What is SITE?
The purpose of the Society for IT & eBusiness (SITE) student organization at The University of Akron is to prepare students for the Information Technology career by providing opportunities for networking, hand's on out-of-classroom experiences, knowledge sharing, and an overall insight into the IT field. A variety of events are planned and implemented by SITE. These activities provide SITE members great networking opportunities. The center provides financial support to run the student organization.
Orysia D’Aurelio provides resume and interview tips to SITE10/14/2010
The first guest speaker of the semester saw Orysia D’Aurelio, the managing director of COMSYS, talk to the group about what employers want to see on your resume and how they want you to act in an interview. The group was provided with a crash course to resume building, looking at some previous examples and discussing how to effectively sell yourself.
Some of the tips involved thinking of yourself as an emerging IT professional instead of just a recent graduate. Also to identify your strengths and weaknesses so you are prepared for when that question comes up in an interview. She also stated that joining and participating in student organizations was a great thing to have on your resume.
After the session a small group stayed behind and talked about becoming a business analyst, D’Aurelio has information about a group called IIB (International Institute of Business Analysis) that meets monthly in Cleveland. It is possible that a group of SITE members could go to one of the meetings to network and learn more about that opportunity.
SITE gains approval to become a founding AIS Student Chapter
This will enable SITE and The University of Akron to increase the visibility of our IS department and program, increase student engagement and gain a competitiven advantage to succeed in the job market. To read more on AIS visit the student chapter website.
SITE Members gain tips on Resume Building in a Recession -
Sherri Hrusovski from The University of Akron’s Center of Career Management joined the SITE group to discuss how to build an effective resume, specifically since we are currently experiencing a recession. The group also learnt how to write a cover letter and other interview tips. Slides from the event can be viewed here.
SITE teams up with SCSA to volunteer at the Akron-Canton Foodbank
A group of CBA students