Wednesday, November 27, 2013

 

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving and the holiday season are upon us! If your semester has been as busy as mine has, I bet you can’t believe it, either. This time of year has lots of wonderful things to look forward to: spending time with family and friends, the end of finals, and for many of you, completing a degree and walking across the stage with your diploma in hand. As we head into this season of reflection, gratitude, and goal-setting for the new year to come, I want to encourage you to think about gratitude as it relates to your career and professional development and challenge you to find some meaningful ways to integrate it into your professional life for the entire year.

The path to career fulfillment is rarely one that is traveled alone. Think about it-how many people, professors, staff members, fellow students, friends, and family members, have helped you along the way? Taking a moment to thank a professor for a meaningful class, or letting a friend know how much that Starbucks treat lifted your spirits during finals week, makes a huge difference to people who’ve lent you a hand. It also demonstrates that gratitude and graciousness are important components of your personal brand.

When I coach students on interview skills and preparation, I always ask them this question: are you done with the interview after you’ve left the room? I usually receive several quizzical looks in response! The answer, as you may have already guessed, is no, you’re not done. Sending a brief thank you card (a real card, in the mail, is preferable, although email may be more practical depending on the type of interview conducted) is the absolute best way to complete an interview scenario. This simple step demonstrates not only gratitude for the time the employer spent with you, but also illustrates your follow-through and motivation. Talk about a return on investment—all for saying a simple thank you.

So however you will celebrate this season, take a moment to say thank you to those who’ve made a difference in your life and in your career. It’s one gift you can give to anyone that is always appreciated and will never go out of style.

 
Happy Thanksgiving from Kate Williams and the rest of the Anderson Team! 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Internship Opportunities

 
 

Sandia National Labs
Student Intern - Talent Management Business Undergrad Yr Rnd
Job Posting # 644820
To apply, visit http://www.sandia.gov

Unirac
Finance Intern
Interested in this challenge, please e-mail your resume to careers@unirac.com

STC.UNM
Technology Transfer Student Intern I
To apply, email your cover letter and resume as an Adobe Acrobat (PDF), MS Word attachment or as plain text in the message body to Arlene Mirabal at amirabal@stc.unm.edu with the subject line “Technology Transfer Intern.”

McKee Wallwork & Company
Internship
Application Deadline:  Submissions are due by December 6th. Interviews will be conducted over the following two weeks and selected applicants will be notified by December 20th for the spring semester.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to internship@mwcmail.com

STC.UNM
Web Developer Student Intern
Email your cover letter and resume as an Adobe Acrobat (P)DF), MS Word attachment or as plain text in the message body to Cara Michaliszyn at cmichaliszyn@stc.unm.edu with the subject line “Web Developer Student Intern”

Skirt Strategies
Student Intern
Areas of focus:  Marketing, entrepreneurial, and organizational leadership
Apply to this PAID internship by emailing your resume and cover letter to Katie Snapp at katie@skirtstrategies.com.

Kohl’s
Store Management Internship (LCC #9461)
Apply online at https://unm-csm.symplicity.com/students/

Farm Bureau
Recruiting Intern
To apply, email cover letter and resume to Stephan.slota@fbfs.com.

Trimark Properties Apartments (Gainesville, FL)
Summer 2014 Advertising & Marketing Internship
Applicants must be willing to move to Gainesville Florida for the summer to work on public relations, new media, marketing strategy and advertising for their student housing division.
To apply, send resume and cover letter to hr@trimarkproperties.com with the subject “Advertising & Marketing – Apartment Division - Summer 2014”.
 
 
Don’t forget to contact Kate Williams at 277-3290 for help in polishing your professional materials!

Job Opportunities

 
 

United Way of Central New Mexico
Chief Financial Officer
Please send resume and cover letter to applicant@uwcnm.org.

Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque
Finance Director
To apply, send cover letter and resume to: Cathy Driscoll, Director of Operations, Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming Avenue, N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87109 or email to cathyd@jccabq.org; NO CALLS, please.
Application Deadline:  November 29, 2013

Casa Esperanza, Inc. & Casa Esperanza Endowment Foundation
Executive Director
Apply online at: http://casanm.org/job/executive-director/.

Thornburg Investment Management – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Associate-Marketing Communications Group – LCC #9247
Apply online at https://unm-csm.symplicity.com/students/

Kirtland AFB
Contracting Intern – 3 year training program
MBA Graduate
Application Deadline: 11/30/2013
Please send your resume, cover letter, and an unofficial transcript to David Castillo - david.castillo.1@us.af.mil if you are interested.

Bio Pappel International (BPI)
Fiber Procurement Administrator
To apply, email resume to Nancy Mata at nmata@biopappel.com
Application deadline:  Wednesday November 27, 2013.

Bank of America
Customer Service & Sales Specialist #1300062697
Apply online at http://careers.bankofamerica.com/JobDetails.aspx?SearchPage=ASP&CountryId=1&JobId=1300062697

Select Family of Staffing Companies
Business Analyst/Project Manager
Apply online at  http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/sof/4163908876.html

ULTRAMAIN SYSTEMS, INC.
Quality Control Interns (40 hours per week) – 9 positions available
The candidates can apply directly on our company website http://www.ultramain.com/employment.

Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sr. Communications & Tourism Manager
To apply for this position, e-mail resume & cover letter including salary history to:  jobs@itsatrip.org

Factory Express, Inc.
Accounting Clerk
To apply, email resume to jobs@factory-express.com

Butler and Company CPA’s, PC
Staff Accountant
Send cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to Jason@butlercpa.com.

Goldman Sachs
2014 Full Time Analyst Opportunity (for December graduates)
Apply at www.goldmansachs.com/careers

USDA Forest Service
Supervisory Accountant GS-510-13
CFO-Office of Audit and Assurance
Internal Quality Assurance Branch
The vacancy announcement for this position has been posted on the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/355020700 
Announcement Number:13-53010002-0150L-MR

Don’t forget to contact Kate Williams at 277-3290 for help in polishing your professional materials!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Breaking Through The Glass

 




            I have always worked in female dominated fields and just recently I encountered gender inequality. I am the only female in a group of four males. I did not consider the gender imbalance until discussions commenced and I began to feel alienated. The males tend to take control of the conversation and acknowledge my contributions but do not incorporate them completely. Their actions make me feel like I am not being taken seriously. They made me feel belittled and intimidated. I decided to handle the situation with grace by staying strong and finishing what I started. Walking away would mean their preconceived notions of females being weak, limited and undetermined would be true, however, I do not ascribe to such limitations. I am determined to show them that my recommendations are equally valuable and actionable as theirs by presenting them in a more confident tone. I have to believe in myself first in order to radiate that confidence and be treated as an equal. I believe in gender equality in the workplace and equal opportunities. Feminism embraces these ideas as well and provides the means for expressing them. 
      
          Feminism is an important issue to address and one I had not pondered before. I have always been cognizant of the Glass Ceiling women face, but never focused on it. Growing up in a culture that portrays females as the submissive gender made me accept this reality. That is when I realized that change needs encouragement and motivation from those being affected from the lack of change. If we all accept this reality of inequality, then our opportunity to create positive change as future leaders will pass us by. We are future business leaders who possess the power to bring more equality into the employment field.
 
          I chose to write about feminism to clarify its actual meaning and purpose. I do not classify myself as a feminist, but I believe in equality and equity for everyone in the workplace. As I prepare to launch my career with a Fortune 500 company, I came to the realization of the struggles I will face trying to climb the corporate ladder. As future leaders we need to correctly understand and be aware of the issues that plague society. Feminism is not a new concept or ideology, it is a hushed movement. In order for change to occur, everyone, males and females, need to be cognizant of the issue.

          Feminism is a strong word many fear to utter due to the negative connotations it has gained. Feminism is an important notion to understand and embrace in today’s corporate world. Feminism is not about condemning men but rather creating social, political and economic equality among genders. It is about equity and equality in the workplace.
 
          This is important to understand especially with the growing number of females pursuing corporate careers and the prevalence of misogyny in corporate society/culture. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Women in the Labor Force: A Databook reports that women account for 51% of the labor force employed in managerial and professional positions in 2011, but only account for 47% of total employment. Currently 49% of undergraduates and 58.4% of graduate students pursuing a degree in Business Administration at Anderson School of Management are women. Harvard Business School (HBS) conducted a case study on gender equity and found an alarming disproportion among the student body and faculty members. The Harvard Business School Case Study: Gender Equity, reports that women make up a fifth of the tenured faculty and identifies the large gap between male and female student performance. Nori Gerardo Lietz, a real estate private equity investor and HBS faculty member, states that the disproportion occurs with intellectual prestige. Males tend to share and trade insider secrets and opportunities otherwise not offered to female students. Although women are at parity or surpassing their male classmates, the HBS case study states that they are still not “touching the money.”

