Subject: Career Services eNews - BUILD A BETTER CAREER WEEK
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September 28, 2009
Graduate School Fair - TONIGHT!
Tonight is the annual Graduate School Fair from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Union Lobby & Kahn Rooms. This event is open to all students and is a great chance to meet with graduate school recruiters from around the country. Over 40 programs will be in attendance. Be sure to stop by! You can see the list of who is coming on our website!
Build a Better Career Week: 9/28 through 10/2
The Graduate School Fair tonight is just one of many opportunities you have this week to begin preparing for our Fall Recruiting Season, including the upcoming Fall Career Fair on October 7th. We are giving away a 500GB external hard drive, and have 4 different ways you can enter. Enter them all!
1. Attend the Graduate School Fair tonight from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Union.
2. Attend one of our Interview Skills workshops – just sign in and you’re entered!
3. Attend our Career Bootcamp on Friday, Oct. 2nd from 11am to 2pm in the Union Kahn Room. We’ll have 5 minute resume critiques, time to practice your sales pitch for the career fair, and free food!
4. Stop by Career Services and meet a Peer Advisor or Career Services staff member for an entry form, too!
2009 Career Bootcamp – Friday, October 2nd
Do you have your resume prepped and ready to be seen by recruiters at the Fall Career Fair on October 7th? Do you know how you plan to introduce yourself and sell yourself as a brand that companies will want to hire?
Stop by our 2009 Career Bootcamp on Friday, October 2nd from 11am to 2pm in the Union Kahn Room. Not only will we have some free food, but we’ll have stations set up to meet with Career Services staff members and Peer Advisors for 5 minute resume reviews and prep sessions to help you craft your personal introduction. Stop by with your career-related questions, and enter our drawing for a 500GB external hard drive, too!
The winners of the Senior Seminar Challenge will also be announced on Friday and can pick up their prizes at the bootcamp!
Advice from Recruiters: Don’t Wait, Be Specific
We know that it is only the fourth week of classes, but we also know that companies and recruiters are ready to see student candidates (and their resumes) now. We’ve already gotten some feedback from recruiters that we’d like to share:
· Be sure you know how to spell the company’s name EXACTLY. If you aren’t sure, look it up. Avoid any other errors on your document as well.
· Be certain that your objective statement is updated to reflect exactly what you are looking for: internship, co-op, full-time, grad school, etc. In addition, the objective should match specific jobs or types of jobs/work when possible.
· Your communication with, and interaction with, a company should indicate to them how interested you are. As a recruiter, it is difficult for them to push you as a candidate when they don’t really get a sense that you’re interested in their company or opportunities.
· Get active on eRecruiting. This isn’t just the usual message from Career Services. This message is from recruiters. If you can’t take the time to apply for their positions, they very well could stop posting them with us! Recruiters get frustrated when they know we have talented students, but they haven’t taken the time to view their jobs and apply. Find a way to make weekly checks of eRecruiting part of your schedule!
WANTED: Facebook Fans!
That’s right! If you haven’t heard by now, the Career Services office has a Facebook Fan Page! It is an easy way to stay connected with the activities from our office. But we need one more thing to make the page truly great….FANS! Our goal is to get to 1000 fans someday so we can have a custom URL, but for now we would settle for a few hundred. Will you become a fan?
Need Interview Help?
We have 2 events you might want to check out if the thought of interviewing makes you nervous, or you just want a quick brush up before recruiters start calling:
1. Interview Skills Workshops. These are part of our Build a Better Career Week. They are open to any student, and when you come, you are entered to win a 500GB external hard drive. View our workshop schedule online for dates, times and locations.
2. Boston Scientific STAR interviewing workshop. Boston Scientific is having a workshop on Tuesday, October 6th at 4:30pm in Olin 157. These recruiters will be talking about the STAR technique and why you should know how to interview in this style. This is a great chance to not only hone your interview skills, but to also interact with a top recruiting company!
Over 130 Companies Plan for Fall Career Fair
The Fall Career Fair is just over a week away, planned for Wednesday October 7th. We currently have over 130 companies registered to join us for a day of networking and recruiting. Be sure to do some research ahead of time so you can make the most of this event! You can find company profiles and information online.
Info Session with the Indiana General Assembly
Are you interested in an internship that is different than what you’re studying in class? Do you want to challenge yourself? Perhaps you have an interest in politics…
The Indiana General Assembly is seeking energetic candidates for their internship program. Come learn about internship and co-op positions with the Indiana General Assembly and State Senate. A representative from this office will be on campus to provide a short presentation about the program and answer questions.
When: September 29th at 5:30 p.m.
Where: PA room in the HMU
Located in the Hulman Memorial Union, 812-877-8212