Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Attributes that Employers Want

WSU Global Campus students should focus on developing and improving these desirable attributes, according to a recent poll from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Here is the top 10:
  1. Problem-solving skills
  2. Ability to work in a team
  3. Communication skills (written)
  4. Leadership
  5. Strong work ethic
  6. Analytical/quantitative skills
  7. Communication skills (verbal)
  8. Initiative
  9. Detail-oriented
  10. Flexibility/adaptability

“Employers responding to the survey said these are attributes—beyond a strong GPA—that they most want to see on students’ resumes. Not only are problem-solving skills and teamwork abilities the most desired attributes, but they are of equal importance.

Other attributes that employers value and want to see evidence of on students’ resumes are written communication skills, leadership abilities, and a strong work ethic.

Work experience—and particularly internship experience—also carries a lot of weight with employers. In fact, employers cited internship experience with the organization as the top factor influencing their decision when choosing between two otherwise equally qualified candidates, followed by whether the candidate has internship experience within the hiring organization’s industry.”

More information HERE

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Effective Communication Workshop

Each day you may interact with a variety of people you have relationships with: co-workers, partners, family members, supervisors, and friends.  Communication is key to maintain positive relationships with all of these people in your life.

Sara Wynne, WSU Health Educator, will guide webinar participants through methods to improve their communication skills by identifying different communication styles, avoiding common errors in communication, and employing assertive communication techniques in difficult situations.

WSU Global Campus members can join this live, interactive webinar at 6 p.m. on November 29th.

Register HERE

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving holiday! If you are a current WSU Global Campus student, prospective student, or alum, please let me know if you have any career development questions HERE

Take care,

Thursday, November 16, 2017

New Graduate Job Outlook for 2018

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the hiring of new college graduates is projected to increase 4%, which is good news for the 2018 batch of WSU Global Campus graduates.

“Evidence of this continued positive trend can be found in comparing individual hiring expectations from last year to this year. In the Job Outlook 2017 survey, 36% planned to increase hiring, and more than half of respondents had plans to maintain their hiring numbers. This year, the percentage of responding organizations that plan to increase their hires has increased to 43.7%, with those maintaining their numbers dropping to 46.7%. Also this year, fewer than 10% plan to cut their number of hires. 

Among those employers planning to increase their hires, company growth, retirements, and the need for entry-level talent were the primary drivers behind hiring plans.” 

More information HERE

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Interviewing Webinar

As the final step between you and your desired job—the interview—is critically important to prepare for in advance. I will cover interview preparation techniques, the various types of interviews you may encounter and the do’s and don’ts of interviewing during a live webinar at 6:30pm on Nov. 15. 

A special highlight will be a tutorial of the new online software, InterviewStream, allowing WSU Global Campus students a customizable way to practice for interviews anytime.

Wednesday November 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Register HERE 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Online Career Fair for Students with Disabilities

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Are you a person with a disability looking for a career opportunity or internship?

This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend.

Competitive opportunities for every level of candidate, from experienced professionals, recent college graduates and college students with disabilities, to meet online with employers across the nation including Amazon, Apple, Citrix, DuPont, Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, US Department of Energy, & More!

• Chat with employers across the nation
• Public and private sector opportunities
• Discuss careers and internships with multiple employers
• End-to-end accessible technology platform
• No business suit or travel required
• No printed out resumes necessary

November 15, 2017 from 9am to 6pm
For information: or 770.980.0088

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Online Resume Reviews

WSU Global Campus students and alumni can take advantage of an opportunity to get real-time advice on your professional resume. Register and log in during the live event to chat with our panel of professionals, and learn how to fine-tune your resume to reflect your professional experiences. Get free advice and build your professional network -- all online!

Come build connections and get specific, relevant advice in an exciting way!

It's free, it's for only an hour and it's fun!

Wednesday, October 25 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm PT

Register HERE.