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Check out the Top 25 Companies for Career Opportunities

Glassdoor.com announces the Top 25 Companies for Career Opportunities

Employees have reported how their companies rate for career opportunities – find out which 25 companies provide the best career opportunities.
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Posted by jckroll on September 30, 2011 at 03:46 PM | Comments (0)

This Week at SI-CDO - Monday, October 3, 2011

In This Edition:
Workshops and programs
Employers @SI
Mock interviews @SI
RSVP for upcoming events
Other events on campus

Workshops and programs
Resume Writing Workshop
Tuesday, October 4
Noon - 1:00 pm
2245 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. Please bring your own resume.

Find your federal dream job or internship
Federal webinar series: Part one

Tuesday, October 4
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad

Interested in successfully finding and applying for federal internships and full-time jobs? If so, we are offering a 3-part Federal Job/Internship Series to help you reach that goal!

Part one: During this webinar, we'll share best practices for federal jobseekers including where to look for government positions, how to determine which ones are a good fit for various backgrounds and skill sets, and tips for analyzing job opportunity announcements. RSVP in iTrack to attend!

Information Analysis and Retrieval - What can you do with an MSI? Career exploration information session
Thursday, October 6
Noon - 1:00 pm
2185 North Quad

In this session, the Information Analysis and Retrieval 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.

International Internships & Careers
Thursday, October 6
5:00 - 7:00 pm
2435 North Quad

Come learn about the wide range of international careers that are associated with the field of Information. The information industry is rapidly growing and encompasses careers from international development to consulting to librarianship to web design and usability. Panelists will include those with experience in internationally-oriented librarianship, international development, technology and research, and more.

Employers @SI
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Interviews
Wednesday, October 5
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
3360 North Quad
Schedule closes Monday, October 3 at 11:59 pm

Vectorform
Information Session
Tuesday, October 11
Noon - 1:00 pm
Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad

Interviews
Tuesday, October 11
1:30 - 5:00 pm
3360 North Quad
Schedule closes Thursday, October 6 at 11:59 pm

Access Sciences
Information Session
Monday, October 24
Noon - 1:00 pm
2245 North Quad

Interviews
Monday, October 24
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
3360 North Quad
Schedule closes Thursday, October 20 at 11:59 pm

Mock interviews @SI
Eastern Michigan University Library
Friday, October 7
9:00 am - Noon
Processing Archivist and University Archivist (3 slots available)
Schedule closes Wednesday, October 5 at 11:59 pm

Cengage Learning
Monday, October 24
8:15 am - 4:15 pm
User Experience Specialist (schedule full)
Schedule closes Wednesday, October 19 at 11:59 pm

Note: If the organization or positions offered aren't exactly what you are targeting, that's okay - sign up for something close anyway! The feedback you'll receive will be helpful for your job search no matter what.

Please login to iTrack in order to sign up for a Mock Interview Slot!

We will be offering more mock interview schedules throughout the year. Watch for publicity!

RSVP for upcoming events
Cover Letter Writing Workshop
Wednesday, October 12
Noon - 1:00 pm
2185 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.

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Federal webinar series: Part one
Wednesday, October 12
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad

Interested in successfully finding and applying for federal internships and full-time jobs? If so, we are offering a 3-part Federal Job/Internship Series to help you reach that goal!

Part two: In the second segment of this series, we'll walk students and jobseekers through the federal application process. From building a federal resume to filling out questionnaires to using the Application Manager on USAJOBS.gov, we'll break down the steps individuals need to take to complete and submit an application.

Resume Panel Workshop
Friday, October 14
Noon - 1:00 pm
Ehrlicher Room, 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.

Other events on campus
Funding for Internships and Research Abroad

Idealist Grad Fair

Fall Career Expo

Careers and Internships with German companies

More information available on the iTrack calendar of events

Posted by shamille on September 30, 2011 at 03:14 PM | Comments (0)

UM Engineering Career Fair (9-26/27-11) and UM Career Center Fall Career Expoe (10-4/5/-11)

Two of the biggest UM Career Fairs are coming up in the next few weeks. Check out the participating employers and plan to do some networking!

UM Engineering Career Fair (sponsored by SWE)
Monday 9/26 and Tuesday 9/27
10:00-4:00
North Campus, Pierpont Commons

This Fair is open to SI students. This is a huge fair with MANY employers participating hoping to connect with great talent. A fair number of these employers also recruit SI students, so check out the list of participating employers and identify the companies you want to network with at the fair. The following companies typically have SI alumni working the tables who want to see some SI students come by: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo!, VMware, Boeing, MyBuys, Cognizant and more!

Full list of participating employers:
http://umcareerfair.org/student/corporationsattending

NOTE: This fair is a 2-day event so make sure to check the web sites to find out which employers are participating and when.
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UM Career Center - Fall Career Expo

Monday, Oct 4th and Tuesday, Oct 5th
2:00-6:00
Michigan Union

This fair is open to all UM students. There are a fair number of employers who actively recruit SI students participating in the fair. Check out the list of participating employers and plan to attend to do some networking.

