The Value of Volunteerism, January 29, 2014
Bethany Dickie presented about the value of volunteerism and gave tips on adding community and social service to a resume. Students were taught about how community involvement communicates adaptability, willingness to try new things, and personal initiative – all extremely valuable characteristics to employers! In addition to learning the importance of involvement, students were given a contact list of +40 fun, relevant organizations that would be worthwhile time investments. Lastly, Ms. Dickie provided examples of how to professionally format volunteer experience for a resume. Drawings were held for padfolios and business card holders and refreshments were provided.
Backpack to Briefcases Workshop, February 10, 2014
Joshua Yax, Talent Acquisition Specialist with Enterprise, gave a 30 minute presentation to several students titled “Backpacks to Briefcases”. This presentation was fixed on the college to career transition every student makes upon graduation from the college campus to the working world. He focused on areas such as Time Management, Dress and Grooming, and Professionalism in the work place compared to what the student have experienced on a college campus. A great quote he shared was “If you think your professor is tough, wait until you get a boss…your boss doesn’t have tenure.” The students walked away with some eye opening information along with snacks and great promotional giveaways from Enterprise.
Business Employer Panel, February 19, 2014
The Business Career Center invited Carl Daugherty (Partner/AERS with Deloitte), Eugene Gibson (Talent Acquisition Consultant with Direct TV), Robert Reins (Executive Vice President with BancFirst), and Kelly Comeau (Tulsa Store Manager with Nordstrom) and her team to be our guest employers in presenting what employers look for in a candidate. This workshop was a great opportunity for students to learn firsthand what are seeking in potential hires. Each employer was asked a series of questions about their recruitment processes, use of social media in decision making, and preferences on cover letters and “Thank You” notes. When asked what Deloitte considered the most desirable skills an interviewee can have Carl Daugherty responded that a desire to learn, ability to lead, effective communication skills, and a positive attitude were key. All other panelist agreed that these transferable skills are the critical and standard “must haves” across any industry. Drawings were held for three padfolios and three business card holders.
LinkedIn Profile Workshop, February 27, 2014
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social network site that many employers are using to seek new talent and candidates for open positions and qualified internship applicants. Tawny Crone, Program Coordinator in the Business Career Center, led this workshop for business students to cover the importance of creating a strong profile and using LinkedIn to connect and network professionally. She went through a profile checklist covering twelve areas of the online profile, including the importance of a professional photo down to the significance of listing your honors and awards and community service in or outside of college. Several questions were asked and address and a photo session was held for students to have their professional photo taken by a photographer for their LinkedIn profile. The students enjoyed refreshments and giveaways of a padfolio and business card holders.
NuSkin/One Team Global Employer Info Session, March 12, 2014
Wellness and health management are critical internal factors that impact not just the way you feel but the way you look as you age. NuSkin/OTG is committed to innovative products that improve lives around the world and offer vitality, beauty, and longevity. This industry is expanding and the need for qualified sales/marketing candidates is on the rise and in demand. Rebecca Morris, a TU alumni and Independent Sales Associate with NuSkin/OTG led the information session with her testimony of how and why she started in the industry of health and wellness. Julie Toth, a Team Elite Executive with NuSkin, shared about her professional success and the NuSkin organization and culture. Two other team members shared their stories and commitment to the business. Lunch was provided for all attendees.
CapitalOne Employer Showcase and Information Session, March 24, 2014
When you hear the name CapitalOne, what do you think of? Most of us think of the hilarious credit card commercials and own one ourselves. Carey Hoggart, Senior Human Resources Associate and Recruiter for Tulsa, led her presentation to the business students with that question and shared the many other products CapitalOne offers, such as auto loans, home loans and bank accounts. They have offices world- wide and are rated one of the top 10 banks in the United States with over 50 million customer accounts. They are currently hiring management positions and have a Manager In Training Program that assists new managers in the development and preparation of their new position. CapitalOne prides themselves on an innovative culture, career development and a flexible work environment for their employees. Lunch was provided for all attendees.
Teambuilding for MIS & Accounting Students, March 28, 2014
Working in teams is a challenge for many students and professionals, but after this workshop TU Accounting and MIS students will be in the know of what “teamwork” involves and the importance of being a team player in the workplace. Cheri Lindle of C3 Consulting helped the students work through several team challenges, which required the four team dimensions of Creators, Advancers, Refiners, and Executors to complete the task. Students were able to identify their best dimension and learn how to use their strengths to help create better team environments. For those participating, a drawing was held for a TU padfolio and two TU business cardholders.