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SHIP Alumni Career Newsletter

February 2013 Edition

February 25, 2013
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Employer Perspective: A Valuable Career Tool
Highlighted Job Postings
Upcoming Career/Job Fairs
Career Programming for SU Alumni Veterans
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Welcome to the February edition of the Alumni Career Newsletter!
Employer Perspective

A Valuable Career Tool.  By Lorie Davis '98M, assistant director, University Relations & Alumni Career Services    

Do you have a career mentor?  Do you think you need one?  Career counselors, companies and organizations certainly think that career mentors are an invaluable tool. These statistics tell all:

  • 75% of executives point to mentoring as playing a key role in their careers. (Source: American Society for Training and Development)
  • CEOs state that one of the top three factors affecting their career growth was mentoring. (Source: AccountTemps survey of Fortune 500 companies)
  • 44 percent of CEO's list mentoring programs as one of the three most effective strategies to enhance women's advancement into senior management (Source: American Society of Training & Development).
  • 76% of Fortune's top 25 companies offer mentoring programs (Source: Fortune Magazine)

The statistics are overwhelmingly in favor of the importance of career mentors but many don't know what a career mentor is.  According to the Merriam Webster dictionary online a Mentor is a trusted counselor or guide. In application, a career mentor is a more experienced person, someone who has "been there, done that", who offers guidance and advice to another individual in their career development and does so without personal gain.


Read more on Career Mentors.

Highlighted Job Postings

These companies are looking to hire SHIP alumni. You can find out more about these opportunities as well as MANY other opportunities on College Central at  


If you are a Ship alum and looking to hire other Ship alums or students, please contact us to highlight your job and post it on College Central. 

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NHS is currently seeking certified and licensed Speech and Language Pathologists 
NHS Schools is seeking Speech and Language Pathologists in Carlisle, York, Greensburg and Apollo. Candidates must possess a Master's degree in Speech Pathology; Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech and Hearing Association and a valid PA Speech and Language Pathologist License. Looking for people who are willing to work full time, part time or on-call and are looking to join a growing company. For a limited time, they are offering a $5,000* sign on bonus or a $2,500* referral bonus if the referred candidate leads to a hire and stays until the end of the school year. For more information on this bonus, the company or benefits, please visit, contact Jim Battaglia at 412-262-3500 or e-mail Referrals or CV's must be submitted to Jim Battaglia or Diana D'Ambrosio in advance of the hire to qualify for either bonus* 


Weekend On-Air Personality for Great Country 107.7. WGTY is seeking experienced weekend on-air staff. Must have flexible schedule. Send cover letter, resume and air check to or mail to: Tammy Signor, Human Resources Coordinator, WGTY/FoxSports, 1560 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. EOE.


Manager Trainee, 84 Lumber

The management trainee program is one of the finest in the industry and provides a solid foundation for you to build your future. Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with and work well with others in a past paced environment. Apply online at 


Material Analyst, Carlisle Construction Company.

Carlisle Construction Materials Incorporated, a worldwide leading diversified manufacturer of premium building products and related technology has an immediate opening for Material Analyst in its Carlisle location. This position will assist Carlisle's Inventory Control Department with answering daily inventory questions as well as responding to issues with Carlisle's SAP system. Job Responsibilities: Complete the daily, weekly, and monthly backorder reports; Daily send the list of backordered products to Sales, MRP controllers, and CSR's with updated information when the product will be available;  Responsible for all PVC needs - working with Product Manager, Portfolio Owner and the two suppliers - IM2 and Flex; Work with the Pricing team on moving items on the Clearance Web site; Review all parts by plant looking at sales history and competitor's information - what products should be stock vs. non-stock, lead time items, MTO, etc. For more information log onto

Upcoming Career/Job Fairs

Shippensburg University Career Day, Shippensburg University

March 11, 2013     1:00 - 4:00pm

ShipRec Center

Over 100 employers and graduate schools. 


Consortium Teachers Job Fair March 21, 2013     9:00am - 3:00pm

Millersville University
Open Rec Area (ORA), Student Memorial Center
21 South George St., Millersville

Career Programming for SU Alumni Veterans

Mission Career: A Workshop Series for Student, Alumni & Community Veterans

Workshop 1: February 27, 2013 (6:00 - 8:00pm) - Ceddia Union Building (CUB) 100A, Shippensburg University
Resumes and Transferable Skills- Jeffrey Hanks, Manager (Transition Assistance Program, Carlisle Army Barracks)

Attend this session to discover how your military experience can be translated to describe your skills in a way that civilian employers will understand. Attendees will also receive basic information on formatting federal resumes.

Workshop 2:  March 28, 2013 (6:00 - 8:00pm) - 122 MAC, Penn State Mont Alto
Using Your Military Skills to Become an Entrepreneur: An Introduction - Cheryl Young, Consulting Manager and Michael Unruh, Director (Small Business Development Center, Shippensburg University)

Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn't know where to start? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

Workshop 3:  April 15, 2013 (6:00 - 8:00pm) - The Orchards, Chambersburg
etworking and Interviewing - Panel discussion with employers from a variety of industries to discuss major interviewing points, including how to talk about your military experiences and transitional skills during the interview. A networking reception with hors d'oeuvres will follow the one-hour long panel session. This networking reception will encourage veterans and employers to network and potentially lead to some internship/job opportunities. At the conclusion of this event, each attendee will receive a "Military to Civilian Transition Pocket Guide", which includes veteran-specific information about the following: Job search success; Transferable skills; Resumes; Networking; Job fairs; Military-friendly employers; Federal jobs; Interviewing; and Starting your own business.


For more information contact

EmpPerspEmployer Perspective cont. A valuable career tool

What can I expect from a career mentor?  There are no defined rules for the career mentor/mentee relationship. Generally, a career mentor provides guidance to their mentee as they mentee navigates the working work and their career path.  A mentor may offer advice on their mentee's resume, provide interviewing tips, or hints on ways to climb the corporate ladder.  A mentor may assist their mentee in  developing the necessary skills they need for their career, as well as provide the mentee invaluable networking connections.


If you don't have a mentor you can begin by using the Alumni Mentoring Network provided by Shippensburg University.  Many alumni have signed up to assist you in your career development. Why not take advantage of this program?


However, if you have a mentor you are not off of the hook!  Become a mentor to someone else. You won't regret it, the rewards are worth it and it is a great way to give back to Shippensburg University.

Log onto or email for more information on either becoming a mentor or using the mentoring network.

Lorie Davis
University Relations
Shippensburg University Alumni Association
717-477-4071 (Fax)