22 April 2011

Career Services Help For You

Here is some information about workshops provided by our Career Services office. I encourage you to utilize these opportunities or plan for them in the coming quarters as you work through your career management processes. MEP

Career Services Outreach
Wednesday Webinar Series
Come to the Office of Career Services to pick up the latest information on how to organize your job search, plan your career, build a network, interview and use Twitter to get a job! Presenters are the top career authors and experts in the nation!

April 20th        Susan Whitcomb               Twitter
April 27th        Mark Goulston                  Listening
May 4th           Devora Zack                    Networking
May 11th         Peter Weddle                   Career Strategy
May 18th         Martin Yate                     Job Search

Where: Baker University Center 503
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
Etiquette Dinner Workshop
Do you know the dos and taboos of dining etiquette? Are you prepared to interview during a meal?  The Office of Career Services is pleased to welcome Deborah Thomas-Nininger of DTN Productions to Ohio University to facilitate a Dining Etiquette Workshop. This workshop will guide you through proper dining and interviewing techniques as well as providing tips for pre-dinner mingling.

When: Monday, May 9, 2011
Time: Dinner will begin promptly at 6:00 pm
Where: Baker University Center Ballroom
Cost: $15 single/$80 for table of 8*
*Cost includes four course meal and training materials
**Professional business attire required.
Please direct any questions about the Dining Etiquette Workshop to Ali Woodworth at aw800110@ohio.edu.

19 April 2011

Casting a wider net

Many students enter our program with dreams of being a general manager for a major professional sports team or the athletics director for a NCAA Division I school. There is nothing wrong with those dreams.

However, a student who understands that he or she can look at their career options from a skill set point of view sees that he or she can go almost anywhere and still find success because of the fit between person-skill set-occupation.

Other areas that students do not necessarily consider when examining career options include high school and youth sports, the athletics apparel industry, and regional professional sport teams.

Youth and high school sports are facing the same economic and social enablers and constraints as the professional ranks and need sophisticated mangers with sport management and business training. The apparel industry is a substantial part of the sport landscape and economy. You can visit Under Armour (who have a highly rated internship program), adidas, Le Coq Sportif, Riddell, and any other manufacturer and learn more about their operations. Finally, the regional professional teams (i.e., minor leagues) offer students a chance to obtain experience in their chosen area and, at the same time, gain experience in game operations, finance, and many other team aspects simply because all members of the team must help each other and not sit in departmental silos.

Expanding your horizons gives you options. Options are always nice to have, especially when multiple organizations want you to come and work for them.