          The problem revolves around confidence; the manner female confidence is interpreted by males and the fear of becoming an outcast in society. There is a fine line that separates a confident and successful woman from being classified as weak or over assertive. If women assert their authority they are seen as being “harsh and overly demanding.” When women are nice they get walked all over and become “weak pushovers.” This minute difference is what creates fear in women. How can you be assertive and liked at the same time without committing social suicide?
 
          In order to combat this issue Frances Frei, dean of faculty recruiting at HBS, advises to project warmth and high expectations at the same time; To avoid trying to bolster credibility with soliloquies. Other options to bolster managerial confidence and female success are to join networks of powerful women, find female role models and mentors in authoritative positions. The wealth of knowledge that will be gained through these networks will provide a valuable foundation for career growth and will greatly improve your confidence. Just by knowing that someone has been where you are, has endured the same experiences and has come out on top is empowering. These resources will boost your self-esteem and make you believe in yourself.
 
          I have applied this advice through my collegiate years and my confidence level has greatly improved. I used to be very timid until I decided to join student organizations in order to grow my network. I met many people who gave me great advice, presented me with opportunities and most importantly believed in me. Having a support group really helps improve your confidence.
 
          Embracing feminist values does not make you a “man hater” or defines a gender as weaker or stronger. It is about combating inequality, inequity, and extending equal opportunities to women of all races, ages, and economic classes. Women have the same capabilities as men but are hindered by a lack of confidence and the fear of becoming a social outcast in society. Exude confidence by believing in yourself. If you believe in yourself, others will believe in you too, and if not, just remember to fake it ‘til you make it!


Diana Solis is a BBA student at Anderson School of Management. She will be graduating this December with a dual concentration in Accounting and Marketing. Diana currently serves as an Anderson Career Services Ambassador, Senior Advisor for Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, and is an Accounts Payable Intern with Southwest Brands LLC. She is very passionate about student success and giving back to the community. Diana is always ready to help students with resume reviews, career advice or simply connecting them with future employers. After graduation she will be launching her career with General Mills Inc.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Job Opportunities



Bio Pappel International (BPI)
Fiber Procurement Administrator
To apply, email resume to Nancy Mata at nmata@biopappel.com
Application deadline:  Wednesday November 27, 2013.

Select Family of Staffing Companies
Business Analyst/Project Manager
Apply online at  http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/sof/4163908876.html

ULTRAMAIN SYSTEMS, INC.
Quality Control Interns (40 hours per week) – 9 positions available
The candidates can apply directly on our company website http://www.ultramain.com/employment.

Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sr. Communications & Tourism Manager
To apply for this position, e-mail resume & cover letter including salary history to:  jobs@itsatrip.org

Bank of America
Customer Service & Sales Specialist #1300062697
Apply online at http://careers.bankofamerica.com/JobDetails.aspx?SearchPage=ASP&CountryId=1&JobId=1300062697

USDA Forest Service
Supervisory Accountant GS-510-13
CFO-Office of Audit and Assurance
Internal Quality Assurance Branch
The vacancy announcement for this position has been posted on the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/355020700 
Announcement Number:13-53010002-0150L-MR


Don’t forget to contact Kate Williams at 277-3290 for help in polishing your professional materials!

Internship Opportunities

Student Intern - Talent Management Business Undergrad Year Round
Job Posting # 644820
To apply, visit http://www.sandia.gov
 
Finance Intern
Interested in this challenge, please e-mail your resume to careers@unirac.com.
 
Marketing/Events Intern
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Vicki.kowal@nmss.org by 12/20/13.

Accounting/Office Assistant
To apply, please email their resume and cover letter to Lina at lina@ocobiomedical.com.

Financial Management Scholars Intern
Application due December 13, 2013
Apply at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/352920600


Don’t forget you can apply to receive ACADEMIC CREDIT for your internship! Call Kate Williams at 277-3290 to learn more!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Social Media Recruiting

 
 
 

Over 90% of companies use some sort of social media as a recruiting tool. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google and Skype are all used for recruiting and interviewing with regularity, so sharpening your presentation skills over these platforms is essential. On a daily basis I use my cell phone to call, text and message through LinkedIn and Facebook to set interview times and locations, answer interview questions and communicate on the status of jobs and applications. At any given time of the day, I have multiple social media platforms open on both my cell phone and laptop to search for our next hire. I am capable of taking a candidate through the recruiting, interviewing and hiring process almost completely through social media and online sources.

