Olympia Entertainment, a Detroit-based company founded by entrepreneurs Michael and Marian Ilitch, is one of the country’s most diverse sports and entertainment companies and the largest of its kind in the Midwest. The company owns and operates Detroit’s Fox Theatre and the intimate City Theatre; books and operates Little Caesars Arena and books Comerica Park. Olympia Entertainment also handles business operations for the Detroit Red Wings.
Little Caesars Arena— the new home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. It is the crown jewel of The District Detroit, a major development project which is transforming 50 underutilized blocks in the downtown’s core into vibrant offices, restaurants, shops, housing and venues. Our goal is to connect communities and revitalize this important area between Downtown and Midtown and be a catalyst for more development in the area. The District Detroit will connect these venues into one contiguous, walkable area, where families, sports fans, entrepreneurs, job seekers, entertainment lovers and others who crave a vibrant urban setting can connect with each other and the city they love.
Olympia Entertainment is seeking Private Event Hosts. This position is responsible for continuously turning each experience into memories for our guests.
Olympia Entertainment fosters a culture of guest-centricity by providing the tools, training, processes and support to empower each colleague to consistently deliver exceptional guest service.
- Restrict guest access into credentialed areas on both event and non-event days. Specifically, controlling access from our four restaurants into the Via/Concourse.
- Work closely with the Private Event Sales team and the Operations Department.
- Welcome and warmly greet our guests and assist them with finding their seat as well as with any question or need they may have during their visit to Little Caesars Arena.
- Monitors crowd behavior, and takes steps to ensure each guest enjoys the event without disruption from others.
- Scan tickets as guests enter the arena, and ensure no guest is granted admittance without a valid ticket as needed.
- Engage guests at every opportunity, taking the time to recognize regulars by name when appropriate.
- Learns and maintains knowledge of the seating and layout of Little Caesars Arena.
- Assist our disabled guests including wheelchair escorts.
- Perform all other job-related duties as requested.
Supplemental Job Functions:
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- High school diploma and one to two years of customer service related experience is required.
- Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
- Large scale, fast-paced sports/entertainment experience, preferred.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills to build and maintain strong relationships with a diverse workforce.
- Ability to work days, nights, weekends and holidays.
- Ability to maintain quality of work with little to no supervision.
- The ability to critically think and problem solve.
- Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
- Possess the highest integrity and ethical standards.
- Irregular and extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.
- Hours vary per week depending on the events. Maximum hours are 25/week.
- Exposure to moderate – high noise level.
- Frequent visual/auditory attention.
- Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Ability to climb stairs and stand for long periods of time.
- While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
There has been a lot conversation about Career Readiness. Well, let’s take a brief look at what it all means and why Career Service professionals and employers think it so Important for our students to learn. Career Readiness is defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as “the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.” Additionally, NACE has identified Career Readiness competencies which will assist students as they transition from Education to Career. These Career Readiness Competencies include: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Oral/Written Communication, Teamwork/Collaboration, Digital Technology, Leadership, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Career Management and Global/Intercultural Fluency.
Each competency is crucial to your professional development. Employers not only want students who possess technical skills but also have those soft skills (i.e. Career Readiness Competencies) which will help them to navigate successfully in a professional environment.
During the upcoming months, we will share additional information regarding each Career Readiness Competency as well as ways students can develop these important skills. Throughout the Fall Semester, the Career Services office will host several workshops on Career Readiness including Pop-Up Sessions in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library (UGL) on the 2nd Floor at the HUB. Session dates and times are provided below. Please visit the Career Services website for more information about workshops and Career – related events.
September 25 – 11:00 am – Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
October 30 – 2:00 pm – Oral/Written Communication
November 29 -11:00 am – Teamwork/Collaboration
January 22 – 2:00 pm – Digital Technology
February 19 – 11:00 am – Leadership
March 19 – 2:00 pm – Professionalism/Work Ethic
April 16 – 11:00 am – Career Management and Global/Intercultural Fluency
References and Resources
This position consistently demonstrates their understanding of the customer service processes, service standards and interpersonal skills necessary to consistently create an exceptional service. Performs related work as required.
- Performs tasks associated with supporting the museum experience during a special exhibition (i.e. audio guide distribution, ticket handling)
- Provides complimentary guest services (i.e. wheelchairs, storage of backpacks, bags, coat check, etc.)
- Contributes actively to a warm and friendly atmosphere by greeting visitors and provides general information and direction throughout their visit
- Directs visitors and groups to maintain crowd control and monitors exhibition traffic flow to maintain a positive visitor experience
- Completes equipment set-up and fulfills signage requests for museum programs
- Stocks museum maps, brochures and other literature in the museum lobbies and in various galleries and literature kiosks
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor, Visitor Services
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Excellent customer service skills based on recent customer service experience
- Capacity to successfully handle multiple and competing tasks
- Possess a “can-do” attitude, display calmness in the face of changing priorities while demonstrating the flexibility and willingness to provide a positive experience for each museum visitor
- Capacity to use tact, discretion and sound judgment while providing exceptional customer service
- Based on assignment, position may require a great deal of moving and/or maintaining a stationary position for at least four (4) hours, the ability to move 30 pounds, and to reach overhead during the shift.
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and some evenings and/or late nights
If you are interested in applying for this position, please do so online by clicking the “Apply” link below. Applications will be accepted through 4:00 PM (EST) on September 25, 2018.
Employment applications and/or resumes will not be accepted in person or by mail, e-mail, or facsimile.
- Engages customers and patients by greeting them and offering assistance with products and services. Resolves customer issues and answers questions to ensure a positive customer experience.
- Models and shares customer service best practices with all team members to deliver a distinctive and delightful customer experience, including interpersonal habits (e.g., greeting, eye contact, courtesy, etc.) and Walgreens service traits (e.g., offering help proactively, identifying needs, servicing until satisfied, etc.).
- Develops strong relationships with customers.
- Learn from store and pharmacy team members, field leadership, team members and customers/patients
- Under the supervision by the pharmacist, assist in the practice of pharmacy, in accordance with state, federal, and company policy. Reviews and complies with the Walgreen Co. Pharmacy Code of Conduct.
- Performs duties as assigned and supervised by the pharmacist in accordance with Walgreens standard operating procedures for entering, third party processing, filling, and dispensing prescriptions.
- Assists pharmacists and other healthcare providers in delivering patient care and services that are within the state scope of practice for pharmacy interns including patient counseling and other health services (i.e. blood pressure, medication therapy management).
- Immediately reports prescription errors to pharmacist on duty and adheres to Company policies and procedures in relation to pharmacy errors and the Quality Improvement Program.
- Strictly adheres to the Walgreen Co. policy regarding Good Faith Dispensing
- Responsible and accountable for registering all related sales on assigned cash register, collects and handles cash as required. Takes customer to OTC aisle when possible to assist in locating products.
- Handles telephone calls that do not require personal attention of the pharmacist, including those to physicians.
- Assists and supports Pharmacy Department on inventory management activities, such as, ordering, unpacking, checking and storing shipment of pharmaceuticals. Maintains knowledge of Company asset protection techniques, and files claims for warehouse overages (merchandise received, but not billed), shortages (merchandise billed, but not received), order errors or damaged goods involving Rx drugs.
- Assists with exterior and interior maintenance by ensuring the Pharmacy Department is stocked with adequate supplies, clean, neat and orderly in condition and appearance.
- Complies with all company policies and procedures; maintains respectful relationships with coworkers.
- Complete special assignments and other tasks as assigned.
- Complete required training
- Maintains knowledge and skill in healthcare and pharmacy, including latest news and developments.
- Must be enrolled in a school of Pharmacy program
- Must be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English (Except in Puerto Rico).
- Requires willingness to work flexible schedule, including evening and weekend hours.
- Prefer 6 months of experience in a retail environment.
- Prefer to have prior work experience with Walgreens.
- Prefer good math skills so they can fill prescriptions accurately, including counting, measuring and weighing medications.
- Prefer good computer skills.
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Welcome back, Warriors! Welcome back to Career Tips! Every new semester represents a new beginning. No matter what happened in the past, this is a new opportunity to make more informed choices for your academic and career journey.
The Career Services Office can assist you in your discovery and decision making process. As the new semester has begun, make it a priority to visit Career Services to learn more about the resources that our office provides. This semester our Career Tips will focus on sustainable careers, career readiness and career development.
