Career Services Highlights

CIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Millane conducted assessments for the College Internship Program (CIP) on July 22, 2014. The students from CIP learned more about their interests and how it relates to future jobs and internships.

Congratulations to Career Services Leadership Award winners 2013-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ellen Banks, Career Peer Coach in Career Services, was this year's recipient of the Career Services CPC Leadership Award.

Tyler Vanice, Washington Internship Institute Ambassador to Career Services was this year's recipient of the Career Services Ambassador Leadership Award

Graduation Week-Career Services Table

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, seniors received a special gift when they stopped by the Career Services table in Wick Lobby to have their resume reviewed, and found out what services or benefits were available to them as alumni of Daemen College.

Career Development for Transitioning Veterans

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, Career Services and The Center for Veterans and Veteran Family Services sponsored a community event for veterans looking to translate their military experiences when applying for civilian career opportunities.  An individual interest assessment was given, followed by an overview of tools and resources.  It was open to veteran students and veterans in the community. 

Graduate Nursing Resume Writing Workshop

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 resume presentation was offered.

Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association (BNHRA) Mock Interviews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Career Services & Student Chapter SHRM sponsored student mock interviews with 15 Human Resource professionals.

Teacher Recruitment Days (TRD)

Thursday, April 3 and Friday April 4, 2014

The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls
101 Old Falls St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (map)

(Attendance at this event was by pre-registration only)

TRD hosted superintendents, principals, personnel specialists, department heads or any designated representative of public, private, parochial, independent and charter schools who wished to interview candidates for teaching positions across disciplines. Annually, TRD hosts two separate events that run concurrently: TRD USA and TRD/Erie Niagara.  

Accepted Student Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Photo (L to R): Dr. Maureen Millane, Samantha Maiarana, Carly Duszynski & Jamal Cort
 

On Saturday, March 22, 2014, Career Services' Director Dr. Maureen Millane presented a panel on internships, workshops and events held by the department. Current students that have participated in these internships who were on the panel:

Samantha Maiarana
Business/Human Resource
Interned at Waddell & Reed Financial and ATTO Technology

Carly Duszynski
Psychology 
Interned at Charter School For Applied Technologies Career & Counseling Center

Jamal Cort
Athletic Training 
Interned at NFL-Minnesota Vikings and Williamsville South High School and University at  Buffalo
                  

Career Fair 2014

 

On Thursday, March 20th, Daemen College Career Services hosted the 2014 Career Fair and welcomed more than 40 employers.  Students and alumni dressed for success and brought copies of their resume.  

Washington Internship Institute Seminar

On Wednesday, March 19th, Washington Internship Institute (WII) representative, Jason Patrie, was here to discuss the WII program.  This program hosts college students from around the country who are interested in spending a semester interning in our great capital, Washinton, D.C.  Participants in the Washinton Internship Institute gain a full semester worth of credits while gaining valuable on-the-job experience!   For information on this exciting opportunity, see Mr. Lamark Shaw, Assistant Director, Career Services.

Internship Workshop

Thinking about internships? Do you know that internships can help you to enhance your academic concepts and competencies and increase self-awareness in professional areas through on-the-job training? An internship workshop was held Wednesday evening, March 5th for students.  Mr. Malcolm Hicks, Assistant Director, HEOP and Mr. Lamark Shaw, Assistant Director, Career Services were on hand to answer all questions.

NY State Assembly Session & Washington Internship Information Table

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Mr. Lamark Shaw was on hand to discuss the NY State Assembly Session Internship which is a comprehensive paid academic program which gives qualified students the chance to work in the New York State Assembly. The Assembly internship offers up to 150 college students the opportunity to get involved in state government, research and administrative responsibilities in an Assembly office.  Information was also available about Washington Internship Institute.  If you would like more information see Mr. Lamark Shaw, Assistant Director, Career Services.

LinkedIn:  Looking for a job?

Looking for a job? Did you know that all Fortune 500 companies have members on LinkedIn?  Did you know that hundreds of organizations are using LinkedIn to identify prospective new hires?  On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 a workshop sponsored by the LEADS Center, Career Services & Alumni Relations was held showing students how to build their own LinkedIn account, make their profile stand out and how to search for jobs along with making new connections to help them network.  

The Secrets To Successful Networking

Photo (L to R): Wayne Brown, Crystal Carey-Norris, Scott Fiege, Melissa Bakker, Christina Giunta

There are many ways to find a job: networking is one of them.  On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 students learned the secrets to successful networking from alumni presenters.  They then practiced these techniques as they ate lunch and mingled. 

