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Company Site Visits: A Great ROI

Every summer, the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE) hosts the Professional Exchange Visit program. This program provides companies the opportunity to host a site visit open to the EACE membership. Organizations can build relationships with members to meet its needs, whether it be recruitment, brand awareness, or business development. Site visits generally consist of a company overview, tour, Q&A session, and an employee meet and greet.

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EACE Professional Exchange Visit: An Employer’s View

When Angelique Kim, the EACE’s Director of Recruitment approached me about hosting a Professional Exchange visit this summer, I immediately said yes and soon thereafter wondered what I had gotten myself into. As an optimist, it’s a usual pattern of mine to reflexively say yes to possibilities. Well, all of us at John Galt Staffing are so grateful to have opened our doors to the EACE, because we have found the possibilities to be endless.

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Professional Exchange Visit Series: Crayola, Easton, PA

The smell welcomed me from the moment I stopped my car in the parking lot. Along with the aroma of crayons (I later found out it is the 18th most recognizable smell), I was embraced by warm memories that had lain dormant for years. The child in me giggled because I was at Crayola. I couldn’t wait to learn about working at a place that is full of play and color, and how our students could avail themselves to a career there.

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Professional Exchange Visit Series: Dun and Bradstreet, Center Valley, PA

The unofficial slogan may be, “It’s all about the data,” but at Dun & Bradstreet, it is really about the relationships. And the 14 career services professionals who came to the D&B office in Center Valley, PA began valuable relationships with some key players at D&B on Friday, June 29.

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Professional Exchange visit to Guardian Life in Pittsfield, MA – Tuesday, July 28, 2015 from 9am-11am

If you are a member of the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE) there is still time to register for the Professional Exchange visit to Guardian Life in Pittsfield, MA on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 from 9am-11am. Please visit the EACE site http://www.eace.org/?PESiteVisits to register or let me know if you have any questions.

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Professional Exchange Visits Series – To Be a HubSpotter takes HEART

EACE Blog contribution by Angelique Torres Kim, Associate Director of Employer Relations

On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 9th, a group of about 37 professionals joined HubSpot for an informative session on how the HubSpotter mantra “use good judgment” along with others truly make HubSpot a special place.

EACE members at the HubSpot headquarters in Cambridge, MA

EACE members at the HubSpot headquarters in Cambridge, MA

HubSpot has established itself as the leading provider of inbound marketing solutions, attracting clients to its website by generating relevant, personalized, and creative content. Since its founding in 2006, the company has been named as a Best Place to Work in 2014 by Glassdoor with four locations and over 785 employees worldwide.  HubSpot serves over 15,000 customers in over 90 countries.

Upon arrival, guests were treated to a company tour.  It was clear from the start that this was an environment that people did not want to leave, with its free food and beverages and casual seating and lounge areas.  Employees are not constrained to the confines of their desks and can pretty much work anywhere.

The tour was then followed by a presentation from Katie Burke, the Director of Talent and Culture.  Katie highlighted that at HubSpot, culture matters and that it had to build an organization that people love.  The interview process involves questions based on the company’s core culture code, HEART: humility, effective, adaptable, remarkable, and transparent.  HubSpot hires on these core values and potential versus skill.  You can check out HubSpot’s culture code.

Guests then heard from a recent grad panel with employees from across the business.  From their stories, it was clear that these employees personified what Katie had already highlighted.  These employees had demonstrated that they were adaptable, resilient, coachable, and honest.  They also had a proven track record of extracurricular activities and a drive for learning.  When asked what set him apart from the rest of the candidates, one employee shared a story of how he was asked if there was one unique skill that he could teach, what it would be.  His chosen skill was break dancing, after which he taught the interview team how to break dance.  A very unique skill indeed!

The afternoon wrapped up with breakout sessions with employees from across the businesses of marketing, sales, service, and engineering support.  Participants were able to ask pointed questions based on areas of interest, the best ways to prepare students, and to share the HubSpot story.

HubSpot truly blew me away.  EACE PE visits are a great way to connect with new employers and really understand their culture, mission and talent needs.  Few people get a chance to speak with hiring managers directly, listen to why recent hires joined a company, or hear from the Director of Culture.  HubSpot’s “HEART” drives individual and team success, and I am excited to help them meet their growing talent needs for college hires – which will double next year for a few core teams.  Thank you EACE!”

– Cary Weir Lytle, Associate Director of Employer Relations, Brandeis University

HubSpot hires interns for its fall marketing and software engineering co-op opportunities and recent graduates into its business development representative and sales coordinator roles and entry-level HubSpotter program in both its Cambridge, MA and Portsmouth, NH offices.  Interested candidates can submit their resume through HubSpot’s online portal.