Here are just a few of the employers: Accretive Health, Altarum, Capital One, Citrix, Cisco, Compuware, Corporate Executive board, Deloitte, Ford, and more!

Full list of participating employers:
https://umich-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&cf=Fall11

NOTE: This fair is a 2-day event so make sure to check the web sites to find out which employers are participating and when.
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Career Fair Preparation Tips and Advice to make the most of your time (even if you only have 30-minutes to spare!)

• Recruiters say research is the key to a successful job
search. So…stand out from the crowd by taking their advice…research organizations of interest ahead of time. Not a lot of spare time? Pick your top 5 organizations, do the research then add more as you can.
What do I wear? Suits are always appropriate. Business casual is okay too. Keep in mind, however, “business casual” doesn’t mean “classroom casual.” Organizations say first impressions count, so give some thought to what you wear.
• There’s so many organizations here… where do I start? (watch Mango video)
1. At the Fair, get familiar with the layout: take a minute to review the Fair booklet and room map.
2. When you’re ready, head for your first organization, introduce yourself with a smile and a handshake and begin your “commercial.”
• What do I bring to the Fair? Bring copies of your resume, business cards (if you have them) and pen/notebook. You’ll want your resume as you’re chatting with organizations and the other items may come in handy. If possible, leave your backpack at home—there is no storage space.
• Before the Fair, develop your “two-minute commercial”: a brief overview of you—your background and career interests.
• I only have 30 minutes between classes… should I still come? Yes! but maximize your time by checking the list of organizations before Fair and selecting your top 3-5 organizations. At the Fair, register and head straight to your top choice organization. If there’s a long line, move on to the next one. 30 minutes is plenty of time to connect with 2-3 organizations.

Posted by kkowatch on September 22, 2011 at 03:07 PM | Comments (0)

This Week at SI-CDO - Monday, September 19, 2011

In This Edition:
Announcements
Workshops and programs
Employers @SI
Mock Interviews @SI
RSVP for upcoming events
Did you know?
Other events on campus

Announcements
We are happy to announce that Katy Ross has joined the Career Development team! Many of you know Katy from her role in recruiting at SI. She is now transitioning into a new role at the school which will consist of her providing career and internship search advising with first year students, as well as helping to coordinate Alternative Spring Break while Kelly Kowatch is out on maternity leave.

Katy will start offering resume reviews and internship advising appointments soon. Watch for that announcement, and make an appointment to see her in the coming weeks by emailing katross@umich.edu.

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Just a reminder that for MSI students who have secured an internship for Fall 2011 and would like to receive credit for the experience, the deadline to request credit is Friday, September 30. Students can read more about gaining academic credit for their Internship experience at this link and also submit their request for credit. Note that first term MSI students are not eligible to receive credit for internships.

Workshops and Programs
Resume review walk-in hours
Monday, September 19
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, September 21
10:30-11:30 am

Thursday, September 22
3:00 - 4:00 pm
3360 North Quad (all sessions)

Whether you have just updated your resume and want a quick review or need to have your resume reviewed for the first time, this is a great opportunity to get some quick feedback on your professional resume and to get you thinking about your internship or job search.

International Internship Search Panel
Tuesday, September 20
Noon - 1:00 pm
2185 North Quad

Interested in an international internship for your summer PEP intern experience? Hear from second-year students who participated in an internship abroad during 2011. Panelists will share information on how they found their internship, funding opportunities, and what they did. Please come with questions!

SI 681 Career Development Seminar
Wednesday, September 21
Thursday, September 22
Monday, September 26
Noon - 2:00 pm
2435 North Quad

All students who receive Fall 2011 SI 681 PEP credits are required to attend to attend a SI 681 Career Development Seminar.

You do not need to prepare for your seminar attendance except to print out your reflections from the ePortfolio system (not the public portfolio) and read them over before you come. Be prepared to discuss your reflections. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Due to the large number of students who participated in internships this past summer and the extreme time commitment that it takes to coordinate and attend the presentations for the SI-CDO, we decided to instead have students create LinkedIn profiles and develop a single slide that you will add to your public portfolio. The details of these two requirements will be outlined in the seminar.

Information Policy - What can you do with an MSI?
Career exploration information session

Friday, September 23
Noon - 1:00 pm
2185 North Quad

In this career exploration information session on what you can do with an MSI, the Information Policy specialization will be introduced and 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.

Employers @SI
Compuware
Information Session
Tuesday, September 20
Noon - 1:00 pm
Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad

Interviews
Tuesday, September 20
9:00 - 3:00 pm
3360 North Quad
Schedule closed

Sapient
Information Session
Tuesday, September 27
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad

Interviews
Wednesday, September 28
9:00 - 5:00 pm
3360 North Quad
Schedule closes Wednesday, September 21 at 11:59 pm

Mock Interviews @SI
Cengage Learning
Monday, October 24
8:15 am - 4:15 pm
User Experience Specialist (2 slots available)
Schedule closes Wednesday, October 19 at 11:59 pm

Note: If the organization or positions offered aren't exactly what you are targeting, that's okay - sign up for something close anyway! The feedback you'll receive will be helpful for your job search no matter what.

Please login to iTrack in order to sign up for a Mock Interview Slot!

We will be offering more mock interview schedules throughout the year. Watch for publicity!

RSVP for upcoming events
Getting started (or at least thinking about) your job search
Wednesday, September 28
Noon - 1:00 pm
2245 North Quad

Don't worry, you don't need to start sending out your resume today. Just come hear about all of the resources you have available to help you in your job search and recommended timelines. Learn about the top three most effective job search methods for SI graduates in this session on "Getting Started (or at Least Thinking About) Your Job Search."

ePortfolio panel
Thursday, September 29
Noon - 1:00 pm
Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad

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.

Did you know?
Did you know that the CDO has a start of the art interview room that offers students and employers the opportunity to participate in Skype or video conference interviews?

Contact si.careers@umich.edu to schedule a Skype interview for your job or internship search as they come up.

Other events on campus
U.S. State Department Foreign Service Exam Information Session

Law Day

Lunch and Learn with McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company Information Session

Engineering Career Fair

More information available on the iTrack Calendar of Events

Posted by shamille on September 19, 2011 at 11:47 AM | Comments (0)

UM International Career Pathways Series - Fall 2011

INTERNATIONAL CAREER PATHWAYS series starts Thursday, Sept. 15
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Are you interested in working, interning, volunteering abroad, or in an international career? Check out the International Career Pathways (ICP) series of panel discussions in September – November, and the International Opportunities Fair!
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/resources/ICP/series.html

Our first session will be Thursday, Sept. 15, 7-8:30 PM, on "International Employment Myths & Opportunities."
Location--Student Activities Building, Maize & Blue Room, map http://www.umich.edu/~info/pdf/south.pdf

What you’ll learn:
• How to build your resume towards an international career.
• Some key organizations that offer opportunities for internships and careers which you can pursue while you’re a student or after you graduate.
• Best U-M resources to help with your quest.

Whether you’re an undergraduate, graduating senior or graduate student, you’ll find sessions for your interests. ICP is co-sponsored by twelve University Schools, Colleges and international units.

If you have any questions about the ICP series – or any question about going abroad, feel free to contact us:
Tel. 734-647-2299 or e-mail icoverseas@umich.edu. Or stop by the International Center, located next to the Michigan Union.

Bill Nolting and Kelly Nelson
Tel. 734-647-2299, E-mail icoverseas@umich.edu
U-M International Center
Education Abroad & Peace Corps Offices
603 E. Madison (next to the Michigan Union)
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt

Posted by kkowatch on September 14, 2011 at 03:26 PM | Comments (0)

User Experience Career Guide

A cool infograph by Onward Search that offers a breadth of highlights of some interesting data points if you are exploring the user experience field (market, job titles, salaries, and more). This could be a fairly good resource for exploring just some of the options for this career field.

http://www.onwardsearch.com/careers/user-experience-careers-guide/

Posted by jckroll on September 09, 2011 at 03:09 PM | Comments (0)

Michigan Business Model Competition

Registration is now open for the Entrepalooza Business Model Competition. Go to:http://rossbizmodelcomp.eventbrite.com/

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Have an idea?

Join the Michigan Business Model Competition, a regional competition of the international Business Model Competition (BMC)!

Sponsored by the School of Information, the Center for Entrepreneurship, and YouNoodle, SI Create is excited to see the innovation that will spiral out of this competition at Michigan! You'll have the opportunity get out of the building with your idea, talk to real customers, receive mentoring, pivot on your idea, and submit your business model for the following prizes:

1. 1st Place: $2500
2. 2nd Place: $1500
3. 3rd Place: $750
4. 4th Place: $250

There will be one workshop each month leading to the submission deadline on December 5 and the finals held in the Rackham Graduate School Auditorium on December 12th! The Kick-Off Workshop will be held September 20th and the first 50 people in the door will get a free prize!

What: Kick-Off Workshop!
When: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Palmer Commons Auditorium
Speaker: Doug Neal, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship

We'll hold weekly Studio Jams at North Quad's Creative Commons Atelier which will be a space to learn more about developing a business model, brainstorming, mentoring, and light food!

The first studio jam will be Tuesday, September 27 at 12 noon and will be every Tuesday at noon in the same space.

For more information, go to: http://www.si-create.com/p/business-model-competition.html or contact Lydia Muwanga at suubi23@gmail.com.

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Susan J. Hill
Center for Entrepreneurship
Meeting and Events Coordinator
University of Michigan College of Engineering
2121 Bonisteel Blvd.
251 Chrysler Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
734-763-1021
fax: 734-615-7028
hillsj@umich.edu
http://cfe.umich.edu

Posted by kkowatch on September 06, 2011 at 02:42 PM | Comments (0)