Monday, November 24, 2014

The Rat Race (A Sometimes Necessary Evil)

The ultimate goal is SELF EMPLOYMENT and SELF SUSTAINABILITY, but there are times when you just need a paycheck (while you are still working on your master plan of course). Don't forget to tell them to. . .

Here are some pretty cool job opportunities for my business minded readers in MEMPHIS that you might find interesting. (This is my first time doing this outside of private consultations, but, depending on the response, I may do this more often.)

[Intern Position at Fedex (Sales Analyst)] : There is a MYTH that "intern" essentially equates to "volunteer". This is simply NOT true.

mastermindsinc.blogspot.comFedEx is a GREAT company to work for, and one of the biggest contributors to the city of Memphis. This PAID opportunity would be GREAT experience for your resume, and it is important as a student to remember that you still need real world experience in addition to that degree! ;-)
IF you are a University of Memphis student, try out [] to find some great career and internship opportunities. As an alumna (and now a current student working on my Master's) I am SHOCKED at how many students are not aware that this resource is available to them. I have secured so many opportunities through this site.

[Financial Analyst at First Horizon] : First Horizon is hiring for this and many other positions RIGHT NOW!

[Analyst and Human Resources Jobs at MLGW] : MLGW has several open spots that they are trying to fill. The opportunities that piqued my interest were the analyst and human resources specialist positions. Whatever the position, MLGW is also a great company to work for with great benefits.

[Human Resources at MAXIMUS] : Maximus is looking for a human resources specialist and is also hiring for a bunch of other positions -> [x] <- Maximus was voted one of "America's Most Trustworthy Companies" in 2014 by Forbes.

[Developers, Analysts, Etc. at Pro IT] : ProIT is hiring developers and analysts.  

[Associate Analyst at Deloitte] : Deloitte is a consulting firm that has really made a name for itself. It is THE BIGGEST professional services network in THE WORLD by revenue and number of employees. Need I say more? There are also plenty of other opportunities on their site -> [x]

[Quality Analyst at Brother] : Brother is looking for a Quality Analyst. If you have ever lead a QAT or process improvement project, this may be a position you would like to look into.

That's it. My lucky 7.

Another company that I've been looking into lately is SiteCompli, which has only been around since 2008. It is a company based out of New York that is helping other companies and real estate owners stay ahead of compliance issues. This is NOT what interested me. What interested me was their benefits package.
I mean not only do they offer competitive salaries, but they also offer a seasonal clothing budget and a PAID, PAID vacation (whatever that means)!!
If you are interested in a change of scenery, take a gander. -> [x]

Here are also some other pretty cool companies with perks equal to/better than Facebook and Google that you might consider -> [x]

Great job search sites:
I also love love LOVE [] because it gives you employee reviews as well as sample salary amounts and benefits offered for different types of jobs and employers.
If you need help with your job search, advancing in the rat race, or getting your resume/portfolio together, I am happy to help. -> [x]
Thanks for reading,

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TRADING FLOOR OPEN - University of Memphis

Thanks to Michael Cook, founder and CEO of SouthernSun Asset Management firm, and his commitment of a 1 MILLION dollar pledge toward development earlier this year, a new state-of-the-art finance trading lab is NOW AVAILABLE to University of Memphis students.

This trading center will allow students to dive in head first into the financial markets and get pragmatic, hands-on experience in trading through the use of innovative technology and a cutting-edge data center. Partnership with Oxford Analytica (OXAN), a leading global analysis and advisory firm based in Oxford, England, also puts the University of Memphis among a select list of universities across the WORLD with access to their advanced educational tools.

This is great news not only for the business students at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics on the University of Memphis campus, but all students who are interested in exploring the world of trading.

Thanks for reading.