The Career Insider

Volume IV, Issue 13

Week of April 11 , 2016

In This Week's Career Insider Issue...

  • The Hilltopper Virtual Career Fair is April 13-14!
  • Beyond the Hilltop is in full gear!
  • FBI Information Session for Tuesday, April 12th
  • Save the Date: AmeriCorps Job Fair on April 20th
  • Save the Date: Senior Networking Reception on April 20th
  • Meet-Ups for this Week
  • #HiredfromtheHilltopMonday is back with fresh new Internships!
  • Register for Online Courses for Fall & Spring!
  • Mobile Career Center
  • Walk-in Hours
  • Need a LinkedIn Photo - Schedule it with Us!
  • Resume Drop Off Service Resumes Monday!
  • Get Connected!
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Career and Professional Development will host its first ever Hilltopper Virtual Career Fair, April 13th - 14th! This job fair is COMPLETELY ONLINE!

What is the Hilltopper Virtual Career Fair? (video)

Just like a traditional job fair, students and alumni will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters and employers hiring for interns and entry-level positions.Through scheduled web sessions, students and alumni will have the opportunity to engage employers virtually and ask questions about upcoming opportunities.

To participate, you can access the web sessions from your phone, iPad, or computer. If you would like more information on how to REGISTER, review employers participating, times of web sessions, and positions posted, please visit http://bit.ly/HilltopperVirtualCareerFair.

In addition, we have provided downloadable directions on how to register for this event.

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Whether you have already accepted a job or graduate school offer, have plans to start a business, will be volunteering in the community or abroad, or are still determining your next steps, we are interested in learning more about your post-graduation plans.

For completing Beyond the Hilltop, you will receive the following FREE gifts:


  1. A St. Edward’s Alumni padfolio, available for pick up in Moody Hall 134 (please note we have a limited supply of padfolios. The first 300 students who complete Beyond the Hilltop will receive a padfolio.)0
  2. A digital photo at one of the three locations on campus:
  3. 10% Off your Graduation Frame from the University Bookstore


You will need to access the Beyond the Hilltop survey. You may access it here.

FBI Information Session, Tuesday, April 12th

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will be hosting their rescheduled information session on Tuesday, April 12th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in Moody Hall 126. The FBI is seeking current students and recent graduates/alumni as Cultural Linguists for part-time positions in Austin, TX. To qualify for this position, an individual must be fluent in at least one of the following languages: Spanish, German, Arabic, Farsi, or Chinese (Mandarin). Any additional languages spoken fluently are welcomed. Pay will be between $32 - $41/hour. All majors welcomed. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

AmeriCorps Fair, Wednesday, April 20th

Career and Professional Development will host an AmeriCorps Fair on Wednesday, April 20th from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Ragsdale Lobby. AmeriCorps supports a wide range of local service programs that engage thousands of Americans in intensive service each year. Attend this recruitment fair and meet representatives from agencies seeking qualified May 2016 graduates and alumni. Organizations recruiting are Communities In Schools, Keep Austin Housed, College Forward, 4-H Capital, and ACE: A Community for Education. Be sure to bring your resume!

Senior Networking Reception - Wednesday, April 20th

About to graduate and still seeking employment opportunties? Then join us for the Senior Networking Reception on Wednesday, April 20th at 6 p.m. in the Maloney Room of the Main Building. This event will provide seniors with the opportunity to network with high profile employers who have full time opportunities still available. In addition to this great networking opportunity, Career and Professional Development will host a LinkedIn photo booth which will provide seniors with the opportunity to have their professional photo taken. Be sure to dress professional and bring your resume.
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Meet-Up's Held in Moody Hall 134 at 3 pm

Tuesday, April 12th - Creating a Resume
Learn how to write an effective resume and cover letter that will make employers want to learn more about you and your experience. Whether this is your first time developing a professional resume and cover letter or you are trying to update an older version, this workshop will provide you with great tips, tricks and reminders that will help you develop polished professional materials.

Wednesday, April 13th - Searching for Internships in Business
Are you getting ready to search for internships for this summer or fall? There's a lot more to finding a job than handing out resumes or going online. You also must learn about the new and exciting companies sprouting up in Austin! There are several different methods for finding employment and it's best to use a variety of them for success. Join us to get the resources you need to be successful in your internship search!