International Students Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Friday, February 21, 2014 a luncheon workshop, sponsored by Career Services and Global Business Programs, focused on key points to consider when looking for a job.  In attendance was Dr. Maureen Millane, Director of Career Services, Professor John Blest, Professor Pereira and Sophia Ng, Associate Director of Global Programs. 

First Annual Alumni Week at Daemen College Career Services

The week of January 12, 2014, Career Services was on hand to support our Daemen alumni with the free benefit of meeting and discussing career strategies, resume help, 'mock' interviews, graduate school options and career assessments.

Chinese Culture Club Event

 

The Chinese Culture Club gathered on Friday, November 22, 2013.  President Gary A. Olson and Dr. Michael Brogan greeted students and congratulated them on their successful event.  Ye Wang is President of the club and moderators are Dr. Maureen Millane and Dr. Blake Thurman. 

Athletes Can Contribute To Their Career Success!

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 & Thursday, November 21, 2013, freshmen athletes met with Dr. Maureen Millane and Jennifer Gorski to discuss the link between great athletes, scholar athletes, team building, leadership and career success.

Accounting and Finance Career Options You May Never Have Considered

 
A Panel discussion about career opportunities, attended by 45 students, took place on Thursday, November 7, 2013 which included young members of NYSSCPA (New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants).

Ashley Blecha, Senior Auditor, M&T Bank Audit Department
Charlie Hake, Senior Accountant, Arcara & Borczynski, LLP
Kristin Kimball, Financial Analyst III, M&T Bank
Amelia Wright, Senior Accountant, Horizon Health Services

The Young CPAs are CPAs and CPA candidates who are either 1) under age 40 or 2) within the first 10 years of working in the accounting profession.  They gave advice about internships and their first year on the job, communicating with clients, the CPA exam, and how to network to become a leader in the workplace.  Members come from all areas of the accounting profession, including public and private, big and small firms.

Super Heroes Majors Fair

 

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, the Super Heroes Majors Fair took place in Wick Center Social Room.  The purpose of this event was to help students answer questions regarding majors and minors.  Much fun was had by faculty, staff and students, with fantastic costumes, plenty of food and  great raffle prizes.  

LEAN IN:  A Conversation with Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosted by Daemen College Career Services

On Monday, October 28, 2013, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of the bestselling book Lean In, spoke to college students across the country during a Livestream event.  Sheryl shared her hopes for the next generation and answered questions submitted via Livestream. Visit www.leanin.org for more information.

 

7th Annual P2 Conference-Creating A Healthy Community

 

 

 

 

 

 


photograph by CLICK Photography
 




Pictured:  Keynote Speaker Zorba Paster, MD and Director of Career Services Maureen Millane, PhD, along with the following students Hollie Kishel, Amy Klopp, Ashley Nesselbush, Lindsey Nowak, Jillian Strassburg who received scholarships to attend the October 2013 P2 Collaborative of WNY Conference.  Dr. Paster is the personal physician for the Dalai Lama and WPR radio talk show host.

7th Annual P2 Conference was held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.  This year the conference focused on community health, farms and food, and health equity.

Student Comments on the P2 Scholarship Conference 

Thank you so much for the opportunity to attend the 2013 P2 Collaborative of Western New York conference.  It has been such a pleasure to share the information we received at the conference with a variety of people. While working as a substitute nurse, the regular nurse left an informational article for me to read authored by Dr. Zorba Paster.  I was excited to share that I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Paster speak in person about longevity of life . While volunteering at the St. Luke’s Mission, I was able to share the information gathered from Oran Hesterman regarding helping low income families gain access to healthy foods.  I look forward to continued growth of community gardens for food pantry use. As a NeuroScience nurse, I was totally intrigued and energized by Paul Zientarski’s presentation of “Physical Activity and the Brain.”  In addition to sharing the information with neurologists and neurosurgeons, I was also able to bring the studies to the guidance counselors and educators at my children’s school.  I will continue to discuss the information with those who have the ability to bring about change. It was a tremendous experience to collaborate with other students from Daemen as well as individuals in the healthcare community. 

Amy Klopp, RN

This conference was an amazing opportunity and an even more amazing learning experience. I have shared much of the knowledge that I obtained during the conference with family members and peers. I was able to interact with many different health care workers and was able to better understand what is being done to increase the health in this area. As a Health Care Studies major, I learned a plethora of skills that will help me for when I become a health care professional. The speakers at the conference were so educated and passionate about their topics, which made listening to them easy and allowed the information to really sink in. I am so grateful that I had to chance to attend such an amazing conference.

