Recent Events

BCC LogoBCC Welcomes Business Students with Career Coffee!

The Business Career Center along with employer sponsor Phillips 66 greeted students with a fresh, hot cup of Career Coffee and breakfast treats! During the first two days of classes a table was set up in the north lobby of Helmerich Hall to welcome TU business students to the 2014-2015 school year. The students were given the opportunity to meet the Business Career Center staff, pick up information about fall events, schedule appointments for resume reviews and enjoy refreshments! We’re looking forward to presenting workshops and career events with Career Coffee for the business students during the fall semester.

Bonnie WhiteResume Building Workshop with Williams, August 28, 2014

Bonnie White with Williams Company presented resume tips and assisted our business students critique their own resumes at this workshop. Students were able to learn from an expert about what employers want to see on resumes as well as formatting your resume to make it more appealing to the professional eye. Drawings were held for padfolios and business card holders and refreshments were provided.

VerizonVerizon Wireless Employer Showcase and Information Session, September 3, 2014

Verizon Wireless set up in the north lobby of Helmerich Hall for students to stop and visit with recruiters about the company and possible job openings available. Chase Asher, Campus Recruiter for Verizon Wireless, shared valuable information about the wireless market along with information about internships and positions available while also answering questions from those who attended. Verizon offers a self-motivated Leadership Development Program, allowing new employees the opportunity to work on meaningful projects and create solutions for real-life challenges.

Art & NicoleGolden Opportunities Workshop with TU Career Services, September 4, 2014

Nicole Loykasak, Recuiting Coordinator for the TU Centralized Career Services and Art Tyndall, Assistant Director for the TU Centralized Career Services presented a workshop on the new and improved Golden Opportunities website. This site is available to current students and alumni to search for internships, exploring career options, planning for graduate studies and professional positions after graduation. This new sight also gives you access log-in and check out the webcam-based mock interview sight…The Big Interview. This website is a great employment and job search resource and we encourage our students to log in and get familiar with this site.

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ConocoPhillips Employer Visit & Welcome Back Ice Cream Social, September 2, 2014

A team from ConocoPhillips provided ice cream and giveaways to the students in the Helmerich Hall Courtyard while visiting with students about career opportunities and internships available. ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent exploration and production company with unique career opportunities for all majors including engineers, business professionals, operators and administrative personnel.

EnterpriseNetworking & Career Fair Workshop with Enterprise Holdings, September 5, 2014

Kirbe Riedel Jones, Talent Acquisition Specialist from Enterprise Holdings presented this workshop for the Collins College of Business students to prepare them for the Business Career Fair on September 17, 2014. She gave advice about how to do before, during and after the career fair as well as the importance of connecting and interacting with employers. She also shared valuable information about what Enterprise Holdings looks for in potential job candidates. Drawings were held for padfolios and business card holders and refreshments were provided.

ONEGasHelmerich Hall Employer Showcase and Information Session with ONEGas, September 8, 2014

ONEGas, Inc, is a natural gas distribution company and the successor to the company founded in 1906 as Oklahoma Natural Gas Company, and became ONEOK, Inc. in 1980. ONEOK separated its natural gas distribution business in January 2014 to create ONEGas, Inc., one of the largest publicly traded, 100 percent-regulated natural gas utilities in the United States. Fou representatives from the new Tulsa office, Ashley Smith, Tracy Bellew, Joey Baumgartner and Mark Bender, came to educate our business students on the career opportunities available with the ONEGas. They explained the environment, training, career development, salaries and benefits of a rewarding career with ONEGas.

Williams Employer Visit & Welcome Back BBQ Lunch, September 9, 2014

Kyle Depew and his team from Williams provided a delicious BBQ lunch to welcome back students for the 2014-2015 school year. All students and faculty were invited to enjoy while Williams recruiters visited with students about career opportunities and internships available. Williams is a growing energy company with unique career opportunities for all majors including engineers, business professionals, operators and administrative personnel.

KochHelmerich Hall Employer Showcase & Information Session with Koch Industries, September 10, 2014

Lauren O’Hearne, Denton Brader and Emily Halliburton, recruiters with Koch Industries were on campus this morning to help educate the business students about their company and the full time positions and internship opportunities available for all majors. Students heard about the culture and the history behind the founder of Koch Industries, Fred C. Koch who in 1927 developed an innovative crude oil refining process. Today, the company is ranked second in the Forbes list of the 20 largest private companies of 2014.

MagellanInterview Strategies Workshop with Magellan Midstream, September 11, 2014

The Business Career Center invited David Pennington, Supervisor of Professional Development Programs with Magellan Midstream Partners, LP, to be our guest employer in presenting the Interview Strategies Workshop to our business students. This workshop was a great opportunity for students to learn firsthand what to expect and how to prepare for an employment interview. One of the interview statistics he mentions was that over ½ of the first impressions made by a candidate were created NOT by what was said, but rather how the person dressed, walked through the door and acted during the interview. With fall recruitment happening right now on the TU campus, these lessons will be very valuable to every student in attendance.

