Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Career Day Success Tips

Career Services will host a seminar to assist students with preparing for Career Days/Job Fairs:

Career Day Success Tips
Thursday, November 1
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Student Union 110

Students interested in attending should call Career Services at 940-898-2950 to sign up. Door prizes will be awarded!!

Visit
http://www.twu.edu/o-cs/CareerDays_Students.htm for more details regarding the Professional Career Expo and Education Career Day scheduled for November 15 and 16.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Employment Information Session - Location Change!

Learn about employment opportunities and internships with Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Bright Horizons has opportunities and career paths for teaching and leadership positions, including Regional Managers, Center Directors, Assistant Directors, Program Coordinators, Teachers, & Associate Teachers. Internships are also available. Visit www.brighthorizons.com for additional information.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Campus Information Session
Thursday, October 25th
2:30 – 4:00 p.m., MCL 812

Call Career Services at 940-898-2950 to sign up to attend.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Student Technology Empowerment Program

STEP is our student technology training program, a peer-to-peer group specifically designed to help students with whatever technology needs they may have.

Our contests are still going on. The first is for a 512MB STEP flash drive. Our bulletin board has been updated for October, and the list of questions will be available on the web site this week. Correctly answer them and bring the list to our party on Halloween. All complete lists will be eligible for the drawing. The second contest is for a snazzy prize pack also to be given away at the Halloween party. To participate, you must come to each session and get that day's clue. Completed puzzles will be collected at the party and entered in the drawing for the prize package. Also, we have classes this week! An introduction to Excel 2007 will be offered Monday at 6 pm in MCL 506, and then Tuesday at 11 am in ACT 603 and 6 pm in MCL 506 again. Each class will be between 45 minutes and an hour. Call 3288 for more information and to reserve a spot!

Tuesday, Oct. 23: Phishing - If you have ever received an email asking you to confirm your account, especially from companies like PayPal or Bank of America, chances are it was a phishing scam for your personal data. In the Information Age, your name, address, and account numbers can be more valuable than money. Come to this presentation to learn how to spot a scam and how to protect yourself.

Wednesday, Oct. 24: Spam Protection - What is spam? (The electronic kind, that is) How did that um, adult content get into your email inbox? This presentation gives you the inside scoop on why you have messages from people you've never met, and what to do about it.

Our presentations are at 12:30 in the Student Union, finished in plenty of time for class at 1. We are in room 207 this week. Bring your lunch and learn about technology. As always, our handouts are available on our website at https://portal.twu.edu/step if you are unable to attend.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Student Technology Empowerment Program

STEP is our student technology training program, a peer-to-peer group specifically designed to help students with whatever technology needs they may have.

Our contests are still going on. The first is for a 512MB STEP flash drive. Our bulletin board has been updated for October, and the list of questions will be available on the web site this week. Correctly answer them and bring the list to our party on Halloween. All complete lists will be eligible for the drawing. The second contest is for a snazzy prize pack also to be given away at the Halloween party. To participate, you must come to each session and get that day's clue. Completed puzzles will be collected at the party and entered in the drawing for the prize package.

Tuesday, Oct. 16: Computer Infections: Virus Protection - Viruses can be spread without your knowledge, so it's best to be forewarned with as much information as possible. This presentation will help you protect your computer as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Wednesday, Oct. 17: Spyware - Hiding under a variety of names (mal-ware, adware, hijackware), spyware is as much of a threat as viruses. Different protection is required, however, so come to this presentation to find out how to cover all your bases.

Our presentations are at 12:30 in the Student Union, finished in plenty of time for class at 1. We are in room 207 this week. Bring your lunch and learn about technology. As always, our handouts are available on our website at https://portal.twu.edu/step if you are unable to attend.

Employer Information Session

Learn about employment opportunities and internships with Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Bright Horizons has opportunities and career paths for teaching and leadership positions, including Regional Managers, Center Directors, Assistant Directors, Program Coordinators, Teachers, & Associate Teachers. Internships are also available. Visit www.brighthorizons.com for additional information.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Campus Information Session
Thursday, October 25th
2:30 – 4:00 p.m., MCL 812

Call Career Services at 940-898-2950 to sign up to attend.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Attention! Technical Outages, Sunday, October 14

On Sunday, October 14 the following systems will be taken offline from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in order to perform system maintenance on our storage infrastructure equipment. The systems will include (but not limited to):

* Blackboard
* WWW web site
* Portal
* Finance
* Human resources
* Student records, registration, admissions, billing, etc.
* X: drive
* Video conferencing
* Internet access
* Razors Edge
* Credit card processing

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. More announcements will be made if the technology outage continues.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

“So You Need to Pick a Major?!”

The Office of Career Services would like to announce the Spring 2008 semester offering of The Psychology of Career Exploration & Development, a 3-hour elective course offered by Career Services through the Psychology Department. The course assists students with exploring careers, selecting a major, developing career planning skills and includes an introduction to the job search process.

Offered: Tues/Thurs from 2:30 to 3:50PM
Prerequisite: 2nd Semester Freshman or beyond
Course Code: 80970
You must enter the code for this course in the ‘Express Registration’ section of the registration process. The course prefix is PSY, the course number is 4913, and the section is 01.

For questions or more information, please call Bethany Coats, instructor of this course and TWU Career Counselor, at 940-898-2972.

Internet Research Validation Presentation Wednesday, October 3

Wednesday, Oct. 3: Internet Research Validation - Once you know how to search, what do you do with that information? Is it trustworthy? Can you cite it? These tips help you weed fact from fiction in the vast world of cyberspace.

The presentation is at 12:30 in the Student Union, finished in plenty of time for class at 1. The training will be held in room 207. Bring your lunch and learn about technology. As always, handouts are available at https://portal.twu.edu/step if you are unable to attend.

Presented by S.T.E.P.
(Student Technology Empowerment Program)