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“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

A Sophomore’s Letter of Gratitude

CarolineToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Caroline M., a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, majoring in Art History and Art Management. Caroline’s post was actually an unsolicited letter she wrote to her admission counselor, Beverly Wheeler, as an update to her freshman year. Caroline’s letter was so genuine and put into words so clearly the experiences of many students at TU, we just had to share…with her permission, of course.

Dear Beverly,

I am writing to merely keep in touch! I apologize for not keeping in contact, but I do think of you often and how fortunate I am to study here at TU.

This past year at TU (my freshman year) I took a variety of courses, mainly finishing up blocks and 1000/2000 level courses to start off my major in Art History and Art Management. I don’t think I’ve ever had a professor I did not like. They are all so kind, intelligible, and care about each individual student which really caught me off guard (but in a good way)! I still keep in touch with my English professor, Holly Mannucci, from first semester on a regular basis. Her class was only a block course in English, but she was very interested in my writing skills and interest in art, therefore we kept in touch. She has been a huge guide in supporting my writing skills and giving me the confidence in my abilities for other classes. Continue reading

The Internship Journey

02-24-14 kyle radtke-112Today’s blog post comes to us from Kyle R., a senior double-majoring in accounting and economics. Kyle is from Leawood, Kan.

When I was first looking at The University of Tulsa, the two programs that caught my eye were the International Business and Language program with Dr. J. Markham Collins and the Energy Management program with Ted Jacobs.  Since I wanted to continue utilizing my Spanish from my high school studies, I decided to pursue the IBL program.  As time went on, I changed my major five times and am now working towards degrees in accounting and economics.

I’m not going to lie. Freshman year I was so scared about interviewing for internships that I just procrastinated doing it.  Sophomore year, I bucked up and decided to try it out.  I had no idea how much work I would have to put into the process. I didn’t have a resume. I didn’t know how to interview properly. And I definitely didn’t know how to iron clothes to “look sharp”.  Thankfully, the Collins College of Business and Career Services offered programs to assist with all of these important aspects during the spring semester.   And here’s a good tip…for those of you who end up attending TU and major in business, get to know Caroline Fox in the business career center. She is very helpful!) Continue reading