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Friday's CI Seminar: Open Educational Resources - All Invited

SI 575 CI Seminar: Open Educational Resources
Time: Friday, October 1 • 11:30am - 1:00pm

Location: 1255 North Quad

Everyone is invited to the Community Informatics seminar speaker series.The seminar brings together students and faculty who are engaged in diverse community and public interest work to learn from each other and a wide range of guest visitors.

Regardless of your specialization, come to learn more about topics & trends in the field of Community Informatics and possible public interest internship & career options.

11:30-11:45 – Emily Puckett Rodgers, Open.Michigan

11:50-12:05 – Kathleen Ludewig, Open.Africa

12:10-12:25pm - Lisa McLaughlin, ISKME

12:30pm-1pm – All panelists open Q&A


About the panelists:
Emily, Kathleen and Lisa are all SI alumnae.

Emily Puckett Rodgers
Our Open Education Coordinator responds to requests for information and performs educational outreach about openness at U-M. Serving as liaison, the Open Education Coordinator helps build campus collaborations around open sharing while also ensuring that
Open.Michigan meets the needs of the U-M community.

Kathleen Ludewig
Our Open Education Specialists are the go-to people for all tasks open. They perform educational outreach about openness at U-M and help build campus collaborations around open sharing. They are trained in the arts of copyright and policy, and have plenty of experience in making course content open. Anything ranging from a quick openness audit, to consulting with faculty, students, and staff, to managing participants in the dScribe project, these Specialists can help you share.

Lisa McLaughlin is the OER Commons Manager at ISKME, where she facilitates global OER partnerships and synthesizes outreach and communications between ISKME's research and education arms and OER Commons. Lisa received dual Masters Degrees from the University of Michigan in Information Science (MSI) and Management of Human Services (MSW). Her background and interests include social and open innovation, community informatics, user experience design, social media, and cross-sector collaboration. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Michigan.

Posted by kkowatch on September 30, 2010 at 02:16 PM | Comments (0)

This Week at SI-CDO - Monday, September 27 2010

In this Edition:
Employers @SI
Other Career Events on Campus
Workshops/Programs
Walk-in Hours for the Week
Online Careers Chat Session

Employers @SI
Sapient Information Session
Monday, Septepmber 27
6:00-7:00 p.m.
3100 North Quad

Menlo Innovations Information Session
Tuesday, September 28
Noon-1:00 p.m.
3100 North Quad

Google Information Session
Tuesday, September 28
7:00-8:30 p.m.
2255 North Quad

ISKME Information Session
Wednesday, September 29
Noon-1:30 p.m.
3100 North Quad

Other Career Events on Campus
Engineering Career Fair
Monday, September 27
Tuesday, September 28
10:00-4:00 p.m.
Pierpont Commons, Duderstandt Center, CSE Building and EECS Building

A career fair sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers and Tau Beta Pi and open to all. The SI Career Development Office notes that SI students should consider attending.

MANY participating corporations actively recruit/hire SI students—so check it out! Here are just a few of the employers that will be there…Apple, Abbott, Intel, HP, Accenture, Chevron, Google, Lockheed Martin, Yahoo and many more. To see the full list, go to http://www.umcareerfair.org/student/corporationsattending.

UM Career Expo
Wednesday, September 29
2:00-6:00 p.m.
Michigan Union

A career fair sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers and Tau Beta Pi and open to all. The SI Career Development Office notes that SI students should consider attending.

Funding for Internships & Research Abroad
Tuesday, September 28
4:00-5:00 p.m.
1120 Weill Hall

Workshops/Programs
Career Exploration Information Series: Information Policy Careers
Wednesday, September 29
5:00-6:00 p.m.
3100 North Quad

In this session, the Information Policy specialization will be introduced, examined and information will be shared on the following to help you envision your career pathway and prepare for success: required skills and abilities, employment outlook, salaries, job outcomes, industry trends, testimonies and tips, and much more.

Cover Letter Writing Workshop
Thursday, September 30
Noon-1:00 p.m.
2255 North Quad

In this hands-on workshop, learn how to write and utilize a well-written and formatted cover letter. The main components of a cover letter will be included, including tips on how to tailor a cover letter and make it catch the eye of an employer.

Resume Panel Workshop
Friday, October 1
Noon-1:00 p.m.
3100 North Quad

Ever wonder what happens after you’ve spent all that time posting your resume to every major on-line job board or to dozens of company web sites? Do actual human beings ever see it? Do you feel like it goes off into a perceived ‘black hole’ never to be seen again? We have information that will guarantee your resume gets noticed on-line! A panel of resume experts from various departments on campus will provide advice/tips on how to create an effective resume for any industry.

Walk-in Hours - for those quick 10 minutes or less career questions!
Joanna Kroll (jckroll@umich.edu)
Tuesday, September 28 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. - 3360 North Quad

Kelly Kowatch (kkowatch@umich.edu)
Thursday, September 30 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. - 3360 North Quad
Friday, October 1 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. - SI Student Lounge, North Quad

Emily Bowman
If you have general career development questions, need assistance with your part-time job search, or would like your resume reviewed, you can make an appointment with Emily Bowman by emailing her at embow@umich.edu. Students who schedule appointments will be given first priority but walk-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, September 29 from Noon-5:00 p.m. - 3360 North Quad
Friday, October 1 from Noon-4:00 p.m. - 3360 North Quad

Students who schedule appointments will be given first priority but walk-ins are welcome.

Walk-in appointments are meant to answer your quick 10-minutes or less questions. If you need a longer counseling session, please make an appointment by emailing si.careers@umich.edu.

Online Careers Chat Session
Wednesday, September 29
9:30-10:30 p.m.

Don’t have time to come in for an appointment right now or attend any workshops this week?

Don’t worry, we’ll come to you! Participate in this monthly live chat session with Joanna Kroll and Kelly Kowatch to ask any quick career or job/internship search questions you might have!

You can access the chat session through the CDO ctools site at https://ctools.umich.edu/portal/site/5cf4c908-4739-48f1-b942-bdf17647332b/page/cadd02aa-c35a-474f-a5dd-fe857725eadd.

Posted by shamille on September 27, 2010 at 10:57 AM | Comments (0)

Funding for Internships & Research Abroad Workshop & Foreign Language Careers Panel

Two internationally-oriented events going on this week at UM as part of the International Career Pathways Series. If you are at all considering an international internship next summer, attending the Funding for International Internships and Research Abroad workshop is an event you should highly consider attending.


