This Week’s Deadlines & Events – April 18 – April 22, 2011

Before you leave campus for some quality family time (and SLEEP) be sure to apply for a job or two!

Monday, April 18
On-Campus Interviews: Readak Educational Services (Teaching)  Good Luck!
Deadline: Apply via Crusader Connections
Research: US Commission on International Religious Freedom – Joseph R. Crapa Fellowship

Tuesday, April 19
Deadlines: Apply via Crusader Connections
Event Planning: CBI Research – Conference Program Manager
Sales/Technical Recruiting: Insight Global – Training/Account Manager
Thursday, April 21
Deadlines: Apply via Crusader Connections

Financial Services: Newedge (via Campus Scout) – Front Office Analyst Program
Human Services:
Eliot Community Human Services – Case Manager
Management, Sales, Software:
Eze Castle Software – Business Consultant, Junior Software Developer
Sales:
Oracle Direct – Business Development Consultant

Looking Ahead:
Plenty of employers are interested in hiring Holy Cross seniors!  Upcoming deadlines include:
Tuesday, April 26
Lobby Table: Peace Corps, Volunteer
Wednesday, April 27
Information Session: Covenant Preparatory School, Teacher – 6:30 pm, Hogan Jenks Suite B (4th Floor)
Application Deadline: Covenant Preparatory School – Education
Thursday, April 28
On-Campus Interviews: Insight Global, Training/Account Manager
Lobby Table: U.S. Navy Medical Corps
Application Deadline: Bridgewater Associates – Operations
eClinical Works – Training
Fidelity Investments – Financial Representative
Lynx, Inc – Sales/Recruiting
Massachusetts General Hospital – Pulmonary Function Technician
Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers – Organizing
National Security Education Program – National Security & Defense
Nativity Preparatory School of New Bedford – Volunteer Teacher
Our Sisters’ School – Volunteer Teacher
Saint Gobain Abrasives – Sales
Spirit of Knowledge Charter School – Teacher
Winter, Wyman & Co – Sales/Recruiting
Zipcar – Inside Sales
Friday, April 29
Barton Associates, Drop-in session hosted by Kregory Hefner ’09.  Stop by any time – Healthcare Recruiting & Staffing Firm
Thursday, May 5
On-Campus Interviews: Covenant Preparatory School, Volunteer Teacher
Thursday, May 12
Application Deadline: Barton Associates – Sales, Recruiting
Apply via Crusader Connections for all these jobs

We’re available by appointment (M-F, 9 – 5 – call 508.793.3880 or stop by Hogan 203 to schedule) or visit us during drop-in hours, M-F, 1-4pm, no appointment necessary.

Don’t know what you want to do or where to start?
No Problem!  Set up an appointment by calling 508.793.3880 or stop by Hogan 203

For Seniors – This week in Career Planning

This Week’s Deadlines & Events
April 11 – April 15, 2011

The jobs keep coming in!  Employers are hiring!

Tuesday, April 12
On-Campus Interviews: Experian QAS Ltd. (Sales)  Good Luck!

Deadlines: Apply via Crusader Connections
Non-Profit: City Bridge Foundation – Program Assistant

Wednesday, April 13
On-Campus Interviews: Zoom Technical Services (Recruiting)  Good Luck!

Thursday, April 14
Deadlines: Apply via Crusader Connections
Law: Bowditch & Dewey, LLP – Business & Finance Practice Area
Technology: Cyber-Ark Software – Associate Technical Account Manager
Technology: Peoplecube – Junior Implementation Consultant
Insurance Brokerage: Willis Group – Benefit Associate

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Looking Ahead:
Plenty of employers are interested in hiring Holy Cross seniors!  Upcoming deadlines include:
Monday, April 18
US Commission on International Religious Freedom, Joseph R. Crapa Fellowship – Research
Tuesday, April 19
CBI Research, Conference Program Manager – Event Planning
Thursday, April 21
Eze Castle Software, Business Consultant, Junior Software Developer, Leadership Development Program – Management, Sales, Software
Oracle Direct, Business Development Consultant – Sales
Tuesday, April 26
Peace Corps, Volunteer – Lobby Table Hogan 1
Thursday, April 28
National Security Education Program – National Security & Defense
Friday, April 29
Barton Associates, Drop-in session hosted by Kregory Hefner ’09.  Stop by any time – Healthcare Recruiting & Staffing Firm

Apply via Crusader Connections for all these jobs

We’re available by appointment (M-F, 9 – 5 – call 508.793.3880 or stop by Hogan 203 to schedule) or visit us during drop-in hours, M-F, 1-4pm, no appointment necessary.

