Biz Buzz

Utilize the College Campus Career Services

899eeb5509f0c5479648_peggy_mchale.jpg

Tapping into the resources of neighboring colleges is an excellent way to pool talent. This works in a number of ways where you can find qualified students for internships or entry-level jobs, and survey skills taught.  The following tips can help you utilize the college career services to find talent for your own company, or see what employers will be seeking in the future.

1. Career Fairs – Career Fairs are an immediate way to assess talent at a school.  You can see what sorts of candidates are actively seeking employment and how they present themselves.  Capitalize on the specific fields that colleges ask you to fill out when registering for the career fair.  This way the university can efficiently find students that are a better match for your criteria.  Some colleges even offer luncheons for students and employers, setting up a more formal and private meeting.

2.Job Listings – List positions on the college job board. Much like the career fair, you can determine what sorts of candidates, and their qualifications, are applying to your postings.  Make sure you list all the pertinent details though as students may only have a few hours to spare a semester.  You can also find recent graduates and recruit before graduation.

Sign Up for E-News

3. Giving Back – You can work with college career services in other capacities besides actual employment.  Sponsor events, or offer career guidance and workshops.  As far as workshops go, colleges offer resume writing workshops, interview coaching, other career development, and corporate coaching.  Donate or sponsor one of these classes and you can give your brand exposure while giving back to the communities/youth.  Another great way to give your brand exposure is to offer to be part of a career panel or speaking engagement.  See what the career services has to offer and ask to be a part of it.

4. Alumni Networks – Tap into alumni networks to see what recent graduates ended up pursuing. Alumni of schools use this network to find jobs after graduation. You never know who you may find.

College campuses are shaping the future work force.  Staying in touch with what is considered a ‘skill’ and the level of professional experience students gain while still enrolled in classes is important to gage for your own hiring decisions.  If you have multiple neighboring schools you can compare the multiple networks to see what skills are taught and where.  In the end, students are looking for positions upon graduation and you are looking to hire! Utilize the college career center not just as means of hiring, but as one of grooming.

I would like to thank Patrick Coughlin for his help on preparing this article with me. Patrick is a Senior Marketing Analyst at Consultants 2 Go. Don’t forget, you can email me at Peggy@Consultants2Go.com with any questions you might have and I’ll be glad to answer them. You can also follow my business and me on Twitter @peggymchale and @consultants2go.

 

Peggy is the co-founder of Consultants 2 Go® (C2G), a consulting firm that provides marketing solutions to Fortune 500 companies in the Financial Services, Telecom, Life Sciences and other industries. Consultants 2 Go was just named to the Inc. 500/5000 List as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Prior to starting C2G, Peggy was a Vice President at American Express. She holds an MBA from St. John’s University and a BA from the College of Mount Saint Vincent. She recently served as a member of the Advisory Board for The Academy of Our Lady of Peace, New Providence, NJ.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

New Providence

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

January 15, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

Michaela McClain Band at Salem Roadhouse Cafe

January 17, 2018

The SALEM ROADHOUSE CAFÉ proudly presents the Michaela McClain Band performing on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Michaela McClain is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Bernardsville. Her “folky-soul” sound isreminiscent of Carol King, Norah Jones and Alicia Keys, and “her warm groove creates an atmosphere of love that’s irresistible.” Her musical influences ...

Volunteers Are Needed for March 15-16 Union County Teen Arts Festival

Do you like working with artists, teachers and students? The Union County Teen Arts Festival provides an opportunity for volunteers to get involved.

The Union County Teen Arts Festival is a two-day celebration of the arts. It is held annually at Union County College in Cranford and is sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs ...

Union County Establishes the First County LGBTQ Office in New Jersey

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has launched the new Office of LGBTQ Services. Established as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados' 2018 Moving Union County Forward initiatives, the new LGBTQ office is the first County government office of its kind in the State of New Jersey.

Operating under the new Division of Outreach and Advocacy in the Department of Human Services, ...

It's not too late to join THE MAX Challenge of New Providence

FITNESS~NUTRITION~MOTIVATION~RESULTS!
Our January 10-Week Challenge has just begun!

