Subject: Career Services eNews - FALL CAREER FAIR EDITION
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Oct. 6, 2008
Record 212 Companies to Attend Fall Career Fair
The Fall Career Fair this Wednesday from 11am to 4pm in the SRC is going to be a full house! We have 212 companies registered to attend with several companies having multiple divisions represented at their booths. These companies will be looking for full-time, intern and co-op candidates, and we even have a couple of graduate schools attending to recruit for their programs as well. Be sure to check the list online and also our company video library!
Interview City 2008 – Thursday the 9th!
Any company that is conducting interviews the day after the career fair will be participating in Interview City, held at the SRC. Interview City takes place on Thursday the 9th in the SRC using the same booth layout as the fair. This is where you need to go for all interviews on Thursday. Interviews will be conducted in a conference style set up, which means you will not be in a private room. We do our best to ensure that companies are spaced far enough apart to minimize distractions for other interviews that are being conducted. When you arrive at the SRC, please report to the waiting area near where you checked in on fair day. You will have a seat and wait for the recruiter to come and call your name and escort you to your interview area. If you need a little practice before your interviews, check out InterviewStream!
Reminder: All Students Need to Register When They Arrive at the Fall 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 Wednesday, 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!
35 Companies Are New to RHIT Fairs
For the Fall Career Fair, we have 35 companies who are coming to their first career fair here at Rose-Hulman, and they would love to meet our faculty, staff and students. We are pleased to welcome: Amadeus Consulting, Aviation Core Matrix LLC, Baker Concrete Construction, Biomet, Inc., Clean Air Engineering, Inc., CME Group, Covidien, Cyan, Delivra, ESM Group Inc, F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen, The Hagerman Group, HSBC Card & Retail Services, Kaplan Compliance Solutions, Medtronic, National Security Agency, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, NewPage Corporation, Nicholson Construction Company, Otis Elevator, RICS Software, Ritchie Automation, Inc., Tempus Technologies, Inc., Tenaris, Toyota Boshoku America, TrustBearer Labs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Zebra Technologies Corporation, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc., Garmin International, Siemens Energy, GAF Materials Corporation, Honda Manufacturing of Indiana LLC, L-3 Communications Nova Engineering, and Makino.
How to Work the Career Fair Workshops
If you are nervous about attending the fall career fair, or just want a little more information about what to expect, then plan to attend one of our How to Work the Career Fair workshops!
Today 11:45am, 4:30pm, 5:45pm in the Heritage Room of the Union
Tomorrow 12:45pm in the Heritage Room of the Union
Attending one of the workshops is the best way to ensure you know what to expect, but if you cannot make it to one of those sessions, be sure to at least check out our video and handout about the Career Fair found on our website.
Assistance with Moving Cars Needed
In order for us to host 212 companies on career fair day, we need parking places for them to park! For us to best accommodate them by having parking spaces near the fair facility, we are asking that anyone parking in the lots directly around the SRC to move their cars to an alternate location. This will allow us to handle the influx of cars for the fair and better deal with loading and unloading for the event. Thank you in advance for your assistance!
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, grad school). 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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