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by | March 30, 2017
Join the #BuckeyeEngineersWork campaign for the month of April and enter to win a free suit!
Are you excited about your upcoming co-op, internship, or full-time employment? Or are you looking for that right opportunity? During the month of April, ECS is celebrating the exciting work opportunities our engineering students have done and will be doing, and we are also doing a push to help those who are looking! See below for opportunities!
Every student who participates in ANY of the below activities will be entered in a drawing to win a $300 gift card to Easton Shopping Center to buy a new suit. Multiple activities = multiple entries!
Already got work?
If you’ve already accepted a position, participate in any or all of the following:
- COOKIES! Report your internship, co-op, or career employment, and then come to ECS to receive an individually wrapped Cheryl’s cookie. Note: Enrollment in …
by | March 10, 2017
What is VIA Character Strengths?
The VIA Institute on Character is a non-profit organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio. VIA focuses on the science of strengths through research, surveys, and tools. To date, over 4.6 million people have taken the VIA Survey. This survey takes inventory of your character strengths, offering a tool for reflection and giving you a vocabulary to use when communicating them. It is a psychometrically validated personality test revealing your positive character attributes.
How can I determine my strengths and why should I know them?
First, take the free survey HERE. Remember that this is an inventory of your character strengths, not an invitation for you to immediately jump to the last page and focus on your weaknesses!
Upon taking the survey you will receive a report of the 24 character strengths, beginning with your strongest. Short descriptions of each are provided, and it is recommended that … Read More
by | February 24, 2017
I’m sure that title got your attention, didn’t it? In this week’s blog, we will cover business dining etiquette, specifically during the interview process. Companies want to hire smart, hardworking, and dedicated new employees. They also want to hire students with good social skills and etiquette. A strong GPA or prior work experience may get you an interview, but if you don’t display proper social etiquette, you may not get the job. To gauge this, companies will often host a lunch or dinner as part of the final interview or site visit. Is this part of the interview? YES! Consider any interaction, including a meal, with company representatives as part of the interview process. Below are my top 5 tips for acing a business meal.
- Attire: Many meal invitations will come with an expected attire, but if not, it is acceptable to ask the recruiter. If …
by | February 9, 2017
Applicant tracking systems (ATS) are being used by a lot of organizations to screen resumes to increase recruiting efficiencies. Taleo is one of the largest ATS systems. This blog will cover some tips for applying to jobs that use an ATS system. How do you know the employer is using an ATS system? Typically if you look at the URL, the ATS system will be included.
As we know, data analytics is becoming a big player in many industries. ATS systems were initially used to help insert resumes into the employer’s database, have basic functions of screening, and follow the applicant through the hiring process. System are now more advanced. Systems can be programmed for just about anything including but not limited to: scanning for keywords, years of experiences, job title similarities, past employers, educational background, skills, projects, qualifications, and the list goes on and on. Companies have a hiring strategy … Read More
by | January 19, 2017
Welcome back! If you are like me, then this is the time of year that you realize all those things you thought would get done over winter break were never actually accomplished. Goals like getting organized, catching up on a semester’s worth of laundry, or starting your job search might still be looming over you. While this entry isn’t about organization skills and won’t help you with the laundry—watching these inspiring videos will undoubtedly motivate you as you start or progress through your job search.
Shawn Achor: The Happy Secret to Better Work
In this talk Shawn presents the research to support that happiness and success can (and arguably do) go hand-in-hand. The video highlights the importance of enjoying what you do in your career and how some positive psychology principles support a productive workplace.
Angela Lee Duckworth: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
What characteristic determines success in a … Read More