Understanding the concept of a “sustainable career” is crucial to the Career Development process. Who hasn’t heard the advice “Go to college to get a good job”? In general, this is good advice as the U.S. Department of Labor research indicates that obtaining a bachelor’s degree increases a person’s earning power by as much as 66% over a 40-year work life.
What these statistics don’t tell you, however, is what a “good job” means. In previous centuries “good” was often synonymous with “secure.” People all over the country came to Detroit to work in automotive manufacturing assembly lines that provided stable, competitive wages to loyal employees. The nature of work has changed dramatically since then. Today, that traditional 9-5, 40-hour work life is disappearing and temporary, “gig” work is becoming the norm. The average life expectancy of a business or organization is around 10 years and as of September 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the average employee tenure as 4.2 years.
In other words, job security no longer comes from the job. Instead, success in today’s economy comes from not only knowing your skills and abilities, but also knowing how to market them to employment opportunities. This may mean quite possibly redefining what success means to have a sustainable career. The dictionary defines sustainability as “the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level”. Understanding that we all want the same career: to get paid to do something enjoyable/interesting that matters/makes a difference, engaging in career planning the process for which you can find multiple ways to do this.
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After customers purchase our products, you’re the one who helps them get more out of their new Apple technology. Your day in the Apple Store is filled with a range of focused support and service tasks. Whether you’re helping customers get started with the Mac or finding answers to their questions about other Apple devices, you’re ready to share knowledge and provide exceptional assistance. You gain satisfaction from bringing resolution and insight to each customer, elevating his or her relationship with Apple to the next level.
- Ability to assess customers’ support needs when they arrive, then provide solutions or refer them to other team members
- Flexibility to regularly rotate through different technical specialties and skill sets
- Ability to thrive on change as products evolve
As a Technical Specialist, you help new owners get started and current ones get quick, efficient support — developing strong, positive relationships with Apple. When a customer needs assistance, you quickly assess their situation. Sometimes you take care of customers with advice or a solution on the spot, using your knowledge of current Apple technology to help with iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices. At other times, you refer customers to support team members who get them up and running again. You even provide personal training for new customers, helping them acquire the basic skills they need to get started on photo, video, and music projects. The entire store team benefits from your commitment to providing the best care for customers. By helping Apple maintain strong relationships with customers, you are instrumental to our success.
- You have excellent time management skills and can make decisions quickly. •You maintain composure and customer focus while troubleshooting and solving issues. •You reassure customers when delivering product diagnoses and potential solutions. •You will need to be flexible with your schedule. Your work hours will be based on business needs.
RED SMOKE BBQ IS HIRING NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING:
SERVERS – BARTENDERS – HOSTS – FOOD RUNNERS
Starting Pay: $9.25/Hour + Tips; 401k Available
Requirements: Integrity, industriousness & excellent interpersonal skills.
Application Available Online: www.redsmokebarbeque.net
You can fax your application to (313) 963-2530, email: email@example.com, or drop it off directly at our restaurant location Monday through Friday between 2 and 4pm.
573 Monroe St.
Detroit, MI 48226
541 Monroe Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
Description: Packages pastries for customers, cleans and maintains storefront and operates cash register.
Open daily from 8am to Midnight
Part-Time hours available for day shift and afternoon shift
Application available online: www.astoriapastryshop.com
Bring application, resume and two references of current or former Supervisor.
City of Birmingham
Student – Food Service Worker – Wayne State University
(Subway, Dunkin Donuts,
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Position Summary: The Student Food Service Worker is responsible for preparing and/or building food items while providing customer service and adhering to food safety, food handling, and sanitation procedures. The Student – Food Service worker must be a student at the Aramark location. Essential functions and responsibilities of the position may vary by Aramark location based on client requirements and business needs.
- Prepares and builds food items according to standardized recipes and directions
- Properly stores food by adhering to food safety policies and procedures
- Sets up work stations including prep tables, service counters, hot wells, steam tables, etc.
- Breaks down, cleans, and sanitizes work stations
- Serves food to customers while ensuring guest satisfaction and anticipating the customers’ needs
- Replenishes food items and ensure product is stocked to appropriate levels
- Maintains excellent customer service and positive attitude towards guest, customers, clients, co-workers, etc.
