Spring semester is in full swing at UW-Whitewater and for the Department of Marketing! Our February edition of the Department of Marketing Newsletter highlights recent achievements and our student, faculty and sponsor spotlights. Marketing and Sales Career Fair – 29 companies participated with job and internship opportunities! Perfect Pitch Sales Competition – Approximately 170 students participated and $2550 was awarded in prize money from our sponsors: Consolidated Electrical Distributors and Impact Networking. Partners in the Classroom – students interact one-on-one with representatives from our sponsoring companies. Student Spotlight – Jason Precia, most recent recipient of the Richard Telfer – AMA Minority Business Student Scholarship. Faculty Spotlight – Yushan Zhao, Professor and Chair of the Department Assessment Committee. Partner Spotlight – Brian Robinson and Jason Gardner from C.H. Robinson.
Read more here!
Jason Precia, Student Spotlight
Finalists from the Perfect Pitch
Congratulations to the AMA/sales students for an outstanding performance at the UNLV AMA Western Regional Collegiate Conference held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Jan. 27. Click here for the full story.
UW-Whitewater AMA/sales students pose in front of the University of Nevada Lee Business School during the competition. Back row, from left, Haley Lechner, Cameron Neuhauser, Kelsey Berchem, Katie Hart, and Trevor Raasch; middle, from left, Matt Young and Sam Wanezek; and in front, Kelly Deschner.
And we have a lot more coming soon!
If you would like to be on the mailing list for our Department of Marketing Newsletter, have any questions about our program, or need more information, please email Editor-in-Chief and Department Assistant, Julie Hill, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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*
National Account 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.
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:
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:
Be courteous – make eye contact, thank the interviewer for their time during the interview and after via a hand written thank you note.
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.
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.
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.
Next week is the CoBE Multicultural Career Fair! Approximately 62 employers will be in attendance to talk to students about full-time job opportunities and/or internships for Summer 2014. This is the last on-campus recruiting event this school year, so you don’t want to miss it!
When: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, noon to 4pm Where: University Center — Hamilton Room Attire: Business or Business Casual
All students and majors are welcome, but business or business casual attire is required. If you have any questions, please contact Freda Briscoe at (262) 472-3216.
Career & Leadership Development is sponsoring an Etiquette Dinner for students this semester. The event is being offered to students who would like to polish their etiquette and dining skills in preparation for interviews that include a meal. A professional from Catering Services will be presenting etiquette information and guidelines, walking attendees through each course of the meal. Various employers, faculty and Career & Leadership staff members will serve as table hosts. Time will be allowed between each course to converse with these individuals and practice your professional communication skills.
When: Monday, February 24, 2014, 5:30-6:30pm Where: University Center – Room 275 (Old Main Ballroom) Attire: Business Professional Cost: $8.00 (cash or check only, please)
Students who wish to attend should stop by the Career & Leadership Development Office (University Center – Room 146) between February 3rd and 17th to sign up. Please stop by between 8am and 4:30pm.