We, recruiters and hiring managers, understand the importance of being able to reach candidates as well as moving them through the hiring process quickly. We are competing with other employers for the top talent in the industry on a daily basis, so making sure that we are visible and our presentation is sharp is very important. Receiving an email, online message or advertisement is often the first contact a candidate gets from an employer. The same holds true for the candidate. How you present yourself on paper or social media can be interpreted as a direct indication of how you may perform in the workplace. The old saying “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” is never more evident than it is now and the “social media first impression” is out there for everyone to see over and over again. Imagine walking on to a stage with the top 100 hiring managers in your city and you say into the microphone “I was soooo drunk last night that I made a fool of myself in front of the whole university!” Chances are you will not get one interview. Chances are those 100 hiring managers each know 50-100 other hiring managers and word spreads very quickly. Your first impression is made online before you even know it.

Here are a couple of things to remember when you are applying and interviewing for jobs.
  • Misspellings on your resume, LinkedIn profile, etc. are commonly critiqued by hiring managers and may impact their choice between you or another candidate with the exact same skill set. Good spelling can translate to credibility.

  • Spell check may help to spell a word correctly, but you still need to know which word to use (their/there/they’re or to/too/two etc). Correct grammar is also just as important.

  • Recruiters use text messaging for convenience and as a way to get in touch with a candidate. Use the same spelling, punctuation and format that you would use in your resume when responding – it will help eliminate confusion and comes across more professional.

  • Be careful of what you post on social media – those pictures and comments have a way of finding themselves in front of hiring managers and decision makers. You never know who will see them.

Chris Maxwell is a Sr. Recruiter and Assistant Vice President for Bank of Albuquerque, Bank of Arizona, Colorado State Bank & Trust and BOK Financial. He has 7 years of online recruiting and specializes in sourcing for branch banking managers and bankers.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Internship Opportunities




National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Marketing/Events Intern
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Vicki.kowal@nmss.org by 12/20/13.

OCO Biomedical
Accounting/Office Assistant
To apply, please email their resume and cover letter to Lina at lina@ocobiomedical.com.

UNM Pediatrics Center for Development
Program Assistant #0822750
Apply online at https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1383077554982

Goldman Sachs Summer Internships
GS Inside Look Virtual Information Session Series
Virtual Information Sessions: October 15 – November 6
Student Application Deadline: November 18
Student Application Code:  GS14
Target Audience: 2015 / 2016 Graduates (Juniors / Sophomores in College) – All majors welcome to apply
Candidate Superday: January (various locations)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Financial Management Scholars Intern
Application due December 13, 2013
Apply at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/352920600


Don’t forget you can apply to receive ACADEMIC CREDIT for your internship! Call Kate Williams at 277-3290 to learn more!

Job Opportunities





Bank of America
Customer Service & Sales Specialist #1300062697
Apply online at http://careers.bankofamerica.com/JobDetails.aspx?SearchPage=ASP&CountryId=1&JobId=1300062697

Bank of Albuquerque
Relationship Banker & Bilingual Relationship Banker (6 to 7 positions)
Bank of Albuquerque is hosting a Career Fair on Wednesday, November 13th from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at 3900 Vassar NE, Albuquerque, NM  87107 to recruit for the following positions.  To be considered for this opportunity, please:

       1. RSVP to Chris Maxwell at cmaxwell@bankofalbuquerque.com.
       2. Attend the November 13th Career Fair.
       3. Bring your resume as you will be meeting directly with the Bank of Albuquerque Leadership team.

New Mexico PBS
Account Exec/Broadcast Media - (Posting Number #822831)
Apply online at https://unmjobs.unm.edu/

Butler and Company CPA’s, PC
Staff Accountant
Send cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to Jason@butlercpa.com.
Goldman Sachs
2014 Full Time Analyst Opportunity (for December graduates)
Apply at www.goldmansachs.com/careers

Performers Ballet and Jazz Company
Grant Writer
Interested applicants should submit a resume to Linda Bridge at jandlbridge@gmail.com.  Please include in the subject line 'Performers Grant Writer Application'. 

