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Career Development Center

WELCOME! 

The Career Development Center provides career planning, job search assistance, and programs to assist students and alumni in making meaningful career, educational, and life choices. Whether you are just beginning to explore careers, are searching for internships and cooperative education positions, are applying to graduate school, or preparing for a job search, we are here to help.

Our office is located in Room 126 of the Wiseman Centre and our office hours are 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. On Wednesdays we offer walk-in services from 9:00am until 4:00pm.


SERVICES PROVIDED

The Career Development Center provides a wide variety of resources designed to meet the career development and employment needs of Bowie State University students and alumni.

  • Bulldogs4Hire
  • On-Campus Interviewing with Employers
  • Workshops & Seminars 
  • Walk-In Hours
  • Career Resource Library
  • SIGI 3 Career Planning System (By Appointment)
  • Class / Group Presentations
     

 

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Job, Internship & Resume Database
for Students and Alumni
 Employers can post jobs and internships for FREE

 

 

 

 FEATURED EMPLOYERS

   

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Practice Interview Program        10am-4pm      Wiseman Student Center, 126
Practice makes perfect. Schedule a practice interview with an employer to gain valuable experience and suggestions for improvement. Sign up in the Career Development Center. 

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Spring Career & Internship Fair     10am-2pm          McKeldin Gym
Meet with employers to discuss internships and full-time employment opportunities. Bring Plenty of Resumes! Business attire is REQUIRED!
Employers Register Here                            Students Research Employers Here

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013       
Walmart Information Session  
U.S. Department of State Information Session    
3:00pm McKeldin Gym Immediately following the Career & Internship Fair  Open to ALL Majors!

 

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Sherwin Williams Campus Interviews       
Seeking applicants for their Management Sales Training Program and their Management Sales Internship Program. BUSINESS Majors with a miniumum 2.5 GPA.  Sign up viaBulldogs4Hire.

 

Thursday, April 18, 2013   11:00am - 3:00pm
U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration 2nd Annual Minority

College Relations Program
Student Forum


The Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA), Equal Employment Opportunity Staff, Minority College Relations Program is sponsoring a Student Forum on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Bowie State University, located in Bowie, Maryland. (Click on link for more information and registration) The event will target students from minority colleges and universities as well as institutions for individuals with disabilities.  This forum will provide students the opportunity to gain first-hand information from a panelist of DEA employees and guest speakers.  Breakout sessions will also be held with representatives from other federal agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, United States Secret Service, and Transportation Security Administration. DEA -- where every job is challenging and every mission is valued.  As the world’s leading drug enforcement agency, DEA offers rewarding career opportunities in a variety of disciplines.  These career opportunities include: Special Agent*, Intelligence Research Specialist*, Diversion Investigator*, Forensic Chemist*, Professional and Administrative Career Opportunities  (*Core Series Positions ) 

Registration is Now Open!http://deabowiestudentforum2013.eventbrite.com

 

Friday, April 19, 2013
Walmart Campus Interviews                        
Seeking applicants for their Store Manager Trainee Program. ALL majors welcome! Sign up via Bulldogs4Hire.

 

 

 

 

BLACK EXECUTIVE EXCHANGE PROGRAM (BEEP)
LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

You are cordially invited to apply to be a 2013 Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) Student Scholar at the upcoming BEEP Conference held on June 5 -8, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. This year’s theme, “Prepare for Opportunity: Building Career Success.” The entire Conference is designed to further develop your leadership skills and provide you with networking opportunities with executives and hiring professionals from Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and other non-profit partners.

 
Students wishing to attend the BEEP Leadership Conference MUST
1.Be a rising sophomore, junior or senior.
2. Have a minimum 2.9 GPA
3. Submit a professional resume
4. Submit an essay addressing the following questions:
  1. Why are you interested in attending the BEEP Leadership Conference
  2. How do you perceive that this experience will assist you with your career goals
  3. How do you think this experience will assist you become a more effective leader
 
Essays should follow this presentation format:
  • Cover page with Applicant Name, Major and University name
  • Essay should be double spaces, one sided, and no more than 750 words
 
The resume and essay should be submitted electronically to dwigglesworth@bowiestate.edu no later than April 4, 2013. Once your essay and resume has been approved, you will be given the link to access the second part of the application process.
 

Beep website http://iamempowered.com/departments/black-executive-exchange-program-beep

 

 

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

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Twenty Fastest Growing Occupations
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Where Did BSU Graduates Go?
Find out where Bowie graduates are working or attending school.

Employers that Recruit at BSU
Find out which employers have come to campus to recruit Bowie students and alums. 

 

 

NEW RESOURCES

Career Athletes
The nation’s largest online network where athletes go to get jobs. 

United State Department of Labor Workforce Recruitment Program
Instructional videos designed to help people with disabilities navigate the job search process.


Job Search 101 Career Video Series
Watch these 3 minute videos to receive tangible advice on your greatest job search concerns. 

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