October 21, 2018

Tips for Networking Your Way to a Job

Eighty precent of jobs are not posted online. So how do you find those open jobs and the hiring managers? An over-looked way to network with industry professionals or like-minded individuals is to join a group. Hiring managers specifically look for people who proactively contribute to their community, present at events and mentor others. But the benefits of joining a group go beyond just networking. Groups give you the social life that many people may leave behind due to their commitments to work/family/school.   Story time! The first thing I did when I moved to Arizona was join a group that would provide…

Social media: More than Doggos

The world has never been as connected as it is right now. You can log on to any social media platform and connect with friends, celebrities, athletes, industry professionals, and even brands (sup, @Wendys?). In 2010, social media played a major role in mobilizing people and igniting mass social movements such as the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street. Recently, Facebook came under heavy scrutiny for its role in the spreading of disinformation in the 2016 US Presidential election. Whether it’s seen as a savior or the bane of people’s existence, social media is so engrained in who we are…

Are University Career Services Letting Students Down?

“Follow your passion.” “Take this personality test.” “You will make $75,000.” “Add an objective statement to your resume.” “Just keep applying to jobs online.” “Never give up.” Traditionally, higher education moves slow. But the job market does not. How can university career services departments adapt to better prepare students for the job search grind? Build community. It’s tough to get a job that you actually want by submitting applications into the internet void, even if you optimize your resume with keywords. According to Glassdoor, each corporate online job posting attracts 250 applications. Of those applicants, four to six get interviews….

Prepare for the Fall Career Fair

Bechtel at UAT Career Fair

Are you ready to network with some of the biggest companies in the country? The Fall 2016 Career Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 2-4 p.m., at UAT in the Common areas. There will be a variety of tech companies looking for talented individuals like yourself, so aim to be prepared for any opportunity you may encounter. It is important that your resume and interview skills are on par in order to put your best foot forward in your career search. Need help finessing your resume or preparing for the interview process? We are here to help! Please work with UAT’s Career Services advisor Ashley Murry, as…

Career Fair is Coming Soon!

Career Fair

The Spring 2016 Career Fair is fast approaching on Friday, March 18, at UAT. Are you ready to network with some of the biggest companies in the country? Take a look at just a few of the companies that will be here looking for talented individuals like yourself: Live in the Game MeltMedia Avnet GoDaddy Syntel FBI Obiquia Bechtel Goodwill It is important that you make sure that your resume and interview skills are on par so that you can put your best foot forward in your career search. We can work with you in finessing your resume as well…

SIP Fair

Student Innovation Project

The Student Innovation Project, or SIP, gives students a chance to develop an innovative idea and put their creativity to work. As soon as their sophomore year, students are asked to begin brainstorming for their SIP, and also have two classes that help students prepare for their project. Students take PRO211, taught by Professor Vita-More, and PRO 483. During senior year, students use most of the time to work on the SIP, constructing a working model that will later be judged at the SIP Fair by UAT Faculty and local industry leaders for feedback. A student’s SIP is a reflection of what they…