ICP: Funding for Internships and Research Abroad
Tuesday, September 28
4:00 to 5:30 PM
1120 Weill Hall (Ford School building)

Representatives of U-M offices that offer funding for internships and research abroad will provide information on grant opportunities and give tips for successful applications. Most of the funding opportunities that will be presented are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
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ICP: Career Opportunities for Foreign Language Students
Wednesday September 29
7:00-8:30 PM
Modern Languages Building Lecture Room #1

Do you love studying languages and cultures, but are you worried what you'll "do with it" after graduation? Attend this panel for ideas about how you can put your interest in language to work.

Panelists:
• Rachael Criso (Romance Languages)
• Alexis Gould (UM Peace Corps Office)
• Bill Nolting (International Center)
• Brad Farnsworth (Director, Center for International Business Education)
• Errol Wint (The Career Center)
• Laura Grande (Asian Languages and Literature)
• Jan Afonso (LSA Academic Advising)
• Armando E. M. Reyes (International Field Experience, School of Public Health)

Presented by LSA Academic Advising, the Language Resource Center, the Career Center, and the International Center

These programs are UM International Career Pathways events.

Posted by kkowatch on September 27, 2010 at 10:23 AM | Comments (0)

UM Fall Engineering Career Fair - Monday and Tuesday, September 27, 28

UM Engineering Career Fair
Monday, September 27, 2010 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Pierpont, Duderstadt, EECS, CSE

Hosted by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Tau Beta Pi (TBP)
Additional information is available online at http://www.umcareerfair.org/.

Just a few tips for SI Students that are planning on attending the Career Fair next week:

1. Arrive early. The Career Fair starts at 10am and that is when recruiters are energized, interested, and haven’t met several hundred students already. If you can, talk to the recruiters early on, then go back once more before you leave to ensure that you left an impression.

2. Be prepared to talk about the School of Information and bridge the gap between your skills/abilities/specialization and what their company does (this may involve you doing some research on the companies prior to the fair). The recruiters are there to recruit engineering students, but you too are of value to them. Sometimes, you just need to make it known to them what that value is. It’s ideal to be able to tell them what position in their company is a fit for your skill set.

3. Collect business cards. This gives you the opportunity to follow up with everyone that you meet, especially if they are only recruiting for engineering students. You can later email them and ask the recruiter to put you in touch with someone in a department more appropriate to what you are studying here at SI. Or, you can just send a thank you.

IMPORTANT! The CoE Engineering Career Resource Center hosts an online recruiting system similar to iTrack called HireMe. When you meet with employers at the fair, they may say, “Sign up for an interview in HireMe.” However, non-CoE students are not allowed to use HireME, so be sure to tell the recruiter that you cannot do so and need to set up an interview outside of that system.

If you are interested in reading up on how else you can prepare for the Engineering Career Fair, check out the following links:

Career Fairs & Job Fairs
Preparing for A Career Fair
How to Prepare for a Career Fair
The Ten Keys to Success at Job and Career Fairs

Posted by kkowatch on September 27, 2010 at 09:44 AM | Comments (0)

Employers@UM: National Security Agency Information Session - Tuesday, September 28

National Security Agency Information Session
Tuesday, Sept 28, 2010
5:30-6:30
EECS 1311

This information session is open to SI students. The NSA has asked our office to STRONGLY ENCOURAGE SI students interested in working for the NSA to attend the information session. It was reported at last year's engineering fair that the NSA commented that SI candidates exhibited an interesting and unique mix of skills that set them apart from other CS majors they had seen all day. This was reported by a recent graduate that was interviewed and hired by the NSA directly as a result of the fair.

If you have any interest in working for the NSA this year or next, go to the information session if you can.

Posted by kkowatch on September 27, 2010 at 09:36 AM | Comments (0)

UM Alumni Association: Real Life 101

What Will You Become?

Think of any career field, and, odds are, there’s a U-M alum in it.
What will you become? We can help you find your path with Real Life 101.

Monday, September 27, 6-8 p.m.: Success Through the Art of Charm

We’ve all heard that it’s not what you know, but who you know. So, how do you meet and connect with the people who can lead you to success in your future career? Learn a step-by-step process from U-M alumni and entrepreneurs Jordan Harbinger, ’03, JD’07, and AJ Harbinger, ’03.

Jordan and AJ are owners of the Art of Charm. Their unique presentation will spark an identity-level shift in your beliefs about what is possible for you to experience and achieve.

Learn ways to generate a rapport with people in your life so they actually like you and want to help you achieve your goals. Then, they will guide you toward creating a vision for your future.

By the end of this presentation you’ll have exposure to tools and technology used by expert entrepreneurs and C-Level executives that will put you in the top 5 percent of networkers anywhere.

Success can’t be achieved without your active participation. Be present, be here.

The event is free, and dinner will be provided.

Register online now and reserve your spot

Limited walk-ups will be available.
Monday, November 15, 6-8 p.m.

Check back for details on this event.
Monday, February 21, 6-8 p.m.

Check back for details on this event.
Monday, April 11, 6-8 p.m.

Check back for details on this event.

All sessions take place at the Alumni Center (200 Fletcher Street).

Posted by kkowatch on September 22, 2010 at 05:31 PM | Comments (0)

Employers@SI: Yahoo! - September 23, 2010

Yahoo! Information Session
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 23
2255 North Quad

Chris Hanrath, MSI-HCI alumnus and current User Experience Designer for Yahoo, will be at SI to talk to students about career opportunities for SI students at Yahoo. He’ll discuss the critical skills and characteristics that Yahoo seeks in candidates. Learn how you can best market and position yourself for a Yahoo career. If Yahoo is a top organization of interest for you, come and check it out, and network with Chris. He’s great and he is always willing to help out SI students.


Register to attend via iTrack!

Posted by kkowatch on September 22, 2010 at 02:54 PM | Comments (0)

Japanese Students Visit SI and other International Activities This Week!

Three exciting Internationally-Oriented Events going on this week at SI and UM!:
Meet and Greet: Japanese Students Visit SI from Tsukuba University – Friday
Global Education Programs Fair - Thursday
Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships – Today, Wednesday!

