Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Law & Order : Job Edition

Wednesday, November 14th
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sewall Center- International Suite

Did you ever wonder how what you do in college might affect your employment or graduate school prospects?  This program will provide an overview of typical screening methods including background checks (driving records and criminal), drug and alcohol tests, credit history reports, investigative consumer reports and employment verification practices.   Legal issues associated with background checks and employment screening will be covered as well as specifics about the ARD program and expungements.  The topic of social media will also be addressed.  A panel of employers and graduate school representatives will discuss their screening practices and respond to student questions.  (Students will have the opportunity to submit questions confidentially.) 

A complete list of speakers is included below:

Sid Zonn:  Vice President and General Counsel- RMURalston Jackson:  Partner - Odermatt & JacksonScott Irlbacher:  Director of Special Programs & Student Community Standards- RMUShelly Haser:  Department Head of Education- RMUAlexandra Linsenmeyer:  Director of Admissions - University of Pittsburgh School of LawJaime Opel:  Investigator - USISJonalyn Paulick:  Vice President - PNC Bank

Please RSVP by November 13th
This program is sponsored by the Career Center.  To ensure we have enough seating and handouts, please RSVP to Beth Miller atmillerb@rmu.edu by November 13th if you plan to attend.

Practice Interviews

will be conducting 3 practice interviews this WEDNESDAY (11/14) 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 this premier employer!  
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 PNC to benefit from doing a practice interview with them.
  WHY DO A PRACTICE (MOCK) INTERVIEW? -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 www.rmu.edu/careercenter.
  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.  The MOCK with PNC will be near the bottom of the current listings.
  5. To sign up for a schedule that interests you, click on the 'Linked Job' of that posting.
  6. On the next screen, scroll down below the yellow line and click on 'Interview Date' that you prefer.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Monday, November 12, 2012


SEARCHING FOR ROMO...The Department of Athletics is looking for a current RMU student to fill RoMo's mascot shoes spring semester 2013. The position brings with it a $3,000-$5,000 tuition credit. If interested, please call or e-mail the contact at the end of this e-mail. Thank you

Marty Galosi
Senior Associate Athletic Director, External Affairs
Robert Morris University
6001 University Blvd.
Moon Township, PA 15108-1189
Office: 412-397-4920
Cell: 412-498-8357
E-Mail: galosi@rmu.edu

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Interested in Roots Sports ?

Shawn McClintock who is the Vice President and General Manager of Root Sports Pittsburgh will be here on campus. Make it a point to come in and see him .

Date : Monday November 2012

Time : 5:00pm

Place : Massey Theatre 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Night at the Pittsburgh Symphony

Hello All,

You are still cordially invited to Robert Morris University School of Business "Night at the Pittsburgh Symphony."    The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is playing Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection", by Gustav Mahler with Manfred Honeck, conductor.  More information is provided on the attached sheet.

The event is a networking opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the School of Business.  You are invited to receive a School of Business pin before the concert and to attend a complimentary dessert reception following the concert.  All RMU students are invited as guests of the School of Business.  So, please invite your friends to accompany you to Heinz Hall.

Students also receive complimentary bus transportation to and from Heinz Hall and a complimentary ticket to the concert.  Buses will depart from the Lower Sewall Center parking lot at 6:30 p.m. on Friday October 19.  I ask that you be at the parking lot by 6:10 p.m.  Please contact Laura Whitaker (whitaker@rmu.edu or 412-397-6356) to reserve a seat on the bus and a concert ticket.

A little bit on the Conductor 

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”

Manfred Honeck conducts Gustav Mahler's sublime Symphony
No. 2. This programmatic work proclaims the composer's
belief in life after death. Hear this monumental performance
on the Heinz Hall stage before the PSO performs it on the
2012 European tour.

Date : Friday October 19 
Time 8:00 pm
Venue: Heinz Hall

Recap: 2nd Annual Somma Integrity First Intersection Navigating the Challenges Ethics Workshop

Last week’s 2nd Annual Somma Integrity First Intersection Navigating the Challenges ethics workshop was a success!  Over 80 SBUS students, SBUS faculty and staff joined together for an engaging discussion of ethics and group case analysis exercise.  Thanks to the following students in Professor Grim’s Advanced Labor Management Relations class who served as group facilitators:  Jason Beadle, James Biedrzycki, Brennon Dauginikas, Rehema Emanuel, Sean Gergacs, Jake Hayes, Kylie Jorden, Jordan Kristek, Jamie Kusevich, Adam Mills, Evan Penner, Michael Renda, Ryan Schwartzel and, Lauren Wagenhoffer.

