“Oh, no! I didn’t get my resume printed on time!”
“My suit didn’t get dry cleaned; now I’m going to look all messy for the recruiters. Awesome…”
“Should I get business cards? I’m sure they’ll remember me without them…”
Yes, I have heard these things many times in my days here as a senior in the Collins College of Business. I don’t know what your thoughts are right now, but when I came to college, the furthest thing from my mind was looking for a job. Sure, I was living the high life in high school working at Chipotle, but I thought, “Well, I’m going to be an International Business and Spanish major, so I’ll study abroad, do an internship, and then do so well I’ll get hired by that company and not have to worry about searching.” Boy, was I wrong.
I once heard a really interesting quote, “Getting a job is actually a science.” You wouldn’t believe it at first. But think about it. Why do cities across the country have job fairs? Why do recruiters go visit colleges? Why do students polish their shoes, press their shirts/skirts, and why do they have professional legal pad binders holdings millions of resumes? It’s because that is the way people impress. Continue reading
Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Jennifer A., a 2009 TU graduate with degrees in Spanish and Psychology.
If I had a chance to do it over, I would. College, that is. Choosing the University of Tulsa for my undergraduate education was the best decision for my life. I graduated from TU in 2009 with a double major in Spanish and Psychology. I could never recall all of the things I learned while at TU, but the further removed I am from college life, the more I realize the true impact TU has made on my life. Sure, TU was some of the most exciting and eventful four years of my life, where I met my best friends, my fiancé, made lasting relationships with professors, where I gained independence and the confidence to know that I could succeed in life…TU is where I was challenged to excel and supported to reach my goals. Continue reading
Have you heard of TU’s Cyber Corps program? If you haven’t, and you are interested in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, applied physics, engineering physics or mathematics, you should definitely check it out. Students apply to the TU Cyber Corps program during their undergraduate work, or as a graduate program. TU Cyber Corps students do all kinds of top-secret, MacGyver-like things, like extracting information from cell phones and computers in high-profile criminal investigations and programming public officials’ cell phones. I can’t tell you specific examples, because the students aren’t allowed to talk about most of it! Students from all over the country come to TU specifically for our Cyber Corps program. It has gotten a lot of press lately from prominent publications! Here are a few…
Daily Mail – The School That Trains Cyber Spies
Los Angeles Times – Cyber Corps Program Trains Spies For The Digital Age
Huffington Post – University of Tulsa Offers Course Training Students In Online Espionage
TU Earns NSA Designation As Center of Excellence