February 2021: A Letter from the Job Lady

Updated: Mar 19


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Can you believe it’s the second week of February already? Here’s hoping your semester is off to a great start.

  • We’ve started ours off with a bang, having completed tens of classroom presentations, countless coaching appointments, the first workshop in a series for exploratory students (a partnership with Academic Advising!), and an information session on Careers in Non-Profit, co-hosted with The Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.), Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, and the Cleveland Institute of Art!

  • There is no question our events have appealed to students, creating opportunities for them to speak with employers, ask them questions, and network in real time. And we also have incredible content! Hat tip to Amy Goldman, our Associate Director and resident cheerleader for “Three Sets of Information”, who is responsible for a majority of our career and professional development content. Amy came to Cleveland State with over 25 years of career coaching experience, having done this critical work at a social services agency and two other higher education institutions (Case Western Reserve University—where she single-handedly generated a world-wide network of hundreds of alumni before LinkedIn figured it out—and, the Cleveland Institute of Art). Amy got us started with our now-famous “one-pagers,” which include critical information and tips about any topic you can imagine—from networking and the informational interview to negotiating a salary offer—and way, way more. We use these one-pagers in all of our appointments as instructive tools for students - including telling students that they will need three sets of information as they embark on a job search: self, the world of work, and CSU’s curriculum. These documents are tangible take-aways that students can keep and refer to throughout their professional careers. Truly priceless!

  • February 24th marks the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s fifth Internship Summit, sponsored by Cleveland State University! I am proud to say that we have been part of planning this dynamic and meaningful event for all five years. I am looking forward to facilitating one of the panels, along with colleagues from Tri C and Kent State University on everything from successful internship programs to helping employers understand how to be more inclusive in their recruiting and hiring practices. Be sure to check out the agenda (and see if you can spy your CSU colleagues in the video) for a great virtual event this year.

  • Are you on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook? Please follow us (and/or encourage your students to) @CSU_Careers for helpful information about skill development and the world of work—not just our events.

That’s plenty for now. Here’s to a productive February!

The Job Lady at CSU

*Advance registration required for all Career Services events. Click here to see more details about each upcoming event.*

THIS Friday, February 12: Resume Rx

Register here; drop in anytime between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM.

Thursday, February 18, 11:30AM: Career Conversations: Diversity and Inclusion

With panelists from CSU, Cleveland Clinic, Hyland Software and Progressive.

Register here

Friday, February 26: Mock Interview Day

Sign up for a timeslot here between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM.

Hire A Vike is our online job board powered by the software Handshake, where students can find internships, co-ops, and jobs. They can also receive personalized job recommendations, attend virtual recruiting events, and research employers by trust score.

This month, we are highlighting the value of Hire A Vike, providing tips on:

  • How to get started (just log in with your CSU credentials)

  • Updating your profile and searching for jobs and internships

  • How to self-schedule your own coaching appointment

Elaine Suarez, Career Specialist in our office, also created two helpful videos for students: an introduction to Hire A Vike as well as an in-depth tutorial on how to navigate the platform.

Reading:

Why “Flexibility” May Be the Least Helpful Thing Companies Can Offer Working Parents Right Now Fast Company

A Policy Fix to Help More Ohioans Graduate Policy Matters Ohio & College Now Greater Cleveland

Working From Home is Losing its Effectiveness, Bank Execs Say Reuters

The Pandemic Has Erased Entire Categories of Friendship The Atlantic

Watching:

Kaplan Bold Leaders in Learning Ep 41: Andy Chan, Kaplan Media

Leadership is Love: The Power of Human Connections, Dr. Mark Rittenberg

We need to talk about an injustice, Bryan Stevenson



Please reach out to us—we want to hear how you are doing and how we can be of help to you! And continue to check our website for up to date information about how to contact us and to access our general resources.

CSU seal Career Services logo in CSU green.

Schedule an appointment: careers@csuohio.edu

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