Meet and Greet: Japanese Students Visit SI from Tsukuba University
Friday, September 24, 2010
Noon to 1:00pm
2185 North Quad

The UM Asia Library is hosting two students and one faculty person from Tsukuba University in Japan. In this session, the students, undergraduate library students, will share about their educational program, the library structure in Japan and be open to any questions that you might have for them. Please RSVP on iTrack and bring your lunch!

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Global Education Programs Fair
Thursday, September 23, 2010
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Michigan Union, Ballroom

Get your all access pass to engage with the world through the University of Michigan:
• Explore more than 100 UM Programs in more than 40 countries
• Attend a Ready, Set, Go Global session
• Talk with past participants and program advisors
• Learn about work, study, and volunteer programs,
• Study off campus for the entire academic year, or fall, winter, spring, and summer terms

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Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
7:00-8:30 PM
1120 Weill Hall (Ford School)
An International Career Pathways Event

Moderator
Alexis Guild: Ford School of Public Policy, Peace Corps Advisor, International Center.

Graduate Panelists: Organized Programs, Formal Application Process
Alexis Guild: Ford School of Public Policy. Kiva Fellow in summer 2010 in Bolivia, where she worked with two of Kiva’s microfinance partners.

John Asante-Antwi: School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy. Fellowship through the William Davidson Institute (WDI) in Rwanda with an NGO called Access Project.
Funding: William Davidson Institute. For application information contact Sinia Whatmore at surya@bus.umich.edu, http://www.wdi.umich.edu

Mayela Montenegro: Ford School of Public Policy. Internship with the U.S. Department of State, at the US Embassy in Zimbabwe. Apply by Nov. 1 for summer 2011 on the State Department’s website, http://www.careers.state.gov – come to the Oct. 5 ICP panel with UM’s Diplomat-in-Residence for more info.
Funding: Internship was paid by State Department, but many State internships are unpaid.

Ankush Sharma: School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. WHO Internship Programme at WHO Headquarters, Geneva Switzerland. http://www.who.int/employment/internship/en/
To be considered for a Summer internship, applications are accepted between December 1 - January 31 each year.
Funding: Becker Scholarship Fund, Irving Zeitz Memorial Fund, Center for Population Planning Fund, and
George Simmons Memorial Fund

Carrie Rheingans: School of Social Work and School of Public Health—MHIRT participant in 2005. Funding: MHIRT participants are fully funded through the program (airfare, stipend, and research). Apply for MHIRT by Nov. 12 for summer 2011—contact Temuulen Johnson at temuulen@umich.edu.

Graduate Panelists: Self-Found Internships
Lin Jones: School of Information. Internship in Beijing, China with the US Trade Representative. Found independently.
Funding: International Institute (available to students in all Schools & Colleges)

Sara Blumenthal: Dual degree, School of Public Health and Ford School of Public Policy.. Internship in Ghana with a coalition of NGOs in health. Found internship through Idealist.org.
Funding: William Davidson Institute (Student-Initiated Internship)

Sarah Pipes: School of Information. Internship in Budapest, Hungary with the Center for Media and Communications Studies at Central European University, on privacy and data security.
Funding: School of Information, Community Informatics Corps Summer Internship Stipend

Carrie Rheingans: School of Social Work and School of Public Health--Community organizing in China with various AIDS NGOs, worked with local partners to coordinate the first-ever national conference on social work and HIV in Beijing, coordinated 14 undergraduates as well as organizing at the 2010 International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. She created the internship herself after hearing that a professor was going to be working in Beijing and Shanghai this summer.
Funding: SSW Office of Global Activities Social Work, and from the School of Social Work Alumni Board of Governors.

For more information and to RSVP, login to iTrack at http://www.si.umich.edu/careers/students.htm

Posted by kkowatch on September 22, 2010 at 02:48 PM | Comments (0)

Hot Shots: Career Connections at Melange

Hot Shots: Career Connections at Melange
Sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Time: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Location: Melange, 314 S. Main, Ann Arbor
Cost: FREE

Bring your resume, and come and mingle with growing, innovative companies in a fun and relaxed environment! This event is only for talent seeking opportunities for themselves. Recruiters and staffing companies should use other venues to meet with these company representatives. If you would like your company to participate, contact Amy Cell at Amy@AnnArborUSA.org.
Registration for this event will open on Tues., Sept. 21st.

COMPANIES ATTENDING:
Adaptive Materials, Inc.
- Research Scientist or Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Supplier Quality Engineer
- Office Manager (Part-Time)
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
- Software Development Engineers
- Software Quality Assurance Engineers
- Principal Software Engineers
- Product Specialists
- Sales Engineers
- Technical Support Engineers
General Electric Company
JDM Systems Consultants
MANAGEMENT
- Project Manager - Application, Infrastructure, Business Process
ANALYST
- Systems Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Business Analyst
QUALITY ASSURANCE
- QA Tester
- Analyst Web Developer
DEVELOPERS
- J2EE developer/architect
- J2EE/JAVA/SOA Architect/Developer
- .Net Web Developer
- iPhone Developer
- Web Content Administrator
- UI Developer
SECURITY
- Network Security Analyst
DATA WAREHOUSE
- Business Warehouse Solutions Architect
SPECIALTY DEVELOPER
- 8 Report Developer
Unimerco
- Sales Engineer - Cutting Tools
- HR Assistant/Finance Supervisor
More Information

Posted by kkowatch on September 20, 2010 at 04:40 PM | Comments (0)

This Week at SI-CDO - Monday, September 20, 2010

In this Edition:
Employers@SI
Pep News/Announcements
Other Career Events on Campus
Workshops/Programs
Job Search Resource of the Week
Walk-in Hours for the Week
RSVP for Upcoming Events

Employers @ SI
Yahoo Information Session
Thursday, September 23
Noon-1:30 p.m.
2255 North Quad

Pizza will be served!
RSVP is required in iTrack by Tuesday, September 21st

SI Alum, Chris Hanrath will be talking with students to give them an overview of the company, as well as discuss the types of job opportunities and careers that are available for SI students. Sign-up is required through iTrack.

PEP News/Announcements
SI 681 Career Development Seminar
Wednesday, September 22: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 23: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Monday, September 27: 12:00-2:00 p.m.

All sessions will be held in 3100 North Quad/Ehrlicher Room.

ALL STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN A SUMMER INTERNSHIP FOR SI 681 MUST PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF THESE SEMINARS. SIGN UP IS REQUIRED THROUGH ITRACK BY TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST.

