Fall 2017 Calendar Of Events

The semester rolls on, and Career Services has a number of events that have been added to our calendar!  See below for details.  You can also view our full calendar of events for the semester here.

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First Impressions:  Soft Skills
Tuesday, November 14th
1:00 pm, Buckman 211 (Montesi)
Free Taco Bar Lunch starting at 12:45 pm
Mastering soft skills can help you make that all-important first impression!  Join us for some important tips to help you put your best foot forward.  Presented by CBU Alumnus Alex Rasmussen

Pizza & Professionals:  FedEx Services
fedexThursday, November 16th
12:30 pm, Buckman 211 (Montesi)
Learn about the company, about up-coming internship/co-op opportunities, and enjoy free pizza!
(Note:  The session originally scheduled on this date with First Horizon has been postponed until next semester.)

lac3Life After College:  Budgeting & Saving
Tuesday, November 28th
12:30 pm, Buckman 112
Learn the finer points of managing your money, including creating a budget (and sticking to it), and saving for the future!  This is a great session for all college students!  Free pizza too!

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City Of Memphis Apprentice Program (Americorps Vista)

Wednesday, November 29th
3:30 pm, Buckman 211 (Montesi)
Learn more about the organization, about current opportunities to join the program, and enjoy free Muddy’s cupcakes while they last!

chartwell_financialPizza & Professionals:  Chartwell Financial
Thursday, November 30th
12:30 pm, Buckman 211 (Montesi)
Learn more about the organization, about potential career opportunities, and of course, enjoy free pizza!  Open to all interested students; those majoring in Business, Finance, and related areas are especially encouraged to attend!


notesA virtual career fair geared for college athletes, featuring both employers and grad schools, will be held on Wednesday, November 15th.

Details and registration information are available here.

 


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Career Services is now accepting student applications for the Winter Break Externship Program.  An externship is a short-term, unpaid experience in which students shadow and observe a “day in the life” of a professional. They can be included on a resume and allow students to explore a career and develop networking contacts for potential internships or employment.

If you are interested in applying for one of the externships below, please indicate the site of greatest interest to you and submit a copy of your resume to clantrip@cbu.edu.  Sites are finalized on a “first come, first served” basis as applications come in, so submit your requests ASAP!

Alumni, if you are interested in HOSTING an extern at your organization, you can also email Cathy Lantrip in Career Services.  (clantrip@cbu.edu)


ARTS MAJORS

Aurora Collegiate Academy (Public Charter Elementary School)
Details: Shadow Head of School and/or other staff related to your interests at an independent public charter elementary school.
Extern Slots: 1+
Possible Date(s): Specific day determined by site sponsor and student. School is closed 12/21 to 1/8.
Specific Requirements: Interest in working in a school or non-profit environment.

Buckman Laboratories – Learning Department
Details: Shadow in a learning department ranked 28th best in the world as of January 2017. Shadow an instructional designer who will provide exposure to the ADDIE model of learning, presentation skills, instructional design, how to be a consultant rather than solution-bearer, and the universality of corporate learning. Other functions of HR are available to the student as desired, including community relations, practice behavioral interviews, organizational development, performance effectiveness, benefits, global facilitation of teams, strategic workforce planning, and more.
Extern Slots: 1
Possible Dates: Dec. 11, 12, or 13
Specific Requirements: Interest in HR, training, corporate learning and development, or English/Communications major undecided on career path. Ability to be onsite 8am-5pm for one workday. Business casual attire.

Germantown Middle School
Details: Shadow Special Education Teacher in self-contained classroom (Functional Skills) working with 5 children who are on the K-2 level with Autism.
Extern Slots: 1
Possible Date(s): One day the week of finals week 12/11-12/15

Memphis City Council
Details: Shadow the Deputy Comptroller, Finance for the City of Memphis, and sit in on a live Memphis City Council Meeting.
Extern Slots: Up to 6 per day.
Possible Date(s): Dec. 19 or Jan. 2. City Council Meetings are the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Specific Requirements: Open to all academic majors and class years. Particularly good for students with an interest in government.

