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Nov 9 / Carissa Bell

Shinola: Holiday Support Associate

 

Holiday Support Associate

Overview

The holiday support associate delivers an exceptional in-store experience for our guests by supporting our sales and management team with whatever seasonal tasks need to be completed. Opportunities are available at various retail locations including Detroit and the surrounding Metro Area.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include gift-wrapping, cashier, monogramming and greeting and any additional tasks needed to support the sales and management team.

Qualifications

  • Ability to collaborate and work cohesively within a team setting.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast pace environment.
  • Eagerness to learn and ability to juggle multiple tasks while quickly adapting to new situations.
  • Ability to work days, nights, weekends and holidays as needed.

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please visit https://www.shinola.com/careers

 

You may also apply via Handshake:

  • Log into your Handshake Account
  • Select “Jobs”
  • In the Search field under “Job Search” enter Job ID 2111016

 

Note: Shinola is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Nov 6 / Carissa Bell

November is National Career Development Month

November is National Career Development Month. For over 50 years, career professionals have celebrated this time each year to encourage personal awareness and growth. This year, Wayne State University is celebrating in a big way.

National Career Development Week begins Monday, November 12th. If you haven’t been to Career Services recently, now is the time to stop in, learn a little about yourself, a lot more about today’s job market, and have some food and fun while you plan your future.  Each day will offer a wide variety of career exploration and management activities including:

 

  • Create Your Career Brand

 

  • Speed Resume Review

 

  • Career Assessments

 

  • Professional Headshot Photos

 

  • Career Vision Boards

 

  • Workshops

 

The week’s whole agenda can be found at the Career Services’ website: www.careerservices.wayne.edu.

You don’t have to wait until then, however to jump start your career planning. Here are some quick ideas and important things you can do to keep yourself on track*.

 

  1. Acknowledge your favorite classes and assignments

 

  1. Improve and maintain your GPA

 

  1. Recognize past accomplishments (can we link to past article)

 

  1. Talk to someone whose job you find interesting

 

  1. Send and say Thank You to those who help you

 

  1. Meet with your Academic Advisor

 

  1. Learn about careers related to your interests at the U.S. Occupation Outlook Handbook

 

  1. Update your resume

 

  1. Identify transferrable skills by highlighting verbs on job descriptions

 

  1. Get Involved! Stop by DOSO to learn how

 

As always, if you want more help with developing career development strategies, visit or contact Career Services at www.careerservices.wayne.edu or (313) 577-3390 to schedule an appointment with a Career Planning Counselor – that’s what we’re here for!

 

References and Resources

 

*Adapted from https://www.usatoday.com/story/college/2011/11/01/november-is-national-career-development-month-here-are-25-ways-to-get-ahead/37387399/

 

 

 

 

Nov 6 / Carissa Bell

Part-Time Employment: WSU Dining Services

WSU Dining Services (Aramark)is Hiring

 

  • Student Baristas: Paid $9.40 per hour, part time employees for SCB or Anthony Wayne Starbucks. Hours vary from 7a – 11pm Daily.
  • Student Food Service Workers: Paid $9.40 per hour. Part time employees for the various restaurants on campus. Hours vary from 7a – 11pm Daily.
  • Late Night Grill Student Food Service Workers: Paid $9.40 per hour. Part time employee for the Late Night Grill in the SCB. Hours vary from 7pm – 3am

 

 

To Apply: 

Email resumes & class schedules to Danielle Ismirle at Danielle.Ismirle@wayne.edu

Oct 30 / Carissa Bell

ECM Program Management Internship

Intern: ECM Program Management

  • Maintenance of MAHLE PM systems – Integra
  • Interface with PMs, assist them with MAHLE system data input and maintenance
  • Special assignment – Assist PMs with meeting minutes, analysis and report creation
  • May be required to physically transfer prototype parts or equipment
  • Major: Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or Business
  • Class Standing: Junior or Senior
  • Skills: Excel

We offer you excellent opportunities for growth and development and support your potential in a targeted way. We ensure this through regular meetings focused on feedback, exciting assignments, and the chance to assume responsibility. We reward solid performance with attractive remuneration, because our goal is to work with you on a long-term basis. After proving yourself through your dedication, we offer you individualized support through “PerforM!”, the MAHLE talent relationship program. Start your path – with us.

