Monday, March 31, 2014

Network Your Way Into a Job or Internship

 
 

Don’t miss Anderson’s April 3rd
MIS/IA/MOT Tech Connect Networking event! 
Networking could be what helps you land a job.

If you take part in social networking sites, you probably have a pretty good idea of how networking can enhance your personal life. But, if you’re like many new college graduates, you’re probably not as comfortable about incorporating networking into your job search.

In spite of your discomfort, you need to incorporate networking into your job search: Especially in a competitive job market, networking could be what helps you land a job. In fact, many jobs are filled before they are even advertised—filled by people who learned about the opportunity before it was formally announced.

What is networking when it comes to the job search? It’s not about using people. Just as you look to build personal relationships through social networks, you want to build relationships to foster your professional life. These relationships can help you not only in your current job search but down the road as you build your career.

Networking is not one-sided: It works both ways. You offer assistance to others just as they offer assistance to you. Perhaps the easiest way to think about networking is to see it as an extension of being friendly, outgoing, and active.

Here are some tips for building and maintaining a healthy network:
  • Attend Anderson Networking/Connection events and talk one-on-one to the recruiters who attend them.  Anderson’s  April 3rd Tech Connect Industry Network event brings together students and employers to network, share ideas, employment outlooks and industry information.  Register today at http://goo.gl/7XAzy to expand your network and enjoy a FREE catered lunch.  This event is held in the Jackson Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The following employer partners are attending to meet you.
APPCityLife
Ardham Technologies
bigbyte.cc Corp
CIA
City of Albuquerque
ClosedWon
ClosedWonCOSMIAC
Deep Dive Coders
Evolve AES
FBI
Green Theme Technologies LLC
Mt. Taylor Machine, LLC
NOVA Corporation
Roses Southwest Papers, Inc.
Sabio Systems
SambaSafety
Sandia National Laboratories
W3PR, Inc.
Wood You Recycle!
Yucca Group, LLC.
  • Attend Networking events and Career Fairs, even if you’re not ready to look for a job.  Be up front that you’re not currently in the job market and don’t take a lot of the representative’s time, but touching base with a potential employer now can help you down the road when you are ready.
  • Remember to be courteous and tactful in all your conversations, to send thank-you notes to people who help you, and to find ways to help others as well.  Don’t drop your network once you’ve gotten a job. Nurture the relationships you’ve built and look for opportunities to build new connections throughout your career. Getting started might be uncomfortable, but with time and practice, networking will be second nature.


Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers and Anderson's Career Services Team.

Friday, March 28, 2014

New Internship Opportunities


Evergreen Development
Analyst/Assistant Internship to Real Estate Developer
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to jmahoney8@comcast.net.

Summit Electric Supply
Talent Management Intern
To apply, send your resume to kwells@summit.com.
Register to meet Summit Electric Supply recruiters at the Summit Electric Supply Information Session on Wednesday, April 2nd from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. in GSM #318. Register today at http://goo.gl/zBpoRH.

Life/Health Insurance Company
Administrative Assistant Internship
Please send your Resume & Cover Letter to bsundholm@financialguide.com

SND Holdings, LLC
Accounting/Bookkeeping Intern
To apply, send resume and cover letter/letter of interest to accounting@sndholding.com.

Dion’s Pizza
Marketing Intern
To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Dion’s Marketing Director, Deena Crawley at dcrawley@dions.com.

Enterprise
Management Trainee Internship – 12 week Summer Internship
To apply, submit your online application at www.go.enterprise.com

Reading Works
Student Interns to serve on Board of Directors
To apply please submit a resume electronically to: Margaret Barker at info@reading-works.org

Information Session
U.S. Department of State
Careers in the Foreign Service Networking Event
Thursday, April 10, 2014 • 5:30PM – 8:00PM
Networking begins at 5:30PM with the presentation starting promptly at 6:30PM.
RSVPs are required. Seating is limited.  To RSVP directly, click here.


Don’t forget you can apply to receive academic credit for your internship! Call 277-3290 to learn more today! Need help polishing your professional materials, contact Kate at kwill07@unm.edu.

New Job Opportunities




Affinity Ventures
Marketing/Data Research/Financial Analyst
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Bruce Burns @ bburns@affinityventures.com.

New Mexico Economic Development Department
Financial Coordinator – EDD #3726 – Job #2014-01612
Apply online at http://www.spo.state.nm.us

New Mexico Heart Institute
Accounts Payable Coordinator
To apply, send your resume/CV to resumes@nmhi.com

Albuquerque Advocates, P.C.
Bookkeeper – Part-time
Email resume to darryl@swcp.com.

Sandia National Laboratories
Software Systems Engineer - Learn more and apply online at
https://ws11snlntz.sandia.gov/psp/applicant/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=645735&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

New Mexico Energy Conservation & Management Division
Clean Energy Analyst
Apply for this position online through the New Mexico State Personnel Office’s website http://www.spo.state.nm.us/.

Roses Southwest
IT Support Technician
Apply online at https://www.ondemandassessment.com/verify/apply/BmyDRAR/CCbwhPbw

Roadrunner Food Bank, Inc.
Community Initiatives Manager
Learn more at http://www.rrfb.org/about-us/employment/.  Email resume and cover letter to
careers@rrfb.org

Roadrunner Food Bank, Inc.
Communications Coordinator
Learn more at http://www.rrfb.org/about-us/employment/.  Email resume and cover letter to careers@rrfb.org.  Please also submit a writing sample such as a news release, blog or other written communication piece.

