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This Week at SI-CDO - Monday, November 29, 2010

In this Edition
Employers @SI
ASB Updates
Workshops/Programs

Employers @SI
Abbott Labs
Information Session
Tuesday, November 30
Noon-1:30 p.m.
3100 North Quad (Ehrlicher Room)

Informational Interviews
Tuesday, November 30
1:15-4:30 p.m. (30 minute interviews)
3360 North Quad

Are you a full-time student interested in a Records Management Internship with Abbott Laboratories?

If so, please join us Tuesday, November 30, 2010 in the Ehrlicher Room (3100 NQ) at Noon for an informative presentation. Lunch will be provided and interviews for candidates interested in a summer internship with Abbott Corporate Records will begin at 1:15 p.m.

Abbott Corporate Records offers summer interns opportunities to work in a variety of areas, such as: Records Policy and Procedure, Information Analysis and Retrieval and eRecords Management. The facility is located near Abbott’s global headquarters just north of Chicago, with easy access to expressways, railways and airports.

Abbott Internships can offer students:
Paid, relevant work experience
12-week assignment (average)
Subsidized housing and transportation available for eligible students
Networking opportunities for future employment
Access to industry experts and senior leaders
Career development, social and philanthropic activity opportunities

ASB Updates
Book SALE
All proceeds go to the ASB program!

Wednesday, December 1
Thursday, December 2
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
NQ Media Gateway

GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS AT LOW PRICES!!!!

Workshops/Programs
Demystifying the Federal Job Search
Sponsored by the Career Development Office & SIIP (Student Interested in Information Policy)
Wednesday, December 1
Noon-1 p.m.
3100 NQ (Ehrlicher Room)

Have you been on USAJOBS recently and wondered how to find and get your dream job at the Library of Congress, National Archives or FTC? Join SIIP and Joanna Kroll as we demystify the Federal hiring process. Joanna will lead a practical overview of the Federal job seeking and hiring process. She will provide some tips on Federal resumes, position details such as pay grades and titles, tips on how to use Federal job sites, and more!

ePortfolio Panel
Thursday, December 2
Noon-1 p.m.
3100 NQ (Ehrlicher Room)

Join local employers and recruiters in this interactive panel experience. Panelists will publicly review and critique current SI students online portfolios. A must-attend event for anyone who has an ePortfolio or plans to develop one.

International Opportunities Funding
Friday, December 3
Noon-1 p.m.
2255 NQ

Staff from the UM International Center’s Education Abroad Office will come to SI to share information on how to identify and apply for funding for international internships, research projects, and other international opportunities.

Career Exploration Series: Archives and Preservation
Wednesday, December 8 (new date)
Noon-1 p.m.
2255 NQ

In this session, the Archives and Records Management 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.

Posted by shamille on November 29, 2010 at 09:40 AM | Comments (0)

This Week at SI-CDO - Monday, November 22, 2010

In this Edition
Job Search Tip over Thanksgiving Break
Employers @SI
ASB Updates
Workshops/Programs
Did You Know?

Job Search Tips over Thanksgiving Break
1)Enjoy, relax and have some fun!
2)Eat lots of yummy food, and embrace quality time with friends and family!
3)To keep your job/internship search momentum going, take a little time to think about your top 10 dream organizations—make a list, and bring it into our office after the break. We can help you strategize your search methods to position yourself for a job within these organizations.

Put these events on your calendar for AFTER BREAK...

Employers @SI
Abbott Labs
Information Session
Tuesday, November 30
Noon-1:30 p.m.
3100 North Quad (Ehrlicher Room)

Informational Interviews
Tuesday, November 30
1:15-4:30 p.m. (30 minute interviews)
3360 North Quad

Are you a full-time student interested in a Records Management Internship with Abbott Laboratories?

If so, please join us Tuesday, November 30, 2010 in the Ehrlicher Room (3100 NQ) at Noon for an informative presentation. Lunch will be provided and interviews for candidates interested in a summer internship with Abbott Corporate Records will begin at 1:15 p.m.

Abbott Corporate Records offers summer interns opportunities to work in a variety of areas, such as: Records Policy and Procedure, Information Analysis and Retrieval and eRecords Management. The facility is located near Abbott’s global headquarters just north of Chicago, with easy access to expressways, railways and airports.

Abbott Internships can offer students:
Paid, relevant work experience
12-week assignment (average)
Subsidized housing and transportation available for eligible students
Networking opportunities for future employment
Access to industry experts and senior leaders
Career development, social and philanthropic activity opportunities

ASB Updates
Book SALE
All proceeds go to the ASB program!

