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This Week at SI-CDO - Monday, February 21, 2011

In this Edition
Workshops/Programs
ASB Events
Did You Know?
Walk-in Hours for the Week

Workshops/Programs
PEP Rally: Practical Engagement Program Information Session
Tuesday, February 22
4:00-5:00 p.m.
2245 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 Summer or Fall internship. Learn how to obtain your 8 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.

The Art of Negotiation
Thursday, February 17
11:30-1:00 p.m.
1255 North Quad

Come to this great workshop and learn the do’s and don’ts of the job offer negotiation process. Tips for how to most effectively negotiate your salary — and other benefits — will be presented.

ASB Events
Pre-Departure Meetings
All students who are participating in the 2011 School of Information Alternative Spring Break Program are required to attend their city session.

Detroit/Make-up Session
Monday, February 21
12:00-1:00 p.m.
3100 North Quad

Washington D.C.
Tuesday, February 22
11:30-1:00 p.m.
3100 North Quad

Chicago
Wednesday, February 23
11:30-1:00 p.m.
2255 North Quad

New York
Thursday, February 24
11:30-1:00 p.m.
1255 North Quad

Did You Know?
Did you know that spring break is a prime time to develop useful networking contacts? Set up informational interviews with people who work in your desired career area to gain valuable job search knowledge.

Walk-in Hours for the 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.

Monday, February 21 from Noon to 5
Wednesday, February 23 from 3 to 5
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 February 21, 2011 at 10:02 AM | Comments (0)

This Week at SI-CDO - Monday, February 14, 2011

In this Edition
Workshops/Programs
RSVP for Upcoming Events
Did You Know?
Walk-in Hours for the Week

Workshops/Programs
What Can You Do With a MSI?
Career Exploration Series: Library and Information Services

Wednesday, February 16
12:00-1:00 p.m.
2255 North Quad

In this session, the Library and Information Services 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.

Internship Search Panel
Thursday, February 17
12:00-1:00 p.m.
2245 North Quad

What organizations are hiring SI students for summer internships? How can you make yourself more marketable to a specific industry? What resources and methods have proven most effective for obtaining an internship? When do I need to start my search? Does networking really work?

Job Searching in a Tight Market
Friday, February 18
12:00-1:00 p.m.
2245 North Quad

Are you experiencing a challenging job search? You’re not alone! Come to this workshop to find out what it takes to get a job in this economy. Get tips and advice from UM career experts on what it takes to succeed! Hear stories from other students on what’s working for them… and what’s not.

RSVP for Upcoming Events
Feb 22 PEP Rally (Practical Engagement Program) Information Session
Feb 23 The Art of Negotiation

Did You Know?
Twitter is fast becoming a common job search tool?

Using Twitter for Your Job Search Lifehacker’s Katharine Brooks provides a good run-down http://lifehacker.com/#!5749380/how-to-use-twitter-to-help-you-find-a-new-job on using Twitter to generate job leads, connect with industry professionals, and position yourself as knowledgeable in your field. Additional job search tips and tricks can be yours for the low, low price of a @sicareers follow.

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.

Tuesday, February 15 from 12:30 to 5
Wednesday, February 16 from 2 to 3
Friday, February 18 from 1 to 5
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 February 14, 2011 at 10:49 AM | Comments (0)

Using Twitter for Your Job Search

Lifehacker's Katharine Brooks provides a good run-down on using Twitter to generate job leads, connect with industry professionals, and position yourself as knowledgeable in your field. Additional job search tips and tricks can be yours for the low, low price of a @sicareers follow.

Posted by embow on February 07, 2011 at 02:19 PM | Comments (0)

This Week at SI-CDO - Monday, February 7, 2011

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

Workshops/Programs
PEP Rally (Practical Engagement Program Information Session)
Monday, February 7
12:00-1:00 p.m.
3100 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 Summer or Fall internship. Learn how to obtain your 8 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.

Using LinkedIn For Your Job Search
Tuesday, February 8
12:00-1:00 p.m.
2245 North Quad

Join SI Career Development in a comprehensive overview of how to effectively use LinkedIn for your internship or job search. Tips for how to develop a profile, network with contacts, and utilize the system to gather contacts and company information. Students with and without LinkedIn profiles are encouraged to attend.

Interviewing For Success
Wednesday, February 9
12:00-1:00 p.m.
1255 North Quad

Gain an overview of how to prepare and present yourself best in an interviewing situation. Research resources, what to wear, what to say, what sort of questions you’ll be asked, how to answer interview questions, and follow-up techniques will be reviewed.

What Can You Do With a MSI?
Career Exploration Series: Library and Information Services

Thursday, February 10
12:00-1:00 p.m.
2245 North Quad

In this session, the Library and Information Services 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.

SLA Internship Panel
Friday, February 11
12:00-1:00 p.m.
3100 North Quad

Learn about all of the amazing internships SI students obtain. Second year SI SLA student panelists will present on their summer internship experiences. Panels will be career/industry-specific. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the type of internship you would like to obtain for next summer.

Employers @SI
Cengage Learning
User Experience Intern, Summer 2011
Wednesday, February 9
3360 North Quad
Schedule is full

Portland State University Information Session
eGov Internships, 2011 Oregon Fellowship Program
Friday, February 11
12:00-1:00 p.m.
3356 North Quad

Sign up in iTrack is REQUIRED by Wednesday, February 9th. Space is limited!

Mock Interviews @SI
The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
Friday, February 11
2:00-5:00 p.m.
3360 North Quad
Schedule is full

RSVP for Upcoming Events
Feb 17 Internship Search Panel
Feb 18 Job Searching in a Tight Market
Feb 22 PEP Rally (Practical Engagement Program Information Session)
Feb 23 The Art of Negotiation

Other Events on Campus
MPowered Career Fair
Wednesday, February 9
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Michigan Union

The MPowered Career Fair is designed specifically for small businesses to connect with University of Michigan students for both full-time and internship opportunities.

For more information, visit: http://mpowered.umich.edu/careerfair.

Did You Know?
Have you missed a CDO workshop this year, and now would like to access the information presented? For your convenience, all CDO workshops are available on the Career Development ctools site http://ctools.umich.edu.

ASB Update
Bring your pennies THIS WEEK for PENNY WARS!

Help raise money for Alternative Spring Break 2011 by participating in PENNY WAR!

SI Students will be collecting money at a table outside of the SI Student Lounge on the first floor of North Quad from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily from February 7 - 11, 2011.

If you don’t have any change or you are not going to be near North Quad this week, you can make a donation via the SI ASB 2011 Crowdrise site (http://www.crowdrise.com/siasb2011/fundraiser/umsi).

This is a battle, so if you have never done a penny war before here are a few Rules of Engagement:

• Offense - Put pennies (and checks) in the container corresponding with your SI affiliation.
• Defense - Put silver change and bills in the containers of your opponents to detract from their totals.

Checks made out to the University of Michigan are acceptable, will be counted as an offense, and are considered to be a tax-deductible donation to the university.

Thanks for your support! You can follow Penny Wars activities on Facebook and Twitter all day long.

Walk-in Hours for the 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.

Monday, February 7 from 12:30 to 5
Wednesday, February 9 from 2 to 5
Friday, February 11 from 2 to 5
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 February 07, 2011 at 10:55 AM | Comments (0)