Employer Info Nights

Are you looking for a summer internship?  Or perhaps a job after you graduate in the spring?

Employers from multiple companies will be on campus in the upcoming weeks, ready to network with you and perhaps even schedule an interview!  Make sure to mark the following dates on your calendars:

  • January 22: Lone Rock Timber will be in Peavy 256 from 5:00-6:30 pm, pizza will be provided.  They have several internships and full time positions.  Interview sign-up sheets are located in the Student Services Office, Pvy 250, for interviews on Jan. 23rd.
  • January 26: Plum Creek will be in Peavy 256 from 5:00-6:00 pm.  Attend the session to learn about interview opportunities that are scheduled for Jan. 27th.
  • January 27: Olympic Resource Management will be in Peavy 256 from 5:00-6:00 pm.  Pizza will be provided.
  • January 28: Stimson Lumber will be in Peavy 256 from 6:30-7:30.  Pizza will be provided.
  • February 3: Linn County Parks & Recreation will be in Peavy 276 from 10:30-11:30 AM.

Also note that Tuesday, February 3rd is the SAF Job Fair from 10 am to 3 pm, located in the Richardson Knuckles.

  • Idaho Department of Lands will be visiting the SAF Job Fair on Feb. 3rd, and conducting interviews on Feb. 4th.  Job descriptions for summer/seasonal positions and interview sign-up sheets are available at the Student Services Office, Pvy 250.

Even if you are a freshman this year, you are welcome and encouraged to attend these events. Employers notice the people that show up each year to the job fair and they get to know them that much better!

If you have any questions about these upcoming events, please contact the Student Services Office, located in Pvy 250, or call 541-737-1594.

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My Study Life

College can be overwhelming, to say the least.  Your schedule varies day to day, there’s tests scattered randomly around, it’s really easy to forget the little assignments mentioned in class, and sometimes it just gets to be too much trying to remember everything.  Even using a paper planner, sometimes it gets forgotten at home when something new is assigned in class.  If this sounds like what happens to you, check out My Study Life!

My Study Life can do many things for the average college student.

  • Manage Classes- your schedule, online!  With week and day rotation timetable support, this turns your academic years/terms into tasks
  • Track Tasks- homework, assignments, reminders, and revision.  Leave your paper planner at home, because with this app, you will never need it again
  • Store Exams- Accessible anywhere, exams will never sneak up on you again, giving you ample time to prepare and ace that exam
  • Get Notified- the mobile app of My Study Life gives you notifications of unfinished tasks, upcoming exams, and classes before they start.

My Study Life gives college students the opportunity to focus on what’s really important: learning.  Instead of using all of their time and energy worrying about what is coming next, My Study Life allows students to worry about the content of their classes and can help make the transition to college life easier and more successful.

Give My Study Life a try this term!

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Upcoming Employer Connections!

Welcome back to school CoF students!  As winter term rapidly gets underway, there are some important dates to keep in mind! Potential employers will be on campus the next few months to talk to YOU about your professional future.  Mark these dates on your calendar, and don’t forget your resume!

Employer Info Nights- Peavy 256

  • January 14: Timber Products Company, 4:00-6:00 pm
  • January 15: Sierra Pacific Industries, 5:00-6:00 pm
  • January 20: Hancock Forest Management, 4:00-6:00 pm

**Check the CoF Jobs Page for summer internships from these companies that have already been posted**

Professional Workshops (Sponsored by SAF Student Chapter)

  • January 14: “Resume Writing/Construction”
  • January 21: “Professional Presence/Dressing for the Interview”
  • January 28: “Interview Skills”

**All sessions begin at 5:30 pm in Richardson Hall, Room 107

SAF Student Chapter Job Fair

Thursday, February 3rd from 10:00 am-3:00 pm located in all 3 knuckles of Richardson Hall.

If you have any questions about these upcoming events, or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Services Office, located in 250 Peavy Hall, or call us at 541-737-1594!

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Forest Service summer jobs!

Students, looking for a great summer job with the Forest Service?

Job opportunities for UPCOMING seasonal positions are found here: https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/Outreach

Applications are accepted Jan. 6th-12th (for all jobs) and February 4th-12th (for limited jobs). Go here TO APPLY during those dates: https://www.usajobs.gov/JobSearch/Search/GetResults?OrganizationID=AG11

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What’s in YOUR future?

The future depends on what you do today- Mahatma Gandhi

Are you a graduating senior?

Have you considered going to graduate school?  The OSU College of Business has a visit scheduled January 7, 2015 from 5:00-6:00 PM in Peavy Hall, Room 256, to discuss their MBA program with College of Forestry students. The MBA offers many tracks and degrees, including Business Analytics, Commercialization, Executive Leadership, Wealth Management, Global Operations, and Marketing.  An MBA can be earned in as little as 9 months, and students can attend class full-time or part-time.  Contact Melissa Almanza if you have any questions about the MBA program.  Her office is located in Austin Hall, 326E.  Email her at Melissa.Almanza@oregonstate.edu.

Ready to enter the work force?  Check out the OSU Alumni Association!  They offer many career resources, including Beavers Behind the Scenes, Career Connections, Beaver Careers, a LinkedIn Group, and Virtual Career Guidance.

Are you a current undergraduate student?

Remember that the SAF Job Fair is quickly approaching.  On February 3, 2015, potential employers will fill the knuckles of Richardson Hall.  Are you ready to wow them?  To ensure you are, schedule a time to meet with Career Services!  They can help you update your resume and schedule a mock interview.