You've heard about THE MAX Challenge, now it's your chance to try it out for yourself!! Our members have made amazing transformations to their mind, body and spirit in just 10 short weeks! 

THE MAX is for ALL ages, shapes and sizes! If you need the motivation and support to accomplish YOUR ...

Plainfield Symphony'S 98th Season Annual Free Family Concert is “A Family Affair”

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Family Concert on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. under the baton of Maestro Charles Prince. The program, entitled “A Family Affair,” will
feature the Young Pianist Competition of New Jersey Gold Prize winner, and will also include
several surprises.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in ...

One Dead in Kenilworth House Fire Monday Evening

January 9, 2018

KENILWORTH, NJ – A 68-year-old women was killed in a fire at a Kenilworth home on Monday night, Detective Sergeant Jim Grady of the Kenilworth Police Department said.

The name of the victim is being held pending an autopsy, he said.

The fire was reported in a two-level home in the 200 block of North 9th Street. The downstairs resident reported the fire at approximately 6 p.m. after ...

Summit Community Forms Effort to Help Victims of New Year's Eve Apartment Fire

Where the eyes, the eyes with the will to see
Where the hearts, that run over with mercy
We take care of our own
We take care of our own

"We Take Care of Our Own" - Bruce Springsteen

SUMMIT, NJ - New Year's Eve is supposed to be time of reflection and celebration, looking back at the year that was and ahead to the subsequent twelve months -- the next stage of ...

Union County Manager Faella Announces His Retirement Effective March 1

January 9, 2018

 

ELIZABETH, NJ---Mountainside resident and Union County Manager Alfred J. Faella, the County’s top-appointed executive responsible for the day-to-day operations of a government that provides services to more than half a million residents, has announced his retirement effective March 1st.

Faella, 62, announces his retirement after a career spanning 25 years in City, State ...

Dog Dies After Being Left at PetSmart; SPCA and Family Seek Answers

January 6, 2018

RARITAN TWP., NJ – This is a story about Scruffles and it is not a happy one.

Scruffles was an 8-year-old bulldog, a pet loved by Danielle DiNapoli and her family. Their story has gone viral on Facebook with more than 14,000 shares and nearly 10,000 comments, leading DiNapoli to create a “Justice for Scruffles” Facebook page.

DiNapoli said she just wants answers. She ...

NJSIAA: Bills Grant Super Powers to 20 Schools; Upcoming Vote Puts Kids at Risk

January 5, 2018

As a 100-year-old, independent, private, and voluntary non-profit association serving the needs of 435 public and non-public high schools and nearly 300,000 student athletes, we have an unwavering commitment to promoting and protecting education-based interscholastic athletics. At our core, we are committed to ensuring a safe and competitive environment, while also enhancing the educational ...

Mayor's Message: A Banner Year for New Providence

It has been another banner year for New Providence. Despite the many challenges faced, we had a record number of accomplishments this year. As promised, we have focused and promoted community at every turn, welcoming many new friends and neighbors to our beautiful borough including our new residents at Lantern Hill.  We have helped foster inclusivity and promote our pioneer spirit of ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, January 17

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Carousel_image_7f6c107703df2d416aa6_barre_intesity

Wed, January 17, 8:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_7f6c107703df2d416aa6_barre_intesity

Wed, January 17, 9:30 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_a4801a3d56342db1596a_pilates_reformer

Wed, January 17, 10:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Reformer

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_d3114c224cbfa47c81e0_restorative-yoga

Wed, January 17, 7:00 PM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Restorative Yoga

Health & Wellness

Wed, January 17, 7:30 PM

The Twin Maples Estate SJFC Headquarters, Summit

Summit Junior Fortnightly Club's First New Member ...

Giving Back

I’m Not Happy

Rewind to August.  The car was anxiously packed, summer reading was done (does the movie count?), and it was time to start the journey to campus.  There had been so much anticipation for this moment and you excitedly thought about what your first few days on campus would be like.  Maybe they were everything you thought they would be, maybe not.  Maybe somewhere along the way ...