At the end of the case exercise, it was difficult to select only one group from the outstanding case analyses submitted; instead faculty identified two groups that developed insightful analyses of the ethical dilemmas and suggested feasible and relevant recommendations. Congratulations to the following students who worked in these groups:  Nicole Masciola, Sarah Gordon, Marcus Paxton, Cody Redmond, Roberto DaSilva, Melissa Cleis, Heather Niewierski, Deborah Naples, James Biedrzycki, Carissa Smith and Rehema Emanuel

Benefactors, Rande and Georgia Somma, were on hand to acknowledge our Somma Integrity First Scholarship recipients.  Congratulations to our 2012 recipients:  Andre L. Coiro, Clarence V. Ford II, Tyler C. Montabon and Steven M. Tessaro.  Mr. Somma, RMU Alumnus, former Corporate Officer and President of the Automotive Systems Group Johnson Controls - Worldwide and current President and CEO of Rande Somma & Associates LLC a leadership, coaching and development company shared his experiences managing the issues associated with ethical decision making.

And finally, thanks to Jodi Potter, Gayle Marco, Laura Whitaker, Maureen Brant, Mike Yahr, Frank Flanegin, Steve Clinton, David Budziszewski, Zhou Yang, Peter Freymark, Darlene Motley, Wayne Grim, Jeff Guiler, Pat Litzinger, and the SBUS Ethics Committee members Denis Rudd, Richard Mills, Lou Swartz, Michele Cole, Jasmin Lin, Katie Hetherington Scott Branvold or their help in planning the event and evaluating the group case analyses! 

Check out the pictures of this event!!

Daria Crawley, Ph.D.
Chair, SBUS Ethics Committee

                                  Workshop attendees

Professor Mike Yahr observing student groups during the 2012 Ethics Workshop

 Mr Rande Somma RMU Alumnus and President and CEO Rande Somma & Associates LLC a leadership, coaching and development company discussing ways to handle ethical dilemmas

2012 Integrity First Scholarship recipients: Andre L. Coiro, Clarence V. Ford II, Tyler C. Montabon and Steven M. Tessaro pictured with Rande and Georgia Somma, Dr. Patrick Litzinger, Interim SBUS Dean and Dr. Daria Crawley, SBUS Ethics Committee Chairperson

 Group case  winners : Nicole Masciola, Sarah Gordon, Marcus Paxton, Cody Redmond, Roberto DaSilva, Melissa Cleis, Heather Niewerski, Deborah Naples, James Biedrzycki, Carissa Smith and Rehema Emanuel
Student Attendees

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Services at RMU

Just a reminder of some of the services available to RMU students :

Services for Students with Disabilities
Robert Morris University is committed to equal opportunity for students with disabilities and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to its programs and activities. Qualified students with a disability are eligible to receive accommodations and services which may include academic adjustments, modification or alteration of course examinations, and the provision of auxiliary aids. For more information about these services, please contact Tracy Gorrell at gorrell@rmu.edu or 412-397-5859.

Tutoring Services
Over 20 tutors are available to assist students in a variety of course subject areas. Tutoring is available Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weekend tutoring is available by appointment. Requests for weekend tutoring must be made by Thursday at 5:00 p.m. Professional tutors are also available for writing, communications, mathematics and study skills assistance. For more information about our tutoring program, please contact Nicole Hammond at hammond@rmu.edu412-397-2220 or visit the RMU website for a complete tutoring schedule.

Writing/Communications Tutoring
Professor Roger Gillian provides writing and communications tutoring in Wheatly Center (SCIS building), Room 326. The writing and communications tutoring hours are:
Monday 12:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 2:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 2:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 12:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Personal & Mental Health Counseling Services
The Center for Student Success provides general counseling, mental health counseling, and direct referrals to health care and psychiatric facilities in our area. Call the Center for Student Success at 412-262-4349 or by email atcenter4success@rmu.edu.

Location/Office Hours/Telephone
The Center for Student Success - Nicholson Center, 2nd Floor
Monday -Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday- 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Job Fair

-Noon (12pm) OCTOBER 15 is the deadline for FREE online pre-registration for the WestPACS Job and Internship Fair
 --Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 10am-3pm --Location: Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA
 FACTS: *  119 organizations registered at 10/5/12 *  Employers recruiting for part-time, full-time and internship positions *  FREE registration if you register at www.westpacs.org before noon 10/15/12 *  If not pre-registered online, $10 (cash only) walk-in fee at the door. *  Limited transportation available for RMU students- check with the Career Center for details*  Refer a friend and be entered in a drawing to win one of 10 $50 gas cards! Have your friends register by noon October 15th. When they register, be sure they put your name and college in the referred by friend field. You must attend the job fair to be eligible to collect your prize.
*  Join the buzz on Facebook at WestPACS Job & Internship Fairs.
 WHY GO? *  Opportunity to meet potential employers face-to-face to make a great first impression!
*  WestPACS is a consortium of more than 40 Western PA colleges and numerous employers; this Job and Internship Fair is the largest job fair in the Pittsburgh region for college students and alumni.

