Fall 2020 / Issue 10
Career Services and Internship Resources
Career Launch
Your student have access to the online job bank, Career Launch, to pursue part- and full-time jobs, internships and co-ops. Employers can post jobs that are suitable for students while they are in school.
 
Questions: Please call 812-464-1865 or email career@usi.edu
Career Services Offerings
Career Coordinators can help prep for grad school and professional program interviews. Your student should make appointments online with a coordinator. Schedule an appointment today.

Experiential Learning – Logging internship/co-op experiences is helpful for current and future Eagles as well as for the University. This is a chance for students to give back to the University before graduation. Log into Experiential Learning.

Mock Interviews – Your students can pick from varying lists of potential interview questions and practice answering them, then elect to have a mock interview sent in for review. Take a Mock Interview today.

Events – A comprehensive list of Career Services events is available along with options for reminders and sign-ups when applicable. Review Upcoming Events.

Career Launch Pathways - This is a great source to keep students focused on the right path to employment when you graduate.

Ascend of Indiana - A new tool is available to citizens of the United States wanting to work in Indiana. Ascend has full-time professional, summer employment and internships in the central/Indianapolis region as well as local options. Great opportunities are available now! Contact your Career Coordinator today
Career Services Fairs
Career Services and Internships hosts several Career Fairs on campus each year. The purpose of these fairs is to connect your student with employers.

Upcoming Events
Virtual CareerLINK Internship and Job Fair on Wednesday, September 23, 2020
  • Your student will need to register through Career Launch and upload their resume before the fair. You will be able to see which employers are attending the fair and what majors they will be recruiting.
Career Exploration and Counseling and Internships
Finding a career path that suits your skills, interests and abilities takes time and effort. There are lots of choices out there, too. If your student doesn't know which way to turn, University Division’s Career Counseling services are here to help.

They offer services that help students assess their interests and strengths. Students will learn how to identify academic subjects that align and find out more about majoring in those disciplines.
Internships translate classroom theory into application and provide a practical framework for academic coursework, enhancing your resume, by providing networking opportunities, and may even lead to a permanent position!

If students are interested in an internship, register with Career Services and Internships and schedule an appointment with the appropriate internship coordinator.
National Compeitive Awards and Scholarships
USI wants to support your student in reaching their long-term goals. These awards are money granted by national and international foundations to help students study abroad, finance graduate school, teach abroad or experience career-changing internships. 

Many of these programs are the most prestigious academic awards available to undergraduates and graduate students. Start thinking now about the next five years. As a first-year student, this is the perfect time to start planning for the future. 
Campus Information
Leadership Opportunities
Emerging Leaders offers USI freshman students the opportunity to develop new leadership skills, make new friends, and contribute to the University community. This program focuses on preparing individuals to succeed and contribute to USI as student leaders in subsequent years. Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are now available! Weekly sessions are held on Mondays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. during the Spring Semester.
Virtual Leadership 101 | Tuesday, September 22 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Have your student join us to learn how to become a great leader at USI. This is an opportunity for new students to meet other like-minded students who share a passion for leadership, participate in virtual team-building activities and learn from USI student leaders. Signups are due Sunday, September 20.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Alcohol Education Training
Your student must complete the Sexual Assault Prevention and Alcohol Edu trainings. They are required for all first-year students. Students should have received an email invitation in their USI Eagles email account last week.

Students can access the trainings by clicking on the link in the email invitation or by logging into myUSI account and clicking on the Everfi app, a giant white E in a field of orange (please see picture).

Students should complete the trainings prior to October 3, 2020. Completion of the trainings will ensure that a hold is not placed on to a student's account. Holds will prevent students from registering for Spring and Summer 2021 classes.
Phishing and Spam Emails
Phishing is a type of online scam where criminals send an email that appears to be from a legitimate company and ask you to provide sensitive information. At USI we see these phishing attempts increase at the start of a new semester. 

Ways they try to trick your student, they
  • say they’ve noticed some suspicious activity or log-in attempts
  • claim there’s a problem with your account or you need to renew your account
  • say you must confirm some personal information
  • offer a job opportunity
  • offer retirement account review
 
Ways to spot a phishing email
  • The email is written to invoke fear or a sense of urgency
  • The email has spelling and grammatical errors
  • Appears to be from an internal source but also has the external email warning in the body of the email
  • Messages references you by your last name, username, or format (“Smith, John”)
 
How can you help
Report phishing emails to the USI Help Desk. Forward the phishing email to it@usi.edu (add “?phish” to the email subject line) for awareness and additional review.  

Be on the lookout!

What Should Your Student Do if They Think They are a Victim?
  • If communicated with any of these hackers, stop communication immediately. 
  • If they have given anyone your password, please contact the USI IT Help Desk (812-465-1080) for assistance on having it changed. 
  • And if your student has provided any banking information of received or cashed checks, contact our office of Public Safety (812-464-1845) for assistance.
Campus Office Information
Check out the following offices for new student and campus information:
On-Campus COVID-19 Testing
On-campus COVID-19 testing is now available for USI students at the former Children’s Learning Center (not the University Health Center). Testing is available by appointment only on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. 

Call the University Health Center (UHC) at 812-465-1250 to schedule an appointment to be tested for COVID-19.

Eagle Perks
Eagle Perks is a voucher program that gives USI students free or discounted access to Evansville events. There is one specific activity each month along with other activities that can be used anytime throughout the year.

Students can pick up a voucher at the RFWC with a valid USI ID (limit one per student). Vouchers are only available to those who have paid the current semester's activity fee. 
Screagle in the Spotlight - Macie Martin
Year: Junior 
Major: Exercise Science, Pre-Occupational Therapy
Hometown: Woodlawn, Illinois 

Fictional Character: I would want to be Katniss Everdeen, from Hunger Games, because she overcame the odds to help everyone around her. 

Why did I decide to attend USI: It has an excellent OT graduate program, which I aspire to attend. 

Favorite memory: Getting to know the people in Campus Outreach. I’ve made some long lasting friendships. They helped guide my faith in the right direction during the end of my first year. They’ve challenged me to become a better person. 
Tips & Reminders