- Adheres to Aramark safety policies and procedures including proper food safety and sanitation
- Ensures security of company assets
- Other duties and tasks as assigned by manager
- Previous food service experience preferred
- Must be able to obtain food safety certification
- Demonstrates excellent customer service skills
- Requires occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling of up to 25 lbs
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Watch Person – Security
The Detroit Tigers Watchperson will be responsible for maintaining established security policies and procedures to create an environment that protects Comerica Park assets, colleagues and guests and
Primary (Essential) Duties:
The Watchperson provides 24/7 security to ensure the safety and welfare of all colleagues and guests inside Comerica Park, including the physical contents of the venue.
During an assigned shift, Watchpersons may have to perform one or more of the following:
- Regularly inspect protective equipment that provides security to the venue including: doors, fences, locks, and lighting, and report on their condition.
- Regularly screen guests and guest packages being brought into Comerica Park. Screening is conducted by electronic detectors and/or physical searches of persons and property.
- Screen and inspect vehicles entering Comerica Park. Screening is conducted using hand-held screening tools and/or physical searches of vehicles and vehicle contents.
- Daily inspection of the boiler-room, fire pump station, and ventilation rooms for possible mechanical problems.
- Monitor and patrol on foot, Comerica Park premises, including the adjoining parking garage and grounds, to identify, diagnose and resolve safety concerns in order to maintain and promote a safe and secure environment.
- Prevent, deter, and deny the opportunity for unlawful or unauthorized activities to occur in or around Comerica Park, including the adjoining parking garage and grounds.
- Respond to alarms, disturbances, or other incidents occurring inside Comerica Park, including the adjoining parking garage and grounds.
- Provide escorts to colleagues or guests within Comerica Park and provide personal protection to colleagues or guests when needed.
- Operate the access and intrusion control system.
- Operate the fire control system.
- Operate the credentialing system.
- Accept deliveries and operate the Pitney Bowes or other package tracking system to account for items and/or packages delivered to Comerica Park.
- Operate the CCTV, burglary, and other alarm systems.
- Write an accurate incident report by recording and communicating information, observations, and occurrences in writing (electronic format) so others will understand. Interview witnesses and other persons relevant to a specific incident and attach photographs and other documents to reports as necessary.
- Notify security management and/or proper authorities as situations dictate.
- Contribute to the overall security effort by accomplishing other related tasks as needed.
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Assist visitors in finding personal meaning in art and with each other by facilitating art-making workshops and other public programs, both in the museum and off-site at fairs, festivals and other venues throughout Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County. Performs related work as required.
- Represent the DIA through meaningful interactions with museum visitors and the general public.
- Facilitate both art-making and other museum experiences for the public. Programs can include, but are not limited to, art-making workshops (both at the museum and offsite at fairs, festivals, and other venues throughout the tri-county area), drawing in the museum galleries, assisting with artist demonstrations, guiding visitors through DIA Away (the museum’s mobile experience) and assisting with other non-art-making museum programs.
- Organize, prepare, and cleanup of studio space and materials, collaborate with museum staff, and participate in professional development activities.
- Other related duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s in Fine Arts / Art Education or related experience
- Working knowledge of a variety of art-making media
- Computer literate
- Ability to move artwork, supplies, and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, some evenings and/or late nights and holidays.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please do so online by clicking the “Apply” link below. Applications will be accepted through 4:00 PM (EST) on September 10, 2018.
Employment applications and/or resumes will not be accepted in person or by mail, e-mail, or facsimile.
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Job Number: 01CX3
- Marshalls aircraft on the ramp including directing, assisting and parking all arriving, departing and towed aircrafts in accordance with safety policy and procedures.
- Performs wing walker duties to protect the aircraft wing from equipment in the path of pushback and maintains visual contact with the pushback driver to alert the driver of any danger.
- Lifts, loads/unloads, sorts and transfers passenger baggage, airmail, freight and company material in and out of aircraft bins, belt loader or baggage carts in a safe manner and within specific time constraints.
- Maintains safety and security of the ramp at all times and complies with safety procedures and station policies.
- Reads and verifies the city and flight number for every bag to ensure correct loading of customer bags.
- Communicates with Operations, Flight Crew personnel and other ground personnel concerning arrival/departure information in a professional manner.
