The Graduate Career Program Blog is Moving!

We are moving!  In an effort to limit the number of locations Notre Dame graduate students (and other Graduate Career Program blog followers) have to monitor in order to keep up with the resources and events going on at Notre Dame, we have decided to partner with the Graduate School Professional Development blog. The topics we will cover and the biweekly schedule of company spotlights will continue to be the same.  We will just have a different blog platform that will allow followers to easily find Career related material as well as the other Professional Development topics of research, teaching, and ethics.  Our goal is to make things more streamlined for our followers while at the same time providing a wide range of resources useful for Graduate Students.  See you at our new blog site!

Jody Peters and Ann Amico Moran

Self-Assessment is the Key

You’ve got to know yourself to know what you want to do whether you are applying for positions in academia or outside academia (or in many students’ cases, both)!  To best sell yourself and your skills you have to first sit back and assess what those are.

The following 4 steps are summarized from chapter 24 in “Getting What you Came For: The Smart Student’s Guide to Earning a Master’s or Ph.D.” by Robert Peters, .

Step 1: Evaluate your skills and affinities

Think about your entire life experiences and ask yourself:

  • What energizes you?
  • What jobs and/or aspects of a job did you enjoy most?
  • Are you self-motivated or do you prefer working on a team?
  • How much money do you need to be happy?

(Contact the Career Center (631-5200) for more self-assessment resources)

Step 2: Research your career possibilities

  • Examine the types of jobs that offer the qualities that will make you happy and fit your education, training, and abilities.  Read job ads, see what kind of positions sound appealing.
  • Be honest with yourself about what career will make you happy.  Don’t follow a clear-cut route.  If you go into a position you are not excited about, you risk not being able to excel and regretting your decision.

Step 3: Talk to people in the field – conduct informational interviews

Informational interviews allow you to:

  • Screen where you think you want your career to go is really where you want it to go.
  • Talking to people who are in positions you think you are interested in allows you to make contacts that can offer information and advice (especially about interviews). Your contacts can also recommend you for jobs and even possibly hire you down the road when you are actually looking for that position!

(Come to the February 7 workshop, Effective Networking – Secret to the Job Search, at noon in Flanner 114 for tips on how to conduct informational interview!)

Step 4: Earn Knowledge and Experience

Getting practical experience that complements your degree is critical for standing out as a job candidate.

  • If you want to get a teaching position – get as much practice teaching and working with students as possible.  For example, participate in the Kaneb Center’s teaching workshops and certification programs.
  • If you want a position in industry – apply for internships or think about who you could collaborate with on your own research to not only further your research but also provide you those connections in industry.
  • If you want to a position in publishing – practice writing and editing more than just your own dissertation chapters.  Volunteer at the Writing Center on campus, write/edit for a local newspaper.

Notre Dame Signs Dual Agreement

Author: Mary Hendriksen

The University of Notre Dame has signed an agreement with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile for a dual graduate degree in civil engineering and the geological sciences. It is the University’s first graduate dual degree.

Visit the Graduate School website to learn more! http://graduateschool.nd.edu/news/27694-notre-dame-signs-historic-agreement-with-pontificia-universidad-catolica-de-chile-for-graduate-civil-engineering-and-geological-sciences/

Graduate Career Newsletter

Career Newsletter for Graduate Students
Sent bi-weekly from the Career Center to graduate students at the University of Notre Dame
Issue Twenty-Six                                                                                         November 7, 2011

Workshops & Events

Mark Your Calendars and Register soon!

November

8: Coffee, Cupcakes & TREC, 2-4 p.m., LaFortune Ballroom

16: Faculty Panel Presentation: Preparing for the Academic Job, 5-6:30 p.m. 125 DeBartolo, Refreshments will be served.  Panelists include: Gary Anderson, Theology, Rebecca Wingert, Biology, LeeAnna Clark, Psychology and possibly Yasmin Solomonescu

To register for workshops go to: http://graduateschool.nd.edu/professional_development/event-registration/

 GE Webinar Series: Find out more and register online at ge.geglobalresearch.com/careers

EEDP (Edison Engineers Development Program) Webinar Series

Join current Edison Engineers to learn more about the program at

the Global Research Center.

- Edison Engineering Development Program

November 8, 2011 at 3pm EST

- Edison Engineering Development Program – Software Track

November 15, 2011 at 8pm EST

Employers on campus:

  • Indiana Teaching Fellows Information Session Nov. 9

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

6:00pm

DeBartolo Hall, Room 203

Notre Dame alumni and ITF Site Manager Ian Scott will facilitate a program overview and be on hand to answer any your questions.

Apply Online at www.IndianapolisTeachingFellows.org

Parc (Palo Alto Research Center) has internship opportunities: We invite highly qualified graduate, students to apply to our internship program. As one of the most prolific innovation businesses in the world, PARC offers a truly exceptional experience.

We value the fresh perspectives interns bring, so our interns are fully integrated into the daily activities of PARC’s highly collaborative, multidisciplinary culture. Interns have the opportunity to work with leading researchers in the physical, computer, and social sciences; engage in different stages of the research and development pipeline; present their ideas; and receive authorship on publications and/or patents.

To apply to the program:

http://www.parc.com/internship

NEW Job Opportunities Daily!!!!!  Visit Go Irish to Apply!

 

  • For more information go to Go Irish: The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) offers opportunities to participate in energy-related research through three highly competitive internships and research fellowship programs managed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), a United States Department of Energy institute managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). 

Visit Go Irish or www.sugarcrm.com

 University of Chicago Asst. Director, Graduate Services, Biological and Physical Sciences  

Career Advising & Planning Services  

General Summary: Asst. Director of Graduate Services, Biological and Physical Sciences: Reporting to the CAPS Senior Associate Director for Student Preparation, this position is responsible for counseling graduate students and alumni in the Biological and Physical Sciences Divisions, consulting with faculty and administrators on graduate student career issues, reaching out to graduate alumni, and developing and leading career programs. This person will be an active member of the overall CAPS student preparation team, collaborating with office colleagues in efforts and initiatives to benefit all students.  

Essential Functions:

45% Provide career guidance to graduate students and alumni through individual career advising (appointments, walk-ins, and email and telephone communication) and programming.

25% Develop, organize, and lead programs and workshops for graduate students seeking work in a variety of fields. Work closely with CAPS staff, university administrators, graduate student groups, and alumni to develop and deliver specialized career-related programming. Create division-specific opportunities for students to engage in employer visits, alumni conversations, and externship placements.

10% Develop and maintain effective working relationships with deans, deans of students, faculty, and departmental and program administrators in the Biological and Physical Sciences Divisions. Serve as CAPS liaison to the divisions, including working closely with both master’s and doctoral programs and coordinating the Physical Sciences Division efforts with the Director of the PEGS program.  Serve as needed on interoffice committees on issues of relevance to graduate student life.

10% Work with CAPS graduate services team to develop resource materials for graduate students and manage job search listservs or other modes of communication with constituents.

10% Take on additional projects  as needed to support CAPS’ goals and participate in office programming.

Qualifications: Master’s degree required; Ph.D. or academic work toward the Ph.D. in a biological or physical science discipline strongly preferred; a minimum of two years of counseling or advising experience on the university level or comparable experience working with students in an academic setting required; experience in another field, such as business, government, public service, nonprofit, communications or arts preferred; excellent verbal and written communication skills required; an understanding of career development issues as they relate to master’s and doctoral students in the arts and sciences required; ability to plan and lead workshops and programs required; demonstrated desire to help students on an individual basis required; ability to be comfortable and enthusiastic working closely with CAPS staff as well as other members of the university community required. A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.  

Mental Demands: Attention to detail; deal effectively with multiple campus constituencies; reading; organization; confidentiality; oral and written communication; public speaking; multitask; frequent interruptions.  

Physical Demands: Sedentary work (90%) light work (exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force frequently (10%); keyboarding; data entry; mobility to travel around campus; carrying. Equipment used includes telephone, copier and computer.

