Students network at full-time career fair

first_imgSeniors seeking full-time employment, and maybe some free water bottles and pens, descended on the Joyce Center and Heritage Hall on Wednesday afternoon for the full-time employment session of the 2012 Fall Career Expo, sponsored by the Career Center. Senior Brett Cavanaugh, a political science major, said the Career Fair was the first step in his job search. “I’m not sure what I want to do next year and I thought this would be a good place to start my search,” he said. “I picked 10 companies that I was interested in … mostly just Arts and Letters companies I liked, [such as] Target, Abercrombie, General Mills, Boston Consulting Group and Finish Line.” Cavanaugh said this year’s career fair was an improvement on last winter’s event. “That fair [last winter] was a little overwhelming, but I got more comfortable as the night progressed, so I feel pretty good tonight,” he said. Cavanaugh said he spent about an hour researching the companies he wanted to speak with at the fair. “I looked at their websites to see what their objectives are, what they stand for,” he said. “I just want to see what’s out there and get my feet in the water, start networking.” Senior Audrey Hayes, a double major in philosophy and violin performance, said she was at the fair to explore her options. “I’m thinking perhaps a path in consulting or graduate school or teaching English in a foreign country,” she said. Hayes said she searched for companies that fit into those three categories in her pre-event research. “[I wanted to see] what their statements are, how they operate,” she said, “[I picked] the ones I thought were the best fit for me.” Her goal for her conversations with recruiters was to focus on her abilities in the workplace, she said. “I would like to reiterate I’m a hard worker and I’m passionate about the things that I do,” Hayes said. “I want to show that [my skills] translate into any kind of field.” Senior Rory Convery, a history major, is a native of Ireland but is looking for a job in the U.S. “I don’t want to leave the country … I need a visa,” he said. “I’m looking at a lot of consulting firms and financial services. I’m considering law school, but consulting I feel is something I could do for two or three years.” Convery said he spoke to friends who worked at companies he liked to get a better picture of their office environment. “I really liked Acquity Group,” he said. “They seemed like a really young, dynamic company, and I know from friends they have a nice working atmosphere.” Convery said he appreciated Acquity Group’s digital strategy for marketing. “It’s cutting edge and helping companies break into the market through the Internet,” he said. Convery said the next step after the fair was about following through with the contacts he made there. “Hopefully I’ll get some interviews and move on from there,” he said. Senior Mike Georgiadis, a chemical engineering major, said he had pragmatic reasons for being at the fair. “I’ve got to work,” he said. “I’m keeping my options open. I’m looking at consulting today, [and will] probably look at engineering companies next week at the Engineering Career Fair.” Georgiadis said he secured an internship thanks to last year’s fair. “[The internship] went well, [but it’s] not really what I want to do with the rest of my life,” he said. “I was working at Hatch, an engineering company. I was looking at power plants and trying to upgrade to reduce their emissions for the EPA rule that’s come out recently.” Junior Lissa Stolte said she got an email from the company she worked at last summer to visit their booth at the Career Fair. She said she was able to speak with the recruiter about her project for McGladrey, a mid-sized accounting firm, this semester. “I’m actually leading an SIBC project for that firm this semester and we talked about that a little bit,” Stolte said. Even though she is a junior, she said the recruiters personally invited her to stop by and say hello. “It was nice to have them reach out because it’s usually the other way around,” she said. “I updated the main recruiter about what I’m up to and gave her my revised resume.” Tonight the center will host its first Internship Fair at the Joyce Center.last_img read more

How would Ryan Fraser fit in at Arsenal? And three alternatives if they don’t get him

