We are less than a week away from the Cherry & White Networking night – and space is limited!!
The Center for Student Professional Development is hosting a SENIORS ONLY student networking event on Wednesday, April 30th at 4:00pm in Alter 034. The event is an opportunity for seniors who are actively seeking job opportunities to network with 15 + employers who are recruiting for positions within their organizations!
Students must sign up on Eventbrite at the following link to attend: cspdnight.eventbrite.com
Bloomberg is coming to campus!
Still don’t have a summer internship or graduate job lined up?
Think you have what it takes to work in business or finance?
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, ensuring the best education and job opportunities to its students, has partnered with Bloomberg to offer the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) FREE of charge on campus this semester! All questions on the BAT evaluate aptitude rather than knowledge. This means you do NOT have to have a background in Finance in order to do well on the test.
>> Are you up for the challenge?
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND at 10:00AM in ALTER 602
TO REGISTER FOR THIS FREE OPPORTUNITY
>>What is the BAT?
The BAT is a 2- hour multiple choice test designed to help you uncover your strengths and weaknesses as relative to a career in business or finance and then helps you to anonymously market yourself to 25K+ employers seeking a wide range of skill sets and experience for a variety of roles, including roles in Consultancy, Accounting, Insurance, Compliance, Research and Development, Investment Banking, Sales, HR, Trading, Marketing, Analytics and Global Data via the Bloomberg Talent Search.
In addition to providing access to traditional entry level schemes, the BAT also provides students an exclusive avenue to be recruited by Hedge Funds and small boutique financial firms that are normally very difficult to engage.
Don’t miss your opportunity to be contacted for interesting career opportunities from great employers worldwide
>> Bloomberg BRIEFS
After registering for the BAT, you will gain access to a premium pack of Bloomberg Briefs (Bloomberg’s industry specific newsletter) that includes the daily Economics Brief and the daily Mergers Brief along with the weekly Private Equity and Hedge Fund Briefs, normally valued at $2,000.
>> Please note you will only continue to receive this exclusive offer if you attend the session.
>> Can’t take the BAT on these scheduled dates?
Register to take the BAT from home! You will be supervised via webcam.
(Free On Campus, At Home Cost $69.00)
<<Register to take the BAT from home>>
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Temple University ’16
B.B.A. International Business
Do you love math & statistics? Are you looking for a great resume building opportunity?
The Fox school of Business’ Center for Undergraduate Advising is seeking two Stat/Math tutors. One would tutor on Main Campus and the other would tutor on Ambler campus. Hours are flexible. We provide a comfortable office space where you can provide excellent tutoring to students on an appointment basis. International students are encouraged to apply.
- Must be a Fox School of Business major student
- Preferably majoring in Actuarial Science
- Must be available to give at least ten hours a week
- You must have a B+ or better in all your math/stat courses
- Must have a 3.3 cumulative gpa or higher
- Must be comfortable tutoring Algebra, Calculus, & Statistics
- Must pass a math/stat test
- Must be patient and have a strong desire to help students
Please view the content you will need to know via the following website: http://community.mis.temple.edu/peeradvisors/files/2013/09/Contect-Stat-Tutors-need-to-know.pdf
To apply, students must submit email their resume and a copy of their unofficial/academic history via Self-Service Banner. Please indicate if you have ever worked for Temple University before. Please forward all information to email@example.com.
“Connect you to thousands of employers worldwide! Identify your professional strengths and weakness compared to your global peers!
The BAT is a two hour, online exam that anonymously evaluates your ability to apply knowledge to solve practical problems and to market yourself to the best financial companies around the world. It is FREE online to take from your own home until the end of December 2013, so sign up now at bit.ly/BATonline !
If you take the BAT in September or October you will receive a 6-month free subscription to Bloomberg Briefs, Bloomberg’s premium newsletter offering valued at $2,000!”
The Fox Fall Connection is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18 from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. This event is for graduating seniors seeking full-time jobs and for sophomores and juniors seeking spring and summer internships. You must be CSPD’d in order to attend, so keep reading if you need to get CSPD’d…
Do you need to get CSPD’d? Check out our workshop and event listing on our website; Getting Started Workshops, Resume Development Workshops, and Employer Resume Critiques. Stop by 134 Alter Hall and pick up a hard copy of our calendar or visit our website for our schedule of upcoming workshops.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)
The “Work Your Wardrobe – Fashion Show for Young Professionals” presented by the CSPD office will feature an array of looks from business casual to business professional attire. Students are invited to attend this event which will aim to accommodate students at every socioeconomic level by providing creative ways to look the part without breaking the bank! Don’t miss this vibrant event which will provide 18 total looks, both male and female, derived directly from consignment/thrift stores, from department stores and students’ own closet’s.