Thursday, April 14th - Learning About LinkedIn
Are you considering joining LinkedIn? Have you already joined but don’t quite know what to do past making a few connections with people you already know? As the world’s largest professional network, LinkedIn gives you the opportunity to build your professional connections, learn about job opportunities and showcase your skills to potential recruiters. Join us to learn more!

We're Hiring!

Student Career Educator

We hope this finds you well. We have excited news for you! Career and Professional Development is hiring for the following 2016-2017 positions:

  • Student Career Educator - Deadline Monday, April 11th
    • Student Career Educators are trained to help fellow students answer career-related questions during Career and Professional Development's walk-in hours. In addition, Student Career Educators review and edit resumes, help with job and internship searches, conduct outreach presentations across campus, assist with marketing office programs and events, provide support to the front desk as needed, and participate in professional development training.
    • Curious about learning more about being a Student Career Educator? Read our blog by Anna Lopez - Life as a Student Career Advisor

If you are interested in working on campus next year, then please consider applying for these great and unique opportunities by Monday, April 11th at 11:59 p.m.
  • Digital Media Assistant
    • The Digital Media Assistant will assist in maintaining all aspects of social media marketing campaigns for Career and Professional Development.
  • Beyond the Hilltop Caller
    • Career and Professional Development is seeking a student with superior phone skills to follow up with alumni regarding the completion of their Beyond the Hilltop Survey. The student hired for this position will be responsible for contacting alumni via phone and updating their job status information.


If you are interested in working on campus next year, then please consider applying for these great and unique opportunities!

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Find out what exciting job and internship opportunities our Student Career Advisors have found for you this week in Hired From the Hilltop!
All courses are for-credit, one-hour courses hosted all online through Canvas. There are no textbooks for any of the courses but students are accountable for staying on task with the weekly discussions and assignments.

To register for any of these courses:
1. Go to MyHilltop
2. Select Academic Information
3. In Registration tools, select Add/Drop Class
4. Once in the Add/Drop Class page, select Search Class
5. In Look Up Classes, scroll for Career Planning
6. Once in Career Planning, select 1110 - Topics -Career Planning MGMT and click on View Sections
7. Select one of the courses above

Please contact Career and Professional Development should you have any questions regarding these courses at seu.careerplan@stedwards.edu.

CPAM 1110: Part-Time Jobs to Internships (Fall/Spring)

Part-Time Jobs to Internships is a one hour, for-credit course. This section of CPAM is for students that are employed part-time or have secured part-time employment by the start of this course. Through online instruction, written assignments, online discussions, an individual counseling session, and reflection, students will learn how to use their job responsibilities to further the career discernment process. Students will also learn
how to market skills gained through part-time employment through a resume, LinkedIn profile and social media.

CPAM 1110: Career Management Strategies (Fall/Spring)

Career Management Strategies is a one hour, for-credit course being offered through the Career Planning & Management (CPAM) program administered by Career and Professional Development. This class is designed students seeking career strategies for securing a new job/career. It is structured to help students analyze their unique academic and career situation through hands-on activities and discussion. Emphasis is placed on
identification of individual goals, assessment of talents, exploration of career options, analysis of the job market, effective use of employment search tools (e.g., resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking), and management of career pathways. Students are not required to have a part time job or internship during this course.

CPAM 1110.0A-91: Career Management Strategies - New College (Fall/Spring)

Career Management Strategies is a one hour, for-credit course being offered through the Career Planning & Management (CPAM) program administered by Career and Professional Development with a special section. This class is designed for New College students seeking career strategies for securing a new job/career. It is structured to help students analyze their unique academic and career situation through hands-on activities and discussion. Emphasis is placed on identification of individual goals, assessment of talents, exploration of career options, analysis of the job market, effective use of employment search tools (e.g., resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking), and management of career pathways. Students are not required to have a part time job or internship during this course.

CPAM 4150-01, 4250-01, 4350-01: Internship (Fall/Spring/Summer)

CPAM Internship will be completed to strengthen the student’s individual experience and apply key classroom learning in a real world professional setting. The student will earn credit based on the student’s documentation of his/her internship experience, observations, and results informed by their employment experience.

The Mobile Career Center - Monday - 2nd Floor Ragsdale Lobby

Stop by the Mobile Career Center to get help with you resume, find out about on-campus interviews, upcoming events and much more! We'll see you there!
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