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The Career Services Department offers a great online resource for you to learn about every aspect of your job or internship search, from writing a resume or networking, to nailing the interview.  It's called "Jobs 4 All Now."  Check out these videos to learn more:

Jobs 4 All Now Video 1

Jobs 4 All Now iPhone Video

Jobs 4 All Now iPad Video

For free access to the "Jobs 4 All Now" system, contact Erik Oswald at oswald@msoe.edu to receive a "coupon code" and login instructions.  We hope you take advantage of this informational tool!

3 reps from Rockwell Collins will be at MSOE all day Monday (12/8/2014). Here is the current schedule of events:


8:00 - 12:00 PM

Rockwell Collins Guest Lectures in select SE/CE/EE Classes


11:00 - 2:00 PM

Rockwell Collins HR Information booth - 3rd floor CC

Review and accept resumes for Internship positions/Full-time positions Summer 2015

Resume critique/help

Rockwell Collins general information


2:00 - 5:00 PM

Rockwell Collins Guest Lectures in select SE/CE/EE Classes


5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

Free Dinner & concurrent presentations

Systems Engineering on Avionics systems

Challenges with high availability/safety Avionic systems

Iterative development process and requirements based testing


5:40 - 6:00 PM

Giveaways (T-shirts), door prizes Todd Wehr auditorium


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Networking event/wrap-up Todd Wehr auditorium


Feel free to spread the word on campus in case anyone wants to talk to them about opportunities with Rockwell Collins. FYI - they need to hire 40 new graduates in Flight Controls by May!

Networking has been and will continue to be one of the most effective job search strategies.  However, it takes some skill to be successful, and your first impression at an event can set the tone for the relationships you're trying to build.  Avoid these pitfalls when introducing yourself.

How NOT to Introduce Yourself | Bernard Marr | LinkedIn

According to a recent survey, 93% of employers use social media to evaluate candidates, and 55% of employers have reconsidered a candidate based on his or her social media profile. 




Use the upcoming break to put your social media profiles through a "fall cleaning" and give yourself the best chance to get hired.  Need help evaluating your sites, stop by the Career Services Office or e-mail Erik Oswald at oswald@msoe.edu

Argonne National Laboratory offers internships, co-ops, part-time jobs, and graduate research opportunities.  Check out the flyers linked below for more detail:


Laboratory Internships - http://www.msoe.edu/docs/DOC-4803

Cooperative Educational Opportunities (including Part Time) - http://www.msoe.edu/docs/DOC-4800

Graduate Research - http://www.msoe.edu/docs/DOC-4801

Research Aid (part-time) - http://www.msoe.edu/docs/DOC-4802

Next Step Connections, an educational organization offering project-based internship programs in Asia since 2008, reached out to us regarding their programs.


Key information:

  • Our programs are available all-year round (Flexible starting dates, length of stay, destination and industry)
  • We offer unpaid internships in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • We have placed over 800+ students in 330+ companies ranging from start-ups to MNC's in Asia since 2008 (including CitiBank, Cathay Pacific, CP Group, Ping'an Bank and more.)
  • 95% of our alumni are employed within 5 years after program completion.
  • Our program is fee-based and all-inclusive of the placement, housing, insurance, airport transfers, 24/7 support and more.
  • Our partner Institutions: University of Southern California, Hamline University, Providence College, Rhodes College, UT Austin, King's College London, Lingnan University, National University of Singapore and more.

If you are looking for a unique internship experience in Asia, and can afford the program fees, check them out. http://www.nextstepconnections.com/

Considering a lucrative career in Patent Law?  Then attend this information session as the director of the MS in Patent Law program at the University of Notre Dame tells you about career opportunities and their grad program.


Food will be provided!


Thursday, November 6th


Grohmann Museum Auditorium





Four Important Things You Need to Know About Thank-You Notes

by Kelli Robinson

The job search is a blur of information exchange: e-mailed resumes, online applications, interviews via video conferences. Don’t let the fast pace fool you. Common sense and courtesy still apply, including taking the time to say thank you.

Could your thank-you letter make or break a job offer? Consider this: If your application and interview are equal to that of another candidate, the person sending the thank-you letter gets the recruiter’s attention one more time.

Like cover letters, thank-you letters are concise and personalized. The key is making a connection to the person and reiterating an idea discussed during the interview.

  1. Send a thank-you e-mail or letter within 24 hours of your interview. Consider the company culture. Because recruiters travel extensively, e-mail may be the best route. A follow-up business letter sent through the post office is a nice touch.
  2. Take time to take notes. Immediately following each interview, write down the information discussed while it’s still fresh in your mind. If you are meeting with multiple people, find time to note each specific conversation. When you write your thank-you note(s), use this information to remind the interviewer of an idea or discussion that came up during your interview.
  3. Who receives a thank-you note? Anyone who interviews you gets a note. The notes may only vary by a sentence or two—make sure you reference specific conversations.
  4. Ask each interviewer for his or her business card. You’ll walk away with important information. You’ll have the recruiter’s full name, spelled correctly, e-mail address, street address, and other contact information.


