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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

First Year on the Job

The first year on the job for recent graduates can be a very rewarding and challenging time. You will want to treat this critical time as a ‘launching’ point for your transition from being a college student to a young professional. Professional etiquette and proper ‘on-boarding’ within the organization are key elements for first year success.


Understand Organizational Culture

Identify the expected ways of interacting within the organization. It is important to understand the policies, formal processes and communication modes of the organization. This includes the proper dress and appearance for a normal workday and also for casual days (Casual Friday).

Positive Work Behaviors

Review the employee handbook to get oriented to proper workplace behavior. The wear of appropriate office attire that represents your workgroup or department is essential. Maintain your professional demeanor at after-hours events (happy hour, holiday parties, and sporting events). Display to your coworkers you are ready to learn and have a strong work ethic. Demonstrate teamwork by helping your colleagues on projects and other work assignments. Make sure you are respectful of the time of others by being punctual for meetings and other activities.

Build Effective Relationships

Align yourself with positive individuals in your new work environment. It may be helpful to find a mentor who can help guide you during your transition from college student to young professional. This person can provide you with insight into the organizational culture and help when questions arise. Understand how each member of the team functions and how this connects to your new role. Establish short-term, intermediate and long-term goals to help gain acceptance and credibility within the workplace. Be willing to listen to enhance your understanding of the organization. Seek training opportunities to increase your professional development and growth.

Stop by Career Services for a full range of workshops and guidance to help you transition from college to the workplace.



Tuesday, June 4, 2013

KnightLink

KnightLink is an on-line database dedicated to UCF students and alums.  The database contains part-time, full-time and internship positions students/alums can apply for directly in the system.  You can also learn about upcoming recruiting events (on-campus interviews, Information Sessions and EXPOs) at UCF. 

Through KnightLink, students can search for part-time and full-time jobs, post resumes for full-time employment, obtain employer information and access on-campus interviewing and recruiting events.

This is a FREE service for UCF students and recent graduates.

To register for KnightLink, please review the following instructions:


1. Register online at https://ucf-csm.symplicity.com/students/. You will need to enter your NID to register. Click here if you do not know or cannot remember your NID.

2. Once you have filled out the registration form, you will receive an e-mail verification. Please click on the link in the verification e-mail to confirm your e-mail address.

3. Your account information will be reviewed and confirmed. You will receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours with your username and password. The e-mail will also have a document with additional information on using KnightLink.

4. After completing your profile, be sure to upload your resume. In order to make your resume visible to employers, you must select ‘Yes‘ on the "Privacy" tab of your profile. Making your resume visible does not guarantee that it will be noticed, so plan to actively search the database on a regular basis. You may also set up job search agents so new job listings meeting the criteria you select can be emailed to you.

5. As you conduct your job search you will find some employers hire third-party organizations to assist them in identifying and hiring college students.

http://career.sdes.ucf.edu/categories/students/87_13.aspx

Stop by Career Services to learn more about KnightLink and the other services available to you.

Calvin





Monday, February 4, 2013

On-Campus Interviews

The UCF Career Services on-campus interview program begins 2/6/13.  You can request an interview with one of our employment partners in KnightLink.  You must have a KnightLink account in order to participate/request an interview.

You can sign-up for a KnightLink account on the Career Services webpage:  http://career.sdes.ucf.edu/

Once in KnightLink select:
- Campus Interviews I Qualify for (Under Shortcuts)
- Search available interviews and APPLY

o   NOTE:  Please ensure your ‘profile’ is complete—this will ensure you can see all the jobs and interviews you qualify for—thanks!

Contact Career Services if you have questions on your KnightLink account.

career@ucf.edu



Spring 2013 Career Expo

Jump-start your job search at the University of Central Florida’s Spring 2013 Career Expo on Tuesday, February 5th.


UCF Career Services is pleased to announce the upcoming Career Expo. This event offers students an excellent opportunity to meet employers recruiting students, recent, and soon to be graduates for professional opportunities. This event is open to UCF students and alumni only.

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: UCF Arena

For a list of participating employers visit: https://ucf-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&cf=2013SpringCE

Professional attire is required.

Men: professional suit, dress shirt with tie, and dress shoes with socks.

Women: professional skirt or pant suit, blouse and dress shoes with appropriate hosiery.

