Submitted by Anne Meehan, Assistant Director of Career Services
In a competitive job market, it is important for job seekers to stand out. In addition to impressive, easy-to read resumes and smart, personable cover letters, young professionals need to be aware of what they’re sharing on their social networks. Two months ago, AC Online released a free career resource for young professionals. “How to Clean Up Your Social Profile: 4 Steps to a More Professional Online Presence” reached thousands of college students and professionals seeking internships and employment across the nation. However, social media is an ever-changing marketing platform, and a few social networks have made some changes. The updated guide highlights key places on social profiles where hiring managers look for “red flags”, and offers quick and easy steps to help turn potential disaster into professional success. You can view the updated guide here:
UCREW Event Hilights Opportunities for Women in Commercial Real Estate
Submitted by Lindsey Pfaender, Rollins MBA, Class of 2010
Real Estate? No way I thought. I have educated myself entirely too much to join a career that doesn’t require a college degree. What no one told me during my four years at Florida State and throughout my masters program at Crummer was COMMERCIAL Real Estate is an incredible career to start, offering a very wide variety of disciplines, and can be very financially rewarding. And the icing on the cake, there are VERY few women that even enter this industry.
My name is Lindsey Pfaender and I graduated from Rollins Crummer Graduate Program in May of 2010. At that time I was selling condos at The VUE at Lake Eola in order to pay my tuition, never thinking that I would stay in real estate upon graduation. Finalizing my last semester, I interviewed for standard marketing jobs, financial analytics, the “standard” positions that I could work my way up the corporate ladder in a company. I never really got excited about any of the prospective jobs until a gentleman that I knew from my little real estate world at The VUE approached me and asked if I would be interested in joining his team as a Multifamily Broker, I did not even know what multifamily meant at that time (selling apartment complexes). It was a commission only position, but very entrepreneurial and instead of focusing on the “no-salary” aspect, I approached the opportunity as the “no-ceiling to your paycheck” and gave it a shot. I have been a Multifamily Broker with Cushman and Wakefield for three years now and cannot tell you enough how challenging and rewarding it has been.
I would like to encourage all women who are still deciding what exactly they want to do upon graduation to attend our UCREW event on October 25th at the TLC office in Downtown Orlando. Please download and review the UCREW13_Flyer for details and registration instructions. You will be exposed to many career paths available to you in Commercial Real Estate like interior design, project management, banking, law, and brokerage just to name a few. We also have INTERNSHIP opportunities available. Hope to meet you all there!
Submitted by Ray Rogers, Director of Career Services
Ed Loo, Department of State Diplomat in Residence for South Florida, recommended we sjare the following video with any Rollins students or alumni who are interested in and just learning about this career field. In the video, Nicholas Kralev interviews the Director-General of the U.S. Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the State Department, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, where she provides a summary overview of careers with the foreign service. Follow the link below to see watch the recorded 21 minute interview, first aired July 2, 2013.
Job Choices 2013 is now an interactive, digital publication available to you via the “Career Resources Online” page of the OCS website. This publication will be updated monthly with fresh job search tips, resume and cover letter samples, as well as employer perspectives and top interview questions you will need to know. If you are looking to gain an edge in your internship or job search, Job Choices 2013 is the resource for you! Students and alumni may view either the Job Choices or the Job Choices Diversity Edition.