Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The U of A Cooperative Extension in South Phoenix is hiring for its Tapestry Grant Project!

The U of A Cooperative Extension in South Phoenix is hiring for its Tapestry Grant Project!

Those meeting qualifications and residing in 85040 and 85041 are especially encouraged to apply. The applicant will need to apply online. Please find the listings by going to Once you are on the page click "Search UoA job postings" then click on "search postings" and use the location "pull down menu" and select "Phoenix".

There are 9 positions. All but one is part-time. However, half-time positions offer full benefits as well as tremendous education benefits at any of the 3 state universities for you and your family.
The titles of the positions are
§ Program Coordinator Senior - Extended Temp. part time
§ Instructional Specialist -2 positions - Extended Temp. part time
§ Instructional Specialist - 4 positions - Extended Temp. part-time
§ Administrative Assistant - Extended Temp. full-time
§ Program Aide, on call

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

ASU part-time employment opportunity: Management Intern

This part-time (20 hours per week), grant-funded position will assist with facilitating connections and communications among a large network of ASU entrepreneurship programs, projects and people.

Position: Management Intern
Organization: ASU Office of University Initiatives
Location: Tempe and Scottsdale, Arizona

The ASU Office of University Initiatives is seeking a Management Intern for the Entrepreneurship at ASU initiative. Entrepreneurship at ASU ( is an effort to promote a culture of academic enterprise and innovation across ASU’s campuses, for students and faculty in every discipline.

The Management Intern position was created in response to increases in the scope and intensity of the initiative’s activities. The Management Intern will assist in advancing the initiative by connecting entrepreneurship efforts and developing compelling communications. It is well suited for individuals that thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment with the opportunity to learn and grow.

The position is supported fully by grant funding and is eligible for university benefits, including health insurance and tuition waiver for self, spouse and dependents.

Key Responsibilities
· Assist in advancing the Entrepreneurship at ASU initiative by making connections between programs and stakeholders.
· Identify and act on opportunities to strengthen relationships and enhance programs.
· Coordinate communications between ASU entrepreneurship initiative programs, faculty and staff.
· Gather information and write compelling communications including reports, memos, letters, web site content, etc. for both targeted and broad distribution.
Key Qualifications
· Experience developing written communications for general distribution.
· Skill in presenting information effectively.
· Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
· Experience working on collaborative and complex projects or programs.
· Experience planning and coordinating events, workshops and conferences.
· Demonstrated knowledge of problem-solving and decision making.
· Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Application Instructions
Please visit and search for staff job ID 22216 to view the complete job details and application instructions. Application deadline is March 4, 2009 at 11:59 PM Arizona time.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Summer Internship – Abbott Nutrition - Consumer Product Sales

Summer Internship – Abbott Nutrition - Consumer Product Sales

Core Job Responsibilities
12-week program geared to support Sales teams based in the following locations: Atlanta, GA, Bentonville, AR, Columbus, OH, Denver, CO, Minneapolis, MN and Phoenix, AZ. The Summer Internship program will allow individuals to work with sales teams supporting key retail customers within each business center. Individuals will be exposed to all business disciplines that support the Consumer Product Sales teams – Sales, Marketing, Category Management and Supply Side.

Supervisory / Management Responsibility Individual: contributor. Reports to Customer Vice President/Director level. Serves as a team member.

Position Accountability/Scope: Operates independently within a limited scope of responsibility under close supervision.

Works within the framework of established policies, procedures and guidelines.

Executes against established timelines and priorities.

Provides updates of projects status and highlights issues.

Contacts are generally with immediate supervisor.

Position is field-based in Sales Offices

Minimum travel involved.
Minimum Education: Working towards a Bachelor’s degree. Prefer students entering their senior year graduating between December 2009 and June 2010.

Experience / Training Required: Basic to intermediate MS Excel spreadsheet skills and experience, with the ability to:
- Create basic formulas
- Insert rows/columns
- Link cell data in other workbooks
- Create charts
- Build templates

Basic to intermediate MS PowerPoint skills and experience.

Good to Excellent Oral Presentational skills.

If interested please send your resume to

NSHMBA Welcomes Disney Institute to Phoenix

It doesn't take any training to recognize that the world's economy has taken a precipitous fall. It does take effective and proven professional development training to guide impacted organizations back to the summit.

NSHMBA is proud to partner with Mesa Community College to bring the Disney Keys to Excellence program, presented by the world renowned Disney Institute, to the Greater Phoenix area on March 3, 2009.

A one-day local workshop, the Disney Keys to Excellence program is a rare and affordable opportunity to learn best business practices from Disney insiders, and discover ways to easily and immediately adapt and apply those best practices to pick up the pace in these slow economic times.

Organizations from across the nation and around the world have learned proven philosophies, adapted critical lessons, and implemented effective processes to reap the rewards of improvements in leadership, management, service, and brand loyalty.

