Students seeking help finding jobs or internships need not look any further than their own myBU Web pages.
ERecruiting has been moved from the Smith Career Center Web site to myBU.
Before eRecruiting was moved, it could only be accessed from the SCC’s Web site, and it required a separate username and password.
“ERecruiting was moved to myBU so that the link for eRecruiting can be accessed directly from there without requiring another username or password re-entry,” said SCC Associate Director Sandra McDermott. “Students are on myBU regularly, so moving eRecruiting there also gives it more visibility.”
McDermott said students do not have to do anything new in order to use eRecruiting through myBU.
“If an account has already been made for eRecruiting through the SCC’s Web site, then it will match when eRecruiting is used through myBU,” McDermott said. “If a student does not yet have an account, a new one will be created.”
McDermott said students who are used to eRecruiting being on the SCC Web site need not worry.
“A link for eRecruiting is still on the Smith Career Center Web site,” McDermott said. “So those who are used to it being there can still find it there.”
ERecruiting was first started in 2002. The site contains job fair information, provides opportunities to join networking communities or connect with mentors and allows students to search for internships and employers.
Some students said they are optimistic about the move of eRecruiting to myBU.
“I think students will use it more since they will see it every day,” said senior social work major Jen Palahniuk. “It’s more accessible to students. One click and you’re in.”
Students seeking internships for next summer should not wait.
“Students should start looking for summer internships immediately,” McDermott said. “In general, larger corporations hire for summer internships in the fall, but smaller companies like to hire closer to when the internships start.”
In addition to this, another reason students should start their searches early is to utilize other resources outside of Bradley, McDermott said.
“An important reason to look for internships now is because one must look at many resources,” she said. “ERecruiting gives students many connections, but it’s important to have other resources to get better chances at getting the job or internship in their desired field.”
If a student needs additional help finding internships, he or she can call the SCC’s general office number, tell the receptionist his or her major and steps will be taken to set up an appointment with a career advisor in his or her respective major field.