Occasional evening or weekend work required

Contact: Jackie Coverick (coverick@uchicago.edu)

 The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

Lake Institute on Faith & Giving
www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/LakeFamilyInstitute/

 The Lake Institute on Faith and Giving is accepting applications for the 2012 Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, a $22,000 award for a Ph.D. candidate working in the fields of faith and giving or religion and philanthropy. The fellowship is intended to support the final year of research and dissertation writing.  Applications are being accepted through January 31, 2012. Submission guidelines and forms are available on the Lake Institute website, http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/LakeFamilyInstitute/offerings.aspx

 About the Lake Institute

The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University serves the public good by exploring the multiple connections between philanthropy and faith within the major religious traditions. Its mission is to foster greater understanding of the ways in which faith inspires and informs giving by providing education forums, encouraging and supporting multidisciplinary research, assisting donors in discernment and stimulating thoughtful public conversation on issues related to faith, money and giving. – Aimée A. Laramore, MBA

Program Manager

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

Lake Institute on Faith & Giving
www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/LakeFamilyInstitute/

Ann Amico Moran
Assistant Director of the Graduate School Career Program

Go Irish

What is Go Irish? If you are thinking this is a cheer, you are wrong. It is our University of Notre Dame online database that can be used for posting your profile, resume, searching for jobs and finding a contact of a potential employer. This is for Graduate Students as well as undergraduates. New jobs specifically for PhD and Masters level students are posted daily. Visit it today! It’s free and it is only for University of Notre Dame students!

Graduate Career Newsletter

Career Newsletter for Graduate Students
Sent bi-weekly from the Career Center to graduate students at the University of Notre Dame
Issue Twenty-Five October 24, 2011
Check out the Graduate Career Blog: http://blogs.nd.edu/graduate-career-program
Workshops & Events
Mark Your Calendars and Register soon!
October
26: Delivering your 5 minute Research Spiel/Elevator Pitch 4-5:15 p.m.

November
1: Opportunities with the CIA, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 141 DeBartolo No RSVP
16: Faculty Panel Presentation: Preparing for the Academic Job, 5-6:30 p.m. 125 DeBartolo, Refreshments will be served. Panelists include: Gary Anderson, Theology, Rebecca Wingert, Biology, LeeAnna Clark, Psychology and possibly Yasmin Solomonescu & David Go, Mechanical Engineering.

To register for workshops go to: http://graduateschool.nd.edu/professional_development/event-registration/

CIA Policy Analysis Simulation – Must apply on Go IRISH by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 25 (job ID 709681)
Tuesday, Nov. 1
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
214 DeBartolo

The CIA has invited students to participate in an analytic simulation centered on a recent Middle East event. The simulation will test students’ ability to think critically, write concisely, and brief clearly to deliver thoughtful, focused analysis under tight deadlines. Graduate Students are encouraged to apply!
They are looking for a wide range of students with particular interest in economics majors, Arabic studies majors, engineers, political science majors, or any student interested in international studies. Students who have studied Arabic or Farsi or other foreign languages would be competitive. The simulation can accommodate 22-24 students.
Questions? Please email arees@nd.edu

Employers on campus:

•IBM on campus interviewing October 25 & 26
•Ashland Chemical Information Session & preselected interviews October 27 & 28
•Indiana Teaching Fellows Information Session Nov. 9
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
6:00pm
DeBartolo Hall, Room 203
Notre Dame alumni and ITF Site Manager Ian Scott will facilitate a program overview and be on hand to answer any your questions.
Apply Online at www.IndianapolisTeachingFellows.org

NEW Job Opportunities Daily!!!!! Visit Go Irish to Apply!

