May 9th, 2013 6:43 AM
If you’re looking for full-time or summer employment, check out the spring job fair happening on Tuesday, May 14, from 11 am to 3 pm, at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor. Over fifty venders are planning to attend, including the Bangor Daily News, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Jackson Laboratory, and Cianbro Corporation.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bangor-Career-Center/511892328834004?fref=ts
April 29th, 2013 8:09 AM
Professional Writing Spring Showcase
Wednesday, May 1, from 12:15-1:45 at the Foster Student Innovation Center
Professional writing students will be sharing informative posters and giving short presentations about their internship experiences in the technical writing field. We’ll have cake and other goodies to share. Come and celebrate another year of good work performed by our students.
April 6th, 2013 4:49 PM
Nervous about upcoming job or internship interviews? Check out the following campus resources . . .
“How to Nail the Perfect Interview” Workshop: April 24, 12:00 noon to 1 pm, Foster Center for Student Innovation. Presented by Eastern Maine Development Corporation. Call 581-1454 to RSVP.
Mock Interviewing Appointments at the Career Center: This practice interview between you and a staff member uses videotape equipment to simulate an interview and replay it for a critique. It is an excellent way to deal with “first interview jitters.” You may schedule a mock interview at any time by calling the Career Center at 581-1359.
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March 13th, 2013 9:50 PM
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 • 3 pm • UMaine Career Center, 3rd Floor Memorial Union
Rachel Dormann (Federal Program Analyst, Student Programs, U.S. Office of Personnel Management) will be the featured speaker during this webinar devoted to finding internships and full time employment with the nation’s largest employer.
For more information, contact the Career Center at 581-1359. [Creatve Commons license photo by Flickr user jeannerene]
February 27th, 2013 6:56 PM
Looking for something to do over spring break? Enter a writing contest!
The Catharsis Journal is sponsoring a contest of “short memoir pieces.” Memoirs submitted for the contest should be between 2,500 and 10,000 words, and be centered on the theme “How Creativity Changed My Life.” Cash prizes are offered for first, second, and third place contest winners. The deadline for online submissions is March 15, 2013.
For more information, visit http://catharsisjournal.com/home/writing-contest/contest-rules/
And if you win, make sure to share the news!
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February 22nd, 2013 12:55 PM
Many of us know that employers check social media–Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.–to evaluate job candidates. But did you know that many employers are recruiting candiates directly from information presented in social media?
Check out the link posted below for a MSN article by Martha C. White, “Social Media Profiles Replacing Resumes in the Job Hunt.” And no, this article does NOT give you an excuse to neglect updating your resume. But it should give you a reason to create and/or update (and, if necessary, clean up) your social media presence.
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February 16th, 2013 3:08 PM
Wednesday, February 20: 5pm, Foster Center for Student Innovation
Come learn more about Innovation for Maine Internships! Innovate for Maine is an internship program that connects students with companies that want to grow and create jobs in Maine. They are looking for motivated, innovative Maine college students who want to make a difference in Maine. YOU will gain work experience working with Maine’s most entrepreneurial companies!
Call 581-1454 for more information or visit www.umaine.edu/innovation
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February 7th, 2013 8:22 PM
January 31st, 2013 11:15 AM
The UMaine Career Center and the UMaine Center for Student Innovation are sponsoring a series of workshops focused on practical skills you’ll need to succeed in your job search and career. Plan to attend one or all of the following sessions:
- Resume and Job Search Skills: February 5, 4:30 pm at the Innovation Center. Food will be provided.
- Practical Skills in Photoshop: February 7 at 5 pm in 121 Lengyl Hall. Space is limited: RSVP at 581-1454.
- Practical Skills in Illustrator: February 21 at 5 pm in 121 Lengly Hall. Space is limited: RSVP at 581-1454.
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January 24th, 2013 11:07 AM
Plan NOW to attend the University of Maine Career Fair, being held on Wednesday January 30 from 10 am to 3 pm in the New Balance Student Recreation Center.
Over 100 employers with local, national, and international locations are scheduled to attend this fair: to see a participant list, visit https://maine-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?cf=cf13
Career fairs are excellent opportunities to explore different careers, find full time, part time, and internship opportunities, and network. For tips on getting the most out of a career fair, visit http://umaine.edu/career/upcoming-events/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-the-career-fair/.
Dress professionally, bring multiple copies of your resume, and prepare some questions to ask prospective employers: visit http://www.careerspots.com/vidplay_links_ext.aspx?aid=654&apass=vaUOklhbHNarIiVwiNHS96/N%2055HskzmXsF1HPC5tlM=&vidnum=7&=& for more information on attending a job fair, developing a 30 second “elevator pitch,” and ways to network.
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