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8.11.14 Back to School edition

The University of Georgia Alumni Career Services

Highlights

It's the Back to School edition!

Alumni Career Services Spotlight
  1. Welcome the Class of 2018 into the UGA Family!
  2. Don't Quit Learning: How to Improve your Skills in a Changing Economy
  3. Give Back to UGA through Alumni Panels
Jobs and Networking Opportunities
  1. Full-Time Positions
  2. Career Development Services- seeking new hires
  3. Save the Date: UGA Fall Career Fair
  4. Government & Nonprofit
  5. Featured video on UGA Career Center Digital Career Guide

Alumni Career Services Spotlight

Welcome the Class of 2018 into the UGA Family!

"UGA anticipates that approximately 5,285 first-year students and around 1,400 transfer students will begin classes on Aug. 18. The entering class has set records for academic criteria, attaining an average GPA of 3.9. In addition to being the most academically qualified, the 2014 freshman class also is one of the most diverse in UGA history, with more than 28 percent of the entering freshmen self-identifying as other than Caucasian." - UGA Today

Take a look at last year's Freshman Welcome, sponsored by the UGA Alumni Association's Student Alumni Council. This year, incoming students will receive the official welcome on August 17th in Sanford Stadium.
Take time to look back today. What was your most rewarding experience at UGA?
2013 Freshman Welcome Time Lapse

Don't Quit Learning: How to Improve your Skills in a Changing Economy

Alumni often express that it's difficult to stay up-to-date with the changing economy and it's constant advancement of technology and skill set. In this ever-changing economy, we have to take control of our learning to stay up-to-date and relevant in the workplace.

Here are a few tips to help stay competitive in the job market:
1. Utilize FREE trainings from your current organization or community workshops.
  • Many organizations/companies have FREE training and development available for its current employees through its Human Resources department. Check out your HR department and see if there is an online program or a face-to-face training that you can take. More than likely, your boss would allow 4-5 hours out of the office for professional development, especially if you offered to train other colleagues on the content you learned.
  • If your HR department does not provide these trainings, then check out your local newspaper. Many libraries, churches, and civic organizations offer up FREE classes to enhance computer skills, budgeting skills, and additional technical skills that might help in the working world.


2. Take continuing education courses.

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education has 18 areas of focus with several options for courses, including online and face-to-face classes for a small fee. Topics vary from Computer Skills and Applications, Healthcare and Pharmacy, Grant Writing and Nonprofits to Real Estate. Click on the link above to check out a full list of courses.


3. Attend a professional, industry-specific conference.

Most industries have a professional organization or governing body from which it most identifies. If you're a member of a professional organization through your company/organization, go to the next annual conference. First, ALWAYS ask if your boss would be willing to send you on the company's dollar for professional development. If the answer is no, then consider using your money to fund the trip. While it might be an investment on the front end (most conferences range from $100-$1000), it will be worth it if it helps you to enhance your skills and keeps you in the loop about trends in your field. Again, this is an easy sale to your boss if you're willing to bring back the information to share with your colleagues.


4. Go back to school.

Going back to school can be risky; but for some, it's a great way to gain new skills and content knowledge to give them the edge they need. Check out Forbe's

12 Tips For Professionals Who Want To Go Back To School for great tips and considerations before making such a big decision.

Give Back to UGA through Alumni Panels!

Seeking Master and Ph.D. graduates in the humanities and social sciences who have corporate jobs

The UGA Career Center is planning a panel discussion for graduate students focused on finding jobs outside of the academy. If you are a Master or Ph.D. graduate in the humanities or social sciences fields with a corporate job and you are interested in serving on the panel, please feel free to contact me at mawells@uga.edu. The panel discussion will take place in the late fall; however, a date has not been set.

Seeking International Student Alumni
The UGA Career Center presents "Working in the US: Campus and Career Resources for International Students.” This panel will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in MLC 248. We hope to find alumni who can share information with students that will help them understand the various career-related resources on campus and the overall landscape of working in the United States.
**If you are an International Student Alumni currently working in the US, we'd love for you to serve on our panel! Please contact Megan Flora at meflora@uga.edu if you are interested in participating.