Don’t know what you want to do or where to start?
No Problem!  Set up an appointment by calling 508.793.3880 or stop by Hogan 203.

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The fine print: You must be a current Holy Cross student. You may not be an employee of the Career Planning Center.   You must like Career Planning before the 11:59 pm on Monday, April 18 to enter.  Winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on Tuesday, April 19.

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Going abroad your junior year?

Before you go, here’s what you need to know…

Tuesday, April 5th, 4:00 pm, Hogan 304

Career Planning and the Summer Internship Program are hosting a program to help you navigate the internship and job search process while away from Holy Cross.

Topics will include:

  • Planning ahead:  What should you do BEFORE leaving campus?
  • Strategies for applying to internships while away
  • Tips for interviewing while abroad
  • Marketing your study-abroad experiences to employers
  • Preparing for the full-time job search upon your return to campus senior year

Tips from Juniors who are abroad right now!

In addition, you will hear from a current senior who studied abroad her junior year.  Learn how she successfully secured an internship while away and how her experiences abroad influenced her.

Don’t miss this informative program!

Seniors: This Week’s Deadlines and Events!!

The jobs keep coming in!  Employers are hiring!

Tuesday, April 5
Deadlines: Apply via Crusader Connections

  • Consulting: Kantar Retail – Client Service Analyst; Project Analyst: Business Analytics; Project Analyst: Shopper Insights; Research Associate
  • Education:  Readak Educational Services – Teacher (On-Campus Interviews 4/18)

Thursday, April 7
On-Campus Interviews: Insight Global, Inc. (Recruiting)  Good Luck!

  • Development/Fundraising: The Worcester Roots Project – Fundraising and Research Coordinator

Looking Ahead:
Plenty of employers are interested in hiring Holy Cross seniors!
Upcoming deadlines include:
Tuesday, April 12
City Bridge Foundation, Program Assistant – Perfect for those of you interested in education but not in teaching!

Thursday, April 14
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, Business & Finance Practice Area – Law
Cyber-Ark Software, Associate Technical Account Manager – Software Implementation
Peoplecube, Junior Implementation Consultant – Software Implementation
Willis Group, Benefit Associate – Insurance Brokerage

Monday, April 18
US Commission on International Religious Freedom, Joseph R. Crapa Fellowship – Research

Tuesday, April 19
CBI Research, Conference Program Manager – Event Planning

Thursday, April 21
Oracle Direct, Business Development Consultant – Sales

Friday, April 22
Eze Castle Software, Business Consultant, Leadership Development Program, Software Developer

Tuesday, April 26
Peace Corps, Volunteer – Lobby Table Hogan 1

Thursday, April 28
National Security Education Program – National Security & Defense

Friday, April 29
Barton Associates, Drop-in session hosted by Kregory Hefner ’09.  Stop by any time – Healthcare Recruiting & Staffing Firm

Apply via Crusader Connections for all these jobs

We’re available by appointment (M-F, 9 – 5 – call 508.793.3880 or stop by Hogan 203 to schedule) or visit us during drop-in hours, M-F, 1-4pm, no appointment necessary.

Don’t know what you want to do or where to start?

No Problem!  Set up an appointment by calling 508.793.3880 or stop by Hogan 203.

10 Questions to Close an Interview

“So, do you have any questions for us?”

Ah, the obligatory-end-of-interview questions.  While it seems simple and unobtrusive, don’t be fooled. Even though the formal interview questions may be over, this is your opportunity to show your interviewer you care enough to learn more about the company or position. According to the Interviewing Guide created by Career Planning, you should prepare 3-5 questions ahead of time.

Some Cardinal Rules:

DO NOT ask nothing. Even if you’ve been to a million and one networking events and feel you’ve exhausted your list of questions, ask one of them again to gain a new perspective. Ask something. Anything. Not asking a question makes you look cocky–and that’s not going to win you any brownie points. See the list below for some inspiration.

DO NOT ask about salary, vacation, benefits, etc.  If hired, you’ll have plenty of time to find out.

DO NOT ask questions whose answers can be easily found out by doing basic online research on the organization.  Don’t demonstrate your lack of preparation with a question to which you should know the answer.

Some Sample Questions:

1. What are some of the projects interns have worked on in the past?

2. What kinds of opportunities are there to receive feedback from supervisors?

3. Is there a training program? How long is it? What sorts of things will I learn?

4. Questions about transportation–if you don’t have a car you’ll need to know if there’s public transportation or a car pool system available.

5. What goals does the company have/projects the company is working on this summer/semester? How do you see my role in those?

6. If Since you’ve read up on the company, you may have follow up questions on an article you read. “I read in XX that Company is expanding XX project; would there be an opportunity to work with this project during my internship?”