Other Career Events on Campus
Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships
Wednesday, September 22
7:00-8:30 p.m.
1120 Weill Hall

See all International Career Pathway Events at http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP/series/index.html.

International Library Meet & Greet
Friday, September 24
Noon-1:00 p.m.
2185 North Quad

The UM Asia Library is hosting two students and one faculty person from Tsukuba University in Japan. In this session, the students, undergraduate library students, will share about their educational program, the library structure in Japan and be open to any questions that you might have for them. Please bring your lunch!

Workshops/Programs
Getting Started (or at least thinking about) Your Job Search
Tuesday, September 21
Noon-1:00 p.m.
2255 North Quad

Don’t worry you don’t need to start sending out your resume today. Just come to hear about all of the resources you have available to help you in your job search and recommended timelines. Learn about the top 3 most effective job search methods for SI graduates.

Resume Writing Workshop
Friday, September 24
Noon-1:00 p.m.
2255 North Quad

In this hands-on workshop, learn how to write and utilize a well-written and formatted resume. The main components of a resume will be included, including tips on how to tailor a resume and make it catch the eye of an employer. BRING YOUR RESUME!

Job Search Resource of the Week
Get started on your job search... it takes only five minutes! The SI Career Development Office has developed a Five-Minute, How-To Job Series to help get you started. Each presentation is only five minutes long. A narrator will take you through the beginning steps to an effective job or internship search. http://www.si.umich.edu/careers/resources.htm

• How to Create an Effective Networking Pitch
• How to Get a Job or Internship
• How to Get a Part-Time Job
• How to Write a Resume -- In 5 Minutes Flat

Walk-in Hours for the Week
Joanna Kroll (jckroll@umich.edu)
Tuesday, September 21 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. - 3360 North Quad
Thursday, September 23 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. - SI Student Lounge, North Quad

Kelly Kowatch (kkowatch@umich.edu)
Thursday, September 23 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. - 3360 North Quad
Friday, September 24 from 10:30 – 11:30 am - SI Student Lounge, North Quad

Emily Bowman Appointment/Walk-In Hours Next Week
If you have general career development questions, need assistance with your part-time job search, or would like your resume reviewed, you can make an appointment with Emily Bowman by emailing her at embow@umich.edu. Students who schedule appointments will be given first priority but walk-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, September 22 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. - 3360 North Quad
Thursday, September 23 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, September 24 from Noon to 3:30pm – 3360 North Quad
Students who schedule appointments will be given first priority but walk-ins are welcome.

Walk-in appointments are meant to answer your quick 10-minutes or less questions. If you need a longer counseling session, please make an appointment by emailing si.careers@umich.edu.

RSVP for Upcoming Events
• Sep 27 Sapient Presentation
• Sep 28 Menlo Innovations Presentation
• Sep 28 Google Presentation
• Sep 29 ISKME Presentation
• Sep 29 Career Exploration Information
• Sep 30 Cover Letter Writing Workshop

Posted by shamille on September 20, 2010 at 11:52 AM | Comments (0)

Employers@UM: McKinsey & Company - September 23, 2010

McKINSEY & COMPANY PRESENTATION AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
For Ph.D. students, Post-docs, M.D. students, Interns, Residents, Fellows and non-M.B.A. Masters* students

Thursday, Sept 23
6:00-8:00 PM ET
Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Central Room
100 Washtenaw Ave
RSVP: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LKDV69R

Presentation Agenda:
6:00-6:30pm Introduction to McKinsey and our work, overview of recruiting steps
6:30-6:45pm Group Q&A
6:45-8:00pm Reception, McKinsey consultants available for small group and individual discussions (refreshments served)

A CAREER WITH McKINSEY & COMPANY

McKinsey & Company is a management consulting firm that advises senior management of the world's leading organizations on issues of strategy, organization, technology and operations. People join us from a wide range of disciplines, and you'll find that we're more interested in your achievements than your particular area of studies. Working with us, you will gain exposure to a diverse range of industry sectors and business issues that will not only enhance your career options, but also accelerate your personal development.

So, if you like the idea of a career alternative that will stimulate and challenge you, along with the opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a supportive, team-based environment, please join us for our presentation.

Please visit our website at www.apd.mckinsey.com to learn more about us. The website features profiles of consultants with backgrounds similar to your own, information about selection criteria, application tips, and the online application form.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Application deadline for permanent positions in offices worldwide: October 3, 2010
Please visit our website for more information and to apply: www.apd.mckinsey.com

If you will be finished with your studies in 2011 you should apply for a permanent position by the deadline above. Medical interns, residents and fellows finishing in 2012 may also apply now, for a permanent position, to receive an early decision. Those finishing studies in 2012 may apply for an internship in early January 2011.
All others finishing their program at a later date are welcome to attend and learn more for the future.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS
Women at McKinsey - WebEx presentations
Learn more about what makes the experience of women at McKinsey unique. Presenters will discuss the support they receive in their personal and professional growth, the network of exceptional women professionals of which they are a part, and share personal stories about their McKinsey experience. You'll have a chance to ask questions and understand why other women with backgrounds like yours explored McKinsey as a career option. All sessions will cover similar information. While not required, we recommend attending our general recruiting presentation on Campus or via WebEx in advance of a Women's WebEx. The general recruiting presentations are the primary source for general information about McKinsey and our Advanced Professional Degree (APD) Recruiting efforts. Please RSVP through this website: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/womenwebex

Date/ Time:
Friday, September 17, 3:00-4:00 pm ET
Friday, September 24, 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Please contact your recruiter should you have questions:
Sonja Nelson
APD_Recruiting@mckinsey.com
www.apd.mckinsey.com
Check us out on facebook and Twitter: http://www.facebook.com/McKinseyHealthcare and http://twitter.com/McKinseyAPD

*Please note that Masters students should have completed their undergraduate degree before July 1, 2007 If you completed your undergraduate degree after this date, visit www.mckinsey.com/usschools to learn more about our Business Analyst opportunities.

Posted by kkowatch on September 20, 2010 at 10:27 AM | Comments (0)

Doing More with Less: Enhancing your Library’s Reach and Resources

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 – Plymouth District Library – 9am-1pm

Library budgets all over the country are shrinking, and Southeast Michigan is no exception. Libraries must learn how to be resilient, flexible organizations, drawing on new sources of funding and stretching limited budgets further. To learn more about innovative fundraising and how to continue to draw new audiences to your library, join us for TLN’s Annual Fall Workshop, presented by the TLN Adult Services Committee. Our topic this year is “Doing More with Less: Enhancing your Library’s Reach and Resources.”

