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Career Service Center launches New UB Jobs Website

By Chris Hogan
On February 17, 2012

 

For the past 10 months, the UB Career Service Center wanted to find a new and improved way of providing students with the best resources out there in order to make their job search a little easier. Now almost a year later, that process has become a reality thanks to a recent partnership with CSO Research Inc, based out of Austin, TX.

 

With the collaboration between the two sides, it led to the creation of MyInterfase.com. The new site is powered by CSO and allows UB students to log in and construct a profile and upload their resumes, while looking for jobs and internships not just locally but around the world. Different sections such as career events and interview scheduling are helpful tools for students.

 

Toni Mahoney, Director of Career Services, said that the new site has a lot of advantages for the students.

 

"Most of the students that I have talked to and shown it too, have found the interface a little bit easier to use," Mahoney said. "You can set up job agents, which a lot of students don't take advantage of; so you can search for specific criteria it will automatically email you anytime a new job gets listed."

 

Several online job employment sites have collaborated with myinterfase.com including CareerBuilder, JUJU, CareerRookie and Internships.com. Those sites are easy to access through the site as they will match any jobs or internships you are looking for. Another feature is called the "My Activity" tab which allows you to see any appointment coming up or any previous appointments you had with Career Services. "My Referrals" allocates you to see firsthand the job process in its entirety.

 

"They [MyInterfase] have a tab called referrals and it kind of gets confusing to students with what that it means," Mahoney said. "What it means is anytime you apply to a job through the system or anytime we from career services send your resume to a company it matches a job [listing] or a company finds your resume in a job search, you will see all of that activity there."

 

Sophomore Katerina Correa has already seen a modern alteration to the new UBJobs.net page.

 

"The layout is not much different in finding jobs [but] it has a different layout visually and the transition from the old to new was quite smooth," Correa said.

 

All of the career events are listed on the new site for this semester. Two info sessions on job searches will take place on February 15 from 3:00-4:00 P.M. and February 16 from Noon to 1:00 P.M. in Carlson Hall room 253. Also two events entitled "Resume 411" on the 22 & 23 from Noon to 1:00 P.M. in the Discovery Pavilion.

 

The Career Fair will take place on April 4 from Noon to 3:00 P.M. in Wheeler Recreation Center and the Career Service Center is expecting the biggest turnout ever with around 400 participants attending despite only getting 120 students last year with only 20 being undergraduates.

 

 "My advice to students is come and they [employers] are coming here to see students, Mahoney said. "They are coming here to hire because they want to hire students specifically UB students. Don't be afraid about just checking it out. You aren't going to leave there with a job but with contacts and hopefully a follow up for some interviews."


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