Volume 9 | Issue 2 Spring | 2011
Employers Seek Leaders
Have you displayed leadership lately?
It’s no surprise that employers are looking for candidates
who display leadership skills. Leadership is much more than
a title or position, so when communicating your leadership
abilities to prospective employers, consider the following:
1. Do you take initiative? create opportunities to make a
Do you assess a need for difference.
something and take initiative
2. Do you set the example?
to address that need? Starting
There’s certainly power in the
a club, stepping up as the team
ability to influence others. Do you
leader in a group project, or
set a positive example for your
adjusting your schedule to
peers or mentees to follow? Are
take care of a family member
you the first to set the standard
are examples of how to
on how things are done? Leaders
demonstrate your willingness to Student Leadership Awards
are often rewarded for creativity
and innovation. get along with you.” Your ability
Issue 3. Do you have integrity?
Do you follow through on your
commitments such as meeting
to respect individual’s differences
and bring others together to
meet one common goal can
1 Leading Have you displayed deadlines, turning in work on demonstrate your effectiveness
leasdership lately? time? Are you honest? Have you as a leader. Do you value other
2 Student Success Achieving established and earned the trust people’s opinions? Can you work
Tier 1 with someone you may not like?
of others? Do you take pride in
2 Community Service
There’s an argument as to
3 Explore the WOW! 4. Do you respect others?
Opportunity to Job Shadow whether or not leaders are
John C. Maxwell, bestselling
4 Resumes Creating a Checklist author of the book The 360° born or made. Regardless of
Leader states that “People won’t your position, there is always
go along with you if they can’t room for improvement! 1
A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR 2
A guiding principle for obtaining Tier 1 status
What is student success? Simply
graduating? Graduating and
moving on to the next stage
in your life, whether that is
employment, further education,
or whatever else you are trying
to accomplish? No matter your
definition, your road to success
may be one which requires hard
work and persistence. Only you
will know when you have been
successful. You may not believe View from Student Services Building
the ability of the Career Center
to assist you, but the staff of the
Career Center, wants to help you search preparation opportunities. Review the Career Center website
obtain success in whatever it is Career counseling, career for an abundance of information.
you want to do. And, since you coaching, career-related seminars, Or, stop by our office on the 3rd
are reading this article, permit job search document preparation, floor of the Student Services
yourself the benefit of utilizing and mock interviews are just a Building, SSB 3.300. Allow our
our services. few of the services offered to staff to help you remove some of
help you prepare for your job those mental blocks or barriers
The professional staff in the search or that on-campus which keep you from obtaining
Career Center offers you many job interview. the success you have earned.
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
Part-time Jobs on-CamPus Work Community serviCe
• Work part-time jobs on or • Campus departments may • Non-profit and Govement
off campus. hire UT Dallas students agencies hire UT Dallas
• Must be authorized to work qualified for Federal Work students qualified for FWS
off campus. Study (FWS) funds. through the Community
• Students are awarded FWS Service Federal Work Study
funds from the Financial (CSFWS) program.
Aid Office. • It’s a great way to engage in
• The receipt of an FWS civic participation!
award does not guarantee • FWS funds are awarded
the student a job. through the Financial Aid.
DELTA EPSILON IOTA
Career Honor soCiety 3
UT Dallas Career Center forms the Omicron
Iota chapter of Delta Epsilon Iota!
Since its inception in increase the visibility
1994, Delta Epsilon Iota’s of the Career Center on
mission has been to campus, create “word of
educate members about mouth” buzz for career
career development, development programs,
encourage academic provide employers with
excellence, and promote a direct link to honor
Nearly 400 students the principles of students, and volunteer
joined during the Dedication, Enthusiasm, for Career Center
and Initiative in all events. In addition,
first membership aspects of campus life. members will be able
drive of Fall 2010. to participate in career-
Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI) related programming
is the nation’s first and and community service
These students only academic honor opportunities.
will be recognized society structured
at a New Member around career services. Membership is open to
Reception in January The Society works with undergraduate students
University Career Centers with a minimum 3.3 GPA
2011. around the country to and 30 hours completed.
develop local, career-
centered, student-led The Delta Epsilon Iota
This chapter will be organizations and Academic Honor Society
the first within The serves as a bridge is very excited about the
University of Texas between outstanding establishment of the new
System. UT Dallas is students and career chapter at The University
services. The UT Dallas of Texas at Dallas.
leading the pack! chapter of DEI will help
SPRING BREAK MARCH 14-18, 2011
Explore the WOW!
Spring Break 2010
Extern - Dallas County. Dept. of
Want a chance to get a glimpse into a particular industry?
Consider participating in Explore the WOW!, the Career
Center’s Externship/Job Shadowing program!
This program gives you the touring the workplace, reviewing
opportunity to experience the the organization’s marketing
World Of Work by shadowing materials, sitting in on meetings,
professionals in the field. Externs conducting informational
get to see a “real world” view of interviews with staff members,
an industry and get an idea of and even getting to assist with
how their coursework applies, projects. Samra is now considering a
without committing to a longer- major in criminal psychology.
term internship or job. This short- For applications, eligibility She initially thought only
term experience could help you requirements, and more lawyers and judges worked at
determine whether you want to information about the program, the courthouse and described
pursue an internship or job in that visit www.utdallas.edu/career/ the experience as “insightful”
field. students/externships. and “eye-opening”.
Explore the Josin Kalathil, Biochemistry major
WOW! is open to Spring Break 2010
undergraduates of all Extern - Orametrix, Inc.
majors! Applications will “I was able to talk to dentists
be due in January. and the financial analyst was
kind enough to offer his help if
Sponsors host students anywhere
I ever needed it. Talking to the
from half a day to five days
different doctors and hearing
during the week of spring break,
their opinions and advice [was
allowing the students to see what
the most memorable moment
they do on a day-to-day basis.
of the externship].”
Examples of activities include
IS YOUR RESUME READY? 4
Your resume is one of the key items you will use in your job search because it
highlights your accomplishments, relevant experience, and relevant skills. To impress
the employer or recruiter, your resume will need to be in excellent condition!
Make sure your resume is ready by utilizing the Resume Checklist below. Remember,
Important Contact Resume Editors can also help you prepare your documents for the
the Career Center’s Major Events in Month 2010: Dates and times are subject
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Spring Career expo publiC agenCy expo healTh profeSSionS
Wednesday, March 9 Wednesday, March 23
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 13
Main Gym, Activity Center Galaxy Rooms, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Student Union Galaxy Rooms,
Employers from a variety of Student Union
industry sectors, with internship, Municipalities, non-profit
full- and part-time opportunities! organizations, and government Medical, dental, pharmacy,
offices with internship, veterinary, and other health-related
All Majors! All Career Fields! full- and part-time opportunities
All UT Dallas students and alumni schools will attend.
are encouraged to attend!
Professional business attire eCD/CoMD
and Comet Card or Alumni ID VirTual expo
TeaCher Career expo
April 18 - 24
Wednesday, March 30 online via
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. UTD CareerWorks
Student Union Participating employers will
post opportunities for
Profesional dress is recommended. students and alumni in the
Early Childhood Disorders
and Communication Disorders
CONTACT & HOURS OF OPERATION
UT Dallas Career Center Phone: 972-883-2943 Office Hours:
Student Services Building Fax: 972-883-2431
SSB 3.300 firstname.lastname@example.org Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
www.utdallas.edu/career Fri. 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thank you to the following contributors of articles to this publication:
Michael Doty • Laura Gonzalez • Kortney House • Regina James-Dorsey
Editor: Kimshi Hickman