Roadrunner Food Bank, Inc.
Development Coordinator
Learn more at http://www.rrfb.org/about-us/employment/.  Email resume and cover letter to careers@rrfb.org

Roadrunner Food Bank, Inc.
Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps - Vista Member
Learn more at http://www.rrfb.org/about-us/employment/.  Email resume and cover letter to
careers@rrfb.org

Accounting & Consulting Group
Staff Accountants
For more information about our firm and to apply online, please visit www.acgsw.com.

Seamless Medical Systems
Business Development Analyst
Send all resumes to: clientservicemgr@seamlessmedical.com

OCO Biomedical
Technical Inside Sales Representative
To apply, email resume & cover letter to: Annamarie@ocobiomedical.com

Fidelity Investments - Albuquerque, US-NM
Defined Benefits Manager
Apply online at http://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/12779496?trk=eml-jymbii-organic-job-title&refId=896a4a7d-2299-448a-9905-4f7c2e8e4cf6

PNM Resources - Albuquerque, New Mexico Area
Compliance & Technical Training Manager
Apply online at http://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/10827332?trk=eml-jymbii-organic-job-viewjob-link&refId=896a4a7d-2299-448a-9905-4f7c2e8e4cf6

Goodman Realty Group
Real Estate Financial Analyst
Please submit resumes to Bonsignore@goodmanrealty.com.

Gruet Winery
Tasting Room Associate
Please apply in person at Gruet Winery 8400 Pan American Freeway NE 87113 Monday-Friday 10am -5pm.

GAP Inc.
CSSC Accountant/Analyst, Sales and Use Tax - #1199999
Apply online at https://gapinc.taleo.net/careersection/2_uscorp_corporate_finance/joblist.ftl

County of Bernalillo
Information Technology Applications Manager
Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bernco/default.cfm.

County of Bernalillo
PC Systems & Support Technician I
Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bernco/default.cfm.

County of Bernalillo
Systems Administrator III
Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bernco/default.cfm

SENSPEX Technical Services, LLC
Business Development Manager – Security Systems
To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and completed application to: Attn: Human Resources Dept. Senspex Technical Services, 9798 Coors Blvd. NW Building B, Albuquerque, NM 87114-6133 or email to: hr@senspex.com. Please specify position applying for in your submission/email subject.

KPMG
Tax Associate
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Crystal Martinez at crystalmartinez@kpmg.com.

KPMG
Senior Associate
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Crystal Martinez at crystalmartinez@kpmg.com.

FDIC
Financial Institution Specialist (Trainee)
Approximately 100 positions to be filled at multiple locations
How to Apply: If you are interested, apply online at the following web site by April 29, 2014: http://www.fdic.gov/about/jobs/safeguardyourfuture. The best qualified applicants will be invited to Washington, DC, for interviews at FDIC expense during the week of June 23-28, 2014.

Information Session
U.S. Department of State
Careers in the Foreign Service Networking Event
Thursday, April 10, 2014 • 5:30PM – 8:00PM
Networking begins at 5:30PM with the presentation starting promptly at 6:30PM.
RSVPs are required. Seating is limited.  To RSVP directly, click here.
 

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

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Speaking the Inconvenient Interest Rate Truth?




On March 19, 2014, Janet Yellen chaired her first meeting after becoming the Fed chair. Her performance in the press conference that followed was mostly solid. However, to a question on how soon the interest rates might increase after the end of the bond-buying program, she responded thus “something on the order of around six months or that type of thing”. Markets interpreted it as another sign that interest rate increases are looming on the horizon.

What are the main outcomes of the meeting that we should focus? First, it reduced the monthly bond purchases to $55 billion from $65 billion. Second, the Fed has abandoned jobless-rate as the threshold for raising interest rates.  To shape its policy on interest rates the Fed will also look at a broader array of indicators. Among the 10 different labor market indicators are the share of workers who have been unemployed for six months or more, the share of adults who are holding or seeking jobs, the portion of workers who hold part-time jobs but say they would rather have full-time occupations, the quit rate, and so on. Besides the labor market indicators, the Fed will also monitor inflation rate, and financial market developments. Third, Fed officials see inflation slowly increasing from 1% to 2% in the years ahead, the economy growing at nearly 3%, and lower unemployment between 6.1% - 6.3% by year-end. Fourth, the Fed officials are still worried about the troubles such as limited access to credit for households, under-water homes, weakness in the global economy, restrictive U.S tax and spending policies, and the insistent caution exercised by corporations. Finally, the Fed’s official policy statement also said that they expect to keep rates lower than normal even after inflation and employment trend back to their long-term stable values.

It appears that the Fed is walking a careful path. It sees a stronger economy and wants to step-back from its easy money policies. However, a rapid move could undermine a very nascent recovery that it has toiled hard to support. The Fed did all it could to assure investors that interest will not increase soon and those increases will be graduated. Investors interpreted the policy statements as mixed signals on the economy. The Fed said that the officials might have been more positive about the outlook at the beginning of the year. Individual officials project a median for the benchmark fed-funds rate at 1% and 2.25% by the end of 2015 and 2016 whereas the Fed’s projections for those are 0.75% and 1.75%. During normal periods the fed-funds rate is around 4% and official policy statement does not forecast that the fed-funds rate will rise to 4% anytime soon.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 114.02 points and the ten-year benchmark treasury yields rose to 2.770%. The markets were pretty nervous after the Yellen’s first press conference. The markets do not like confusion in the policy statements, Yellen’s remarks, and individual officials’ statements did only help to induce more confusion among investors. If the Fed is bullish on the economic recovery, isn’t time to jump on the bandwagon? Or, have we missed the caravan already?

