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We will be capturing and sharing our exciting UCC moments:

  • Fall Local Employer Showcase
  • Career Fair Training Camp
  • Advice and A Slice
  • Job/Internship Fairs & Events
  • Workshops
  • Presentations
  • And much more!

If you take any pictures at this week’s Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, October 1st #fallcareerfair @longwooducc!

Fall Career Fair! (Career & Graduate School Fair)

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Now is the time to explore what your future holds. Whether you are looking for an internship, searching for a job after graduation, or are considering graduate school, this fair may just have the opportunity you have been searching for!

When: Wednesday, October 1st from 12:30-4pm

Where: Lankford Student Union

Check out the employers attending and register by Friday, September 26th!

http://www.longwood.edu/career/57333.htm

Career Fair Tips:
  • Get your resume reviewed
  • Make copies of your resume
  • Dress professional and use proper etiquette
  • Practice your elevator speech
  • Bring business cards, if you have any
  • Research employers that are attending
  • Prepare questions to ask the employers
  • Be yourself!

Career Fair Training Camp

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Are you prepared for the Fall Career Fairs? Let the UCC help you make the best impression possible! We will train you on what to wear, how to write a resume, what to bring to the fairs, and what to say to employers. All of your questions can be answered in a one-stop-shop!

  • Get your resume reviewed
  • Learn tips on professional dress
  • Practice your elevator speech
  • Make business cards
  • Research employers that are attending the fairs

When: Tuesday, September 23rd from 3:30-5pm

Where: Lankford Student Union Ballroom

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

We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming UCC Events

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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