Peace CorpHelmerich Hall Employer Showcase and Information Session with Peace Corps, September 12, 2013

The Peace Corp sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. According to April Conway, Regional Recruiter for Oklahoma, corps members will develop leadership skills along with foundational skills in demand by all career sectors and gain practical experience using them. She herself was a Peace Corp volunteer to Niger from 2005-2007 and shared her personal testimony and experiences with the students in attendance. She encouraged students to become a global citizen by serving their country and enriching the lives of those around them.

Tailored for Success Workshop, September 12, 2014

This event, presented by Jana Christian from The Etiquette School of Oklahoma, was a huge opportunity for students to learn what is necessary to present yourself as a polished professional. An expert in business etiquette, Ms. Christian taught students all of the details of how to dress properly in order to make the perfect first impression. Handouts were provided for students to refer to when choosing appropriate attire for their business needs. Drawings were held for one $50 and two $25 gift cards to help students get started picking out the perfect interview attire.

Business Job Fair, September 17, 2014

At this year’s Business Job Fair, close to 50 employers from various fields were on the campus to recruited TU students for internships and full-time positions. This is the best opportunity for students to network and meet with companies they are interested in as well as connecting with new business prospects. This event is always a huge success and a special thanks goes to the office and staff of TU’s Career Services for all their hard work in putting this together and to the employers in taking the time to prepare and meet with TU’s elite business students.

Symbology FashionHelmerich Hall Employer Showcase and Information Session with Symbology Fashion, September 29, 2014

Symbology Fashion is a sustainable fashion brand that supports female empowerment through fashion. Founder, Marissa Heyl, had an ‘aha’ moment in a small village in India, while researching her anthropology thesis project assessing the impact of fair trade on the artisan women. She is currently working with 3 artisan designers who specialize in different handmade designs…from block printing fabric to embroidery to applique design…and there are many more women with skills and talents from other countries Marissa is hoping to add to her company. Marissa is offering internships currently for the spring and summer to students majoring in marketing and management.

AshleyHow to Get Into Graduate School Information Session, October 2, 2014

As a graduate business student you will embark on a professional learning journey that capitalizes on your skills and provides a solid business foundation. Ashley Chappa, Marketing and Communications Manager for the Business Graduate School in the Collins College of Business, presented information about the unique opportunities an MBA, MSF, MAcc, MEB can provide. These programs emphasize on teamwork and critical thinking by immersing you in real world situations. Ashley shared her own experiences since she is currently enrolled in the MBA program herself and brought several handouts and materials for students take and help them in deciding whether this is the path for them at this time.

JP Morgan ChaseHelmerich Hall Employer Showcase and Information Session with JP MorganChase, October 6, 2014

The Business Career Center invited JPMorganChase to the Collins College of Business. The team included Brad Beeson, Mark Mumford, Linda Kissler and Zach Zhudi. JP Morgan Chase is one of the oldest financial institutions in the United States and operates in more than 60 countries. They have close to 260,000 employees and service millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the worlds most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients. The panel of 4 individually discussed their current positions with JP Morgan and shared their personal journey to where they are today. Students were able to ask questions and network with the panel while enjoying lunch provided by JP Morgan.

MeltonHelmerich Hall Employer Showcase and Information Session with Melton Truck Lines, October 27, 2014

The Business Career Center hosted the Employer Showcase and Info Session with Melton Truck Lines presented by Dece Bringham, HR Supervisor and Shayla Williams, Employee Services Coordinator. Dece began her presentation by giving some history about Melton Truck Lines and it’s humble beginnings in 1954. Today, Melton Truck Lines continues to grow and hopes to double in size in the next 10 years. The corporate office is located in Tulsa with their new location and residence officially to open in January 2015. They will be hiring more full time employees in the Spring and Summer of 2015 and Dece encouraged the students to visit their website and submit their resumes and positions come available.

Cox MediaHelmerich Hall Employer Showcase and Information Session with Cox Media Group, November 3, 2014

Jessica Foster, Local Sales Manager for Cox Media Group, was on campus today in the Collins College of Business, to give an information session to the business students. According to Jessica, our mobile and tablet devices are quickly becoming the preferred devices of use and it is Cox Media’s job to improve your mobile device experience…from click to call functions, easier search bars, viewing pictures and videos to making mobile sites look clean and efficient and easier to navigate. Students learned that their commitment to diversity and inclusion ensures that CMG cultivates talent, innovation, creativity and experiences that make them the most essential local media source in every market they serve. Lunch was provided for all in attendance and students were encouraged to ask questions and network with the CMG team.

NMFNHelmerich Hall Employer Showcase and Information Session with Northwestern Mutual, November 10, 2014

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network continues to be a regular employer on campus and seeks the Collins College of Business’s elite financial students for internships and full time positions. NWMF contracted nearly 3,500 students in 2011 and 1 in 4 eligible interns become a full-time Financial Representative upon graduation. NWMF builds leaders and they define a leader as an individual who is building a personal practice around helping clients achieve financial security while simultaneously helping others become champions. Marianne Guenther, Recruiting and Intern Development Coordinator, was the presenter and answered students questions and provided lunch for all in attendance.

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Stephanie Smith
Stephanie SmithClass of 2015 - Accounting, minor in Management Information Systems (MIS)
The Business Career Center office has helped me expand my eloquence, communication skills and documentation skills. »