Session 1: 9:30-10:30

Shelley Gach-Droz and Charlaine Ezell, members of the board of Friends of Michigan Libraries, will present "Friends for Life: Libraries and Friends Groups Working Together". This presentation highlights the three roles of Friends Groups and how they are changing and the working relationships between libraries, directors and Friends.

Session 2: 10:35-11:35

Our second speaker is Krissa Rumsey, grant writer and administrator at the Washtenaw Community College foundation. Her presentation, “Grant-getting: It’s All About Relationships,” will help you debunk the mystery of seeking and writing grants and understand how to successfully draft, submit, and receive grant money for your library. This session will also provide an overview of the world of grants and the pieces that must be in place to attract the attention of potential funders. Knowing where to look for funding and developing a funder-focused approached to grant-seeking can help increase your grant-writing success rate.
Session 3: 12:00-1:00

Shari Fesko, a teen librarian at the Southfield Public Library will share her fresh perspective on “Programming on a Shoestring Budget”, and discuss a variety of economical, in-house programs that are easy to coordinate and host and that appeal to adult patrons. You’ll leave with new ideas for adult programming and strategies for attracting new audiences to your library.

Registration
Workshop registration includes continental breakfast and workshop materials. The program runs from 9am until 1pm on Wednesday, October 6th, with check-in starting at 9:00am and the first workshop session beginning at 9:30. Rates are as follows: $15.00 for TLN-affiliated libraries, $20.00 for attendees from libraries not part of TLN, and $10.00 for library science students.
Registration deadline is September 30, 2010.
Please make checks payable to The Library Network. You may mail checks or send them through the TLN delivery route.

Send completed registration form and payment to:

Rachael Dreyer
Chelsea District Library
221 S. Main Street
Chelsea, MI 48118
Phone: (734) 475-8732
TLN Delivery Code: CHEL 216

Go to http://listserv2.michigan.gov/wa.exe?A2=ind1008E&L=MICHLIB-L&P=4782 to download the registration form.

Posted by kkowatch on September 17, 2010 at 03:10 PM | Comments (0)

Employers@SI: Google (Mountain View, California) - Tuesday September 28

Organization: Google (Mountain View, CA)

Google will be at SI on Tuesday, Sept 28th for an information Session from 7:00-8:00 in 2255 NQ to talk about UEX career opportunities.

They are also actively recruiting for FT UEX Design position http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/students/us/technical/user-experience-designer-new-grad-mountain-view/index.html
so if you are interested in applying (and are graduating in Dec. 2010 or April 2011), submit your resume to the Google Resume Book in iTrack by Sept 21st.

Google will be selecting candidates from the Resume Book to interview in their Ann Arbor office on September 29th.

To add your resume to the Google Resume Book, log in to your iTrack account and select:
• Documents/Opt-In Resume Book/Select Resume Book

YOU MUST HAVE AN APPROVED RESUME IN ITRACK FOR RESUME BOOK SUBMISSIONS. If you DO NOT have an approved resume in iTrack, it will take 48 hours to review and approve your resume into the system. Be mindful of the resume deadline of SEPTEMBER 21, 2010.

Additional Information:
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. It's an enormous goal to accomplish and we need great people to help us achieve it!

Come learn about Google and meet our Googlers at this exciting event!

User Experience @ Google
Speaker: Sasha Verhage, Design Lead
Tuesday, September 28 @ 7:00pm
3100 NQ
Lunch is provided!
Sign up is required through the Google link below AND through iTrack!

Sign up for these event by RSVPing here. RSVPing helps us know how many people to order food for, but everyone is welcome!

Interested in full-time User Experience Design positions @ Google?

Please complete this form to receive announcements about our job opportunities, scholarships, and programs.

If you have questions about job opportunities, please feel free to contact Jessica Lulovics at jluls@google.com. We look forward to meeting you!

Posted by kkowatch on September 17, 2010 at 03:04 PM | Comments (0)

SI-CDO’s New Kid on the Block: Emily Mahood Bowman

Hello there SI students, faculty, and staff! I’m Emily Bowman, and I’ll be the trusty Graduate Assistant in the SI Career Development Office. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work amongst the exceptional SI staff while supporting and building relationships with SI students on their career development journeys.

As a first-year MSI student and a recent emigrant from the south, getting accustomed to a new region, a new city, a new school, and new jobs has certainly provided enough excitement to keep me gasping for air. So now that we are one and a half weeks in to the semester, I can breathe again. And I’m ready to start meeting SI students who may need some help preparing their resumes, finding a part-time job, or scoping out internships opportunities for this year.

I am no stranger to working with students, as I’ve spent the last six years working in various student development capacities in higher education. I hold a Master of Education in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of West Florida, as well as my Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Development from Florida State University. While I’ve always enjoyed student affairs and higher education, I knew that something was missing. So here I am at SI, studying social computing... and exploring how I can combine my past experiences with my interest in the information professions.

I encourage you to stop by and meet with me if you are ever in need of any career assistance. I will hold walk-in hours in the SI-CDO every week (which will be advertised in the weekly CDO email), and you are welcome to make an appointment with me via email at embow@umich.edu.

And of course, what kind of social computing student would I be without a shout-out about my various sites on the web? Feel free to connect with me on facebook.com/emilymahood and linkedin.com/in/emilymahood, just to name a few. Bonus points to anyone who can find me elsewhere on the web!

Have an awesome week!

Emily

Posted by embow on September 15, 2010 at 01:43 PM | Comments (1)

Igniting Innovation in Michigan Event for Entrepreneurs

Calling All Entrepreneurs!
• Need to know where to go for financing or help in renegotiating business loans?
• Does your company’s burn rate keep you up at night?
• Worried about lack of runway - OR effectively managing your growth?
• Do you want to know more about the region’s latest innovation trends?
• Or what support services are available at little or NO cost?
• Want to perfect your business pitch?


If you answered yes to any of the above questions or want to make strategic connections with other business leaders, then you can't afford to miss WWJ Newsradio 950’s power-packed conference:

IGNITING INNOVATION IN MICHIGAN:
ENTREPRENEURS IN ACTION
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ford Conference and Event Center
1151 Village Road | Dearborn, MI

Igniting Innovation In Michigan will bring together resources from private, public and non-profit sectors – all in one place – to assist start-up and second stage companies thrive. In addition to benefiting from lessons learned by other successful entrepreneurs who have overcome major business challenges, you’ll also hear from venture capitalists, entrepreneur training providers, legal consultants, and others.

