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By Emily Colon 

Have you ever needed help with your resume or had a question but were too scared or intimidated to ask for help? What if I could tell you that you can get help from a student just like you? I am not saying that if you need help you shouldn’t ask for it because that is one thing you should do, ask for help, and the perfect place to ask for help is at Career Services.

Let’s say that you have your resume and need it to be done in a few hours and don’t have time to sit down with an advisor but you would like a second opinion. Well all you need to do is go down to Career Services and ask a Career Resource Specialist to read it over for you and they will gladly do it. You are probably wondering what a Career Resource Specialist is.

A CRS is a number of people who are students just like you who you would see at the front desk of Career Services. You’d imagine that is all they do, but they do endless tasks, and I learned a lot of what they do in the week that I spent with them. It is amazing how much I learned about Career Services, what a CRS does, and about the Career Resource Specialists themselves in just one week.

CRS’s do so many things to help students. They work the front desk as I mentioned before, answer any questions a student may have, answer phone calls, schedule appointments, help with mail, do tasks assigned by advisors, keep track of who is in or out of the office, help direct students where they need to go, help students with quick resume questions or any other quick career questions they may have, make copies, help make and follow the calendar and check-in appointments.

So those are only a few of the many jobs that Career Resource Specialists do. If you ever need help with a resume or have a question about a job or career or even grad school, do not hesitate to come down to Career Services and get them answered.

Meet our past CRS’s

Pam Johnson graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies. An interesting fact about her is that she is from the suburbs of Chicago.

Bree Francour is an elementary education major in grades one through eight. She has a minor in Spanish. She is also a junior at UWO. She was the new Spring 2012 CRS lead and all of us at Career Services are very proud of her. A unique fact about Bree is that she studied abroad in Spain for a month on an interim trip.

Ashley Nealon is a finance major with a Spanish minor. She will be a senior at UWO and loves cheese.

Aleah VanGheem is a Music Education major. She will also be a junior at UWO. An awesome talent she has is that she can play five instruments. However, she wants to be a choir teacher in the future.

 

Charles Block will also be a senior at UWO with a major in supply chain management. An interesting fact about him is that he has four children.

Cassie James is an education major. An interesting fact about her is that she is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Justin Lyons is a double major in Spanish and German with a history minor. He will be a junior at UWO and enjoys laughing at internet websites.

Alumni Career Services

Whether you’re a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, UW Oshkosh Alumni Career Services can help you reach your career goals.

Frank Holmes, alumni career adviser, has helped hundreds of alumni with career guidance. An enthusiastic attitude and industry knowledge are his tools for success.

What can Alumni Career Services do for you? Click here to listen to Frank Holmes describe the services offered.
Services offered include:
  • Career advising
  • Job search preparation
  • Informational interviewing and job shadowing
  • Resume and cover letter advising
  • Graduate school information
  • Career assessment inventories, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory ($25 test material, $20 follow-up career counseling)
  • UW Oshkosh Career Services – helpful tools and links for your job search
  • Campus e-mail search – remember that current faculty and staff can help with your professional networking needs. E-mail a message today to get connected!
  • Titan Jobs Online Career Connection – $25 (one-time fee) This software allows you to: upload your resume for employers to view; view and apply for jobs online; view and apply for on-campus interviews; access EmployOn, the largest job database in the industry; The BIG Guide to Living and Learning Overseas, an  international professional development database; Folio 21 to help build a portfolio for your job search.
    • Fill out the Titan Jobs alumni account request form, and return it and a $25 dollar check made out to Career Services.
  • Get Hired! career planning book ($10)
  • LinkedIn group for UW Oshkosh alumni. Join today by clicking here or e-mailalumni@uwosh.edu for more information.

For more information, please contact Frank Holmes via e-mail at alumnijobs@uwosh.edu or by calling (920) 424-2181.


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