Career Development Center Newsletter

February 2018

In this Issue:


Handshake is the Career Development Center’s new recruiting and career services platform for Barry University students and alumni.

With Handshake, students can:

  • Connect with Employers and Mentors
  • Search Jobs and Internship Opportunities Based on Your Interests
  • Find Career Events
  • Schedule Appointments with Your Career Counselor 

Create your career profile | Visit

Log in with your Barry username and password to have the best career resources at your fingertips.

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Upcoming Events


TestMasters will be facilitating a free LSAT workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 27 to provide students with information and tips before taking the exam. The workshop will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the Lehman Building in Room 102. All Barry students and alumni are welcome!


Come celebrate your upcoming graduation with us!

You’ve worked hard and stuck with it, and now you’re on the verge of the biggest accomplishment of your life! Embrace this moment, celebrate your achievements and share your success with others.

The Career Development Center invites all graduating students to the “Bucs with a Plan Senior Celebration,” which will take place in Andreas 112 on Feb. 28 from 3-6 p.m. Students can stop by anytime to take fun graduation pictures, pick up a free Bucs with a Plan T-shirt and enjoy refreshments, music, and fun interactive activities — all while leaving their legacy to future Bucs. Career counselors will be present to discuss any career concerns students might have, and to help those students who don’t have a plan to come up with one.

The Office of Student Affairs will be in attendance to kick off the graduation season and answer any graduation-related questions.

Time: Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 3-6 p.m.
Location: Andreas 112


Life after college can be scary, but our experts can help!

Come with your questions about:

  • Health insurance
  • Self-care
  • Getting your first place
  • Negotiating a raise

Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations in collaboration with the Career Development Center.


Join us for the largest networking event of the year: Networking with the Pros. All Barry students and alumni are invited to attend this exciting event featuring several recruiters and networking facilitators from a variety of industries. Come dressed in professional attire and have a complimentary headshot taken. Register by March 12.

Date: Thursday, March 15
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
Location: Landon Event Room


Representatives from public and private companies, government agencies, and the sports industry will attend the career fair to recruit Barry University students for a variety of positions, including internships and part time and full time employment.

Time: Thursday, March 22 | 4-6 p.m.
Location: Andreas 111 & 112

The event is only open to Barry University students and alumni. All majors are welcome.

Dress Code: Business attire is required for check in.

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Recent Events


In the month of February, the Career Development Center launched a new program: How to Get Hired, a series of seminars conducted by recruiters and HR professionals from staffing/recruiting companies, as well as corporate HR professionals who want to share with our students the secrets to getting hired in today’s market.

There were three sessions, and each session featured a different expert from the recruiting and HR field. Over 100 students took advantage of the program and learned job-search strategies from professionals who spend their days recruiting, interviewing and hiring employees for their companies.

Session I: Feb. 1

Laila Kassam, talent acquisition manager at Chrysalis Health, has over 15 years of experience in recruiting, screening and interviewing job candidates in the fields of social work, counseling, health, business, sales and management. Kassam shared experiences about what successful job candidates do to get hired and what unsuccessful candidates do that prevent them from getting hired. 

Session II: Feb. 7

Mr. Brett Lowe is the Business Development Manager with Express Employment Professionals.  Express Employment Professionals is a $3 billion company focused on providing employment solutions, including evaluation hire, temporary staffing, professional search and human resources for businesses around the globe.  Brett shared his insight of what employers expect of a job candidate and pulled back the curtain on the actual hiring process.

Session III, Tuesday, Feb. 13th

Andres Lopez is a two-time Barry alumnus (’01 BS Sport Management and ’08 MS Human Resource Development) and four-year letterman with the Barry University soccer team. Lopez is currently a recruitment consultant with Performance Search Group, an executive search firm based in Austin, Texas. He talked about his experiences transitioning from being a student athlete at Barry to recruiting and screening job candidates.


Barry University planned a schedule of activities on the main campus for children of Barry staff and faculty members in observance of National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Feb. 2.

In accordance with the theme for this year, “Positive Agents of Change,” the Department of Human Resources offered a session to assist students in formulating some ideas about future career paths. Kimberly Timpone, career counselor, represented the Career Development Center at the event. Timpone conducted activities to help children identify what they want to be when they grow up and facilitated a discussion about interests and career options.


