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Staff Member Wins Award

Staff Member Wins Award

Josh McKee, Assistant Director of Career Engagement

NOVEMBER 12, 2018

Josh McKee, an Assistant Director of Career Engagement in the Career Development Center won the New Professional of the Year Award at the 2018 Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) Annual Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Josh was recognized for his dedication to the fields of higher education and student affairs. Each year, nominations are solicited for the award from around the region.

The New Professional Award recognizes a new professional who has provided exemplary service to SACSA. Criteria are as follows:
  • No more than five years of full-time experience in student affairs.
  • Current membership for at least one full year and active involvement in SACSA.
  • Demonstrated service to the profession (e.g., presented a paper, workshop, conducted research, demonstrated leadership) and promise shown for becoming a leader in the field.
  • Attended at least two SACSA affiliated professional development conference, workshops, or activities.
  • Possess outstanding character and potential role model stature for other new professionals.
Josh has worked at the University of Louisville for nearly 5 years, having previously worked in the Office of Admissions before joining the staff in the Career Development Center. Josh holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a MED in Counselor Education (Student Affairs) from Clemson University, and is finishing his dissertation for a PHD in Counseling and Personnel Services (College Student Personnel) from the University of Louisville.

 

Employer Spotlight: Insight Global

OCTOBER 10, 2018

Based in Atlanta, Insight Global is a premier provider of employment and staffing solutions to Fortune 1000 customers across the United States and Canada. We provide long-term contract, short-term contract, temporary-to-permanent, direct placement, and enhanced staffing services. Insight Global specializes in placing contract job seekers into Information Technology, Accounting and Finance, Engineering (non-IT), and Government jobs.

Insight Global is seeking qualified college graduates who have experience in on-campus leadership, Greek life, athletics and/or internships. The organization offers a true post-graduate career opportunity with top-notch training, promotions only from within and multiple career paths into management. Insight Global offers employees the benefits and security of working for a large, established corporation while also providing the upside and career advancement opportunities of working for a rapidly growing company!

Learn more about openings at Insight Global today!

Career Development Center Launches New Website

SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

Over the summer, the Career Development Center (CDC) went through an extensive re-brand and overhaul of the Center's website. Assistant Director of Career Engagement and webmaster for the CDC, Josh McKee, spent countless hours building, editing, and publishing the new website which launched on Monday, August 24.

"I am very excited about the launch of our new website. The new site provides a cleaner look and easier access to career-related information for students, staff, and faculty," according to Josh McKee.

Highlights of the new website include:

  • Display of upcoming events and workshops on each webpage.
  • Addition of new "Career Outcomes" tab that includes employment and salary information of recent graduates.
  • A button to login to Cards Career Connection powered by Handshake on each webpage.
  • Improved mobile device functionality.

See below for a break down of what is included in each tab of the website.

  • Career Resourcesdedicated resources based on user population.
  • Jobs & Internships: information for students and alumni related to part-time, full-time, federal work-study, and internship positions.
  • Employer Engagement: resources for employers to connect with the CDC and university students.
  • Career Outcomes: information about career outcomes for majors and programs at the university.
  • About Us: contact information for Center staff and directions to the Center or parking.
  • A-Z Index: a list of all website content in alphabetical order to making finding what you need easier.

Fall Part-Time Job Fair is a Huge Success

AUGUST 24, 2018


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The Fall Part-Time Job Fair hosted by the Career Development Center saw the highest student attendance in 3 years Wednesday, August 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 450 students showed up to learn about the needs of 62 employers—both on-and-off campus. This special event was one of the first large-scale events in the new Student Activities Center Ballroom—a part of the $9.6 million SAC renovation and expansion. This event also provided 10 on-campus employers with student jobs and federal work study positions an opportunity to connect directly with students.

Beware of Recent Job Scam

JULY 13, 2018

The Career Development Center wants to make you aware of a scam that is making its way around the internet. This is a typical scam that occurs occasionally in which emails are sent to students with @louisville.edu email addresses from “employers” claiming to have received the students’ email from the Career Development Center.

The Career Development Center does not release student information to employers through Cards Career Connection powered by Handshake. More information is available from Handshake’s Student Terms of Service and Handshake’s Privacy Policy.

Unfortunately, it is not difficult for scammers to get email lists and make fraudulent claims, which is why the Career Development Center maintains tips to educate students on Safe Job Hunting.

The contact person and associated email below are not in the Handshake system. The following email is circulating now:

Good morning,

My name is Amy, I found you through University of Louisville, Career Development Center . Are you still looking for part time employment? I am currently looking to hire for the under-listed position:

Job Title: Personal Assistant Position

Seeking a self-motivated, energetic, and upbeat individual to assist with personal and business related tasks. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, polished, highly productive and able to work in a small office environment.

The ideal candidate must also be able to manage highly confidential information and have the utmost discretion.

Job Type: PT/FT Available

Work Schedule: 10-30 hours per week

Salary: $16.00 to $20.00 /hour

Candidate must be organized; excellent communicator; efficient, flexible, and proactive; no task is too big or too small)

Duties will include bill payments, shopping, occasional trips to the post office. Ideal candidate would be comfortable navigating the city on his or her own in a timely fashion.

How to apply: Email resume, availability and salary requirement to apply for this role.

Thank you!

