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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 at September 14, 2010 11:14 AM

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