UM Alumni Association offers Career Call-In Teleseminars

May 14, 2013

UM Alumni Association offers Career Call-In Teleseminars

Students (Grad Students too!) and U-M alumni are invited to join the Alumni Association for the following Career Call-In Teleseminars:

An Introverts Guide to Successful Networking
Tuesday, June 18th at 12:00 pm EST
Learn how to stop comparing yourself to extroverts, tap into your unique strengths and charm the socks of potential employers.

Get Smart About Your Career Using Emotional Intelligence
Tuesday, July 16th at 12:00 pm EST
Learn how to increase your EQ- one of the strongest predictors of work place success.

How to Communicate Professional Presence
Tuesday, August 20th at 12:00 pm EST
Learn how you can advance, present and manage your daily professional brand in ways that will land you opportunities you have only dreamed about.

Improving Relationships as Work by Understanding Communication Styles
Tuesday, September 17th at 12:00 pm EST
Learn how to understand varied communication styles to improve your work relationships and professional happiness.

"Do You Hear What I Hear?" Active Listening in the Workplace
Tuesday, October 15th at 12:00 pm EST
Join us to learn how to tap into this underutilized communication tool, one of the key components of management success.

Register now to join us (signing in with unique name and password) for these Career Call-Ins- http://alumni.umich.edu/connect/event-calendar?f[0]=field_category%3Acareer or to save the dates in your calenders!

FREE for Alumni Association Members (and students!)

Posted by shamille on May 14, 2013 at 03:41 PM | Comments (0)

Employers report- Soft skills matter!

April 08, 2013

Employers report- Soft skills matter!

Employers report on the Top 10 Skills for Job Candidates

What makes an ideal job candidate? Of course, top candidates need to have the requisite major and GPA, and relevant work experience, but it’s their soft skills that make them ideal.

Posted by jckroll on April 08, 2013 at 08:24 AM | Comments (0)

After the Interview: How Long to Wait for the Offer?

March 01, 2013

After the Interview: How Long to Wait for the Offer?

According to a recent article by NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers, on average, employers are reporting a four-week window between job interview and offer.

This time frame can vary by industry as government and academia tend to take a bit longer, but overall, four weeks is the average you can expect before that offer comes!

http://www.naceweb.org/Press/Releases/Employers_Report_a_Four-Week_Window_Between_Job_Interview_and_Offer.aspx

Posted by jckroll on March 01, 2013 at 02:04 PM | Comments (0)

Do You Have a "Sampler Platter" of Skills?

January 17, 2013

Do You Have a "Sampler Platter" of Skills?

Interested in content marketing? Kinvey's VP of Marketing, Joe Chernov, describes the "sampler platter" of skills you'll need to be successful with SoftwareAdvice.com's Lauren Carlson.

WATCH VIDEO

Posted by kgdunn on January 17, 2013 at 03:38 PM | Comments (0)

Around the World in 85 Days: UMSI Student's Summer Internships in Singapore and Uganda (plus more!)

January 04, 2013

Around the World in 85 Days: UMSI Student's Summer Internships in Singapore and Uganda (plus more!)

My name is JJ Pionke and I spent the Summer of 2012 going around the world. This is my story.

When I first came to SI, and learned that I would have to do a Summer internship, I knew that I wanted to go abroad. I've been abroad before and I've deeply missed being overseas. As soon as I got to Ann Arbor, I met with UMSI's Career Development Office(CDO) for some ideas. I made up a boilerplate introductory email that I could modify easily from one organization to another. I also made up a spreadsheet to track who I was sending email to, when, and if there was a response. I then hit iTrack through the UMSI website and started combing through any country that had entries related to Library Science in some way. Since I had time before school started in September, I started researching organizations and sending out email right away because I knew that I was going to get incredibly busy in a very short time.

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Posted by kkowatch on January 04, 2013 at 02:33 PM | Comments (0)

Summer Internship at University of Ghana’s Balme Library in Accra, Ghana, Africa

December 03, 2012

Summer Internship at University of Ghana’s Balme Library in Accra, Ghana, Africa

Hi! My name is Amanda, and I spent part of this summer interning at the Balme Library at the University of Ghana. For the months of May and June of 2012, I interned at the Balme Library at the University of Ghana.