- Drives/operates ramp equipment, including but not limited to bag tugs, belt loaders, aircraft tow tractors and water and lavatory servicing vehicles in a safe manner.
- Services aircraft as needed to include cleaning lavatories and cabin and restocking items.
- Arrives to work on time and at assigned post to ensure prompt servicing of the aircraft and on time departures.
- May work in the baggage make-up area and prioritize baggage load for delivery to the proper aircraft for loading.
- Ensures GSE equipment is in proper working order.
- Other duties as assigned.
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Compensation at a rate of $13.00 per hour up to 20 hours per week
- Demonstrate a desire to learn and apply knowledge.
- Exhibit professionalism in dress, attitude, work ethic, and relationships with coworkers.
- Contribute to the fulfillment of the CHMF mission and values.
- Attend staff meetings and other relevant events as requested.
- A proactive attitude demonstrating a desire to be creative and collaborative.
- Occasional late night and/or weekend hours will be required.
- Grow brand representation in the community through assistance with the planning and implementation of a consistent visual identity for CHMF.
- Develop and create content for external and internal use to be distributed via the website, emails, and printed materials
- Create engaging social media content for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram, including graphics, video and written content
- Monitor social channels, including reviews, messages, comments, etc.
- Assist in the development and execution of the CHMF marketing and communication plan
- Work with the Director of Marketing and Communications to evaluate the effectiveness of marketing campaigns and initiatives
- Collaborate with other interns to complete tasks as needed
- Drafting press releases, newsletters, blog articles, radio spots, etc.
- Event planning support
- Asset management support
- Assist with donation pick up/drop off when needed
- Support for other CHMF departments as needed
- Front desk coverage
- Proactive and a self-starter
- Attention to details and organizational skills
- Able to respond well to pressure
- An excellent communicator
- Demonstrated experience in project management
- Demonstrated communication, leadership, and organizational skills
- Strong writing and proofreading skills
- Works well in a team and with a wide range of people
- Photography and video experience preferred
- Ability to think creatively and critically to identify and solve problems
- Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
- Reliable transportation
- Currently enrolled as a college sophomore or junior in Graphic Design, Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, Business or related concentrations
Applications close on September 10th at 5:00 pm
NETWORK LIKE A PRO!
Some people love networking; it’s a great opportunity to meet all sorts of people and pick their brains about different companies or industries. Other people hate it; it may feel awkward introducing yourself to people and asking them to help you advance (or start) your career. Whether you fall into one of those groups, or somewhere in between, the reality is that networking is essential to any career and it is something you must grow comfortable doing well.
While the advent of the internet and the skyrocketing popularity of professional social media like LinkedIn have made it easy to hide behind your computer screen, there really is no replacement for face-to-face contact. One of the best places to network in-person is at a career fair. Natesa, a hiring expert from Textron, says, “Career fairs are a great way to network and meet individuals working in your desired industry. You should research a few of the companies that are going to attend, decide who you may want to talk to, and prepare yourself like you’re going into an interview.”1 In order to take full advantage of this opportunity, make sure you are prepared. This will allow you to have smooth and productive conversations with the companies that are most important to you, and you won’t waste time wandering around or doing a last-minute Google search about a company before you go talk to them.
Post-college, professional organizations are one of the best ways to get connected with other individuals in your industry that don’t work at your company. Phil, a hiring expert from Merck, says, “One of my biggest pieces of advice is to get involved with any professional organizations or societies that are related to your major or field of study. Many of those organizations are international and can offer networking sessions or opportunities for committee involvement or leadership.”2 And you don’t even have to wait for graduation to join! Most professional organizations have college chapters, giving you the opportunity as a college student to get a jump on networking and potentially make connections that could land you an interview or your first job.
Leave a Good Impression
The most important thing to remember while networking, whether online or in-person, is to always leave a professional impression in others’ minds. If you want someone to help you in your career, you need to prove that you are someone worth helping. One of the easiest things you can do to cultivate your professional image is start with your online presence. Makailyn, a hiring expert from Textron, says, “Make sure that your personal email is a professional address, preferably containing your name. If your personal email is not professional or not the ideal address, then I would recommend using the email provided to you by your school.”3 Ensure that all of your communications are always professional; you want people to take you seriously and think of as a colleague, not a student.
