4th Annual Walker EDGE Internship Fair

On February 7, 2018, in Career Insight, Uncategorized, by Walker News

The annual Walker EDGE Internship Fair took place on February 1st, in the East Academic Building’s Edward Jones Commons. Over fifty students took advantage of the opportunity to speak with recruiters to find potential employment matches and to gain experience with career/internship fairs. The companies in attendance represent a variety of industries giving students the ability to explore an internship in their career field and one that fits their desired company structure and culture.

Walker EDGE Strength Stickers

Walker EDGE Strength Stickers

Strength stickers were provided for students and recruiters to wear, as a creative and fun way to identify professional skills, engage in conversation and to facilitate networking. Sticker examples included: “Takes Initiative,” “Creative Problem Solver,” “Calm under Pressure,’ and “Ultra Hacker.”

The Career Planning & Development Center and Walker EDGE Office worked together to co-sponsor a successful day of outside-of-the- classroom learning that is essential for students’ professional development.

Walker EDGE Internship Fair 2018

Students going through the interview process for internships are encouraged to check out the Career Planning & Development resources, including mock interviews, resume tips and more. Drop-in Career Advising is also available on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the EAB Edward Jones Commons.

Students who were unable to attend the fair or who wish to explore additional internships are encouraged to visit  Gorlok Career Link.

Thank you to all of the companies who attended:

Kennedy Capital Management

New Honor Society

Urban Harvest

Enterprise Holdings

Northwestern Mutual

HireLevel

Abstrakt Marketing

Cass Information Systems

Liberty Mutual

MTM

Cushman & Wakefield

Menards

Advanced Technology Group

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Alex Brosseau, BS Accounting completed an internship at Centene Corporation this summer. Here he answers some questions about his experience and talks about how the Webster University Career & Internship Fair helped him find his internship. 

 

Q: What is Centene? How would you describe it to fellow students?

A: Centene’s business model is focused entirely on providing affordable healthcare. The business centers on finding cheaper and more effective ways to improve the health of their community ‘one person at a time.’ Centene is a large corporate conglomerate that’s growing rapidly- they’re balancing this growth with being connected and representative of the communities they’re in.

 

Q: What was your internship at Centene?

A: Internship- Financial Planning and Investments (FR&A.) I worked on budgeting.

 

Q: How did you hear about Centene?

A: Last summer, I worked at Southside Early Start in the accounting department. Southside provides childcare, family resources such as counseling, and English as a second language training. I knew about Centene because they were financial supporters of the center. I knew they gave back to their community and were good corporate citizens.

 

Q: How did this translate to an internship?

A: I met Centene recruiters at the Career Planning and Development Fall Internship Fair. The campus recruiters were very pleasant and they set up several interviews pretty quickly. After the interview call backs, I was able to choose from two internships.

 

Q: How was the internship program experience at Centene?

A: I was one of 100 interns, one of four from Webster University. The program was incredible. Every day I learned something, because the company made learning easy and available. There was also an awesome speaker series. Every week we would meet with a C-suite executive, such as the Director of Marketing. My biggest take away was seeing the pathways to those careers as visible and attainable. Also the intern class spent an evening in the Centene Cardinals Box.

 

Q: What is one takeaway you received from Centene?

A: I met all kinds of people. Coworkers can become your friends and they can make work fun. My co-workers had all sorts of interesting hobbies and they were happy to take me out to lunch. It was a great workplace culture.

 

Q: Would you recommend the Centene Internship Program?

A: I would highly recommend Centene to students. They can challenge you, teach you, and you will have tangible actions and items that you accomplish throughout the internship. I am an ambassador for the program at Webster University, which means I offer the student to student perspective anytime a recruiter is on campus.

 

Q: What are you involved in at Webster University?

A: I am the Accounting Club President, a Student Ambassador, member of Chain-link Improv, and play Ultimate Frisbee when I have the time.

 

Q: How did you apply what you have learned in college to the workplace?

A: Time management as a student is different, but transferable. When in the workplace, you work 8-5 and all of that time is spent working and thinking. But when you are finished with the day, you are done for the day.

 

Q: What does the future look like after graduation?

A: I have received an offer from Centene. I will give it a lot of consideration, but I also don’t want to make a final decision now.