Jobs and Networking Opportunities

Full-Time Positions

(This is just a few of the 580+ listings, Log into DAWGLink to apply!)

DAWGLink #54487, Junior Lender

Quantum National Bank

DAWGLink #54001, Entry Level - HR/Operations Analyst

CorTech LLC

DAWGLink #54697, Area Manager for Commercial Landscape Company

Phoenix Landscape Management, Inc. (Greenville, SC)

DAWGLink #54067, Assistant News Director

WTOC-TV

DAWGLink #46838, Database Systems Administrator

Nuesoft Technologies, Inc.

DAWGLink #54422, Digital content Director

Raycom Media

DAWGLink #52629, Stores Executive Team Leader

Target Corporation

DAWGLink #54204, Lead Development Representative

USAN

DAWGLink #54637, K-12 Education Division - Business Development Consultant

The Gallup Organization

DAWGLink #54654, Writer for our network of blogs

LTC Tree



Additional postings:

TransPerfect, Inc. is currently hiring for a sales account manager in Atlanta. We have 3,000 employees in 85 cities and producing $400 million per year in revenue. Young fast-paced company. Fun corporate culture. The role is full-time salaried plus bonus and involves account management plus some cold calling of prospects. We do all the training/teaching needed and make it as fun as possible. If you are interested, please send your resume to Todd at tdorsey@transperfect.com.

Career Development Services- seeking new hires

These individuals will have a unique opportunity; they will have challenging writing projects, exposure to and interaction with executives in Fortune 500 companies. They will be able to work from anywhere, have excellent growth potential and flexible hours.

They must have an accomplished background in marketing based, promotional style writing and composition with additional experience in journalism and business.

Accomplished in written composition, detail focused, knowledge of technical composition and terminology, must be teachable and excellent at multi-tasking.

A PR flair yet journalistic/technical approach.


Contact: kelly@cdsresumes.com, 888-542-3261 ext. 102, 864-247-7135

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Save the Date: UGA Fall Career Fair

Wednesday, Sep. 17th, 12-5pm

300 N Thomas St

Athens, GA

Stay up-to-date with a list of participating employers by clicking HERE.


More information:

This event is sponsored by the UGA Career Center

*Unless otherwise noted, all University of Georgia Career Center events are for University of Georgia students and University of Georgia alumni only.

GOVERNMENT & NONPROFIT

Check out Go Government for information about federal jobs, internships, and government resources.

For Non-Profit news and opportunities, visit Opportunity Knocks and Idealist!



CALL TO SERVE CAREER GUIDES

Are you interested in pursuing a career with the federal government? Need information and resources to provide the best advice and strategies for success for your particular areas of interest? The Partnership for Public Service’s Go Government career guides are now online and a great resource for students to see how their major could translate into a job in the federal government.

To make an appointment:

Appointments can be conducted by phone or in person in the Atlanta Alumni Center office. To make an appointment, call the UGA Career Center front desk at 706-542-3375.

Featured Video

Download the UGA Career Guide for iPad!
Enhanced with instructional video, multimedia features, and interactive learning activities, the University of Georgia's Digital Career Guide for iPad provides UGA students and alumni access to a wide range of career-related information and resources covering campus recruiting, interviewing, resume writing, business correspondence, networking, the graduate school application process, and more.
UGA Career Guide for iPad

DISCLAIMERS

* All University of Georgia Career Center sponsored events are for UGA students and alumni only.

* The Career Center is committed to providing access for all people with disabilities and will provide accommodations if notified in advance. To request accommodations please contact us at 706-542-3375.

* To help ensure a pleasant & productive environment for all participants, please follow these guidelines:

1. Respect all participants (employers, job seekers, & staff).

2. Appropriate attire is required and is determined by event. Some events require Professional or Business Attire.

3. For safety reasons, the doorways to the event (inside & out) & the surrounding areas must be kept clear at all times.

4. Participants are expected to cooperate with all reasonable requests made by members of the staff & all reasonable requests of any person acting in an official capacity as a representative of the participating institutions.

5. If questions or concerns arise during the event, please contact a member of the Career Center staff for assistance.

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