Sample Thank-You Letter


Ms. Nina McVay
Recruiter – XYZ Financial Services
500 5th Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28066

Dear Ms. McVay,

Thank you very much for speaking with me yesterday about the financial planner position currently available at XYZ Financial. Our conversation confirmed my interest in this position.

As we discussed during the interview, a successful financial planner must possess a solid understanding of the industry as well as strong communication skills to discuss options with clients. The internship I completed with NMO Bank this past summer afforded me the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge I can bring to XYZ Financial Services. The insight you provided about XYZ Financial’s focus on customer service helped me understand your company’s commitment to its clients. This is the type of company I hope to work for.

Please let me know if I can provide further information. In the meantime, I look forward to hearing from you.

Ashley Ingalls


Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.


The Career Fair books have arrived.  You are welcome to stop in Career Services (CC370) and pick one up.  We will only be giving each individual one book.  Your friends will have to pick up their own.  Please hold onto the book and bring it with you to the Career Fair.  See you on Friday.

Thank you to our premier sponsors for this year's annual Career Fair.  Stop by their booth at the Kern Center from 9am-2:30pm on Friday and say Thanks!

Emerson Process Management-Fisher
Jason Industries
Manitowoc Company, The
Milwaukee Composites
Milwaukee Tool
Parker Hannifin
PEER Bearing
Plexus Corporation
Power Solutions International
Rockwell Collins
Yaskawa America, Inc.


More details about the fair, including a list of all 211 registered companies, can be found here:


We've been talking about these mistakes for years, but don't take our word for it...this article was written by a senior vice president at Google:


Questions about your resumes or job searches?  Contact us for more information.

MSOE Career Services staff

Please join us on Wednesday, October 8 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for Express Interview night at Direct Supply! Express Interview night will feature full-time positions listed below that require 0 – 5 years of experience and internships that require a minimum of 2 semesters of school remaining. You will have the opportunity to interview with multiple hiring leaders for roles that have both immediate openings and openings for December graduates.

What can I expect? Arrive anytime between 5:30-7:30pm and you will have the opportunity to interview with multiple leaders for 10 minutes each. There will be light appetizers and refreshments, and members of the Talent Acquisition Team will be available to answer your questions about Direct Supply.

What roles will be featured on October 8?
Account Manager Intern
Account Manager*
Building Management Consultant*
Business Development Manager
Capital Operations Specialist
Capital Sales Consultant
Customer Experience Intern
Customer Marketing Intern*
Customer Service - Operations Specialist*
Database Coordinator
Data Operations Coordinator
Team Leader, DSSI Operations
Inventory Sample Coordinator
Market Research Intern
Operations Analyst Intern*
Product Data Coordinator
Product Marketing Intern
Sales Operations Intern
Software Engineering Interns*
Supply Chain Operations Intern
*Indicates multiple openings

What do I need to do? Review the roles listed above at DirectSupply.com/Careers and RSVP to Rachel Beckman (Rachel.Beckman@DirectSupply.com, 414.760.5865) with your resume and positions of interest by Friday, October 3. Once you send your resume, we will be expecting you on October 8.  After you RSVP, you will receive directions to Direct Supply and additional details to prepare you for the event. Please reach out with questions.

Senior Workshop – Saturday, Sept 20th
Attention Seniors!  Prepare for your final year at MSOE and that important first big job search.  Learn how to use Career Net and maximize your use of Career Services.  Attendees are eligible for FREE MSOE business cards!  Please RSVP before Tuesday 9/16 by e-mailing Cathlyn Ferraro (ferraro@msoe.edu, 414-277-7120) or stop by the Career Services Office to sign up.  Please include your Major when you RSVP.  Todd Wehr Auditorium, 8:30am-12pm.


Internship Workshop – Tuesday, Sept 23rd
Attention Juniors, Sophomores, and interested freshmen! This evening workshop will focus on the nuts and bolts of getting an internship.  Learn to use Career Net and our other office services. You won’t want to miss this informational event.  Please RSVP before Thursday 9/18 by e-mailing Cathlyn Ferraro (ferraro@msoe.edu, 414-277-7120) or stop by the Career Services Office to sign up.  Please include your Major when you RSVP.  Todd Wehr Auditorium, 5pm-7pm.

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Milwaukee (YNPN) will host a Career and Resource Fair on Wed. 9/24 from 5pm to 7pm at Independence First, 540 S. 1st St. This event will bring together local nonprofit organizations, membership associations, and rising professionals in an effort to share knowledge about the opportunities available in the nonprofit sector in Milwaukee. Guests will be able to visit with organizations to learn about their employment, volunteer, and membership opportunities. The fair will also feature discounted professional head shots for interested parties.

See attached flyer for more information.

Are you looking for a career related to systems engineering or sales?  Then check out the virtual career fair for Cisco being held September 15th.  Interact via online chat sessions with Cisco recruiters who are seeking new candidates.  For more information on the event, click here: