Upcoming UCC Events

UpcomingEvents

Fall Local Employer Showcase

(In collaboration with the Volunteer and Involvement Fair)

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When: Tuesday, September 16th from 4-6pm

Where: Brock Commons

Come connect with local employers to learn about their organization,

career options, and any volunteer/internship opportunities!

Accounting Fair

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When: Wednesday, September 17th from 1-4pm

Where: Dorrill Dining Hall

Accounting Students! Come learn about internship and job opportunities

in your field! Stop by the Nance Room to find out from employers

what skills they are looking for in their candidates!

Advice and A Slice

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When: Thursday, September 18th from 4-5pm

Where: Lancaster G08

Enjoy some pizza while talking with advisers to help you take your next step in:

• Choosing jobs that interest you • Writing a resume or cover letter

• Practicing for an interview• Finding an internship/job

• Preparing for graduate school admission

Call (434)395-2063 or email career@longwood.edu to RSVP!

Advice and A Slice

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 Come gain career advice while enjoying a slice of pizza! The Career Center is here to help you take your next step in: Choosing jobs that interest you, Resume and Cover Letter writing, Interview preparation, Internship/Job searching, Job Fair preparation, and Graduate School Admissions process.

Fall Dates 

  • Wednesday, September 10th 12-1pm
  • Thursday, September 18th 4-5pm
  • Monday, September 22nd 12-1pm
  • Tuesday, September 30th 4-6pm
  • Monday, October 6th 12-1pm
  • Thursday, October 16th 4-5pm
  • Monday, October 20th 12-1pm
  • Wednesday, November 5th 12-1pm
  • Tuesday, November 18th 4-5pm

Call (434)395-2063 or email career@longwood.edu to RSVP!

Welcome Back

Welcome back, Longwood Lancers! Happy first week of classes from the UCC! The University Career Center (UCC) is located in Lancaster G08-A. The Mission of the UCC is to provide quality services to all Longwood University students, both undergraduate and graduate whether on campus or at a distance, that facilitate major exploration and career success.

How the UCC can help:

  • Major Exploration
  • Targeting Interests
  • Choosing/Changing a Major
  • Job and Internship Searches
  • Career Planning and Preparation
  • Graduate School
  • Resumes, Cover Letters, and Thank You Letters
  • Interviewing
  • Networking
  • Professional Dress
  • Professional Dining Etiquette
  • Job Fairs, Event, Workshops, and Programs
  • Leadership Skills

Stop by and see us during our walk-in hours!

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 11am-1pm

Tuesday and Thursday: 12pm-2pm

Call (434) 395-2063 to see up an individual appointment

Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LongwoodUCC) and Twitter (@LongwoodUCC)!

The Job Outlook for the Class of 2014

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Congratulations to our Lancers who graduated last Saturday! As you embark on your next steps, here is what the job market is looking like as well as some resources you can use to find career success.

  • Hiring is up by 7.8% from last year
  • Top majors for hiring are: Finance, Accounting, Management, Information Systems, Marketing, Math, Chemistry, Physics, Communications, Political Science, Psychology
  • Top skills employers seek are: ability to work on a team, ability to make decisions and solve problems, ability to plan, organize and prioritize work, ability to communicate with those inside and outside of the organization
  • Other attributes employers seek include: leadership, strong work ethic, initiative, detail oriented

So now you know what employers want and that hiring is looking good, but where do you find jobs? Check out these resources:

Remember that the staff of the ACAC is here to help and we are open all summer! Contact us at 434-395-2063 or career@longwood.edu if you would like to set up a phone appointment with a career advisor.

Resources: The Job Outlook 2014 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers

Congratulations Lancers and share your news

ImageCongratulations Lancers on another successful semester and to our seniors on graduation! The ACAC is excited to celebrate with you and we ask that you share your stories with us! Did you get that internship  you were hoping for, the job offer you wanted or are enrolling in your dream graduate school? Comment on this blog to share your news!

Also seniors, we would love for you to share your first destination after Longwood by completing this quick survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XSN3HLK

Congratulations again everyone and we wish you all the best! For our seniors, please know our services continue even after graduation. For all students, we are open all summer!

Shadow a Lancer

ImageHey Lancers! Are you already planning your summer? Want a great way to learn more about career options as well as grow your network? Participate in the ACAC’s Shadow a Lancer program. It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Check out the list of alumni participating in the program:

  • Jenessa L. Gibson, Child and Adolescent Case Manager, Hampton, VA
  • Kristine Stewart, Peninsula Region Director of Special Olympics Virginia, Newport News, VA
  • Candice Shelton, Education Director and Visitor Services of Virginia War Memorial, Richmond, VA

2. Email Sarah Hobgood at hobgoodsm@longwood.edu to let her know the alum you want to shadow

3. Once a match is made, follow the instructions in the confirmation email on setting up the meeting then check out the ACAC’s handout on informational interviewing: http://www.longwood.edu/career/26744.htm

If you were a new crayon, what color would you be…

What would you answer if you were asked this on an interview? Do you want to know how to prepare for interviews? Do you know what common interview mistakes to avoid?

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The ACAC has some great resources for preparing for interviews including videos on the wildest interviews:

http://www.longwood.edu/career/56315.htm

We also have packets filled with interview preparation tips and lots of practice questions:

http://www.longwood.edu/career/26744.htm

The best way to prepare for an interview is to practice! Come in to the ACAC for a mock interview, which you can schedule by calling 434-395-2063 or emailing career@longwood.edu. Remember when you are on interviews it is important to be yourself and be confident!