Click Here for Application

Oct 30 / Carissa Bell

National Career Development Month

Oct 30 / Carissa Bell

Let’s Talk Everything Careers: Coffee with Assistant Director of Career Services

Oct 26 / Carissa Bell

Career Tip: Digital Technology

Digital Technology

The workplace has been forever changed by the advancements in technology.  Employers want to hire individuals who are equipped to use digital technology efficiently and ethically to solve problems, accomplish goals and complete tasks.

What is Digital Technology?  According to NACE, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, an organization recognized as one of the leading resources for Career Readiness standards; the Digital Technology competency is the ability of an individual to effectively demonstrate adaptability to new and emerging technologies.

What does that look like in the workplace?  An employee selecting and using a new technology which provides them with the opportunity to develop technological skills and create products, processes or designs.

How can you hone digital technology skills?  Take part in experiential learning.  Do an internship, co-op or volunteer.  NACE reports nearly 50% of the student respondents who completed participated in experiential learning stated their “competencies were “very” to “extremely” improved by their internship/co-op experience.”  Digital technology includes knowledge or expertise in social media platforms, various software, electronic presentation skills, web navigation and video conferencing just to name a few.

Employers want individuals who possess digital technology skills or can easily learn any new technologies with little difficulty.  Take advantage of any opportunity which will enhance your digital technology skills.  Next week we will explore another Career Readiness Competency.  We want Wayne State University students to be Career Ready!

 

 

References and Resources

https://careerservices.wayne.edu/

http://www.naceweb.org/career-readiness/competencies/career-readiness-defined/

https://thejournal.com/articles/2005/06/01/20-technology-skills-every-educator-should-have.aspx

 

 

Oct 26 / Carissa Bell

Detroit Athletic Club: Part-Time Receptionist

Detroit Athletic Club

Receptionist

Job Description
The Spa receptionist is an important role, as they make the first and last impression with our members and guests. The receptionist takes and confirms reservations in an accurate, efficient and professional manner verifying the client itinerary, promoting programs or packages and upgrades when appropriate. Our receptionist greets members and operates phone in a professional manner. The receptionist coordinates timing and ordering of food and beverages and verifies the timing fits with the appointment schedule. Maintaining accurate supply and inventory lists are key components of this position. Receptionist is responsible for maintaining the records for gift certificates, massage packages, facial series and nail series in an organized fashion.
The qualified candidate will possess the following skills:
  • High school or Associates degree
  • Knowledge of administrative/clerical procedures
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Previous customer service experience, preferably in a spa
  • Attention to detail, organization skills, able to multi-task

Click Here to Apply

Oct 26 / Carissa Bell

Animal Care Internship

Organization for Bat Conservation

Animal Care Internship

Job Description

The animal care intern for the Organization for Bat Conservation will be providing husbandry for exotic animals! This is an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in animal husbandry but also about bats and how they are important to ecosystems around the world. The education internship requires 20 hours per week for a 12-week period. A schedule can be set to meet the needs for both the intern and the organization. This position offers a $500 stipend (or we can work with you to fulfill your college requirements). The intern will be a part of a non-for-profit animal care team and collaborate closely with the animal keepers under the supervision of the Conservation Programming Director.

