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Auburn University Career Center Newsletter

APRIL 2016 ISSUE

In this issue....

  • Celebrating National Student Employment Week
  • Upcoming Events: Virtual Career Fair
  • Career Fair Attendance Re-cap for Spring
  • Career News
  • Web Resource Highlight: Experience webpage

Celebrating National Student Employment Week

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Student employment plays an important role in the collegiate experience for students across the nation. Each year in recognition of the career enhancing opportunities presented through part-time employment, the National Student Employment Association designates the second week of April as National Student Employment Week. The Auburn University Career Center will join in this celebration April 11-15, 2016. Student employment promotes skill enhancement, building transferable skills relevant in any career. The skills attained through student employment assist in developing Auburn students into more experienced candidates upon entering the job market. In addition to the personal benefits from student employment, Auburn students play a vital role in the University’s daily, routine operations. Roughly 5,000 students are employed part-time as a university employees, and among this large group of students, many serve in more than one on-campus role. Your first interaction in many on-campus facilities such as the Recreation and Wellness Center, Tiger Dining venues, or the RBD Library may very well be with a student employee. Student employees’ contribution of invaluable services to our campus and community should be commended, and through National Student Employment Week our campus community can come together to celebrate their dedication and enthusiasm. The Auburn University Creed states, “I believe in work, hard work.” It is evident that Auburn students live up to this standard; not only do students believe in hard work, but they are able to find it at Auburn.

Student Employment Week Events

Student Employment Awards | Monday, April 11

By invitation only

-Recognizes Student Employee and Supervisor of the Year nominees


I Believe in Hard Work; and Found it at Auburn Map Event | Wednesday, April 13

11:30 am - 3:00 pm | Haley Concourse

-Place a pin on the campus map to show where you work


Office Decorating Contest | Judging Wednesday, April 13

To sign-up contact Lauren Hobbs at hobbs@auburn.edu or 844-3867 by April 6

-Winning office receives a pizza party for up to 25 guests

Upcoming Events

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Virtual Career Fair

Tuesday, April 5th, 8am to Wednesday, April 6th, 5pm

This is an online event.

This fair connects jobseekers with over 125 companies through online chats with real recruiters. Did you miss the STEM Expo and Auburn University Career Fair in February? This is your last chance of the spring to meet employers who are looking to hire interns and graduates of all majors!


Students MUST register in advance to participate. To view a list of registered companies, CLICK HERE.

Spring Career Fair Attendance

Student attendance at Auburn University career fairs where the AU Career Center provided check-in support totaled 3,477 for Spring 2016. 530 companies or organizations registered to recruit at these events bringing more than 1200 representatives to campus. To request Career Center student/employer check-in support for your career event, please contact Jay Skipworth, Assistant Director of Employer Relations, at 844-4744.
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Career News

AUCareer Resource Highlight

Experience Website

In the 2016 Job Outlook survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 91.2% of responding employers indicated a preference for hiring candidates with experience. 64.2% prefer that experience be related to the candidate's field of study. Experience comes in many different forms and depending upon your individual career goals, you may want and need to pursue a variety of experiences during your time in college. The Experience website (auburn.edu/experience) links you to information and support offices on Auburn's campus for all types of experience including internships, co-op, part-time jobs, service learning, international, and research opportunities. If you need assistance in determining the types of experiences you should pursue, come to the Career Center during walk-in hours to meet with a counselor.

Auburn University Career Center

The Auburn University Career Center delivers comprehensive services for students to explore majors and careers, network with employers and professionals, prepare for advanced education, and successfully transition from college to career.