 

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Internship Opportunities at the World Trade Center

On February 8, 2017, in Career Insight, by Walker News

The World Trade Center St. Louis is accepting internship applications for spring 2017.

Positions include:

International Student Development Assistant

Immigration Communication and Social Media Assistant

International Research Assistant

 

 Internship Requirements:

— 15 to 20 hours per week (20 hours preferred)

— Assist with training and events

— Courteous phone skills

 

How to Apply:

— Send a cover letter/resume to: Vin Ko at vko@worldtradecenter-stl.com

— Applicants can expect contact either by Vin Ko (or other WTC staff)

Please note, WTC is a nonprofit organization and internships are unpaid

GorlokJobs as a Resource for All Walker Students

On February 2, 2016, in Career Insight, by Walker News

gorlokjobssnipGorlokJobs is Webster’s online career management system which you can use for many reasons, including your internship search! Offered by the Career Planning & Development Center, GorlokJobs enables you to search for and apply to openings, research employers and contacts, practice interviewing skills, review and RSVP to events, and more.

If you are searching for a summer internship, use GorlokJobs as one tool in your internship search strategy.

Access hundreds of internship and job postings from employers seeking Webster students by logging into your GorlokJobs account. To review current internship postings, select the “Job Postings” option beneath the “Jobs and Internships” tab along the left-hand side of your GorlokJobs homepage. On the next screen, hit “Internship/Co-op” to view internship opportunities to which you can apply. There are currently postings in the fields of marketing, financial services, information technology, social services, and more! Review each position description, determine how your interests and skills align with the opening, and follow application instructions to apply.

In addition, to internship postings, GorlokJobs also houses a Contact Directory. If you are looking for a person to reach out to regarding internship possibilities, search the Contact Directory and view names, titles, and contact information organized by company/organization.

For more information on internship searching, visit the Career Planning & Development Center website: http://www.webster.edu/career-services/ecareer-services/internship-and-job-search.html

If you need assistance logging into your GorlokJobs account, contact the Career Planning & Development Center at 314-968-6982 or visit at 568 Garden Ave. Walk-In Hours are designed for 10-15 minute conversations on: GorlokJobs, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, internship and job search basics. Available Monday-Thursday from 2:00pm-5:00pm when undergraduate classes are in session.

Professional PictureGuest contributor: Megan Price, BA Management, May 2018

We had a conversation with Justin Peters, the author of a four part series of LinkedIn article  “4 Things to Do Each Year of College to Guarantee You a Job.”   Peters earned a BS in Business Administration in 2014 and is close to completing an MA in Management & Leadership from the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology.

“The series came as a thought to me when classes were starting back up this fall and my little brother entered his first year of college and asked me for advice.”  The personal and professional knowledge Peters shares was gathered and through his extensive experiences, including courses, internet self-studies, work experience, and his father.  Peters’ advice also comes from personal experience; he is a Marketing Executive at J.W. Terrill and has been with the company since 2012.

Peters’ drive to excel developed during his sophomore year as he began to take higher-level business courses including the Walker EDGE professional development course, WSBT 2000 Career Exploration for Professional Success. He also attended Walker School sponsored events such as the Walker Speaker Series.

Even though Peters began his studies without an exact college or career goal, he scored many goals on the field.  He played for the Webster University Men’s Soccer Team, and assumed the role as team captain before graduating.  A retired player now, Peters emphasizes that he is “just as competitive at work as I was in soccer.”

Webster Works WorldwideWebster Works Worldwide, tutoring, and CLICK (Creating Links in Community Knowledge, a community service event sponsored by Walker EDGE) contributed to Peters’ development by allowing him the opportunity to give back to his community.  Peters’ volunteer work did not stop when he walked across the graduation stage, it was just the beginning.  He now selflessly serves on the Cystic Fibrosis Young Professional’s Group and has dedicated his time to facilitating the success of Webster University students through the WebsterUniversity Mentoring Program.  Peters also benefited from this program as a mentee of Deborah Schroeder-Saulnier, a Doctorate of Management alumni, community figure, and entrepreneur. He continues to share the knowledge gained from her as well as his own experiences with his mentees.