Site

Bat Zone at 75 W Huron St. Pontiac, MI 48342

248-294-7370

 

The intern’s work will include but is not limited to the following;

·     Daily husbandry including diet preparation and enclosure cleaning

·     Design a novel enrichment item

·     Food and supply pick-up

·     Enclosure and exhibit maintenance

·     Participate in seasonal festivals and/or special events

·     Animal observation and record keeping

·     Problem solving and organizing records

 

Qualifications

Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students though recent graduates may also apply. Preference will be given to candidates that have or are pursuing a college degree in Zoology, Conservation, Biology or a related field. Candidates must be able to provide their own transportation and be passionate about wildlife. Applicants must be able to stand for long periods of time, lift 50 lbs., have a valid driver’s license, and be willing and able to work in all weather conditions. To handle animals, candidates must show reliability and have received a rabies preexposure vaccine series. If you are in school, we can work with your schedule.

To apply, the following must be submitted:

  • A letter of intent
  • A resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Please submit your application materials to Aja Marcato, Conservation Programming Director atamarcato@batconservation.org.

Oct 19 / Carissa Bell

Wolverine Human Services – Meet & Greet

Wolverine Human Services provides safety, sustenance, nurturing, and therapeutic intervention for children. Interested in work in this type of environment? Come and speak with reps from this organization and drop off a resume at their meet & greet.

Come join Us!!!

 Tuesday, October 23, 2018

1339/Faculty/Administration Building

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Oct 19 / Carissa Bell

State of Michigan General Office Assistant (Detroit, MI)

Job Description

This position is responsible for general office duties in support of the Michigan Administrative Hearing System
(MAHS). Duties consist of reviewing and processing electronic documents, sending templated orders to interested parties, file preparation, providing case status information to callers and visitors, covering multi-line phone and processing all incoming mail.

Position Description (Download PDF reader)

Required Education and Experience

Education
Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school.

Experience
General Office Assistant 5
No specific type or amount of experience is required.

General Office Assistant 6
One year of administrative support experience.

General Office Assistant E7
Two years of administrative support experience, including one year equivalent to the intermediate level.

Additional Requirements and Information

Please attach a cover letter and resume to your application.

Certain positions may require a criminal history background check.

View the job specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/GeneralOfficeAssistant_12692_7.pdf (Download PDF reader)

Click Here to Apply

 

Oct 19 / Carissa Bell

DTE Student Co-Op (All Majors Welcome)

Job Description
Please note that this is a Multi-Term student program.  Students applying to this posting are indicating they are available to work two or more terms prior to graduation (i.e. Winter, Summer and/or Fall). Individuals applying to this posting, who can only work Summer, will not be considered.
DTE’s popular Co-op Program is accepting applications for students interested in working for DTE. In order to make the application process easier, we have streamlined all jobs, in Southeast Michigan, to this posting. If you want to get professional experience, preferably in a field of your study, all you need to do is apply to this posting – regardless of your major.
During the application process you will be asked a series of questions. These questions will be used to best match your interests and background to one of our hundreds of opportunities. Our goal is to match you with an opportunity that will help enhance your education. Please make sure to answer all the questions, so we can make the best match possible.
Students who meet program eligibility requirements will be sent an assessment. Applicants who pass the assessment, will be forwarded to recruiters. Recruiters will reach out to candidates, as matches are made, between now and the end of August.
Degrees typically hired by DTE for the Co-op program, include, but are not limited to: Engineering (all types), Science (all types), English, IT Related, Communications, Forestry, Business Admin/Mgt, Accounting/Finance, Math/Stats, Meterology, Forestry, GIS, Geography, Construction Mgt, Media Arts related, Human Resources, Marketing, Economics, Undeclared Majors, etc…
Oct 16 / Carissa Bell

NIKE COMMUNITY DETROIT SEASONAL ATHLETE

come a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

To work in retail is to be the face of Nike, Inc.. With a relentless focus on product knowledge and customer service, Nike Retail teams give valuable experiences to consumers every day. From Shanghai to San Francisco, every store has a unique perspective and hosts an inspiring community of sport and style devotees. A career in Nike Retail demands creativity and ambition and offers the opportunity to grow with some of the best athletes, teammates and retail partners in the industry.

Description

Work Hard. Play Hard.
 