This article was summarized from the following sources:

1. “Yellen Debut Rattles Markets”, John Hilsenrath and Victoria McGrane, WSJ, March 20, 2014.
2. “5 Takeaways from the Action”, John Hilsenrath, WSJ, March 20, 2014.
3. “In Debut, Echoes of Bernanke”, Victoria McGrane, WSJ, March 20, 2014.



Dr. Subramanian “Subbu” Rama Iyer is an assistant professor of Finance at UNM Anderson School of Management. Click here to contact Dr. Iyer.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Network Your Way Into a Job or Internship

 
 

Don’t miss Anderson’s March 28th
Human Resources/Non-Profit/Policy & Planning Networking event! 
Networking could be what helps you land a job.

If you take part in social networking sites, you probably have a pretty good idea of how networking can enhance your personal life. But, if you’re like many new college graduates, you’re probably not as comfortable about incorporating networking into your job search.

In spite of your discomfort, you need to incorporate networking into your job search: Especially in a competitive job market, networking could be what helps you land a job. In fact, many jobs are filled before they are even advertised—filled by people who learned about the opportunity before it was formally announced.

What is networking when it comes to the job search? It’s not about using people. Just as you look to build personal relationships through social networks, you want to build relationships to foster your professional life. These relationships can help you not only in your current job search but down the road as you build your career.

Networking is not one-sided: It works both ways. You offer assistance to others just as they offer assistance to you. Perhaps the easiest way to think about networking is to see it as an extension of being friendly, outgoing, and active.

Here are some tips for building and maintaining a healthy network:
  • Attend Anderson Networking/Connection events and talk one-on-one to the recruiters who attend them.  Anderson’s  March 28th Human Resources/Non-Profit/Policy & Planning Industry Network event brings together students and employers to network, share ideas, employment outlooks and industry information.  Register today at http://goo.gl/MNmHx to expand your network and enjoy a FREE catered lunch.  This event is held in the Jackson Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The following employer partners are attending to meet you.
Accounting & Consulting Group, LLP
Adelante Development Center, Inc.
Alvin Baca
Express Employment Professionals
Art Spark
New Mexico Economic Development Department
NM Green Chamber of Commerce
NOVA Corporation
PR Newswire
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation
Roadrunner Food Bank
SambaSafety
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
State Personnel Office
Summit Electric Supply
Target
United Blood Services
US Forest Service 
  • Attend Networking events and Career Fairs, even if you’re not ready to look for a job.  Be up front that you’re not currently in the job market and don’t take a lot of the representative’s time, but touching base with a potential employer now can help you down the road when you are ready.
  • Remember to be courteous and tactful in all your conversations, to send thank-you notes to people who help you, and to find ways to help others as well.  Don’t drop your network once you’ve gotten a job. Nurture the relationships you’ve built and look for opportunities to build new connections throughout your career. Getting started might be uncomfortable, but with time and practice, networking will be second nature.


Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers and Anderson's Career Services Team.

Friday, March 21, 2014

New Internship Opportunities


Evergreen Development
Analyst/Assistant Internship to Real Estate Developer
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to jmahoney8@comcast.net.

Summit Electric Supply
Talent Management Intern
To apply, send your resume to kwells@summit.com.
Register to meet Summit Electric Supply recruiters at the Summit Electric Supply Information Session on Wednesday, April 2nd from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. in GSM #318. Register today at http://goo.gl/zBpoRH.

SND Holdings, LLC
Accounting/Bookkeeping Intern
To apply, send resume and cover letter/letter of interest to accounting@sndholding.com.

Dion’s Pizza
Marketing Intern
To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Dion’s Marketing Director, Deena Crawley at dcrawley@dions.com.

T. Rowe Price – Colorado Springs, CO
Participant Service Center (PSC) Intern – LCC #10406
Apply online at LCC. Don’t delay - recruiters will be interviewing at Anderson on March 26th.

Enterprise
Management Trainee Internship – 12 week Summer Internship
To apply, submit your online application at www.go.enterprise.com

Department of Transportation City of Albuquerque
Communications Marketing Intern
To apply, email cover letter and resume to dayna@cabq.gov.

ACCION
Client Service Internship
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Betsy Starr at greatjobs@accionnm.org and to admin@accionnm.org

Reading Works
Student Interns to serve on Board of Directors
To apply please submit a resume electronically to: Margaret Barker at info@reading-works.org


Don’t forget you can apply to receive academic credit for your internship! Call 277-3290 to learn more today! Need help polishing your professional materials, contact Kate at kwill07@unm.edu.

New Job Opportunities



Seamless Medical Systems
Business Development Analyst
Send all resumes to:  clientservicemgr@seamlessmedical.com 

OCO Biomedical
Technical Inside Sales Representative
To apply, email resume & cover letter to:  Annamarie@ocobiomedical.com

Fidelity Investments - Albuquerque, US-NM
Defined Benefits Manager
Apply online at http://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/12779496?trk=eml-jymbii-organic-job-title&refId=896a4a7d-2299-448a-9905-4f7c2e8e4cf6

PNM Resources - Albuquerque, New Mexico Area
Compliance & Technical Training Manager
Apply online at http://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/10827332?trk=eml-jymbii-organic-job-viewjob-link&refId=896a4a7d-2299-448a-9905-4f7c2e8e4cf6

KNME
Corporate Support Assistant
Apply online at https://unmjobs.unm.edu.  Posting #0824305

KNME
Membership Assistant
Apply online at https://unmjobs.unm.edu.  Posting #0824298

Goodman Realty Group
Real Estate Financial Analyst
Please submit resumes to Bonsignore@goodmanrealty.com.

