Explore Opportunities and Network at the Business Career Fair

Networking events, such as Mihaylo’s upcoming Business Career Fair, are great opportunities to discover a career path, explore an industry and meet recruiters.

Networking events, such as Mihaylo’s upcoming Business Career Fair, are great opportunities to discover a career path, explore an industry and meet recruiters.

Mihaylo College will host its inaugural Business Career Fair on Oct. 12. The event will provide students with the opportunity to explore diverse industries, network with professionals and better their job search strategies.

Local employers from diverse industries will be on hand at TSU Pavilions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss internship and employment opportunities at their companies. Fields represented include accounting, finance, operations, insurance, marketing and analytics. The event is open to students of all majors and attendees are asked to dress in business attire.

Mihaylo College regularly holds career and networking events sponsored by individual Centers of Excellence, student clubs and Mihaylo Career Services, but the Business Career Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 12, will be the first time that the college’s departments and Centers of Excellence have collaborated to bring industry professionals and career advising workshops to the student body.

“Attending this fair and participating in workshops is a great way to connect with recruiters from a variety of industries looking for business students,” says Mihaylo Career Development Advisor Megan Martinez ’13 (sociology). “It is a great way to explore a career field, practice your networking skills or secure a job or internship. Be sure to visit Mihaylo Career Services first to prepare.”

Students can register for the career fair online. Employers interested in participating are encouraged to reach out by email to mihayloemployers@fullerton.edu.

To prepare for the event, there will be two free preparation workshops. The first Career Fair Tips and Tricks: Résumé and Networking Strategy, will be held at SGMH 3210 from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The second, Mapping Your Way to Success: One-on-One Career Fair Planning, will be held on Monday, Oct. 10, at SGMH 3230 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, visit Mihaylo Career Services, which are now back at their previous location at SGMH 1409 (West Pavilion). Career advising walk-in hours are Monday through Wednesday and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m.

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Five Things to Do in Newport Beach

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The Balboa Island Ferry connects pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists with the amusement parks and beaches of the peninsula across the harbor. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Just over 20 miles south of campus, Newport Beach offers one of the highest concentrations of attractions, shopping and dining in Southern California. Here are five low-cost things to do in the area.

It has been called the California Riviera. Home to nearly 90,000 residents but receiving nearly 7 million visitors annually, Newport Beach may truly be Southern California at its best. Here, you can shop at some of the region’s most exclusive stores, enjoy miles of sandy beaches, explore the science of coastal ecosystems at tide pools and nature centers, dine at a diverse selection of restaurants, indulge in water sports ranging from sailing to surfing, and get a workout in along miles of scenic hiking trails.

Here are five accessible and low-cost places to go year-round in Newport Beach:

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Getting on Track for a Great Career: Mihaylo’s New Graduate Advisor Provides Tips for Success

Mihaylo Graduate Career Advisor Sudeshna Majumdar-Fragomeni explains that Mihaylo Career Services is available to help students get to where their talents can take them.

Mihaylo Graduate Career Advisor Sudeshna Majumdar-Fragomeni explains that Mihaylo Career Services is available to help students get to where their talents can take them.

Getting a graduate degree can improve your career prospects, but you have to develop a game plan while you are working on your academic program to maximize your potential. Sudeshna Majumdar-Fragomeni, Mihaylo’s new graduate career advisor, gives insights on how students can establish a workable career strategy and timeline.

“Developing a career strategy is about creating clear action steps and setting up a timeline to reach your goals. This is a process of breaking each task into smaller more manageable ones” says Mihaylo Graduate Career Advisor Sudeshna Majumdar-Fragomeni. “For most, the very idea of job searching seems daunting, but it is a journey worth taking. If you are spending eight hours each day doing something, it should be something that speaks to your interests and abilities.”

Majumdar-Fragomeni advises the college’s MBA and graduate students on career readiness and job search strategies. She believes that the following eight-step path is likely to result in the best outcomes:

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Egypt’s Lost Spring: Mihaylo Professor’s Book Explores the Politics of Egypt

Mihaylo Economics Associate Professor Sherif Khalifa’s 2015 book, Egypt’s Lost Spring: Causes and Consequences, presents an impartial history of the political upheaval in the world’s most populous Arab nation from 2010 to 2013.

Mihaylo Economics Associate Professor Sherif Khalifa’s 2015 book, Egypt’s Lost Spring: Causes and Consequences, presents an impartial history of the political upheaval in the world’s most populous Arab nation from 2010 to 2013.

Mihaylo Economics Associate Professor Sherif Khalifa is the author of the 2015 book, Egypt’s Lost Spring: Causes and Consequences, which examines political developments in his native Egypt from 2010 to 2013. This period encompassed the fall of the Hosni Mubarak dictatorship, a defining moment in the Arab Spring, and the subsequent conflict between the country’s moderate and Islamist factions.

“Our assessment is that the Egyptian government is stable and is looking for ways to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people.” Those were the words of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Jan. 25, 2011, as protests over the death of a young activist at the hands of police started in Cairo. The protesters had low expectations and the decades-long dictatorship of President Hosni Mubarak seemed secure.

Yet in a remarkable period of three weeks, the protests in Cairo grew to a popular uprising encompassing a broad cross-section of Egypt’s 80 million people. With Islamists, secularists, Coptic Christians and others demanding his ouster, Mubarak was finally forced to give up power on Feb. 11, 2011, a day that will forever be the defining moment of the Arab Spring, a series of revolutions against dictators in the Middle East.

How did the unforeseen Egyptian Revolution come about? Why did the pro-democracy movement deteriorate into bitter factional in-fighting between pro-and anti-Islamist factions within Egyptian society? What are the implications for the future of Egypt, the world’s largest Arab country in population and a bellwether for the region?

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Mihaylo Senior Elisha Gupta ’17 Studies Abroad at the London School of Economics

Elisha Gupta ’17 in front of one of London’s iconic telephone booths. Gupta encourages students to expand their horizons by studying abroad.

Elisha Gupta ’17 in front of one of London’s iconic telephone booths. Gupta encourages students to expand their horizons by studying abroad.

The London area is one of the world’s economic and educational centers and the London School of Economics (LSE) is a leader in business-based higher education. Mihaylo marketing and ISDS major Elisha Gupta ’17 discusses her experience studying there this summer.

The past few months have been a pivotal time for the British economy. The nation voted to exit the European Union in the so-called Brexit on June 23, a decision that many economists believe will have major consequences for the future of the United Kingdom and European integration.

Elisha Gupta ’17 (marketing and ISDS) was in London during the historic vote, studying at LSE for the summer and visiting relatives. “To say that the results were shocking for Londoners is an understatement,” she says. “This region was the strongest advocate for Remain, so the atmosphere clearly reflected the disappointment.”

At LSE, Gupta attended a lecture by Political Science Professor Simon Hix, a leading commentator on British and European politics. “Professor Hix did a great job of analyzing the statistics that were available after the vote and explained his predictions for what is to come for both Britain and the union,” she says. “I encourage anyone interested in the topic to watch his lecture online.”

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