GraduationPeters’ advice outlines a path to follow, with steps targeted toward each year in college, in order to earn a great job, just as he has.  He advocates the crucial benefit of an internship and getting involved in the community.  Peters manages the J.W. Trill internship program and reports that in times of difficult hiring decisions the candidate with the most involvement and professional development ranks above those solely with high GPAs.  We highly encourage current students to take heed to this successful, ambitious Walker Alumni’s advice in his 4 part LinkedIn article series:

Freshman Year:

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Guest contributor: Megan Price, BA Management, May 2018

Angélica Nuño, BA 2014, came to Webster University’s Walker School of Business and Technology in 2011 as a transfer student studying biological sciences. Once she arrived, she decided to go in a different direction. Her Walker Story begins there. In 2014, the Walker School launched the campaign “My Walker Story”, encouraging students to share their experiences in the school in an effort to unite the worldwide community of Webster University. Nuño was a senior when the program started, but she was already well into her own Walker Story.

Walker EDGE

Tu Square Studio, LLCIn the spring of 2014, Nuño was heavily engaged in Walker EDGE, The Walker School’s Internship and Professional Development program. As part of Walker EDGE, Nuño took a leadership role in organizing a fashion show showcasing professional dress.  The event, “Dress for Success” was designed to instill confidence in young professionals by teaching or improving their business dress. Nuño’s job was to communicate with local businesses, collecting clothing donations and gathering funds. Her ability to successfully complete the role can be attributed to the professional skills she gained through opportunities offered through the Walker School, experiences in various internships as well as her positive, determined attitude.

When she wasn’t in class, Nuño fostered her strong work ethic by volunteering for GO! St. Louis and waiting tables at local restaurants. Nuño said that because she grew up with little money, she had to start working as early as she could (yet she still found time to volunteer). When she wasn’t earning tips at work, she collected tips from business professionals like Mario Santander, her Webster University sponsored mentor from Graybar and at events like the Walker Speaker Series.

Walker School Networking Opportunities

The Speaker Series hosted by the School of Business gave Nuño the opportunity to optimize her education by learning outside of the classroom from innovative leaders sharing their business knowledge, management expertise, values, and career challenges. She reports that the speaker series were some of her favorite experiences, “Nothing beats hearing a first hand experience, in a private setting!

Global Experiences

angelica-nunoNuño utilized and enhanced both of her majors, Business Administration and International Studies through a global internship experience in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her internship helped improve business ventures between U.S. Chamber of Commerce members and those in Mexico. Adapting by expanding her horizons taught Nuño that she could get a job anywhere in the world; Webster University had truly prepared her as a Global Citizen. Nuño holds her experiences abroad as invaluable professionally. She also had a lot of fun while she was there.

College Experiences

Nuño also adapted to another culture while in college, Webster University athletics. She attended athletic events to support friends, had no idea what was going on, but still enjoyed the moments. “I have to admit my best times were with my roommates, I lived with 3 basketball girls … And I played no sports. It was fun to be part of their world.”

Putting It All Together

Anjelica Nunos, BA '15Making professional development a priority through Walker EDGE proved to be one of Nuño’s most beneficial career moves at the Walker School. Nuño demonstrated her fine resume writing and interviewing skills during a mock interview with a representative from Graybar in which her “A” worthy performance became a job worthy performance one year later.  Her mock interviewer from Graybar offered Nuño a job as a Human Resource Specialist immediately following graduation.

Nuño continues her career journey as a Human Resource Coordinator at Lewis Rice LLC. She is now a Walker EDGE mentor, sharing support and advice to current students aspiring to be as successful as she is. The Walker School thanks Nuño for the imprint and legacy she left and congratulates her for an extraordinary Walker Story.

Internship Fair at Webster University: April 8

On March 18, 2015, in Events, by Walker News

internshipexpoOn Wednesday, April 8 from 12-2 p.m., Webster University’s Office of Corporate Partnerships will host an Internship Fair in the East Academic Building.

Webster’s Internship Fair will enable you to get your resume in the hands of potential employers who want to hire interns. In addition to strengthening your professional network, you will be eligible to win raffle prizes at the Internship Fair.

Learn more and RSVP to attend.