ADVANCE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE IS $50

Registration Benefits Include:
Breakfast and Lunch

Strategic Networking - Make the connections you need to succeed with funding sources, talent, service providers and support programs from government and community organizations.
Panel Discussions - Get great content and hear from a variety of panelists on such topics including: You Know The Product, Now Meet The Person Behind It; Innovation/Entrepreneurship Trends, Training and Other Resources; and Advice From Successful Entrepreneurs.

Business Coach-Up Sessions - A free 30-minute one-on-one with vetted business counselors on such topics as idea evaluation, business plan reviews, financing options, the :30 elevator pitch review and general viability feedback. Advance reservations for a specific coaching session is required at the time you book your registration.

The Mingle and Match Session - Give your pitch or make "business ask/need" to a conference audience of investors, venture capitalists, talent, strategic partners, financial service providers and more! Come prepared to give your one minute pitch to everyone in attendance at the event. Network, find partners and explore opportunities in this session.
A complimentary 1G flash drive loaded with a Conference Sponsor and Resource Guide – and lots of strategic networking throughout the day.
GLITR Awards Presentation - meet the winners from the recent GLITR Awards Competition as they are announced during a special cocktail reception.
Space is limited and advanced registration is strongly encouraged. Mingle and Match and Business Coach-Up options are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register Here.

Posted by kkowatch on September 15, 2010 at 12:32 PM | Comments (0)

Internship Presentations: Community Informatics Internship Presentations Hosted by the CIC

CIC Presents: CI Internship Presentations!
Time: Friday September 17th 11:30am-1pm
Location: 1255 North Quad


All SI students are invited to this Community Informatics Corps-sponsored event to learn more about what your classmates did for their summer internships.

Regardless of your specialization, come to learn more about possible public interest internship&career options.

11:40-11:50 – Andrew Gordon, Media & Democracy Coalition in Washington, D.C.

11:55-12:05 – Carrie Nusbaum, United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT/ESCAP) in Incheon, Republic of Korea.

12:10-12:20 – Sarah Pipes, Central European University Center for Media and Communications Studies (CMCS) in Budapest, Hungary.

12:25-12:35 – Gabriel Krieshok, United States Department of State - Bureau of African Affairs - U.S. Embassy Lomé.

12:35pm-1pm – All panelists open Q&A

About the panelists:

Three SI students (Andrew Gordon, Sarah Pipes and Carrie Nusbaum) were awarded 2010 CIC Internship Stipend for their summer internship opportunities.

More details about their internships here:
http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/sicareers/archives/2010/06/three_si_studen.html

More details about Gabriel Krieshok’s summer ICT4D fieldwork in Africa here: http://pompe.people.si.umich.edu/?page_id=19

Posted by kkowatch on September 14, 2010 at 02:52 PM | Comments (0)

Fall International Employment Workshops

The SI Career Development Office is hosting a workshop on how to find an international internship this Friday. Also, various units on campus collaborate annually to host a range of workshops and presentations on international employment opportunities as part of the International Career Pathways Series. See below for details on these events.

International Internship Search Workshop (UMSI)
Friday, September 17, 2010
Noon to 1:00pm
2255 North Quad

In this workshop, gain tips, advice, and access to resources to guide your international internship search. Because international internships can be more difficult to secure and funding opportunity deadlines are early, its best to get an early start on this search.

RSVP on iTrack to attend.

________________________________________
INTERNATIONAL CAREER PATHWAYS at UM

Are you interested in working, interning, volunteering abroad, or in an international career?
Check out the International Career Pathways series of panel discussions in September & October and the International Opportunities Fair!
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP/series/index.html

International Employment Myths & Opportunities
Thursday, September 16, 7:00-8:30 pm, 1120 Weill Hall

Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships
Wednesday, September 22, 7:00-8:30 pm, 1120 Weill Hall

Funding for Internships & Research Abroad
Tuesday, September 28, 4:00-5:30 pm, 1120 Weill Hall

Career Opportunities for Foreign Language Students
Wednesday, September 29, 7:00-9:00 pm, MLB

Tuesday, October 5, 6:00-7:00 pm, 1120 Weill Hall
Careers in US Foreign Affairs

Marketing Your International Experience to Employers
Thursday, October 7, 4:30-6:00 pm, Lurie Eng. Ctr. Johnson Room (North Campus)

German-American Career Day
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 5:00-7:00 pm, Vandenberg Room, Michigan League
50 Years of Peace Corps at University of Michigan
Wednesday, October 13 through Saturday, October 16
http://peacecorps.umich.edu
Global Careers in Engineering, Information, & Technology
Tuesday, October 19, 5:30-7:00 pm, Chrysler Lobby, North Campus

International Environmental Careers
Wednesday October 20, 3:00-4:30 pm, Room 1040 Dana

Careers in Global Health
Wednesday, October 20, 5:00-7:00 pm, Michigan Union

Teaching & Volunteering Abroad
Wednesday, October 20, 7:00-8:30 pm, Michigan Union

International Opportunities Fair
Thursday, October 21, 2:00-6:00 pm, Michigan Union Ballroom
International Opportunities Fair

Graduate Internships with the UN
Tuesday, November 9, 4:00-5:00 pm, 1120 Weill Hall
________________________________________

University of Michigan School of Information
Career Development Office
si.careers@umich.edu
3360 North Quad
(734)647-7650

Posted by kkowatch on September 14, 2010 at 02:19 PM | Comments (0)

This Week at SI-CDO - Tuesday, September 14, 2010

In this Edition:
About Us (Staff Profiles)
Meet the new SI Career Development Office Graduate Assistant
CDO Walk-in Hours This Week!
iTrack Updates & Announcements
RSVP for upcoming events

About Us
Joanna Kroll - Sr. Associate Director of Career Development
• Over 13 years working in Career Development - 10 years at SI
• Hold a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University and Masters degree in Counseling from Wayne State University
• I primarily work with 2nd year SI students on their job search and career development needs
• I am the co-author of the book The New Information Professional: Your Guide to Careers in the Digital Age
• Fun facts: I have 2 boys - Nick 7 and Jack 5, along with a cute dog, Shelby. I live in the quaint community of Plymouth. I love to read (but never have enough time with 2 boys and a dog - and husband), and attend professional sporting events. Golf and running are hobbies of mine - wish I had more time to do both! I am a bit of a pop culture junkie as well. I love being a career counselor and working with students, but a career in entertainment reporting would have been another good fit for me.
• Most unique job: I was a janitor at my high school for one summer during college.
• Feel free to check out my LinkedIn profile for more information http://www.linkedin.com/in/

