From: Career Services News
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 10:56 AM
To: All Campus
Subject: Career Services eNews - SPECIAL WINTER FAIR EDITION
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Jan. 18, 2008
Special Winter Career Fair Edition
150 Companies Expected at Winter Career Fair
Are you still looking for the perfect full-time position? Or perhaps a great summer internship or spring co-op assignment? If so, plan on attending the Winter Career Fair on Wednesday, January 23rd from 11am to 4pm in the SRC. This will be our biggest Winter Career Fair to date, so plan on coming down to welcome these companies to our campus. Be sure to check out our company list online for all the companies that plan on attending. And don’t forget that you can sort this list by major, too!
Reminder: All Students Need to Register When They Arrive at the Winter Career Fair!
We will be asking all students who attend the fair to register at the Career Services table when they arrive. It will only take a moment to do and is as simple as signing your name. When you come down to the fair on the 23rd, you will need to come to our table to get your map for the fair as well as your nametag, and we will also have a sign in sheet available. Help us make sure YOU get counted!
Info Sessions and Interviews Abound!
In addition to networking with company reps at the Winter Career Fair on the 23rd, you will also have the opportunity to attend many company Information Sessions that are occurring the night before the fair and the night of the fair. You can see what companies are offering Info Sessions by logging into eRecruiting and choosing to view our career center calendar from the Calendar tab on your top menu or checking the bulletin board in the hallway outside of our office in the Union building. In addition to these sessions designed to educate you about companies and their opportunities, at least 21 companies will be remaining on campus the day after the fair to conduct interviews. If you are invited to interview with a company, be sure to ask them where they will be conducting their interviews. Most companies will be located in the Union the day after the fair, but a few will be in other locations.
32 New Companies to Attend Fair
We are always pleased when we can welcome new companies to our campus, and the Winter Career Fair this year has a great crop of newcomers. Please be sure to stop by and welcome these companies to campus: AIT Laboratories, Alt & Witzig Engineering, Inc., Astral Industries LLC, Automationtechies/ Automation.com, Avalign Technologies, Inc. (Advantis Medical), Bauer Controls, Berry Plastics Corporation, Burns & McDonnell, Cannon Design, Clabber Girl Corporation, Cook Nuclear Plant, CTS Corporation - Automotive Products, DMC, Equipment Technologies, Information Systems Experts, LLC, M.C. Dean, Inc, Mead & Hunt, OBS Medical, Panoramic Corporation, Partek Incorporated, Pillar Engineering & Surveying, P.C., Procter & Gamble, Public Buildings Service, Sogeti USA, LLC, SSOE, Inc, Stray Light Optical Technologies, The Dannon Company, Inc., Thomson, Three Rings Design, VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Wolfram Research, Inc and Wolverine Trading, LLC.
How to Work the Career Fair Workshops Scheduled and Video Online
If you want to make the most of this career fair, but are a little uncertain of what to expect or how to prepare, plan on attending one of our workshops on How to Work the Career Fair. We have two sessions scheduled: Monday, January 21st at 6:15pm in the Faculty Dining Room of the Union and Tuesday, January 22nd at 12:30pm in the PA Room of the Union. If you cannot make it to either session, there is another option! We have our How to Work the Career Fair video online and you can view it by clicking here. We also have a Word document with some tips that you can download by clicking here.
2008 EIP and BE Intern Companies Announced
After examining many excellent applications from companies expressing interest in our Entrepreneurial Internship and BE Internship programs, we have chosen the 2008 companies! Those who are coming to the Winter Career Fair are noted on the company list with this symbol: All participating companies can be seen on either the EIP student page or the BE Intern student page on our website.
Do You Have Your 30 Second Sales Pitch Ready?
One of the most intimidating parts of attending any career fair is walking up to a total stranger and beginning a conversation. Make sure you have your “30 second sales pitch” ready when you approach a company. This should include an introduction of yourself (name, major, year in school) and what you are looking for (internship, co-op, full-time work). You should also be able to articulate why you are interested in that company. Are they in an industry that you want to work in? Have you heard great things about their internship program? Are you interested in their particular products or services? Make sure they know you care about who they are and what they do, not just that you want any job you can find.
Additional Tips to Help Make You a Success
In addition to having your sales pitch ready for the fair, here are some other tips and reminders that might be helpful:
· Appearance is important. Be sure to brush off your best suit, slacks or dress and prepare to look as good in person as you do on paper. Our career fairs are professional events and even if the reps are wearing jeans, it doesn’t mean you should be. Pay attention to grooming, hygiene, and your attire. Always dress to impress and err on the side of being conservative if you are uncertain. First impressions can make you or break you.
· Take plenty of resumes with you to the fair. You will be handing out a lot of these and you don’t want to run out. You may even want to consider having a couple of copies of your transcript with you, just in case. You won’t need these for many companies, but if your number one company is very interested in your coursework, having your transcript to share with them may be helpful.
· Do your company research beforehand. All of the company profiles are on our website. You can sort the list by major and then look to see what types of positions they are hiring for. Make some quick notes for yourself about each company and review them before approaching their table at the fair. We will also have printed books available at the fair and a prep area set up, too.
· Know what you want. Are you looking for an internship or full-time work? Make sure you know and they know, too. Practice your introduction and let them know exactly what you are hoping to find with their company. It is also a good idea to mentally review your time here at Rose so you can easily tell them what you can bring to the table in terms of skills and abilities.
· Have a top 10 list. Make a list of the top 10 (or 15 or 20) companies you want to visit at the fair. Start with the bottom of the list and work your way to the top so that by the time you visit your top choice, you will have your sales pitch down to perfection!
· Prepare questions to ask them. It will be your responsibility to keep the conversation going with a company rep. They may have some basic questions to ask you, but you need to be prepared to ask them questions, too. Ask about their programs, their training, opportunities at different facilities, etc. Your questions indicate your level of interest in them.
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