<<First Name>>, March OWU LeaderTIPS is here!

[April 2013]
A monthly newsletter with tips and advice for OWU's emerging leaders!
We're going green! A limited number of print copies will be available through the SIO.

<<First Name>>, as an emerging leader on campus you were recommended to receive this newsletter to help increase your leadership abilities and resources on campus.

Marketing yOWUr Transferable Skills

You've heard the phrase "market your skills--set yourself apart!" but how do you truly set yourself apart in the job/internship market? Simply put: Transferable Skills.

What is a Transferable Skill?
A Transferable Skill is a knowledge base you learn in a situation the can be applied later in alternative situations. These skills are learned through activities like employment, athletics, projects, academia...the list goes on. Examples of transferable skills can be found here.

Why are transferable skills important to employers?
With your Transferable Skills, employers see you as a very valuable source of skilled labor. Once you have acquired a skill, they know you have the capacity to transfer it into their organization and to develop it further (i.e. Skill Progression). In your Resume and at Interview, employers look for concrete evidence that you have the skills they are looking for (i.e. Skill Match)

Transferable skills are what set yOWUr experiences apart from other candidates--take this opportunity to shine, and be The Opposite of Ordinary!

**Adapted from OWU Career Services --

10 Tips to get the most out of your internship!

  • Say thank you!
  • Ask for advice. 
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Learn from your co-workers.
  • Don't be afraid to ask for feedback.
  • Take your work seriously. 
  • Focus--give it your all.
  • Pay attention, but not too much, to office culture. 
  • Gain trust early on.
  • Know what to expect -- do your research. 
  • View all of U.S. News and World Report's tips here!

Finding a Summer Internship!

Check out the Office of Career Services blog to find out just how important it is to network, focus and search for an internship in your college years. 

Check it out here!

Be On The Lookout!

Upcoming OWU Events:
Golden Bishop Awards - April 12, 2 pm. Benes Rooms.

Fall Budget Requests Due - April 17th. 

Day On The JAY - April 25 11:30 am - 2 pm, Join the SIO for some "Super Hero" Fun!

Final Day for Registered Events - May 1 (The Last Day of Classes) 
Semester Final Exams - May 3 - 8

Commencement - May 11, 1 pm Phillips Glen


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