Gruet Winery
Tasting Room Associate
Please apply in person at Gruet Winery 8400 Pan American Freeway NE 87113 Monday-Friday 10am -5pm.

GAP Inc.
CSSC Accountant/Analyst, Sales and Use Tax - #1199999
Apply online at https://gapinc.taleo.net/careersection/2_uscorp_corporate_finance/joblist.ftl

T. Rowe Price – Colorado Springs, CO
Participant Service Center (PSC) Associate – LCC #10338
Apply online at LCC – ID #10338. Don’t delay - recruiters will be interviewing at Anderson on March 26th.

County of Bernalillo
Information Technology Applications Manager
Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bernco/default.cfm.

County of Bernalillo
PC Systems & Support Technician I
Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bernco/default.cfm.

County of Bernalillo
Systems Administrator III
Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bernco/default.cfm

Heritage Home Healthcare
Community Liaison
Apply online at Learn more at www.heritagehomehealthcare.com

Rio Grande
Marketing Analyst
Apply online at http://www.riograndecareers.com/jobdetail.php?jobid=170

Colliers International
Administrative Assistant to Real Estate Brokers
Email cover letter and resume to: HR@nmrea.com.

SENSPEX Technical Services, LLC
Business Development Manager – Security Systems
To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and completed application to: Attn: Human Resources Dept. Senspex Technical Services, 9798 Coors Blvd. NW Building B, Albuquerque, NM 87114-6133 or email to: hr@senspex.com. Please specify position applying for in your submission/email subject.

KPMG
Tax Associate
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Crystal Martinez at crystalmartinez@kpmg.com.

KPMG
Senior Associate
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Crystal Martinez at crystalmartinez@kpmg.com.

ACCION
Operations Administrator – ABQ
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to bot admin@accionnm.org and to greatjobs@accionnm.org. Please visit our website, www.accionnm.org to learn more about our mission and organization.     

FDIC
Financial Institution Specialist (Trainee)
Approximately 100 positions to be filled at multiple locations
How to Apply: If you are interested, apply online at the following web site by April 29, 2014: http://www.fdic.gov/about/jobs/safeguardyourfuture. The best qualified applicants will be invited to Washington, DC, for interviews at FDIC expense during the week of June 23-28, 2014.


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

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Question Every Graduate Dreads



Every time someone asks me what I plan to do after graduation, I cringe. Not because I don’t know the answer, (I don’t, but we will get to that) but because now I know how truly awful that question is. You see, before I was a student, I was an advisor. I may have even been YOUR advisor and I probably even asked you that very question – “So, what do you want to do after you graduate?”

These days, my immediate response is “panic, never graduate, hope desperately for employment” in that order. When people ask about my post-graduation plans, what I really hear them asking is, “What are you going to DO with the rest of your life? Do you really think you can find a job that is challenging, fulfilling and will allow you to pay off your massive student loan debt?” 

If I am being honest, the answer is I don’t know. But here is what I DO know… I know that I have amazing faculty who are ready and willing to mentor me. As an advisor, I always encourage students to meet with their Faculty Concentration Advisor. As a student, I took my own advice this semester and I found faculty who had great insight on their industries and great ideas about potential careers. I also found the faculty had suggestions and ideas I’d never even considered for myself, and I thought as an advisor I had this down to a science. I found faculty who were encouraging, supportive and engaged. 

I also know I have a dedicated career services team. Last semester, feeling brave, I took the advice I so often dole out to students and went to a networking event. I thought it would be worse than a visit to the dentist; instead, it was inspiring and motivating. I heard about the many different opportunities that are available right here in Albuquerque.  I met with employers who gave me great advice and helped me get a little closer to figuring out exactly what my dream job really is. 

From these experiences, I put together this top 5 list:

The top 5 things your advisor tells you to do that you should actually do!
1. Talk to faculty one-on-one. Go to office hours and develop relationships with the faculty. They can be great mentors and good references later on!
2. Attend Career Services events. It doesn’t matter if you’re scared, an introvert, or not even looking for a job right now.  The experience is valuable every single time, and we all know that Kate will help us network gracefully!
3. Get an internship! This is the best way to figure out if your dream job really is your dream job!  Complete your internship before you graduate and your student loan debt comes due!
4. Talk to your academic advisor (shameless plug here). Your advisor has a perspective you may not have considered and he or she knows their stuff! Don’t wait until a problem has become a crisis; see your advisor early and often.
5. Use your time in the program to find where your passion and talent collide. Once you find that, the question of what you will do after graduation won’t be nearly as scary.


Nicole is an advisor for the graduate programs and is currently pursuing her MBA with a dual concentration in Policy & Planning and Human Resources/Organizational Behavior.  Click here to contact Nicole.


Friday, March 14, 2014

New Internship Opportunities




Summit Electric Supply
Talent Management Intern
To apply, send your resume to kwells@summit.com.
Register to meet Summit Electric Supply recruiters at the Summit Electric Supply Information Session on Wednesday, April 2nd from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. in GSM #318.  Register today at http://goo.gl/zBpoRH.

SND Holdings, LLC
Accounting/Bookkeeping Intern
To apply, send resume and cover letter/letter of interest to accounting@sndholding.com.

Dion’s Pizza
Marketing Intern
To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Dion’s Marketing Director, Deena Crawley at dcrawley@dions.com.

T. Rowe Price – Colorado Springs, CO
Participant Service Center (PSC) Intern – LCC #10406
Apply online at LCC.  Don’t delay - recruiters will be interviewing at Anderson on March 26th.

