The Career Insider

Volume I, Issue 15

In This Week's Career Insider Issue...

  • JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! FOR RECENT GRADUATES!
  • USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center seeks Research Technician

  • Kiewit seeks Business Specialist! Beyond the Hilltop Halfway There!

  • FosterQuan LLP seeks Global Case Coordinator
  • "Unwind Before the Grind" on the Main Lawn
  • Register for CPAM 1110.02 Jobs to Internships for Fall 2015
  • New Blog Posts on The Hilltop Scoop!
  • This Week's Workshop Calendar
  • The Internship Corner
  • Spiceworks seeks Account Management Intern ASAP!
  • What You Missed Last week
  • Career Funnies

JOBS! JOBS! AND MORE JOBS! FOR RECENT GRADUATES!

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Job Listing: USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center (Houston, TX)

Principle Investigator: Dr. Michael Grusak

Position: Research Technician (Plant Physiology) (40 hours/week)

Start date: June 1, 2015 or as soon as available


Description: Laboratory research technician at a USDA plant physiology lab. Research focuses on crop nutrient accumulation, specifically nutrition of legumes and other crops that serve as staple foods in developing world countries. The broader goal of the research program is to understand and determine ways to move more mineral nutrients into the edible portions of plants, thus increasing the nutritional value of food crops for human health.


Specific duties include:

· Growing and maintaining plants for research purposes

· Processing samples for nutrient analysis

· Performing plant biochemical or physiological assays

· Conducting some molecular work (PCR, DNA/RNA extraction)

· Contributing to lab scientific discussions

· Conducting other aspects of research relevant to specific experiments

• In addition, the research technician may play a role in overseeing aspects of certain experiments.


This is an entry level job, for highly motivated graduates interested in pursuing a career in research. An ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of scientific concepts, but will also take initiative to continue learning outside of the classroom to broaden their intellectual and technical skill sets. Candidates must be able to work efficiently both independently and with others. It is preferred that the candidate has some background in scientific research.


Employment is through Baylor College of Medicine, which offers retirement plans, healthcare, paid sick leave and paid vacation among many other benefits.


To learn more about the Grusak Lab and read past publications, please visit http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=2178


Interested candidates should email Dr. Michael Grusak, mike.grusak@ars.usda.gov, with their resume and any questions related to the position.

Kiewit Seeks Business Specialist

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Kiewit Building Group’s Texas Office is currently seeking a Business Specialist. This position will report directly to the Area Business Manager. The ideal candidate must be able to meet deadlines, coordinate and work with various departments/project teams, and have the ability to work in a fast-paced office environment. Critical components of the job are extensive involvement in the operation of the cost control system and detailed analysis of construction cost.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
• Managing transactional accounting (payroll, payables, receivables)
• Job Cost Management (cost, budgets, forecasting)
• Human Resources including employment law and labor compliance
• Purchasing
• Environmental Compliance
• Managing subcontractor process, including bonds and insurance
• Subcontract Administration
• Certified Payroll and Davis Bacon Wages
• Tax Issues and Business Law as it relates to our operations (prompt payment, liens, etc)

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business (Accounting, Economics, Finance or related field) – preferred, but not required
• Must possess knowledge of basic accounting functions
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• SAP experience preferred
• Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies
• Must possess strong organizational and time management skills
• Effective presentation skills
• Organized with the ability to balance various priorities
• Works independently as well as part of a team
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
• Must be a self-starter, willing to do what it takes to get the job done

For additional information, please contact Katie Luther at katie.luther@kiewit.com or (512) 347-0201.

Apply online at www.kiewit.com
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FosterQuan, LLP, one of the nation’s largest immigration law firms, seeks candidates for the entry-level position of Global Case Coordinator in our Austin office.

The Firm’s Global Section assists clients with obtaining immigration status, visas and work authorization in countries for U.S. and third-country nationals around the world. Global Case Coordinators work with attorneys and other section staff to manage Global cases, from case initiation by the client and identification of the immigration strategy and related requirements, to preparation of the applications and acquisition of the visa or other status documents. The work environment is dynamic and fast-paced, with a strong international bent. Global Case Coordinators regularly communicate with case stakeholders around the world, often in foreign languages. While direction and training are provided by supervising staff (especially for Case Coordinators with no prior immigration experience) individual initiative is encouraged and rewarded.

Responsibilities:
• Perform Global Section casework, including:
• Research immigration law and procedures around the world
• Assist with implementation of case strategy
• Analyze information and documents provided by client to determine next steps for case prosecution
• Prepare draft documents for immigration applications
• Communicate with clients and Firm’s global partners
• Maintain case records


Qualifications:

• University degree.
• Strong writing and communication skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
• Foreign language fluency is preferred.
• Experience living or working outside the United States or the candidate’s home country is preferred.
• Individual must be detail oriented, able to multi-task, and have strong analytical and organizational skills.

Online Application Address:

http://www.fosterquan.com/Contact_Us/Employment_Opportunities/

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Unwind Before the Grind Party

"Unwind Before the Grind" Party: April 29


11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ragsdale Lawn


  • Zen Zoo Petting Zoo: Release your end of semester stress by petting little, and not so little, furry animals. Sponsored by the Alumni Association.
  • Dunk Tank: It's always good to dunk a staff member!
  • Pizza Gazebo: Drop by for free pizza, fruit, granola bars and drinks.
  • Biofeedback Demonstrations: Learn how to reduce stress in a fun and unique way.
  • Ask a Wizard: Sometimes you just have to Harry Potter it.


