The Career Center's services and resources assisted me in restructuring and improving my resume. They also promoted and encouraged me to attend job fairs and used their connections to help facilitate my post-graduation employment.
I went to the Career Center for help finding an internship in the criminal justice field. They put me in contact with the Lucas County Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF). Once I contacted CTF to set up an interview, I also set up a mock interview with the Career Center to sharpen my interview skills. I earned an internship opportunity for next semester and gained great networking, resume writing, and interviewing skills to further my career goals.
I always knew I wanted to one day work in Washington D.C. and the Spring Break trip confirmed my aspirations. I networked with potential future employers and BGSU alumni in the area. I also learned how to apply for internships and make my application stand out. Overall, the trip was a great opportunity to network in a city I one day plan to call home.
Position: Internship (Major: Business '23)
My internship at Greenbriar provided me with more clarity surrounding my future career goals and aspirations. This experience exposed me to real-world opportunities and challenges, which are associated with the real estate industry. Specifically, this internship proved the importance of systems, processes, and strategies in effectively managing and investing in real estate.
Position: Internship (Major: Political Science '21)
Beth helped me apply to The Washington Center Program and navigate challenges of moving away for a semester. The opportunity to work at the Office of the Attorney General has given me practical experience I will apply in my future career. The opportunity to live in Washington, D.C. also has been an experience I could not replicate anywhere else. It is the intersection of law, politics, and different cultures in one place!
Position: Internship (Major: Human Development Family Studies '18)
The Career Center helped review my resume and showed me what employers are looking for in the field. They also helped me realize how I work best with preschool aged children for future career options. I was able to gain an internship with the Child Development Lab.
Position: Internship (Major: Tourism, Leisure, and Event Planning '18)
I met with Dakel who helped me decide the best way to start my career. He encouraged me to take on an American Cruise Lines opportunity to reach my career goals of becoming a captain. He helped me review the pros and cons of this decision. I am now 119 days closer to my required 360 days with the organization before I can become a captain. I am happy for the advice I received from the Career Center!
Position: Internship (Major: Social Work '21)
I have been going to the Career Center for their services since 2017. I started at the University as an undecided major. I actually got assistance from the Career Center in selecting my major. It has been a great resource throughout my time here at Bowling Green State University. Now that I am in my fourth year, I have been thinking about life after graduation. I am excited to know I can continue utilizing the Career Center as an alumni.
Position: Undergraduate Research (Major: Microbiology '17)
The Career Center and Falcon Internship Guarantee program prepared me to have the proper materials to apply to these different opportunities. Through this preparation, I was always ready for experiential learning opportunities that I came across and was comfortable talking about my relevant strengths and experiences.
Position: Co-op (Major: Business Marketing '22)
Before both of my co-op experiences, I completed a Professional Etiquette meeting through the Career Center. During these meetings, we discussed how to be prepared for my upcoming co-op. They guided me through essential topics like becoming informed of the proper dress code and understanding time management. The various tips and tricks set me up for success as I entered into a new work environment and allowed me to feel prepared for my first day on the job!
Position: Internship (Major: Finance '22)
Without the help of three Career Center staff members, Dakel, Andrea, and Beth, I may have been unable to land promising internships. They helped me every step of the way from having a poorly formatted resume to one that is much more reflective of my skills. Dakel in particular helped me land interviews at several major companies like JPMorgan, Huntington, Honda, and Capital One.
Position: Co-Op (Major: American Culture Studies '21)
As an emerging museum professional, grant writing skills are important. My time at the Training Alliance for the Public Good was a great opportunity to learn in a "class" setting via web conferencing and hands-on grant-writing experience with local, non-profit organizations in the Northwest Ohio area.
Position: Community Based Learning (Major: Social Work '23)
The Career Center's services helped me to secure my position as a Summer Assistant for the Office of Residence Life this summer! I met with Beth for a Interview Preparation Consultation to prepare for my interview. Beth gave me some amazing practical tips on how to answer interview questions effectively and concisely, and also how to ask the right questions during an interview. With these tips, I was able to confidently execute my interview and was offered the position the next day.
During the academic year, I participated in a number of activities organized by the Career Center such as the Backpack to Briefcase: Career Boot Camp. These activities prepared me for an interview and helped me to secure a postdoctoral position in a prestigious lab of Dr. Jason Huntley at the University of Toledo.
Position: Internship (Major: Psychology '19)
My internship at the Salvation Army opened my eyes to the different behaviors displayed by children. I feel that I better understand now how children work and how I can be of assistance to them when I become a clinical psychologist. Ultimately, I learned the importance of patience and having compassion for others.
Position: Internship (Major: Individualized Planned Program '22)
As a First-Generation college student, I did not come into BGSU with many of the connections or skills to gain an internship. I was able to teach myself some of them, but being a part of the Falcon Internship Guarantee program and working with the wonderful Career Center team helped me to gain essential knowledge in not only obtaining two internships, but also teaching me life skills like using Handshake, LinkedIn, resume building, and interview preparation.
I had an opportunity to attend the Winter Boot Camp over winter break and learned more about the Career Center. I was able to take advantage of the services they have with a mock interview prior to my internship interview. The mock interview prepared me to land an internship, which gets me closer to my dream career.
