Summer 2020 Career Resources

Boost your career readiness from home during summer 2020!

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Lose your summer internship? Want to build your skills and bolster your resume this summer but not sure where to start? Our career coaches have compiled a list of resources, sorted by major, to help you develop a plan to make the most of your summer.

General Career Advice

  1. Connect with your Career coach to update your resume and polish your LinkedIn.
  2. Create a target list of companies you would be open to working for in a future internship or full-time job. Bookmark their company websites, follow their company pages, subscribe to their YouTube channels, etc.
  3. Utilize the Alumni tool for LCB on LinkedIn to find one alumnus who works at each of your target companies. Reach out using a LinkedIn message or send an e-mail to set up an informational interview or prototyping conversation.
  4. Follow Career Development/Guidance thought leaders on LinkedIn, such as:
  5. Join a professional group of your peers:

 

Expand Your Virtual Career Competencies

  1. Master the art of virtual interviewing
  2. Expand your virtual network
  3. Keep an eye out for virtual networking events
    • Career Services sends out weekly newsletters, all of which have information about the latest virtual networking events
    • Attend the events that interest you and ALWAYS follow up using contact information provided during the event
  4. Learn new technology
    • Download and learn how to use platforms like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and WebEx

 

Explore Your Career Options

Browse What Can I Do With This Major? to see career paths that relate to different majors including job titles, typical employers, further education, and general notes.

As you explore, think about these questions:

  • What kind of work do I think I want to do?
  • Which of my skills do I like to use?
  • What kind of work is likely to make me want to get up and go to work every day?
  • What job titles interest me?
  • In what environment, setting, or field do I like to work?

What Can I Do With This Major? is produced by the University of Tennessee Center for Career Development and is provided free of charge to University of Cincinnati students by the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education.

 

Major-Specific Resources

General Accounting Resources and Information

CPA Information and Exam Prep

Professional Association Resources, Trainings, Webinars & Events

LinkedIn Learning

As a UC student, you have free access to LinkedIn Learning. Consider participating in any of these LinkedIn classes (this is just a small sample of accounting-related coursework on the platform):

Consider Volunteering

Public Accounting Resources

  • Companies like EYDeloitteKPMG, and PwC offer great resources on careers within public accounting, case study interviewing, and industry-specific news

Connect with your Career Coach

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Liz Pawley

Career Coach, Accounting

Webinar 2 | June 15, 2020, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Decision Making Under COVID-19: Planning & Recovery

Connect with your Career Coach

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Andy Wellendorf

Career Coach, Business Analytics

More information coming soon!

Connect with your Career Coach

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Andy Wellendorf

Career Coach, Economics

Connect with your Career Coach

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John Hennessey

Career Coach, Finance

Get connected to the Association for Supply Chain Management via their website and LinkedIn page

Find individuals who work in Operations/Industrial Management roles and reach out for informational interviews on what they do on a daily basis. Common job titles include:

  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • HR Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Logistics Account Executive
  • Production Planner
  • Materials Manager
  • Production Supervisor
  • Product Manager
  • Continuous/Process Improvement Analyst
  • Buyer
  • Sourcing Specialist

Study operations management concepts on LinkedIn Learning and note them on your resume upon completion:

Connect with your Career Coach

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Keith Sun

Career Coach, Operations & Industrial Management

LinkedIn Learning

As a UC student, you have free access to LinkedIn Learning. Consider completing any of the LinkedIn technology courses:

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Nadia Ibrahim-Taney

Career Coach, Information Systems

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John Hennessey

Career Coach, Insurance & Risk Management

Learn something new on LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning is FULL of amazing learning opportunities. Interested in marketing on Instagram? What about developing foundations in branding (learn from Lindner’s own Drew Boyd!)? There are hundreds of marketing-related topics to choose from, and it’s free if you link from the UC Canopy site.

Earn a Google Analytics or Google Ads certification. Google Analytics and Google Ads are two of the most foundational certifications for anyone interested in digital marketing. Plus, they're FREE!

Get certified in social media marketing on Hubspot. Hubspot Academy also has tons of resources to develop marketing skills - like this free social media certification course

Develop your design skills. Download Adobe Creative Cloud for just $20/month and learn your way around Photoshop and InDesign. Or, take a free photography course through Nikon.

Get involved with professional organizations. Join the UC American Marketing Association and the Cincinnati American Marketing Association

Sales-specific resources: Read HubSpot’s sales blog, Sandler Trainer blog, and the Sales Hunter Blog. Check out the American Association for Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP), and research CRMs like Hubspot and Salesforce.

Watch the Cincinnati AMA Panel Discussion

Podcast Recommendations

Connect with your Career Coach

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Carly Trimboli

Career Coach, Marketing (Last Names A-K)

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Brian Fanelli

Career Coach, Marketing (Last Names L-Z)

UC Real Estate Resources

LinkedIn Learning

As a UC student, you have free access to LinkedIn Learning. Consider participating in any of these LinkedIn classes (this is just a small sample of accounting-related coursework on the platform):

Professional Organizations - Virtual Events

 

Connect with your Career Coach

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Jessica Lee

Career Coach, MBA and MS Marketing