyone of the CPAs an email to set up an appointment now!

-Wes Scott

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For many students, coming into college means they have four years of worry-free education and fun.  After all, college is all about discovering who you are, isn’t it? 

Well, yes, it is, but there is far more to your bachelor’s degree than just “discovering you” and “having fun.”  In fact, college is meant to prepare you for the real world—that place we decided to skip when we came to Bellarmine. 

As you progress through your education, there comes a point when you must decide what to do after graduation.  When asked “When the best time to start thinking about your career or graduation,” I would have to say, yesterday.

Yes, yesterday.  I do not mean that to scare, but to encourage.  Graduation only gives you four years until the next phase.  That does not mean you have to decide your entire life, but it does mean you are laying a very—hopefully—solid foundation for the next step.  When it comes to graduation, I would encourage you to look at the plan that Dr. Aaron Hoffman summarizes for all of his Political Science Advisees.

1)    Freshman year—explore.  Get to know your major and take your gen eds.  Is this what you want to do?  Can you picture yourself in a career related to this field of study?

2)    Sophomore year—begin to get to know your major.  Dive into some upper level classes and begin to finalize if this is right.  It’s not too late to change majors if you aren’t comfortable in this field.

3)    Junior Year—real world application.  Begin applying for (and getting accepted to, with the help of the Career Center and Career Peer Advisors [CPAs]) internships.  This is the time to get the “real world” application part of your career.  Begin looking into grad schools, law school, med school, or entering the work force. 

4)    Senior Year—the transition.  You should be finishing up your degree, applying to grad schools or jobs, and looking forward to graduation.  If this scares you or frightens you, know that you are not alone, just don’t be stagnant.  Decide something. This does not have to be the “be all, end all” job choice.  Remember, individuals change careers 5-7 times on average.  (Reminder, you apply for Graduation the Spring Semester before your graduation year).

Just to drive home a point, you can never begin preparing for your career or graduation too early.  The more experience you have, the more diverse your resume is, the more attractive you are to employers.  We no longer live in an age where one job and one skill will keep you financially sound and happy for the rest of your life. 

Another quick note:  the vast majority of hirings take place from with-in an organization.  That means you need an inside scoop.  (Code for network!). With greater involvement comes a greater network.  The more people you know, the better your chances of being recommended for a position or an internship.  It is never too early to start networking (and feel free to contact the Career Center or your friendly CPAs for more advice!).  You never know when that job opportunity may just pop up!

In summary, the best time to start preparing for the future is NOW.  Do not wait until tomorrow to work on you resume, to apply for that internship, or to talk to the Career Center or your professor.  Take the initiative NOW.  It is never too early to be thinking about the next step.  Yes, be sure to enjoy the present, but keep in mind, the future is coming.  Utilize the present to make the most of the future!

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Career Peer Advisors are the newest entity of Bellarmine University’s Career Development program. CPA’s are students helping their peers with career development techniques. We are available to jumpstart processes which will ultimately make a student’s career choice in closer reach.

Whether it is getting your resume started, finding out what you can do with your major, practicing for an interview, or learning the different online resources Bellarmine’s students have access to, CPA’s are available to help you out! By creating Career Peer Advisors, our goal is to make career development more accessible and convenient for all students. As students ourselves, we have been there, and still are doing what we can to make our career choices possible.

It is never too early to start thinking about what you will need to do in order to gain a position after graduation. Internships, workshops, and practice can offer you an advantage above others. Just putting in that effort early will put you a leg above the competition. We have experience and have been trained in career development techniques, and hope to hear from you soon with what we can do for you!

-Sarah Perry