Sea Isle Elementary School
Details: Shadow 2nd grade teacher and observe classroom
Extern Slots: 1
Possible Date(s): One day Dec. 20th or earlier. Sponsor is available to host during Finals Week.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School (2nd Grade) Cordova, TN
Details: Informational interviews, office tours, projects, etc. Observe classroom and one-on-one/small group tutoring in Elementary Education (2nd Grade).
Extern Slots: 1-2
Possible Date(s): Jan. 4 or 5

BUSINESS MAJORS

Buckman Laboratories – Learning Department
Details: Shadow in a learning department ranked 28th best in the world as of January 2017. Shadow an instructional designer who will provide exposure to the ADDIE model of learning, presentation skills, instructional design, how to be a consultant rather than solution-bearer, and the universality of corporate learning. Other functions of HR are available to the student as desired, including community relations, practice behavioral interviews, organizational development, performance effectiveness, benefits, global facilitation of teams, strategic workforce planning, and more.
Extern Slots: 1
Possible Dates: Dec. 11, 12, or 13
Specific Requirements: Interest in HR, training, corporate learning and development, or English/Communications major undecided on career path. Ability to be onsite 8am-5pm for one workday. Business casual attire.

Memphis City Council
Details: Shadow the Deputy Comptroller, Finance for the City of Memphis, and sit in on a live Memphis City Council Meeting.
Extern Slots: Up to 6 per day.
Possible Date(s): Dec. 19 or Jan. 2. City Council Meetings are the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Specific Requirements: Open to all academic majors and class years. Particularly good for students with an interest in government.

MicroPort Orthopedics – National Accounts
Details:  Shadow in the National Accounts department of a multinational medical solution provider covering 10 major medical disciplines including interventional cardiology, orthopedics, interventional radiology, electrophysiology, diabetes and endocrine management, surgical management, and others.
Details: 1
Possible Date(s): the week of Dec. 18
Specific Requirements: Business major

SFI/Steel Warehouse
Details: Shadow in Operations & Engineering for fully integrated steel fabricator that develops, supplies, and services medium to heavy gauge components for original equipment manufacturers in the agricultural, construction, industrial, transportation, defense and utilities industries.
Extern Slots: 2 (1 ME, 1 Bus.)
Possible Date(s): Prior to Dec 23, probably Dec 19 or 20
Specific Requirements: Mechanical Engineering or Business major

TopRx
Details: Follow along as Director of Operations visits and interacts with different departments throughout the day. Also spend time with Purchasing Manager, Pricing and Special Project manager, compliance managers and some exposure to inside sales activities. Goal will also be to manage a small project to get some interaction with data analysis and appropriate reactions to what it tells you.
Extern Slots: 1-2
Possible Date(s): Determined by site sponsor and student.
Specific Requirements: Ideal for Business majors, or potentially engineers with some insight into a logistics operation.

ENGINEERING MAJORS

Buckman North America
Details: Shadow process engineers and production management. Participate in technical problem solving meetings, production scheduling meetings, process safety discussions/PHA (if scheduled), etc. In-plant orientation and exposure to practical concepts of engineering.
Extern Slots: 1
Possible Date(s): one day during Finals Week
Specific Requirements: Chemical Engineering

FedEx Aircraft Reliability
Details: Shadow in multiple departments with focus on aircraft reliability, aircraft maintenance programs, and fleet management.
Extern Slots: 1-2
Possible Date(s): A Wednesday or Thursday during Winter Break.
Specific Requirements: Junior or senior level with quantitative background, such as Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical), Computer Science, or Math/Statistics majors.