Enterprise
Management Trainee Internship – 12 week Summer Internship
To apply, submit your online application at www.go.enterprise.com

Department of Transportation City of Albuquerque
Communications Marketing Intern
To apply, email cover letter and resume to dayna@cabq.gov.

ACCION
Client Service Internship
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Betsy Starr at greatjobs@accionnm.org and to admin@accionnm.org

Reading Works
Student Interns to serve on Board of Directors
To apply please submit a resume electronically to: Margaret Barker at info@reading-works.org


Don’t forget you can apply to receive academic credit for your internship! Call 277-3290 to learn more today! Need help polishing your professional materials, contact Kate at kwill07@unm.edu.

New Job Opportunities





Goodman Realty Group
Real Estate Financial Analyst
Please submit resumes to Bonsignore@goodmanrealty.com.

Office of Inspector General – Department of Defense
Audit Recent Graduate – Pathways Program
Open Period:  March 12th to March 14, 2014
Vacancies in in Alexandria, VA and in our field offices located in Tampa, FL; Indianapolis, IN; Columbus, OH; and Yorktown, VA.
Apply online at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/364153700

GAP Inc.
CSSC Accountant/Analyst, Sales and Use Tax - #1199999
Apply online at https://gapinc.taleo.net/careersection/2_uscorp_corporate_finance/joblist.ftl

T. Rowe Price – Colorado Springs, CO
Participant Service Center (PSC) Associate – LCC #10338
Apply online at LCC – ID #10338.  Don’t delay - recruiters will be interviewing at Anderson on March 26th.

County of Bernalillo
Information Technology Applications Manager
Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bernco/default.cfm.

County of Bernalillo
PC Systems & Support Technician I
Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bernco/default.cfm.

County of Bernalillo
Systems Administrator III
Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bernco/default.cfm

Heritage Home Healthcare
Community Liaison
Apply online at Learn more at www.heritagehomehealthcare.com

Rio Grande
Marketing Analyst
Apply online at http://www.riograndecareers.com/jobdetail.php?jobid=170

Colliers International
Administrative Assistant to Real Estate Brokers
Email cover letter and resume to: HR@nmrea.com.

Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau
Accounting Clerk – Accounts Payable
To apply for this position, e-mail your resume & cover letter, including salary history to: jobs@itsatrip.org

Christina Rosado, Attorney at Law, LLC
Immigration Paralegal
This is an ideal position for someone interested in attending law school, graduate school or a career in the field of immigration.
Applicants should e-mail to cr@rosadofirm.com their resume, cover letter explaining their interest in the position and a list of references.

SENSPEX Technical Services, LLC
Business Development Manager – Security Systems
To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and completed application to: Attn: Human Resources Dept. Senspex Technical Services, 9798 Coors Blvd. NW Building B, Albuquerque, NM 87114-6133 or email to: hr@senspex.com. Please specify position applying for in your submission/email subject.

KPMG
Tax Associate
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Crystal Martinez at crystalmartinez@kpmg.com.

KPMG
Senior Associate
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Crystal Martinez at crystalmartinez@kpmg.com.

ACCION
Operations Administrator – ABQ
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to bot admin@accionnm.org and to greatjobs@accionnm.org. Please visit our website, www.accionnm.org to learn more about our mission and organization.     

Enterprise Holdings
Staff Accountant
Submit your online application at www.go.enterprise.com

POOLCORP
Manager Trainee Program
INTERESTED - Please visit www.poolcorp.com/MIT to learn more. View President & CEO, Manny Perez de la Mesa on Fox news speaking about our industry, http://goo.gl/8xwVX. Email resumes and transcripts to: Amy Coakley, Recruitment Manager, amy.coakley@poolcorp.com

FDIC
Financial Institution Specialist (Trainee)
Approximately 100 positions to be filled at multiple locations
How to Apply: If you are interested, apply online at the following web site by April 29, 2014: http://www.fdic.gov/about/jobs/safeguardyourfuture. The best qualified applicants will be invited to Washington, DC, for interviews at FDIC expense during the week of June 23-28, 2014.



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

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Why an Anderson MBA?

 
 

Financial Gain

What is an MBA? What does having an MBA mean and what are the benefits? These are a few of the many questions that prospective MBA students consider while they decide what to do or which direction to take, academically and professionally. 

An important part of the decision-making process is a pragmatic one. Students want to know, is it worth it? Will I make more money after I graduate?  An article published in Forbes magazine reported a research study that showed that full-time MBA graduates from schools around the country start their careers with initial salaries 50% higher than what they were earning in the year before beginning the program. Then, over the next five years, their pay nearly doubles.

So, yes, it is worth it, because individuals with an MBA simply make more money than those without. But some may be skeptical of the difficulties arising from finding a job in the first place, especially after the recession of 2008. In terms of the time it takes to become employed after leaving an MBA program, the same Forbes article goes on to explain that employers recognized the value of an MBA graduate and the employers feel that when they hired an MBA graduate they are getting back the full value of their investment. This helped salaries to stay up during the economic meltdown and guaranteed that graduates get employed within a few months of graduation.

What this indicates is that, on average, MBA students find higher salary jobs before the grace period on their student loans ends (should they have any student loans). This highlights another concern for prospective students of the MBA program: how much does it cost, and if I borrow money to pay for the program, how long does it typically take to pay it off? To answer these questions, the article goes on to explain that the average amount paid by an MBA student for the program, as well as forgone salary during studying years, is returned within the first 3.5 years of working. So even though this is a high expenditure, you can feel confident in receiving a strong return on your investment.