7.  Could you elaborate on your job? What are you responsibilities? etc.  If your interviewer works in a career field or department which you feel drawn to this could be especially interesting, and you may want to ask other questions about their education and training.

8.  What do you most enjoy/value about working for Company?

9. Are there any technical skills or other specific knowledge needed or recommended for the job (other than listed in course description)? Is there an opportunity for some training on site?

10.  And everyone’s favorite… What is your time frame for making decisions?

Additional Resources on Interviewing:

Interviewing Guide
Interviewing for Shy People
Set up a mock interview with Career Planning; call 508-793-3880

This Week’s Deadlines and Events

Employers are hiring!  Apply for a job or two via Crusader Connections!  Visit this week’s Worcester Consortium Career Fair!  Set up an informational interview with a Holy Cross Alumna/us!
Don’t know what you want to do or where to start?
No Problem!  Set up an appointment by calling 508.793.3880 or stopping by Hogan 203.
Tuesday, March 29
Event:  Colleges of Worcester Consortium Career Fair, DCU Center Ballroom from 1-4:30 pm Click here for a list of participating employers and directions
Deadlines:
  • Insight Global, Inc. – Training/Account Manager (On-campus Interviews: April 7)
  • Zoom Technical Services – Technical Recruiter  (On-campus Interviews: April 8)
  • Apply via Crusader Connections
Thursday, March 31
Deadlines:
  • FactSet Research Systems, Inc. – Market Metrics Analyst (resume referral)
  • Fidelity Investments – Financial Representative (resume referral)
  • Apply via Crusader Connections
Friday, April 1
Don’t be a fool!  Visit us in Career Planning to work on your job search!

We’re always available by appointment (M-F, 9 – 5 – call 508.793.3880 or stop by Hogan 203 to schedule) or visit us on drop-in hours, M-F, 1-4pm, no appointment necessary.

Career Fair!

Consortium Career Fair
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
DCU Center Ballroom
50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA

FREE

Review a complete list of participating organizations.

All classes welcome!  Speak with employers about full-time employment as well as internships!

Decision Time!

Lately, it seems a large portion of my conversations with my peers revolves around summer plans — What internships are you applying to? How are interviews going? Which company do you like best?

Why all the hype? Summer internships are one of the best ways to build your resume and define your future career path while at HC. According to Pam Ahearn, Director of the Summer Internship Program (SIP), “Internships give students an opportunity to ‘try out’ an industry to see if it’s a fit for a future career path and allow students to gain many skills which are transferable to future employers.” Also, companies prioritize students with internship experience for full-time employment. Some companies, says Ahearn, even use summer internship programs as recruiting tools for full-time employees.

Speaking from recent experience, I know how intimidating the application process can be and I am very thankful for the Career Planning staff’s resume and cover letter-editing prowesses!

But how do you choose an internship to apply to? Or, if you’re so lucky to receive multiple offers, how do you choose which one to take?

While it’s exciting to have a variety of interesting possibilities, it can be equally overwhelming. And while Career Planning will discuss the options with you, it’s ultimately your decision. After all, it’s you who will be at the office analyzing stocks/crafting press releases/designing fliers/or doing whatever it is that you want to do every day.

One valuable resource for sorting through options is the expertise of other students. I’ve found it helpful to peruse former summer interns’ blogs to get a feel for what the experience may be like. While companies often have their own blogs–which are worth reading as well–there is something particularly salient about an HC intern writing about his or her experience. Their stories allow me to get a real feel for the overall experience both within and outside the internship.

Trying to sort out your options? Check out the following Summer Internship Blogs:

Erin Carpenter ’11 at Starkman @ Associates
Elisa Di Ruggiero ’11 at the Avon Foundation
Christine Giamatti
’10 at Brooklyn Industries
Alice Simcoe-Matthews
’10 at Autism Speaks
Ryan Wiik ’09 at ScaleDB

Related Resoures:
Summer Internship Program

Interested in an MBA?

The Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester is leading the way among top MBA programs in an initiative to attract the best and brightest students, regardless of whether you have a lengthy resume.  They actively recruit candidates with 0-3 years work experience through the Early Leaders® initiative.

The Simon School will visit Holy Cross this Friday, March 18 from 8 am – 12 pm. This is a great time to discuss graduate degree options with a Simon representative. Candidates for 2011 and 2012 are strongly encourage to set up a 30 minute informational interviews.

Simply log in to Crusader Connections and sign up for an interview (Keyword search: Simon). Please bring your resume to this session.  If your schedule does not permit your attendance, please do not hesitate to call (585-275-3533) or e-mail the Simon Admissions Office with your questions.