Getting Back Into Getting A Job: Steps To Take

Finding motivation can be hard, especially in this busy semester as we are all getting back into the swing of things. If you are looking for a job, there’s a lot of great things you can do right now to maximize your success later on.

 

Preparing to Get a Job:

Schedule time for career-related activities. One of the hardest parts of the career search (or, let’s be honest, college in general) is planning and prioritizing your time. There will …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
Read more »

Check out Corporate Finance Institute’s Interactive Career Map!

The field of finance is so broad…and if we’re being honest…it can be very confusing!

Corporate Finance Institute has designed an Interactive Career Map to help you start to make sense of the finance industry.

The map provides a helpful and succinct overview of:

Banks (“sell-side”)
Institutions (“buy-side”)
Corporates (“issuers”)
Public Accounting firms

Each of these broad categories is broken down into smaller groups, with further details about compensation, entry/exit strategy, and the skills required for success in a variety …

By MaryEllen Ryan
MaryEllen Ryan Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center MaryEllen Ryan
Read more »

Apply for the Organization of Latino Actuaries Academy (OLAA) today! Last Career Fair is 9/29!

The Orgnaization of Latino Actuaries help students land on a job is through their Organization of Latino Actuaries Academy (OLAA). Participation is free, and any Latine actuarial student is eligible to apply.

Apply to OLAA here: https://form.jotform.com/210725171944050.

In addition to support on resume reviews, mock interviews, LinkedIn setup, and networking, OLAA gives students access to virtual career fairs:

OLA Career Fair #2, Fri 9/10 11am-3pm EDT, Virtual
OLA Career Fair #3, Wed 9/29 11am-3pm EDT, Virtual
OLA @ GIS, TBD, Virtual

By Melissa J. Sawyer
Melissa J. Sawyer Senior Associate Director/Operations Manager, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center Melissa J. Sawyer
Read more »

Congratulations to Michael Berman (’22 Actuarial Science) for being #Hired!

Michael has been hired full-time at MassMutual to take part in their Actuarial Leadership Development Program!

By Julia Brockney
Julia Brockney Social Media Content Creator Julia Brockney
Read more »

Ace Your Virtual Interview

These days, virtual interviews are becoming more common, and they often cause extra stress. Here’s six tips to help you prepare for your virtual interview and make a great first impression.

By Hailey Jennato
Hailey Jennato CareerEdge Colleague Hailey Jennato
Read more »

Abbott’s ‘Shaping the Future of STEM’ Podcast

For more than 130 years, Abbott has changed the world by creating new products and technologies in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals. Now, Abbott is changing the face of careers in STEM.

How this top employer is changing the face of science, technology, engineering, and math careers is highlighted in a new six-part podcast called “Shaping the Future of STEM.” The podcast addresses essential issues for students interested in pursuing STEM careers, as well as anyone interested in learning how the face of …

By Vault Careers - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
Read more »

Faye Viscosi (’22 Information Systems Audit & Control) is #Hired!

The Pulsifer Career Development Center congratulates Faye for being hired full-time at Protiviti as an IT Audit and Advisory Consultant!

By Julia Brockney
Julia Brockney Social Media Content Creator Julia Brockney
Read more »

Are You Optimizing the Power of LinkedIn

More often than not, when I ask students if or how they are using LinkedIn, I typically get an indifferent toned response.  Some students will share they live on LinkedIn, but that is rare.  Additionally, there are students who will share they check it 1-2 times a week.  But a heavy majority tell me they don’t use it, or they do not know how to use it.  Regardless of how often you use LinkedIn and all of the platform’s tools, …

By Paul Stanish
Paul Stanish Associate Director, Pulsifer Career Development Center Paul Stanish
Read more »

Resume Refresher!

Now that it’s officially the fall semester and students are applying, interviewing, and getting hired, it’s important to update your resume! Remember, there are a few tips for success:

Update your resume frequently! 
As soon as you start a new role or position (whether it be for a club or a job!), you can add that experience to your resume. Make sure to use powerful, action-based, and result-focused words to really leave your mark!
Focus on your passions.
Your resume …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
Read more »

Don’t miss out on the Spencer Educational Foundation Scholarships!

Spencer’s Scholarship application for 2022-23 will go live October 1st, with a deadline of January 31st, 2022. Spencer awards undergraduate, graduate and PhD scholarships to students who wish to pursue careers in Risk Management and Insurance.

For more information, visit: https://www.spencered.org/scholarships.

By Melissa J. Sawyer
Melissa J. Sawyer Senior Associate Director/Operations Manager, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center Melissa J. Sawyer
Read more »