COSME’S PRODUCTIVITY TIP OF THE DAY

written by: Cosme Lozano

Tip of the day: Remember to take notes! It doesn’t cost you anything!

As my good friend SpongeBob would say, “WRITE THAT DOWN! WRITE THAT DOWN!”

A lot of people do not realize, or forget, that you can take notes.. for literally anything! Living your day to day life, you can lose track of certain things especially if you are a college student or have a family. Folks, I’m here to tell you that your phone has the capability to record video or write down notes, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT! Some people have really good mental databanks which is great, but relying on it too much may cause you to get things mixed up or forget entirely. Don’t put unnecessary stress on yourself or your mental. Writing things down or even recording the information offers you an archive that you can always go back and refer to; that is truly invaluable.

Stop by the Career Success Center for our FIRST EVER Coffee & Careers!

Written by: Cosme Lozano

Come one, come all! This Friday, September 17th 2021, we will be hosting our first ever Coffee and Careers event! The event will be held in Tower Hall N204 Career Success Center and we will have guest speakers from the Joliet YMCA as well as FedEx. The speakers will begin their presentations at 10:00 am, and it will run till 11:30 am. Attendees will be given the opportunity to sit down, relax, and learn from local business leaders. Coffee and donuts will be provided as well. After the event, students will have the opportunity to meet and connect with the speakers. This serves as a great opportunity to promote yourself for any potential job or internship openings. If you would like any more information, please feel free to stop by our office to learn more. We hope to see you this Friday!

WE HAVE A PODCAST! – Straight Up Success

written by: Cosme Lozano

Big things are taking place at the USF Career Success Center. Apart from our usual responsibilities, we have also decided to launch a podcast! This podcast will be called, Straight Up Success, and it will be hosted by myself and Codi Cabay. With this platform, Codi and I hope to interview students and professionals who have career advice they want to share with the public. The intent with this podcast is for our listeners to listen and learn, and then implement the advice and succeed in their fields. We hope you tune in!

If you would like to be on the podcast, or if you have someone you would like for us to interview, please send your inquiries to CareerDev@usfcareersuccess

If you would like to listen to our first episode, please follow this link

What We Do – The Career Success Center 2021

Written by: Cosme Lozano

With a new school year underway, we at the center feel now is a great time to go over what we do and the services we provide.

  1. Resume & Cover Letter Assistance – One of our primary services at the center is resume and cover letter assistance. Students who are working on existing resumes, or need help creating one, are encouraged to stop by the center and receive help. With our qualified and trained staff, we make it our priority that your resume is where it needs to be, for when you go out for job or internship interviews.
  2. Interview Preparation – In addition to helping students build resumes, we also help students prepare for job interviews. Students will have an opportunity to sit down, and go over any questions or concerns with our team, before they go out for the real interview. On top of that, we also conduct mock interviews, where students can get a feel for how a real interview would go down.
  3. Career Assessments & Interest Inventories – We offer the STRONG inventory assessment for all students. Freshman are expected to take and complete the assessment in their first year. For students who have still not taken the assessment or want updated results, we encourage to stop by the center.
  4. Job Search Assistance – With our large pool of former alumni and connections, we are confident in helping students get connected with possible employers or connections.
  5. Internship Information – In addition to helping students get set up with job opportunities and connections, we also help students who are seeking internship opportunities.
  6. On Campus Recruiting Events – Throughout the course of the school year, the center likes to bring in job employers to talk about their experiences and go over advice. In addition to that, we also help run the USF Career Fair.

The Career Success Center is located on the second floor of Tower Hall, on the main campus of the university. Our offices are open from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. If you would like to receive more information, please send an email to the Career Success Center Director, Maribeth Hearn, at MHearn@stfrancis.edu. If you would like to schedule an appointment at the center, please follow this link: calendly.com/usfcareer