Heavener Career Week Articles: page 1

Measuring your inner self

If you were to paint a self-portrait, would it accurately depict your appearance? Like artists, job seekers have a similar challenge. In a job interview, you must understand who you are in order to properly convey your strengths and intentions. In other words, “Know yourself so you can portray yourself.” It was the central theme J. Hyatt Brown (BSBA ’59), Chief Executive Officer of Brown & Brown, Inc., and his company’s leadership expressed to Heavener students during a career workshop

Heavener Career Week: A blueprint for success

Less than two months into her UF career, Heavener freshman Nelly Wilson faced the gauntlet that is Heavener Career Week and UF’s Career Showcase. It’s an intimidating week for some undergraduate business students as they inch out of their comfort zones and begin their career journeys. Wilson successfully navigated that gauntlet last fall, and emerged with an internship at Siemens, a global technology company that reported revenue of approximately $98 billion in fiscal 2014. As the Spring 2016 edition of

What recruiters want to hear

First impressions are vital at networking events like Heavener Career Week. Your ability to impress and connect with a recruiter could lead to that all-important interview. So what do recruiters want to hear from Heavener students? We asked Warrington alumnae Ali (Thompson) Welch (BSBA ’13), Manager, Operations Finance at CSX in Jacksonville; and Melissa (Mills) Winner (BSBA ’11), Manager at Protiviti in Tampa—who will both be attending Heavener Career Week—to give their advice on how students can prepare for this

Heavener students, major companies make connections at Career Expo

As Heavener Hall’s doors opened, eager students filed in for the opportunity to meet recruiters and speakers from some of the nation’s top companies. They greeted each other with friendly smiles and firm handshakes— the first of many great first impressions. This friendly and personal environment encompasses the type of experience the inaugural Heavener School of Business Career Expo maintained during its two-day informational fair Monday and Wednesday. The expo hosted more than 20 information sessions from major businesses including