Becoming a networking master is a surefire way to land your dream job and start climbing the corporate ladder. By putting some time and effort into making connections and meeting the right people, you can feel confident you’ll stand out among all other job seekers.
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Wolverine Human Services will be conducting open interviews for the positions of Youth Care Workers, Case Aides, Case Managers, and Secretaries/Receptionists onsite at their location.
Thursday, May 24
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
15100 Mack Ave.
Park, MI 48230
Wayne State University
Hello Science and Chemical Engineering Majors,
Please find below, a co-op opportunity starting September 2018.
Tenneco Inc., Monroe, MI
Non-Metals Materials Co-op
- Set-up tests and evaluations in the Materials Engineering Laboratory
- Interpret coating and coating test specifications
- Collect, summarize and communicate test data to business units, product engineering, process engineering, Quality and plant operations.
- Perform coating analyses.
- Perform oil and grease analyses.
- Provide technical support of cost reduction programs.
- Assist in the maintenance of Materials Engineering Laboratory’s TS16949 and ISO 14001 certification and related procedures.
- Maintain Materials Engineering Laboratory equipment and facilities.
- Support and adhere to Tenneco EH&S policies and procedures.
- Perform tasks as instructed by Materials Engineering Management.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time.
- Working knowledge of Windows based word processing and spread sheet programs.
- Ability to work independently.
- Sound written and verbal communication skills.
- Mechanical aptitude for test equipment and measurement operations.
- Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field
- Experience in a laboratory setting is a plus
Available to work 2 rotations prior to graduation (fall 2018 and summer 2019), starting September 2018,
If you meet the requirements, please submit a resume to Maureen.firstname.lastname@example.org, WSU Career Services, 1001 FAB. Deadline: July 11, 2018.
If you are offered this opportunity and accepts, please contact me so that I may officially register you as a co-op student.
Your resume should reflect relevant courses and/or experiences. Please do not hesitate to call with questions (313-577-3390).
Securing a summer internship is a great way to gain skills and experience during your time off from school. It is also an excellent way make connections within your industry and maybe even find a job after graduation. But in order for that to happen, you’ll need to make sure you leave a lasting impression on your coworkers and superiors
Your boss doesn’t expect you to know everything; in fact, they know you are there to learn. By demonstrating that you’re dedicated to soaking up as much information as you can, employers will see that not only are you a hard worker, but that you are also passionate about the job, the industry, and their company. Makailyn, a hiring expert from Textron, suggests “To utilize the experience as much as possible, make sure you ask a lot of questions! Really try to dig deep and understand how your company works. You can also ask what makes someone a good leader or qualities they value in employees.”1 Being curious and willing to learn is an impressive quality and will certainly leave an impression on your internship supervisor.
Go Above and Beyond
You may only be an intern, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be willing to take on additional responsibilities. Ashlyn, a hiring expert from Worthington Industries, says “We always like to see interns coming into work with a positive attitude and eagerness to learn. If you prove that you’re willing to go the extra mile and submit the best work possible, we notice that. Overall just being positive and taking on new challenges will make you stick out in your boss’s mind.”2 When hiring, companies often seek candidates that are willing to do whatever it takes to be successful. You have the opportunity to do more than tell them how hardworking you are; you can show them. If you want to stand out as a star intern in your supervisor’s mind, make an effort to always go above and beyond.
Network, Network, Network
Gaining skills and experience is a vital component of internships, but the connections you make during this time may be even more important to you in the long run. Tony, a hiring expert from Hill-Rom, says “It is very important to take time out of your day for meetings with various leaders across the company. Pick their brains and find out what drives them, why they chose this company or profession, and what steps they took to get there. Also, feel free to use this time for any constructive feedback in order to help solidify your commitment to success. This won’t go unnoticed.”3 If your internship supervisor sees that you are making time to network within the company, they will see how dedicated you are to learning and growing in the field, which is certainly impressive. Additionally, by talking with people around the company, you can leave an impression in not only the mind of your direct supervisor but also the minds of other leaders, something that may come to benefit you later on.
Getting the most out of your summer internship means more than showing up every day and checking things off of a to-do list. It means being engaged, eager to learn, and dedicated to growing in the field; showing that you embody these qualities will surely leave a lasting impression in everyone’s mind.
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