USDA Forest Service
Supervisory Accountant GS-510-13
CFO-Office of Audit and Assurance
Internal Quality Assurance Branch
The vacancy announcement for this position has been posted on the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/355020700 
Announcement Number:13-53010002-0150L-MR


Don’t forget you can apply to receive ACADEMIC CREDIT for your internship! Call Kate Williams at 277-3290 to learn more!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

How to use the Library for Interviewing and Career success

 
 
During a job interview you may be asked some of the following questions, will you be able to answer them confidently?
  • What is the name of our CEO, and what do you know about her/him?
  • Who are our key competitors?
  • What are the industry trends we need to know about in the next year?
  • Did you read the article about the company yesterday?
  • What do you know about the company that is NOT on our web site?
Yes, you can use Google and Yahoo Finance to find the answers to a couple of these questions, but everyone can do that.  How will you distinguish yourself from other candidates?  Learning about sources and reports will greatly benefit you.  If you invest a little bit of time to learn valuable tools and techniques you will:
  1. Learn more about potential employers, and
  2. Build your business skills and knowledge for your career.
Large/public companies
Did you know you can find company reports and articles on companies and industry trends in Business Source Complete (BSC) from research companies, industry/trade and news publications?  You will find basic and in-depth articles/reports that generally are not free on the open web.  BSC is a fee-based resource UNM students may use with NetID for academic and career research.
 
Articles: on the general search page of BSC, search a CEO name, company, product, industry, etc.  For example…
                     “Marissa Mayer” and yahoo – (find articles on CEO)
                     “Google Glass”
                      IBM and innovation
                      Fedex and UPS – (find articles on competition/industry)
 
General company info: on the top header in BSC select Company Information and search a company.  Once on page, you will find many links on left bar, including articles and SWOT.
 
In-depth Company Report: on the top header in BSC select More>> Company Profiles >> search a company.  The 30-page report will give insight into the company, competitors, and more.
 
Local businesses
Local news sources write articles on local companies, industries and people.  Use the four resources below to find information on local businesses and businesspeople.
              NM Newspapers: search the ABQ and Las Cruces newspapers
              NM NewsStand: search the Santa Fe newspaper, among others
              ABQ Business First: search for business articles on NM companies, industries, and people.
              ReferenceUSA: find information on local businesses, including sales figures.

Industry/Market Reports
Use IBISWorld for find detailed reports that include trends on hundreds of industries, and
Use Mintel to find quality in-depth market research reports on consumers and consumer products. 

General description of careers
Every year the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the Occupational Outlook Handbook.  The handbook provides an overview of hundreds of careers, along with salary information.

After Graduation
Yes, it is true that UNM alumni no longer have access to all these resources, but your PUBLIC LIBRARY has many similar tools at no cost to you.
There are many more resources than the ones listed above.  Contact Todd Quinn for more information.
 

Todd Quinn is an Assistant Professor and is the Data Librarian for Business & Economics at UNM University Libraries (UL).  He is the UL’s subject librarian for the Anderson School of Management’s students, faculty, and staff.  He has been a librarian for 13 years and grew up in Pittsburgh, PA.
 
Todd Quinn
Assistant Professor
Data Librarian for Business & Economics
Parish Memorial Library
University of New Mexico
tq@unm.edu
http://library.unm.edu

Friday, November 1, 2013

Internship Opportunity

 
 

UNM Pediatrics Center for Development
Program Assistant #0822750
Apply online at https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1383077554982

Goldman Sachs Summer Internships
GS Inside Look Virtual Information Session Series
Virtual Information Sessions: October 15 – November 6
Student Application Deadline: November 18
Student Application Code:  GS14
Target Audience:2015 / 2016 Graduates (Juniors / Sophomores in College) – All majors welcome to apply
Candidate Superday:January (various locations)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Financial Management Scholars Intern
Application due December 13, 2013
Apply at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/352920600


Don’t forget you can apply to receive ACADEMIC CREDIT for your internship! Call Kate Williams at 277-3290 to learn more!

Job Opportunity

 
 

Casa Rondena Winery
Events Manager
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to john@casarondena.com

Butler and Company CPA’s, PC
Staff Accountant
Send cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to Jason@butlercpa.com.

New Mexico Judicial Branch/Santa Fe – Close Date: 11.8.13
Human Resources Generalist #97
Apply online at http://www.nmcourts.com/jobs/jobinfopage.php?action=update&new_id=2226

Accounting Assistant
School of Architecture and Planning
Best Consideration Date:  November 15, 2013
Apply online at https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1382463128171

Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc.
Accounting Assistant
Apply online at http://newmexico.jobing.com/accounting-assistant/job/4149134
Goldman Sachs
2014 Full Time Analyst Opportunity (for December graduates)
Apply at www.goldmansachs.com/careers

Verizon On-Site Career Fair
November 7, 2013
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Customer Specialist 330402
Apply at www.verizon.com/careers before attending the event.  Please bring a copy of your resume to the Career Fair.

Don’t forget you can apply to receive ACADEMIC CREDIT for your internship! Call Kate Williams at 277-3290 to learn more!