Are you looking to improve your marketability to potential employers?

The OSU Alumni Association is offering a webinar entitled “Master the Art and Science of Interviewing“.

You will learn:

1.    How to wow interviewers when asked, “Is there anything you’d like to ask us?”

2.   The behaviors hiring managers are looking for in candidates.

3.   Dozens of questions and simple research exercises you can use at an interview to make you more memorable than your competitors.

Coming soon: “Backpacks to Briefcases,” a workshop given by Student Alumni Ambassador Ashley Levario, designed to give students the skills needed to be successful in the professional world and to aid in the transition from student to employee.  This workshop will be in April, check back for the specific date and time!

Good luck on finals!

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Student Job Fair- Utilizing Career Services

It’s Dead Week Beaver Nation!  That means that classes for fall term are coming to an end and the much anticipated winter break is upon us.  Whatever will we do with all of our free time?!

One productive thing we could do (besides filling out our 2015-16 Scholarship Application) is to begin preparing for the 2015 SAF Student Chapter Job Fair, happening on February 3rd! So, what are some good ways to prepare?

Follow these steps:

  • Update your resume over Winter break
  • Schedule a time to visit Career Services, located in Kerr B008, early in the winter term.  They will review your resume and you can schedule a mock interview
  • Look through your closet and make sure you have what it takes to dress for success!

You can visit the Career Services website for tips and tools to make your resume attractive and professional, as well as get more information on how to impress future employers.

As always, if you have any questions about the Job Fair, stop by the Student Services Office, located in Peavy 250!

Good luck on finals and have a safe and fun holiday season!

 

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Scholarship Application Now Open for 2015-2016

Being a college student is expensive.  Students work hard, in and out of the classroom and there is an opportunity to be rewarded for all of that diligent labor!  The College of Forestry Scholarship Application for the 2015-2016 Academic Year is now open!

To be eligible to receive a scholarship award ALL students must:

  • Maintain full-time enrollment (at least 12 credits) during Fall, Winter, and Spring terms.
  • The College of Forestry must be on record as your primary college (for students who have double majors).
  • Make reasonable and continued progress toward your College of Forestry degree program while receiving a scholarship.
  • If dual enrolled in the Degree Partnership Program, at least 6 of the minimum 12 required per term credits must be at OSU.  You also must provide the CoF proof of your community college registration.
  • Maintain high academic standards (generally considered to be at least a 3.0 OSU Accumulative GPA for continuing students; minimum GPA expectations are similar for first-year students and transfer students).

Through the generosity of our donors, the College awarded over $500,000 in undergraduate scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year with individual awards ranging from $1,000 – $9,000. The average cumulative GPA of those students awarded was 3.53. While scholarships are generally based on academic performance, some are specific to need, degree program, or other criteria set by our donors, so don’t hesitate to apply.

The scholarship deadline is March 15, 2015!

If you have any questions about the scholarship application process, please don’t hesitate to contact the Student Services Office at 547-737-1594!

Good luck on your application!

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Deadline to S/U or withdraw quickly approaching!

It’s already week 7 of Fall term and class grades are beginning to stabilize, so now is the time to ask yourself: “Are my grades where I want them to be?” and “Should I allow this course to affect my GPA?”  If you answered no to either of these questions, talk to your advisor and see if it is possible to S/U a troublesome class, or even withdraw from it.

To S/U a class means changing from the traditional A-F grading basis to a satisfactory/unsatisfactory one.  If you choose to do this, you need to fill out the Change of Grading Basis Form and have it signed by your advisor.  A grade of an “S” or a “U” has no grade point equivalency and will not be calculated into your overall GPA.

A withdrawn course will appear on your transcript with a grade of W. The W grade does not affect your GPA. The W grade indicates that the course was withdrawn after the drop period.  To withdraw from a class, there also needs to be documentation of approval.  This is called a Late Change of Registration Petition.  This also needs an instructor’s signature and is highly recommended to have an advisor’s signature as well.

The deadline to S/U or Withdraw from a class is Friday, November 14!

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Services Office, located in Peavy 250 or call 541-737-1594.

 

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College of Forestry Celebrates Veteran’s Day

Happy Week 6 College of Forestry!

Please join College of Forestry students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday, November 11th as we celebrate Veteran’s Day!  There will be refreshments provided in the Richardson Hall 2nd floor knuckle from 2:00-3:00 PM!

At Oregon State University, veterans aren’t only recognized one day out of the year.  Follow the link below to discover other military and veteran resources available on campus.

http://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/veterans

Hope to see you on Tuesday!!

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Make an Appointment with your Advisor!

Happy Halloween College of Forestry!

It’s that time of year again; a chance to dress up and revel in the spirit of Halloween!  That means it is also time to schedule an advising appointment to prepare for Winter Term!  Take advantage of the College of Forestry’s new online appointment system to schedule an appointment.

As you prepare to meet with your advisor, begin thinking about courses that you want to take this upcoming term, and come with questions!  Some things that should be crossing your mind include:

  • Am I on track to graduate by my goal date?
  • How did I perform this term academically and is that where I want to be?
  • How can I improve my academic performance next term?

Priority registration for Phase 1 of the 2015 Winter Term begins on Sunday, November 16th!

Have a safe and happy Halloween weekend!

 

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