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Career Management Center

Naveen Jindal School of Management


October 2012

Message from the Assistant Dean

Tom KimThroughout your life, networking will be one of the most effective strategies for advancing your career. Therefore, it is incredibly important that you learn how to network correctly. The Career Management Center offers a number of workshops designed to hone your networking skills. Attend our Industry Forums to engage with employers and put your networking skills into action. You can also network through social media outlets. Don’t miss the “LinkedIn and Social Media Strategies Workshop” on November 5. 

The Career Management Center’s schedule of events can be found on our website, CareerWorks, Comet Calendar and Facebook. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We will be posting useful networking-related articles all month.

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 jindal.career@utdallas.edu or stop by our office in the Jindal School, room 2.301.

—Tom Kim, Assistant Dean of the Career Management Center

Upcoming Events

Have you attended an Industry Forum yet? Local executives are excited to share their stories and career advice with you.  There are four chances left to network with these employers.

  • Oct. 11 - Healthcare Industry Forum
  • Oct. 23rd – Marketing Industry Forum
  • November 7 - Supply Chain/Operations Industry Forum
  • November 15 - Real Estate Industry Forum
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Be sure to RSVP for our other upcoming workshops on CareerWorks. Many of our September workshops reached capacity. Those students who did not RSVP were not guaranteed a seat.

  • Oct. 10 – Corporate Politics
  • Oct. 10 – AT&T Day
  • Oct. 16 and 30 – Résumé & Cover Letter Writing
  • Oct. 16 – Communications Etiquette
  • Oct. 17 – Internship Planning
  • Oct. 19 – Office Etiquette
  • Oct. 25 – Academic Culture: The Role of Teacher & Student
  • Oct. 31 – Interview Strategies & Dress for Success

Details for all CMC workshops and events can be found on CareerWorks.

Meet Linda Park, Director of the CMC

LindaThe Career Management Center is pleased to introduce our new director, Linda Park.  Linda comes to UT Dallas with more than 20 years of corporate experience in services, operations, engineering and marketing. Her extensive experience leading global organizations has helped her to develop key relationships with employers in the DFW community. Linda’s new responsibilities in the CMC will include employer relations, career advising and program development. Please give Linda a warm welcome.


Meet the CMC Team

Tom KimTom Kim
Assistant Dean

Linda ParkLinda Park

Neil Johnson

Neil Johnson
Assistant Director

Lucretia Ensminger

Lucretia Ensminger
Employer Relations Coordinator

Tiffany Hanlon

Tiffany Hanlon
Event and Student Program Coordinator

Jenna Danko

Jenna Danko
Special Events and Marketing Coordinator

Trisha Alexander

Trisha Alexander
Student Receptionist

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October Focus: Networking

Networking has proven to be an effective strategy for finding a job or internship. It provides an opportunity to gain an insider’s perspective about an organization, career paths and responsibilities.  While job and internship leads can be found through a variety of search methods, including employer websites and career fairs, recent students demonstrate how important networking has become in the workplace. Individuals are more comfortable hiring someone they know and often look to associates for referrals. Use our Networking Resources to develop and to maximize your professional network.

Student Spotlight: Internships

Joshua Christie
Joshua Christie

Joshua Christie, a junior accounting major, has used the Career Management Center on multiple occasions. He credits the CMC for helping him obtain an internship at the FDIC, which ultimately led to a full-time job offer. “The Career Management Center helped me improve my résumé and met with me several times until it was perfect. Furthermore, I found out about the internship with the FDIC through CareerWorks. The School of Management’s commitment to equip students for the workforce has helped me gain a competitive edge. I now have a permanent job offer at the FDIC following my internship. I will definitely continue to use the various resources that the Career Management Center offers to support me as I begin my career.”

Prabhakar Kumar
Prabhakar Kumar
Prabhakar Kumar, a full-time MBA student, credits the Career Management Center with helping him land a summer internship with McAfee. “The constant motivation I received from the CMC really helped prepare me for the interview with McAfee. The wonderful CMC team provided me with the right tools, from creating an effective résumé to following up with the recruiter. One of the best services offered by the CMC is the mock interview. I felt well-prepared for my real interviews because of the feedback I received from my mock interview. Thank you, CMC team, for all your help.” The internship with McAfee has the potential to lead to a full-time job for Prabhakar. He has gained valuable experience in IT service management, marketing, communications and networking.

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