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Paul Snyder Hired as Career Coach

Paul Snyder Hired as Career Coach

  

Paul Snyder starts June 3, 2019, as Assistant Director/Career Coach in the University Career Center working with the Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Prior to coming to the University of Louisville, Paul spent three years at Wake Forest University where he gained experience coaching and advising students, creating campus wide programs, and developing new initiatives to enhance student success. Over the past two years, Paul was the Lead Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Office of Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University. In this position, Paul coached diverse students on career development and self-exploration, and he assisted with Wake Forest University’s College to Career Courses. As well, Paul spent one year as the Graduate Assistant for Prevention and Education in Wake Forest University’s Safe Office, a confidential crisis center and support service for students experiencing interpersonal violence.

Paul is passionate about working with students to find meaning in their academic and professional careers, and he especially enjoys helping students develop the skills necessary to tell their career stories confidently. As someone with a background in the liberal arts, Paul hopes to help all students understand the value of their education.

Paul earned his Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University and his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Wabash College.

Mallory Newby Hired as Career Coach

Mallory Newby Hired as Career Coach

  

Mallory Newby started May 6, 2019, as Assistant Director/Career Coach in the University Career Center working with the Kent School of Social Work and the College of Education and Human Development.

Mallory is a Career Development professional with eight years of experience assisting individuals in locating and retaining meaningful employment. She served as the Associate Director for Career Services at Sullivan University where she led daily operations for the Louisville Career Services Department, assisted students and graduates from a variety of disciplines with career search strategies, managed employer relations and campus recruiting, and coordinated classroom presentations and workshops. Her experience also includes working at a non-profit community action agency promoting self-sufficiency through gainful employment. 

Mallory is passionate in helping students to grow as professionals, explore various career paths, interests, and develop job search skills necessary to set themselves apart from other candidates. She prides herself in her ability to develop strong relationships with students, faculty, and community partners. She seeks to bring best out of others, inspire and influence, communicate and build bonds, and to help others grow, develop, and succeed.

A Kentucky native and first-generation college graduate, Mallory holds a BA in Communication from the University of Kentucky and a MS in Human Resource Leadership from Sullivan University. She most recently obtained professional certification from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP). Mallory volunteers as a guest speaker and mentor for Dress for Success Louisville and the Louisville Central Community Center. 

Mallory can be contacted at 502-852-3938 or Mallory.Newby@louisville.edu.

Spring Career Fair on 4-10-19

This is the last career fair for the academic year!  

2019 Spring Career Fair

April 10, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Thornton Academic Center of Excellence at Cardinal Stadium

 

  • Open to all students, dress professionally and bring resumes
  • Boxed lunch for the first 150 students
  • Free parking at Stadium and free TARC with student ID
  • JC Penney 40% off coupon for professional attire while supplies last


Employers Registered as of 4/9/19

  1. Administrative Office of the Courts
  2. Adult and Child
  3. Air Force Special Ops Recruiting
  4. All About Kids Sports Center
  5. ALTOUR Meetings & Incentives
  6. Amazon
  7. AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company
  8. AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
  9. Associated Packaging, Inc.
  10. Automatic Data Processing (ADP, LLC)
  11. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
  12. Cabela's/ Bass Pro
  13. Cardinal Health
  14. Central Missouri Pizza, INC - Dominos
  15. Computershare
  16. Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.
  17. Dave and Buster's
  18. Dell Technologies
  19. DPL Financial Partners
  20. Enterprise Holdings
  21. Episcopal Retirement Services
  22. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  23. FFO Home
  24. Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana
  25. Hydro-Gear
  26. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  27. Jefferson County KY Public Schools
  28. Jewish Community Center - Louisville, KY
  29. Kelley Construction
  30. Kelly Services
  31. KVC Health Systems, Inc.
  32. L & N Bank
  33. LittleStar ABA Therapy
  34. Louisville Auto Group
  35. Louisville Water Company
  36. Maryhurst
  37. Mathnasium, The Math Learning Center - Khalil Ventures LLC
  38. Medpace, Inc.
  39. Motus Freight
  40. Nationwide Advisory Solutions
  41. Northwestern Mutual-Louisville East End
  42. Omni Hotels & Resorts
  43. Peoplemark
  44. PepsiCo
  45. Pleasure Ridge Park Fire department
  46. Potical Science Department
  47. Premier Performance Products
  48. ProLink Staffing Services
  49. ProScribe
  50. River City Bank
  51. Schiller
  52. ScribeAmerica
  53. Social Security Administration
  54. SSC Services for Education
  55. Texas Roadhouse
  56. The Institute of World Politics
  57. The Learning House
  58. The Old Spaghetti Factory
  59. The Rawlings Group
  60. U.S. Army Healthcare
  61. U.S. Census Bureau
  62. U.S. Navy Officer Engineering Programs
  63. United Mail
  64. UPS
  65. Verizon CellularSales
  66. Waffle House, Inc.
  67. Whitney Young Job Corps
  68. YMCA of Greater Louisville
  69. YMCA School Age Child Care

