Student Newsletter

April 5, 2022

GROWN-UP PANTS ACTIVATE!

Adulting is hard. Get some tips to make it easier! Attend our next Kelley 2 Careers (K2C) workshop on “Life Skills Beyond IU and Representing Kelley in the Workplacethis Friday, April 8. This session will focus on life skills for adulting on and outside of your first internship or full-time opportunity. Topics include budgeting, building your professional network and representing Kelley’s values and professionalism in the workplace, saving for retirement in your 20’s, healthcare benefits and more.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE? 4 KEY SKILLS HIRING MANAGERS ARE LOOKING FOR IN 2022

Your Kelley degree is preparing you well for the work world. You have many opportunities through classes and team projects, extracurricular activities, case competitions, volunteer work, part-time and summer jobs to build relevant skills that employers are looking for. Regardless of what company, industry, or business function you pursue, here are 4 Key Skills Hiring Managers Are Looking for in 2022.

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION…DOESN’T MATTER!

Many students have a specific location in mind for full-time or internship employment. During the post-pandemic employment market, know that location in many instances is fluid.  Just because a job is posted for a specific office or geographic market does not mean that the employer is dead set on you working in that location. Ask the question before eliminating an opportunity.  Virtual is the new normal, so there’s a good chance that the opportunity you’re interested in is available in the location you’re interested in.  On that same note, we encourage you to avoid limiting your search by solely using the location filter on Handshake.  This can limit your options and searching by a specific city will not likely reflect the actual availability of options in that marketplace.

If you search by location, here are some tips for Handshake and other Job Search Engines:

  1. Conduct multiple searches including the names of surrounding areas (i.e. St. Charles, Rosemont, Elmhurst, Schaumberg all near Chicago.
  2. Include Nationwide – Jobs that are location agnostic may have nationwide or any location in lieu of a city. In Handshake, if a company puts Nationwide or all locations, it will not show up if you filter by a city.
  3. Include City of Choice and surrounding areas (mileage).
  4. Search by Zip Code(s).

If you have any questions about your search, please set up an appointment with one of the UCS Career Coaches.

TLDR: JOB DESCRIPTIONS

How many times have you said this about company job descriptions? Applying for jobs takes a lot of time. You have to prep your resume, submit it online and often the company has a separate online application you have to complete. Who has time to read those lengthy job descriptions? Here is why making time to read them does matter and how knowing the job description can give you an edge for your search.

ROOMS AVAILABLE AT THE PREBYS CAREER CENTER

Have a virtual interview or a call coming up? We have media quality space in the Prebys Center for your next virtual interview or employer conversation. Stop by the UCS Front Desk or email KelleyUCS@iu.edu to reserve a room in advance.

REPORT YOUR OFFER & GET “KELLEY HIRED” SWAG

If you have secured an internship or full-time offer or have made the decision to go to graduate school next year, congratulations! Please report your offer on our website. The UCS collects employment statistics on behalf of the school and this information is helpful for current and prospective students, as well as employers. Be assured that any information you report, is strictly confidential and reported only in aggregate. Once you have reported your offer or grad school decision, come by the UCS to pick up your free “Kelley Hired” t-shirt, cap, or mug.

UNFILTERED CAREER SEARCH (UCS) PODCAST

The Unfiltered Career Search podcast has a new episode dropping today! Created by Kelley UCS peer coaches, JP, Michelle, Shiv & Hannah, the podcast takes a bi-weekly dive into topics surrounding career, college recruiting and the struggles that come with it all. Are you looking for internships and full-time opportunities? This one’s for YOU! Our sixth episode for Season 2 is “Looking for Opportunities? It’s Just-in-Time Recruiting Season!” JP sits down with Kelley UCS’ very own Jill Storm (Associate Director of Employer Engagement & Strategic Partnerships) and Rebecca Cook (Executive Director of Kelley Undergraduate Career Services) to find out what exactly is “just-in-time recruiting,” why it’s a great time for students who are looking for opportunities this summer, and how to maximize your chances to get hired!

UPCOMING EVENTS

By Eunice Donovan
Eunice Donovan Career Coach