* Professional dress required! * Take lots of error-free resumes! * Only college level and alumni job-seekers (full-time, internship, part-time) permitted into the fair (No parents, children or significant others!) * Seminars on How to Make the Most of a Job Fair  (including networking at the job fair, how to approach an employer, how to sell yourself and how to follow up after the job fair) will be offered at the WestPACS fair at 10:15am and 11:00am..  Visit the 'For Candidate' portion of www.westpacs.org for details.
 HELPFUL ADVICE: *  Visit www.westpacs.org to see listing of participating organizations, searchable by major and type of opportunities available (internship/full-time/part-time) *  A Job Fair tip sheet is available at the RMU Career Center or online at RMU's Career Center website (www.rmu.edu/careercenter ) under the Student Services section. *  Useful video clips from employers on how to make a favorable impression are available on the 'For Candidate---Job Fair Prep' section of www.westpacs.org.*  Research the organizations you are most interested in before the fair.  Fill out website applications, if applicable. *  Have a one-minute commercial about yourself, relating your skills and interests to the position you are seeking.
 ---REMEMBER to visit ColonialTRAK's Events and Announcements sections for a listing of other upcoming job fairs, seminars and events.---
 For more information please contact: Carole Weldon- 412-397-6204Weldon@rmu.edu

Etiquette Dinner

The Office of Student Life would like to call to your attention an Etiquette Dinner program for students.
This dinner workshop is an excellent opportunity for students to learn valuable information about dining and businessetiquette.  The menu for the event will be wedding soup, mixed greens salad, choice of entree (sliced roast beef or fettuccine alfredo), vegetable, and chocolate layer cake.       
Interested students can contact our office at 412-397-4352 or studentlife@rmu.edu for more information or to make a reservation and dinner selection.  Professional attire is recommended for the program.  We request that students RSVP to our office no later than Friday, November 9.
Thank you for your support.

Day : Wednesday November 13 
Time : 4:30 - 6 pm 
Place: Sewall Center
Cost : $10 per person and resident students may deduct this cost from their campus meal plan

Monday, October 1, 2012

Career Expo - Organizations coming for you !!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding the Tuesday (10/2) RMU Career Expo-Organizations coming for YOUR MAJOR!
RMU CAREER EXPO---96 employers as of 9/28/12!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sewall Center Arena · Moon Township, PA  

The job market is still very tight.  Career Fairs are a great way to:
· Learn about current and potential internship and full-time opportunities
· Make networking contacts
· Have you, versus your resume, make a first impression with a potential employer.....stand out from those who only apply online!
 Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for talented RMU students and alumni to connect with 95+ employers. 
Attached is a listing of organizations, first with those who indicated an interest in BUSINESS MAJORS (broken down by major) as of September 28. The listing also contains a summary of organizations who stated they had internship openings (bottom of list).  Also, in case you have friends in other majors, pass the listing on to them, too, because the listing has a complete breakdown by all majors after the business majors.

 To view a listing of ALL participating organizations or to search organizations by MAJORand/or POSITION TYPE (INTERNSHIP OR FULL-TIME), go to the EVENTS tab on the top toolbar of ColonialTRAK.  Click on 'Search' and select 'View Employers' on the Career Expo 2012 line.  Then do an ADVANCED SEARCH.
Some hints to make the most of the Career Expo:
· Dress professionally (a cleaned, pressed suit is best; if you don't yet have a suit, wear a dress shirt and slacks/skirt or dress business casual).  No jeans, t-shirts or tennis shoes!
· Bring plenty of error-free resumes.  (Your Freedom Card or a resume is necessary for admission to the Career Expo.)
· Research the organizations you are most interested in and apply for positions that may currently be posted on ColonialTRAK or the organization's  website before the Career Expo.
· Be prepared with your 1-minute commercial to introduce yourself to the employer (www.quintcareers.com gives great advice on developing this elevator speech.)
Additional job fair and resume tips are available at www.rmu.edu/careerexpo under the Student/Alumni link.  Also, you can view video clips of employers providing their advice for making a great impression at a job fair on the WestPACS YouTube Channel at http://www.westpacs.org/page.aspx?PID=18.

If you have any questions, contact Carole Weldon at Weldon@rmu.edu or call the Career Center at 412-397-6333.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

SBUS 2nd Annual Somma Integrity First Intersection Navigating the Challenges

Not sure why ethics matters?  Trying to figure out how to handle an ethical problem?  Join us for a networking dinner where SBUS students and faculty will explore ethical dilemmas and develop action based plans for handling these dilemmas. We will also recognize our 2012 Integrity First Scholarship Recipients, announce the 2013 Integrity First Scholarship case at this event and hear remarks from Rande Somma, RMU alumnus, who has over 30 years of experience managing a Fortune 100 company, overseeing 5 technical centers, 250 manufacturing facilities and approximately 75,000 employees located across 26 countries.
SBUS 2nd Annual Somma Integrity First Intersection Navigating the Challenges
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Location:  Sewall Center
Time: 5pm