Kelly Kowatch - Assistant Director of Career Development
• Over 7 years working in Career Development in four different career services offices; I’ve been at SI for almost 4 years
• My degrees are a Bachelor of Arts in Policy and Applied Economics from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University
• I primarily work with 1st year SI students on their internship search and career development needs and plan ASB and coordinate international activities at SI
• I am (also) the co-author of the book The New Information Professional: Your Guide to Careers in the Digital Age
• Fun facts: I have 2 cats and live in Ypsilanti. I love to take classes on everything and anything (currently in German), read anything and everything, and I am constantly renovating my house. I am an avid traveler and have been to over 25 countries and 45 US States and received a Fulbright Award in 2009.
• Most unique job: I was a “Bob” (think Office Space) for the State of Ohio when I was a Performance Auditor. I like helping people find jobs now so much more!
• Feel free to check out my LinkedIn profile for more information http://www.linkedin.com/in/kellykowatch

Shamille Orr - Career Development Assistant
• Over 3 years working in Higher Education - 2 years at SI
• Hold a Bachelors degree in Business from Western Michigan University
• I provide administrative support for the Career Development Office and work with all students on their various needs (from overrides to iTrack access)
• Fun facts: I lived in Ann Arbor for 13 years and graduated from Pioneer High School - directly across from the football stadium. I live in Ypsilanti (1.2 miles from my parents) and I love spending time with my family and friends!
• Most unique job: I was a party hostess at a place similar to Chuck E. Cheese - this is where I learned how to make cotton candy!
• Feel free to check out my LinkedIn profile for more information http://www.linkedin.com/in/shamilleorr

Meet the new SI Career Development Office Graduate Assistant
The SI Career Development Office has hired a current MSI student, Emily Bowman, to assist in student advising appointments and the coordination of career development events and other special projects. Emily has a background in student affairs and a M.Ed in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of West Florida.

Emily will be holding office hours next Wednesday from Noon to 4pm and Friday from Noon to 3:30pm. If you have general career development questions, need assistance with your part-time job search, or would like your resume reviewed, you can make an appointment with Emily Bowman by emailing her at embow@umich.edu. Students who schedule appointments will be given first priority but walk-ins are welcome.

CDO Walk-in Hours This Week!
Joanna Kroll (jckroll@umich.edu)
Tuesday, September 14 from 1:00-2:00—3360 North Quad
Thursday, September 16 from 11:00-12:00—SI Student Lounge, North Quad

Kelly Kowatch (kkowatch@umich.edu)
Wednesday, September 15 from 9:00 – 10:00am – 3360 North Quad
Friday, September 17 from 10:30 – 11:30am – SI Student Lounge, North Quad

Emily Bowman Appointment/Walk-In Hours Next Week
If you have general career development questions, need assistance with your part-time job search, or would like your resume reviewed, you can make an appointment with Emily Bowman by emailing her at embow@umich.edu. Students who schedule appointments will be given first priority but walk-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, September 15 from Noon to 4pm – 3360 North Quad
Friday, September 17 from Noon to 3:30pm – 3360 North Quad
Students who schedule appointments will be given first priority but walk-ins are welcome.

Walk-in appointments are meant to answer your quick 10-minutes or less questions. If you need a longer counseling session, please make an appointment by emailing si.careers@umich.edu.

iTrack Updates & Announcements
REGISTER on iTrack today to SEARCH for part-time jobs, internships, and full-time jobs!

UPLOAD your resume to iTrack to apply to jobs through the system AND to make your resume accessible to employers!

UPDATE your resume on iTrack - it’s time to add your summer internship experience to your resume!

SI Resume Book - if you want your resume included in the all SI Resume Book that we send out to employers, please update your resume by Sept 30th in iTrack. We will NOT include resumes that have not been updated in the past 6 months.

Are you new to iTrack and would like a brief tutorial to get started (or you just have questions)? No problem, simply contact si.careers@umich.edu to set up a 15 minute tutorial session.

International Internship Search Workshop
Noon-1 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 17
2255 North Quad

In this workshop, gain tips, advice, and access to resources to guide your international internship search. Because international internships can be more difficult to secure and funding opportunity deadlines are early, it’s best to get an early start on this search.

RSVP for upcoming events:
We are offering many workshops and programs this semester to help arm you with the toolkit to successfully navigate through your internship or job search. Below are just a few of them. For a comprehensive list of all of our events this semester, view the iTrack calendar of events—and sign-up. Don’t worry… if you can’t attend a workshop, we will make most of the information available on our website—or just make an appointment to get the information. Watch for publicity!

• Sep 21 Job Search Resources and Networking Tips
• Sep 23 Yahoo! Presentation
• Sep 24 Resume Writing Workshop
• Sep 27 Sapient Presentation
• Sep 28 Menlo Innovations Presentation
• Sep 28 Google Presentation
• Sep 29 ISKME Presentation
• Sep 29 Career Exploration Information
• Sep 30 Cover Letter Writing Workshop

Posted by shamille on September 14, 2010 at 11:14 AM | Comments (0)

Some Job Search Inspiration- When Youth is a Job Qualification

N.Y. / REGION | September 09, 2010
Entry Level: When Youth Is a Job Qualification
By ROBIN FINN
Steven M. Volpe, a recent college graduate and an avid computer user, turned his interest in social media into a job for the Alzheimer's Association.


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/nyregion/09entry.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

Posted by jckroll on September 13, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Comments (0)

Employers@SI: Sapient (Boston)

About: A business and IT consulting company, Sapient is comprised of three business groups each as unique as the industries and audiences they serve. And yet, what unifies us, what makes us greater than the sum of our parts is our global signature. A signature in the form of a simply stated, yet profound point of fact: we make businesses more efficient, profitable, and prepared to succeed in today’s ever evolving, always challenging, technology fueled business world.

Sapient will be at SI for an information session and to conduct informal interviews (screeners for formal interviews in October) for a few open full-time positions. These positions are available for new graduates, Dec 2010, or April 2011 graduates. Even if you are not graduating this year, if Sapient is an organization of interest for future opportunities, you should attend the info session to learn more about them and their recruiting process—valuable NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY!

