From: Career Services News
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 3:45 PM
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Subject: Career Services eNews - SPECIAL SPRING FAIR EDITION
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April 7, 2008
Special Spring Career Fair Edition
Nearly 100 Companies Expected at Spring Fair
Are you still looking for the perfect full-time position? Or perhaps a great summer internship or fall co-op assignment? If so, plan on attending the Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, April 9th from 11am to 4pm in the SRC. This will be one of our biggest Spring Career Fairs 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 and grad schools that plan on attending. And don’t forget that you can sort this list by major and job type, too!
Reminder: All Students Need to Register When They Arrive at the Spring 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, 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!
Put a Networking Notch on Your Belt!
Even if you already have a summer internship lined up, you should still plan to go to the Spring Fair for the sheer networking opportunities alone. All students are invited to this event and can benefit from networking with company reps, but juniors may have an even better reason to go: to get a jumpstart on their job hunt for next year! Take time to visit with companies now to get your name on their radar for later. It will let them know you’re interested in them when your full-time hunt rolls around, and it also gives you a chance to find out what they’re looking for…without the pressure!
Co-op Workshop Thursday
If you are planning on heading out for a co-op soon, or you just want a little more information about what co-op is, there is a workshop scheduled on Thursday, April 10th at 12:30pm in the PA Room of the Union. Kathy Kassissieh will be going over the Co-op Program and everything you need to know to make it part of your career plans.
InterviewStream Can Help Ease Jitters
Are you nervous about talking to company reps at the fair? Why not jump online and use our practice interview system to get comfortable answering questions about yourself? The system is designed to help you gain confidence in interview situations, but it can also help you gain comfort with talking about your accomplishments. If you have a webcam, you can use the system in your own room or office. We also have a private room set up here in Career Services you can use, too.
36 New Companies to Attend Fair
We are always pleased when we can welcome new companies to our campus, and the Spring Career Fair this year has a great crop of newcomers. Please be sure to stop by and welcome these companies to campus: Ascendant Engineering Solutions, Attero Tech LLC, Blue Horseshoe Solutions, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Comfort Systems USA-Ohio, Corning Incorporated, DTL Corporation, Eagle Test Systems, Flanders Electric, Gamesa Wind US, Garmin International, Global Knowledge Management, Inc., Halliburton, Harshaw Trane, Health Care Excel, Indiana Republican Party, L'Acquis Consulting Engineers, Lehigh Cement Company, MedVenture Technology, Metron, Inc., Moore Engineers P.C., Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., Paoli Inc., Pliant Corporation, Premier Systems Integrators, Ricardo, Inc., RKNeal, Inc., RMF Engineering, Inc., Robert Bosch LLC (IN), Robert Bosch LLC (MI), SABIC Innovative Plastics, Symbiont, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, United States Postal Service, University of Kentucky MBA Center, and Veson Nautical.
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. You can also watch our How to Work the Career Fair Video and read our Career Fair Handout if you want more info!
· 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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