Medtronic Spine and Biologics (Winter Break shadow)
Details: Overview of daily R&D engineering activities, museum tour, Design Excellence Center tour, facilities tour and interactions with other groups.
Extern Slots: 1-2
Possible Date(s): To be determined. Site is closed from Christmas through New Year’s Day.
Specific Requirements: Prefer Engineering students with interests in the medical device industry.

Medtronic Spine and Biologics (Mid-to-Late January shadow)
Details: Shadow engineers in the Research and Development department.
Extern Slots: 3
Possible Date(s):  Jan 18th or Jan 25th preferred
Specific Requirements: Interest in biomedical engineering.

Memphis City Council
Details: Shadow the Deputy Comptroller, Finance for the City of Memphis, and sit in on a live Memphis City Council Meeting.
Extern Slots: Up to 6 per day.
Possible Date(s): Dec. 19 or Jan. 2. City Council Meetings are the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Specific Requirements: Open to all academic majors and class years. Particularly good for students with an interest in government.

MLGW – Systems Operations
Details: Shadow engineers in the Systems Operations department.
Extern Slots: 2-3
Possible Dates: Determined by site sponsor and student.
Specific Requirements:  Mechanical Engineering major.

MicroPort Orthopedics – Reliability Engineering
Details: Shadow engineers in the Reliability Engineering department, which emphasizes the dependability of a component to function under stated conditions.
Extern Slots: 1
Possible Date(s): Determined by site sponsor and student.
Specific Requirements: Any engineering student with interest in medical devices

The Pickering Firm
Details: Shadow in the Civil Engineering department.
Extern Slots: 1
Possible Date(s): Site sponsor is available Dec 18-22.
Specific Requirements: Civil Engineering major.

SFI/Steel Warehouse
Details: Shadow in Operations & Engineering for fully integrated steel fabricator that develops, supplies, and services medium to heavy gauge components for original equipment manufacturers in the agricultural, construction, industrial, transportation, defense and utilities industries.
Extern Slots: 2 (1 ME, 1 Bus.)
Possible Date(s): Prior to Dec 23, probably Dec 19 or 20
Specific Requirements: Mechanical Engineering or Business major

Shelby County Government, Roads, Bridges, and Engineering
Details: Shadow daily activities of a Senior Engineer
Extern Slots: 1
Possible Date(s): Determined by site sponsor and student. Site sponsor will not be available the Monday of Spring Break.
Specific Requirements: Civil engineering student in the 2nd or 3rd year interested in the public sector.

TopRx
Details: Follow along as Director of Operations visits and interacts with different departments throughout the day. Also spend time with Purchasing Manager, Pricing and Special Project manager, compliance managers and some exposure to inside sales activities. Goal will also be to manage a small project to get some interaction with data analysis and appropriate reactions to what it tells you.
Extern Slots: 1-2
Possible Date(s): Determined by site sponsor and student.
Specific Requirements: Ideal for Business majors, or potentially engineers with some insight into a logistics operation.

SCIENCE MAJORS

Cole Pain Therapy Group Bartlett, TN
Details: Shadow doctors of chiropractic at clinic offering chiropractic, manual therapy, rehabilitation, acupuncture, and massage services.
Extern Slots: 2+
Possible Date(s): Determined by site sponsor and student.

FedEx Aircraft Reliability
Details: Shadow in multiple departments with focus on aircraft reliability, aircraft maintenance programs, and fleet management.
Extern Slots: 1-2
Possible Date(s): A Wednesday or Thursday during Winter Break.
Specific Requirements: Junior or senior level with quantitative background, such as Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical), Computer Science, or Math/Statistics majors.

Memphis City Council
Details: Shadow the Deputy Comptroller, Finance for the City of Memphis, and sit in on a live Memphis City Council Meeting.
Extern Slots: Up to 6 per day.
Possible Date(s): Dec. 19 or Jan. 2. City Council Meetings are the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Specific Requirements: Open to all academic majors and class years. Particularly good for students with an interest in government.