Amy Gonzalez

What makes this questionable and raises many “red flags”?

  1. No employer information is listed.
  2. No telephone number or physical address are listed.
  3. High rate of pay for low skilled work.
  4. Sounds too good to be true.
  5. Original email looked like text was cut and pasted.
  6. Punctuation and grammar are “slightly off”.
  7. In this case, the email domain used did not match any employer domain.
  8. It claims that the Career Development Center sent out students’ contact information.

These scams have occurred for years due to the ease of mass emails, and only a few people need to fall prey to the scam. Be a savvy job searcher - review the links above! If you ever feel a position is questionable, please contact the Career Development Center and ask! 

Sincerely,

Bill Fletcher, M.Ed.
Director, Career Development Center
University of Louisville

Meet the New Associate Director

July 9, 2018

Donna Lee joined the University of Louisville as the Associate Director of Employer Engagement on July 2, 2018. As a University of Louisville alumna, she is excited to return to her alma mater. 

Donna has almost 14 years of experience in various capacities in career services. She was most recently assistant director and career advisor at Xavier University of Louisiana where she coordinated a biomedical research career program for the NIH BUILD Professional Development Institute. As Associate Director at Florida Atlantic University, she supervised the day-to-day career center operations of the Broward Campus. She also created several campus-wide career programs as assistant director at Florida International University. Prior to her career in higher education, she was a language arts instructor for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 

Donna received her Master of Science in English Education with subject specialization of Multicultural Literature from Florida International University and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Louisville. Donna looks forward to being your partner for career success. If you would like to welcome Donna to the team, she can be reached at donna.lee@louisville.edu.

Fall 2018 Workshop Schedule Announced

June 27, 2018

The University of Louisville Career Development Center is pleased to announce the Fall 2018 Workshop Schedule! This fall, students can learn about a variety of career and professional development topics. Below you will find the currently scheduled workshops:

August 2018

  • 8/21/2018 - Handshake 101

September 2018

  • 9/07/2018 - Careers in Education
  • 9/14/2018 - What Can I Do with a Major In?
  • 9/21/2018 - Careers in Social Work

October 2018

  • 10/09/2018 - What Can I Do with a Major In?
  • 10/12/2018 - Crafting Your Resume & Cover Letter
  • 10/19/2018 - Handshake 101
  • 10/26/2018 - Applying to Graduate School

November 2018

  • 11/07/2018 - What Can I Do with a Major In?
  • 11/16/2018 - Job Search & Networking

Login to Cards Career Connection powered by Handshake to read about each of these workshops and RSVP. Space is limited.

More workshops may be added to the schedule throughout the summer and fall semesters, so check our website regularly.

Meet the New Staff Members

May 7, 2018

BillBill Fletcher joined the University of Louisville as the Director of the Career Development Center in April 2018. Prior to moving to Louisville, Bill served as the Director of the Middle Tennessee State University Career Development Center for over 10 years. In addition to his experience from MTSU, he served as the Associate Director for Employer Relations at Vanderbilt University and the Director of Career and Experiential Education at the College of Mount St. Joseph. Bill received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi and his Master of Education in College Student Personnel from Ohio University. If you would like to welcome Bill to the team, he can be reached at .


SamanthaSamantha Perrin joined the University of Louisville Career Development Center in May 2018 as an Assistant Director of Career Engagment. Previously, Samantha served as a Senior Career Consultant at the University of Georgia's Career Center. Samantha earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Alma College and her Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Dakota. While at UND, Samantha served as a Graduate Service Assistant in the Career Services office, and completed an internship with NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. If you would like to welcome Samantha to the team, she can be reached at

Employer Spotlight: KFC

May 3, 2018

At KFC, we feed the world. But we do more than fill people up. We fulfill their life. Our meals matter, and when we serve them with southern hospitality, we make our customer's day. So our jobs are more than a paycheck – they're about being independent, having fun, and making new friends.

A natural leader, you want to be captain because you can bring together a winning team. You're all about creating a great place to work for your team.

  • We have a GREAT culture and look for GREAT people to add to our family. You know who you are --honest, energetic, motivational and fun. You have a vision for the perfect restaurant, and you know how to get your team to bring it to life.
  • You set high standards for yourself and for your people.
  • You're up for a challenge. You love the excitement of the restaurant business and know every day is different.
  • And, you're at least 18 years old with a valid driver's license, reliable transportation (not public transportation – you may need to drive to make deposits for the restaurant sometimes) and a true desire to learn and grow.

Benefits include Medical, Dental, Life and Vision 401k with up to 6% company match, tuition reimbursement per year up to  $5250 a year.

Learn more and apply at kfc.com/careers.

Career Development Center Wins Award

April 27, 2018

The University of Louisville Student Awards recognized the Career Development Center and the Young Communication Professionals (YCP) student group’s Internship Fair with the Collaboration Award for Student Groups with University Departments on Thursday, April 19.

The 2018 YCP Internship Fair was held Thursday, March 1 in the George J. Howe Red Barn. Over 125 students attended the event which featured 25 employers. This was the sixth year the Career Development Center and YCP partnered to help students find experiential learning opportunities.

The Career Development Center works closely with the Department of Communication to ensure the success of this event each year. If you are interested in learning more about this event or have questions about attending in the future, please contact , the Internship Coordinator.