 

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ocp-expoSt. Louis (Oct. 13, 2014) – More than 1,000 students and alumni from 24 countries around the world registered to take part in Webster University’s first-ever Global Online Career and Internship Expo on Oct. 9.  During the event, participants were able to discuss jobs and internships with recruiters from leading companies including:  Anheuser-Busch, Stifel, Bank of America, Graybar, Enterprise Holdings and more.

Unlike a traditional job fair, participants didn’t have to put on their interview suits in order to get their résumés in the hands of recruiters.  Instead, they were able to interact with corporate recruiters in a virtual environment via web chat.  In addition, they had the opportunity participate in group chats with industry professionals on topics related to personal branding, interviewing techniques, women’s leadership and more.

ocp-expo-2“One of our greatest responsibilities as an institution of higher education is to offer students and alumni opportunities for professional growth,” said Benjamin Akande, chief of corporate partnerships and dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.  “Our virtual expo was a success because it provided students and alumni with access to jobs and internships, and it enabled them to connect with prospective employers who operate around the world.  This type of career development experience is critically important for students and alumni seeking employment in today’s global business environment.”

Students can access the content shared during the virtual expo on-demand through January 9, 2015. Get details.

Webster University students and alumni are invited to participate in two professional development opportunities related to jobs and internships.

Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 1-3 p.m.
Webster University in St. Louis (University Center Grant Gymnasium)

Webster University’s Career Planning & Development Center will host local and national organizations at its annual Career & Internship Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. This event will enable students and alumni to connect in-person with a diverse array of employers, from corporations to nonprofits, for internships, volunteer and full-time positions.

The fair will feature organizations such as:  Emerson, Maritz, Enterprise, Peace Corps, SSM, Momentum, Teach for America and more.  Professional attire is strongly recommended.

For more information log into GorlokJobshttps://webster-csm.symplicity.com/students, Webster University’s online career management system or call (314) 246-7967.

Thursday, Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Online Via Any Internet-Enabled Device

Webster University’s Office of Corporate Partnerships will host its first-ever Global Online Career and Internship Expo for students and alumni.  During this event, recruiters and representatives from companies that operate around the world will engage in real-time with participants via online chat to discuss internship and employment opportunities.  In addition, students and alumni can use this event to enhance their professional networks.  The expo will feature corporations including Anheuser-Busch, Enterprise Bank and Trust, MOHELA and Stifel Nicolaus, among others.

Registration is required to take advantage of this opportunity.  Register now and visit webster.edu/virtualexpo to learn how to prepare for this event.

 

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Corporations Gain Access to an International Pool of Student and Alumni Talent

St. Louis (Sept. 15, 2014) – As tech-savvy Millenials prepare to work in an increasingly competitive job market, Webster University is taking the process online by hosting its first-ever virtual career and internship expo.  This event, which will be held Thursday, October 9 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. CDT, will connect Webster University students and alumni worldwide with employers who seek to hire candidates for jobs and internships.

Unlike a traditional job fair, participants don’t have to put on their interview suits in order to get their résumés in the hands of recruiters.  Instead, they will interact with corporate recruiters in a virtual environment via web chat.

Webster’s Global Online Career and Internship Expo is open to students and alumni from all majors and areas.  In order to participate in the expo, students and alumni must create a profile that includes their contact information, majors and campus location.  They can also upload cover letters and résumés for companies to review.

Benjamin Akande, dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology and chief of corporate partnerships, explained that this expo has the potential to be, “a game-changer for the institution because it enable students and alumni, no matter where they are, to connect with potential employers.”

More than 700 participants from 18 countries have already registered for the expo, and these numbers are expected to increase as the event approaches.

In addition to discussing jobs and internships with prospective employers, the expo will provide students and alumni with professional development resources.  Among these, students and alumni can participate in group chats with industry professionals to discuss personal branding, interviewing techniques and more.

Employers will also receive benefits from partnering with Webster on this event.  “For companies that operate in the U.S. and around the world, this expo is a great way for them to attract qualified applicants while accelerating the hiring process and reducing recruiting costs,” Akande said.  “It also provides them with access to an international pool of student and alumni talent from a wide range of industries and backgrounds.”

The expo will feature corporations including Anheuser-Busch, Enterprise Bank and Trust, MOHELA and Stifel Nicolaus, among others.

To learn more about this event and register, visit webster.edu/virtualexpo.

 

 

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