We invite your team to join thousands of professionals and discover the Disney business secrets to . . .

Strengthening loyalty and retaining valuable customers
Expanding their brand and generating greater profits
Building team involvement and ownership
Creating a service culture and motivating employees
Maintaining a competitive edge in a sluggish economy

The Disney Keys to Excellence Program is…

Relevant: Impacts critical drivers of success in a slow economy
Affordable: Priced to serve more people under limited budgets
Actionable: Easy to implement upon return to the office
Inspirational: Generates team excitement and momentum
Short: Takes only one day away from the office
Local: No travel expenses

Professional development doesn't cost—it pays. It pays by creating a framework of focused energy in a vacuum of uncertainty. It pays by helping an organization gain share in a slow economy. It pays because it has been proven to strengthen employee morale and retention, which will be critical to emerge from tough times.

IMPORTANT: Please use NSHMBA promotional code NSHMEE to receive $50 OFF PER GUEST when registering. Additional group discounts are available.


Friday, February 6, 2009



A+ Learning Solutions is a SES Company that provides free afterschool tutoring to qualifying students in qualifying schools throughout the state of Arizona.
A+ Learning Solutions is looking to hire tutors in various school districts to work with enrolled students after school!!

We offer $25 for non-certified tutors and $30 for certified tutors plus 3 bonuses!
3 part bonuses include:
1 time sign on bonus $20
Refer a Friend Program $20
End of Program Bonus $25

A+ Learning Solutions is in need of more tutors due to the amount of kids our company needs to service. The A+ Learning Solutions team is looking to hire tutors state wide as we are in various school districts. You must have a fingerprint card from the Department of Public Safety, this is a federal mandate from the ADE.

The times of tutoring will vary, this depends on the school. You must have your own car to be able to travel to assigned schools and also have a fingerprint clearance from the Public Safety Department and have the card before you can start tutoring.
If you are interested please contact
Colwyn Wickersham at 602- 803-0329 or email:

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tips from the January Professional Development Event

Tips from the Recent NSHMBA Professional Development Event:
Being laid off is a strategic retreat for a better perspective. These times are needed.

On resume
· Make specific statement
· Do not put tasked with but accomplished
· Focus on important
· Describe me in one word

Things to be working on· Google yourself
· Become known
· What do you want?
· Make more money
· Retain job...
· Get professional certifications (it shows you finish what you start)
· Do what is most important to your boss and customer
· “Ask, listen then adjust”
· Take five minutes to sit with boss per week and get input on where you should be
· Invest 10% of your work week to your career (Example: 40 Hour Work Week: 4 Hours to your career)
· Market yourself
· Get exposure in job
· Have passion. You will never work a day in your life. Make a life with passion
· Map out directions in your life
· Help others get what they want in ife
· Quantify/document
· Share results and accomplishments to boss
· See an image consultant
· Dress to the job you want
· Align activity with career goals
· Set your career objective/goal
· Approach the climb
· Find a path to your strategic career plan. Even if it is winding like a mountain climb and you take lateral positions to get to point you want, you will get there.

All of those steps were necessary to get you to your destination
· Keep a folder on what you do
· Job shadow
· Mentorship – both sides (learn and teach)
· Do more then expected
· Don’t confuse activity with progress
· What are requirements of the job you want
· Know your skills and strengths

It’s who knows you· Put yourself on Linked in and put your projects, etc. on (no immature postings)
· My Space - keep impeccable, Colorful pics (companies do employee research)
· Get published or blogged
· Company newsletter
· Join toastmasters
· Join National Speakers Association

In 8 seconds they learn about you things such as· Success
· Economic level
· Education
· Trust

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Job Posting: GPSA State & Local Relations Director

Apply now! GPSA is now hiring a State & Local Relations Director.

Job Description & How to Apply:

Want to earn some $$$ over spring break?

Want to earn some easy cash simply by renting out your spare bedroom, couch, or floor? Then post your available space, along with a price, on for the weekend of March 5-8.

The Graduate Students in the College of Design are hosting a Design Research Symposium running Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, March 8 and we are hoping the ASU grad student community can help provide affordable lodging for students coming to town. Simply create a profile on and mention ASU Exposed in the title of your ad.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

January Professional Development Night at

Our 2009 kick-off event was a Professional Development night. Presentations were conducted on various topics such as: planning career goals in the workplace and beyond, implementing networking goals, building a personal brand, and excelling at finding a career. We networked with recruiters and professionals from:

American Career Executives
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Graduate Career Management - W. P. Carey School of Business
Boeing Recruitment

Following are some of the evaluation remarks:

I liked the event and got benefit from it…
Friendly welcome by Claudia. Thank you.
Fun and useful.
Very informative session. I would definitely recommend future sessions to others.

For pictures from the event, click here.