Fast-tracking the Career Exploration Process

Kathy Meyer, Career Consultant

In my 20 years as a career consultant, my role has been to listen, give resources and encourage students to learn all they can in order to discover their skills, interests and values. I often give them my quick guide on how to jump-start the career exploration process, looking and reading about the thousands of occupations that now make up the world of work.

Now I’m passing my guide on to you. Here’s my outline on how to conduct a career exploration on yourself, from the comfort of your own space:

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Fast-tracking the Career Exploration Process

So you Want to Apply to Grad School?

Graduate school can provide you the opportunity to gain concentrated knowledge and skills in a particular area of study. Programs are specific, classes tend to be smaller and you may even progress through your program with a cohort of other students. Working closely with faculty and gaining practical experience through practicums, internships, teaching and research is highly encouraged; it can set you up for success should you decide to move into the workforce or pursue another graduate degree . It’s a rewarding experience, but it takes a lot of work, time and dedication. You’ll need a lot of support from those who care about you.

Deciding whether or not to attend graduate school can be a challenge in itself, let alone which school or program to choose. Having gone through the process myself, and through other research, I have compiled a list of considerations for you to review:

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So you Want to Apply to Grad School?

Support Systems and your Job Search

Job Search? Network? Informational Interview? Does the thought of participating in these activities strike a nerve?

“Pass! I’m good. I have some websites I’m using to find a job, but thanks anyway.”

Believe it or not, it is a fact that most of us get jobs when we connect with someone, some person. Connect with a person versus connecting with an electronic application.

One of the key foundational steps in any job search is identifying, building, and using your support system. Your support system serves as your brain trust to learn about new industries and positions that you may not be familiar with. It also­ serves as your net when you feel like you’re falling.

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Support Systems and your Job Search

UTD Career Center Bits Strikes Back

Stay tuned because UTD Career Center Bits will be relaunching in January. In the meantime, you can still find us on Facebook and Twitter. Cheers!

UTD Career Center Bits Strikes Back

Fall Career Expo Days Employer Attendee Lists

The Fall Career Expo Days are here! For updates on the employer attendees, visit our website or download the Career Expo App from the App Store or Google Play Store! (Click the images to enlarge.)

Fall '14 All Majors Employer ListFall '14 STEM Employer List

 

 

Fall Career Expo Days Employer Attendee Lists

Career Expo App

The Fall Career Expo Days are Sept. 25 and 26! For the first time ever, the Career Center is offering a Career Expo app that will allow you to manage the expo from your smart phone!

The app will allow you to view:

  • The complete company list for both expo days
  • Announcements and real-time updates
  • Interactive event floor plan, including both locations
  • Expo tips to help you prepare

To download the app, search “UT Dallas Career Fair Plus” on the App store or Google Play store!

F14 EXPO days flyer with APP info

Career Expo App

Employer Information Sessions This Week: Cigna, Gallup, and Freescale

The following employer will be on campus this week for an information session about jobs with their company. Check CometCareers for any additional details.

Wednesday, Sept. 24: Cigna Supplemental Benefits, 11:00-12:00 am, SSB 3.107

Cigna Supplemental Benefits representative will be discussing career opportunities for students with an interest in pursuing actuarial careers.

cigna logo

Thursday, Sept. 25: Freescale, 5:00-6:30 pm, JSOM Davidson 1.118

Freescale is a leader in microcontrollers (MCUs) and digital networking processors for the automotive, networking, industrial and consumer markets. Our vast portfolio or products includes 8 and 16-bit MCUs, 32-bit MCUs and processors, analog and power-management, RF and sensing solutions. Freescale technology makes the things you use every day smarter, from e-readers and tablets, to medical equipment and cars, to home appliances, computer networks and beyond.

Today, Freescale is leading the charge to help bring the Internet of Things to life – a new world in which everyday objects not only connect but cooperate with each other, humans, environments and infrastructures. Freescale Connected intelligence reflects our comprehensive and collaborative approach to enabling this next wave of innovation. Whether it’s the hardware and software solutions we make, the partnerships we forge, or the expertise we provide, we’re helping our customers turn the Internet of Things into reality.

The majors we target are Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineers, Materials Science, Management Information Systems, and Information Technology & Management

Friday, Sept. 26: Gallup, 4:00-5:00 pm, SSB 3.107

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE GALLUP INFORMATION SESSION ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH, FROM 4:00-5 P.M. IN THE CAREER CENTER SEMINAR ROOM SSB3.107

Gallup Technology Manager Jim Collison and Director of Talent Resource Jodi Kennedy, will be present to discuss full-time opportunities with Gallup, the internship program, as well as the wide array of tools and applications Gallup Technology associates design and support. There will also be time allotted to answer any questions about Gallup’s application process.

Gallup does sponsor international students for internships and full-time opportunities.

Software Developer Internship
Software Developer
Technical Project manager Internship

Hope to see you there!

 

Employer Information Sessions This Week: Cigna, Gallup, and Freescale

C2B Leadership Conference – Austin, TX

College Freshman and Sophomore Women

Build Your Leadership Skills, Your Resumé and Your Network

Expand your leadership capabilities and prepare for your career future at the Forté C2B Leadership Conference. A one-day interactive event, this conference will give college women from diverse academic backgrounds the chance to explore different functions in business, gain valuable leadership experience, and meet representatives from leading companies and business schools. The conference is free and a travel stipend is available for women traveling more than 50 miles to the event.

 

Where: University of Texas at Austin

When: Friday, November 14, 2014, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Application Deadlines: Round 1 – September 30 and Round 2 – October 27

Learn more at http://bit.ly/1oJoZAq

C2B Leadership Conference Pass Along Flyer2 8 5X11

C2B Leadership Conference – Austin, TX

Upcoming Dallas Area Job Fairs

Check out these two great upcoming Career Fairs in the Dallas area!

 

EmployAbility Job Fair – Sept. 30, 10am – 2pm

Presented by the Dallas Mayor’s Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities. Learn more at eventbrite.com/e/employability-career-expo-tickets-11840915497

EmployAbility Job Fair September 30 2014

North Texas Technology Hiring Expo – Oct. 1, 8:30am – 1:00 pm

Sponsored by the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and the Metroplex Technology Business Council. Learn more at business.richardsonchamber.com/events/details/north-texas-technology-hiring-expo-2675

Technology Hiring Attendee Information

 

Upcoming Dallas Area Job Fairs

Employer Information Sessions This Week: Reach Out Volunteers And Nokia

The following employer will be on campus this week for an information session about jobs with their company. Check CometCareers for any additional details.

Thursday, Sept. 18: Reach Out Volunteers, 12:00 – 400 pm, SU Phoenix Room, SU 2.508

Information sessions beginning at 12, 1, 2, and 3pm! Are you looking for something exciting, life-changing, and adventurous to do this summer? Volunteer in Africa, Asia, or South America to change the world and have the experience of a life time!

Reach Out Volunteers will be on campus to recruit students for volunteer and internship positions abroad.

 

Thursday, Sept. 18: Nokia, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, SSB 3.107

Nokia is seeking EE, CS, CE, and TE majors for 15 full-time positions – and they hire 15 people every semester!  They are considering students who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents.  Come learn more and get some PIZZA!

Nokia-Logo

 

Employer Information Sessions This Week: Reach Out Volunteers And Nokia