Thursday, May 9, 2013

New Office Director

As you may know, at the end of the school year Judy Rychlewski is retiring. William Jewell has been involved in interviewing individuals who might take Judy’s position as a friend and advisor to students and alumni. It is with great excitement that we are announcing Jewell has hired Marissa Bland to take over leadership in the Career Development and Internship Department. Marissa is coming to us from The University of Missouri Kansas City where she was coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. The current staff had a chance to sit down with Marissa right before she was offered the position to interview her and evaluate how well we thought she would fit into the Jewell community. Marissa has an extremely welcoming and inviting personality that makes it easy to get to know her. In addition to being friendly Marissa has great enthusiasm for students and helping them reach their career goals. We look forward to Marissa joining the William Jewell family May 28!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Myers Briggs

Recently I took the Myers Briggs test along with fellow coworker, Ben Boggs. We took it on a whim because Judy had given it to a business class here at Jewell, and we were interested in how each of us would be classified. Ben had taken this test several times and was once again placed as an ENFJ group (Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging).This group is characterized by their desire to help others and want to bring out the best in people. They are understanding, encouraging, and driven. They are suggested to get involved in jobs that work to help others such as: counselor, clergy member, teacher, politicians, and human resource management. My placement was in the ISTJ group (Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Judging). My group is characterized by an extreme sense of dedication and loyalty. We place high value on established systems and rules, and at times can come off distant from others as a result. It told me I should be involved in fields such as: police, law, medicine, and the military. After taking our tests and looking at the results Ben and I talked about our various outcomes. We both thought the descriptions of character traits were startlingly close to the characteristics we actually displayed. However, neither of us felt that our jobs were things we would excel at, but could see why the test would place the other person in the category it did. Overall both Ben and I found the results to be interesting, and especially found the section that listed weaknesses we might have extremely educational. I would suggest taking this test if you are interested in character traits you possess that might influence your job choice.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Changes at Jewell

As you have noticed William Jewell has (and still is) undergoing some serious changes. With the switch to NCAA, renovations to Curry Library, and the addition of the Pryor Learning Commons Jewell has seen vast alterations not only to the campus but also the notoriety of our establishment. These changes however will not be the last to William Jewell. At the end of this academic year the head of Career Services, Judy Rychlewski, will be retiring. Judy has served in the Career Service Office for thirty-seven years, and has helped countless students and alumni reach their goals and find jobs that they enjoy. Judy has decided to retire to spend more time with her family, and travel with her husband Walt. In addition to Judy’s retirement is an office makeover. Career Services will change over the summer in to the Office of Career Development and Internships. We will be placing a much larger focus on helping current students find internships within their field during their time here at Jewell. Our hope is that by stressing involvement within your area of academic interest Jewell alumni will have more opportunities and have an easier time entering the workforce after graduation. Look for next week’s blog for upcoming internship and job opportunities.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

US News and World Report Graduate School Rankings Avaliable

Each year US News and World Report publish rankings of over a hundred universities across the United States for numerous graduate studies programs. The rankings include programs that span from business programs, education programs, law schools, medical schools, and many more (over 1,200). Moreover, the publication also includes information on university demographics, cost, faculty/student ratio, average undergraduate GPAs /test scores, and other relevant factors that might influence where you would attend. If you are interested in seeing these rankings, Career Services has them available for you to take on the bookshelf as you walk in the door. Stop by today and get your copy!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

COSMC Interview Date Change

If you were signed up for the COSMC Interview Day please note the event has been moved to Tuesday, March 5th because of weather conditions.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Federal Reserve Bank Open Info Session

On Monday, February 11th William Jewell had the pleasure of welcoming the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City to its campus. The Federal Reserve Bank held an open information session that was aimed at informing students about the various career and internship opportunities that they had available. In addition they outlined the application process that is needed for all positions. The Federal Reserve looks for individuals that have strong analytical and problem solving ability, leadership skills, oral & written communication, initiative, and project management and organization skills. Joining the Federal Reserve will give you access to personal and professional growth opportunities, involvement opportunities in the community, and great employee benefits. Internships are offered in a variety of departments over the summer and last for 10 weeks. These internships are paid and provide a great opportunity for full-time job consideration upon graduation. The interview process for full-time positions consists of 3 interviews: on campus, in-house, and final interview.  For internships the on campus interview is the final interview. To learn more information about the Federal Reserve check out their website at

Friday, February 8, 2013

February Events

Hello Cardinals! In the month of February there are several exciting events that are going to be held that can help you network and potentially find a career. This week’s blog is going to provide you with a general summary of what each event is and when/ where it is happening. As each event occurs I will either attend, or interview someone who attended so that you can have an idea of what each event was like. The events that I am going to focus on are The Federal Reserve Bank open information session, the public service and nonprofit career fair, and the COSMC interview day.

The Federal Reserve Bank Information Session:
Where: William Jewell College YGCU 210
When: Monday, February 11th 10:00AM-11:15AM
Description: An Info Session, conducted by the FRB, is open to anyone interested in the FRB's career and summer internship positions. This session is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for those applying for interviews on March 5. Pre-screen sign-up deadline for interviews is 1/21/13. Dress is Business Casual. Refreshments and networking 10:00-10:15, presentation 10:15-11:05.

Public Service and Nonprofit Career Fair:
Where: William Jewell College YGCU 210/211
When: Tuesday, February 19th 2:30-4:45PM
Description: The format includes an introduction to each agency from 2:30-3:30 and networking with agencies from 3:30-4:45. Agencies will be available to discuss career opportunities, internships, summer jobs, part-time and volunteer experiences. The Fair is free and open to the public. This fair is co-sponsored by Career Services, Nonprofit Leadership Association, the Political Science Department, the Academic Achievement Center, and the Service Learning Program. The following organizations will be in attendance:

Boy ...Scouts of America, Heart of America Council
Camp Encourage
Camp Fire USA Heartland Programs
Camp Quality USA Greater Kansas City
City of Kansas City, Missouri
Federal Bureau of Investigation-FBI
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Girl Scouts of NE KS and NW MO
Heartland Camps
Int'l Trade Council of Kansas City
Jackson County
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)
Jumpstart Kansas City
Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care
L’Arche Heartland
March of Dimes
MO Division of Youth Services
National MS Society Mid Am Chapter
Salvation Army Children's Center
US Army and Army Reserve
US Marine Corps Officer Selection Team
US Secret Service - KC Field Office
Waynesville AmeriCorps & VISTA
Youth Volunteer Corps of Greater Kansas City

COSMC Interview Day:
Where: Baker University Overland Park Campus
When: Tuesday, February 26th 9:00- 3:00PM
Description: Graduating Seniors, Juniors seeking internships, and Alumni can apply to interview with multiple companies on one day through the COSMC-KC consortium. Students need to register and upload a resume by going to: Students will be able to view job listings and make selections between 1/21/13and 2/18/13. The last date to select/rank positions is 2/18/13. Schedules will be available on 2/20/13. Interview day is 2/26/13 from 8-3 at Baker University's Overland Park classroom building.

Jewell students LOVE this event - you see so many employers in one-on-one interviews on one day! Great use of your time! AND the results are impressive - 73% of the students in 2009 got 2nd interviews and 60% of those got offers! In this economy, you should be proactive and interview NOW!