As employers post job vacancies online and job seekers post resumes on websites and social media, it’s easy to wonder: what happens after i applied online for a job?
This question and many more will be answered in the upcoming Bridge to Brilliance: Digital First Impressions webinar. The virtual event will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 9 via Microsoft Teams and will feature representatives from several companies speaking about what they are looking for in candidates.
âWe are grateful that these employer representatives are partnering with UHV to share their professional experiences and shed light on the hiring process,â said Rosie McCusker, Head of Student Recruitment and Community Outreach for the UHV College of Business. âAnytime we can help students connect with employers, it closes the loop between students and their future. These events help students see the big picture, as well as the opportunities that exist and what employers are looking for in job applicants.
The Bridge to Brilliance series was created by the Personal Growth and Mentoring Subcommittee of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the UHV College of Business. The purpose of the series is to connect the UHV and business communities and serve as a community of personal growth for entrepreneurs, business students and marketers. While the series is curated for students preparing for life after graduation, others may benefit from the workshop as well. The event is free for everyone.
Speakers for the Bridge to Brilliance event on November 9 include Eric Stevenson from Human Resources of Formosa Plastics Corp .; Lauren Chamberlain, Caterpillar recruiter and UHV alumnus; and Tracy Frazier, head of human resources at American Omni Trading Company. Kyle Motal, a student at UHV College of Business, will be the host.
The webinar follows September’s Bridge to Brilliance event, which focused on creating a digital resume, finding businesses and how to make an online resume stand out. employers. The event will feature the employer side of the hiring process and build on other Bridge to Brilliance events focused on building personal values ââand goals, how to build self-confidence and network. . Attendees can expect to hear what companies are looking for in employees and what kind of talent they are looking to hire, as well as how students can prepare for employment opportunities after graduation and more.
âAmerican Omni Trading is proud to participate in the Digital First Impressions Workshop with the University of Houston-Victoria,â said Tracy Frazier. âWe believe that understanding the employer side of the hiring process is a key ingredient in a successful hiring experience for students, especially in the digital age. We’ll share strategies to maximize your opportunity to grab the attention of the hiring manager and HR teams through connection and relationship building. We are delighted to support UHV students in a successful transition to the workplace. “
The virtual event will be interactive and participants are encouraged to ask questions. A career marketing template will be provided to participants along with resources available to UHV students including Career Services and Handshake.
This is the last Bridge to Brilliance event of the fall. The series will resume in February. For more information, contact Rosie McCusker at [email protected] To register for the event, go to www.uhv.edu/bridge-brilliance.
The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to over 80 academic programs in schools of the arts and sciences; Business Administration; and Education, health professions and human development. UHV offers face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an education site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to raise awareness of state colleges and universities and the important role they play in providing high quality education and accessible to an increasingly diverse student body, as well as contributing to regional development and the state’s economic development.