The Spring Career Fair will take place on Wednesday, February 27th, noon-4pm, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  Come meet and network with local and national employers to learn about job and internship opportunities.  All years and majors are encouraged to attend.  There will be a free shuttle transporting students to and from the Superdome during the event.

Nervous about attending your first career fair? Unsure about what to say when approaching potential employers? Need to fine tune your resume?  Consider attending the following workshops!

  • Making the Most of the Spring Career Fair – Tuesday, February 19th, 12:30-1:30, Octavia Room, 2nd Floor Danna Student Center
  • Rapid Resume Review – Monday, February 25th, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Career Development Center (2nd Floor Danna Student Center) and the Portfolio Office (for Business students, Miller 111)

Sampling of Employers currently registered to attend the Spring Career Fair

AmeriCorps NCCC
Ameritas Technologies
Antares Technology Solutions
Arcelormittal
AT&T
Audubon Nature Institute
Biomedical Research Training Program UNMC
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Center For Toxicology and Environmental Health
Centuria Corporation
Crest Industries
Digital Opportunity Trust
DSC Dredge LLC
Educational Housing Services
Emory University
ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS, LLC
Entergy
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Epic
Federal Correctional Complex -Pollock
First Investors Corporation
Gardner Realtors®
GAT Airline Ground Support
GEICO
Glazer’s Distributing
Hernandez Consulting, LLC
Hillstone Restaurant Group
INROADS
Intrax Global Internships
Northwestern Mutual of Louisiana
Ochsner Health System
Omaha Public Power District
Peace Corps
Phillips 66
Playworks New Orleans
Progressive Insurance
PROS
Quorum Business Solutions, Inc.
Republic National Distributing Company
Sherwin Williams PSG
SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic
TARGET
TEACH Project, University of LA at Monroe
Technip USA, Inc.
The Folger Coffee Company
The MCC Group
Tulane Technology Services
Tuscaloosa City Schools
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Dept.of State; Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Verizon Wireless
Watts Inc.

For a full list of the employers currently registered to attend and for additional event details, please click here

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Loyola University’s Career Development Center proudly announces EMPLOY the PACK: A Conference for Emerging Professionals to be held on Saturday, March 16thin the Danna Student Center.  This half day conference will give seniors, graduate students, and young alumni the resources and cutting-edge strategies they need to conquer the job search process.  The schedule of events is presented below. Space is limited!  Register via Employola or by emailing lis@loyno.edu

9:00 am           Opening Keynote Address by Porter Gale“Your Network is Your Net Worth”

  • Porter Gale, the former Vice President of Marketing at Virgin America, will open the conference by addressing how building a network improves happiness, productivity, and return on both a business and personal level.

10:30 am         Breakout Workshops – Session 1 – Choose from one of the following:

  • Fishing with the Digital Net: Using Online Job Search Tools to Land a Job – Think you know it all about the internet job search? Think again! Experts will teach you how to go beyond the obvious sources and help you uncover a treasure trove of internet job search resources. Presented by Val Matta, founder and president of CareerShift.
  • Can I Make It on This Paycheck?: Financial Planning 101 – Planning for your financial future can be a confusing and complex process, especially on an entry level salary. Learn how to implement an all-encompassing personal financial plan by navigating the complexities of budgeting, deciphering employment benefit packages, establishing credit, saving for retirement, and paying off student loans and other types of debt. Presented by AXA Financial Advisors

11:30 am         Breakout Workshops – Session 2 – Choose from one of the following:

  • Leveraging A Gap Year Experience to Make Your Dream Job A Reality – Many students find jumping into graduate school or a full-time job daunting, yet they still want to do something meaningful and skill-building after graduation. Gap year experiences have the potential to broaden your knowledge base as well as strengthen your network. Explore popular gap year options and hear from a panel of individuals who were able to leverage their gap year experiences to launch a rewarding career.
  • Branding Your Key Product: YOU – With one of the most competitive job markets in history what can you do to set yourself apart? In this program, experts will discuss how to identify and leverage your skill sets and earn the job you want. Those in attendance will leave with the tools they need to attack the job market head-on, including interview skills that will set them apart from the crowd.

12:30 pm         Closing Keynote Address and lunch by Scott Beale“Making a Difference While Making a Living”

  • Scott Beale, Social Entrepreneur, former U.S. Diplomat, and Founder & CEO of Atlas Service Corps, Inc., will provide a guide how to balance the checkbook while also balancing a sincere motivation to make the world a better place.