Wednesday, December 1
Thursday, December 2
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
NQ Media Gateway

GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS AT LOW PRICES!!!!

Workshops/Programs
Career Exploration Series: Archives and Preservation
Wednesday, December 1
Noon-1 p.m.
2255 NQ

In this session, the Archives and Records Management 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.

Demystifying the Federal Job Search
Sponsored by the Career Development Office & SIIP (Student Interested in Information Policy)
Wednesday, December 1
Noon-1 p.m.
3100 NQ (Ehrlicher Room)

Have you been on USAJOBS recently and wondered how to find and get your dream job at the Library of Congress, National Archives or FTC? Join SIIP and Joanna Kroll as we demystify the Federal hiring process. Joanna will lead a practical overview of the Federal job seeking and hiring process. She will provide some tips on Federal resumes, position details such as pay grades and titles, tips on how to use Federal job sites, and more!

ePortfolio Panel
Thursday, December 2
Noon-1 p.m.
3100 NQ (Ehrlicher Room)

Join local employers and recruiters in this interactive panel experience. Panelists will publicly review and critique current SI students online portfolios. A must-attend event for anyone who has an ePortfolio or plans to develop one.

International Opportunities Funding
Friday, December 3
Noon-1 p.m.
2255 NQ

Staff from the UM International Center’s Education Abroad Office will come to SI to share information on how to identify and apply for funding for international internships, research projects, and other international opportunities.

Did You Know?
The Career Development Office is open and available for student
appointments M-W of this week. Contact si.careers@umich.edu
for an appointment.

Posted by shamille on November 22, 2010 at 09:36 AM | Comments (0)

This Week at SI-CDO - Monday, November 15, 2010

In this Edition:
Mock Interviews @SI
Workshops/Programs
RSVP for Upcoming Events
Other Events on Campus
Did You Know?
Walk-in Hours for the Week

Mock Interviews @SI
UM Kresge Business Administration Library
Thursday, November 18
3360 North Quad
Schedule closes Tuesday, November 16th at 11:59 p.m.

Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to practice your interview skills. Employers are volunteering their time to help you practice and hone your interview skills. Even if the employer isn’t not a targeted employer for your job search, you can still gain some valuable feedback and skills to prepare you for upcoming interviews.

Workshops/Programs
Creating Your Brand I - This is a two-part series. To get the most out of this series, you are encouraged to attend both sessions!
Tuesday, November 16
Noon-1:00 p.m.
2255 North Quad

Do you have trouble articulating what it is that you are learning at SI? Not sure exactly how to develop an “elevator pitch”? Join this interactive workshop and develop a plan for sharing what it is that you are seeking in your future career and how to sell yourself and your skills. All participants will collaboratively create a personal branding statement.

Practical Engagement Program (PEP) Information Session
Thursday, November 18
Noon-1 p.m.
2255 North Quad

All first year students are REQUIRED to attend a Practical Engagement Program (PEP) information session if you intend on receiving academic credit for a Winter 2011 internship. Learn how to obtain your eight PEP credits (required to graduate). Find out about the Practical Engagement Program requirements, registration process, including the CPT process for international students, in order to be eligible to receive academic credit for your upcoming internships.
1st year students who plan on participating in a Summer 2011 internship, you will be required to attend a PEP Information Session next semester. Watch for details!

The Unpanel for Uncareers
Friday, November 19
Noon-2 p.m.
3100 NQ (Ehrlicher Room)

SLA and SI-CDO are co-sponsoring a panel on other careers for librarians. Four non-tradiational librarians will talk with students about what they do and how they got started.

Panelists include:
Jeremy York, Hathi Trust
Shana Kimball, MPublishing Outreach
Rebecca Welzenbach, MPublishing Digital Production
Lanell James, Proquest Market Development Manager

RSVP for Upcoming Events
Nov 30 Abbott Presentation
Dec 1 Archives and Preservation: What Can You Do With an MSI?
Dec 2 ePortfolio Panel
Dec 3 International Opportunities Funding

Other Events on Campus
Entrepreneurship: The Unintentional Career Path
Hosted by the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan
Monday, November 15
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Alumni Center

Identifying a need and doing something about it is what is at the heart of entrepreneurship. But how do you find those needs? How do you figure out what to do about it? What does it take to become an entrepreneur? How do you overcome challenges you might face?

