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Student Perspective: Visiting the "stairway to heaven" for Cheetos at Frito Lay

Two weeks ago I took four members of our Student Advisory Board on a road trip to visit two employers in the Portland metro area. Read on to hear what Business junior Zack Zweber had to say about our visit with Frito Lay.

Friday January 23rd, 2009 6:55 AM - Zack Zweber

It's Friday morning and I don't have class today. I didn't "go out" last night, in fact I went to bed around eleven. You may be asking yourself, "What is he doing with his life? He's in college, he's got no class on Friday's and he's hitting the sack earlier than his parents usually do?" I'll tell you my friends: on this particular Friday, I was on a mission. As a member of the Career Center's Student Advisory Board, I'm part of a team of six students who work on Employer Relations with the numerous companies that the Career Center hosts year round. Today, it was our turn to be hosted by the employers and Dan Kling of Frito Lay agreed to show us around a manufacturing plant in Vancouver, WA. So we headed North in a soccer mom van.

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Student Perspective: An internship with responsibility, leadership, and a job offer

This post was written by UO student David Dardano who had an Executive Internship with Target and is now their UO Campus Liaison and has been offered a full-time Executive Team Leader position when he graduates.

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Cool Internships & Fellowships: advertising, health care justice, and football

 

Have you signed in to UO-JobLink today? UO-JobLink is a great place to search for current internships and fellowships, too. In addition to part-time and full-time jobs, UO-JobLink has hundreds of internship and fellowship listings. As you'll see from a sample list below, many postings have deadlines coming up.

Check out this small sample of internships that have recently arrived at the UO Career Center. Many organizations also come to campus to interview HERE through On-Campus Recruiting. Search UO-JobLink, for all internships by KEYWORD to get detailed information. Stop by and visit me, Tina Haynes, the Career Librarian, if you have any questions about our Cool Internships.

~ OREGON, WASHINGTON and CALIFORNIA ~

SYMANTEC (Cupertino, CA)
Symantec One Year Fellowships (in research)
DEADLINE: November 15

HIV ALLLIANCE (Eugene)
Program Assistant Intern
DEADLINE: ongoing

ALVORD TAYLOR INC (Springfield)
Research and Grant Writing Intern
DEADLINE: ongoing

OREGON SOCIAL LEARNING CENTER FOUNDATION (Eugene)
Development Intern
DEADLINE: ASAP for fall or winter term

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Oddest Jobs from A to Z

Ever think about being a yawn counter at a sleep clinic?  How about a Kitty Litter Box Decorator?  This is a fun article I found that depicts 2008's Oddest Jobs.


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People always say there's someone out there for everyone, and perhaps the same can be said of people looking for work — one person's odd job might be exactly what someone else is drawn to. CareerBuilder surveyed almost 9,000 workers and gathered this year's list of the most unusual jobs held by the respondents at some point in their careers.

Read the full article on SavvySugar

What's the oddest job you've had? Let us know in the comments.

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Protect Yourself: How to spot a fake job or internship posting


photo by ToastyKen

You've probably gotten at least a few phishing emails that ask you to verify or update your personal information. While these emails typically focus on banks, businesses, and Universities, some attacks target people looking for jobs and internships. Although scam artists continue to get more creative, the following tips may help you spot a fake job or internship posting:

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World's largest job fair for Japanese-English bilinguals - travel scholarships available

DISCO International invites you to the world's largest job fair for Japanese-English bilingual students. The 22nd Boston Career Forum will be held this month on Oct. 31st to Nov. 2nd. With 172 companies participating, this three day event is an opportunity to meet and interview with a variety of companies all in one place.

22nd annual BOSTON CAREER FORUM
Oct. 31st - Nov. 2nd, 2008 (Friday-Sunday)
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)

Boston Career Forum is for anyone who is: Japanese-English bilingual, looking for a full-time or internship position, interested in working for one of the 172 companies expected to participate such as:

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ABERCROMBIE & FITCH / AMAZON JAPAN K.K. / BARCLAYS CAPITAL / COCA-COLA (JAPAN) COMPANY, LTD. / DELOITTE - TOHMATSU TAX CO. / ERNST & YOUNG LLP / GE / GOOGLE INC. / Honda Motor Co., Ltd. / JOHNSON & JOHNSON FAMILY OF COMPANIES / KONAMI GROUP / PANASONIC CORPORATION / SHISEIDO CO., LTD. / SONY CORPORATION / THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP / TOSHIBA CORPORATION / and more!

Unlike typical job fairs, companies will be holding several rounds of interviews at their booth during the Career Forum and some may give out offers by the end of the three day event. There is no fee to register and/or attend the Career Forum.

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Top Five Reasons to check out the On-Campus Recruiting Schedule

5.  We've got lots of opportunities to connect with awesome employers.  Hitachi Consulting, Intel, E&J Gallo Winery to name a few.

4.  Recruiters are everywhere! On-Campus Recruiting is not just interviews.  You're invited to find out about companies through info sessions and information tables at the EMU.  Who's hosting info sessions  Teach for America, Peace Corps, The JET Program and several others.

3. You can land a job before winter break.  Just imagine going home during break and telling everyone you've already landed a job, that would be nice!

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2. There are awesome opportunities for ALL MAJORS. 

And the number 1 reason to check out On-Campus Recruiting

1.  THE EMPLOYERS ARE COMING TO YOU!!!

List of employers interviewing on-campus

List of employers conducting information sessions

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What do jumbo jets and stupid pet tricks have in common?

They are both internships you can apply for now with The Boeing Company and the Late Show with David Letterman! There are several internship opportunities still available for fall term while other organizations already have deadlines coming up for summer internship placement. Internships help you gain experience and clarify career goals while contributing your talent and skills to an organization.

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