first_imgCristian Pavon was linked with a move to the Emirates last summer (Getty Images)A name consistently linked with a move to Arsenal last summer prior to his and Argentina’s rather flat World Cup performance, at 23 the time may have come for Cristian Pavon to end his association with Boca Juniors and head to Europe.Pavon has been earmarked as an alternative option to Fraser by Football.London, and will likely be in a similar price bracket. Unlike Fraser, he is an out-and-out right-sided winger, although he too is renowned for his pace and directness.Leandro Trossard (Genk) Comment How would Ryan Fraser fit in at Arsenal? And three alternatives if they don’t get him Ryan Fraser has been in outstanding form for Bournemouth this season (Getty Images)Arsenal have plenty left to play for this season with a place in the top-four and a potential Europa League final both firmly in their sights but that hasn’t prevented Unai Emery from starting to plan ahead.Although Arsenal have yet to replace their former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, it appears as though Emery and his scouting department are pressing on over potential signings to target in the summer.How much money Emery will have to work with will likely depend on how successful the team are from now until the end of the campaign. Ensuring a top-four finish would theoretically swell the coffers while a failure to secure Champions League football either via a league finish or Europa League win, should make things more restrictive.AdvertisementAdvertisementIt is perhaps with that uncertainty in mind that the names Arsenal are currently being linked with are generally priced at the mid to low end of the transfer spectrum. Bournemouth’s diminutive Scottish winger Ryan Fraser is a case in point with his contract at the Vitality set to expire in 14 months.ADVERTISEMENT How Arsenal could line up with Ryan Fraser (Metro)Signing Fraser could result in Emery reverting to a back four system such as a 4-2-3-1 with the Scot either playing on the left with another winger on the other side, or on the right should Aubameyang drop into a left-sided position.AdvertisementAdvertisementFraser’s best performances in the Premier League have come via the left wing – as Hector Bellerin will attest having been given the runaround by him during the 2016-17 season – but his ability to play on either side or centrally as an attacking midfielder would be useful to a manager who expects adaptability from his players.Could it happen?Bournemouth certainly won’t want to lose a player who has performed such a key role during their recent ascent but should they fail to agree a new contract with him, they will be put in an uncomfortable position with the summer window representing their last chance to sell him for a big fee.Fraser himself hasn’t exactly dismissed the reported interest, saying: ‘I’m not going to lie, it’s very nice. It means you are are doing something right. They are a huge club, a massive club.‘When you see your name thrown around you always think to yourself that you are a Bournemouth player and you try to do well. I’m not going to lie, you do feel good, especially when it’s a massive club.’However, Bournemouth would be keen to avoid selling him to a Premier League rival and may dig their heels in to try and tempt him to commit long-term or else move him on to a club outside of England. Foreign clubs can negotiate with Premier League players six months before their contracts expire, while domestic clubs cannot.Taking the above into consideration, here are three alternatives that Arsenal are also reportedly pursuing:AdvertisementNicolas Pepe (Lille) Advertisement Fraser has created more ‘big chances’ (21) than anyone else in the Premier League while five of his ten assists have been for Callum Wilson (Getty Images)At a time when player valuations have reached a point of hyper-inflation, players reaching the end of their contracts are more desirable than ever before. Like Fraser, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, are two who fall into that particular bracket.Although Fraser’s contractual situation undoubtedly adds to his appeal, his performances for the perennially over-achieving Cherries have warranted closer inspection from the top clubs. Only Hazard with 11 has more Premier League assists than Fraser on ten, this season, while he ranks fourth in the division for chances created with 71.Should Arsenal manage to strike a deal for the man the Bournemouth natives refer to as ‘Wee Man’ what kind of player would they be getting hold of? And where would he fit into Emery’s constantly evolving tactical plans?Versatility and creativityA meek recent surrender to Manchester City aside, Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth aren’t usually a side that compromise their principles to counter-act the strengths of their opponents, generally playing the same way both home and away.center_img Oliver Young-MylesThursday 4 Apr 2019 2:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link718Shares Unai Emery will be looking to add to his squad over the summer (Getty Images)Bournemouth tend to line up 4-4-2 most weeks and if they deviate from Plan A it is usually just to go to a slightly more conservative 4-5-1 with the versatile Josh King dropping into a wide position and David Brooks moving into a No.10 role.Howe’s approach has probably had a beneficial effect on Fraser’s form as he has pretty much exclusively played as a left winger all season. According to Whoscored, 29 of Fraser’s 32 Premier League appearances this season have come from that side. All of his ten assists and six goals, meanwhile, have been from that position.While Howe has enjoyed consistency with his selection on the left flank, Emery has not with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan Alex Iwobi and more recently, Sead Kolasinac, tasked with providing creativity from that side.The indifferent form of Iwobi allied to Denis Suarez’s failure to make an impression since his January loan from Barcelona, has resulted in Emery predominantly using a 3-4-1-2/3-4-2-1 system in recent games with Kolasinac acting as a marauding wing-back. Advertisement Leandro Trossard is yet to be capped by Belgium at senior level (Getty Images)Probably the least well known of Arsenal’s reported targets considering he is yet to make his international debut for Belgium, Leandro Trossard has emerged on the radar of big clubs this season thanks to his performances for Genk in the Europa League.The 24-year-old scored three goals and provided one assist for in the group stages while he has also ten goals in 23 games in the Belgian top-flight. Everton and Wolfsburg are also said to be monitoring his form and he is reportedly available for just €16m.AdvertisementMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Nicolas Pepe has been one of the breakout stars of the season (Getty Images)Nicolas Pepe would be the standout option and is a player who was strongly recommended by Mislintat prior to his departure in February. The 23-year-old Ivorian has enjoyed a devastating campaign in Ligue 1, scoring 18 goals and registering nine assists in 30 games.A major stumbling block is likely to be his price tag with Lille’s president Gerard Lopez stating last month that he will cost interested clubs £68.7m. That would likely price Arsenal out with Barcelona and Bayern Munich perhaps more likely destinations for the forward.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityCristian Pavon (Boca Juniors)last_img read more

Masterplanned community welcomes 300th resident

first_imgCentral parklands with crossing bridge and landscaped recreation and play spaces. Photo: SuppliedA masterplanned residential community at Walloon has welcomed its 300th resident.Soon to marry new residents, Byron Johnson and Kate Hill, are two of the newest residents settling into their new home at Waterlea.In June 2018, army Private Byron Johnson accepted his first military posting at the RAAF Amberley nearby the Walloon township and purchased his first home, a Waterlea land and house package. Kate Hill and Byron Johnson are new residents at Waterlea. In September, he met Kate, an Ipswich-based social worker – the pair are now engaged.Together they moved into their Waterlea home as building works completed in March 2019with wedding bells ringing in April. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoMr Johnson said buying at Waterlea was a simple decision.“Waterlea is close to the RAAF base where I am stationed for the next two years, and the lot and house package was within my price range. Done deal,” he said.“In June 2018, I started looking and purchased within three weeks. Waterlea was the firstand only development that I considered. The other new house communities were too far awayfrom my work, or the land cost was prohibitive.”Mr Johnson said he purchased a 480sq m block.“At the time of purchase, before I met my fiancé Kate, it was only me living in the house, so it was large enough without requiring too much maintenance. Equally, I had a budget that I did not want to exceed,” he said.The home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage.Inside there are black taps, tiled floors and kitchen bench top, a neutral colour carpet and white walls and joinery. Waterlea Walloon is a $350 million award-winning masterplanned community south of Brisbane on the outskirts of Ipswich. Waterlea is comprised of 13 villages which includes a network of walking and cycling trails, parklands and waterways, and is walking distance to the historic town of Walloon.last_img read more