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SHIP Alumni Career Newsletter

October 2012 Edition

October 18, 2012 
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Welcome to the October edition of the Alumni Career Newsletter!
Employer Perspective

Tips for Your Job Hunt.  By Caley Tate '10, magazine editor for Hibu, King of Prussia

In today's technological world it seems almost impossible to find a job, right? So this means that you must be skillful in searching for a job, let alone finding one to apply for. Job hunting can be a tiresome, excruciating task for the hunter. The best approach I have found is to be aggressive!

First, start your aggressive career search online. By using the Internet, apply to different employment agencies and recruiters, scan the want ads and work through referrals. 

Second, make sure that you have a professional resume. Often times a good resume will get you at least an emailed response. Key here is not to stop with one, but keep following up. You may think this is annoying, but in my experience "it is the squeaky wheel that gets the grease."

Third, once you land the interview, interview like a jobholder not job hunter! Job hunters may come across as needy and too willing, which in turn may result in rejection. Keep in mind that employers want a professional, so be professional. Dress professionally, arrive early as opposed to on time. Ask the interviewer questions, this shows that you are engaged and actually interested in the job that you are interviewing for.


One final piece of advice, and perhaps the most important, after the interview, send a thank you letter, not an email but a LETTER, with your hand written signature. If nothing else, it will grab their attention, and who knows it may even land you the job.

Best of luck hunters!

Highlighted Job Postings

These companies are looking to hire SHIP alumni. You can find out more about these opportunities as well as 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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Systems Administrator 1, Michael Baker Engineers, Harrisburg

Performs system software upgrades and workstation administration setup.  Monitors and maintains continuity with system software licensing and maintenance agreements. Performs computer rebuilds and upgrades according to our leasing schedule. Requirements: Two-year degree; 0-3 years of related experience. It is a Help Desk/System Administrator position. The responsibilities include: Lease returns, Procuring, Building, Data Copy, Shipping of new and old machine, Printing and plotting issues, Mobile device support (Androids, iPhones, Blackberry), Day to day Hardware and Software support. Additional information or to apply can be found on the "Careers" link on  


Research Associate, CoStar Group, Washington, D.C.

CoStar Group is the leading commercial real estate information provider for the United States. 

Essential functions of a Research Associate: Grow an accurate and complete database of commercial real estate inventory by tracking all available spaces for sale and lease, as well as accurately tracking information on all completed sale and lease deals within a market, Conduct 30+ telephone interviews per day of a portfolio of companies, to ensure their listings (for sale and for lease) are accurately reflected in the CoStar database, Capture detailed transaction information from your portfolio allowing other deal makers to make informed decisions about deals in their market, Convert leads from outside sources to new transactions and contacts-these sources include web sites, field leads, SEC filings, news stories, and tax records, Effectively brand CoStar during research interviews, Write news stories on breaking commercial real estate news uncovered through research, Provide assistance to customers during update process if they need assistance using CoStar products. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree is required. Apply online at


Marketing and Social Business Coordinator, 4CTechnologies, Pittsburgh

Application Developer, A. Duie Pyle, West Chester

Therapeutic Staff Support, Adams-Hanover Counseling Services, Inc., Harrisburg area

Para-Planner, Altfest Personal Wealth Management, New York City, NY

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