Welcome from Your Career Services Directors

//Welcome from Your Career Services Directors

Please see below for important messages from your Career Services Directors at the Daytona Beach, Prescott, and Worldwide campuses…

Happy 2018, Daytona Beach Students:

If you are returning, welcome back! If this is your first semester at Embry-Riddle, welcome! The Career Services team is ready to get this semester going so we can begin preparing you for the summer internship application process, our Spring Industry/Career Expo (February 7th), Fall Industry/Career Expo (October 11th), and the many on-campus recruiting and programming activities that will take place this year.

New and improved is the theme for 2018. In late spring/early summer, we will be launching an exciting new career management system that you are going to love! And by fall we will be in our new location on the third floor of the new Student Union. The team will spend time this summer planning out fresh new events for our new space that will allow you to engage more freely with employers and with us.

I am also very excited to share that there will be no classes on October 11th, the day of our Fall Industry/Career Expo! With around 100 companies and nearly 3,000 students and alumni attending the event, we know it can be tough to visit every company of interest. This will give you more time to spend at the Expo and hopefully allow you to focus exclusively on your job or internship search that day.

Please come visit us in our existing space in SC-250 or drop by one of our many Career Services Pop-Ups in the Colleges, residence halls, and downstairs in the Student Center. We have a team of professionals who are committed to helping you succeed in your search for the perfect opportunity regardless of whether you are a first year student, a senior,  a grad student, or somewhere in between.

You can also connect to our team, career information, and resources anytime through the Career Services website, this blog, email, or any of our social media channels. We are on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Find out where grads go by checking our #EaglesHired feed on Instagram and Twitter, and visit Twitter for our Internship of the Day, New Grad Job of the Day, and Mid-Career/Experienced Job of the Day postings. We will also have all of our upcoming presentations and information sessions on Facebook.

On behalf of the Daytona Beach Career Services team, I wish you a successful semester!

Warm regards,

Alicia Smyth
Executive Director, Career Services
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus


Hello from Prescott Career Services,

Welcome back for the start of Spring Semester 2018.  What a great time to be on campus and take stock of where you are at as a student.  With the start of a new semester what better time to adapt a few short term goals that you can focus on over the next few months to help secure a summer internship, study abroad or full time job.  Hopefully you have had time to regenerate, refocus, and come back to Prescott with enthusiasm and passion to make this semester a great one.

Here in career services our mission is to help support, empower and educate you to be active participants in your career development process.  Our goal is to build engaging and beneficial relationships with alumni, employers and graduate schools to bring as much opportunity to you for securing internship, research and full time job opportunities.  However, we are just one avenue in helping make this happen for you.  Just as there are many ways to enter a house there are many ways to search for and find opportunity.  Career fairs, quality online job sites, LinkedIn, direct company contact e-introductions, and alumni referrals are just a sample of ways one should be utilizing to secure opportunities.

If you have not visited our new location on campus yet, please stop by the STEM building second floor. This Is a perfect time to meet and get to know your manager, Darren Hudak, darren.hudak@erau.edu  College of Aviation, Judy Segner, judy.segner@erau.edu  College of Arts and Science , College of Security and Intelligence, and Laura Polk, laura.polk@erau.edu  College of Engineering,  we would love to visit with you and be a viable resource for you.    Being new to Embry-Riddle I would also love to talk with you, get to know you better, learn of your goals and aspirations which in turn would help me pick up and learn the Embry-Riddle culture.

Have a great Spring Semester and I look forward to being part of your Embry-Riddle Prescott family.


Kevin Hewerdine
Director of Career Services and Corporate Relations
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus



Happy New Year from Worldwide Career Services!

Worldwide Career Services enthusiastically welcomes all of our students, alumni and staff members from over 130+ campus locations to the beginning of a great year! Expectations have never been higher for setting new goals in providing quality access to career resources in 2018.

We are committed to building bridges which assists students and alumni in networking directly with quality employers relevant to the degree programs offered at Embry-Riddle Worldwide campus locations. In addition to annual career events hosted by Daytona Beach and Prescott residential campus locations, we are delighted to announce the launch of an additional Worldwide career event, Pensacola Industry/Career Expo (Fort Walton Beach, FL) in May 2018! Along with the San Diego Industry/Career Expo (June) and the Seattle Industry/Career Expo (Sept), Worldwide career expos are held in conjunction with regional commencement ceremonies and Alumni events. Students and alumni (including Worldwide) are welcome to attend all Embry-Riddle career events, regardless of location. For additional information, contact the Worldwide Career Services Office at 386.226.6092 or visit https://careerservices.erau.edu/opportunities/events/.

To continue providing quality career services assistance to our increasing Worldwide student enrollment, we also look forward in the near future to introducing an addition to the Worldwide Career Services staff!

In addition to communicating Career Services information to students and alumni regarding co-ops/internships and full-time employment opportunities, the Institutional Research department has initiated the Worldwide Career Destination Survey, which will be administered online within 30 days to all graduating students. This tool will assist Career Services and Worldwide leadership with valuable data regarding student’s job search, additional education, and co-curricular activities, including assisting students with relevant data on potential employers in various career industries.

We extend our appreciation and thanks to the leadership team and staff in all locations for your continued support! For additional information on Worldwide Career Services, please visit http://worldwide.erau.edu/career-services/. We’re even more excited about connecting with our students and alumni in 2018!

Best wishes!

Arnold James
Director, Career Services
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide Campus

2018-01-10T08:56:07-05:00January 10th, 2018|General|

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