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Government Resumes and Interviewing – Advice from the Department of Defense

The government offers many opportunities for many different majors. We recommend you consider it as part of your job and internship search.

However, applying for a federal job is unlike applying for jobs in other industries. This Wednesday, October 21, learn tips on developing a government resume and interviewing for a government job or internship. Also, information about the currently available audit internships within the Department of Defense (DOD) will be covered. The deadline to apply for these internships is also this Wednesday, October 21 at 11:59pm. Here is a link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/418531900

WHAT: Government Resumes and Interviewing – Advice from the Department of Defense

WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 10:45am – 11:35am

WHERE: Franklin 203

WHO: ALL MAJORS are welcome

PRESENTER: Michael Hepler CFE, CGAP, CICA: Project Manager, Department of Defense – Office of the Inspector General, Contract Management and Payments (CMP)

SIGN UP: If you plan to attend this program, register on COLONIALTRAK under the EVENTS tab OR email Weldon@rmu.edu with your name, major and academic year.  If emailing, please let me know if you are interested in the currently posted audit internship.

Can’t make the 10:45am session? If you are interested in learning more about the DOD audit positions or about government resumes and interviewing, but cannot make the 10:45am program, Mr. Hepler will also be available to answer your questions and/or provide advice from 9:30am – 10:30am in the RMU Career Center in the Benjamin Rush Center (near the back entrance to campus).  This is not a formal session.  You can drop in during that time to speak with Mr. Hepler.

It’s Business Week at RMU, and you’re Invited!

This week at RMU is Business Week.  Many of the companies coming to campus are looking for IT-related majors as well as business majors, so this is a great networking opportunity in addition to the opportunity to attend several interesting panel discussions.  All RMU students are welcome and encouraged to attend these events.

Panel: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST- Don’t be Eaten Alive! Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace Jungle
Tuesday, February 24, 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Sewall Center – Dining Room

Topics will include but not be limited to:

  • What to expect on day 1/week1- how to deal with being overwhelmed at a new job/internship & what to expect
  • Now that you’ve landed the job, what are the do’s and don’ts of office culture- Tips on how to ask for manager feedback, how to deal with ambiguity and problems that arise, how to stand out in your role, etc.
  • Advice to millennials on how to deal with non-millennials
  • Leadership in the workplace; also, the concept of value-added; how to stand out
  • Other advice to young professionals regarding navigating the workplace: dealing with office politics, advancing in the workplace and/or knowing when to leave an organization and how to do it, etc.

    Tom Farmar, PHR, Regional HR Manager, Advance Auto Parts
    Steve Kobert (RMU Finance 2010), Advisory Staff, EY
    Angela Naderi-Blezard (RMU M.B.A. 2009), Retail Marketing Manager, Highmark
    Dave Rea, Project Manager, Catalyst Connection
    Kristie Tamski (tentative) (RMU Marketing 2008), Senior Digital Account Executive, PMI

PANEL: BEING A CHAMELEON: Adapting to the Recruiter for Interview Success – Selling Yourself in the Interview
Tuesday, February 24, 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sewall Center – International Suite

Topics will include but not be limited to:

  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ) (how to use EQ to excel in an interview and in the workplace)
  • Do’s and don’ts of the interview; also, the subtle issues that make you stand out or get rejected
  • Advice on how to answer the toughest and strangest interview questions
  • Advice on phone and Skype interviews
  • Beyond the basics: second interviews, panel interviews, etc.
  • Testing (what types, suggestions for taking)
  • Importance of follow-up: how and why

    Erin Baker, VP of Line of Business Development Programs and Campus Recruiting, PNC
    Tom Farmar, PHR, Regional HR Manager, Advance Auto Parts
    Dave Rea, Project Manager, Catalyst Connection
    Kristie Tamski (tentative) (RMU Marketing 2008), Senior Digital Account Executive, PMI
    Kelly Welde, Campus Recruiter, PNC

Wednesday, February 25, 4:40 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. – Sewall Center – Dining Room

Learning short cuts and quick tricks in Excel provides a HUGE benefit when in an internship or first job. Plus, it’s a good way to impress (and help) your manager once on the job! This session will provide tips from a recent graduate & a student intern.

Keegan Beemsterboer, Tax Associate, KPMG LLP
Vanessa Petrasko, (RMU Economics/Finance 2015/ Integrated MBA 2016), former Dell Intern

PANEL:  THE INTERNSHIP SAFARI: Exploring the Professional Jungles through Internships
Thursday, February 26, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m.- Sewall Center – Dining Room

This session will include a discussion on:

  • The importance of internships, whether or not they are for academic credit
  • What employers look for in selecting candidates
  • A student’s perspective on the value of interning and the internship search
  • When, how and where to look for internships
  • Details on the Academic Internship Program

    Celine Stanasolovich, Director of Accounting & Human Resources, Legend Financial Advisors, Inc.
    Ashley Stark, Campus Relations Associate Recruiter, BNY Mellon
    Vanessa Petrasko, Student Intern
    Sheila Broman, Internship Coordinator, RMU
    Carole Weldon, Career Counselor for School of Business students, RMU

Resume Tips for Students Seeking IT Security Jobs or Internships

On February 6, 2015, the Top Secret Colonials sponsored an IT Resume Writing Lecture.  This lecture was given by Al Wong of The MITRE Corporation.  The talk featured specific tips related to resume writing and interviewing for IT Security positions.  If you are planning to be in the job market for a security-related position, take a few minutes to review the slides from this lecture:

Resumes That Get You in the Door (PDF)

Sponsored by The Top Secret Colonials