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Jan. 23, 2009
Winter Career Fair Edition
Over 100 Companies to Attend Winter Career Fair Wednesday January 28th
Despite the economic uncertainty that many companies are facing, we still see strong interest for the Winter Career Fair scheduled to occur next Wednesday, January 28th, in the SRC from 11 am to 4pm. There will be over 100 companies in attendance looking for full-time, intern and co-op candidates. All students that are seeking employment of any kind should plan to attend this event. For a full list of companies planning to attend, you can check our list online. This list is updated as companies add or cancel, so check back often! You can even sort the list to show the newest additions at the top!
Job Idol Contest Ends Tuesday the 27th!
Have you put together an amazing response to the question many employers ask: “Tell me about yourself”? Then share it with campus and possibly the whole country in the 2009 Rose-Hulman Job Idol Contest! We have fabulous prizes for the Top 12, Final 4, Final 2 and the winner, who will become our campus Job Idol and go on to compete nationally for over $5000 in prizes. You can enter and compete without leaving your room! All you need is your computer and access to a webcam. Even if you don’t have a webcam, you can still participate by coming to Career Services and using our system! For all the information on how to enter and what you could win, visit our website!
Career Fair Tips from Our Peer Advisor:
By Patrick Klesmith, Senior ME
Are you ready? A career fair can be a daunting endeavor but here are a few things I do to prepare:
· Research, Research, Research. Get online and check out the company list. Decide who you want to go talk to and then research each company. Their website is a great place to start, but check the news and ask other students who have worked there, too.
Make Time. A lot of us have lab on Wednesday and we find it hard to make it down to the SRC, but most Professors are extremely accommodating when it comes to the Career Fair. Speak with your Professors a few days in advance and try to set on an allotment of time that you can spend at the fair. Don’t plan too little time though, because it takes time to get a job when there are multiple people looking at the same company.
Prepare Your Resume. Career Services is a great resource for resume help, and it’s a good idea to come see us a couple of days before the Career Fair. When your resume is finished, print copies for each company that you intend to talk to. Use nice resume paper, and then print some extras just in case you speak with another company.
Clean Up and Rest Up. Take out your Career Fair clothes the night before and iron them. Make sure that you have everything that you need and then get a good night’s sleep.
Good luck! Come see me during my office hours if you want help preparing for the fair.
Career Services Workshops Help You Prepare!
If you haven’t been to a career fair at Rose-Hulman before, or have never had an interview before, we have several workshops that might be for you! Even the most confident candidate can sometimes use brushing up, so consider attending one of these workshops:
How to Work the Career Fair
Fri. Jan. 23 in the Music Room at 11:45am
Tue. Jan. 27 in the Heritage Room at 12:45pm and 5:30pm
Mon. Jan. 26 in the Heritage Room at 11:45am and 5:30pm
24 Companies to Attend Fair For First Time
We are pleased to welcome 24 companies to campus next week as they attend their first career fair with us. Please be sure to stop by their booths and welcome them to Rose-Hulman. The first time companies are:
403 Labs, LLC, Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc, Baker Hughes, DRS Technologies, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc., ECS Solutions, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Gryphon Technologies, GSI Group, Hologic, Inc., Indianapolis Teaching Fellows, Lasoski Kranze Associates, Inc., LGS Innovations LLC, Loftus Engineering, Inc., National Corn to Ethanol Research Center, Pelco, PPUSA Inc. dba Patriot Enterprises USA Inc., Professional Consultants, Inc., Shape Corporation, Single Source Systems, Inc, Sunrise Coal, LLC, Trillium, U.S. Army / Chief Information Office (CIO/G-6) and U.S. Marine Corps Officer Programs.
NACE International Student Virtual Career Fair
Many international students studying in the United States find the search for jobs and internships to be challenging. We are pleased to announce that our international students now have the opportunity to connect with interested employers through a virtual career fair just for them.
Sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the NACE International Students Virtual Career Fair is FREE and open to international students at schools that hold NACE membership who:
· wish to return to their home country for full-time or internship/co-op opportunities
· are currently pursuing one-year Optional Practical Training (OPT) and/or long-term opportunities in the United States.
· are currently pursuing summer Curricular Practical Training (CPT) internships in the United States.
Go to their fair website, then, select “Candidate Registration” and follow instructions!
Located in the Hulman Memorial Union, 812-877-8212