Career Development Center Newsletter

October 2017

In this Issue:


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

With Handshake, you 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 access the best career resources. 

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Upcoming Events

Social Work Mock Interview Day

The Career Development Center and the School of Social Work are collaborating to organize a mock interview day on Oct. 26 for students who would like to gain real-life interview experience. Organizations and agencies in the social services field will be invited to campus to conduct 30-minute interviews and to give constructive feedback to help students develop their interview skills.

Time: Thursday, Oct. 26 | noon-2:30 p.m. (by appointment)
Location:  Kostka Room

Discover Your Calling

Join Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, for the screening of the documentary film “Dream Share Project.” The film chronicles their cross-country journey interviewing people about the secret to living a life of purpose, meaning and fun. The screening will take place in the Landon Events Room.

After the movie, Chip and Alexis will lead students through a reflection of self-discovery and purpose, unlocking the keys to a fulfilled life.  If you want more out of life than a job and a paycheck, then you owe it to yourself to come to this unique and life-changing event. Seating is limited, so don’t get left out.

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Recent Events

Ethical Leadership Conference

Career Development Center conducted a workshop at the 2017 Ethical Leadership Conference on Sept. 30. John Moriarty and Gurbet Akdogan lead the workshop where in which students examined the lives of impactful social change leaders in order to identify the qualities that enabled them to make a change within their own society and the world. Students then reflected on their own abilities and characteristics and how they can leverage these to be successful social activists.

Part-Time & Work-Study Job Fair

The 2017 Part-time Job Fair, which took place Sept. 1, brought an amazing group of employers to campus to connect them with students who wanted to earn some extra income during their studies. The fair also hosted Barry University departments looking to hire work-study students.

Approximately 20 employers representing various industries, including retail, restaurant, health and sports participated. Some of the employers included:

  • Macy’s
  • Miami Heat
  • Miami Marlins
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • ScribeAmerica
  • Sitters In A Second, Inc.

All the attending companies had open part-time positions for Barry University students. The employers were thrilled to see that students were very engaged and motivated to seek part-time jobs.

More than 200 students from all majors and disciplines took advantage of the opportunity to explore employment options, and network with prospective employers.

Handshake features all the jobs and employers, as well as other opportunities, represented at the career fair. Visit to explore part-time jobs and full-time jobs, and internships.

Orientation Activities

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.

ADSOE Graduate Programs Orientation — Aug. 16: Gurbet Akdogan welcomed new students and gave information about the CDC and services offered.

Community Connections Fair — Aug. 17: The CDC team manned a table at the vender fair to inform students about our services.

International Student Orientation — Aug. 17: Gurbet Akdogan attended the meeting to inform international students about the CDC’s services and events.

Who am I? & Buc’s Overview — Aug. 18: John Moriarty, Kimberly Timpone and Gurbet Akdogan gave a speech about the CDC, its events and sevices offered to new students.

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

  • Emerging Leaders Program (Sept. 28) – Values Exercise with Kimberly Timpone
  • Fine Arts Seniors (Aug. 30) – Preparing for Graduation with John Moriarty

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Employer Relations

New Partnerships

The Career Development Center started new partnerships with G4S and City Year.

G4S offers a suite of products and services, including risk consulting and investigations, systems integration, security software and technology, and security professionals. They assist in securing people, property and assets by understanding and mitigating security risk.

City Year is an education-focused organization founded in 1988 dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. City Year collaborates with public schools in 28 urban, high-poverty communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and Johannesburg, South Africa. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide high-impact student, classroom and school-wide supportto help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school —preparing them for college and career success. A member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is made possible by support from the Corporation for National and Community Service, school district partnerships, and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals.

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

Current job openings in Handshake include:

  • #1009796 Amazon Operations: Area Manager (Entry Level)
  • #907874 Junior Web Developer at Blue Dog Distribution
  • #888535 Sales Manager at Marriott Brands — Sheraton
  • #922932 Operations Management at Waffle House, Inc
  • #933786 Human Resources Generalist at JW Marriott Marquis Miami

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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:

  • #923918 Accounting Internship at Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay
  • #914729 Story Bank Development Intern at Preeclampsia Foundation
  • #907608 Games & Delegation Administration Internship at Special Olympics Florida
  • #910984 City of Doral Internship Opportunity at City of Doral
  • #912782 Graphic Design Internship at Britto Central Inc. 

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
11300 NE Second Avenue | Landon 205
Miami Shores, FL 33161

Phone: 305-899-4010