Learn how two recent U-M alumni did all of this and more to create their own company, Real Time Farms. Karl, ’03, MSE’05, and Cara, ’03, Rosaen created Real Time Farms to engage and educate consumers about their local food ecosystem; connecting them to their local farmers and all of the ways they can find local, farm fresh food in their communities, and to provide tools for restaurants and food retailers to showcase to consumers all of the ways they source locally.

You’ll walk away from this session of Real Life 101 with a clearer vision of how to become an entrepreneur and knowing how to capitalize on the needs the greater population may have.

The event is free, and dinner will be provided.

Check http://mpowered.umich.edu/node/213 for information and to register.

Recruiting @Ross Events
There are multiple Recruiting @Ross company information sessions this week.

These employer visits are facilitated through the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and is not an employer event at the School of Information. All UM students are welcome to attend employer visits at Ross; however, SI students should be prepared to discuss with recruiters and company representatives what it is that they are studying at the School of Information and how they are a fit for their company.

Some of the companies this week include: Boston Consulting, P&G, AT Kearney, Tencent Company, A2TechMeetUp, and more.

Check iTrack for the full list of employer visits!

Did You Know?
The 2009 SI Employment Report is now
available online at http://www.si.umich.edu/careers/2009-employment-report.pdf.htm.

Walk-in Hours for the Week
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.

Tuesdday, November 16 from Noon to 2:30 p.m. – 3360 North Quad
Wednesday, November 17 from Noon to 5:00 p.m. – 3360 North Quad
Thursday, November 18 from Noon to 1:00 p.m. – 3360 North Quad

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.

Posted by shamille on November 16, 2010 at 08:40 AM | Comments (0)

2009 SI Employment Report

The School of Information Career Development Office surveys both Master of Science in Information (MSI) students, as well as PhD recipients, to identify their post-graduation plans and outcomes. This report primarily summarizes MSI employment outcomes from April 2009, August 2009, and December 2009 graduates who com¬pleted the survey by the deadline. Specifically, this report details post-graduation pursuits, salary information, work type, industry type, work setting, geographic distribution, job search methods, and job satisfaction. Of the 162 MSI students who graduated in 2009, 129 respondents completed the survey. This represents an 80% response rate.


While this report is directed mainly at MSI employment outcomes, PhD employment outcomes are also included.

The following are key points from the report:
• Of the five PhD graduates, 100% have found employment in their research interests of choice.
• 99% of the respondents reported professional job outcomes or are continuing their education.
• 92% reported a high level of satisfaction with their employment outcomes in terms of ideal fit for their careers.
• Although the job search took a bit longer this year (4-5 months), 84% of respondents indicated job acceptance in less than 6 months.
• Overall average MSI salary increased 11% from 2008.
• Networking as a job search method, still proves to be the most effective way SI graduates are getting jobs.
• Jobs reported in Michigan are up 4% from 2008; keeping Michigan as the state employing the highest percentage of SI graduates at 39%; followed by the West coast at 23% (California, Washington, and Oregon mainly)
• 81% of respondents placed high value on the impact their PEP internship hand on their job success.
• 80% of respondents reported that their overall SI education and SI experience(s) adequately prepared them to be a change agent/leader in their career field of choice.

You can access the full report online at http://www.si.umich.edu/careers/2009-employment-report.pdf.
The MSI 2009 Internship Report is also available at http://www.si.umich.edu/careers/docs/2009-internship-report.pdf.

If you have any questions or would like more information (or would like a hardcopy of either reports) please contact the SI Career Development Office.

Contact:

Joanna Kroll
Sr. Associate Director of Career Development
University of Michigan School of Information
ph 734-615-8294 fax 734-615-3587

Posted by kkowatch on November 12, 2010 at 10:14 AM | Comments (0)

Detroit Impact: Design Thinking for Social Innovation

Detroit Impact: Design Thinking for Social Innovation

We are now accepting applications for team members to participate in the new design-thinking consultancy program at the Ross School of Business called Detroit Impact: Design Thinking for Social Innovation. Detroit Impact matches student teams with Detroit-based organizations to work on exciting projects that will contribute to the city’s economic and social development while also allowing students to gain real-world professional experience.

Detroit Impact was conceived in collaboration with the Net Impact National Conference design team, the design thinking firm, IDEO, the D+B club, and the Revitalization and Business Conference design team in an effort to apply design thinking concepts to social innovation projects. All graduate students are encouraged to apply, not just Ross Students.