  

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Communication Internship Fair this Thursday!

 

The Communication Internship Fair is sponsored by the Young Communication Professionals.  Join us on Thursday, February 28 from 11:30 a. m.to 1:30 p.m.in the Red Barn - Open to all majors! Broad array of opportunities! - 3 $100 gift cards will be raffled for those who attend.

Stop by and meet these employers:

  1. ALTOUR Meetings & Incentives
  2. King Sixteen LLC
  3. Oasis Solutions
  4. TARC - Transit Authority of River City
  5. Anderson Wood Products
  6. Frazier History Museum
  7. The Monarch Group Brokered by eXp Realty
  8. Fund for the Arts
  9. Northwestern Mutual-Louisville East End
  10. Louisville Grows
  11. American Red Cross - Louisville, KY
  12. University of Louisville
  13. Clarksville Parks and Recreation
  14. River City Housing
  15. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  16. Speed Art Museum
  17. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
  18. MobileServe
  19. Trilogy Health Services, LLC
  20. University of Louisville Athletics
  21. Aflac Dream Big Region


Fraudulent Job Emails

How can you protect yourself from fraudulent emails/jobs?

At least once a semester there is an influx of reports from students who receive questionable emails about job opportunities.  Unfortunately, it is not difficult for spammers to send out thousands of emails about fraudulent job opportunities.  The following information will help you spot a scam.

Here is the most recent example of a SCAM:

From: Louiville.edu email address
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:42 AM
To: Same Louiville.edu email address
Subject: Part-time Job opportunity

Hello,

This Job is currently recruiting. A Job that will not affect your present employment or studies, fun and rewarding.  You get to make up to $300 weekly, I tried it and i made cool cash, If You are interested you can visit their website at support@xxxxxxxxxxxxx to apply and read more about the job.

Best Regards.
Job Placement & Student Services
University of Louisville
2301 S 3rd St,
Louisville, KY 40292, USA


Pay attention to these RED FLAGS:

  • TO and FROM addresses are the same and may even be a real address from a Louisville.edu domain
  • Misuse of capitalization
  • Poor sentence structure
  • Promise of easy money with little effort
  • “Website” is actually an email address
  • The office listed does not exist by that name
  • The address is a general address
  • “USA” is included in address which is usually an indication authors are from outside the country
  • If you search the Internet for the domain of the email address, it is associated with a mystery shopper company.  These companies are frequently associated with scams.  Read this related article by the Federal Trade Commission: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0053-mystery-shopper-scams.


Please read our last article, Beware of Recent Job Scam, regarding fraudulent postings.  Also read our page about Safe Job Hunting for more information.  If you ever have a question about a job notice you receive, please contact the Career Development Center.  

Peer Career Advisors

Peer Career Advisors available to help with resumes and cover letters.

The Career Development Center has expanded the Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) program for the spring. The PCAs primarily work with students on resume and cover letter development and critiques. The three fall PCAs assisted over 30 students between October and November alone. For the spring semester, the CDC hired additional PCAs to continue expanding services, including on-location drop-in hours around campus to better reach and serve students. 