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Slept in every day of winter break: ✓

Perfected my Spring 2013 schedule: ✓

Elated about the Career Development Center’s social media makeover: ✓

So here we are, feeling excited about the new semester. But let’s be honest, how much really changes over winter break? You’re probably thinking “nothing,” right?  Wrong! Here at the Career Development Center we have revved up our social media efforts, and we’re excited for you to reap the benefits.

Here are our currently active platforms:

Pinterest

What better way to explain to you what we mean by ‘dress appropriately’, than to show you? Our page (EMPLOYolaSurge) has thirteen fun boards with everything you need from appropriate work attire to tips on networking. Gentlemen, don’t think we forgot about you; we have an ‘appropriate’ men’s attire board dedicated to you! We want you to be prepared for your current/ future internships, and of course all those interviews. So login to your Pinterest account, find us at EMPLOYolaSurge, and breathe a sigh of relief (because you are now prepared for those ‘real life’ experiences).

Facebook

Did you attend an event last semester? Check out our Facebook albums, we might have a candid shot of you. We know what you’re thinking, ‘Can I tag myself’? Well of course! What’s stopping you? We want to keep you updated about the job market, internships, and events on campus. If you haven’t liked our Facebook page (EMPLOYola_Surge), do it! If you have any questions feel free to post on our wall, we want to hear from you!

Twitter

@EMPLOYola_Surge  It’s crucial that you follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on paid/unpaid internships, fabulous keynote speakers (hope you didn’t miss the Intern Queen), and five themed twitter days that are dedicated to each college at Loyola and recent alumni.  I mean, who can resist #MusicMonday, a day dedicated to students enrolled in the College of Music and Fine Arts!?

LinkedIn

We’ve all heard networking is important for future job prospects, and well frankly, it truly is! LinkedIn has over 175 million users, and we want to help you connect with people right here at Loyola. The Career Center’s LinkedIn page is Havoc T. Wolf; yes our dearest Havoc is LinkedIn’s new main attraction. Your first step is to create an account (we’ll help you through the entire process if you need), then connect with Havoc. Connecting with Havoc gives you the opportunity to connect with alumni, students, employers, and career coaches. Don’t be afraid, connect now!

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Even before the lighted ball drops or fireworks streak across the night sky, most of us have given at least a passing thought to our new year’s resolutions long before our clock strikes 12:00am on January 1st. Whether we aim to give more of ourselves in the New Year, lose weight, and smile more or even to have no resolution, we all have goals for betterment in the year to come. It is typical to hear resolutions involving our appearances, our wallets, or our spiritual well-being, but why not go after all three with one simple resolution?

All too often we take our studies and professional experiences for granted, or as a given. While success is undoubtedly determined by the facts and skills we learn, why not make 2013 the year to bring this goal into full view by focusing our energies on passionately pursuing professional growth? Whether by trolling EMPLOYOLA for new internships, a visit to the Career Development Center to learn more about opportunities in your chosen field, spicing up your resume, or simply studying more about what you love, make the move towards professional growth and a more fulfilling career today.

Resolutions are a cyclical and evolutionary process. Even the root word, “resolve,” tells us that we will always be assessing and fine tuning as we navigate our paths. Just as goals like shedding a few pounds or thinking more positive thoughts don’t just happen overnight, the hunt for professional growth and happiness is a life-long process; the fun part is knowing that you can improve or switch directions at any given juncture with a little planning and elbow grease. If you want to make this your goal, or you aren’t satisfied with your current state, change it! Loyola’s Career Development Center is here to help.

The truth is that we aren’t contractually obligated to use January 1st as the start of a new life, but a new year and a new semester provide a perfect opportunity to grow. One of our blessings is the ability to call upon the gift of resolve any moment of any day in any year we choose, and with a resolution to pursue our passion with renewed joy and focused intent, we just might make 2013 our most successful year yet!

 

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*This blog post is written by our social media intern, DawnChae Jiles.

Slept in every day of winter break: ✓

Perfected my Spring 2013 schedule: ✓

Elated about the Career Development Center’s social media makeover: ✓

So here we are, feeling excited about the new semester. But let’s be honest, how much really changes over winter break? You’re probably thinking “nothing,” right?  Wrong! Here at the Career Development Center we have revved up our social media efforts, and we’re excited for you to reap the benefits.

Here are our currently active platforms:

Pinterest

What better way to explain to you what we mean by ‘dress appropriately’, than to show you? Our page (EMPLOYolaSurge) has thirteen fun boards with everything you need from appropriate work attire to tips on networking. Gentlemen, don’t think we forgot about you; we have an ‘appropriate’ men’s attire board dedicated to you! We want you to be prepared for your current/ future internships, and of course all those interviews. So login to your Pinterest account, find us at EMPLOYolaSurge, and breathe a sigh of relief (because you are now prepared for those ‘real life’ experiences).

