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March 14, 2008
Career Services Unveils New Video Library
As your browse through the 87 companies that have already signed up to attend our Spring Career Fair on April 9th, you might notice a new icon. If you see this little television icon next to a company in the list, that means we have a video for them in our brand new video library. In January we began a new initiative that allows us to meet with company hiring managers and RHIT alumni to create short company profile videos to share with campus. Each video is around 2 minutes long and will give you a snapshot of who the company is, what they do and what they look for in a candidate. Keep watching the video library as we add more! We also have PowerPoint presentations from companies for you to download, too!
eRecruiting Speedbump – Update Your Profile!
You might have noticed that you had to update your profile information the first time you tried to log in to your eRecruiting account this quarter. We set a “speedbump” each quarter to help remind you to keep your account up to date. When you log in, be sure to also update your JOB INTENT, which indicates if you are looking for full-time work, an internship, a co-op assignment or graduate school. It is important that your intention is always current in this area of your profile so that we can best help you be seen by companies. You do have the option of marking that you are not looking, but be sure to change that if you do start looking in the future.
Company Spotlight: Gamesa Wind US
Gamesa is one of the biggest manufacturers and suppliers of technologically advanced products, installations and services in the technology for energy sustainability sector. Gamesa generates electric energy of renewable origin, essentially based on the promotion and running of wind farms, the manufacture of wind turbines and the providing of advanced services to the technology for energy sustainability sector. They will be attending our Spring Career Fair on April 9th and hiring for full-time, internship and co-op opportunities for EE and ME majors. Be sure to stop by and see them. This is the first time they have visited campus! Visit them online at www.gamesacorp.com.
Playing The Waiting Game With Companies
Are you frustrated because you visited a company at the last career fair or applied for a job on their website and you haven’t heard anything back from them in weeks, or maybe even for months? You’re not alone! We get many students in our office who are wondering what they can do. Following up with companies is something that is very important to your job search. It not only shows them you continue to be interested in their position, but it also helps prevent you from falling through the cracks with their HR department. Don’t be afraid to email or call your company contact within 1-2 weeks of applying, interviewing or visiting with them. Until you hear “NO” from them, you want to continue to touch base every few weeks to check on the status of your candidacy and see if they need any more information to help them make their decision. If you have tried to communicate with them three or four times with no response, come in and see us and we may be able to find something out through one of our contacts or provide you with a new contact. Just because you haven’t heard from a company, it doesn’t mean they aren’t interested.
Seniors: NACE wants your input!
Rose-Hulman is a member of NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) and they are conducting a survey that could result in you winning $500.00! Their survey focuses on the views of seniors during the job hunt. To be eligible for the prize drawing, take their survey by April 4th. You can click here to take the survey.
International Student Virtual Career Fair Open
The NACE International Student Virtual Career Fair is now open for candidate registration. We are a member institution, so it is free for our international students to participate. For more information, or to participate, you can visit their virtual career fair by clicking here. Candidates can apply for jobs from February 18, 2008 to May 16, 2008.
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