SoBA Alumni Return to Mentor and Hire Students
In the spring of 2013, a total of 57 SoBA alumni, representing 39 companies, entered the GBB to participate in Career Development events. Some helped students refine their career skills, some offered advice, and many of them recruited and hired SoBA students for internships and full-time positions.
Thank you to our alumni, who not only recognize the great talent to be found within UM, but who also reach out to bring students into their networking circles, stand as examples of successful career professionals, and who donate both their time and their money to make sure we can continue to give students the best possible entrance into the business world.
SoBA's Career Development program relies on annual donations to operate. Help us continue to bring great employers and great students together. Contribute today.
SHRM Members Help Career-Minded Students
Since fall of 2006, members of the Big Sky Society of Human Resource Managers
(SHRM) Chapter have been integral partners in preparing UM’s business
students for the job search process. This spring, Big Sky SHRM members
continued to provide crucial job search skills and assistance to
students. Ranging from 15-minute resume critiques and practice
interviews to workshop presentations, informational booths, and serving
on school advisory boards. Read more ...
Did You know?
- Summer leadership programs can lead to internship offers?
- Internships can lead to full-time offers?
- SoBA Seniors often interview and accept job offers in the first two months of their senior year?
- (And they start those jobs 8 to 12 months later?)
- The big wave of recruiting for MIS and accounting majors happens in September.
The path to a great job often starts much earlier than you would expect. Before school starts up, you may want to make sure you've polished your resume and cover letter, secured a suit (and have it tailored, if necessary), and be registered on Griz eRecruiting so you can apply for jobs and internships in late August.
Do I Have to Network?
If you think you will easily find a job on the internet after you graduate, then you might want to read the January 2013 New York Times article that notes more and more hires are coming via personal referrals, making networking one of the most important career skills a person can have.
According to the New York Times article, "Big companies like Ernst & Young are increasingly using their own workers to find new hires, saving time and money but lengthening the odds for job seekers without connections... " Which is why SoBA Central's Career Development program brings more than 60 companies into the Gallagher Business Building each semester for networking opportunities and workshops. Students are learning that it's never too early to start meeting employers and building relationships. You never know who will help you get a job down the road.
For more on branding and networking, click here.
Free Interview Clothing Available
SoBA Central has a limited assortment of interview and work clothing, donated by
business professionals, available for students. Some things are perfect for an interview
and others are good for a regular day on the job - it depends on where
you're working. Click here to see a list of available items. If you are
interested in trying on any of the clothing, see Tamara in
SoBA Central, GBB 352. She will set you up with some "new" clothes!
Can Power Posing Get You a Job?
you could walk into a job interview with more confidence and less
stress? Or maybe you just want to stop being the quiet one in the back
of the classroom? New research suggests making some changes to your body
language might just help. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy, an associate
professor at Harvard Business, says assuming a power pose (e.g. hands on
your hips) for just two minutes not only influences how other people
perceive you, it also changes your body chemistry, increasing
testosterone levels and decreasing cortisol (stress). View a quick three-minute tutorial on how to make power posing work for you.
However, Cuddy also warns that both confidence and trustworthiness are weighed during first impressions. In this interview with Wired,
she says, "When we form a first impression of another person it’s not
single impression. We’re really forming two. We’re judging
how warm and
trustworthy the person is, and that’s trying to answer the
question, 'What are this person’s intentions toward me?' And we’re also
ourselves, 'How strong and competent is this person?'"
For more on Cuddy's research, including info on how to make a good first impression, go here.