You’re a natural leader, motivator and always up for a challenge. Nike is looking for the next Seasonal Athlete to join our team.
Are you ready?
As a Nike Direct Athlete, you provide world-class service to the consumer using the four service principles:
KNOW: Build an authentic connection with consumers by getting to know them to guide their journey.
EQUIP: Credible Athletes equip consumers through product and service knowledge and expertise.
ENGAGE: Connect with consumers by inviting them to engage with Nike.
INSPIRE: Inspire by creating an emotional connection to the brand between the consumer and Nike.

Responsibilities
  • Be passionate about Nike products and services.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and eagerness to learn the fundamentals of all store Athlete roles, including but not limited to Service, Visual Presentation, and Stockroom.
  • Deliver the best possible service an attention to all consumers.
  • Assist the team in executing all daily retail operations to ensure premium service and smooth store functioning.
  • Develop positive relationships with consumers and teammates.
  • Be an active member of the store community by attending and supporting store events.
  • Model reliability and flexibility by being able to work varied hours and days to meet the needs of the business.
  • Maintain knowledge of various store departments and be available to operate cash register for regular transactions, perform shipping and receiving duties, stock the floor, perform cleaning duties, and build visual displays when necessary.

Qualifications

  • Must have or be pursuing a High School diploma or GED
  • Able to perform basic math functions, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Able to effectively communicate in verbal and written English
  • Physical requirements include the ability to twist, bend, squat, reach, climb a ladder and stand for extended periods of time
  • Able to accomplish multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work effectively with others in a team-oriented environment and provide excellent customer service
  • One or more years of customer service and/or retail experience preferred
To ensure that we continue to hire competent, ethical and trustworthy individuals, all candidates must successfully complete a thorough background investigation prior to employment.
Oct 16 / Carissa Bell

City of Detroit: Playleader – PART-TIME 20 HOURS PER WEEK

Salary: $9.87 – $11.36 an hour
Under general supervision, as a seasonal worker, organizes and directs the recreational activities at a playground or play center or assists in directing such activities at a recreation center.

**** INTERESTED APPLICATIONS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK AT LEAST 4 HOURS PER DAY AT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:****

Summer Fun Center work hours:
Monday – Friday 2 PM – 6 PM

Kemeny Recreation Center work hours:
Monday – Friday 9 AM – 9 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
MAJOR JOB DUTIES:

  • Organizes and directs free-play and planned group activities at a recreation site or facility.
  • Organizes and gives instructions in team sports and group games.
  • Runs field meets and sport days.
  • Marks off playing field for games and maintains order.
  • Ensures that equipment and apparatus are safe and properly used and prevents illegal or inappropriate behavior.
  • Encourages participation in activities.
  • Administers first aid.
  • Ensures that grounds and equipment are being properly used.
  • Ensures that groups or individuals have permits for use of playground, when required, and that spectators are not interfering with the players.
  • Umpires sanctioned recreation championship games.
  • Interprets rules of games, when required.
  • Attends staff meetings.
  • Maintains simple records and makes reports of activities.
  • Assists professional recreation personnel in conducting programs and activities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Graduation or G.E.D and completion of one year of college coursework in community recreation, physical education, or a related field.

One year of experience in conducting organized recreational activities or in some athletic or related activity.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Rules and equipment for the more common group games.
  • Purposes and goals of organized recreation work.
  • First aid methods.

SKILL IN:

  • Administering first aid.
  • Physical agility.

ABILITY TO:

  • Organize, teach and lead groups in various forms of directed recreational activities.
  • Display understanding of and appropriate responses to childhood behavior.
  • Administer first aid.
  • Interact effectively with the public and children with tact and diplomacy.
  • Display initiative and resourcefulness in promoting interest in recreational activities.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
Work is performed indoors and outdoors with exposure to all seasonal conditions. This class is designated as a Special Service class to be administered under the provisions of Chapter 13 of Detroit City Code.