“We truly enjoyed having the EACE organization visit HubSpot! This group is so passionate to learn about career opportunities companies like HubSpot offer so they can share these opportunities with their students. A program like this is pivotal to the success of hiring top talent at HubSpot and we’re so fortunate to have such a great partner to work with.”

– Justin Hiatt, Director of Global Business Development, HubSpot

Are you interested in a Professional Exchange Visit?  There is still time to register for visits taking place throughout the summer across the eastern seaboard.  Please click here to learn more.

 


Angelique Kim

Angelique Kim

Angelique Torres Kim was a Recruiter in the University Relations space in the private sector.  She is now the Associate Director of Employer Relations with Salem State University.  Prior to joining the Salem State Team, Angelique was the Employer Outreach Specialist at Endicott College within the Career Center where she built the foundation for the Employer Outreach Initiative.  She has served on the Board of the Career Counselors Consortium, Northeast and currently serves on the Road Trips to the Real World and Professional Exchange Visits Committees through the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE).  She presented during the EACE Annual Conference in May 2013.  Angelique holds her MA in Organizational and Corporate Communication from Emerson College.

Angelique is a connector and has a passion for helping others by making connections that fulfills the needs of both students and employers.

www.linkedin.com/in/angeliquetorreskim/

@AngeliqueTKim

Did you register for Professional Exchange site visits?

Professional Exchange is an opportunity during the summer for EACE college members to visit various employers throughout the region.  This summer’s site visits have been filling up quickly, but there are still spots available.

Below are the visits without a waitlist.  Professional Exchange is free for EACE college members!

Log into www.eace.org to register.

 

2015 PE Site Visits Date ’15 Time Location
 
 University of Pittsburgh Medical

Center*

6/16 11:30 AM Pittsburgh, PA
 DICK’S Sporting Goods* 6/16 1:00 PM Coraopolis, PA
 i+iconUSA* 6/16 11:00 AM Pittsburgh, PA
 Dun & Bradstreet Corp. 6/26 10:00 AM Center Valley, PA
 General Dynamics IT 6/29 10:00 AM Towson, MD
 Bankers Life and Casualty 6/29 2:00 PM Timonium, MD
 Wells Fargo 6/30 10:00 AM Baltimore, MD
 GE 7/1 1:00 PM Schenectady, NY
 iCIMS  7/7 1:00 PM Matawan, NJ
 SiriusDecisions 7/7 10:00 AM Wilton, CT
 Bookjobs / Association of American Publishers 7/8 9:30 AM New York, NY
 Teach For America 7/9 9:30 AM New York, NY
 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 7/10 10:00 AM New York, NY
 Northrop Grumman 7/13 10:00 AM McLean, VA
 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 7/15 9:00 AM Washington, DC
 American Red Cross (National Headquarters) 7/16 9:00 AM Washington, DC
 Vanguard 7/21 10:00 AM Malvern, PA
 Guardian Life Insurance 7/28 9:00 AM Pittsfield, MA

 

*Arrive in Pittsburgh a day early to attend one of these three site visits before conference!

Register for Professional Exchange site visits!

Professional Exchange is an opportunity during the summer for EACE college members to visit various employers throughout the region.  This summer’s site visits have been filling up quickly, but there are still spots available.

Below are the visits without a waitlist.  Professional Exchange is free for EACE college members!

Log into www.eace.org to register.

 

2015 PE Site Visits Date ’15 Time Location
 Kayak 6/10 2:00 PM Cambridge, MA
 Fidelity Investments 6/11 11:00 AM Merrimack, NH
 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center* 6/16 11:30 AM Pittsburgh, PA
 DICK’S Sporting Goods* 6/16 1:00 PM Coraopolis, PA
 i+iconUSA* 6/16 11:00 AM Pittsburgh, PA
 Dun & Bradstreet Corp. 6/26 10:00 AM Center Valley, PA
 General Dynamics IT 6/29 10:00 AM Towson, MD
 Bankers Life and Casualty 6/29 2:00 PM Timonium, MD
 Wells Fargo 6/30 10:00 AM Baltimore, MD
 GE 7/1 1:00 PM Schenectady, NY
 iCIMS  7/7 1:00 PM Matawan, NJ
 SiriusDecisions 7/7 10:00 AM Wilton, CT
 Bookjobs / Association of American Publishers 7/8 9:30 AM New York, NY
 Teach For America 7/9 9:30 AM New York, NY
 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 7/10 10:00 AM New York, NY
 Northrop Grumman 7/13 10:00 AM McLean, VA
 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 7/15 9:00 AM Washington, DC
 American Red Cross (National Headquarters) 7/16 9:00 AM Washington, DC
 Vanguard 7/21 10:00 AM Malvern, PA
 Guardian Life Insurance 7/28 9:00 AM Pittsfield, MA

 

*Arrive in Pittsburgh a day early to attend one of these three site visits before conference!

