Monday, February 25, 2013

Put Your Interview Skills to the Test!

BUSINESS MAJORS-Freshmen through Grad Students- Sign Up NOW for next week’s Practice Interviews!

MOCK MADNESS has arrived!  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hone your interview skills and receive feedback from prestigious employers!

Who is coming?
Wednesday, February 27- TRAVELERS
Friday, March 1- PNC
Monday, March 4- PNC and LEGEND FINANCIAL

These organizations have generously offered to conduct practice interviews in the RMU Career Center.  TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY!  Not only will you get honest feedback about YOUR resume and interview skills, you’ll get a chance to impress these premier employers!

Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.    NOTE:  You do not need to have an interest in working for these organizations to benefit from doing a practice interview with them.  However, Travelers is currently recruiting for full-time positions and Legend Financial is seeking one or two Marketing interns in their Freshman, Sophomore or Junior years.  These practice interviews can give you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with them, in case you are interested in their opportunities.

-Receive honest feedback about your interview and resume from a qualified professional
-Be more prepared for upcoming interviews
-Network with potential employers (some of these organizations have current positions available, although you don't need to be interested in the organization to do a mock with them.)
-Get a job/ internship (The most qualified candidate does not always get the job or internship!  How you present yourself during the interview is critical.)

Mocks are posted in ColonialTRAK under 'On-campus Interviews'.  Refer to the Career Center website at
  1. Click on the ColonialTRAK tab in the left column of the screen.
  2. Enter your username and password. 
  3. On the ColonialTRAK main menu page, select 'On Campus Interviews' on the top toolbar. Then choose'Sign up for Interviews’.
  4. The practice interviews will all have 'MOCK' as the Employer Name.  The Linked Job will say 'Practice Interview,' then list applicable majors and the organization that will be conducting the practice interview.  To sign up for a schedule that interests you, click on the 'Linked Job' of that posting.
  5. On the next screen, scroll down below the yellow line and click on 'Interview Date' that you prefer.
  6. On the next screen, scroll to the bottom of the page, which will show you time slots that are still available.  Click the'Sign up' button next to the time slot that fits your schedule, and then click "Sign up."  The schedule will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  7. Note:  You must have a resume uploaded in ColonialTRAK to sign up for a practice interview.

Please note that the Career Center's On-Campus Recruiting Policy applies to students participating in practice interviews.
Canceling Interviews 
It is expected that students/alumni will honor their obligation to keep their interview reservation. If a student/alumnus finds it is necessary to cancel an interview, the student/alumnus must notify the Career Center at least 24 hours before the time of an interview scheduled Tuesday through Friday and 72 hours before a Monday interview appointment.
No-Show/Late Cancellation Policy
Students/alumni who "No-Show" or "Late Cancel" an interview will be required to send a letter of apology to the employer and give a copy of the letter to the Career Center before the student/alumnus may participate in any additional campus interviews. A student/alumnus who "No Shows" or "Late Cancels" a total of two times in any combination will forfeit their interviewing privileges for the remainder of the academic year.
Late Arrival to Interviews
If a student is late for an interview, it is up to the discretion of the employer as to whether the interview with the student will be conducted.
Bad Weather Policy
If classes are canceled because of inclement weather, interviews will also be canceled. Please contact the Career Center to reschedule your interview.

If students have any questions regarding the Practice Interview Program or the On-Campus Recruiting Policy, please contact Carole Weldon at 412-397-6204 or  You may also contact the Career Center at 412-397-6333 or via email at

Monday, February 18, 2013

AMA 2013 Kickoff Luncheon

Join the Pittsburgh American Marketing Association (AMA) for its 2013 kickoff luncheon event!

The 2013 Landscape: Consumer trends that will help define business success

Join the AMA for Campos Inc's overview of 2013 consumer trends

Following the presentation, Marty McGough, President of Marketing Insights at Campos Inc, will focus on how consumer trends will impact and affect a specific marketing challenge currently faced by an audience member's client or business.

Location: Maya Design 
Date: Thursday, February 21st
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Price: $25 for members and $30 for non-members
A light lunch buffet is included for this event 

Student discounts may be available for this event.  Contact the AMA to find out.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Dr. Jones Featured in Deer Valley Newsletter

RMU's own Dr. Jones was featured in an article in Deer Valley YMCA Family Camp's Program Newsletter!

Check out the article below:

Cathi Jones is a long time summer camper and a member of the Deer Valley Marketing Committee. She is also a professor at Robert Morris University. During the fall term, Cathi's students were required to work on a semester long project that involved developing a social media plan. Deer Valley was one of the target organizations. A team of six students were tasked with developing a comprehensive social media plan. The students presented their recommendations to Todd Brinkman, Andrew Forman, and a number of Deer Valley board and committee members on December 11, 2012. In commenting on the presentation, Todd Brinkman said, "This was truly a win-win situation. The students received some real world experience and Deer Valley received a number of good ideas to implement. Social Media is increasingly becoming a part of the camp's marketing efforts and we appreciate Cathi involving Deer Valley in her coursework." Mike Walsh, chair of the DV Programming and Marketing Committee was spotted taking copious notes at the presentation and will involve the DV Programming and Marketing Committee meeting on follow up plans based on the Robert Morris University recommendation.

Marketing Research Position with LANXESS

LANXESS Corporation is seeking a student interested in Marketing Research for a temporary assignment!

This paid position requires 20 hours per week.

The selected candidate will work directly with upper management on this assignment.

For further details, please contact Steve Clinton, Department Head of Marketing: