Seeking applicants: Fulton Schools Undergraduate Peer Career Coaches

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Announcements, Career, Customize your experience, Opportunities | 0 comments

The Fulton Schools Career Center is currently accepting applications for undergraduate peer career coaches. Coaches will be trained in resume writing, interviewing, using career development resources and job search strategies. Once training is completed, coaches can take the exam to become “Certified Peer Educators”. New coaches will begin working in January. Apply through Student Employment: #46608BR.

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Happy Thanksgiving — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Career, International Students | 0 comments

Students, the end of the semester is almost here. Translation: lots of deadlines and final exams. Take time to relax and b-r-e-a-t-h-e over the long weekend. Take a few moments to be thankful and be sure to squeeze in time to have some fun.

We will be holding a Career Conference on Monday, December 17, 2018. Staff will cover “How to write a technical résumé” and “Successful interviewing.” There will be an employer panel and a presentation from immigration attorneys. Details will be on the Fulton Schools Career Center website soon. If you missed our workshops during this semester, or want to get a head start for spring recruiting season, do plan to attend.

All of us at the Fulton Schools Career Center want to wish our students, colleagues and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for the opportunities we have to work with all of you!

 

Joyce Donahue is a Certified Career Counselor in the Fulton Schools Career Center.

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Advice from professionals — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Career | 0 comments

Six professionals shared their career stories and answered students’ questions at the Aviation Panel and Mixer held last week on the Polytechnic campus. The panelists represented professional flight, air traffic control, engineering, law, teaching, management and entrepreneurialism.

Someone asked when a college student should do an internship. The answer was as soon as you can and as often as possible. We heard the story of a career that began with the job of being a “ball boy” for the Miami Heat. The story (and the career) evolved from an unpaid to paid internship, through sports marketing, networking in the circle of professional athletics, seeing the need and providing the link between professional athletes and private jets.

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Professional associations — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in Career |

During the past two weeks, the Fulton Schools Career Center hosted Career Exploration Nights for our first-year students at the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses. Every year, I am impressed with, and grateful for, the dedication of working professionals who take the time to share their experiences with our students at these events.

I enjoy watching groups of individuals who represent various professional associations. I love to see the camaraderie among members and the enthusiastic conversations between several professionals and small groups of students.

There are many reasons to belong to a professional organization, association or society. Benefits include: “members only” resources, networking opportunities, ongoing education and news about industry leaders and current issues, discounts on publications, seminars, conferences and job boards.

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Letters of recommendation — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Career |

Have you ever applied for a scholarship, a research position or an internship that requires a letter or letters of recommendation? In many cases, the application directions say that at least one letter must be from a faculty member.

You want someone who will write a letter that includes specific examples of your skills and accomplishments. The letter should also include the author’s opinion of why you are a strong applicant for the position. This means that the person writing the letter should know you well. Not only is he or she able to talk about your academic performance, but can also articulate how the program fits into your goals and how you can contribute to the program.

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Internships and careers in the USA for international students, October 17

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Career, Events, International Students |

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Interested in working in the United States? Attend this workshop where Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) will be discussed with representatives with Career and Professional Development Services.

Internships and careers in the USA for international students
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
5–6 p.m.
Tooker House (TKRH) eSpace 101, Tempe campus [map]

Questions? Contact Paulo Vasconcelos, global ambassador, at pvasconc@asu.edu.

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Virtual interviews — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in Career, Graduate Students, International Students, Students |

The weeks that follow the Fulton Schools Career Fairs are peak seasons for on-campus recruiting. Our office has been bustling with teams of recruiters interviewing Fulton Schools students. However, not all interviews occur in person. Many companies are using technology and interviews can be on Skype, Google Hangouts, telephone or various in-house platforms.

Basic preparation for a virtual interview contains the same elements as an in-person interview:

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Advice from professionals — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Career |

Last week, the Fulton Schools Career Center partnered with the Graphic Information (GIT) Technology Program and the student chapter of AIGA — the Professional Association for Design — to host a panel and mixer for GIT students. Panelists gave advice specific to GIT majors, and advice relevant to all college students seeking internships and jobs after graduation.

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Jobs and internships — week of October 8

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Career, Opportunities |

Technical Support Engineer – LeaseWeb USA

Job overview

As a support engineer, your main task is to solve hardware and software problems independently, quickly, efficiently and accurately. You are responsible for providing professional technical support as well as a high customer satisfaction.

Job duties

  • Installation of various operating systems, for example Linux and Windows Server
  • Installation of various administration tools, such as Plesk, DirectAdmin and cPanel
  • Solving reported software problems
  • Upgrade servers, such as software, operating system, and applications
  • Remote coordination of upgrades/downgrades of various hardware components
  • Identification and resolution of hardware problems
  • Configuration of various hardware components, such as servers, switches, PDUs
  • Technical coordination and close collaboration with the local datacenter teams
  • Preparation of technical documentation and reports
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