Register at the following website: http://cspdworkyourwardrobe.eventbrite.com/
View the following website for the Peer Advisor employment opportunity: http://community.mis.temple.edu/peeradvisors/peer-advisor-employment-opportunity/..
Dear Fox School Undergraduate Student:
– Are you interested in getting hands-on experience within your major?
– Would you like to strengthen your resume with internship experience?
– Are you a graduating senior still looking for that perfect job for after graduation?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please mark your calendar:
Wed., Feb. 15, 2012
Great Court – Mitten Hall
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
50+ employers will be recruiting for FT and internship positions!
Business Professional Dress Required!
Completion of the following (or BA2101) will be required to attend:
– Resume Development
– Resume Critique
– Getting Started (FoxNet Orientation)
– Your FoxNet profile
Visit CSPD (134 Alter Hall) to pick up your “CSPD Certified” card to attend. Visit FoxNet to get the list of participating employers!
If you are not familiar with CSPD (Center for Student Professional Development – your Fox School resource for job/internships), please contact us for more information!
CSPD – Center for Student Professional Development
134 Alter Hall
View details and register at the following website: http://cspd3.eventbrite.com/
When Gretchen Neels, a Boston-based consultant, was coaching a group of college students for job interviews, she asked them how they believe employers view them. She gave them a clue, telling them that the word she was looking for begins with the letter “e.” One young man shouted out, “excellent.” Other students chimed in with “enthusiastic” and “energetic.” Not even close. The correct answer, she said, is “entitled.” “Huh?” the students responded, surprised and even hurt to think that managers are offended by their highfalutin opinions of themselves.
If there is one overriding perception of the millennial generation, it’s that these young people have great — and sometimes outlandish — expectations. Employers realize the millennials are their future work force, but they are concerned about this generation’s desire to shape their jobs to fit their lives rather than adapt their lives to the workplace.
Although members of other generations were considered somewhat spoiled in their youth, millennials feel an unusually strong sense of entitlement. Older adults criticize the high-maintenance rookies for demanding too much too soon. “They want to be CEO tomorrow,” is a common refrain from corporate recruiters.
More than 85% of hiring managers and human-resource executives said they feel that millennials have a stronger sense of entitlement than older workers, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.com. The generation’s greatest expectations: higher pay (74% of respondents); flexible work schedules (61%); a promotion within a year (56%); and more vacation or personal time (50%).
“They really do seem to want everything, and I can’t decide if it’s an inability or an unwillingness to make trade-offs,” says Derrick Bolton, assistant dean and M.B.A. admissions director at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. “They want to be CEO, for example, but they say they don’t want to give up time with their families.”
Millennials, of course, will have to temper their expectations as they seek employment during this deep economic slump. But their sense of entitlement is an ingrained trait that will likely resurface in a stronger job market. Some research studies indicate that the millennial generation’s great expectations stem from feelings of superiority. Michigan State University’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute and MonsterTrak, an online careers site, conducted a research study of 18- to 28-year-olds and found that nearly half had moderate to high superiority beliefs about themselves. The superiority factor was measured by responses to such statements as “I deserve favors from others” and “I know that I have more natural talents than most.”
For their part, millennials believe they can afford to be picky, with talent shortages looming as baby boomers retire. “They are finding that they have to adjust work around our lives instead of us adjusting our lives around work,” a teenage blogger named Olivia writes on the Web site Xanga.com. “What other option do they have? We are hard working and utilize tools to get the job done. But we don’t want to work more than 40 hours a week, and we want to wear clothes that are comfortable. We want to be able to spice up the dull workday by listening to our iPods. If corporate America doesn’t like that, too bad.”
Where do such feelings come from? Blame it on doting parents, teachers and coaches. Millennials are truly “trophy kids,” the pride and joy of their parents. The millennials were lavishly praised and often received trophies when they excelled, and sometimes when they didn’t, to avoid damaging their self-esteem. They and their parents have placed a high premium on success, filling resumes with not only academic accolades but also sports and other extracurricular activities.
Now what happens when these trophy kids arrive in the workplace with greater expectations than any generation before them? “Their attitude is always ‘What are you going to give me,'” says Natalie Griffith, manager of human-resource programs at Eaton Corp. “It’s not necessarily arrogance; it’s simply their mindset.”