Professional Exchange Visit Series: US Department of State

Professional Exchange visit - US State Department

Professional Exchange visit – US State Department

US Department of State, Washington, DC

Walking into the lobby adorned with flags of our nation’s allies, I knew this was going to be an exciting and educational site visit. The morning was packed with back-to-back fifteen minute information sessions on the various careers available for current students and mid-level employees. Terry Davidson, the Diplomat in Residence for the Metro DC Region, was our main point of contact for the visit. Below is an extremely informational e-mail you can share with students in addition to familiarizing yourself with the application process and opportunities available. We also got to hear from two current interns and a former intern on their experience; all sharing meaningful work experiences. The visit concluded with lunch on the 8th floor overlooking the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. To our surprise, there was a WW2 Victory Capitol Flyover that took place during that time as well.

 


I am passing along links to a number of resources.  If you have not seen the video below, I’d really urge you to take a look; it’s excellent.  Feel free to forward the body of this message to any/all who have interest in State Department internships, Civil Service jobs and Foreign Service careers.  I am always happy to answer any questions you and your clients have.

Your one-stop source for exploring State Department careers is our careers.state.gov website.  For smartphone users, the DOSCareers mobile app is another option.

If you’d like a quick introduction to Foreign Service careers, please take a look at “Changing the World: Joining the Foreign Service.”

State Department internships offer you the opportunity to gain a better understanding of careers at State.   Internship opportunities are outlined in detail in the Student Programs section of the site, where you can also find our internship brochure.  Our internships open about nine months in advance of the actual start date, as the selection process takes several months and all selected must obtain a Security Clearance at the “Secret” level.  So, for instance, the summer internship application goes live around September 1 for the following summer internships.

For those interested in paid internships via the Pathways Program, find details and sign up for “Keep Me Informed” here.  Remember, the key is to have your resume all ready to go on USAJobs and sign up for alerts of Pathways openings.  Rapid action is essential to have a good chance to land a Pathways internship.

And if the Virtual Student Foreign Service internships sound like a good option, you can learn about the program and review the list of projects from previous years at www.state.gov/vsfs.

If you decide the Foreign Service is your calling, take a close look at the Rangel and Pickering fellowship programs.  These two fellowships provide support for two years of graduate education in fields related to diplomacy, two summers of paid internships and a fast-track entry into the Foreign Service.

Students who are eager to gain more international and langauge experience to prepare for diplomatic careers can look at studying abroad with the help of State Department-sponsored exchange programs such as the Gilman, the Fulbright, and the Critical Language scholarships.  More programs are described at the Exchanges web portal.

Please like me on Facebook, so you’ll know when I and my successor Diplomats in Residence are offering info sessions at locations around the DC Metro Region.  We are always ready to talk with those who have questions about the world of diplomatic careers.

Good luck, Terry

Terry Davidson, Diplomat in Residence for the DC Metro Region

 

Amanda Choo

Amanda Choo

post by Amanda Choo, Experiential Education Coordinator, University Career Services, New Brunswick, Rutgers, The State University

Professional Exchange Visit Series: PepsiCo

Professional Exchange Visit 2015 - PepsiCo

Professional Exchange Visit 2015 – PepsiCo

PepsiCo in Piscataway, NJ:

 

EACE members received access to one of PepsiCo’s production and distribution centers where we got to learn about their 22 billion dollar brands, company culture, their three other NJ office locations, and recruiting strategies for their 275k employees. The site visit consisted of a safety and company overview, past interns (now current employees) sharing their experience, and a focus on diversity and inclusion. They have a developed internship program, seeking students interested in sales and marketing, manufacturing and warehouse, and business administration. Students are able to apply for positions online at: http://www.pepsicojobs.com/en. Attendees also toured the warehouse, seeing how some Pepsi beverage products are produced and packaged.

A delicious time was had by one and all!

Amanda Choo

Amanda Choo

post by Amanda Choo, Experiential Education Coordinator, University Career Services, New Brunswick, Rutgers, The State University

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