Check out multiple positions on Dow AgroSciences: http://www.dowagro.com/careers/

IBM
Instructions on applying to IBM job(s)
•Go to the “IBM’s Career Portal” web site
•If you have a profile, sign into the system. If you do not have a profile, click…Register new account
•When returned to the search screen after signing in, ensure the “Position Type” field is set to “Student/Intern” if you are searching for an internship position.
•If searching for a specific job, enter the Requisition (REQ) number in the “Job ID” field.
•You also have the option to perform other searches from this screen using various other criteria such as location (e.g. Virginia)
•Click the Search button.
•Select the specific posting and review the details of the job
•Click Apply or Add to Basket
•The application form for this REQ will come up. If you have not reviewed the job description and its requirements, please click on the job listing and read it now. After reading through the job description, follow the instructions on the form and supply the required information as indicated. This process takes the candidate through several steps and windows.
• Please make sure that you follow all the steps and the status of your application for this requisition is “Under Review” when you finish. If your status is shown as “Draft”, your application is incomplete and you will need to complete it before it will be considered. You will be able to save your job searches, as well as view and track your applications.
International students: Because opportunities for foreign nationals seeking employment in the US are limited, IBM encourages searching for opportunities in your home country. To do this, go to ibm.com/start and click on “Search your Country”, then select your country from the list.
For International Students: please check out our new website: www.ibm.com/start/internationalstudents

University of Chicago Asst. Director, Graduate Services, Biological and Physical Sciences
Career Advising & Planning Services
General Summary: Asst. Director of Graduate Services, Biological and Physical Sciences: Reporting to the CAPS Senior Associate Director for Student Preparation, this position is responsible for counseling graduate students and alumni in the Biological and Physical Sciences Divisions, consulting with faculty and administrators on graduate student career issues, reaching out to graduate alumni, and developing and leading career programs. This person will be an active member of the overall CAPS student preparation team, collaborating with office colleagues in efforts and initiatives to benefit all students.
Essential Functions:
45% Provide career guidance to graduate students and alumni through individual career advising (appointments, walk-ins, and email and telephone communication) and programming.
25% Develop, organize, and lead programs and workshops for graduate students seeking work in a variety of fields. Work closely with CAPS staff, university administrators, graduate student groups, and alumni to develop and deliver specialized career-related programming. Create division-specific opportunities for students to engage in employer visits, alumni conversations, and externship placements.

10% Develop and maintain effective working relationships with deans, deans of students, faculty, and departmental and program administrators in the Biological and Physical Sciences Divisions. Serve as CAPS liaison to the divisions, including working closely with both master’s and doctoral programs and coordinating the Physical Sciences Division efforts with the Director of the PEGS program. Serve as needed on interoffice committees on issues of relevance to graduate student life.

10% Work with CAPS graduate services team to develop resource materials for graduate students and manage job search listservs or other modes of communication with constituents.
10% Take on additional projects as needed to support CAPS’ goals and participate in office programming.
Qualifications: Master’s degree required; Ph.D. or academic work toward the Ph.D. in a biological or physical science discipline strongly preferred; a minimum of two years of counseling or advising experience on the university level or comparable experience working with students in an academic setting required; experience in another field, such as business, government, public service, nonprofit, communications or arts preferred; excellent verbal and written communication skills required; an understanding of career development issues as they relate to master’s and doctoral students in the arts and sciences required; ability to plan and lead workshops and programs required; demonstrated desire to help students on an individual basis required; ability to be comfortable and enthusiastic working closely with CAPS staff as well as other members of the university community required. A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.
Mental Demands: Attention to detail; deal effectively with multiple campus constituencies; reading; organization; confidentiality; oral and written communication; public speaking; multitask; frequent interruptions.
Physical Demands: Sedentary work (90%) light work (exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force frequently (10%); keyboarding; data entry; mobility to travel around campus; carrying. Equipment used includes telephone, copier and computer.

