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Auburn University Career Center Newsletter

MAY 2016 ISSUE

In this issue....

  • Congratulations Grads!
  • Dress for Success at Your Summer Job
  • Student Employee of the Year Awards Re-cap

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to the spring 2016 graduates! The Career Center is available to help you in your transition to work, graduate school, or professional school. Find resources and job postings at www.auburn.edu/career or come in during walk-in hours to meet with a counselor. Career Center services are available to all alumni up to five years after graduation!


A week before spring finals, Career Center staff took to the concourse to encourage students to #CrushFinals. Along with the Division of Student Affairs, President Jay Gogue, Coach Bruce Pearl, and Coach Gus Malzahn the Career Center handed out fun swag items and talked with students about their upcoming finals and summer plans.

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Dress for Success at Your Summer Job

Summer is the most popular time for students to pursue summer jobs and internships in their field of study. For many students summer 2016 may be the first time they are required to dress up every day for work. To collect ideas and inspiration for your work wardrobe, we recommend the following AUCareer Pinterest boards: Dress for Success: Business Casual, Dress for Success: Professional, and Wonderful World of Work. The Career Center is excited to celebrate your summer experience and you can share with us by using #HireAuburn on Twitter and Instagram. Follow us @AUCareer for tips and resources throughout the summer semester.

Auburn University Recognizes Student Employees and Supervisors

According to the U.S. Census of 2011, nationwide there are 19.7 million undergraduate students, and 72 percent of these scholars are employed. On the Auburn University campus, more than 5,000 students are employed on-campus, and many more off-campus in our local Auburn and Opelika community.

Auburn University celebrates the contributions of student workers each April. During the annual Student Employment Awards held on April 11, the Career Center recognized 100 nominees and winners in three categories: on-campus student employees, off-campus employees, and student supervisors.

The process to recognize this outstanding group of students and supervisors began several months ago through a nomination process. A selection committee rated the student nominees based on the following criteria: reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution. A student selection committee rated the supervisor nominees based on their service as a role model, encouragement, commitment to Auburn University, approachability, and leadership.

After initially rating the student nominees, three finalists were selected for both the on and off campus categories. Each finalist was invited to interview with the Selection Committee. Based on these interviews, the On-Campus Student Employee of the Year and Off-Campus Student Employee of the Year were selected.

Career News

AUCareer Resource Highlight

Interview Stream

Practicing your interview skills in advance helps you feel more calm, cool, and collected during the actual interview. However, the thought of even practicing their answers in front of another human makes many students uneasy. Make Interview Stream the first item on your list of interview prep. Interview Stream allows you to select a question set and practicing interviewing via your webcam. This option is great for students who haven't had much interview experience or those who need to brush up on their interview skills. A living breathing human never has to see this practice experience and you can feel comfortable practicing what you want to say again and again. Then, when you are ready and the actual interview is approaching, you'll feel more confident in scheduling a Mock Interview appointment in the Career Center.

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.