*Students wearing sneakers, sandals, flip flops, slides, slippers, house shoes, shorts, denims, t-shirts, or other attire deemed too casual or otherwise inappropriate will not be admitted into the event.*

Bring up-to-date resumes!

This event is sponsored by Career Services. For more information, call 407-823-2361 or e-mail career@ucf.edu. You may also visit the Career Services website at http://www.career.ucf.edu

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Make 2013 your year!

This is the time to start planning in order to make 2013 the year you exceed all expectations. Start working on setting your yearly goals and determine how you will accomplish those goals. Make sure you write down your goals and review them on a regular basis. Your goals should be SMART:


Specific

Measurable

Attainable

Realistic

Timely

Your SMART goals should drive your productivity in 2013!

Calvin

Friday, October 12, 2012

Recruiting update 10/15/12 - 10/19/12

The following on-campus recruiting events are scheduled in Career Services:


Monday, October 15, 2012


Verizon, Interviews - CS

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

McGladrey & Pullen, Interviews – CS

Siemens, Interviews – CS

Ross, Interviews – CS

Moss, Krusick & Assoc., Interviews – CS

Carr,Riggs & Ingram, Interviews -CS


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

KPMG, Interviews – CS

Kohl’s, Interviews – CS

Mattress Firm, Interviews – CS


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Levin Financial, Interviews – CS

Liberty Mutual, Interviews - CS

Amerigroup Info Session -6:30-8:00 p.m., CS 115

Bloomingdales, Info Session – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – CS 121



Friday, October 19, 2012

Amerigroup, Interviews – CS


A complete list of employers (interviews and information sessions) can be viewed in KnightLink--thanks!

Calvin


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Recruiting update 10/1/12 - 10/5/12

The following on-campus recruiting events are scheduled in Career Services:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

- Pepsi, Info Session – CS Rm 115 6:00-8:00 p.m.

- Target, Info Session – CS Rm 121, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ford Motor Credit, Interviews – CS

Ernst & Young, Interviews – CS

Larson Allen, Interviews – CS

Pepsi, Interviews – CS

AXA Advisors, Info Session – 4:00-5:00 p.m. CS Rm 115

Thursday, October 4, 2012

- Nothing at this time

UCF Game Day -UCF main campus closes at Noon

Friday, October 5, 2012

CDM, Info Session – 12:00-1:00, CS Rm 121

Guardian Life Ins., Interviews - CS

RSVP for Information Sessions and request on-campus interviews in KnightLink.  Contact Career Services at 407-823-2361 if you have any questions.  

Monday, September 24, 2012

On-Campus Recruiting

The following is a snapshot of the employers recruiting at UCF during Fall 2012.  Sign-up today for interviews in KnightLink:


WHO’S RECRUITNG AT UCF?

These companies and more will be attending The Fall Career Expo on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the UCF Arena.

For a complete list of the Expo registrants and to apply for positions on KnightLink please visit www.career.ucf.edu.

HARRIS CORP. *
CITI Apply via Knightlink
FRITO LAY Apply via Knightlink
ALDI Apply via Knightlink
BUCKLE *
MATTRESS FIRM Apply via Knightlink
INSIGHT GLOBAL *
HARTFORD FINANCIAL Apply via Knightlink
AMICA *
TEXAS INSTRUMENT Apply via Knightlink
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB *
PricewaterhouseCOOPERS Apply via Knightlink
GOOD YEAR *
CIA *
SIEMEN’S *
AMERIGROUP Apply via Knightlink
CONSOLIDATED ELECTRIC *
DELOITTE & TOUCHE Apply via Knightlink
SAVE-A-LOT *
VERIZON WIRELESS Apply via Knightlink
ULTIMATE SOFTWARE *
ROSS STORES Apply via Knightlink
PEPSICO Apply via Knightlink
McGLADREY & PULLEN Apply via Knightlink
ERNEST & YOUNG *
SIEMEN’S Apply via Knightlink
FORD MOTOR CREDIT Apply via Knightlink
KOHL’S STORES Apply via Knightlink
CliftonLarsonAllen *
FERGUSON, A WOLSELEY COMPANY Apply via Knightlink
HOWARD FAMILY STUDIO Apply via Knightlink
BANK OF AMERICA MERCHANT SERVICES Apply via Knightlink
PROTIVITI Apply via Knightlink
LIBERTY MUTUAL Apply via Knightlink
TARGET Apply via Knightlink
CSX TRANSPORTATION Apply via Knightlink
GEICO Apply via Knightlink
COCA COLA Apply via Knightlink
GRANT THORNTON Apply via Knightlink
CHICO’S FASHION Apply via Knightlink
MICROSOFT *
CINTAS Apply via Knightlink
ENTERPRISE Apply via Knightlink
PROGRESS ENERGY Apply via Knightlink