• Information Session
Monday, Sept 27th
6:00-7:00
3100 NQ- Ehrlicher Room
Sign up required through iTrack by Sept. 23rd

• Informal/Screening Interviews
Monday, Sept 27th
3:00-6:00 (30 minute interviews)
3360 NQ Suite
Resume submission deadline: Friday, Sept 17th

To be considered for a informal/screening interview, submit your resume (with a link to your portfolio) to the Sapient Resume Book in iTrack by Friday, Sept 17th at midnight.
• Documents/Opt-In Resume Book/Select Resume Book

YOU MUST HAVE AN APPROVED RESUME IN ITRACK FOR RESUME BOOK SUBMISSIONS. If you DO NOT have an approved resume in iTrack, it will take 48 hours to review and approve your resume into the system. Be mindful of the resume deadline --SEPTEMBER 17th!!!

Positions:
For full descriptions of each position, refer to the postings in iTrack:

• Jr. Interactive Developer- Full Time iTrack job #715266

• Jr. Designer – Full Time iTrack job#715267

• Jr. Information Architect- Full Time iTrack job#715268

Posted by kkowatch on September 13, 2010 at 10:46 AM | Comments (0)

Employers@SI: Deloitte & Touche (Detroit)

Deloitte & Touche will be on campus in September to recruit for the following positions (see below). Although recruiting activities will take place at the Ross School of Business, they would like to recruit SI students as well.

To be considered for an on-campus interview, add your resume to the Deloitte & Touche Resume Book in iTrack by Thursday, Sept 16th at midnight.
• Documents/Opt-In Resume Book/Select Resume Book

YOU MUST HAVE AN APPROVED RESUME IN ITRACK FOR RESUME BOOK SUBMISSIONS. If you DO NOT have an approved resume in iTrack, it will take 48 hours to review and approve your resume into the system. Be mindful of the resume deadline --SEPTEMBER 16th!

Positions:
For full descriptions of each position, refer to the postings in iTrack.

Advisory Intern (Summer 2010) - Technology Risk iTrack job #715136
Detroit, Michigan
Deloitte & Touche

Advisory, Technology Risk - Full Time iTrack job#715132
Detroit, Michigan
Deloitte & Touche

Deloitte & Touche: Fall 2010 On-campus activities at the Ross School of Business (open to SI students)
Meet your Recruiters – 9/7/2010, 3 pm – 6pm (Yogobliss)
Office Hours – 9/13/2010, 11am – 3pm (Business School, West Lobby Table)
Meet the Firms – 9/13/2010, (School of Business - Colloquium (6th floor))
Firm Presentation – 9/15/2010 (Business School)
Networking Event – 9/17/2010, 11am – 2pm (Bubble Island)
Office Hours – 9/21/2010, 10am – 2pm (Business School, East Lobby Table #3

Posted by kkowatch on September 13, 2010 at 10:45 AM | Comments (0)

This Week at SI-CDO - Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Welcome New Students & Welcome Back Continuing Students!
The SI Career Development Office CDO looks forward to working with you this year as you pursue your career goals. Every Friday you will receive a weekly announcement from our office that will include event/program publicity for the following week, reminders to RSVP via iTrack, along with other helpful resources and tips as your start on your career journey.

Come and check out our new offices! We are located in 3360 NQ!
To set up an appointment for an individual career counseling session contact:
• Joanna Kroll, Sr. Associate Director of Career Development at jckroll@umich.edu (full time job seekers)
• Kelly Kowatch, Assistant Director of Career Development at kkowatch@umich.edu (internship seekers)
• NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED Shamille Orr, Career Development Assistant at shamille@umich.edu (any general CDO questions!)

iTrack Updates & Announcements
Incoming students:
• Register on iTrack (SI’s online recruitment system). For now, just create your profile, and start to become familiar with the system. You will quickly find out that the CDO uses iTrack for all job/internship postings and CDO event RSVPs.
Register here: http://www.si.umich.edu/careers/students.htm

Returning students:
• Update your iTrack profiles
To learn more about iTrack and how you can use it in your job search, view our helpful (and brief) How-To videos at http://www.si.umich.edu/careers/students.htm

Part-Time Job Search Advising
Thursday, Sept 9th AND Friday, Sept 10th
12:00-1:00
3255 NQ
Learn tips, strategies and resources for landing a part-time job on campus or with a local organization.

CDO Walk-in Hours
Wednesday, Sept 8th
9:30-10:30 AND 1:30-2:30
Student Lounge

Kelly and Joanna plan on hanging out in the student lounge each week for a few hours to be available for any of those “quick” questions you might have about your job or internship search. We will announce our hours in every newsletter as they may vary from week to week. Come and see us if you have a brief question or need a quick resume review—or just want to say hi and tell us about your summer!

NEW! Online Career Chat Sessions
Watch for dates/times in our next newsletter!
We realize that many of you may be too busy to stop in to see us or come to all of our programs, so we’re making it easier for you to connect with us so that we can answer any of your career-related questions and concerns. We will hold these online chat sessions in the evenings throughout the semester through ctools.
Watch for publicity soon!

RSVP for upcoming CDO events:
We are offering many workshops and programs this semester to help arm you with the toolkit to successfully navigate through your internship or job search. Below are just a few of them. For a comprehensive list of all of our events this semester, view the iTrack calendar of events—and sign-up. Don’t worry… if you can’t attend a workshop, we will make most of the information available on our website—or just make an appointment to get the information. Watch for publicity!
• Sep 9 Introduction to iTrack
• Sep 10 Introduction to iTrack
• Sep 17 International Internship Search Workshop
• Sep 21 Job Search Resources and Networking Tips
• Sep 23 Yahoo! Presentation
• Sep 24 Resume Writing Workshop
• Sep 27 Sapient Presentation
• Sep 28 Menlo Innovations Presentation
• Sep 28 Google Presentation
• Sep 29 ISKME Presentation
• Sep 29 Career Exploration Information Series
• Sep 30 Cover Letter Writing Workshop
*Sign-up/RSVP through iTrack is required for most CDO events.

We are looking forward to working with all of our students this semester! Please contact our office with any questions about careers or PEP information at si.careers@umich.edu.

Posted by kkowatch on September 07, 2010 at 10:00 AM | Comments (0)