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Posted by kkowatch on December 03, 2012 at 12:44 PM | Comments (0)

Summer Internship at Free State of Saxony in Dresden, Germany

November 27, 2012

Summer Internship at Free State of Saxony in Dresden, Germany

My name is Malcolm Jackson and I am an MSI student specializing in Information Policy and Information Economics for Management. This summer, I was able to travel to Dresden, Germany and perform and internship with the government of Saxony, one of Germany’s federal states. Specifically, I was asked to support the Office of the Saxon Commissioner for Foreigners and Migrants. The commissioner is a member of the state parliament assigned the special task of working for and with immigrants, visitors, refugees, and other foreigners visiting the region for various reasons.

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Posted by kkowatch on November 27, 2012 at 08:57 PM | Comments (0)

Summer Internship at University of Ghana’s Balme Library in Accra, Ghana, Africa

November 05, 2012

Summer Internship at University of Ghana’s Balme Library in Accra, Ghana, Africa

Below is the first of a series of blogs that will be shared by UMSI students who participated in summer 2012 internships abroad.

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Posted by kkowatch on November 05, 2012 at 12:19 PM | Comments (0)

ePortfolio Employer Tips

October 19, 2012

ePortfolio Employer Tips

The UMSI Career Development Office recently hosted a Portfolio Review Panel where several students shared their online portfolios and received employer feedback. Here's what the employers had to say!

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Posted by kgdunn on October 19, 2012 at 01:34 PM | Comments (0)

UMSI student Tawfiq Ammari does research in Jordan

August 03, 2012

UMSI student Tawfiq Ammari does research in Jordan

UMSI Master of Science in Information student, Tawfiq Ammari, shared with the Career Development Office a blog post on his recent trip to his native country, Jordan. In Jordan, Tawfiq worked on a project pertaining to research on assistive technology and its use in the visually impaired society in collaboration with Dr. Joyojeet Pal, UMSI's resident Assistive Technology expert.

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Posted by kkowatch on August 03, 2012 at 10:48 AM | Comments (0)

Where the jobs are: Ann Arbor

July 31, 2012

Where the jobs are: Ann Arbor

Jobs are growing in Ann Arbor at a steady pace with organizations that actively recruit and hire UMSI students for internships and jobs.

Check it out! http://www.freep.com/article/20120730/NEWS01/307300029/Where-the-jobs-are-Ann-Arbor

Posted by jckroll on July 31, 2012 at 10:12 AM | Comments (0)

Using Pinterest as a Job-Search and Branding Tool

April 25, 2012

Using Pinterest as a Job-Search and Branding Tool

Pinterest—a content-sharing social media website on which account holders “pin” images, videos, and more to their virtual pinboards—is gaining popularity for its broad spectrum of uses.

http://www.naceweb.org/s04252012/pinterest-social-media/

Posted by jckroll on April 25, 2012 at 01:16 PM | Comments (0)

Top 25 Highest Rated CEOs – According to Employees

April 05, 2012

Top 25 Highest Rated CEOs – According to Employees


We're excited to announce the Top 25 Highest Rated CEOs of 2012 . This list of top bosses is based entirely on employee feedback - close to 280,000 employees shared a company review on Glassdoor in the past year in which they were asked to rate their CEO.

Check out which CEOs made the list: Top 25 Highest Rated CEOs
http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/glassdoor-reveals-top-25-highest-rated-ceos-2012/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=bceo-ne-us-top25&utm_campaign=bceo-ne-us

Posted by jckroll on April 05, 2012 at 11:29 AM | Comments (0)

How Can I Make Sure Someone Reads My Resume?

March 23, 2012

How Can I Make Sure Someone Reads My Resume?

Talent Enhancement: How Can I Make Sure Someone Reads My Resume?
By Scott Trossen of the Trossen HR Group
Source: Ann Arbor Spark (http://blog.annarborusa.org/how-can-i-make-sure-someone-reads-my-resume/)

This is an easy question to answer: You can’t. But these ideas can help you improve your chances.

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Posted by kkowatch on March 23, 2012 at 04:23 PM | Comments (0)

Find out what hiring Librarians want in a strong interview candidate

March 21, 2012

Find out what hiring Librarians want in a strong interview candidate


Check out this blog that includes interviews of librarians who have a lot of hiring history in different libraries to find out what each one thinks is important to interview success. Notice varying opinions when it comes to the one vs. two page question with resumes and cover letters,

Posted by jckroll on March 21, 2012 at 02:36 PM | Comments (0)