CE&D Weekly Newsletter

Week of November 13th, 2013

Maybe Try the STAR Technique (p. 41) in the CE&D Handbook instead....

The Internship: The Big Interview

Fun App of the Week

Thanksgiving is coming! Be prepared for it with the "Thanksgiving: A Bon Appétit Manual."

By Condé Nast Digital, this free app will give you all the recipes you need to make Thanksgiving one of the best meals all year.

Etiquette Tip of the Week

You are walking down the hallway of your workplace, across your campus at school or just down the street in your neighborhood. Someone is coming from the other direction. Just as they are about to pass, you:

1) Look off in another direction

2) Look down at your cell phone which is glued to your hand at all times.
3) Make eye contact, smile and say, "Hello" or "Good morning" (or afternoon or evening.)

Ding, ding, ding...the correct answer is 3).

Maybe they say, "Hello" back. Maybe they haven't had their coffee and just grunt, "-Lo" or "Mornin-" (That's okay - take it and run.)

What if they say nothing? Maybe they are stuck up. But try not to assume the worst of others. They might be painfully shy, preoccupied, have cultural reasons for avoiding eye contact, be completely focused on getting from point A to point B, have earbuds on under their hair, or not be used to anyone ever acknowledging them or saying, "Hello."

A simple act of making eye contact and greeting someone in passing is validation for that person. Validate early and often.

Giving credit to the Culture and Manners Institute at http://www.cultureandmanners.com/

Check Out RA Kristen Peck's Cool Poster Board about Interviews (Brown/Sunny B)

Tips for Building Your DULink Profile

DULink is one of the best resources for you to find your next internship, externship, or job. Our online portal can be found through the "Life after Denison" webpage (a Google search of that will lead you directly to it). Scroll down and you will find a link directing you to DULink.

DULink will automatically lead you through a set-up for key information in your profile. Afterwards, you can upload resumes, transcripts, and cover letters, through the "My Documents" tab. This is located at the top of the screen. Hit "Add new," at the bottom of this page and from then on it is the same as adding an attachment to an email.

From here you can search for jobs, externships, and internships under the "Jobs" tab. For most positions you simply need to hit "Apply" and click on which documents you want to include in the application. Presto! You have officially applied to a position.

Other Tips:
  • Hit "View" after uploading documents (on the My Documents page) to individually check each document you have uploaded. Make sure that the format has not changed during the upload, because that is how your documents will appear to employers.
  • Do not title your documents with too long of a name, this may cause it to be unable to upload successfully
  • If you have any further trouble or need assistance stop by CE&D in 306 Burton Morgan. Our team will be glad to help out.

Website of the Week

Check out the website http://www.adp.com/careers/ for an individual company job board that specializes in sales and business development programs.

Save The Date!

12-1 p.m. Curtis Dining Hall

Leveraging Social Media
4:30 p.m. 115 Burton Morgan

Internship Info Session
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Comfort Zone
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Comfort Zone
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