Position: Internship (Major: Business Administration '23)
The experiential learning opportunity helped support my career goals by placing me in a job that aligned with my field of study. Through the internship process, I have determined that I would like to continue with my major and seek a full-time job in this field upon graduation.
Position: Internship (Major: Marketing '22)
My meeting with Avery helped me to better position myself to secure an internship for the upcoming summer. He reviewed my resume and cover letter. He also helped me to get in contact with a local business to inquire about internship opportunities.
I met to discuss internship opportunities and search strategies. The Career Center helped connect me with a Talent Scout at T-Mobile, and also helped me practice for a phone interview. Their advice and assistance helped me feel prepared for this interview, which led to an internship offer from T-Mobile. This internship will help me build the fundamental skills that are crucial building blocks for a successful career in the field!
Position: Co-Op (Major: Supply Chain Management and International Business '22)
As the Online Auction Director of Pamela Rose Auction Company, I found a new passion for real estate and auctions. As a Supply Chain Management and International Business dual major student, the skills and knowledge I've gained from my role at my co-op have translated into new career opportunities for me following graduation.
I asked Beth at the Career Center to look over my resume for me as I wanted to apply for an internal position. We talked on the phone and she made resume suggestions and provided the reasoning behind each suggestion. She also answered my questions about the interview process. About two weeks later, I had the interview and I was selected for the job!
Position: Internship (Major: Accounting '22)
I was introduced to Gilmore Jasion Mahler, Ltd. at the career fair and I had the opportunity to connect with their recruiter, Carrie, which led to an interview with the company. This opportunity laid the foundation for my technical career skills and helped me decide that pursuing a career in public accounting was definitely for me.
My experience at Marathon Petroleum was crucial in helping me figure out what I want to do as a career. There is so much to explore in supply chain management. Internships and co-ops are the best way to experiment with different career paths!
Position: Internship (Major: Business Administration '19)
At both Bendix and Lubrizol, I was very involved with updating product sales tools such as product information sheets and catalogues. I also was involved with several larger analytical projects, analyzing sales staff strategic trends, as well as customer purchase patterns.
Position: Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (Major: Business Administration '21)
The Career Center is an incredible resource not only for students, but also alumni as well. The Career Center has played a major role in my development from undergraduate to graduate school and beyond. I would highly recommend their services.
Position: Full-Time Employment (Major: Social Work '18)
Dakel and I sat down weekly to review job opportunities, search techniques, and cover letter and resume writing, which helped me to achieve my career goal. I was able to gain a full-time position with Empowered for Excellence as a Licensed Social Worker! The Career Center yielded a positive outcome for me and helped strengthen my skills to find a job in my career path.
Position: Washington, D.C. Spring Break Participant (Major: Sports Management '20)
During Spring Break, I went with the Career Center on a trip to Washington, D.C. This trip allowed me to market myself as a student looking for future career opportunities upon graduation. I was able to travel and view the opportunities for myself in another city with the resources of the Career Center. I also was able to make a few professional connections, which will help me gain a possible career in my field outside of my hometown.
Position: Internship (Major: Apparel Merchandising and Product Development '19)
I was able to utilize the Fall Expo Job and Internship Fair to speak with representatives from the Express Home Office. The event helped me to secure my position with Express, as they were able to put a face with my resume. I also expanded my network within the company and discussed opportunities for the future. I was contacted by Express a few days after the event and obtained an internship.
Position: Internship (Major: Marketing '20)
The Career Center helped me choose a major in Marketing and gain confidence in myself when it came time for the interview process. Dakel helped me with possible questions I might be asked and explained why I needed to believe in my ability to be successful. He talked about goal setting and future planning, and really helped me go into the interview with confidence.
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Position: Internship (Major: Information Systems and Business Analytics & Intelligence '19)
I attended a T-Mobile Employer Spotlight event to learn about their internship program and career boot camp. I had a resume review and mock interview, and now I can continue my goal working for an international company. My work as a Financial Planning Analyst with T-Mobile helped me gain knowledge in a real world setting. I could not have landed this internship without the Career Center!
My internship at Progressive gave me the opportunity to work with a real team to create software that improved the customer experience. I learned to ask questions, get involved with different projects outside of my assignment, and treat every day like an interview.
Position: Co-Op (Major: Architecture '23)
The Career Center helped me get closer to my dream of becoming an architect. They helped me understand what makes a good cover letter and what to update and remove on my resume.
The EXPO was a fantastic resource for my sophomore year of college. I was able to build connections with employers by meeting them face-to-face. My summer internship at London Computer Systems also helped me learn how to implement the skills I developed at BGSU as a professional.
Position: Internship (Major: Business '22)
The Expo Job and Internship Fair invitations through Handshake, along with resume critiques, helped me to become FIT certified. I also needed an internship for the spring/summer and I have achieved this goal working at Marathon.
Position: Internship (Major: Fashion Merchandising and Product Development '22)
I met with Dakel for a mock interview. I was given equal amounts of praise, as well as constructive criticism to apply for future interviews. The overall experience was super helpful. I utilized the feedback to land my position at Dry Goods USA.
Position: Co-Op (Major: International Studies '22)
I learned about professional etiquette and how to get ready for the start of my internship with TRC!