Monday, July 21, 2014

Students! Work for Zendesk! A growing start-up right here in Madison (part-time job available)

Customer Advocate - Product Support (Student Worker, Part-time) Technical Support, Madison, WI
Apply HERE .

We are looking for a UW-Madison student customer service guru who thrives on providing top-notch support through many different channels of communication – including: email, phone, chat, forums and social media such as Twitter and Facebook. You’re a great match if you possess fantastic troubleshooting and analytical skills, are driven to help customers, and have the ability to dive deep into a new product to learn it inside and out.

We are thrilled to continue recruitment in the Madison area -- the newest of our four major global support centers. We're excited to begin reaching out to the campus community as we look for sharp, excited, and engaged student employees who are interested in helping us redefine how customer service is done.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Summer Break on the Horizon

Summer career appointments: To make an appointment with Lindsay this summer, email Soon-to-be graduates, I am available as a career resource to work with you after you have graduated, too.

On the job hunt? Don't freak out. Remember these resources below, and that it's OK (and normal) not to have an official "plan" if you don't have one yet. And, if you do know what your next adventure is, that's great news!

Inspirational graduation speeches by comedians, just for fun:
Stephen Colbert at Northwestern (2011) 
Andy Samberg at Harvard (2012)
Conan O'Brien at Dartmouth (2011)
Anders Holm at University of Wisconsin (2013)


The Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

WUD and Phi Alpha Theta present: 12 Years a Slave followed by a discussion led by History Department Chair, Prof. Jim Sweet

The showing begins at 6 PM at The Marquee at Union South with a 30 minute discussion to follow this Friday, 5/2. Please consider attending this exciting opportunity for the History Department to be showcased at the Union and with WUD. All welcome, no RSVP required.

Here is a link to the official trailer:

Friday, April 25, 2014

Elise Blaha Cripe Talks College and Careers: Podcast (Great for soon-to-be grads!)

Elise Blaha Cripe is a blogger and "crafts-woman" I have followed for a couple years now. I have always been inspired by creative people like Elise who construct creative careers following what it is they love (maybe why I am currently a career coach?!). Elise just started recording podcasts on numerous topics and I wanted to share this one with you: Elise talks college.

She is extremely creative and has a flourishing business now creating art, selling her crafts, writing, taking gorgeous photos, and much more. BUT, Elise once thought the corporate business world was her career path until she realized it wasn't. Listen to the podcast. It's great! If you'd like to read more about Elise, check out her website, and read an interview about her.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Work at Facebook! A Badger alum, and Facebook employee, want more Badgers in the Bay Area

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Facebook Communications Externship

Location: Menlo Park, CA
Department: Corporate Communication and Public Policy
Type: Contracted
Min. Experience: Entry Level

Facebook is seeking a small group of highly organized, motivated and detail-oriented college graduates to join our Communications team as paid Externs at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. The 6-month program provides a hands-on, immersive work experience that will provide a solid foundation for a career in communications.

The Facebook Communications team helps inform users, the media, policy-makers and other Facebook stakeholders about diverse issues that affect Facebook as a company and a platform for businesses, public figures, advertisers and users. The ideal candidate will possess a keen eye for detail, strong writing skills, and a solid understanding of media and what constitutes newsworthiness. It is essential that candidates possess stellar written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to ruthlessly prioritize and work on a number of projects. Candidates will be required to commit to six months beginning in July.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tips from Jessica Sack ('96), Forward Under 40 Recipient and Badger Extraordinaire


Jessica Sack ('96), a Badger alumna who majored in English, History, and History of Culture with a certificate in Integrated Liberal Studies, was recently awarded the Forward Under 40 achievement award for her stand-out work at Yale University Art Gallery as the Jan and Frederick Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education. 

I was fortunate enough to hear Jessica speak about her job a little over a week ago and would love to share with you some of the "life path" and job search insight she shared with us. She hit it on the nose. Her first tip I love: 
  • Find that thing where you think "I can do this forever." Find that thing that is timeless to you and that "sends you" - it is a place that has no bounds. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Advice from the Experienced: How to THRIVE in the corporate world with your Historical Humanities degree


James Cortada, former IBM executive of 30+ years, spills the beans on ways to make it in the corporate world with your background in the Historical Humanities (he has his PhD in history as well) and ways to shine in terms of getting jobs:

Skills you learn with a history degree (or Historical Humanities degree):
  • You know how to research
  • You know how to synthesize info and write it  
  • You have presentation skills
  • You can communicate effectively 
  • You ask probing questions
  • You look at the past in order to understand the future 
Things recruiters look for in rock star applicants: 
  • You need to be intelligent (although you don't need to be the MOST intelligent to be successful). Intelligence can be measured in many different ways, of course, and there are different forms of intelligence 
  • Energy and stamina...can you keep up?
  • General "life skills" are applicable for all professions (i.e., life skills: communications skills, empathy, awareness of cultures, people, places; computer skills; "street smarts")
Undercover recruiter advice: 
  • James made the observation that many of the folks (he said "*most* actually) he worked with at IBM WERE NOT business majors. Many have History degrees, Art History degrees, Anthropology degrees - many are former liberal arts majors! 
  • IBM, and most larger corporations these days, have corporate training programs where they will teach you what you need to know. You just need to be smart, eager to learn, energetic and organized.
When asked to give advice for soon-to-be-grads: 
  • If you are able, move to the city or state where you want to be - the place that inspires you. Then, look for a job. This is an important move b/c this move determines (if you stay long enough) the people you meet, associate with, and network with. You may start your business here or your first career, or even meet your life-partner here. This initial move is a big deal!