Now that some of the Q&A’s about value are resolved, prospective MBA students might be wondering what is entailed academically in an MBA program? In this respect, there are a few choices. At the Anderson School of Management we offer an accelerated MBA, a focused MBA, an EMBA and MACCT programs.

Anderson's 3/2 Program

One specific program that its designed to help undergraduate students to obtain an MBA without having the business background is the 3/2 program. Let me tell you a little bit about it.

The 3-2 program is designed for students who are working on an undergraduate degree in an area other than business. For example, students may be working on a degree in Psychology, Economics or Journalism. The 3-2 program allows students to complete their undergraduate degree, but also take six graduate business courses. These six classes will be the student’s minor for their undergraduate degree.  Once they have successfully completed the six graduate business classes and graduated with their bachelor's degree, they will be automatically rolled into the MBA program.  At that time, the student will only have 19 credit hours left to complete the MBA program and that can be done in about two semesters. While the students are still an undergraduate student, the six classes they take in the MBA program will be for their undergraduate minor and they will pay undergraduate tuition for the courses.

In order to be eligible for the 3-2 program, students need to have about 90 credit hours towards their bachelor's degree completed.  Additionally, they will need to take the GMAT or GRE (these are the graduate school equivalents to the SAT or ACT) and you will need to have a 3.0 GPA.

Students should apply to the 3-2 program when they are in the second semester of their junior year so that they can begin the program (begin taking the graduate level classes) in the first semester of their senior year.  They will take three of the graduate classes their first semester of their senior year, and the remaining three classes in their second semester of their senior year.  I encourage students interested in the 3/2 program to schedule an appointment with me so that we can go over when they should apply to the program.

There are a multitude of reasons to invest in an MBA.  An MBA will increase your career options, expand your professional network, and positively impact your life as you invest in yourself and create value in your professional brand.



Erick Rodriguez is Anderson's Senior Academic Advisor for Graduate Programs. Click here to contact Erick.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Ukrainian Crisis – Economical Implications



An intensification of tension between Russia and Ukraine last Monday put the global markets under stress. Any geopolitical conflicts hits stocks hard and the current one was no different. The Dow Jones dropped 226 points or 1.4%. Russian stocks and many global indices suffered. Such sell-offs in stocks is sure to turn investors to safer assets such as gold and treasury. The benchmark German bond yield fell to 1.58% as prices climbed, the yield on the benchmark UK bond fell to 2.66%, and the yield on the benchmark US bond also fell to 2.607%. Let us examine some of the multi-pronged impact of such a geopolitical crisis.

For the countries involved, in this case Russia and Ukraine, their stock markets also experienced a sell-off. Stock investors pulled money out of Russia, which lead to the record fall of the Russian ruble against the euro and dollar. The Bank of Russia tried to limit the crisis by raising interest rates by 1.5% without much success. The current conflict might influence ratings agencies to re-evaluate their views on Russia and might lead to downgrades, which will further lead to capital flight.

In Ukraine, the yield on the country’s 10-year dollar denominated bond moved from 10.33% to 10.53% and the yield on dollar denominated Ukrainian bond maturing in 2014 surged to 43%. The hyrvnia, Ukrainian currency dropped by 22% from the start of the year. Ukraine is already plagued with problems such as lack of growth, overvalued currency, and dwindling foreign exchange reserves.

Companies and countries with significant exposures to Russia and Ukraine were affected. Oriflame, Nokian Renkaat Oyi, Fortum Oyi, Carlsberg, Metro AG, and Ferrexpo are some among the companies that have significant exposure in Russia or Ukraine. All these companies experienced significant downfalls in their stock price. Brent oil increased 2% because Russia is one of the world’s largest producers of oil and the market fears that any escalation in conflict might disrupt oil flows.

As the US and EU threatened  light sanctions such as suspension of military cooperation and visa restrictions on officials and individuals we should have a retrospection on how such geopolitical crises have affected the market in the longer run. Will the sell-off last? Although it is still early many unknown events could add further confusion. According to the research conducted by Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, in most crises stocks experienced selling pressure but did not take long to rebound and recover those losses. The bottom line is that any future declines could be steep, but they are likely to be contained quickly.

This article was compiled from the following sources –
1. “How Stocks React to Geopolitical Uncertainty”, Steven Russolillo, WSJ, 3/3/2014
2. “Ukraine Crisis Roils Global Markets”, Clare Connaghan, WSJ, 3/3/2014
3. “Ukraine Crisis Escalation: Analysts and Investors React”, Serena Ruffoni, WSJ, 3/3/2014
4. “Global Stocks Fall on Ukraine Unrest”, Dan Strumpf, WSJ, 3/3/2014


Dr. Subramanian “Subbu” Rama Iyer is an assistant professor of Finance at UNM Anderson School of Management. Click here to contact Dr. Iyer.

Friday, March 7, 2014

New Internship Opportunities





On March 11th recruiters from the following companies will be at Anderson to meet with Anderson students and alumni. 

Register today at http://goo.gl/bvmU77 for Anderson’s Marketing/Sales/Ops Networking event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Jackson Student Center.

Array Technologies
Project Management Intern
Interested candidates must attend the March 11th Industry Networking event to meet Array Technologies recruiters.

Array Technologies
Supply Chain/Purchasing Intern
Interested candidates must attend the March 11th Industry Networking event to meet Array Technologies recruiters.

Array Technologies
Sales Intern
Interested candidates must attend the March 11th Industry Networking event to meet Array Technologies recruiters.


Department of Transportation City of Albuquerque
Communications Marketing Intern
To apply, email cover letter and resume to dayna@cabq.gov.