Oct 12 / Carissa Bell

City of Troy Paid Marketing Internship

Marketing Internship

Department of Public Works

Job Description
The DPW Marketing Internship is an internship to expose college students and new professionals to employment in municipal government working in collaboration with Department leaders and specialists in Public Administration, Finance, Marketing, and many other departments within the City.
The mission of the Public Works Department is to continuously provide excellent services using the most up-to-date equipment, and to protect the safe, clean, and healthy environment that the taxpayers of the City of Troy have come to enjoy. The DPW Assistant will be responsible for the creation of marketing materials to support DPW initiatives and projects.
DUTIES
  • Collaborate with staff on special projects which may include designing creative and effective marketing material for the City of Troy Department of Public Works pertaining to the Big Beaver Shuttle, recycling Initiatives for residents and staff, assist in other ongoing projects and attend DPW public engagement meetings.
  • Gain broad experience in various aspects of marketing including branding, campaign planning and execution, data analysis, and valuable insight into public works functionalities.
  • Develop literature to be utilized in the production of newsletters, pamphlets, flyers, brochures, and social media posts.
  • Support daily activities of the DPW office by assisting with clerical and administrative duties; provides excellent customer service in person and over the phone.
  • Develop knowledge of the policies, procedures and specific functions of the Public Works Department.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Currently enrolled in a related program at the undergraduate or graduate level. Relevant majors include marketing, public relations, public administration, government, business administration, or other closely related majors.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A high level of integrity, accuracy, dependability, and confidentiality.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and strong computer skills including efficient internet searching and social media skills.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically InDesign, is preferred.
  • Valid Michigan driver license with a good driving record (based on City of Troy standards).
  • As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment physical including drug screen.
HOURS
Up to 20 hours per week, schedule can be flexible. Six month assignment, with possibility to extend to one year.

To Apply:

https://troymi.gov/departments/human_resources/job_openings.php

 

Applications close on November 9th at 4:30 pm

Oct 12 / Carissa Bell

Part-Time Website and Registration Support

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN CENTER FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION (SEMCME)

 

Website and Registration Support

 

 

Basic Function and Responsibility

To provide overall support of the SEMCME Events and Registration System.

 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to the following:  (the order of listing is in no way based on priority)

  1. Learning and becoming proficient with SEMCME Registration System and all associated components, including the SEMCME website, CME Tracker Registration System, FTP Server, PayPal
    1. Troubleshooting issues with the overall Registration System and associated components
    2. Maintain the company email account designated for registration support by answering common questions and resolving registration issues
  1. Working with SEMCME Conference Managers to provide the following:
    1. Create/Publish/Remove Events as needed
    2. Upload content and images to the FTP Server for event publishing
    3. Open/Close Registration to Events
    4. Manually input registrations when needed
    5. Generate Sign-In sheets, Badges, and Walk-In forms for events
    6. Update registration system with attendance data
    7. Occasionally assist Conference Manager at events

 

Supervision Received

General supervision is received from the Executive Director and Assistant Director.

 

Qualifications

  1. Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Outlook; Database management skills a plus

 

  1. Strong aptitude for learning new technology tools/system (i.e. CME Tracker Registration System)

 

  1. Good communication and interpersonal skills.

 

If you are interested in the position, please send a cover letter and resume to David Pieper, PhD, dpieper@med.wayne.edu.

