11.19.21 Coffee & Careers – Walmart!

You know this company. You shop with this company. They have locations just about anywhere, and they are one of the biggest companies in the world. I am of course talking about, Walmart!

Have you ever dreamed of donning the blue vest? Have you ever wanted to learn how to work in a team? Well, Walmart might be the company for you. They are constantly seeking new candidates, and it is a great way to get work with solid wages. If you would like to find work, beyond being an in-store employee, this Coffee and Careers is still for you! You can talk with Walmart employers and go over business opportunities for their corporate side. If you are a business student, a communications student, or perhaps an accounting student, we highly encourage you to make a quick stop at our event! This is a great employer and an equally great opportunity to expand your network of business professionals.

We will be holding this event on Friday, November 19th, 2021

As always, students are encouraged to attend this event. This is a great way to get connected with local businesses and leaders within our community. We will be holding the event in the career success center, at N204 in Tower Hall. Speakers will be available to talk with students starting at 10 am all the way through 11:30 am. FREE coffee, donuts and other pastries will be offered to all who stop by. We hope to see you there!

11.12.21 Coffee & Careers – ISAC and DCFS!

I know you all missed Coffee & Careers last week, so we’re going to make it up to you. We got two employers coming this Friday (11/12/21), and you definitely do not want to miss this!

Starting off with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, or ISAC, they are an organization within the state that seeks to increase the average of adults with a postsecondary education. ISAC Provides Illinois students with information and assistance to help make education beyond high school accessible and more affordable. ISAC has locations in Deerfield, Chicago, and Springfield. If you would like to get real work experience that is for a good cause, then ISAC is the organization for you!

Additonally, we will also be hosting DCFS. DCFS is the Department of Children and Family Services. DCFS seeks to protect children who are reported to be abused or neglected and to increase their families’ capacity to safely care for them; provide for the well-being of children in our care; provide appropriate, permanent families as quickly as possible for those children who cannot safely return home; support early intervention and child abuse prevention activities and work in partnerships with communities to fulfill this mission.

We highly encourage students who are interested in serving in the child welfare field to attend this event, and network with the DCFS professionals. Topics such as career advice or employment can be discussed in person.

As always, students are encouraged to attend this event. This is a great way to get connected with local businesses and leaders within our community. We will be holding the event in the career success center, at N204 in Tower Hall. Speakers will be available to talk with students starting at 10 am all the way through 11:30 am. FREE coffee and donuts will be offered to all who stop by. We hope to see you there!

Bonfire of the Bad Resume – Monday, November 15th!

For students who are wanting to burn their past, now is your chance. Literally! All USF students and faculty are invited to attend the Career Success Center’s Bonfire of the Bad Resume event! This event will be a celebration and casual hang out for all who are interested. For those who attend, you can burn your old resume and get started on a new one with help from the staff at the Career Success Center! People who attend will be offered s’mores and hot chocolate as we set old resumes ablaze.

The event will be taking place in the USF Pavilion & Quad at 4:30 pm

Come on down and say goodbye to those old resumes, while forging a new future for yourself! Also, who can say no to s’mores??

USF Alumni, Richie Mroz, Returns to USF!

written by: Cosme Lozano

With Coffee and Careers, you never know who you will meet. The event brings in a wide array of people, all from different walks of life. Most recently, I had the privilege to catch up with recent USF alumni, Richie Mroz! Richie was a communications student here at the university, and he is now working at Professional Salon Concepts, on their communications side. Richie was most active in the student run magazine here on campus, The Encounter.

Richie is also a personal friend of mine, so it was great to catch up in person. A part from that, I got to ask Richie some deeper questions. Richie has a truly unique perspective, as he just graduated from USF last spring. He is one of the “new generation” of workers trying to find their way in the work world amidst the pandemic. I highly recommend you listen to our conversation below!

QnA sit-down with Richie

Talking with Richie, it becomes abundantly clear that today’s employers want employees who can do a little bit of everything. Richie was a graphic design student here at USF, and he did some work with video. Having joined the workforce though, he is now practicing skills he did not expect to be using. If you are going into the communications, marketing and or business field, this might be a reality for you too.

While we are in college, we develop specific skills for specific jobs we want to go into. For a lot of college students just coming out of college, their first job might have nothing to do with what they studied. You can still succeed in your new endeavors though, and Richie is proof of that! As long as you remain willing to keep learning, you can still find success in the field. Students who attend USF are often taught a wide ranging curriculum within their fields. This prepares students well for dealing with all kinds of situations in the work world.

Additionally, confidence is one of the other keys. You have to trust what you learned and the knowledge received from personal experiences. It might not feel like you are prepared, but trust me, you are. It just takes some courage and belief in yourself. With those two things, you can conquer anything.

It was an absolute pleasure talking with my old friend, Richie Mroz. For all USF alumni out there, we still offer our services to you! We can help get you set up with employers or we can take a look at your resume before you head in for a job interview. Make the right choice for your career today, and stop by the Career Success Center!

ATTENTION ALL JOB SEEKERS!

Don’t forget to sign up for Knox-Monmouths Virtual Career and Internship fair! If you have any questions in regard to the setup, please follow this link.

For students who attend this event, employers will be able to qualify students by GPA, work authorization, Handshake major group, and graduation date when setting up their sessions. Try to have your Handshake profile setup BEFORE attending the event!

The event will be taking place over Zoom, so make sure you have access to a camera and a microphone. It is encouraged that you find a quiet place to setup for the event. It is also important that student resumes are up to date with the most current job updates.

This is a great chance for students to expand their network, and to possibly find employment. Some employers will be looking for new interns, so if you are still needing an internship before graduation, now is your chance! Again, we highly, highly recommend that students of all grades attend this event. It is a wonderful opportunity, and you never know what doors you might open..