Subject: Career Services eNews - March 9, 2009
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March 9, 2009
Follow Us On Twitter!
Are you looking for a way to get career news and quick tips to help your job or internship search? Then follow us on Twitter! The Career Services office has just launched its own Twitter feed, and will be posting tidbits of advice and information that will be helpful to you as you prepare for your career. You can follow us at http://twitter.com/RHITcareers, and check out who we are following, too! We plan to update once a week day on average.
Phone Interviews: Cell Phones are a Risky Move
Many students are currently being asked to participate in phone interviews as part of their hiring process, and we are getting feedback from companies that using your cell phone for the call is not scoring you any points. Companies complain that cell phone reception and clarity can interfere with their interview, and that they would prefer students to use a regular phone for such calls. Our office has private rooms that you can use to conduct your phone interviews. Just email us or give us a call to reserve a room, and we can provide you with the number for the company to call when the time for the interview comes. Keep your cell phone reserved for casual calls, and let us help you appear professional – even on the phone!
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!
Video Interviewing with Skype
Our office is now set up to use Skype with companies that use this service for video interviews. We have conducted a few interviews with one company so far, and are fine tuning the process to make it successful for future interviews. If you are networking with a company that cannot visit campus for interviews, feel free to mention Skype as an option, and then be in contact with us so we can reserve the room and work with IAIT to get everything ready.
Career Services to Host Companies in Indy
There is no doubt that the job market is tough right now, which means everyone must work a little harder to find opportunities. Career Services is no different. As a result, we are hosting a networking luncheon in downtown Indianapolis on March 18th. We are targeting companies that we have not worked with before in an effort to expose them to Rose-Hulman and our office. Almost 60 companies were invited to attend the luncheon, and we think it will be a great opportunity to give companies insight into our outstanding programs and students. Our office plans to network with them, and hopefully bring new opportunities back to campus.
Obama Launches White House Intern Program
Looking for an internship outside of science or engineering? Those selected to participate in the White House Internship Program will gain valuable job experience and an inside look at the life of White House staff while building leadership skills.
"This program will mentor and cultivate young leaders of today and tomorrow and I'm proud that they will have this opportunity to serve," said President Obama. "I look forward to working with those that are selected to participate and I want to commend all who apply for their desire to help through public service to forge a brighter future for our country."
In addition to normal office duties, interns will supplement their learning experience by attending a weekly lecture series hosted by senior White House staff, help at White House social events, and volunteer in community service projects.
The 2009 Summer Internship deadline is March 22, 2009. Please see our posting in eRecruiting (employer is “Rose-Hulman Career Services”) for all the details on how to apply.
Rose-Hulman Job Idol Winner: Ryan Karnemaat
We want to congratulate Ryan Karnemaat for winning our Rose-Hulman Job Idol contest! We had several great entries, and Ryan was chosen to go on to the national contest and represent our campus in the Interview Stream finals that will take place later this month.
We also want to congratulate our runner up, Elizabeth Beller and the other two contestants in the Top Four: Brant Gurganus and Matthew Reichert.
Looking for Peer Advisors for 2009-2010
Patrick Klesmith has helped us successfully pilot our new Peer Advisor program, and we will soon begin the search to find 2-3 more PAs for next year. This is a one year leadership position targeted at students who will be seniors or juniors next year. You can read some basic information about this program and our criteria for this position on our website, and start watching your email and mailbox for application material to come out later this month.
Spring Career Fair – April 22nd
Our final career fair for the year is set for Wednesday April 22nd. Companies are beginning to sign up, and some can already been seen on our website. More will be added as their registrations are confirmed. You will also notice a new search feature on the page, allowing you to see if companies are looking for students with the following certificates:
· Consulting Engineering
· Imaging Systems
· Semiconductor Materials and Devices
· Management Studies
· German Technical Translator's
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