Oct 9 / Carissa Bell

Actors and Actresses

Dhade & Associates, PC

Job Description and How to Apply
Below is the short film synopsis and character descriptions of what we are looking for. On top of submitted through handshake (Job ID#206137), please email your showreel – if you have one- and ask for a copy of the script so you can send in a video submission of your sides. Emails: herman@detroitimmigration.com & lauren@firemic.com
Synopsis
“The Marriage Interview” is a short film about a man, David Torres, who came the United States on student visa that is now expired. He must attain his United States citizenship through his marriage with his college sweetheart. Despite their marriage being legitimate, the immigration officers are beginning to have their doubts and not only is David, but his family is in jeopardy of deportation.
Character BIOS
[OFFICER HUGHES] [GENDER: MALE OR FEMALE] [AGE: 35-50]
Officer Hughes has been an immigration officer for a while. He/she gets lied to often while working and has caused them to think of undocumented people as a nuisance. While working they are very demeaning and condescending to those they interview with, without raising their voice too often. Pay is $300.
[MR. TORRES – DAVID] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 25-35]
David is an honest, hardworking 25-35 who has recently married Melissa Myers, his college sweetheart. David is from Spain (can change to another country based on actor’s ethnicity) but had come to the United States on a student visa which has now expired. David gets very nervous around immigration officers because he fears he will be forced to leave his new wife if he gets deported. The first and last name of the character can be changed based on ethnicity of the actor. Able to speak in an authentic accent is preferred. Pay is $300.
[MRS. MYERS – MELISSA] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 25-35]
Melissa is a supportive wife to David who she recently married. She is a U.S. citizen and wants her husband to stay very much, but she is not used to him being so timid and nervous while they are at the immigration office. Pay is $300
[TYLER] [GENDER: MALE OR FEMALE] [AGE: 18-23]
Tyler is a young, new and fresh intern at the office who comes in to bring a passport to Officer Hughes. Pay is $50
Oct 9 / Carissa Bell

Part-Time Red Bull Student Marketer

Our Wings are the face of the Red Bull brand and are our product ambassadors. The purpose of their job is 3 fold: approach consumers driving positive product trial, awareness and help establish Red Bull consumption in different moments of need; support our on and off premise sales through sales drives, merchandising and other sales support activities; and work at Red Bull events and help ensure an unforgettable consumer experience with the brand. Our Wings are an instrumental part of the organization, as the eyes and ears on the ground that listen to how consumers perceive our brand and our product, sharing this useful insight with the broader business to support future ideas and opportunities.

 

YOUR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

  1. A full, clean, driving license is required
  2. Excellent communication skills and ability to relate to different people in a range of occasions
  3. Highly approachable, social and outgoing
  4. Top notch time management and organizational skills
  5. Naturally entrepreneurial, with a high sense of responsibility and initiative
  6. Enthusiastic, energetic and positive attitude
  7. Highly committed, professional and a great team player

 

Click Here For Additional Info and to Apply

Oct 3 / Carissa Bell

Career Tip: Oral & Written Communication

Oral & Written Communication 

 

“Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.”    Rita Mae Brown American Writer (1944- )

 

“False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.”

 

Socrates, Greek Philosopher (469- 399 BC)

 

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

 

George Bernard Shaw, Irish Dramatist (1856-1950)

 

“Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.”

 

Paul J. Meyer American Businessman (1928- )

 

Communication, it seems, has always been the number one issue, challenge, and problem in the workplace. Consider the more recent example of GM’s faulty ignition crisis of 2014. Senior Contributor for Forbes.com, Carmine Gallo characterizes this as a communication failure of epic proportions. With the two documented words “customer convenience” this substandard product safety issue was dismissed repeatedly and ultimately resulted in 13 deaths.1

For more than 20 years, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has conducted surveys that ask employers what skills they require in new graduates. Communication Skills has been at or near the top each year.  Not surprising, NACE has also included communication in the Career Readiness Competencies. Specifically, NACE defines Oral/Written Communications as the ability to:

Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively

As with critical thinking skills, much of any academic curricula involves development of communication skills. Whether writing research papers, essay exams, class portfolios or emails to faculty, these are excellent examples for developing transferrable written communication skills. Likewise, class presentations, group projects, interview assignments, and advising appointments are ways to build transferrable oral communication skills.  The challenge, once again, is the ability to connect these skills to your professional development.  Writing a resume, completing job applications, submitting a personal statement, giving an elevator pitch or acing an interview are just a few examples of how to use written and oral communication to launch a career.

Communication competency goes well beyond job searching, as well.  For better or worse, intelligence is judged on how well-spoken or grammatically correct one’s communication is. 2 So here are 3 strategies for connecting your academic accomplishments to your career goals.