Topics and Participating Orgs.
*ASTI – Sustainable real estate development, real estate finance, urban design, sense of place building
*Dermanaut – Health care, entrepreneurship, technology, growth strategies, marketing
*Detroit Regional Chamber and MSU - Economic development, industry attraction, business policy, logistics and transportation
*Get Fresh Detroit – Food distribution, food access, marketing, branding, health education, social enterprise
*RecoveryPark – Urban farming, distribution, public / private partnerships, social enterprise, workforce development, community development
*United Way of Southeast Michigan – Corporate social responsibility, corporate philanthropy, nonprofit management, human capital

Full company and project descriptions can be found here.

How to Apply

Please send the following to alexesca@umich.edu no later than Sunday November 14, 2010 at 5:00 PM:

*Copy of resume
*One Paragraph stating your reason for interest
*Top 2 choices for project placement

Additional info
Final presentations will take place at the 1st annual Revitalization and Business Conference on January 20th 2011
Estimated time commitment between November 17th and January 20th is 2-3 hours per week
For Questions and more information email alexesca@umich.edu

Posted by kkowatch on November 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM | Comments (0)

This Week at SI-CDO - Monday, November 8, 2010

In this Edition:
Employers @SI
Other Events on Campus
RSVP for Upcoming Events
Workshops/Programs
Did You Know?
Walk-in Hours for the Week

Employers @SI
Cataphora, Inc
Thursday, November 11
Noon-1:00 p.m.
2245 North Quad
Speaker: Chris Kurecka, Software Engineer specializing in User Experience

About Cataphora
Cataphora’s technical staff comprises experts in a variety of fields and methodologies, including software engineering, mathematics, linguistics, sociology, and information retrieval. We constantly strive to invent new technologies to help our customers, and to improve the technologies we already have.

Cataphora’s founding technology was invented to address the real business problem of making sense of fast growing volumes of information that were communicated in ever shorter messages across an increasing variety of channels. We have continued to build on our initial ideas and extend them. For example, we have since invented and patented high-performance search technology that powers our own Cataphora Query Engine and we continually develop sophisticated analytics to provide our customers with ever better insights into their digital data.

North Carolina State University Libraries Information Session & Informational Interviews
Friday, November 12

Information Session
Noon-1:00 p.m.
2185 North Quad - Lunch provided

Informational Interviews - Job# 715758
1:30-4:00 p.m. (20 minute interviews)
3360 North Quad
Open sign-up in iTrack -- whether you want to apply or just want to get more information. Sign-up for informational interviews are open to any interested candidates by Wednesday, November 10th.

Other Events on Campus
Graduate Internships with the UN
Tuesday, November 9
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Annenburg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall

Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid
Series: “What Makes Life Worth Living?” LSA Fall 2010 Theme Semester

Tuesday, November 9
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery in Room 100
913 S. University Ave

For more information please visit http://www.lib.umich.edu/gallery/events/practicalidealists

Public parking is available in the structure at 650 S. Forest, just south of S. University (free and open to the public).

From Ann Arbor to the White House - White House Fellows Program
Friday, November 12
2:00-3:30 p.m. (Reception to follow)
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Betty Ford
Classroom - 1110 Weill Hall

Each summer graduate students from a wide range of UM programs accept internships with UN agencies around the world. Hear from a panel of former interns about the nature of their UN work and their tips for identifying and securing UN internships.

RSVP for Upcoming Events
Nov 16 Eastern Michigan University Library Mock Interviews
Nov 16 Creating Your Brand I
Nov 18 UM Kresge Business Administration Library Mock Interviews
Nov 18 Practical Engagement Program (PEP)Information Session
Nov 30 Creating Your Brand II
Nov 30 Abbott Information Session and Informational Interviews

Workshops/Programs
SI ASB Interest Meeting
Wednesday, November 10
Noon-1:00 p.m.
1255 North Quad

Interested in ASB? Not sure why you should go? Come learn about the benefits of participating, logistics, costs, and potential sites for the School of Information’s 2011 Alternative Spring Break program. Past participants will be available to share about their experience and to answer questions.

Did You Know?
Ever wonder what federal agencies are the best places to work? You can check out the top 100 rankings here http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/

The Best Places to Work rankings are the most comprehensive and authoritative rating and analysis of employee satisfaction and commitment in the federal government.

NOTE: Five of the top ten agencies have recruited and hired SI grads over the past 5 years.

Walk-in Hours for the Week
Emily Bowman
Tuesday, November 9 from Noon to 2:30 p.m. - 3360 NQ
Wednesday, November 10 from Noon to 5:00 p.m. - 3360 NQ
Friday, November 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - 3360 NQ

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.

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.

Posted by shamille on November 08, 2010 at 09:16 AM | Comments (0)

Freelance CMS Development: WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla?

