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Frequently Asked Questions

I would like a sample resume or cover letter.

You can find sample resumes here, under "One Page Resume Templates:"

Example resumes and writing tips can be found in the CMC guidebook, page 37.

Guides for writing cover letters can be found here , under the heading "Cover Letters."

Additional guides for writing cover letters, called "Correspondence Packets," can be found here .

Cover letters are covered in the CMC guidebook , page 48, and include examples.

How do I upload my resume to FreemanLink?

Instructions on uploading your resume to FreemanLink can be found here.

I uploaded my resume to FreemanLink and the job application is due at 5:00pm tonight, why isn't my document approved?

You must allow 48 hours for Career Management Staff to review and approve all uploaded documents. Uploading a resume the day of or the day before a job deadline puts your application's timely submission at risk. Documents are addressed in the order they are received, and popular jobs result in more documents in the queue on due dates. Submit your documents early!

I have a scheduled interview or appointment that I cannot keep.

You must call the CMC at 504-865-5417 to cancel your appointment 48 hours in advance, or you will be subject to our No-Show Policy as outlined in the CMC guidebook on page 13.

I don't know what I want to do for a career!

Resources for self-assessment can be found in the CMC guidebook , page 20

-Answer the self-assessment questions here .

-Visit the Career Section in the Turchin Library for career reference books

-Attend Freeman career events, panels, programs, and special events

-Utilize the Professional Network and conduct informational interviews for career and industry insight. Log into FreemanLink , click the Networking tab, and search for alumni to conduct informational interviews with (CMC guidebook , page 32)

-Career-Leader College Assessment

-Additional career testing is available through the Educational Resources Center, 865-5113

After you have done some preliminary career research and self-assessment, call the CMC at 504-865-5417 to meet with a career counselor and take the next steps.

How do I prepare for an interview?

Don't wait until you land an interview to get ready for one!

The CMC guidebook , page 59, has several interview tips and exercises you can use to prepare for an interview. Guides for timelines for your career search are available in the CMC guidebook , page 23.

More resources for interviewing are available on the CMC's website here .

How do I dress for an interview?

CMC guidebook, page 65.

I would like to work internationally.

CMC guidebook , page 67.

For information on overseas work permits, contact the Center for International Students and Scholars, (504)865-5208.

How do I get an unofficial transcript?

1. Sign into Gibson Online
2. On the left-hand side, under the bold heading 'Transcripts', click on the link to Online Academic Transcript
3. Choose the correct Transcript Level (whether it is All Levels, Undergraduate or Graduate) and keep the Transcript Type as Standard Academic Transcript
4. Click Submit
5. You now have your unofficial transcript in front of you, with your name and student number in the top right corner
6. Starting at the VERY TOP OF THE PAGE, highlight the entire page
7. Copy the page
8. Open a Word document
9. Paste the data into the Word document
10. Now your unofficial transcript should be viewable in the Word document
11. Go to File-Save As and save the file as a PDF document (You need Word 2007 or better in order to do this)
12. For users with only Word 2003 or lower, simply save it as a Word document and when you upload the file to FreemanLink, it will automatically convert it to a PDF (though it may take a long time because it will be a pretty large Word document)
13. Now simply upload the file to FreemanLink

I am nervous about networking, but I know it's important. How do I get started?

The CMC guidebook , page 30 has an excellent guide to networking.

More Tips on Networking

Utilize the Professional Network and conduct informational interviews for career and industry insight. Log into FreemanLink , click the Networking tab, and search for alumni to conduct informational interviews with (CMC guidebook , page 30)

http://www.linkedin.com/

How do I make a resume my default resume on FreemanLink?

To set a resume as your default resume in FreemanLink:

1. Log into FreemanLink
2. Click the Documents tab
3. You should see a list of resumes. Under a column titled Options there should be a button to Make Default.

I forgot to add a cover letter to my application; can I withdraw my application and re-apply with updated documents?

TO WITHDRAW AND REAPPLY FOR A REGULAR JOB POSTING
1. Log in to FreemanLink
2. Click on Job Postings
3. Click on Applications
4. Find job and click the Withdraw Application button
(If that button is not available, it means the application has already been emailed to the employer and you will not be able to withdraw and resubmit your application. You can contact the CMC to find out what other options may be available for you.)
5. Reapply for the job

TO WITHDRAW AND REAPPLY TO AN ON-CAMPUS-RECRUITING POSITION
1. Log in to FreemanLink
2. Click on Interviews
3. Find job and click Withdraw Application button
4. Reapply for the position

How is my GPA calculated?

Major GPA Calculation

The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee previously approved the continuation of a major GPA requirement of 2.0 for graduation. Core courses will be included in the major GPA calculation.

At the committee's July 20, 2005 meeting, each area defined the courses to be included in the major GPA calculation under the current curriculum.

Accounting Major
All courses with the ACCT prefix, except ACCT 405

TAXN 425

Finance Major
All courses with the FINC prefix

ACCT 303
ACCT 405
ECON 433
ECON 452

Information Systems Major
All courses with the ISDS prefix

ACCT 409

Legal Studies in Business Major
All courses with the BLAW prefix

PERS 321
GMGT 437
OBHR 436
TAXN 425

Management Major
All courses with the OBHR prefix

All courses with the GMGT prefix

Marketing Major
All courses with the MKTG prefix

Business Major
All Freeman School courses (equivalent to Freeman School GPA)

All areas will need to define courses for the major GPA calculation under the new curriculum. This will be an agenda item in the fall semester.

Can I get academic credit for an internship?
Students are responsible for arranging academic credit with the Office of Undergraduate Education, (504) 862-8377. Graduate students cannot receive credit.

Last Updated 3/11/14
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