Resumes, Rah-Rahs, and the Rareness of Food
I work at a large, local employer and have received and reviewed multiple UVU business school resumes for openings at my company. As a local with strong UVU ties I want to give priority to UVU candidates but have been somewhat disappointed with the formatting of resumes and the associated perceived quality of the candidates.
Recently I took a stack of resumes to a new VP at our company with no local ties and no bias toward any local universities. I asked him to rank the candidates and help determine who should be brought in for interviews. There were multiple UVU resumes mixed in with resumes from other universities.
He took some time, ranked them, and brought them back to me with most of the UVU resumes at the bottom of
the pile. I asked the reasoning and he said that sloppy formatting and layout were easy reasons to skip
those specific resumes and push them to the bottom. I have interviewed and hired exceptional UVU candidates and would like to see these resumes make it to the top of the pile more often. To the career center and/or business school, please help your students improve the formatting and layout of their resumes so that we can get more of them in the
It is rare that a student government is able to make any change that student’s notice. As I went to pay my tuition for Fall semester I remember that Tyler Brklacich and his council were able to lower fees for the first time.
It is really great to be at a school where the students have a voice and can actually make a change, even if it seems small.
I’m looking forward to seeing what the current UVUSA council does. They have big shoes to fill, but I’m sure they can do it if they work together.
Hangry at school
I am probably one of just a few students who is taking a full load of classes this summer. Being a student is busy and I usually have to eat on the go. I don’t find this as difficult during the regular school year when there are a lot of food options to choose from and usually in a convenient location. Unless, of course, you are stuck in the dungeon known as the GT or CS building.
This summer I have found my options to be few and the hours to be shorter than the regular school year. When I signed up for a night class this summer I didn’t realize that I was also going on an unwitting diet. With no food options on campus I have found that I skip dinner until I get home at around 9:00 on those nights. I have a hard time concentrating in class as I imagine all the food I want to eat.
Wishing for more food,
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