Career Services creates
By Jonelle Davis
The economy is currently in
a slump and many
college grad-uates are finding out that it isnot
easy to secure a jobafter graduation.The reason
for this is
becausecompanies have their choicefrom
college graduates.The companies will select themost marketable candidate for
market is com-petitive in order to secure bet-ter
students have to makethemselves more marketable.The Career Service Depart-ment at Mercyhurst Collegeoffers many services to help
studentsdo not always know is that it isnever too
to start the
Cess of becoming marketable.
earlier the start,the better.It is suggested
Career Ser-vices that students follow afour-year guideline to becomemarketable. According
Rob-ert H vezda, Director of CareerServices,
guideline consistsof five key elements.These elements include thatstudents must keep their GPAabove 3.0, they should demon-strate leadership, they shouldget involved in as many cam-pus activities as possible, they
should participate in
communi-ty service, and finally theyshould participate
or as much hands on
start pre-paring themselves for their ca-reers after graduation.In order to help students pre-pare,
Services has set
theyprogress through their collegecareer.
for freshmen shouldbe to become aware of theircareer options related to theirinitial or tentative
Sophomores should deter-mine their preliminary majorand
preparing for a Co-op/Intern-ship/Externship.Juniors should experience andconfirm their career
consider graduate or pro-fessional school.
Finally, seniors should final-ize their career choice and es-
Students receive valuable help from Career Services. Some of the services Include:Internships, resumes and goal setting.
tablish contacts. By
these guidelines, students will
start their careersupon graduation.Along with goal setting, Ca-reer Services offers many pro-grams to
growth ofstudents. One program
by Career Services is the Builda Resume program. This pro-gram is a. free resume writingservice.
.-.This does not mean that
stu-dent can send in their informa-tion and then stop in later topick up their resume.Students can call Career Ser-vices and schedule an appoint-ment to go to the
and beassisted in creating a resume.The student must be prepared
office will guidethe student and even type theresume proper format for thestudent.Along with the resume build-ing
This service is a free serviceusually used by juniors and se-niors.The credential
vice is a
letters of rec-ommendation
for the student.Students
how to deal withthe interviewing process. Ac-cording to Robert Hvezda, thestudents can sit down with acounselor and discuss how toact during interviews, what towear, and how to approach theinterviews. They
be givenhelpful tips that
prepared for the inter-viewing process.According to Hvezda,
er key in becoming marketableis experience.
cangain hands on
intheir future job field by partici-pating in internships.Internships not only
stu-dents hands on
really like their future ca-reer choice.Internships can also be ob-tained through the
Ser-vices Department. In order toparticipate in an internshipthrough the office, studentsmust attend an informationalsession about internships.Career Services also has
fairs for students. The job fairsare set up for all students to at-tend.Any college level student canbenefit from
job fair. Forseniors,
fair is regionalcompanies coming on campusto recruit future employees.For underclassmen, the jobfair is an opportunities for stu-dents to
people workingin their future field.
to discuss the pros
cons about the job and decide,if a career in that field is rightforthem.The next job fair willbe on November 6.In order to be successful stu-dents have to prepare them-selves for the competitive jobmarket in
in order to get the best job
have to make themselvesmarketable and competitive.
full advan-tage of all of the many pro-grams
by career servic-es to help them secure profes-sional employment.
as many opportu-nities that they
their educational careers.Students can start the guid-ance process by contacting
Career Services Department.
International News Briefs
2nd suicide attack onU.N. compound inIraq kills
BAG I IDA
Iraq _ A
car packedwith explosives outside theUnited Nations headquartersMonday in Baghdad, killing;
witnesses said.The attack was the second
the U.N. compound, whichwas devastated
23 people, including the topU.N.
andwounded more than 100.
Iraqi militants have usedbombings and
coalition can t keep themsecure, to punish Iraqis whocooperate
the American-led occupation,
other nations from sendingtheir officials and soldiers toassist
States.Monday s incident tookplace a day before
speak to theU.N.
Assembly inNew York to
and foreigntroops for Iraq.The bomber detonated an ex-plosive device just after 8 a.m.as police were conducting a se-curity check on his vehicle in aparking lot about 250 yardsaway from U.N. headquarters,
witnesses said.Many foreign U.N.
have left Iraq,
continued to workat the
in a formerhotel.
