Thursday, January 23, 2014

Spots for the Study Abroad Trip are Still Available!

There is still time to sign up for the International Marketing study abroad trip to Switzerland and France. The deadline to sign up is February 3rd.

This exciting program will take place from May 10-25, 2014. The course includes an 8 week component during the spring semester with focused collaborative activities among three universities and an emphasis on practical experience. This will be followed by a 15 day program in Switzerland and France which includes company visits, interaction with international students, and other activities.

Cost is $3500 which includes housing, airfare, breakfast, and some ground transportation.

Please email Dr. Cathleen Jones at with any questions you may have.

Stop in the Center for Global Engagement for more information or to declare your interest!

Below are pictures that were taken in parts of Switzerland and France.

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Internship Opportunity!

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Highmark Stadium are seeking interns for the 2014 season. As an intern with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, you will have the distinct opportunity to be a part of their 2014 USL PRO season. All internships are unpaid, part-time positions, and only those that are eligible for course-credit will be considered for the position. Selection for an internship will be made based on applicable skills, experience, and area(s) of education.

Internship applications are now being accepted in the following areas:
Stadium Event & Group Sales
Marketing & Media
Academy Coordination
Business Partnerships & Client Services
2014 Promotional Team

Click here to review all responsibilities/ requirements for each area and to fill out the application form.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Job Opportunity! (Entry Level Position)

The local Mutual of Omaha Agency, in Pittsburgh, PA has a fantastic entry level recruiting opportunity for you. This role will open doors for amazing opportunities. They are the number one Agency in Mutual of Omaha and are looking for the right person to not only help them grow, but grow with them. You will find the job description below. They are hoping for someone who is more of a recent grad, although qualified candidates are welcome.

If interested email your resume to Kristi Acree at ASAP!

Job Title:
Training Recruiting Specialist (PITTSBURGH)

Founded in 1909, Mutual of Omaha is a solid, family-oriented company that's reliable, trustworthy, knowledgeable and caring. We are a full-service, multi-line provider of insurance and financial services products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. We are committed to providing outstanding service to our policyholders. Our commitment to customer service is the cornerstone of our vision and values.

Training Recruiting Specialist - Neil Chonofsky Division Office

Basic Function:
Work to build a successful team of advisors by sourcing, recruiting, selecting, and assisting with the development of candidates and new advisors based on the vision and goals of the division office.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Support the recruiting effort and target recruiting goals of the agency to include:
 -Generate a candidate pipeline utilizing various sources (internet,
  college, personal observation, referrals, etc.)
 -Establish professional relationships to identify potential candidates
 -Conduct candidate testing through the selection process
 -Develop a social media strategy for driving engagement to the
  division office page
 -Manage candidate pipeline
 -Support candidates through the process of transitioning into the
  advisor position
 -Review advisor contract and compensation arrangements with
  selected applicants to ensure there is a clear understanding and
  acceptance of contract and compensation provisions and clauses

2. Support the training effort and training goals of the agency to include:
 -Develop, implement and coordinate a training program and
  schedule for both new and veteran advisors
 -Conduct ongoing evaluation and analysis of program accuracy and
 -Conduct new and veteran advisor training (CDP, product, sales
  methods, prospecting, etc.)
 -Evaluate advisors following their training
 -Maintain training records and results for all trainees
 -Work with the District Sales Managers and General Manager in
  managing the performance of new advisors while in training
 -Ensure that prerequisites are obtained for attendance in Home
  Office schools and overseeing licensing requirements of the advisors
 -Act as a continuing education coordinator for the office and
  maintaining records on advisor licenses and designations obtained
 -Promote advisor participation in industry associations

3. Stay current on all Company and industry training and recruiting information, materials, methods, programs and improvements to ensure Division Office activities are up-to-date and managed effectively. Make recommendations for enhancements as appropriate. Ensure all applications and forms are current and in compliance with Company recruiting practices.

4. Stay current and comply with all State Insurance Department license requirements as well as individual state continuing education requirements.

5. Continuously expand industry knowledge by joining industry associations and taking courses in an effort to obtain industry designations.

***Job may occasionally require standing for extended periods of time.

This job requires a background that demonstrates the following minimum knowledge, skills, talents and traits:
 -Completed Bachelor’s degree
 -Ability to create relationships proactively over the phone
 -Strong training and motivation skills
 -Excellent communication and human relations skills
 -Knowledge of or interest in learning sales techniques and
 marketing philosophies
 -Knowledge of Social media marketing
 -Knowledge and MS Word and Excel, with the ability to learn other
  windows-based computer programs

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