Monday, October 20, 2014

Events for Week of 10/20/14

 Events for Week of 10/20


Fall General Career Fair
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 11-2pm at the Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
Join us to meet employers and learn about their companies, and full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities across multiple industries. Please dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes! 

General On-Campus Recruiting:
On-Campus Recruiting are opportunities brought right to the Hofstra campus! Employers post job and internship opportunities that students are eligible to apply to; and if selected, first-round interviews occur right on campus at the Career Center. All positions are listed on PrideCMS and require resume submission by the respective application deadlines listed below: 

Bloomingdale's: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM
OCR Position for full-time Executive Development Program. Students of all majors and all degrees are welcome to apply. 

OEC Group New York: Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:59 PM
OCR Position for full-time Ocean Import Coordinator, Pricing Analyst, Accounting Clerk, Accounting Intern, and Administrative Assistant. See each listing for desired majors and degrees.

Kohl's Department Stores: Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:59 PM
OCR Position for Store Management Internship and full-time Store Management Trainee. Seeking Business students.

Go Government: Stand Out in the Federal Application Process
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Career Center Workshop Room Marketable skills such as leadership, networking, communication and teamwork are critical to careers in government, even in technically specific fields. Join agency representatives and Partnership staff for a discussion about how to identify and highlight these intangible skills to give you an edge over the competition for federal internships and jobs. Pre-registration is encouraged on Pride-CMS.

Succeed with Indeed
Friday, October 24, 2014 from 12:30-1:30pm at C.V. Starr 210
In a fun and interactive session, come hear from employees on how to best utilize one of the most comprehensive search engines for jobs across the globe! In a single search, Indeed offers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. You will have the opportunity to use the site during this session, learn how to optimize your search, upload documents, create a profile, and use the app on your smartphone. Pizza will be served and there will be give-a-ways!

We have added new Quick Question hours!
MONDAY – FRIDAY: 10AM-11AM and 2PM – 4PM

Save the Date!

Bloomingdale’s Information Session
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 4-5:30pm at the Career Center
for undergraduate students
The Bloomingdale’s Executive Development Program (EDP) is your first step in developing your leadership skills to successfully manage multi-million dollar businesses.  Our developmental curriculum provides the skills and confidence needed for you to lead a team of professionals in our stores. You will have exposure to all functional areas of retail from leadership, human resources, promotional events, business analysis, problem solving, buying and planning and visual merchandising.  We will guide you on how to recruit, attract and retain the top professionals in the industry.  You will build problem solving and collaboration skills as well as and influencing and presentation skills.  You will learn how the store team works to maximize sales opportunity by leveraging our core values (People, Service and Loyalty).  

Compliance and a Culture of Integrity Conference
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 8-5PM at the University
Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus
Join the Frank G. Zarb School of Business and Center for International Financial Services and Markets for this upcoming conference covering topics of compliance and ethics, developing a culture of integrity, risk assessment, and more. Free for Hofstra students. Registration is required through and must be completed by October 24th.

Project Firefly: Holt Valuation Challenge
Registration Deadline: Sunday, November 2, 2014
Register through to compete for a chance at an internship or CO-OP with Credit Suisse HOLT and affiliates!
Target Information Session
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 5:30-7pm at the Career Center
Find out about job and internship opportunities at Target, as well as their commitment to volunteering, health and wellness. Refreshments will be served, no registration necessary.

Looking for information about different careers while building your professional network?
All you have to do is A.S.K.!
Get answers by using the Alumni Student Konnection, where you can communicate directly with Hofstra Alumni in a variety of fields to learn more about different careers and industries that interest you! Use this resource to build or add to your professional network and learn about ways to advance your career search!
To get started:
Log In to the Hofstra Portal at
Click on "Hofstra Online"
Click on "A.S.K. Online - Alumni Student Konnection"
Search by Class Year, School, Major, or other keywords to Konnect with Alumni!

Looking for more information about the career search process?
Visit Candid Career!
Candid Career is a great resource for students, no matter where you stand on your Path of Pride. You can watch videos that show you what it's like to work in a certain field, learn tips and tricks on interviewing, and more!

We have tons of great entries offering career advice, details regarding upcoming events and humor! 
To access the Pride Career Management System simply log in to the portal and click on the Pride-CMS icon located under "my apps" to start taking advantage of countless internships, full- and part-time opportunities!
We understand how busy you are and as a result The Career Center has created various Quick Tip Videos for you to listen to and view from the comfort of your own computer!

Use the hashtag #HireWithPride to follow all our career-related updates!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Why The Career Fair Is For You

POP QUIZ!!! When is the Fall Career Fair?  If you answered, Wednesday, October 22, then congratulations! The Career Center’s Fall Career Fair offers you a chance to meet employers face-to-face and ask about their job and internship opportunities.

Employers from many industries will be there to meet YOU. Yes, that’s right, YOU!! Over the years I have heard many reasons (excuses) as to why students do not attend career fairs.  I would like to address those concerns here

1. The employers there are only looking for salespeople.
Not true. Yes, there are always going to be a fair amount of sales opportunities. Think about it, pretty much every company uses sales staff in one way or another. However, there are plenty of opportunities in other areas as well.

2. I am not graduating yet so there is no need for me to go. 
Not true! Many of our employers are looking to hire interns or volunteer workers. This is a terrific opportunity for you to gain work experience that is related to your major and career goal while you are still a student.  Not sure of your major or career goal? An internship is also one of the best ways to “try on” a career to see if it fits.

3. I don’t have a resume. 
Well, that one is a problem; you do need a resume for the career fair. However, The Career Center counselors are here to help you create a resume, or revise the one that you have. To get resume assistance, you can either make an appointment with a career counselor, or come to The Career Center during our Quick Question hours. Quick Question hours give you the opportunity to meet with a counselor for a quick resume review without having to make an appointment; you can just come see us Monday-Friday at any time between 10-11 or 2-4.

4. I don’t have anything to wear. 
Yes, you do need to dress professionally for a career fair, but chances are you do have something appropriate in your closet, or on the floor, that would do. Just be sure to iron it first.

5. There is nothing in my major/industry. 
While we try our best, we cannot always accommodate every single major at every single career fair.  But you should always take the opportunity to come and meet with employers. You never know what they may have for you. Accounting firms have marketing people, hospitals have human resources staff. At the very least, you are making connections with people.

See you there!

Darlene Johnson,
Director of External Affairs

Thursday, October 16, 2014


I know it is scary. I know you are dreading the reality of a job or internship search. I know you are afraid of rejection. I know you are worried that you will somehow make a mistake. I know it is MUCH easier to put this whole search off, semester after semester.  But then, BAM! You find out that the employer you have always dreamed of working for is looking to hire Hofstra students!  But oh no, you also just found out that the deadline is in two days, and you are crammed with school work, and all the other things that you do. 

So what do you do?
A) Throw together a resume using your roommate’s as a template. Hey, it landed them an internship.
B) Use the resume you had since high school and hope they don’t notice that you haven’t really updated it and also that you didn’t submit a cover letter.
C) Knock on The Career Center doors and windows at 10 p.m., hoping a career counselor is still there working.
D) Skip your mid-term to come to The Career Center for resume or cover letter assistance.
E) Easily apply, because you have been keeping your resume up to date, have gotten it critiqued at The Career Center and have worked with a career counselor on cover letter writing.

I think we all know what the answer should be – E. Procrastination is so easy, while preparation makes you work hard and face your fears.  I don’t know about you all, but I certainly would like to be able to easily apply for my dream job.  Oh, that’s right, I already did: #hofstracareercounselor .

Suzanne Dagger,
Director of Career Development
and Assessment

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Preparing for a Career Fair is Like Planning a Birthday Party…

I know, it doesn’t sound like there are many similarities between getting ready for a career fair and planning a birthday celebration, but if there’s anything I learned from celebrating my birthday this past weekend, there are definitely some overlaps that you can take into consideration:

  1. Planning the right outfit is key: Whether you’re looking for a cute dress, matching shoes, and that perfect hint of detail from a statement necklace; it’s important to dress your best, but still professional, when meeting employers. You want to dress to impress, but also remember that you’ll be moving around from table to table—so same for a night out in the city, it’s probably best to ditch those 6-inch heels.
  2. Do your research: Similarly to researching and finding a good restaurant everyone will enjoy, it’s important to do the research on employers to learn if it’s the right fit for you. You’ll also dazzle employers by your extensive knowledge and avoid the “deer-caught-in-the-headlights” look when you’re asked a question you don’t know the answer to.
  3. Make a plan and prepare beforehand: You generally want to have an action plan of where you’re going and what events you’ll attend beforehand. You may need to call ahead and make reservations or set up a game plan for travelling. Similarly, you want to make a plan of which employers you want to visit before going to the career fair so you can utilize your time wisely and print out an appropriate number of resumes to hand out. Be sure to get your resume critiqued before the day of the event and print out extra in case you come across an employer you weren’t expecting to be interested in!
  4. Follow up with people after the event: Whether it’s giving thanks to a guest for being a part of your celebration or sending some love for a birthday present you received, you want to follow up with recruiters with a thank-you letter to express gratitude for taking their time to meet with you. This leaves a positive impression on the employer and makes you more likely to get an interview! 
So, next time you’re planning a birthday celebration or looking to attend an upcoming career fair, be sure to keep these tips in mind so you’ll be prepared and ready to have a great time—or score that interview!

Anne Monique Concepcion,
Graduate Assistant