Facebook

Did you attend an event last semester? Check out our Facebook albums, we might have a candid shot of you. We know what you’re thinking, ‘Can I tag myself’? Well of course! What’s stopping you? We want to keep you updated about the job market, internships, and events on campus. If you haven’t liked our Facebook page (EMPLOYola_Surge), do it! If you have any questions feel free to post on our wall, we want to hear from you!

Twitter

@EMPLOYola_Surge  It’s crucial that you follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on paid/unpaid internships, fabulous keynote speakers (hope you didn’t miss the Intern Queen), and five themed twitter days that are dedicated to each college at Loyola and recent alumni.  I mean, who can resist #MusicMonday, a day dedicated to students enrolled in the College of Music and Fine Arts!?

LinkedIn

We’ve all heard networking is important for future job prospects, and well frankly, it truly is! LinkedIn has over 175 million users, and we want to help you connect with people right here at Loyola. The Career Center’s LinkedIn page is Havoc T. Wolf; yes our dearest Havoc is LinkedIn’s new main attraction. Your first step is to create an account (we’ll help you through the entire process if you need), then connect with Havoc. Connecting with Havoc gives you the opportunity to connect with alumni, students, employers, and career coaches. Don’t be afraid, connect now!

 

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Congratulations you have completed the fall 2012 fall semester!  You think it is time to kick back and enjoy the holidays; not fully think again.  The holidays are also the perfect time to explore internship and job opportunities and much of this can happen without leaving the comfort of home or while visiting family and friends for the holidays.

It is very tempting to come to a full stop and just relax over the holidays, but ignoring the internship and job market over the holidays can be a big mistake.  December is a great time to reach out to perspective employers, former employers, and professionals knowledgeable about fields you wish to pursue for guidance perhaps even hard leads.  We might be on break, but most professionals are at work.

HR and career development specialists know, “workplaces that are open will typically be quieter, which is an ideal time to make that connection by phone, email or even setting up an in-person meeting, says Laurie Ruettimann, a human-resources consultant from Raleigh, N.C. “You’re not competing with the regular rush of business. Just remember that many people work half days during the holidays or may work from home.”

Make the most of your holiday break by conducting informational interviews with professionals in a field that you wish to pursue; make in-person applications for summer internships; volunteer at an organization where you want to become known; send holiday messages to former teachers, supervisors, and other friends to tell them how you are progressing with your degree and seek their advice about how to use your summer; give your elevator pitch to family, friends, and even strangers at holiday parties; follow-up with employers you are already speaking with about jobs; and, build or enhance your LinkedIn account.

The Loyola break can pass very quickly and we certainly want you to get a break, but just know that finding a way to have equal amounts of relaxation, social time, and strategic career-related activities can be the best gift you give yourself this holiday season.  Have fun, stay safe, and get a jump start on your summer plans.

Ready to get started?  Use these tips to help you make the most of the holiday break:

The Informational Interview:  http://studentaffairs.loyno.edu/careers/students/learn-about-careers

The Elevator Speech:  http://www.careerealism.com/how-impressive-elevator-pitch

Networking: http://studentaffairs.loyno.edu/careers/students/networking

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**post written by:  Chae Jiles, sophomore, Mass Communications**

Lauren Berger, most often referred to as the Intern Queen, has come and gone, but her words of advice- advice that I hadn’t heard before, or more likely had never taken seriously- is still here with me.

I first met Lauren at the SophoMORE luncheon. Some of the questions asked by students attending included, “How did you manage to get your first internship if you had no previous experience?” and “Was it hard to juggle school, work, and an internship?” She responded eagerly. If you don’t have previous internship experience, make sure you’re involved in campus activities, and use that to sell yourself. If you’re overwhelmed with interning, school, and other activities you partake in- make a schedule. But more importantly, learn to say “no.” How had I not figured that out before? How had I forgotten how to say “no”? I had spent so much time in college agreeing to do most things people asked of me: going out with friends and over-committing myself to different organizations- things that my schedule had no room for.

Later that evening I went to hear Lauren’s keynote address. Every seat in the room seemed to be occupied. In that moment I realized I wasn’t alone;  there were countless other students at Loyola who felt at a loss about their future and needed help reaching the next step in life.

Lauren gave great advice about networking, interning, and rejection. For example, send thank-you notes three times a year to former intern bosses and other professional contacts, make a list of ten companies you would love to work for and apply, and the toughest one of all, learn from rejection. You will be rejected for the rest of your life, so use it as your motivation.

