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Holthusen Hall, First Floor
1324 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-7423
Fax: (414) 288-5302
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Career FYI: March 2012


dress for success

In this issue:

Kohl's Education Scholarship
Featured Career Events: Etiquette Dinner and more!
Employer Highlight: Milwaukee Bucks
Student Success: Political Science & Philosophy, May 2010
Ask MUCSC: Interview Attire
Social Media


"If you're home for spring break next week, use that time to go shopping for a professional suit. Remember to get the suit tailored - it might take a little longer but makes all the difference."

~ Bethany Olson, Event Planner/Career Counselor, MUCSC

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The Career Services Center has partnered with Kohl’s to provide Career Education Scholarships to registered student organizations at Marquette.

  • These scholarships can be used toward any career education programming, such as organizing networking events, bringing prominent speakers to campus or attending corporate site visits.
  • Last semester, five student organizations won a scholarship including Ad Club, Hunger Clean Up planning team, Marquette-ing Club, Pi Beta Phi and PRSSA.
  • We are looking for applicants for this semester! Email completed applications to Kristin Adler by April 25, 2012; Applications can be found online. This is for Fall 2012 programs.
  • Questions? Contact Kristin Adler

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Featured Career Events

BIG EAST Career Fair

Date: Friday, March 9, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

On the Road to Your Career - FREE LUNCH!
Powered by Kohl's
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Location: AMU 227
Topic: Dress for Success
Menu: Hors D'Oeuvres: pizza tarts, breaded ravioli, bbq meatballs, pretzel sandwiches, fruit kabobs, vegetables, with water and coffee
No RSVP Required

On the Road to Your Career - FREE LUNCH!
Powered by Kohl's
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Location: AMU 157
Topic: First Year as a Professional
Menu: Sub Sandwiches with coffee, lemonade, and water
No RSVP Required

Etiquette Dinner
Powered by Aldi
Date: Monday, April 23, 2012
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: AMU Ballrooms
Register by April 15 HERE

These days getting a job, internship, or scholarship may include an interview over a meal. Dining Etiquette is more than just forks and knives. From sitting down to ordering to making small talk, learn the essentials for making the most of your personal presentation during a meal.


  • Mixing and Mingling
  • Making introductions and conversation starters
  • Getting to know your table and place setting
  • Art of ordering and eating
  • Accidents at the table
  • Closing the meal

Questions? Email Bethany Olson, Event Planner/Career Counselor at bethany.olson@marquette.edu

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Employer Highlight

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks are recruiting for entry-level Sales Associate positions for the 2012-13 sales campaign and season. The job focus is identifying prospects interested in season ticket packages. Face-to-face selling and appointments with prospects and access to the Bradley Center, computer technology, and an excellent sales orientation program! Compensation consists of a base pay plus commission and benefits.

Want to learn more? Check out the full posting on MU Career Manager.

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Student Success

Name - Giuseppe W Pappalardo
Major -
Political Science/ Philosophy
Grad date -
May 2010
Hometown -
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Organization - BizStarts Milwaukee

Job Title - Financial Analyst

Resources used to find your position
My network, Americorps, MU Career Center. I used an Americorps program, Public Allies, to get my foot in the door at an organization I would not have had a chance at without any experience.

What you enjoy most about your position
Meeting with and working with the people behind the innovative high-growth start-ups we serve in SE Wisconsin. There are some very talented and successful people behind the ideas and helping our entrepreneurs cultivate these ideas into job creating companies is extremely rewarding.

If you could do one thing differently, what would it be?
Majored in business or gotten a high level internship in a business related field. No matter what your job is, knowing the basics of economics and business can help you "fake it before you make it". Even though I am very happy with the skills I gained in the humanities, something as small as a more robust business vocabulary would have given me an advantage in a difficult job climate.

Advice and tips for students in your field
Surround yourself with people who have a diversity of knowledge, beliefs, experiences and any other character trait you deem important. No one can do everything by them self but if you find a good team, that works well together, you can build a strong business, non-profit or career.

What do/will you miss most about MU?
EVERYTHING- but especially the people.

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Eeek! I have an interview in two weeks and don't have a suit! What suggestions do you have when working with students shopping for an interview suit?


Suit-less Sam

Dear Suit-less Sam,

It's that suit shopping time of year again! The prepping for an interview can be stressful enough - you don't want to have to worry about what you are wearing on top of that. Here are some great tips and resources for your shopping experience!


  • It is important to project a professional image.
  • Employers may assume that this is the best you will ever look.
  • Unfortunately, making your way into the world-of-work means that you may be judged on the way you look and how you present yourself. This may not always be fair. There are a number of things you can do to feel confident about yourself in an interviewing situation. Because, as you know, you only get one chance to make a first impression.
  • Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. You’re trying to sell yourself.


  • A conservative suit (navy, gray, black).
  • Sleeve length for suit should fall between your wrists and the top knuckle of your thumb.
  • Neat, pressed, clean clothing without tears, rips, hanging threads, or pills. All buttons, snaps, or hooks should be on the garment and hems sewn in place.

Utilize our Dress for Success handout for a more detailed description

Attend the March On the Road to Your Career event for an actual Dress for Success runway show!


CSC Staff

If you want more direction with any of these topics, remember that the career counselors are here to help. The career services center is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. Call to schedule an appointment today at 414-288-7423 or email career.services@marquette.edu.


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Social Media

Use internet social networks to make connections with people:

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Follow the Career Services Center on Twitter (twitter.com/MU_CSC) to stay up to date on the latest job search articles, highlights and Career Services Center happenings. Looking for a job or internship? Follow MUCSCJobs (twitter.com/MUCSCJobs) for the latest information on MU Career Manager job postings and on-campus interviews!

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Be sure to visit the Career Services Center’s new blog, Career Chatter (marquettecsc.blogspot.com), regularly to get all the latest information and advice from our office. It's the Career Services Center... UNPLUGGED

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Become a fan of the MU Career Services Center on Facebook (www.facebook.com/mucsc). It can’t hurt…right?

Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.marquette.edu/csc/followus/images/clip_image047.jpg We’re LinkedIn!
Network with professionals in our MUCSC Group on LinkedIn. If you don’t already have an account - here is one good excuse to get one! To find us just search in groups for MUCSC and join.

We're a check in spot on Foursquare! Why not check in?

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Marquette University
Career Services Center
Holthusen Hall, First Floor
1324 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-7423
Fax: (414) 288-5302
E-mail | Staff Directory

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