Fall 2013

Resume Review 2013

Williams Company Resume Workshop, August 29, 2013

Kelly Blagborne presented resume tips and helped 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 eye. Drawings were held for padfolios and business card holders and refreshments were provided.

Cintas Corporation Networking & Career Fair Workshop, September 5, 2013

Holly Fisher, Senior Human Resource Manager and John Peters, General Manager from Cintas Corporation presented this workshop for the Collins College of Business students to learn more about professional networking at different engagements and the “how to’s” about connecting and interacting with employers at career fairs. They also gave valuable information about what Cintas Corporation looks for in potential job candidates. Drawings were held for padfolios and business card holders and refreshments were provided.


Enterprise Employer Showcase and Information Session, September 9, 2013

Enterprise set up in the north lobby of Helmerich Hall for students to stop and visit with the representatives about the company and possible job openings available. The representatives included Kari Dean, Eric “Woody” Woodworth and Courtney Metcalf , all who helped with the information session and enjoyed answering questions from the business students who attended. Enterprise offers a dynamic Management Training Program, teaching new employees the skills needed to run a business and prepare for long-term success.


Tailored for Success Workshop, September 9, 2013

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, even how to tie a tie, 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 their interview attire.

Phillips 66 Employer Visit & Welcome Back Breakfast, September 10, 2013

Ryan Eslicker and his team from Phillips 66 provided breakfast to the students in the Helmerich Hall Lobby and Keplinger Hall Lobby while visiting with students about career opportunities and internships available. Phillips 66 is a growing energy manufacturing and logistics company with unique career opportunities for all majors including engineers, business professionals, operators and administrative personnel.

Step 7 - 2013

Interview Strategies Workshop with Step 7 Promotions, September 12, 2013

The Business Career Center invited Nikki Gunter, President of Step 7 Promotions, 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 interview. With fall recruitment happening right now on the TU campus, these lessons will be very valuable to every student in attendance. Drawings were held for two padfolios and three business card holders.

Magellan 2013

Helmerich Hall Employer Showcase & Resume Review with Magellan, September 16, 2013

David Pennington, Supervisor of Professional Development Programs with Magellan Midstream Partners, LP and his team were on campus this morning to help review resumes for the business students in preparation for the Business Career Fair this week. Students were able to bring their resumes by the table for the employer to give tips and details about what an employer wants to see as well as formatting, organization, and visual appeal.

Access Fall 2013

Helmerich Hall Employer Showcase with Access Midstream, September 19, 2013

Access Midstream set up a table in the north lobby of Helmerich Hall with two financial analysts, Orgil Batsaikhan and Andrew Rowe. These representatives were able to visit with students about current and future job openings and internship opportunites within the company and well as networking and learning the dynamics and services Access Midsteam offers as a growth-oriented midstream natural gas services provider operating across 12 states in the US.

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Helmerich Hall Employer Showcase and Information Session with The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, September 23, 2013

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, charters, regulates, and examines nearly 1,500 national banks and 50 federal branches of foreign banks in the United States. Two representatives from the South District Office in Dallas, Texas, Vanessa Lewis and Jessie Riley, came to educate our business students on the career opportunities available with the OCC. They explained the environment, training, career development, salaries and benefits of a rewarding career as a bank examiner and other areas of specialty. If you are an inquisitive, investigative individual with high standards of your own, consider the OCC.

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Helmerich Hall Employer Showcase and Information Session with BOK Financial Corporation, October 7, 2013

BOK Financial Corporation is a regional financial services company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company's stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the Global Select market listings (symbol: BOKF). The representatives attending this event were Paige Jones, Manager of College Recruiting and Internships and Chris Pierce, Credit Specialist and TU Alumni. According to their expertise, internships are the ideal way to gain real-life experience, apply what you've learned in college, and get to know more about a company that you may be considering for full-time employment. The Accelerated Career Track (ACT) and Intern programs at BOK Financial Corporation are designed to attract high-caliber college graduates, assist with their transition from college to working life, and then jump-start their career. Candidates should exhibit initiative, responsibility, and leadership. They should also possess strong interpersonal skills and problem solving abilities.

Teach for America 2013

Helmerich Hall Employer Showcase and Information Session with Teach for America, October 14, 2013

All kids deserve access to a great education and it takes committed leaders on our classrooms today who will continue to fight for students tomorrow. Teach for America’s mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by developing such leaders….their vision is that one day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. Today, Ahou Yaziri, Manager and Recruiter for Teach for America in Oklahoma gave a stellar presentation to several business students during a lunch and learn event in Helmerich Hall. She shared about her decision to teach for two years with Teach for America and how it helped her find her passion in life while gaining direction and knowledge to better herself and the young lives of those around her. Her goal now, as a recruiter, is to inform other students of a great opportunity to teach and make a difference in their community by committing to a classroom for two years with Teach for America.

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Helmerich Hall Employer Showcase and Information Session with Primerica, October 21, 2013

Primerica is a Main Street company for Main Street North America. According to Romie Henry, an independent representative of Primerica, “We help Main Street families get the protection they need at a price they can afford, invest for the future and get out of debt. We teach families fundamental financial principles that aren’t taught in school and we give them an opportunity to build a business and transform their life.” As the largest independent financial services marketing organization in North America, they are able to offer business students internships, strategic training, and the opportunity to be your own boss. At the end of her presentation, Romie held a drawing for her favorite book, “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill along with a mini-padfolio.

City Year Ivan Nieves Fall 2013

Helmerich Hall Employer Showcase and Information Session with City Year, November 11, 2013

City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. According to Ivan Nieves, Startup Recruitment Manger for City Year Tulsa, corps members will develop leadership skills along with foundational skills in demand by all career sectors and gain practical experience using them. Team-based service is at the heart of City Year…helping students with academic support, attendance and positive behavior encouragement and community and school improvements. You will be assigned to a diverse team of 8-15 young adults and you will serve with that team for the duration of your year of service. For more information, go to their website at cityyear.org.