ACCION
Client Service Internship
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Betsy Starr at greatjobs@accionnm.org and to admin@accionnm.org

Technical Knock Out Advertising
Advertising/Account Services Interns
Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes for consideration to thinkbig@tkoadvertising.com with the subject line [ABQ INTERN].

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Financial Advisor Internship Program
To apply, forward your resume to Karen Brennan at Karen.M.Brennan@BankofAmerica.com.

Reading Works
Student Interns to serve on Board of Directors
To apply please submit a resume electronically to: Margaret Barker at info@reading-works.org


Don’t forget you can apply to receive academic credit for your internship! Call 277-3290 to learn more today! Need help polishing your professional materials, contact Kate at kwill07@unm.edu.

New Job Opportunities



On March 11th recruiters from the following companies will be at Anderson to meet with Anderson students and alumni. 

Register today at http://goo.gl/bvmU77 for Anderson’s Marketing/Sales/Ops Networking event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Jackson Student Center.

National Electric
Management Trainee Program
Please visit our website, nationalelectric.com and click on the employment tab to begin the application process, or email cover letter and resume to pete@nationalelectric.com

Copart
Leadership Development Full-time “Internship” for Graduates
To apply, please send resume to:  Abe Parham at abe.parham@copart.com.

Sherwin Williams
Management/Sales Training Program
To apply or learn more, email Mike Balliet at mike.w.balliet@sherwin.com.

MEDNET
PT Social Media Guru
Meet MEDNET leadership at the March 11th Industry Networking event or email your resume and cover letter to Natalie at nmead60@unm.edu


Rio Grande
Marketing Analyst
Apply online at http://www.riograndecareers.com/jobdetail.php?jobid=170

Colliers International
Administrative Assistant to Real Estate Brokers
Email cover letter and resume to:  HR@nmrea.com.

Verizon Wireless
Human Resources Business Partner
Apply online at http://www.verizon.com/jobs/verizon/search-jobs/Albuquerque-jobs-2?refineSearchViewAll=Y

Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau
Accounting Clerk – Accounts Payable
To apply for this position, e-mail your resume & cover letter, including salary history to: jobs@itsatrip.org

Christina Rosado, Attorney at Law, LLC
Immigration Paralegal
This is an ideal position for someone interested in attending law school, graduate school or a career in the field of immigration.
Applicants should e-mail to cr@rosadofirm.com their resume, cover letter explaining their interest in the position and a list of references.

The Pueblo of Zia
Director of Operations
Submit Resume and Compensation History: to David Pino, Governor at Pueblo of Zia at: rfmedina@ziapueblo.org

The Pueblo of Zia
Chief Financial Officer
Submit Resume and Compensation History: to David Pino, Governor at Pueblo of Zia at: rfmedina@ziapueblo.org

EngineeredSoftware, Inc.
Marketing Project Manager
To apply, please email resume to to jobs@eng-software.com

EngineeredSoftware, Inc.
Product Marketing Manager
To apply, please email resume to to jobs@eng-software.com

PNM
Financial Planning Analyst I - Job #6084717
Deadline is no later than March 11, 2014
To apply go to the following
https://jobs.pnmresources.com/psp/pnmjobs/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=10 and read a full job description, register, upload a resume and answer all posting questions. 

SENSPEX Technical Services, LLC
Business Development Manager – Security Systems
To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and completed application to: Attn: Human Resources Dept. Senspex Technical Services, 9798 Coors Blvd. NW Building B, Albuquerque, NM 87114-6133 or email to: hr@senspex.com.  Please specify position applying for in your submission/email subject.

KPMG
Tax Associate
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Crystal Martinez at crystalmartinez@kpmg.com.

KPMG
Senior Associate
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Crystal Martinez at crystalmartinez@kpmg.com.

ACCION
Operations Administrator – ABQ
To Apply:  Please send a cover letter and resume to bot admin@accionnm.org and to greatjobs@accionnm.org.  Please visit our website, www.accionnm.org to learn more about our mission and organization.     

LifeROOTS, Inc.
Job Coach Supervisors
To apply, go to our website: www.liferootsnm.org, complete and submit the application online.

Enterprise Holdings
Staff Accountant
Submit your online application at www.go.enterprise.com

POOLCORP
Manager Trainee Program
INTERESTED - Please visit www.poolcorp.com/MIT to learn more.  View President & CEO, Manny Perez de la Mesa on Fox news speaking about our industry, http://goo.gl/8xwVX.  Email resumes and transcripts to:  Amy Coakley, Recruitment Manager, amy.coakley@poolcorp.com

FDIC
Financial Institution Specialist (Trainee)
Approximately 100 positions to be filled at multiple locations
How to Apply: If you are interested, apply online at the following web site by April 29, 2014: http://www.fdic.gov/about/jobs/safeguardyourfuture. The best qualified applicants will be invited to Washington, DC, for interviews at FDIC expense during the week of June 23-28, 2014.


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

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Network for Your Job Search

 
 

Don’t miss Anderson’s March 11th Marketing/Sales/Ops Networking event! 
Networking could be what helps you land a job.

If you take part in social networking sites, you probably have a pretty good idea of how networking can enhance your personal life. But, if you’re like many new college graduates, you’re probably not as comfortable about incorporating networking into your job search.

In spite of your discomfort, you need to incorporate networking into your job search: Especially in a competitive job market, networking could be what helps you land a job. In fact, many jobs are filled before they are even advertised—filled by people who learned about the opportunity before it was formally announced.