MLK Day of Service — Jan. 13

Kimberly Timpone participated in the MLK Day of Service to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. Timpone helped the effort to beautify community areas by raking and removing litter and leaves from planters, gathering and disposing of old mulch and replacing with fresh mulch, and sweeping walkways and removing debris at Gratigny Elementary School.

AMI Kids — Jan. 8

Kimberly Timpone partnered with Apple Inc. for a professional and career development program organized by AMI Kids on Jan. 8. Timpone led a workshop where she assisted students with identifying transferable skills from their past experience, demonstrated how to use Pages (word processing software) to create a resume, and provided guidance regarding employer expectations during the interview process.


CDC staff members worked together with the orientation team at several events to help students get oriented to Barry University and to educate new students on the functions of the Career Development Center.

Community Connections Fair: The CDC team manned a table at the vender fair to inform students about our services.

Career Connections: Kimberly Timpone and Shaunie Wall Marshall introduced the CDC’s new job search and career management system, Handshake, to students and demonstrated how to look for a job using the tool.

Campus Resources Panel: Shaunie Wall Marshall participated in a panel to inform students about the CDC, its events and services.

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Employer Relations

Info Sessions

On Jan. 24, Csilla Aglaure-Szekelyhidi held an information Session for Service Year Alliance. Service Year Alliance is working to make a year of paid, full time service — a service year — a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans. They provide unprecedented and comprehensive support to the service year sector, encompassing recruitment and marketing, organizational growth and learning, service year corps member support, a tech-enabled marketplace — — to match organizations and young people, and policy and advocacy.  


The Career Development Center recently started partnerships with the Knight Foundation.

The Knight Foundation is an American non-profit foundation dedicated to fostering “informed and engaged communities,” which the foundation believes are “essential for a healthy democracy.”

The foundation supports ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.

The Knight Foundation has two intern positions available in Miami. One in art, which will have the intern onboarding at the same time the arts team will be launching at least two major initiatives. The first is the Knight Arts Challenge in Detroit. The second will be the launch of a new program in Miami focused on the commissioning of new works in the performing arts (dance, music, and theater). The other internship is in human resources, which will give the intern exposure to philanthropy and work on a range of projects related to compensation, compliance, recruiting, onboarding/orientation and training.

Interested students should visit:

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The Career Development Center staff is available for classroom presentations and workshops for classes and student organizations. Recent presentations included:

  • Fine Arts Seniors (Aug. 30) – Preparing for Graduation with Kimberly Timpone

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Job Opportunities

Handshake, the Career Development Center’s electronic job database, is widely used by employers who are interested in recruiting Barry University students.

Current job openings in Handshake include:

  • #1332415 Amazon Operations: Area Manager 2018 at Amazon
  • #1326533 Sales Tax Associate at United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • #1317918 Customer Service Representatives at AT&T in Sunrise, Fla.
  • #1259433 Sales Development Representative: Entry Level at Superion
  • #1311731 Promotion Producer/Editor at WPLG, LLC Local 10 News

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Research on employer expectations indicates that pre-graduation experiences such as internships are greatly appreciated by hiring managers. CDC recognizes the importance of career related experience during college, and strives to promote and facilitate internships for students.

Current internship openings in Handshake include:

  • #1331156 Digital Marketing Intern at Bliss Media
  • #1333501 Human Resources Intern at DHL eCommerce
  • #1330195 NatureWorks Animal Care Internship at Orlando Science Center in Orlando
  • #1315553 AT&T Finance Internship at AT&T
  • # #1318566 Software Quality Assurance Summer Intern at VanEck

How to apply for jobs on Handshake:

Step 1: Visit Select the type of account you want to create (Student/Alumni)

Step 2: Log in with your Barry account

Step 3: Go to “View my Profile” and complete it with a Professional Profile Picture, Work Experience, Education, and other relevant information

Step 4: Upload your resume and wait for approval

Step 5: Go to “Job” tab and start exploring full-time and part-time jobs as well as internships.

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Career Development Center
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Miami Shores, FL 33161

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