One can only assume that freelance web development and design will cross the minds of many HCI students and grads at some point in their careers. With content management systems gaining in popularity, the question may not be if you master one, but which one should you focus your energies on. Turn to Mashable's post, Do Freelancers Do Best on WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla? for a quick look at the current state of freelance CMS development market.

Posted by embow on November 05, 2010 at 01:11 PM | Comments (0)

Federal job reform-- application process is now simpler and shorter

As federal jobs have been on the rise, indicating one of the most stable industries right now, the application process may prevent some qualified candidates from applying.

Does the thought of completing a federal job application feel overwhelming? Does it take you 3 days to complete one application?

Well, worry no more. The process is now much simpler and takes about half the time to not only complete the application, but also to get an offer.

NO MORE KSAs and job descriptions that actually make sense!

President Obama in May gave federal agencies until this week to radically overhaul the federal hiring process, mandating simply worded job descriptions and the end of the lengthy "KSAs," or essays that describe an applicant's knowledge, skills and abilities. Applicants for federal employment should be able to apply and be rejected or hired in about 80 days once changes are fully implemented.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/01/AR2010110106291.html

Posted by jckroll on November 03, 2010 at 02:19 PM | Comments (0)

This Week at SI-CDO - Monday, November 1, 2010

In this Edition:
Mock Interviews @SI
Other Career Events on Campus
RSVP for Upcoming Events
Did You Know?
Workshops/Programs
Walk-in Hours for the Week

Mock Interviews @SI
Visteon
Interaction Designer (Schedule Full)
Thursday, November 4

Cengage Learning
User Experience Specialist (Schedule Full)
Friday, November 5

Login to iTrack to sign-up for upcoming mock interviews!

Other Career Events on Campus
Abbott Recruiting Visit, Ross School of Business
Wednesday, November 3
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Ross School of Business, Office of Career Development - R2230

This employer visit is facilitated through the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and is not an employer event at the School of Information. All UM students are welcome to attend employer visits at Ross; however, SI students should be prepared to discuss with recruiters and company representatives what it is that they are studying at the School of Information and how they are a fit for their company.

NOTE: This is not the Records Management Session that was scheduled for SI. That has been rescheduled for November 30, 2010.

RSVP for Upcoming Events
SI ASB Interest Meeting
Wednesday, November 10
Noon-1:00 p.m.
1255 North Quad
Note the date change!

North Carolina State University Library Information Session
Friday, November 12
Noon-1:00 p.m.
2185 North Quad

Creating Your Brand I
Tuesday, November 16
Noon-1:00 p.m.
2255 North Quad

UM Kresge Business Administration Library Mock Interviews
Thursday, November 18
Business Reference Librarian
3360 North Quad

PEP Information Session
Thursday, November 18
Noon-1:00 p.m.
2255 North Quad

Creating Your Brand II
Tuesday, November 30
Noon-1:00 p.m.
2255 North Quad

Abbott Labs: Information Session & Informational Interviews
Tuesday, November 30

Information Session
Noon-1:30 p.m.
3100 North Quad (Ehrlicher Room) - Lunch provided

Informational Interviews
1:15-4:30 p.m. (30 minute interviews)
3360 North Quad

Are you a full-time student interested in a Records Management Internship with Abbott Laboratories?

If so, please join us Tuesday, November 30, 2010 in the Ehrlicher Room (3100 NQ) at Noon for an informative presentation. Lunch will be provided and interviews for candidates interested in a summer internship with Abbott Corporate Records will begin at 1:15 p.m.

Abbott Corporate Records offers summer interns opportunities to work in a variety of areas, such as: Records Policy and Procedure, Information Analysis and Retrieval and eRecords Management. The facility is located near Abbott’s global headquarters just north of Chicago, with easy access to expressways, railways and airports.

Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company with products that span the continuum of care, from nutritional products and laboratory diagnostics to medical devices and pharmaceutical therapies. For more information about Abbott, visit www.abbott.com.

Did You Know?
In 2009 92% of MSI graduates reported high satisfaction rates in their career outcomes in terms of ideal fit for their careers?

Workshops/Programs
Career Exploration Series: Social Computing
Thursday, November 4
Noon-1:00 p.m.
2255 North Quad

In this session, the Social Computing 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.

Walk-in Hours for the Week
Emily Bowman
Wednesday, November 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - 3360 NQ
Thursday, November 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - 3360 NQ

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.

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.

Posted by shamille on November 01, 2010 at 08:36 AM | Comments (0)