 

Maintain a Career Portfolio

Many courses will require you to create files or journal for your class assignments. These are academic portfolios designed for reflection, deeper learning, and of course, critical thinking. Portfolios are great ways to demonstrate not only communication skills, but also all kinds of abilities and accomplishments. Career portfolios focus on the skills relevant to the field or industry for which you are interested.  Career portfolio items, often called artifacts, can include, but are not limited to resumes, references, transcripts, project summaries, work samples, honors, awards, thank you notes, images, or anything that represents your activities and achievements.  The important step is to take time to reflect on your learning and skill development. Writing about and discussing these experiences will not only help you build your communication skills, but boost your career confidence and professionalism as well.

 

Get Involved

Taking classes is only half of truly marketable degree. Employers will want to know how you applied your learning. It does not matter if it is paid or not, experience matters. Volunteering in your community and connecting with others on campus are two ways to experience all the benefits of an undergraduate education. Keep in mind, Wayne State University hosts over 400 student organizations through the Dean of Students Office. Even if there is not a group of interest, there is always the opportunity to start your own. The point is to use all resources afforded to you to support your success.

 

Visit Career Services

One such resource is Career Services. Would you like help starting your career portfolio? Or perhaps you want to take advantage of the paid employment opportunities such as part-time on- and off-campus postings, internships, cooperative education, or full-time jobs after graduation through Handshake to gain professional experience.  Whether you are updating your resume, revising your personal statement, or preparing for an interview, Career Services also offers Stop-in Counseling for all kinds of career questions. To learn more about building professional communication strategies, be sure to visit or contact Career Services at www.careerservices.wayne.edu or (313) 577-3390 to schedule an appointment with a Career Planning Counselor

 

“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”

 

Nathaniel Hawthorne, American Novelist (1804-1864)

 

References and Resources

 

1Gallo, C. (June 9, 2014), “Two Misleading Words Triggered GM’s Catastrophic Communication Breakdown” Forbes.com retrieved September 26, 2018 from https://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2014/06/09/two-misleading-words-triggered-gms-catastrophic-communication-breakdown/#2414e5ca047f

 

2Schloneger, R. M. (April 21, 2016) Is This Author Intelligent? The Effect of Spelling Errors on Perception of Authors retrieved October 2, 2018 from https://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1001&context=linguistics_senior_projects

 

http://www.naceweb.org/career-readiness/competencies/career-readiness-defined/

 

https://www.brainyquote.com

 

https://www.skillsyouneed.com/ips/what-is-communication.html

 

https://www.careeronestop.org/WorkerReEmployment/JobSearch/CreateAnEffectiveResume/career-portfolios.aspx

 

https://doso.wayne.edu/

 

Sep 28 / Carissa Bell

Michigan Financial Companies: Marketing Internships

Marketing Intern – Job Description
This job description outlines the objective, primary responsibilities and/or requirements and qualifications of the Marketing Intern.
Opportunity: We are looking for a current college student to work part time (approximately 10 hours a week) as part of the marketing team. The position will be housed in our Southfield office and the schedule is flexible around the candidate’s school schedule.
Objective: The Marketing Intern will be responsible for assisting the organization in the development and implementation of its marketing campaigns on both the firm and advisor levelWorking directly with the Marketing Coordinator, the Marketing Intern will assist in developing, maintaining, and improving marketing initiatives. Opportunity exists for the Marketing Intern to join the team full-time as a Marketing Coordinator in the future.
Reports to: Marketing Coordinator & Marketing Director
Primary Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
  • Creating and updating event invitations and advisor biographies
  • Assist with customizing and dissemination of press releases
  • Updating firm and advisor websites
  • Implementation of marketing plans for individual advisors
  • Assist in coordinating various marketing methods including: direct mail, print ads, networking, internet, and social media
  • Research and develop new methods of marketing
  • Various clerical work and data entry
Qualifications:
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and follow-up skills
  • Leadership potential
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and Outlook required
  • Proficiency in Photoshop preferred
  • Ability to learn other software programs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Current College Junior or Senior

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