*THESE EMPLOYERS WILL CONSIDER APPLICANTS THEY MEET AT THE CAREER FAIR FOR INTERVIEWS

NOTE: DATES ARE SUBJECT TO BE CHANGED AT EMPLOYERS REQUEST

UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSIONS On-campus

For a complete list of the Companies having info sessions, please log-in to your Knightlink

Account at www.career.ucf.edu

COMPANY Date/Time LOCATION/RM #

CSX TRANSPORTATION 9/19/12 -1:30-2:30 P.M. CS -121

US PEACE CORPS 9/19/12 - 12:30-1:30 CS -121

US PEACE CORPS 9/20/12- 5:30-6:30 P.M. CS-121

US NAVY OFFICERS PROGRAM 9/20/12 – 4:00-5:30 P.M. CS- 121

UNITES STATES PUBLIC HEALTH 9/24/12 – 10:00 A.M.-12:00 CS-121

AMICA 9/25/12 – 3:30-4:30 P.M. CS-115

SIEMENS 9/25/12 – 6:00-8:00 P.M. CS-121

FRITO LAY 9/25/12 – 6:00-7:00 P.M. CS-115

U.S. PATENT & TRADEMARK 9/26/12 -3:30-4:30 P.M. UCF ARENA RM 1041

HARRIS CORP. 9/26/12 – 5:00-7:00 P.M. HEC RM 101

TARGET STORES 10/2/12 – 6:00-8:00 P.M. CS-121

PepsiCo 10/3/12 – 6:00-8:00 P.M. CS-121

AXA ADVISORS 10/3/12 – 4:00-500 P.M. CS-115

CDM SMITH 10/5/12 – 12:00-1:00 CS-121

COCA COLA 10/9/12 – 6:00-8:00 P.M. CS-115

ALDI 10/9/12 – 6:00-8:00 P.M. CS-121

TEXAS INSTRUMENT 10/10/12 – 6:00-8:00 P.M. CS-121

HARTFORD FINANCIAL 10/10/12 – 5:00-7:00 P.M. CS-115

TEK PARTNERS 10/11/12 – 5:00-7:00 P.M. CS-121

AMERIGROUP CORP. 10/18/12 – 6:30-8:0 P.M. CS-121

CHICO’S FAS., INC. 10/23/12 – 6:00-8:00 P.M. CS-121

TD BANK 10/30/12 – 6:00-7:00 P.M. CS-115


CS- CAREER SERVICES BUILDING, MEMORY MALL, BLDG#140



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Career Services Workshops

Career Services workshops are designed to help you prepare for life after college.  These workshops provide educational information to help with career development, networking skills and interview tips.  The workshops for the Fall semester can be viewed on the Career Services main page:  http://events.ucf.edu/?calendar_id=54&upcoming=upcoming

Contact Career Services at 407-823-2361 if you have questions--thanks!

Calvin Williams

Fall 2012 Career EXPO (196 Employers registered and counting)


Don’t miss the Fall 2012 Career Expo! Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

UCF Career Services is pleased to announce the upcoming Career Expo. This event offers students an excellent opportunity to meet employers recruiting recent students and soon to be graduates for full time professional opportunities. This event is open to UCF students and alumni only.

Fall 2012 Career Expo Information

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Time: 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Location: The UCF Arena

For a list of participating employers visit: https://ucf-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&cf=2012FallCE

Professional attire is required

Men: A suit, dress shirt with tie, and dress shoes with socks.

Women: A skirt or pant suit, blouse and dress shoes with appropriate hosiery.

*Students wearing sneakers, sandals, flip flops, slides, slippers, house shoes, shorts, denims, or t-shirts will not be admitted into the event.*



Bring up-to-date resumes!



This event is sponsored by Career Services. For more information, call 407-823-2361 or e-mail career@ucf.edu. You may also visit the Career Services website at http://www.career.ucf.edu/