Hollie Kishel

The P2 Collaborative Conference was such an empowering day to be a part of. There were so many organizations present that covered every angle of health and wellness outreach for the Western New York region. It was inspiring for me to see that an ample amount of job opportunities exist for those of us working towards degrees in Health Care. I am so thankful for everything that the Health Care Studies Department has done to make sure that we are fully prepared to become the next group of professionals contributing to the P2 Collaborative's vision for Western New York. Thank you very much for the wonderful experience!

Ashley Nesselbush

The P2 Creating a Healthy Community Conference was an incredible experience. I was lucky to have been recommended and then chosen to attend. The various speakers addressed topics, all of which were relevant to information taught in my Health Care Studies classes. Being able to apply the speakers discussion topics to my classes was very beneficial and interesting. Specifically, the track regarding food sustainability included various health promotion programs discussed in my HCS 310 class, with Professor Malinenko. Lastly, the program showcased the many aspects of public and community health along with their vast role in the Western New York area. I shared the information I learned from the P2 Creating a Healthy Community Conference with multiple professors of mine, as well as with my family and friends. 

Lindsey Nowak

Washington Internship Institute

 

 

 

 

 

 

An informational workshop on how to gain invaluable professional experience and to differentiate oneself from others. The Washington Internship Institute, Washington, DC's Premier Internship Program offers internship opportunities in Global Women's Leadership Development, Environmental and Sustainability Policy Studies, and International and Foreign Policy Studies.

Moon Cake Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moon Cake Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people.  The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar during a full moon.  The meaning of the festival is Gathering: Family and friends coming together, Thanksgiving: For harvest, and Praying: For a good future.  The above festival was celebrated on September 27th in the RIC and was sponsored by the Chinese Culture Club of which Dr. Maureen Millane, Director, Career Services and Dr. Blake Thurman were moderators.

TMI! Employer Panel:  How much is too much information in the workplace?

 









Photo (Left to Right):  Maureen C. Kielt, EEOC; Jean Mulligan, EEOC; Jeanine DeSalvo, GEICO; Joshua Siemens '02, Perry's Ice Cream; Greg Mattacola, Mattacola Law Firm

 

From early on in the interview process, to being hired, and then during the span of your employment - the question is: "how much information should you let your fellow colleagues and higher-ups know?" When is it the right time to be personal, and when are those 'TMI' moments?  Four panelists will give his/her views on the subject, and personal examples of when someone may have told too much.  Students going out into the workforce during or after college need to know this vital information for their future success!  A Lunch, Learn and Lead Series Sponsored by LEADS, Career Services & SHRM.

 

On Campus: Mini Mock Interviews

Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association (BNHRA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

Mock interviews were held on campus with HR professionals from the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association. Many students participated and received interviewing tips and immediate feedback. Ashley Grant, Career Peer Coach (second from the left), nominated by Professor Buszka received the student of the year award from the BNHRA. Career Services & the Society for Human Resources Student Chapter sponsored this event.

 

Supporting Admissions: Transfer Scholar Keynote Speaker

Maureen Millane, PhD, Director, Career Services was the keynote speaker for Transfer Scholar's Day. Parents today more than ever, want to know about the career and graduate school support their students will receive during and after graduation. Career Services attends all of the Saturday Admissions programs.

 

Second Annual Career Fair 2013

  

 

 

 

 

 

Daemen College welcomed over 50 employers and 154 students and alumni in the Wick Center Social Room to learn about internships and job opportunities. Many students received follow-up calls. Employer evaluations stressed the professionalism of our students.

 

Bringing Experts to Campus: Dr. Adam Kisailus, Roswell Park Cancer Institute

  

 

 

 

 

At the invitation of Career Services, Dr. Adam Kisailus, Division of Educational Affairs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute spoke to Natural Science students and faculty about the College Summer Research Program and Post-doctoral Program. Dr. Kisailus has offered his post-docs as Daemen guest lecturers as well invited our students on a tour of RPCI as part of the Daemen Summer Institute program.

Dress for Success Accounting Workshop

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Millane gave an interactive workshop on the importance of professional dress based upon the input from the Daemen College Career Services Advisory Board for the accounting students and faculty Linda Kuechler and Michele Flint.

  

LEVERAGE: Social Media LinkedIn Workshop

A social media expert highlighted the importance of creating a powerful online presence for internship and job opportunities and making critical connections. This was sponsored by LEADS and Career Services.

 

Understanding Your Communication Style with DISC Workshop

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Dr. Maureen Millane administered the DISC instrument and then provided a workshop designed to enhance the communication skills of students in the Marketing Club and their advisor Luiz Pereira.

 

 

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Natural Sciences Professor Brenda Young will be attending the Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology in Panama and presenting a paper on our sustainability efforts.

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Nick held several student leadership positions at Daemen and also completed an internship for graphic design. He recently traveled abroad to Italy with students and the department chair of the program.