Upon walking into the Perry Field House, as a Public Relations Intern for the International Studies Department, I was immediately met with a plethora of opportunity; smiling faces that were willing to help and many well-dressed students. The Spring EXPO Job and Internship Fair, sponsored by the BGSU Career Center, was held on Wednesday, February 6th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The aisles were numbered and I was given a guide upon entering, which told me the row location of each organization. It was easy to navigate utilizing the guide, along with the Spring EXPO Job Guide booklet which provided a brief summary of the 150+ organizations attending, and their current hiring opportunities. Upon review, I began choosing companies to approach and talk to that might interest International Studies majors:
BGSU- Graduate Admissions:
This provides you with the chance to join a community rich with knowledge, experience, and skills, which is populated with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
Is fashion your calling? They attended the Job EXPO in search of employees and interns. They have a brand called Bloomingdales that has a licensed store in Dubai. Check WorkNet for details.
These volunteers are making a difference in the areas of education and English teaching; agriculture, forestry and environment; public health; youth programming; and community economic development. Benefits include the opportunity to combine service with graduate school for financial assistance; full health and dental coverage in service, as well as $7,425 upon service completion; living allowance and training. Volunteers work globally.
Vensai Technologies Inc.:
Vensai is one of the fastest growing IT Services Companies focused on providing scalable and cost-effective IT Solutions using Global Delivery Model. Check WorkNet for opportunities.
TMC Teaching and Mentoring Communities:
Is teaching language, and being around children your thing? Then you should check out TMC. They provide education and support services to low-income families each year, and also to migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families in Texas, Ohio, Indiana, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Nevada.
Looking for dynamic and talented professionals. They are the busniess behind healthcare and are the essential link that allows healthcare customers to reduce costs, improve operations and increase quality so they can offer better care to their patients. They have over 30,000 employees worldwide.
3 Key Tips for Graduating or Soon to Graduate International Studies Majors…
-Build relationships with your faculty members! It is important that you not only view them as your educator, but as a professional contact. They are individuals who may have many significant contacts outside of the classroom.
-Join student organizations! Professional and academically affiliated organizations can provide knowledge of a specific field of study and related careers.
-Engage in an internship or co-op! This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience in your field and build lasting relationships.
Other great opportunities to help your job search, learn how to market yourself, and take your skills to the next level…
Job & Co-op/Internship Workshops
Writing a Resume that Highlights Languages and Study Abroad
Thursday, February 21, 2013
226 Olscamp Hall
The Job Search and Career Paths Using Foreign Language Experience
Thursday, February 28, 2013
226 Olscamp Hall
Tips for Finding a Summer Internship
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
203 Olscamp Hall
Market Your Leadership Skills
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
217 Olscamp Hall
Online Job Search
Thursday, April 4, 2013
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
122 Jerome Library
Making Your Internship Successful
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Thursday April 25, 2013
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Learn more about these events that are put on by the Career Center by visiting their website: http://hire.bgsu.edu