Internship with Aptar

Aptar is looking for a customer service intern in Mukwonago, which is a 35-minute commute from the UW-Whitewater campus. The basic requirements are as follows:

  • Able to work at least 12-16 hours per week during the school year
  • Full-time availability in summer
  • 3.0 GPA (or greater)
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Excel & PowerPoint

This paid position has the potential to not only be a steady, long-term internship but also a full-time position upon graduation. Additional details are available in the Job Description & Summary. For more information or to apply, please contact Haley Elmendorf at (262) 363-0464 or haley.elmendorf@aptar.com.

Internship/Employment with CUNA Mutual Group

CUNA Mutual Group is looking for UW-Whitewater students who are interested in an internship or permanent employment. If you are interested in these opportunities, please e-mail your resume to Han Ngo (ngoh@uww.edu) by Wednesday, March 23rd.

About CUNA Mutual Group: “We help people protect, invest and plan for their future—regardless of their financial standing. Our company was founded more than 80 years ago by credit union leaders, who were looking for an insurance and investment partner they could trust. For generations, we’ve helped credit unions, businesses, and hardworking Americans build financial security. CUNA Mutual Group employs 3,700 dedicated people worldwide; about 1,900 at the corporate headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin, and 1,800 in other U.S. offices strategically positioned nationwide. Want to join our team? Check out the career opportunities available on our Careers page.”

Spring Career Fair 2016

Spring Career Fair 2016 is this Wednesday! Over 95 employers will be in attendance to talk to students about full-time job opportunities and internships for Summer 2016. The complete list of participating employers is available at http://www.uww.edu/cld/career.

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2014, noon to 4pm
Where: University Center Hamilton Room and Ballroom
Attire: Professional

Please contact Career & Leadership Development at (262) 472-1471 or career@uww.edu if you have any questions or need accommodations.

UW-Whitewater Career Fair Spring 2016

Belgium Travel Study

Professors Roy and Weber will lead a 3-credit travel study to Belgium and the Netherlands from May 15, 2016, to June 1, 2016. The course will cover the role of the European Union (EU), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and, to a lesser extent, NATO. The course will also include study of contract law, conflict resolution on an international scale, logistics (Netherland’s Flower Auction, De Koninck Brewery), and marketing (Touring Belgium Chocolatier). Belgium is the headquarters of the EU, the IMF, and NATO, affording students the opportunity to see the workings of these financial organizations firsthand.

For more information, see the travel study flyer, view the PowerPoint from the information session, or contact Professor Roy or Professor WeberUp to $1,500 in scholarships are available through the travel study office through October 15, 2016.

Express Interview Night at Direct Supply

Direct Supply will be hosting an Express Interview Night on Thursday, October 8, 2015. If you’re looking for a job or an internship, check out the invitation below!


 

Please join us on Thursday, October 8 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for Express Interview night at Direct Supply! Express Interview night will feature full-time positions listed below that require 0–5 years of experience and internships that require a minimum of 2 semesters of school remaining. You will have the opportunity to interview with multiple hiring leaders for roles that have both immediate openings and openings for December graduates.

What can I expect? Arrive anytime between 5:30-7:30pm and you will have the opportunity to interview with multiple leaders for 10 minutes each. There will be light appetizers and refreshments, and members of the Talent Acquisition Team will be available to answer your questions about Direct Supply.

What roles will be featured on October 8?

  • Account Manager*
  • Account Manager Intern
  • Business Development Manager*
  • Business Venture Intern
  • Capital Operations Specialist
  • Customer Service, Operations Specialist*
  • Data Operations Coordinator
  • Development Services Intern
  • eCommerce Transaction Coordinator
  • Local Services Intern
  • Local Services Specialist*
  • Installation Specialist
  • National Account Specialist
  • Operations Specialist*

*Indicates multiple openings

What do I need to do? Review the roles listed above at DirectSupply.com/Careers and RSVP to Rachel Beckman (RBeckman@directs.com, 414.760.5865 ) with your resume and positions of interest by Monday, October 5. Once you send your resume, we will be expecting you on October 8.  After you RSVP, you will receive directions to Direct Supply and additional details to prepare you for the event. Please reach out with questions.

Career Week 2015

Today marks the beginning of Career Week 2015! Frank Lanko, Senior Business Career Advisor, writes, “The program will feature a keynote speaker each night covering many topics including Personal Branding/Networking, Interviewing, and Preparing for the Career Fair (and how to impress employers!). There will also be events on Tuesday and Wednesday evening hosted by CoBE student organizations featuring a panel of industry speakers who will help students explore various career options within their programs of study. These are great opportunities for students to explore majors, career options, and network with industry professionals and student organization leaders alike. All of the events are free, hosted in Hyland Hall – and the keynote speaker events will feature free pizza (while supplies last!).”

Information on the keynote talks is available from the following links:

Career Week 2015 Flyer

Advice on Interviewing

(This article by Sharon Roy originally appeared in The Royal Purple.)

Now that we are on the home stretch to graduation, and you are overwhelmed with group projects, here is some good news… Interviewing should be EASY!

Interviewing is a predictable and repeatable process that you can control to highlight your core competencies. It can be FUN too!

OK, first you have to find out if this is a company you want to work for. Do your research online. Ask questions that you have previously written down about corporate culture—what employees at this company like most and least about their jobs. Ask these questions early in the interview process.

Then, make yourself memorable:

  1. Be courteous – make eye contact, thank the interviewer for their time during the interview and after via a hand written thank you note.
  2. Illustrate a strong work ethic – whatever the position, if you have had passion and retention in your jobs prior to graduation, talk about that.  Also, talk about how much of your education you have paid for.
  3. Be aware of current global events and highlight any travel abroad experience that you have. Global awareness will put you in the minority in terms of understanding the world outside our university walls.
  4. Talk about your internship – although internships are not required in many majors, they are one of the first things you will be asked about.

If you do an internship with your uncle or friend, they are often looked upon as “pseudo internships.”

Do an internship through the university with a faculty advisor that will assess your work with intern-specific assignments.

One of the biggest benefits is the formal evaluation your supervisor will provide you that you will always have as a testament to the problem solving and value you provided to them.

Remember, you are interviewing to provide benefits to your employer, so have two additional examples of coursework that illustrate your problem solving ability.

So, make some notes, bring them to your interview, listen, be engaged and passionate and ask about next steps.