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Senior Meeting 2011

  1. 1. Senior Meeting<br />The Next Step!<br />Brought to you by Career Services<br />
  2. 2. Career Services Partners <br />
  3. 3. Career Services Partners <br />
  4. 4. Career Services Staff Staff<br />Jim Turnquist, Director<br />Jeff Kangas, Assistant Director<br />Tina Giachino, Manager of Job Development<br />Gina Goudge, Manager of Business Operations & Student Employment<br />Matt McCormick, Programmer Analyst<br />Julie Way, Career Advisor<br />Rita Smith, Staff Assistant<br />Laura Givens, Office Assistant <br />RenaeDesRochers, Office Assistant<br />Brandon Benedict, I.T. Intern<br />
  5. 5. Stick Around for the Raffle<br /><ul><li>University and corporate gifts
  6. 6. Gift certificates from local merchants
  7. 7. One month parking pass for the President’s Lot</li></li></ul><li>What’s Going on with the Economy?<br />"Up and Comers" cities: Austin, TX; Charlotte, NC; and Denver, CO.<br />EnergyisNorthDakota’s ticket to success.<br />Export know-how and medicaltechnology are Minneapolis/St.Paul’sedge.<br />New global frontier for rawmaterialbeneath the oceans. Deep sea mining will yield extremely rich deposits of metals (copper, lead, etc.).<br />Growth of nuclear plants spellsstrong business for U.S. firms for at least twodecades. Countries planning to build plants include Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Turkey and China.<br />Agriculture industry will be strong: exports to Japan will be at least $14B.<br />Oil prices are expected to drop by November to $2.90-$2.99 per gal.<br />I.T. jobs on the rise in most sectors of the economy.<br />
  8. 8. What’s Going on with the Economy?<br />Construction ispicking up (privatelyfinanced buildings, power plants, factories, apartment buildings, medicalclinics).<br />States leading the way for growth are Texas, North Dakota, Illinois, California, and Michigan.<br />Auto industrywillbe a bright spot. Averageage of auto is 10 yearsold. Expect people to startbuying.<br />Construction of a major pipeline called the Keystone XL Pipeline. This pipeline willextendfrom Canada oilsands to the Gulf for refining.<br />Information taken from ‘The Kiplinger Letter ’, Vol. 88, No. 29 – 33, Aug 2011<br />
  9. 9. Which Industries are Hiring?<br />Information Technologies<br />Construction (privateindustryrelated)<br />Energy/Utilities<br />Minerals/Mining<br />Health Care/Services<br />Financial Planning<br />Education (Universities/Colleges)<br />FederalGovernment<br />Automotive<br />Agriculture<br />
  10. 10. Skills and Experiences in Demand?<br />Consolidation of skills *<br />Co-op/Internship Experience<br />Project Management<br />Team Building<br />Communication Skills (oral & written)<br />International<br />Technical <br />Liberal Arts and Business<br />Flexibility – slide from one job to another<br />Problem Solving/Analytical Skills<br />Confidence<br />
  11. 11. Employers’ Situation<br /><ul><li>HR departments are in shambles
  12. 12. Using software resume evaluation systems –keyword search
  13. 13. Will be looking at experienced people
  14. 14. Reduction in travel to campuses
  15. 15. Conducting very targeted searches
  16. 16. Using virtual methods to conduct interviews
  17. 17. Chaotic</li></li></ul><li>Job Titles are Changing!<br />10 Best Jobs of the Future<br />According to Popular Science (Sept 2010 Edition)<br /><ul><li>Human/Robot Interaction Specialist
  18. 18. Space Pilot
  19. 19. Fetus Healer
  20. 20. Forecaster of Everything
  21. 21. Organ Designer
  22. 22. Animal-Migration Engineer
  23. 23. World Watcher
  24. 24. Galactic Architect
  25. 25. Fusion Worker
  26. 26. Thought Hacker</li></li></ul><li>Don’t Lose Your Head!<br />
  27. 27. Develop Your Career Plan!<br />pop<br />
  28. 28. What are Your Options?<br />Professional position with an employer<br />Graduate school<br />Military<br />Continue to take under graduate courses<br />Volunteer work<br />
  29. 29. Soul Searching – What are You Looking for in a Job?<br />What are my skills and how can they be used?<br />What is important to me?<br />Type of work?<br />Industry?<br />Location?<br />Benefits?<br />Furthering my education?<br />Size of company/agency?<br />Company’s reputation?<br />Promotional opportunity?<br />
  30. 30. Job Hunting is Hard Work!<br />Equivalent to 5 credit course<br />Creating resumes and cover letters<br />Mock Interviews<br />Researching companies and applying for jobs<br />Monitor job postings (NACElink and other search engines)<br />Attend job fairs<br />Attend Informational Meetings<br />Interview on campus and plant trips<br />Networking with family, friends and other sources<br />Tracking your activities<br />