Our PCAs for the spring semester are:

  • Rita Ackah, a junior majoring in Public Health from Florence, KY
  • Sam Dunn, a senior majoring in Anthropology and History from Benton, KY
  • Jamison Edwards, a junior Economics major from Louisville
  • John Rhodes, a senior majoring in Public Health and Pan-African studies from Lexington
  • Kierra Scott, a sophomore Public Health major from Louisville
  • Elizah Wilson, a sophomore majoring in Individualized Studies from Louisville

Check out our new Resume Writing Guide and sample resumes.  There is also a form to submit resumes and cover letters to the Document Drop program for critiquing.  Drop-in Hours are available in the Career Development Center, lower level Houchens Bldg., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Job Outlook for 2019 Graduates and Beyond

Job market for the class of 2019

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports the job market for the Class of 2019 is excellent.   But in the longer-term, there are increasing signals that suggest job market concerns for students who will graduate in subsequent years.

The NACE annual job outlook survey during the fall included 170+ employers (response rate of 18.5%).  Almost 17% reported they plan to hire more new graduates in 2019 than 2018.  That’s the best initial hiring outlook that NACE has reported since the Class of 2007.  Key factors for those reporting plans to increase new college hiring include an improved economy, company growth, anticipated retirements, and a focus on early talent/succession planning.  Also more employers report they plan on converting increasing numbers of interns to full-time hires.

But the director of the Career Development Center, Bill Fletcher, cautions that we should begin focusing beyond the job market for spring 2019 graduates.   Fletcher said the volatility of financial markets and the political environment are signals students in the coming years will face a more difficult task in finding employment.   “We need to start thinking now about what happens when the job market sours.  It’s not a question of if; it’s only a question of when the downturn will happen and we need to start planning now for how we can best assist students in a job market that’s not as positive as today’s.”

Employers Registered for Part-Time Job Fair

Over 55 employers are registered for the UofL Part-Time Job Fair.

Stop by the SAC Ballroom on Wednesday, January 23, to check out the part-time jobs with these employers!  Event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  1. All About Kids Sports Center
  2. Amazon
  3. AmeriCorps KY READY Corps
  4. Bluegrass Center for Autism
  5. Bowtie Carwash
  6. Cardinal Health
  7. Cardinal Moving
  8. Center for Autism and Related Disorders
  9. Champion Windows & Home Exteriors
  10. Chick-fil-A Bardstown and Stonybrook
  11. Chick-fil-A Glenmary
  12. Chick-fil-A St. Matthews
  13. Childcare Employment Solutions
  14. CLARK Material Handling Company
  15. COMPLETE weddings + events
  16. Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC)
  17. Crowne Plaza
  18. CST Co.
  19. Domino's Pizza
  20. Enterprise Holdings
  21. Episcopal Retirement Services - Episcopal Church Home
  22. FedEx Express
  23. Galt House Hotel
  24. GE Appliances
  25. High Power
  26. Hopebridge
  27. Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  28. Jefferson County Public Schools
  29. Kart Kountry
  30. Kentucky Derby Museum
  31. Kentucky Kingdom
  32. Levy Restaurants
  33. Louisville Auto Group
  34. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
  35. Manna Inc Restaurants - 1
  36. Manna Inc Restaurants - 2
  37. Maryhurst
  38. Mike's Carwash
  39. National Processing Center, U.S. Census Bureau
  40. Nike Inc.
  41. Penske Truck Leasing
  42. People Ready
  43. PhysAssist/ScribeAmerica
  44. Pillar
  45. Pit Barrel Cooker Co.
  46. PPG Paints
  47. SSA, Inc.
  48. SSC Services for Education
  49. Staples
  50. Stepping Stones Ohio
  51. SwimLabs/ SafeSplash
  52. The Home City Ice Company
  53. UofL Dining
  54. UofL Parking & Transportation Services
  55. UofL Phonathon
  56. UPS
  57. YMCA of Greater Louisville
  58. YMCA School Age Child Care

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!

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

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 .


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.

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.