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Building a resume to help the job search NI ARCHIVES

This past Wednesday, UNI hosted Career Readiness Day in Rod Library. The event was designed to assist students as they work to become job ready. Matt Nuese, associate director of Career Services, had some suggestions for the best way to build a resume. According to Nuese, employers want to see that students have been successful in school, which can be demonstrated in multiple ways. “One aspect is the GPA, and the other aspect is what you studied,” Nuese said. “But more importantly than that, employers want to see whether or not you are using what you learned in the classroom in the work world, volunteer world or in student activities.” A common mistake some students make is to focus too much on listing the tasks they performed and not enough on the skills they gained. “On your resume, your

education is two lines. The rest of the page is why they hire you,” Nuese said. “You need to list the tasks you did, how you did it, and how it will help the profession you are going into.” In regards to the design of a resume, one page is recommended, unless the student is in a “helping field,” which includes professions such as social work or teaching. In this case, the student would create a two page resume. Nuese suggests using a clean font, such as Calibri or Ariel, between 10 and 12 points. “You should always keep a margin because there should be a balance of white space and text,” Nuese advised. “You can’t have every single inch of paper filled, but it also can’t look empty. There has to be a balance.” When arranging a resume, Nuese suggests starting by listing the most prominent part of their training, which is their education. “From there, students should list their experiences, then evidence of leadership,

and other relevant activities, as well as their skills,” said Nuese. However, this structure is not set in stone. “If the student has exceptional experiences, for example, they’ve done the job already, then this might move their experience above their education,” Nuese stated.

The greatest advice Nuese had to offer students was to have other people look at their resumes before submitting it to employers. He also encourages students to put themselves out there despite the risk of rejection. “Overall: do something.” Nuese said. “You have to put yourself out there and prepare to be rejected. If you

apply for 10 jobs, you’ll get an invitation to interview for maybe two or three of them. You have to play the numbers game, so do something.” UNI Career Services offer regular outreach efforts to students looking to improve their resumes.  See RESUME, page 7






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“Students can always call our office and get help with building a resume. We also give samples of resumes on our website. We have 15 different samples based on the job type students are going for.” In addition to building a successful resume, Nuese suggests students join clubs that relate to their future profession and network with faculty. This is because a resume has to meet the

expectations of the industry students are working towards joining. “Write for the audience you are looking for,” Nuese recommended. Nuese highly suggests that as soon as students finish their resume, they should go to the Career Fair because the event will host employers from all kinds of professions. “There is literally something there for every student on campus,” said Nuese. The Career Fair is Feb. 17 in the McLeod Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.




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“I Heart Female Orgasm” talks sex LIAM JOHNSON Staff Writer

On Thursday Feb. 6, UNI’s Campus Activities Board and Student Wellness hosted “I Heart Female Orgasm,” a lecture on sexuality. The event began with a Student Wellness fair, where students had access to free sexual health information and contraception. Janelle Ballhagen, a health educator at Allen Women’s Health in Waterloo present at the fair, noted the importance of the resources that programs like “I Heart Female Orgasm,” as well as Student Wellness Services offer to students. Marshall Miller, a sex educator and “I Heart Female Orgasm” co-presenter, emphasized the importance of learning about sex. “One of the [...] main things [to take away] is it’s good and healthy and important to learn about

sex, whether you choose to put that information to use right away or some time down the road. For a lot of people [...] coming to a program like this is a step toward learning more, [especially] on a campus like this, where there’s so many other resources tapping into the things they’re offering in Student Wellness Services and just taking advantage of the great resources [at UNI],” he said. Miller and co-presenter, Rachel Dart, used humor and pop culture references in their talk. They showed clips from films and TV shows such as “When Harry Met Sally” and “Big Mouth.” Miller and Dart also elaborated on the definition of “female” in “I Heart Female Orgasm.” Their presentation included those who were assigned female at birth, are cisgender female and who are transgender females.

Gabby Grahamlegare, a junior elementary education major, liked how the presenters brought trans and nonbinary-identifying people into the conversation. “I really enjoyed the entire thing overall, but probably my favorite part was them discussing [...] consent with trans, nonbinary; they talked about intersex and all that, so it was good for people who have never really experienced that much to actually have information about that,” she said. “For me [...] the most important thing for students to take away is that [sex] doesn’t have to be sort of like an uncomfortable or stigmatizing topic,” Dart said. “In fact, you can talk about it like we do with humor and in a safe way and a comfortable way. So I think just the fact of talking about [sex] together can be a really really powerful and great.”

GABI CUMMINGS/Northern Iowan

UNI’s Campus Activities Board and Student Wellness Center collaborated to present “I Heart Female Orgasm,” an informative event about sexuality held on Thursday, Feb. 6 in the Maucker Union Ballroom.

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“It’s a very significant collection,” Page said. “The works that we have in our collection – there are a lot of depictions of the history of Haiti and a lot of the struggles could actually parallel a lot of the struggles here in the U.S., even though it’s a different country. Even to this day, as impoverished as it is, they’re still very much a proud black community, very proud of their African roots and very proud of what they

have achieved.” After the presentation, Brockmeyer allowed time for attendees who felt inspired by the artists they had seen to create their own art using various supplies she brought. Attendees had the option to draw, paint and cut from magazines or cloth in order to create an original piece of art. Brockmeyer said that these creations would be displayed at Imagining America’s national conference in New Mexico to showcase what students had learned from her presentation.

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