  31. 31. Personal Networking System<br />Career Services<br />Teachers and Professors<br />Friends<br />Parents/family<br />Relatives<br />Neighbors<br />Campus organizations<br />Alumni (Huskylink, attend Chapter meetings in your hometown)<br />Linkedin, Facebook, Plaxo, Twitter and others<br />
  32. 32. Social Networking<br />Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Google<br />Would you want your grandmother to see these sites???????<br />
  33. 33. Search Engines<br />NACElink<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  34. 34. Other Research Websites<br /><br /> (small business research)<br />Dun & Bradstreet<br />Wall Street Journal<br />Occupational Handbook<br />Business Weekly & Forbes<br />Weddle's Assoc. Directory<br />Fortune 500<br />Chronicle for Higher Education<br />
  35. 35. Other Resources<br />Federal Government<br />Department of Defense<br />Professional organizations/journals<br />Contract Agencies<br />Headhunting Firms<br />Temporary Services<br />Campus Informational Meeting<br />Newspapers<br />Magazines<br />
  36. 36. 2011 Fall Career Fair<br />Tuesday, September 27, 2011<br />Student Development Complex<br />Sponsored by <br />Career Services<br />and <br />Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity<br />
  37. 37. 2011 Fall Career Development Series<br />September 6-7; 13&15 <br />Resume Blitz<br />Where: Memorial Union Building, Room: Commons <br />When: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM <br />Stop in at the Memorial Union Building Commons area from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM for a quick resume review. <br />September 8 & 14 <br />New This Year! Career Development Conference<br />Where: Memorial Union Building, Room: Ballroom A, B1, B2, and B3 <br />When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM <br />BUILD A STRONG RESUME - Develop a stand-out resume and learn how to showcase your strengths and experience<br />INTERVIEW SKILLS - Learn what to expect and how to prepare for that all-important interview<br />CAREER FAIR PREP - Hear about what companies expect from you and learn how to prepare yourself to be successful at the 2011 fall career fair<br />60 SECOND INFO-MERCIAL - Develop and practice your professional introduction<br />We're offering all 4 learning sessions concurrently - every hour, for two days, in one place. Choose times and dates that are convenient for you to learn valuable Career Development skills. <br />
  38. 38. 2011 Fall Career Development Series<br />September 19-23<br />Interview Skills Week<br />Where: Administration Building(Career Services Office), Room: 220 <br />When: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM <br />Practice interviewing and get vital feedback to strengthen your interview skills. <br />Contact Career Services to schedule an appointment. <br />September 21<br />Why do a Co-op or Internship?<br />Where: EERC, Room: 103 <br />When: 6:00 PM <br />Learn all about the benefits of a co-op or internship, how to get one, and hear from students about their experiences. <br />
  39. 39. The Job Offer <br /><ul><li>Multiple offers, not multiple acceptances
  40. 40. Stop interviewing
  41. 41. Report your offers through BANWEB</li></li></ul><li>The Rejection Letter<br /><ul><li>Keep trying!
  42. 42. Don’t tell yourself “NO”!
  43. 43. Stay on target!
  44. 44. Be resourceful!
  45. 45. Try something new!
  46. 46. Never give up!
  47. 47. Get help!</li></li></ul><li>Be Prepared to Battle<br />pop<br />Create your own career battle plan<br />
  48. 48. Leveraging Your Alumni Network<br /> Here to talk to you about the Michigan Tech Alumni Association and how networking with Michigan Tech alums can be a valuable resource in your job search.<br />Brenda Rudiger<br />Director<br />Alumni Relations<br />
  49. 49. Explore Your Network<br />Michigan Tech Alumni Association <br />Get Connected -<br />Over 69,000 alumni in over 100 countries<br />Networking Tools<br />Chapters / Husky on the Move<br />HuskyLink Online Directory<br />Linkedin<br />Facebook<br />
  50. 50. Be Prepared to Battle<br />"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction."   <br />John C. Crosby<br /><ul><li>Over 200 Alumni mentors waiting to connect
  51. 51. Search the Mentor Directory or contact alumni@mtu.eduto connect with a mentor</li></ul><br />
  52. 52. Career Plan Checklist<br /><ul><li>Update resume
  53. 53. Mock interview
  54. 54. Letters
  55. 55. Info-mercial
  56. 56. NACElink
  57. 57. Job postings (daily)
  58. 58. Network system
  59. 59. Follow up
  60. 60. Research companies
  61. 61. Get help when needed</li></li></ul><li>Career ServicesYour Helping Hands!<br />NEW Location – 220 Administration Building<br />Office hours: Mon – Fri 8 am – 5 pm<br />For an appointment call 487-2313<br />Email address:<br />Website:<br />
  62. 62. It’s Raffle Time!<br />