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SHIP Alumni Career Newsletter

April 2014 Edition

April 24, 2014
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Employer Perspective
Highlighted Job Postings
Virtual Job Fair
Career Assistance
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Welcome to the April edition of the Alumni Career Newsletter!
Employer Perspective

By Caley Tate '10, Magazine Editor for Hibu in 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 Ship Career Connection. If you are a Ship alumni and looking to hire other Ship alums or students please contact us to highlight your job and post it on Ship Career Connection. Learn how to access SHIP Career Connection at



Technical Training Specialist, Lancaster

Eurofins is the world leader in the food, bio/pharmaceutical product testing. Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, a nationally recognized laboratory, is searching for a Technical Training Specialist to support our Technical Training group in Lancaster, PA.
Technical Training Specialist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Hands on facilitation of technical training modules for laboratory new hires. The ideal candidate would possess:  Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills, Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail, Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude, Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies. Basic Minimum Qualifications: Secondary education degree in science, Instructional design, facilitation, organizational development, Some training experience with technical scientific training focus, Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship. Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Lancaster are encouraged to apply. More information can be found at the Ship Career Connection website or at

SR BUYER, Hagerstown, MD

Oshkosh Access is a segment of Oshkosh Corporation, which is a Fortune 350, multi-billion dollar company. At Oshkosh Corporation we are dedicated to designing and building the world's toughest specialty trucks, truck bodies, and access equipment by working shoulder-to-shoulder with the people who use them.

SUMMARY:  Responsible for the procurement of all goods and services from suppliers in a major area of a particular component group. Spearhead all coordination with vendors including procurement actions, engineering, manufacturing and other considerations. Assist in intra-departmental coordination to achieve corporate goals, and departmental goals. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Selection of strategic suppliers who have the ability to meet all delivery, quality, new product development, and competitiveness requirements. Establish regular programs for pricing review through negotiations and contracts. Primary lead in supplier cost negotiations, cost reduction, and cost containment. Select quality vendors that have the ability to provide long term support at the right price. Project management. Supplier warranty negotiation. Provide feedback in engineering design reviews. Bid and proposal support. Development and coordination of supply agreements. Lead all negotiations and coordination with suppliers, including supplier visits to Oshkosh Corporation. Provide assistance in the resolution of discrepant material through coordination with internal departments and suppliers. Responsible for the procurement of over $10 million in materials and services annually.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Business, Production Management, Industrial Engineering, Finance, Economics, or related field. 3-plus years related experience.

More information on Ship Career Connection or at

Sales Assistant/Sales Support, Camp Hill

Cohen Produce Marketing, Inc.- Has been in the produce business for over 100 years.

They are suppliers of Fresh Fruits to Supermarkets along the East Coast and also export to approximately 20 countries around the world. They source their product from all along the East Coast (mostly Pennsylvania) and West Coast, (mostly California and Washington State). Entry level position. There is always room for advancement depending on the ability and ambition of the individual. For this position there is no selling, however, this person will be on the telephone with vendors and customers during the course of a day and must have good telephone skills.

Requirements for the position:  Organizational Skills, Attention to Detail, Command of the English Language, Communication Skills, Math Skills, Work Ethic, Computer skills, Advanced Education, Common Sense, Professional Demeanor.  Fluency in an additional language could be very helpful, however, not required. Additional information on Ship Career Connection. Email or mail cover letter and resume to Howard Cohen at Cohen Produce Marketing, Inc., 3907 Hartzdale Drive, Camp Hill, PA.17011 or email 


Multimedia Sales Consultant, York & Harrisburg

MediaOnePA is looking for enthusiastic, goal-oriented sales people! 

Summary of responsibilities and expectations: Acquire new business revenue through prospecting, cold-calling, and consultative sales presentations. Effectively communicate, through written presentation and verbal skills, the advertising benefits of Media products. Prepare and present comprehensive advertising proposals with schedule and spec ads.Provide clients with cost estimates of advertising products and services; address all client requests in a timely and professional manner.  Prepare and process all correspondence and paperwork related to accounts and maintain up-to-date customer records available for you and management, with the assistance of team coordinators. Regular communications with sales management team to provide information regarding business developments, opportunities, and risks within the sales territory.Attend sales meetings, training seminars and relevant industry trade shows to gather information, promote products, expand network of contacts, and increase knowledge base. Maintain a professional appearance and positive attitude.

The successful candidate for this position will possess the following:Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications or Marketing and/or 2+ years of proven sales experience (media sales preferred). Excellent sales, communications, social media and computer proficiency, ability to learn and demonstrate complex media solutions for interactive and print advertising. Self-motivated, goal-oriented, and well-organized professional. Cold calling experience and development of sales strategies a plus. Please send resume and cover letter to: Tiffany Carter at


Social Media & Website Marketing Specialist, Gettysburg, Gettysburg Foundation

Logistics Sales Rep, Baltimore, MD, Cowan Systems, LLC.

Virtual Job Fair 

A Virtual Job fair for Shippensburg University alumni is being held April 1 - July 31. More information may be found at New jobs get added weekly for the duration of the job fair. Contact for additional information or questions.

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