Millennials want loads of attention and guidance from employers. An annual or even semiannual evaluation isn’t enough. They want to know how they’re doing weekly, even daily. “The millennials were raised with so much affirmation and positive reinforcement that they come into the workplace needy for more,” says Subha Barry, managing director and head of global diversity and inclusion at Merrill Lynch & Co.
But managers must tread lightly when making a critique. This generation was treated so delicately that many schoolteachers stopped grading papers and tests in harsh-looking red ink. Some managers have seen millennials break down in tears after a negative performance review and even quit their jobs. “They like the constant positive reinforcement, but don’t always take suggestions for improvement well,” says Steve Canale, recruiting manager at General Electric Co. In performance evaluations, “it’s still important to give the good, the bad and the ugly, but with a more positive emphasis.”
Millennials also want things spelled out clearly. Many flounder without precise guidelines but thrive in structured situations that provide clearly defined rules and the order that they crave. Managers will need to give step-by-step directions for handling everything from projects to voice-mail messages to client meetings. It may seem obvious that employees should show up on time, limit lunchtime to an hour and turn off cellphones during meetings. But those basics aren’t necessarily apparent to many millennials.
Gail McDaniel, a corporate consultant and career coach for college students, spoke to managers at a health-care company who were frustrated by some of their millennial employees. It seems that one young man missed an important deadline, and when his manager asked him to explain, he said, “Oh, you forgot to remind me.” Parents and teachers aren’t doing millennials any favors by constantly adapting to their needs, Ms. McDaniel says. “Going into the workplace, they have an expectation that companies will adapt for them, too.”
Millennials also expect a flexible work routine that allows them time for their family and personal interests. “For this generation, work is not a place you go; work is a thing you do,” says Kaye Foster- Cheek, vice president for human resources at Johnson & Johnson.
Although millennials have high expectations about what their employers should provide them, companies shouldn’t expect much loyalty in return. If a job doesn’t prove fulfilling, millennials will forsake it in a flash. Indeed, many employers say it’s retention that worries them most.
In the Michigan State/MonsterTrak study, about two-thirds of the millennials said they would likely “surf” from one job to the next. In addition, about 44% showed their lack of loyalty by stating that they would renege on a job-acceptance commitment if a better offer came along.
These workplace nomads don’t see any stigma in listing three jobs in a single year on their resumes. They are quite confident about landing yet another job, even if it will take longer in this dismal economy. In the meantime, they needn’t worry about their next paycheck because they have their parents to cushion them. They’re comfortable in the knowledge that they can move back home while they seek another job. The weak job market may make millennials think twice about moving on, but once jobs are more plentiful, they will likely resume their job- hopping ways.
Justin Pfister, the founder of Open Yard, an online retailer of sports equipment, believes he and his fellow millennials will resist having their expectations deflated. If employers fail to provide the opportunities and rewards millennials seek, he says, they’re likely to drop out of the corporate world as he did and become entrepreneurs. “We get stifled when we’re offered single-dimensional jobs,” he says. “We are multi-dimensional people living and working in a multi- dimensional world.”
These outspoken young people tend to be highly opinionated and fearlessly challenge recruiters and bosses. Status and hierarchy don’t impress them much. They want to be treated like colleagues rather than subordinates and expect ready access to senior executives, even the CEO, to share their brilliant ideas. Recruiters at such companies as investment-banking firm Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Amazon.com describe “student stalkers” who brashly fire off emails to everyone from the CEO on down, trying to get an inside track to a job.
Companies have a vested interest in trying to slow the millennial mobility rate. They not only will need millennials to fill positions left vacant by retiring baby boomers but also will benefit from this generation’s best and brightest, who possess significant strengths in teamwork, technology skills, social networking and multitasking. Millennials were bred for achievement, and most will work hard if the task is engaging and promises a tangible payoff.
Clearly, companies that want to compete for top talent must bend a bit and adapt to the millennial generation. Employers need to show new hires how their work makes a difference and why it’s of value to the company. Smart managers will listen to their young employees’ opinions, and give them some say in decisions. Employers also can detail the career opportunities available to millennials if they’ll just stick around awhile. Indeed, it’s the wealth of opportunities that will prove to be the most effective retention tool.
In the final analysis, the generational tension is a bit ironic. After all, the grumbling baby-boomer managers are the same indulgent parents who produced the millennial generation. Ms. Barry of Merrill Lynch sees the irony. She is teaching her teenage daughter to value her own opinions and to challenge things. Now she sees many of those challenging millennials at her company and wonders how she and other managers can expect the kids they raised to suddenly behave differently at work. “It doesn’t mean we can be as indulgent as managers as we are as parents,” she says. “But as parents of young people just like them, we can treat them with respect.”