Her words served as an epiphany. I went back to my room that night with an eagerness to take control of my life. I had sat back too long not preparing for the future. I questioned how many opportunities I missed because I wasn’t sure what I wanted, or didn’t articulate it to those who could help me.

I used Thanksgiving break to give thanks to all those that helped me get to where I am today (via nice, short emails). I also made that top-ten list that Lauren was so adamant about. Now there are quite a few public relation agencies that will be receiving my summer internship application this winter break.

I’m so grateful for the opportunity I had to meet the Intern Queen herself, and turn the advice she so willingly gave into practice.

Watch out world, I’m ready to go forth and make my mark!

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Lauren Berger, CEO of Intern Queen Inc., an online internship destination that helps students find and apply for internships while also educating them on how to make the most of their experiences, will visit with Loyola University New Orleans students during a keynote address, reception and book signing on Wednesday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Audubon Room of the Danna Student Center.   The talk is open to the Loyola University Community and is being offered by Loyola’s Career Development Center.  Lauren will share personal stories of how she made the most of her opportunities and managed 15 internships during her 4 years of college as well as the importance of internships for professional development and resources for obtaining them.

Named by Business Week Magazine number 5 on their annual list of Young Entrepreneurs 25 Under 25, Lauren earned a degree in Organizational Business Communications at the University of Central Florida and interned for top-notch companies across the county such as MTV, FX, BWR Public Relations and NBC.  Lauren applied her knowledge of the industry to her first job post-college at Creative Artists Agency in Beverly Hills, California.

Now, as CEO of Intern Queen Inc. and a prominent national speaker, Berger works with over 500 employers located all across the U.S. and in Canada.  Her site, InternQueen.com, reaches over 40,000 different students, parents, and employers each month.  She has connected hundreds of students with the internships of their dreams.  She has a weekly advice column with the Washington Post website and has been recently featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, the New York Post, AOL, Alloy.com Ypulse.com E!News.com, Yahoo Business, MarieClaire.com, and many more.

For more information contact the Career Development Center at career@loyno.edu or 504.865.3860. To learn more about the Intern Queen visit www.internqueen.com.  This event is co-sponsored by Alpha Kappa Psi, American Marketing Association, and PRSSA.

 

 

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WHAT

Idealist.org, Loyola University New Orleans, the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the Tulane University Career Center will host a graduate school fair to connect prospective students with graduate schools to further their social impact careers.  Degrees in fields such as education, social work, international affairs, public health, public policy, nonprofit management, and environmental science will be represented.

The event will also feature a panel discussion on the application process, financial aid, and transitioning back to school.  Interested students will have the opportunity to learn more about various school offerings, what they can do to enhance their applications and their career prospects after graduation.  Admission is free to Loyola University New Orleans students.

WHO

Loyola University students can meet informally with graduate school representatives from a range of programs including the Harvard School of Public Health, the New York University Silver School of Social Work, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the American University, School of International Service.  Representatives will be ready to discuss all questions about their schools’ offerings, the application process, financial aid, and more.

WHEN

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

WHERE

Tulane University, Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC), Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Click here to see a list of participating programs

 

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Maggie Bove-LaMonica, Assistant Director, Family of Schools-Loyola Marymount University, will visit with Loyola University New Orleans students during an Information Session on Thursday, October 25 at 12:30 p.m. in Multi Media Room 2 in the Monroe Library.  Maggie will discuss how programs like the Peace Corp and PLACE Corp (Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education) can provide domestic post graduate teaching programs that impacts community.  The talk is open to all students who are interested in learning more about the Peace Corp and PLACE Corp. Maggie will discuss her experience in both and provide answers to students who are considering applying.

Maggie’s professional career has always been in the field of education.  A graduate of Loyola University New Orleans, Ms. Bove-LaMonica began her career while servicing in the Peace Corp, where she worked in Youth Development in a town in central Morocco.  Maggie returned from her time abroad to work at Verbum Dei, an all-boys high school in South Central Los Angeles, where, aside from teaching, she coached the Soccer and Cross-Country teams, and managed the schools Community Service Program.  Since leaving the classroom she dedicates her time to working on Education Policy in Los Angeles.  Ms Bove-LaMonica has a Master’s in Secondary Education from Loyola Marymount, a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harris School at the University of Chicago, and is currently pursuing a law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.  She is also an alumna of Education Pioneers, Bay Area.  Her commitment and passion remain to fix the inequity and inequality in education among populations that differ by economic strata, ethnicity and location.

Contact the Career Development Center at career@loyno.edu or 504.865.3860 if you have questions about this event.

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