Bush to make requestto United Nationsfor Iraq aid
months after President Bushfailed to win United Nationsapproval for
Iraq, he willbe back at U.N. headquartersTuesday asking
help in re-building the country.He may find the going
ust astough this time.Critics of
States share power in
in return for in-ternational assistance.Bush has given no indicationthat he is ready to
con-cessions.The stakes are high,
theoutcome could make a big
efforts to trans-form Iraq into a stable democ-racy. U.N. backing
en-courage countries around the
and technical expertise to Iraq.It would also
legitimacy inthe eyes of many Iraqis andArabs
who suspectthe United States wants to in-stall a
puppet government and
ownends.Foreign military reinforce-ments would relieve some ofthe
troops, who are
help U.S. ad-ministrators come up with
$30 billion to $55 billion theysay they need to rebuild Iraq,on top of
$20 billion thatBush previously requested fromCongress.Before the war, Bush bluntlytold the
organization would become ir-relevant if
it failed to endorse
hard-line policy toward
3 U.S. soldiers
Iraq opens to foreigninvestors
Three U.S. soldiers werekilled in two separate over-night attacks as Iraq s financeminister announced Sunday apackage of reforms
up the country to sub-
investment forthe first time since before the
One soldier with
Cavalry Regi-ment died after
9:30 p.m. Saturday
the town of Ramadi.Two soldiers with the Ar-my s
their camp at
the capi-tal.The latest deaths
Iraq since the warbegan March
according toU.S. Central
This week I would first like to say
to the eight fresh-men who have been elected to our
student government.The eight freshman include:
am sure you
will bea wonderful addition to
The eight representatives
besworn in at next weeks MSG meeting.Homecoming weekend turned out to be one
our bests yet, orthat
what our numbers show at least! We had a fabulous turn outfor the football game, the
arks concert, and especially the lec-ture series featuring Rudy
is a really great thing for MSGand all students here in mercyworld because with such great suc-cess,
bring us many
speakers.So students, look out for more exciting activities and lectures atupcoming events, and Spring Fest.
This weekend SAC is holding the Autumn Nights
For-mal . So get your formal gear on
as this Friday.Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., and the dance will start at eight.Transportation will be provided by the shuttles for those studentswho need it. Don t forget to buy your tickets this week in the Stu-dent Union, they are
Just a nice reminder, all proceeds fromthe winter, fall, and spring
will go to a charity. The moneyis for a really good cause, so help out and have lots
fun. Previ-ous charities include the September
fund, and the breast can-cer fund.Also this coming weekend is a trip to Philly in which SAC isalso sponsoring. The first stop
be the King of Prussia Mall,which is one ofthe biggest
in the country.
guys and girlsbring those hard earned summer bucks!
be downtown Philly where there are lots ofshops,restaurants, and historicsites. The bus will leave
behind the union at 2:00 a.m. Satur-day. There are only 97 spots, so hurry up and reserve your spot.
more info on the trip, talk to SAC Chair Kelly Behr. She canbe found on the third floor ofthe Union.Other things to look forward
The Freedom Zone has permis-sion to start up again. There are also plans being worked for aHaunted Egan Hall around Halloween.
Don t forget, all MSG meetings are held on Monday nights at8:30
MSG chambers located
the third floor ofthe Union.Have a good week.
Police and Safety Log
Sept. 5 2003
College violations:Underage drinkingSept. 6 2003
3808 Briggs Ave.
College violations: Large'gathering involving underagedrinking, disorderly conductand failure to comply withPolice and Safety officers.Sept. 7 2003
3938 Lewis Ave.College violations:Providing false informationto Police and Safety officers.Sept. 12 2003
Liquor Law Violation:Underage drinking by a
BriggsAve.jCollege Violations: Publicurination, publicdrunkenness.Sept. 9 2003
M i ssing
person: Student didnot return from previousnight. Parents werecontacted and student waslocated.
Football locker room inBaldwin Hall
Theft: Money taken fromwallets by an unknownperson.Sept.
Harassment Studentcomplained that anotherMercyhurst student washarassing them.Sept.
Football locker room inBaldwin HallTheft:
Money taken fromwallets by an unknownperson.Sept.
Adult Education Center
AdultEducation sign wasdamaged.
Sept. 20 2003
3938 Lewis AveTheft: Theft
East Main Drive
Theft: Stop sign
fromEast Main Drive.Sept. 20 20033829 Briggs AveDisorderly conduct:Intoxication male becameverbally abusive to
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Yet over seventy-five stu-dents
here at this college are
liv-ing proof that with very hardwork they can
just asRudy did. The Whole point ofRudy s speech
never togive up on your hopes anddreams.
motivationprovided these students with thecourage
take photographs for
our college s
compete on the
fields or strive for
grades in the classroom.
or off the playing field,
is living proof of thestatement that Ifthere is
definitely is a
FairTalk with faculty
administrators to find acareer that
Divisions that will be participating:
Performing ArtsSocial and Behavioral SciencesNatural Sciences
MathematicsTuesday, October 7, 2003
p mHeritage Room, Sullivan Hall