Monday, September 15, 2014

Events for Week of 9/15/14

Events for Week of 9/15/14

Resumé Critique Night 

Monday, September 15, 2014 from 6-9pm at the Mack Student Center, Plaza
Room West
First event of the Zarb Career Series for Undergraduate Students, students will have the opportunity to meet with Hofstra alumni who will explain how to
develop a highly effective and professional resumé. Please register for a 30-minute time-slot through PrideCMS. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space is available.

Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Fall Career Fair
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 6-8pm Mack Student Center, Multipurpose Room
Come prepared and dressed to impress as you meet recruiters to learn about and apply to new internship, full-time, and part-time job opportunities!

Baker Tilly Information Session
Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 4-5pm at the Career Center
The accounting firm of Baker Tilly will be holding an information session for Accounting and Tax students of all class years in the Career Center. Come hear about the internship and full-time job opportunities that they have for Hofstra undergraduate and graduate students. Professional dress is recommended. Please bring a resume. Refreshments will be served.

We have added new Quick Question hours!

MONDAY – FRIDAY: 10AM-11AM and 2PM – 4PM

Save the Date!

Grant Thornton Information Table
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 11-1pm in the C.V. Starr Lobby
Students are welcome to meet a Grant Thornton representative to talk about their internship and employment opportunities, discuss their interview process and have their resume checked. 

Important Information for Accounting Majors!

Fall 2014 Recruitment Orientation Workshops
Calling all Accounting and Tax Majors interested in On-Campus Recruiting! You must attend one of the listed workshops in order to be eligible for the on-campus interview program that brings full-time and internship first-round interviews right to you! More information located here.
Monday, September 15, 2014 at 2pm, Career Center
Friday, September 19, 2014 at 12pm, Career Center
Monday, September 22, 2014 at 3pm, Career Center


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!
Career Center Quick Tip Videos on YouTube!youtube
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, September 12, 2014

You may have never heard of these 5 careers...

Let’s face it.  Most of us came to college with a pretty limited view of how many careers there are in the world.  We are familiar with common professions like doctor, lawyer, teacher, and we may know a few uncommon professions if we have friends or family who are in those jobs.  But, more often than not, most students would have difficulty generating a long list of careers available in the world.
In that spirit, here are five career paths of which you may have never heard.  Each of these are linked to O*Net, which is a great tool for exploring careers, both familiar and not.
  1. Audiologist - This one may be easier to guess, based on its title. Audiologists work with things, people, and information related to hearing. But, did you know it’s a very fast growing career area? 
  2. Archivist – If you’re interested in history, preservation or just like organizing, you might want to consider the career of archivist.  Although associated with libraries, archivists actually work in a variety of settings, using a variety of tools and means to document things.
  3. Business Intelligence Analyst – We are in the era of big data. But, what does that mean? The world of work needs professionals who can develop and analyze information to help make business decisions. This is an area of tremendous career growth.
  4. Sustainability Specialist - These professionals create plans, set goals and track progress on issues related to sustainability.  Sustainability specialists are on-site experts in green/sustainable initiatives and can work in a variety of settings, from corporate to non-profit.
  5. Wildlife Biologist – Love animals but don’t want to be a veterinarian? Here’s a perfect way to blend those two things. Wildlife biologists can be involved in a variety of settings and perform research, write policy, educate others, coordinate programs and more.

There are, of course, thousands of career paths available to you. The question is which ones are right for you?  We’d love to help you find out or make plans to head down the path to success!

Gary Miller, Executive Director

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Figuring Out Your Major

Welcome back Hofstra students!

Hopefully you enjoyed your summer and are back in the swing of things. Many of you have not yet picked a major, are looking to change your major, or are not sure what to do with your major. Let us at the Career Center help you. We have an array of personality and career assessment tools that can help guide you through this process. You can see another resource provided by the Department of Labor that may assist you in deciding to whether take an assessment or not.

Lastly, don't forget you can also book appointments online to meet with a counselor to discuss these options and help you on your Path of Pride.

Lorraine Massiah, Assistant Director

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Time to Spare?

When you find yourself with some time to kill, how do you spend that time?  Down time is precious; with school, work, family obligations, social events and more competing for our attention, so I’m sure that you try to spend your free time doing what you really like to do. Guess what?  Often, how we choose to spend our valuable free time can give us clues for our career direction.

While watching CSI doesn’t necessarily mean that you want to go into forensic investigation, if you find yourself drawn to those shows, as well as programs on real-life crime investigations, then chances are you have a real curiosity about the field and may be interested in work that gives you the opportunity to analyze information and solve problems.

Think about it. What kinds of television shows do you like?  Are you addicted to the Discovery channel?  Entertainment news?  Cooking shows?  What kinds of books or magazines do you like to read? Do you spend all of your free time outdoors or playing with your dog or playing video games?  Start to take notice and make a list. Then think about what those things say about you and how you can translate them into a possible career. For example, if you love to write and are obsessed with watching sports, maybe you would like to be a sports writer.

So, the next time you are taking a break from schoolwork and “goofing off”, if your parents yell at you, just tell them you are working on your career goals. And don’t forget to discuss those goals with a career counselor in The Career Center.  We are here to help!

Darlene Johnson, Director of External Relations