Career Placement & Alumni Relations Center
Barry University’s Career Services Center offers a variety of services for current students, alumni, and employers.
Career assistance is ongoing for students and alumni.
Internships offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work in jobs directly related to their career fields while they are pursuing their degree.
Visit the Career Development Center's website for additional information.
News And Events
About the Job Outlook 2007 Fall Preview Survey
About the Job Outlook 2007 Fall Preview Survey: NACE surveyed its employer members from July 31, 2006, through August 16, 2006. NACE e-mailed 1,163 surveys; 1,138 employer members received their e-mail survey. Of that number 257, or 22.6 percent, responded. By type of employer, 48.6 percent are from the service sector, 42.8 percent are manufacturers, and 8.6 percent are from the government/nonprofit sector. By region, 36.2 percent are from the South, 27.2 percent are from the Midwest , 22.6 percent are from the Northeast, and 14 percent are from the West. (Note: Some totals in this release may not equal 100 due to rounding.)
About NACE: Since 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has been the leading source of information about the employment of college graduates. NACE maintains a virtual press room for the media at naceweb.org/press
The National Association of Colleges and Employers warn 2007 graduates: One in 10 Employers Will Use Social Networking Sites to Review Job Candidate Information
Warning to the college Class of 2007: If you've got a profile on a social networking site such as MySpace or Facebook, be prepared for potential employers to view it, according to a new study conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
More than one in 10 employers (11.1 percent) responding to NACE's recent Job Outlook 2007 Fall Previewsurvey reported plans to review profiles on social networking when considering candidates for jobs.
Moreover, profile information may have at least some effect on an employer's hiring decisions: More than 60 percent of employers who review social networking sites said the information gleaned there has at least some influence on their hiring decisions.
“These results confirm that students need to be thoughtful about the information they post on social networking sites,” says Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director. “Although nearly half of respondents said they don't intend to look at information posted on social networking sites, more than 10 percent do, and more than 40 percent are undecided about whether or not to use this practice.”
The Job Outlook 2007 Fall Preview study also found that employers expect to increase the number of new college graduates they hire in 2006-07 by more than 17 percent.
“The good news for the upcoming graduating class is that the job market looks good,” says Mackes. “However, that's no guarantee that finding a job will be easy. Students need to put their best foot forward with potential employers; that includes making sure that any online information they have made public casts them in a positive light.”
BusinessWeek Magazine Names Enterprise Rent-A-Car Among Top Five Places to Launch a Career
Recognition builds on company's strong rankings by other leading sources – Princeton Review, Collegegrad.com, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 18, 2006 – Ready to graduate? Sure. Robe? Check. Course requirements? Check. Future? Uh oh.
At Barry University , Enterprise hires about 12 Andreas School of Business students in North Dade each year, and there are 8 alumni currently working in the Enterprise family.
“Barry University” has been a great place for Enterprise to find employees who want to learn to run a business from the ground up,” Claudia Vasquez, local recruiter for Enterprise said. “We're a company that believes in training and developing employees to become the future of our business.”
Mia Dailey, Barry University Andreas School of Business Accounting graduate says, “I stared my career at Enterprise as a Staff Accountant in 2005, what I like best about Enterprise is I am being groomed for success, being trained to run my own business and that Enterprise promotes from within.”
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, North America's largest rental car company, has again been listed as one of the best places college graduates and young professionals can turn to for a promising career. The company recently earned the No. 5 spot on BusinessWeek's inaugural list of “Best Places to Launch a Career.”
BusinessWeek used three sources of data – a survey of career services directors, a survey of employers, and a student survey conducted by Universum Communications, a market-research firm based in Philadelphia – to develop its rankings.
“It's a great honor to be on the BusinessWeek list and we thank everyone involved for supporting our business and employees,” said Marie Artim, assistant vice president, recruiting at Enterprise . “We especially appreciate the fact that career services directors surveyed ranked Enterprise as the No. 1 employer for entry-level workers.”
Enterprise , which hires about 7,000 college graduates a year, has a well-developed management training program that teaches employees how to run their own businesses. In fact, nearly 100 percent of Enterprise 's current senior management – including the president and CEO – started as management trainees, learning the ins and outs of the business.
Enterprise - BusinessWeek
The company's management training program enables employees who work in the rental car offices to learn how to manage profit-and-loss statements, control expenses and implement a comprehensive business plan – a sort of MBA crash course. Within nine to 12 months, managers in training are typically eligible for promotion and get the opportunity to run part of the rental branch business as if it were their own, including sharing in the profits they help create.
“At Enterprise , we instill a fun, exciting atmosphere, where employees are in charge of their careers and set their own pace for career growth,” Artim said. “Because we strongly encourage a promote-from-within philosophy, as individuals learn, they move rapidly into branch management positions and beyond, typically becoming branch managers within two to three years.”
Other recent recognition for Enterprise includes being named the No. 1 entry-level employer by CollegeGrad.com, being featured in the 2007 Princeton Review book as a best company for entry-level jobs, and the No. 1 spot on Diverse: Issues in Higher Education's list of “Top 30 National Firms Most Effective at Diversity Recruiting.“
For students looking for an internship, Enterprise offers spots for more than 1,500 interns a year. Fortune.com named Enterprise one of the “Five Best Internships for Real Work” during the summer of 2006. Interns at Enterprise are involved in all aspects of running the business and are given the responsibilities of a full-time employee.
For more information about Enterprise or its management training program, students should contact their career center or go to www.erac.com/default.aspx
About Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Enterprise Rent-A-Car operates more than 850,000 rental and fleet services vehicles worldwide and has annual revenues of more than $9 billion. Last year, Enterprise opened more than 400 new locations, increasing its total locations to nearly 7,000. The company operates more than 900 offices in Canada , United Kingdom , Germany and Ireland . Enterprise is currently number 16 on the Forbes '500 Largest Private Companies in America ' list. For more information about Enterprise visit www.enterprise.com