The Loop

Stay in the know with the University Career Center

Have you looked at our calendar?

Our spring calendar is FULL of great events, career fairs, and workshops to help you on your career development path. Be sure to connect with us this spring, especially if you are in an active job or internship search. Let us be a resource for you!


You can also check out what's new with us by following us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gccareercenter.

What's in this issue?

  • Spring Calendar of Events
  • Bobcat Career Spotlight
  • Elevator Pitch Competition (open to all majors)
  • Teach For America- last deadline on January 30
  • Inspire! Student Leadership Forums
  • Hot Jobs and Internships
  • Reach Out
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Bobcat Career Spotlight

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Lauren Thompson- Senior Psychology Major

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Gainesville, GA

Background: My internship experience through college has centered around HR and Talent Management. I've had the outstanding opportunity to experience these fields of work from diverse perspectives ranging from small business, higher education and even corporate settings like UPS.


How did the career center help you succeed? I owe every interview opportunity I have had over the past 3 years to the Career Center. Not only have they helped me find internship openings through job fairs and Career Connection (www.gcsu.edu/career), but they have also provided me the tools to succeed in these interviews. Resume reviews, mock interviews, LinkedIn workshops, dress for success workshops, and the one-on-one coaching sessions are all programs that thoroughly developed me into the professional student that employers have recognized and hired.


Any advice for students? My advice for other students is to get into a program that will keep you accountable to utilizing as many of the resources that the Career Center has to offer. They are here for you! Some great programs include the Elevator Pitch Competition or Backpack to Briefcase; just walk in to the office and ask for the opportunity that's best for you!

Have you landed a job or internship lately? Tell us about it career.center@gcsu.edu or call 478-445-5384. We would love to hear from you!

Elevator Pitch Competition- Open to all majors

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Elevator Pitch Competition Rules & Deadlines

The J. Whitney Bunting College of Business will host its fourth Biannual Elevator Pitch Competition Spring 2015 sponsored by Northwestern Mutual. Five winners will be chosen in a live final round by judges from Northwestern Mutual on April 17th. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st - $500, 2nd - $400, 3rd - $300, 4th - $200, and 5th - $100.

Eligibility:


  • Undergraduates: Must be a junior or senior, having completed 60 or more academic credit hours before the Spring 2015 semester.
  • Graduate students



Requirements and Deadlines:

January 23rd - students must register for the competition with the Career Center.


January 30th – students must submit résumés to the Career Center


February 9-20th


  • Students must meet with a Career Center advisor to review their résumé. Appointments are required – students will be contacted by the Career Center to schedule an appointment*.
  • Students must complete a Career Center elevator pitch/preparation for success workshop
  • Students competing independently of a class requirement can attend one of the following workshops: Feb5 at 12:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. or Feb 25 at 12:00 p.m. or 3 p.m., Location: Innovation Station, 1st Floor Russell Library.



  • Students must complete the required “Tell me about yourself” question self-review through gcsu.interviewstream.com. Feedback from Career Center advisors will be given to students by March 6th.



March 23rd -27th – students by appointment * will video tape their 60 second elevator pitch. Students must have completed all of the previous steps prior to taping. Each student will have one opportunity to tape their pitch. There will be no retakes.

March 30th –April 10th - videos will be judged by panelists using rubric to determine finalists.


April 17th - live competition, all competitors must be present. Top 18 and 2 randomly selected competitors will be announced at the final competition and will deliver their elevator pitch to audience and judges. Students must be present to compete.


For more information contact Dr. Renée Fontenot renee.fontenot@gcsu.edu or Mary Roberts mary.roberts@gcsu.edu in the GC Career Center.


*Appointments must be kept and students must arrive in advance of the set time to assure they can be accommodated as scheduled. A missed appointment, for either a résumé review or videotaping, may only be rescheduled if the facilitator has adequate time and is able to do so within their normal schedule.


If a student is unable to keep their appointment it is requested that they provide 24 hour notice so other students may use that appointment time.

Teach For America- Upcoming 1/30 Deadline

For more information, see Career Connection.
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Visit Career Connection!

Click the button above to visit Georgia College Career Connection and view all current job and internship postings.

Sample of Full Time Positions

This is a sample of the 200+ full-time jobs currently posted on Career Connection.


#6915 IT Support Technician

National Builder Supply (Austell, GA)


#6875 Inside Sales Representative

LocumTenens.com/ Jackson Healthcare (Alpharetta, GA)


#6855 Middle School Math Teacher

Lake Oconee Academy (Greensboro, GA)

Sample of Posted Internships

This is a sample of the 100+ paid and unpaid internships posted on Career Connection.


#7037 and #7038 Part Time Circulation and Reference Assistants

Twin Lakes Library System, Mary Vinson Library (Milledgeville, GA)


#7022 and #7023 Communications Intern and Design & Advertising Intern

Milledgeville Chamber of Commerce (Milledgeville, GA)


#6998 & 6922 Special Events Intern and IT Intern

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)

Reach out!

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