Message from the Assistant Dean
Welcome back, Jindal School of Management students. And welcome to the first issue of the Career Management Center's newsletter.
It's a new school year and a new CMC. Our staff, which includes three new members, had a busy summer preparing for an event-filled Fall Semester. Join us at workshops, industry forums, company site visits, networking events and career fairs. You can find the complete CMC Fall Events Schedule in numerous locations, including our website, CareerWorks, Comet Calendar and Facebook.
Did you have an internship this past summer? Stop in and let us know how it went. If you didn't have one, now is the time to start planning. An internship is the best way for you to gain practical work experience and apply what you've learned in the classroom to business situations. According to the National Association of College and Employers, 68 percent of interns were offered full-time positions. Some 37 percent of students reported that internships are one of the most effective job search resources. Our programs and workshops are designed to help you emerge as a strong, highly qualified candidate for jobs and internships. The CMC has developed Career Trackers specifically for undergraduate, graduate and international students. Follow this schedule and you'll be well on your way to finding the perfect career.
The Career Management Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To make an appointment, call us at (972) 883-6916, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by our office in the Jindal School, room 2.301.
—Tom Kim, Assistant Dean of the Career Management Center
Details for all CMC workshops and events can be found on CareerWorks and the Comet Calendar. The following are special events and programs offered by the CMC.
Industry Forums: The CMC hosts a number of industry forums in the fall and spring semesters. We invite executives from local businesses to share their stories and career advice with students. Register on CareerWorks.
- Sept. 5 - Global International Business Industry Forum
- Sept. 13 - Accounting Industry Forum
- Sept. 25 - Finance Industry Forum
- Oct. 2 - Information Technology Industry Forum
- Oct. 11 - Healthcare Industry Forum
- Oct. 23 - Marketing Industry Forum
- Nov. 7 - Supply Chain/Operations Industry Forum
- Nov. 15 - Real Estate Industry Forum
Global Student Ambassadors: The Global Student Ambassadors program is a select group of graduate students dedicated to supporting, promoting and representing UT Dallas at local businesses. The program creates opportunities to experience different cultures and ideas of students and businesses in Richardson. Students visit participating companies, speak with employees and learn firsthand how businesses operate. For more information and specific requirements, visit CareerWorks. The application is due September 28, 2012.
Mock Interview Day, September 28: The best way to prepare for an interview is to practice. Our Mock Interview Day gives students opportunities to interview with recruiters and HR managers from local companies. Registration is required on CareerWorks. Space is limited.
Come meet the CMC Team at our OPEN HOUSE
Cookies and refreshments
Tuesday, Aug 28: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug 29: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug 30: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
We are located in Jindal School on the second floor facing the east elevators, room 2.301.
Meet the CMC Team
Employer Relations Coordinator
Event and Student Program Coordinator
Special Events and Marketing Coordinator
CMC Social Media
Did you know if Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest? The CMC encourages students to use social media networks, but in a professional, creative way. Make sure your brand is consistent and focused. Remember your potential audience — EMPLOYERS. Follow the CMC on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest for career resources and events.
CMC Quick Links
September Focus: The Résumé
Before you can begin your career search, you must have a well-written résumé. Start early and write it in September. Attend one of our résumé Workshops and learn helpful tips and strategies. Before setting up an appointment in the CMC, make sure you stop by the Writing Lab and have your résumé proofread. Check out our Résumé Writing handout.
Zidong Zhao's decision to stick around UT Dallas this summer could possibly lead to a full-time job after graduation. While checking his zmail, Zidong stumbled across an email from the Career Management Center regarding an internship with NCH Corp. He responded to the email, got an interview and landed the intership.
Zidong is assisting in financial and business analysis for the International Department and tackling other duties as assigned by the CFO of NCH Corp. Like many other internships, this opportunity has potential to become a full-time position.
When asked how the Career Management Center helped him prepare for this opportunity, Zidong said, "The CMC holds a ton of very important workshops and events such as Dress for Success, Perfecting Your Elevator Speech, American Interview and more. These sessions built up my professional interview skills, from how to prepare for an interview to how to shake hands. I cannot give enough credit for the help I received from our dedicated CMC staff."