Fall Welcome Back - August 23-26, 2010
The Business Career Development office set up a Welcome Back Students table in the north lobby of Helmerich Hall. This gave the students an opportunity to meet our staff, schedule appointments, learn about what our office provides for the business students and have some refreshments! Handouts were provided with upcoming workshops, events, and a valuable tool for all students, Resume, Cover Letter and Interview Handbook. The Business Career Development staff looks forward to working with you!
FREAKY Friday! Resume Review - August 27, 2010
BCD finished outThe first BCD workshop of the year was Networking and How to Work a Career Fair. Students had the opportunity to hear firsthand what are successful methods to network and create a good first impression at a career fair. Williams gave a great presentation and provided lunch. Students who attended also received personalized business cards and a business card holder to help at their next job fair! the first week of school with FREAKY Friday! A table in the north lobby of Helmerich Hall provided an opportunity for students to stop by and have their resume and cover letters reviewed by our staff. Freaky gummy eyeballs and glow in the dark fangs were available for all who dared to reach into the caldron!
Networking and How to Work a Career Fair workshop - September 2, 2010
The first BCD workshop of the year was Networking and How to Work a Career Fair. Students had the opportunity to hear firsthand what methods are successful to network and create a good first impression at a career fair. Williams Companies gave a great presentation and lunch was provided. Students who attended also received personalized business cards and a business card holder to help at their next job fair!
Koch Industries, Employer Visit in Helmerich Hall - September 3, 2010
Collins College of Business students had the opportunity to visit with representatives from Koch Industries. Koch was here recruiting for a variety of business majors and followed their visit with a presentation for the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) organization here at TU. The Wichita, KS based company is the largest privately held company in the United States and competes in industries such as energy, chemicals, fibers and polymers, minerals, fertilizers and consumer products.
Dress for Success workshop - September 7, 2010
Thursday afternoon was an opportunity to learn from a professional, Jana Christian from The Etiquette School of Oklahoma. The presentation included how to get that just right, professional look, when going on an interview and how important your “first impression” is. Handouts included how to tie a necktie and Ms. Christian’s information on “The Polished Professional.” Each person attending received a gift from Business Career Development of a shoe polisher and lint roller. There were also drawings for $50 and two $25 gifts cards to help get you started on the perfect interview outfit.
Hilti, Employer Visit in Helmerich Hall - September 13, 2010
Hilti was the first employer this semester in Helmerich Hall to visit with business students. They came to recruit students in several of our majors. After the lobby visit, students had a chance to learn more about the company during a lunch information session. Hilti is a global leader in providing products, systems and services to the construction industry. The company is based in Liechtenstein, with their U.S. headquarters right here in Tulsa.
Interview Strategies and Mock Interviews workshop - September 15, 2010
The second workshop of the semester was on Interview Strategies. With the fall recruiting season in full swing many students were eager to hear what could give them an edge in their interviews for jobs and internships. Eric Griffin from Bank of Oklahoma presented on the skills necessary to succeed in job interviews. Following the presentation students had the opportunity to sign up for mock interviews with representatives from prominent local businesses. Representatives from Bank of Oklahoma, HoganTaylor, Nordam and ONEOK gave feedback to Collins College of Business students on how they could improve their interview skills when it is time for the real thing.
Professional Communication Etiquette workshop - October 8, 2010
Dr. Nicole Laster, assistant professor of communication studies at Kansas State University was the guest presenter at Business Career Development’s last workshop for the fall. Her presentation included how effective communicators are audience-centered. Dr. Laster explained that “In doing so, you demonstrate to others that you are thinking about them and considering their needs.” Other topics included, "How to Craft a ‘Killer’ Elevator Pitch”, and to always have a “Tag Line” ready. A tag line is a great memory tool to remember you and what you offer. The first 15 students that sent an RSVP and attended the workshop received a 2 gig flash drive and everyone who attended walked away with a gift. There was also a drawing for a $50 Visa card.
Bankers Life and casualty Company - Employer Visit in Helmerich Hall - October 11, 2010
Bankers Life set up in the north lobby of Helmerich Hall for students to stop by and learn more about the company. The information session at noon provided lunch and more information about the company. Bankers Life and Casualty Company has been in existence for 131 years. Bankers’ vision is to become America’s leading provider of lifestyle protection and retirement savings solutions for seniors. It is the only broad-based financial services organization in the nation that is willing and able to make the claim “We Specialize in Seniors.”
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network - Employer Visit in Helmerich Hall - October 18, 2010
Northwestern Mutual visited with students in the north lobby then had an information session with lunch at noon. They are recruiting students interested in a career with a company whose interests are in financial investment, financial advising and financial planning. Founded in 1857, Northwestern Mutual has lived through the Civil War, the Crash of 1929, the Great Depression, two world wars, and numerous recessions. They are well-positioned to help people manage financial risk and achieve financial security in today’s complex world.