UWGB collaboration with Microsoft, LinkedIn to benefit staff, students

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced a new collaboration with Microsoft’s TechSpark program and LinkedIn, which will provide free professional development opportunities for university faculty and staff, infuse career connections for UW-Green Bay students and grow LinkedIn Learning across the four-campus community.

Source: UWGB collaboration with Microsoft, LinkedIn to benefit staff, students, Insight 

Teaching English as a Second Language Career Panel on Monday (April 29) at 5:30 p.m.

The Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Career Panel will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in World Unity B (behind the Phoenix Club in the University Union). Are you interested in other cultures? Have you ever considered Teaching English as a Second Language? Would you like to teach English here in the U.S. or abroad? Come meet, talk and learn from professionals, current students, faculty and alumni already working in this exciting field and learn about your options for courses, internships and other ways of getting TESL experience while at UW-Green Bay! All invited!

New website connects employers to UW student talent

The UW System recently announced the launch of its Career Connect website that connects Wisconsin employers with students for internships, job shadowing, and potential careers.  Career Connect was created in-house to help students get experience in their chosen field, while employers have the opportunity to capitalize on the talent at UW institutions. “This is a win-win-win for employers, our students and Wisconsin,” says UW System President Ray Cross.  “We can efficiently and effectively connect employers with resources their organizations need while our students get valuable career experience.  We know internships often turn into job offers.  A meaningful job experience can lead to more graduates staying in Wisconsin to raise their families, becoming an integral part of our workforce and economy.” Read more here.

Know a student ‘Hired by Graduation’?

UWGB Social Media specialist Jena Richter asks that members of the campus community help her spotlight May graduates who have jobs lined up after graduation. If you are aware of, or are a student with post-grad employment already secured, please contact Richter with those students’ names. Students will be contacted and (if they are willing) photographed and asked to share brief information on themselves and their post-UWGB plans. This content will be used to populate a hired-by-graduation promotional feature on University social media. Richter is accepting names via email (richterj@uwgb.edu) through May 11.

‘Careers in Sports Medicine’ evening is Wednesday at Kress

Brandon Schlotthauer, a strength and conditioning coach with Phoenix Athletics and an associate lecturer with Human Biology, encourages members of the UW-Green Bay community to share the following opportunity with interested students: Representatives of Prevea Sports Medicine will host “Careers in Sports Medicine” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (April 30) in the Special Events Room of the Kress Events Center. Front-line practitioners will talk about sports medicine careers including athletics training, therapy work and administrative work, covering “a typical day for each profession, including pros and cons,” and education requirements and recommendations. Pre-registration is requested; those interested in attending should call (920) 272-1563 or visit Prevea’s website.

Good news for grads: Job prospects are best in some time

A Sunday (May 13) Press-Gazette business story offered some good news for new grads, reporting they have better job prospects this year than in any since the recession began. Career Services officials here, at NWTC and St. Norbert say hiring has increased during the last year, and that generally, certain occupations or sectors are showing signs of improvement. UW-Green Bay’s Linda Peacock-Landrum lent her expertise for the story, talking about the state of the job market and ways to get ahead. Networking generally and social networking superficially are important, she said — some companies post openings to LinkedIn or other networks, but not on their websites. Full story.

Humanities career info this Thursday

The Humanistic Studies academic unit is sponsoring a career information session this Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in MAC 120. The session is titled “The Humanities and the Professions.” Professionals currently employed in humanities fields will be present to talk about their careers and answer questions about internships at their businesses and organizations.

Job and Internship Fair is Wednesday

The annual Job and Internship Fair will be held Wednesday (Oct. 7) from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Phoenix Room at the University Union. Representatives of the Peace Corps will be at the fair. They will remain on campus and be available in the Wequiock Room from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information contact Karla Miller in Career Services at ext. 2163.