Career and Professional Development will be hosting a table to distribute free padfolios to May 2015 graduates who completed Beyond the Hilltop!


This event is brought to you by the DSA Wellness Committee.

Cost: Free!

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Beyond the Hilltop is an online graduate survey hosted by Career and Professional Development targeting graduating students for the Class of 2015. We aim to capture over 90% of our graduating class. Graduating students will be emailed this survey on Monday, April 13, 2015. The Beyond the Hilltop campaign will conclude at 11:59 pm on Saturday, May 9, 2015.


Graduating students who complete the online survey will be rewarded with a professional padfolio embossed with St. Edward's University Alumni Association. Upon completing the survey, we ask that students print out the completion form at the end of the survey and visit Career and Professional Development in Moody Hall 134 to pick up their padfolio.


Further information on Beyond the Hilltop can be found at http://bit.ly/BeyondTheHilltop.


Please help us spread the word through social media about Beyond the Hilltop by encouraging the Class of 2015 to complete Beyond the Hilltop. Using the hashtag #BeyondtheHilltop on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Vine, Instagram, and other social media outlets will help us to reach out to our graduating students and inform them about their awesome gift waiting for them! For more information on our social media strategy, please visit: http://bit.ly/BTHSocialMedia.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Creating Your E-Portfolio at 4:00 p.m.

An e-Portfolio is simply a website highlighting your work. It’s a great way to showcase your skills and talents whether you’re seeking internships, scholarships, jobs, or admission to grad school. Being able to add “check out my work at www…” to your cover letter or email message immediately sets you apart from other students and essentially gets you in the door first. Beginning your portfolio early is key so let’s get started! This workshop will cover the common e-portfolio web tools, the do’s and don’ts of e-portfolio design, and how to select the right work samples for a winning professional e-portfolio.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Beyond the Hilltop Workshop - 4:00 pm - Moody Hall 134

Beyond the Hilltop Workshop is a workshop for graduating students interested in learning tips on writing cover letters and resumes, job search and job applications, networking, interviewing, and preparing for life after college. This is a great workshop for students graduating May 2015!


Resume Workshop - 5:00 p.m.

This workshop will assist you in developing a resume from scratch or polishing the one you currently have. This workshop is strongly recommended for ALL students as they begin the job search process.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Resume Workshop - 4:00 p.m.

This workshop will assist you in developing a resume from scratch or polishing the one you currently have. This workshop is strongly recommended for ALL students as they begin the job search process.


Beyond the Hilltop Workshop - 4:00 pm - Moody Hall 134

Beyond the Hilltop Workshop is a workshop for graduating students interested in learning tips on writing cover letters and resumes, job search and job applications, networking, interviewing, and preparing for life after college. This is a great workshop for students graduating May 2015!

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SPiceworks seeks Account Management Intern ASAP

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Who are you: All your life, online media has been your passion. With your advertising degree in pursuit, you are ready to take that passion and apply it in the real world. And while the agency world is somewhat appealing, you’re really looking for a chance to explore both the publisher and agency sides of the house. You’ll experience all elements of campaign management, including creative development, trafficking, reporting and optimization – no sitting in a corner and producing reports all day. And this will all be done while helping powerhouse brands like Microsoft, Dell and VMware run campaigns that meet-and-exceed their marketing goals. In doing so, you’ll support our sales team in continuing our exponential revenue growth...oh, not to mention, you’ll enjoy the roller-coaster ride of it all along the way!

Who we are:
Launched in 2006, Spiceworks is an Austin-based company that’s shaking up the tech space and transforming how products (hardware, software and IT services) are marketed and sold to over 6 million IT professionals around the world. Over 3,000 tech brands (including Microsoft, Dell, HP and Rackspace) use Spiceworks to reach and connect with these IT pros. Historically a tough market to reach, vendors love the unique ways Spiceworks helps them connect with this elusive market… so much so that Forbes touted us “the future of media.”

What you’ll do: We need a go-getter who aspires to find creative and cutting-edge ways to make Spiceworks advertisers successful. Someone who can help orchestrate the million-and-one moving parts (and deadlines!) required to get client campaigns into play in Spiceworks. And in the process, you’ll learn the ins-and-outs of how to monitor, report and advise clients on how to make their campaigns even better.


Your day-to-day (as an Account Management Intern, you’ll):

  • Implement, monitor and maintain online advertising campaigns, including coordinating development of creative materials
  • Use analytics tools (i.e. Google Analytics, internally developed tools) to identify, understand and report on what’s causing a campaign to fall-short
  • Work closely with more experienced folks on the team to develop strategic recommendations on campaign optimizations and recommendations
  • Generate weekly and monthly campaign reports summarizing past campaign performance and optimization recommendations for upcoming month(s)


Qualifications: What does it take to do this job?

  • A passion for online advertising! You’re hungry to take your foray into the online media world and expand it so you can learn and apply all facets of account management
  • Demonstrated experience with digital media, through internships and/or class projects
  • A unquenchable thirst to learn – we’ll throw you in the deep end and expect to you quickly learn to swim
  • A Herculean work ethic that just doesn’t quit (and is always looking to climb the ladder)
  • Evidence of thriving in a fast-paced (translation: demanding & often times unpredictable!) environment
  • Versatile, thick-skinned people skills – you can artfully handle even the most demanding of clients

Ready to toss your hat in the ring? Email your resume to Courtney Kolar – courtneyk@spiceworks.com today!

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Career Funnies!

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