Beavers Beyond OSU is an opportunity for students and alumni to share a successful internship, career related experience, project or study abroad opportunity. Perhaps you’ve discovered a new passion or created a start-up. Or you’ve had a life transforming experience that can inspire and educate others on ways to find intentional careers. If you have a story to share, we’d love to hear from you.

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Name: Jillian Grant

Major: Human Development and Family Sciences, Child Development Option

Year: Senior/4th year

Where did you study abroad? Paderborn and Gutersloh, Germany

What were your titles? Day Camp Counselor and Day Camp Director the next year with Camp Adventure Youth Services.

What did you do? The first year I was a camp counselor in a day camp for children of the British Army.  It was my responsibility to create a program of songs, games, and other activities for a 5-week summer camp on a British military base in Germany. As a day camp director, I was responsible for overseeing a staff of five counselors. I assisted them in developing and running a program for another five-week camp for children of the British military staff

What population did you primarily serve? Military families. Continue reading

Winter break is about to begin and it is a perfect time to get your job search checklist started. Whether you are a freshman needing a job during the break or a senior about to graduate and looking for the perfect career, a checklist is exactly what you need to get started. With four weeks of winter break this year, there is more than enough time to get your checklist completed. Below are just a few ideas on how you can get everything organized during the break. Continue reading

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Job/Internship of the Week

Project Manager/Implementation Consultant
Epic Systems Corporation

Whether youre a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, being a project manager at Epic will allow you to have a positive impact on healthcare.

By managing people, timelines, processes, and the product, youll be on the front lines helping the most prestigious healthcare organizations in the world implement Epic software to transform patient care.

Because we believe in investing quality training for employees hired from a range of non-technical and technical backgrounds, youll have all the tools you need to help our customers increase physician efficiency, more accurately bill patients and insurance companies, improve research capabilities, and tackle many other critical issues facing healthcare today.

This is an excellent opportunity to take on management responsibilities and forge a path for yourself in a dynamic and growing industry. Youll work on meaningful and challenging projects in an environment that values individual insight regardless of your tenure or technical background. Implementation involves a healthy balance of autonomy and collaboration, and youll quickly find that your colleagues are creative, fun, and have high expectations both of themselves and of you. Continue reading

Jessica in Costume Once Again

Hi, it’s me again with the final installment of “Confessions of a Career Changer” for the fall term. Last time, my tour of Superfudge the Musical was coming to a close in the middle of 2002, and I was left wondering what might be next for my work life. The job climate in New York City was very different than before 9/11; things had slowed and were slowing even more, including theatre work. I had to find something to do in this environment, and although I was not excited about fulfilling the cliché of the actress/waitress, one of my best friends was working at a great restaurant in midtown Manhattan. She told me they needed someone new, and I went in to talk to the manager and got the job.

So, waiting tables at a fancy restaurant in New York City was both a good and bad experience. I learned a ton about food, about wine, and about the “correct” way to serve, a job that I would return to many times over the course of my life. The chef at this restaurant was an amazing chef and a nice guy who really cared about the food and service at his restaurant. So, he trained us well and allowed us to taste specials and the menu items for a reduced price. He also fed us a “family meal” every night that was healthy and tasty. The manager of the restaurant was pretty hands-off, trusting that the servers were doing their jobs well and not micro-managing our performance.

But I also learned that being a server means that some people believe they have the right to treat you poorly or disrespect you by tipping badly. At the time, I made less than $3 an hour through the restaurant, so practically all my money came from my tips. The restaurant was quite small and the prices quite high, so I could feel a significant chunk taken out of my nightly pay if even one table tipped poorly. For some people, this discrepancy was because of their culture or nationality. But for others, I believe it was simply the result of disrespect, a sense that servers aren’t worthy of making a decent living.

However, another great result of my experience at this restaurant was meeting the diverse group of employees who worked there. Anwar was a busboy from Bangladesh; there were cooks from Mexico and servers from Tennessee. Learning about their cultures and getting to know them was a really great opportunity for me, and because of the friends I made at this restaurant, I was encouraged to stay for a fairly long time. I stayed at this job for 18 months while I auditioned and did as much theatre as possible during my off time. Unfortunately, when the management changed, 1 year after I started, so did the climate at work. As the last person hired, I was the first let go when the new management began to make some cuts. It was better for me in the long run; I got to focus on my auditions and took some much needed down time. I’ll be continuing my story in the winter term. Hope you are enjoying hearing about my wavy career path. Have a great winter break!!!

Jessica Baron is currently a Graduate Assistant in Career Services at OSU and a full time student in the College Student Services Administration Program. Before making her way to Oregon State, Jessica worked as an actor, waiter, online tutor, receptionist, college composition instructor, creative writer, gas station attendant, nonprofit program director, writing workshop leader, high school drama coach, Hallmark card straightener, substitute teacher, real estate office manager, and SAT tutor, not necessarily in that order. Her “Confessions of a Career Changer” will focus on her wavy career path and the challenges and joys of wanting to do everything.

All over campus we hear the phrase “Dress for Success.” It is an excellent goal and obviously a good idea, but perhaps a little vague?  We all know we should dress professionally and that our clothes help paint the first impression picture that will forever be printed in an interviewer and future employer’s mind, but many students are unsure exactly what looks appropriate, what should be left off, and what will make us stand out.

The most important things to remember about dressing for an interview apply to both men and women: Continue reading