What is networking when it comes to the job search? It’s not about using people. Just as you look to build personal relationships through social networks, you want to build relationships to foster your professional life. These relationships can help you not only in your current job search but down the road as you build your career.

Networking is not one-sided: It works both ways. You offer assistance to others just as they offer assistance to you. Perhaps the easiest way to think about networking is to see it as an extension of being friendly, outgoing, and active.

Here are some tips for building and maintaining a healthy network:
  • Attend Anderson Networking/Connection events and talk one-on-one to the recruiters who attend them.  Anderson’s  March 11th Marketing/Sales/Ops Industry Network event brings together students and employers to network, share ideas, employment outlooks and industry information.  Register today at http://goo.gl/bvmU77 to expand your network and enjoy a FREE catered lunch.  This event is held in the Jackson Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The following employer partners are attending to meet you.

ACIV
ActionCOACH
Aflac
Ameritest
Array Technologies, Inc.
AXA Advisors
Bernalillo County
Competitive Edge Wealth Management LLC
Copart, Inc
Dion's
Edward Jones
Enterprise Holdings
Farm Bureau Financial Services
Fidelity Investments
Heritage Hotels & Resorts / American Advertising Federation-NM
McKee Wallwork & Company
New Mexico Technology Council
New York Life
NMAMA
Northwestern Mutual
P4Q USA, Inc.
Pain-Free Technology & Marketing Solutions
Robert Half
Robert Half/Accountemps
SambaSafety
Sherwin Williams
Target
 
  • Attend Networking events and Career Fairs, even if you’re not ready to look for a job.  Be up front that you’re not currently in the job market and don’t take a lot of the representative’s time, but touching base with a potential employer now can help you down the road when you are ready.
  • Remember to be courteous and tactful in all your conversations, to send thank-you notes to people who help you, and to find ways to help others as well.  Don’t drop your network once you’ve gotten a job. Nurture the relationships you’ve built and look for opportunities to build new connections throughout your career. Getting started might be uncomfortable, but with time and practice, networking will be second nature.


Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers and Anderson's Career Services Team.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Bitcoin – In Bits and Pieces



On Friday, Feb 28, 2014 Mt. Gox, a bitcoin trading exchange, announced that more than $470 million of virtual currency was wiped out of its digital store house. Mt. Gox has filed for bankruptcy stating that technical issues paved way for fraudulent transactions. The exchange’s bankruptcy underlines a tumultuous phase for bitcoin. The price of bitcoin was $13 at the beginning of 2013, rose above $1,100 in December 2013 and since then it lost around half its value, trading at $549 on Friday. Such wild price swings have hit some investors very hard such as Fortress Investment Group LLC which recorded unrealized losses of $3.7 million on Friday. The internet is littered with stories of people who lost from small amounts to their life savings on bitcoins.

What is bitcoin? It is a peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency introduced as open source software by Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoins can be obtained by mining, or in exchange for products, services or other currencies. To the novice, ‘mining’ means completing a few tasks such as solving a small algorithm. You join a pool (a team that combines its computing power to create more bitcoins) and your combined effort will help solve large and complex algorithms, and be awarded bitcoins in blocks of 50. You can also purchase bitcoins using cash just like any other commodity or asset.

Where can you use bitcoin? Bitcoin is gaining popularity across borders as an alternative currency. The popularity of bitcoin has soared among the brick-and-mortar merchants and online merchants. Prominent businesses that accept bitcoin as payment include Overstock, the Sacramento Kings, Tigerdirect, Virgin Galactic, and so on. Bitcoin can serve as an alternate currency where the national currency has faced severe depreciation due to high inflation or other problems. However, bitcoin is roiled in extreme volatility, theft, fraudulent transactions, money laundering, gambling, and illicit drug trades.

In the US there is no regulatory authority to formulate the rules surrounding the currency. Janet Yellen, the Fed chairman recently stated that the Fed does not have the authority to supervise or regulate the bitcoin in any way. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the SEC are still mulling over ideas of formulating regulation for bitcoins. Other countries and regions are not different from the US, and one exception is China which has strict rules governing bitcoin.

The fall of one exchange spawns the rise of many. As Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy, bitcoin ATM’s started operating in Singapore. Despite the loss of confidence and violent volatility, bitcoins traded at $549 suggests that many people still believe in its potential to improve payments and become a global currency. Until we have rules governing bitcoin transactions and consumer protection is it not better to wait and not get torn into bits and pieces?

This note was compiled from the following sources:
1. “One Bitcoin Exchange’s Demise is Another’s Birth”, Takashi Mochizuki, WSJ, Feb 26, 2014.
2. “Bitcoin ATMs Open in Singapore”, Newley Purnell and Lorraine Luk, Digits WSJ, Feb 28, 2014.
3. “Bitcoin Oversights Falls Outside Central Bank’s Purview”, Ryan Tracy and Scott Patterson, WSJ, Feb 27, 2014.
4. “Almost Half a Billion Worth of Bitcoins Vanish”, Robin Sidel, Eleanor Warnock, and Takashi Mochizuki, WSJ, Feb 28, 2014.
5. “Mt. Gox Resigns from Bitcoin Foundation”, Robin Sidel, WSJ, Feb 24, 2014.
6. “A Primer on Bitcoin and Its Rise”, Andrew R. Johnson, WSJ, Feb 25, 2014.
7. http://www.dailydot.com/business/bitcoin-crash-i-lost-everything-mt-gox/
8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin#Acceptance_by_merchants


Dr. Subramanian “Subbu” Rama Iyer is an assistant professor of Finance at UNM Anderson School of Management.  Click here to contact Dr. Iyer.