You do not want to miss this event. Learn professional dining etiquette while enjoying a free three course meal. This event is open to all majors. Please RSVP on Jacket Jobs by November 6th.
This event is open to all majors. Please register on Jacket Jobs by October 14th. Free Dinner will be provided.
Information Services Internships! Don’t miss this information session on October 16th at Essentia Health!
Essential Health is a successful, growing, health care organization in the twin ports area, and they are looking for interns!
Education to Employment will allow students to learn about Essentia’s mission and their available internship opportunities. They hope to have four information service intern positions available for students at the time of this event. Students will have the opportunity to hear previous intern’s experiences and tips, learn from a panel of information services managers, ask questions, and practice networking skills. If you would like an internship with them, you do not want to miss this event!
Looking to connect with our students?
Career Services is excited to offer employers several opportunities to connect with our students this school year.
Registration for fall events is available now through ‘Jacket Jobs. Spring registration will be available later this semester.
Make sure your ‘Jacket Jobs profile is up to date, to ensure you receive communication about these and future events.
Career Services is excited to be offering several events for students this fall.
Information for students:
All events are free to students, however many require RSVPs.
Information for employers:
Starting a new job or internship can be difficult, if not down-right terrifying.
So many questions may be swimming through your head on your first day…
“What do I wear?”
“What happens if my alarm doesn’t go off?”
“Where will I eat lunch and will anyone eat lunch with me?”
“Will they like me?”
While these questions and more may all be swimming through your head, know that Career Services is here to help alleviate some of your stress.
What to wear?
One of the biggest questions employees and interns have when starting a new job or internship is what am I going to wear. It is important to make sure that you are dressed appropriately, because as the saying goes “you cannot undo a first impression”. Make sure that prior to your first day, you ask what the dress code is. There are several different types of dress, with varying levels of appropriateness. You want to make sure that you follow the dress code appropriately, especially on your first day.
Do you know the difference between business casual and business professional?
If you don’t, don’t worry, we have resources to help you. For one, you can check out our Pinterest boards. We have definitions, resources and visual inspiration for men and women. We also have definitions of common styles of dress on our website. For those who prefer watching videos, we also have free videos for women and men.
What to bring?
As important as what to wear, is what to bring. Every position is going to be different. Again, make sure to ask, rather than assume.
While some places have employees file paperwork prior to starting work, other positions require you to fill out paperwork and documentation on your first day. If you are filing paperwork on your first day, this often means you need official forms of identification in order to verify your identity. Check with the Human Resources department or with your supervisor to see what form(s) of identification you should bring, if any.
You will also want to make sure that you are well nourished on your first day. It is often best to bring your own lunch on the first day, to ensure you have something to eat on your break. Dining and vending options may not be available and you do not want to go through the whole day without something to tide your growling stomach. Snacks are also recommended.
Some other things you may want to consider bring on your first day (depending on the place you work):
- Personal items to decorate your office or work space
- Notes from your interview
- A pen/pencil and paper/notepad. Better yet, a padfolio, which you can get for free from Career Services
- A back-up pair of comfortable, yet appropriate, pair of shoes
Don’t just take our word for it, see what others have to say
Abby, a recent alum from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, wrote a post about her first day of work. She provides great suggestions for other students about what they should bring, as well as listing some of the things she wishes should would not have forgotten.
You may also want to take a look at the following articles and sites:
- 10 tips for your first day of work
- 10 ways to be sensationally successful at your new job
- Tips for the first day of an internship
- What to expect on the first day of your internship
Today, UW-Superior Career Services partnered with the University of Minnesota, Duluth, the College of St. Scholastica and the United Way of Greater Duluth to host a free internship workshop for organizations and businesses in the area. We were excited to be able to host 41 people at the event, which was hosted on the UW-Superior campus in the Yellowjacket Union.
The workshop was designed to help community non-profit organizations successfully navigate the people, departments, and terminology within higher education institutions as they seek to connect with students interested in internships, service-learning, and volunteer opportunities.
Current UW-Superior student Jessica Schlauderaff (Businees Administation and Computer Science major) and recent alum Hillary Peterson (Political Science major and Women’s Studies Minor) served as panelists, along with student representatives from our partnering schools. Jessica and Hillary, along with their counterparts, provided participants with insights about several topics, including:
- How they found their internships
- What they gained from having an internship
- Tips for bringing on an intern and making the transition successful
- The best and worst parts of being an intern
- Why students do not seek out internships
- As well as funny/horror stories from their respective positions
Other Benefits of Attending
Jessie Pondell, Director of Student Professional Development for the UW-Oshkosh College of Business, was the keynote speaker for the workshop and there was also a panel of representatives from UW-Superior, the College of St. Scholastica, and UMD as well as the United Way, were on hand to answer questions from organizations, provide feedback, and share best practices.
A sincere thank you goes out to Hillary and Jessica for serving as student panelists and representing UW-Superior in a great way. Both ladies did amazing things in their internships and are great representations of the things UW-Superior students can do with their liberal arts education.
All of the panelists and presenters were essential in making this event a success. Thank you as well to our partners:
If you would like to learn more about internships or hiring an intern, you can contact UW-Superior Career Services at 715-394-8024, Career@uwsuper.edu or stop in to visit the Career & First Year Center in Yellowjacket Union 230.
SOAR kept the FYE staff busy all June
FYE welcomed 224 new Yellowjackets into the UW-Superior family during our first three SOAR sessions. SOAR sessions were held June 10-11, June 12-13 and June 17-18.
SOAR (Summer Orientation Advisement and Registration) is a student’s introduction to the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Each SOAR session is 1 1/2 days. At SOAR, students have the opportunity to connect with other new student. They also learn about what it means to be a UW-Superior student from a Team Leader, who is a current upper-class student.
During SOAR they will have a chance to connect with staff and faculty as they learn about UW-Superior and its services. On day two of SOAR, students meet with a faculty advisor to plan out and register for their fall semester courses. An optional overnight stay in one of UW-Superior’s residence halls is available to students as well.
The First Year Experience staff looks forward to meeting the remaining members of the incoming class of 2013 at one of our two remaining SOAR sessions in August. We promise there is still a lot of fun to be had!
Don’t forget to register for Weekend of Welcome (WoW)! Participation in WOW is expected of all new students. WoW is filled with activities that will get you acquainted and connected with the campus, fellow students, faculty and staff, and help you learn what it means to be a Yellowjacket.
Plus, this is your official introduction to several of UW-Superior’s traditions! You don’t want to miss out on:
- Leaving your “mark” on campus by painting the street
- New Student Induction and New Beginnings Lunch
- Taking of the official incoming class photo
- ‘Jacket Smash
- and more!
Wondering what the 2011 and 2012 graduating classes are up to?
Career Services recently published the official Undergraduate Follow-up Reports for the graduating classes of December 2011, May and August 2012. The results are broken up into three separate reports, Overall, Teaching and Non-teaching.
Quick Stats about last year’s graduates:
- There was a 74% response rate, gathered through self-reporting surveys, faculty/departmental reports, social media and telephone responses
- 75.41% of students are employed
- 20% of the students are continuing their education
- Just over 1% are pursuing the military
- Just under 3% are still seeking employment
- Less than .5% did not plan to work or go on to school
- 61% of grads are employed in Minnesota and 34% are employed in Wisconsin
- 54% of graduates are employed in either Duluth or Superior
All three reports can be found on the Career Services website, along with previous year’s reports.
Congratulations to our recent alumni on all of their accomplishments!