Occasional evening or weekend work required
Contact: Jackie Coverick (coverick@uchicago.edu)

An entrepreneurial internship opportunity: RentLikeAChampion.com 2012 Summer Internship 6 years ago. We are looking for 2 summer interns for next summer to manage our ND Football rental business at RentLikeAChampion.com. This is an experience which allows you to learn all the aspects of running a business. You will work to find new homeowners around ND with nice houses and get them to list their house on the website. Then, you get a good amount of online marketing experience by advertising our website on all different types of blogs and other websites. There are outreach programs to ND Alumni clubs and even other sports teams and you will be handing customer questions as they come in via phone or email.
We are a very entrepreneurial company and love students who act as owners and take initiative. Also, during the summer, you will also have the opportunity to get involved with our real estate development business – which involves scouting new properties for acquisition, reporting on the status of rehab projects, and learning general property management skills. Your training will begin in the Fall Semester, with just a few hours each month to get brought up to speed by last year’s interns. The management will also spend a good deal of time with you to get you prepared for the summer during the school year so you will be able to hit the ground running and have a good feel for the real estate business as well.
This is a great experience for any aspiring entrepreneur or marketing focused person. By the end of the internship, you will have enough knowledge and experience to start investing in real estate yourself. We will teach students the entire real estate development process: buying houses in tax sales, auctions, off the MLS, and from banks following a foreclosure.
Unlike other internships, there will not be set office hours every day – in fact, every day will be different. Interested individuals should be proactive self-starters, capable of dealing with flexible work environments, as you may be dealing with a variety of tasks on any given day. That is part of the fun. You will often be tasked with thinking up new ideas for the business to start new revenue streams, which gives you the freedom to explore what you are most interested in. We do have an office in South Bend on LaSalle Rd, but there is flexibility with where you do your online work. The job will include getting familiar with the South Bend Northeast neighborhood and you will be in South Bend for most of the time with the opportunity to come up to Chicago a few times to get exposure to some of the other businesses that the founders are running – like Verizon Wireless stores and a Medical Device company.
We will be conducting interviews on campus. The internship will be 10 weeks with the opportunity to continue on in the Fall supporting football and student rentals. You get to execute the plans you create and lead 3-4 others in doing so. Base pay and sales and commission structure will be negotiated during the interview process. We also will help students apply for grants from the Lilly Foundation for internships in Indiana and other GII grants that can provide up to $3,000 for living expenses during the summer internship. There is also a chance for a large end of summer bonus – based on performance.
If you are interested in this opportunity, go the ND career center website and apply for our internship. We are doing on campus recruiting interviews on Nov. 16th. Email jordan@rentlikeachampion.com if you have any other questions.
Four Horsemen Society
The University of Notre Dame
horsemen@nd.edu

http://nd.edu/~horsemen

http://facebook.com/FourHorsemenSociety

U.S. Department of State’s Summer 2012 Student Internship Program Click here (http://careers.state.gov/students/programs) to read more about the Student Internship Program, and to start the Gateway to State online application process. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 01, 2011.
To be eligible for this program, you must be:
Be a U.S. citizen
• Be a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student (including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school).
• Have good academic standing
• Successfully complete a background investigation
• Be able to receive either a Secret or Top Secret clearance.
Please read the entire vacancy announcement carefully for all qualifications and requirements.
You can also visit our Student Programs forum (http://careers.state.gov/engage/forums/student-programs) to post questions or read discussions about this program.
U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Security Engineering Officer
Click here (http://careers.state.gov/specialist/vacancy-announcements/seo) to read the vacancy announcement, and to start the online application process. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 4, 2011.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 20 and 59, able to qualify for a Top Secret/SCI security clearance, and be available for worldwide service. Please read the vacancy announcement carefully for all qualifications and requirements.

Ann Amico Moran
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University of Notre Dame
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Hello world!

Welcome to the Graduate Career Program Blog!  I hope this will be the start of an evolving communication tool for our graduate students, faculty, staff and employers.  The University of Notre Dame created a new position about one year ago, The Assistant Director of the Graduate Career Program.  It is a dual report position; I report to the Graduate School and the Career Center overseeing corporate relations, overall career guidance of our graduate students as well as programming including career development workshops.  In less than one year we have doubled the number of graduates seen at career related workshops and in one on one career advising sessions.  Stay tuned to the blog to learn more about the services, vision, and hot topics related to graduate student careers at the University of Notre Dame.