Subject: Career Services eNews - December 4, 2009
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December 4, 2009
Workshops: Using eRecruiting & Linked In
You’ve heard everyone in our office say it at one point or another this year: the economy is depressed, the job market is tough, and students need to start searching early to be successful in finding jobs and internships. While all of this is true, we do have some easy to use tools that can help make your search more productive. Many students at Rose do not realize the bounty of opportunities they have through our own system (eRecruiting) and social media outlets like Linked In. We’ve put together a workshop that will take you through the ins and outs of using each of these sites.
For the next two weeks, during 5th and 6th hour each day, you can attend a hands-on workshop focusing on basics, tips and tricks of eRecruiting and Linked In and how you can best use them in your search.
12/9 Midwest ISO Lunch & Learn
Are you interested in a Summer 2010 internship with Midwest ISO? They will be conducting Lunch & Learn information sessions next week, and will be bringing 2 engineers from Midwest ISO who are Rose Alumni as well as past interns that are current Rose students. They will also discuss full-time employment opportunities. They are especially interested in EE, CPE, CS students that have completed or will complete junior coursework by summertime.
Who: Midwest ISO alumni and engineers
What: Free Lunch and Presentation on internship opportunities
When: Wednesday, December 9th at 11:45am and 12:40pm
Where: in the Union Performing Arts Room (PA Room)
RSVP TO CHARITY (firstname.lastname@example.org) BY 8AM ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 7TH IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND! (please note which session)
New Peer Advisor Hours for Winter Quarter
If you haven’t been to our office to meet our Peer Advisors, we encourage you to stop by and get to know them! These upper class students have been trained to help their peers with job and internship searches, and they are happy to be of assistance. You can check their page on our website for their hours, which include several hours in the evenings each week!
Use Winter Break to Get a Jump on a Job…
In two weeks most students will be leaving campus for a much deserved winter break. Whether you have big plans for the holiday season or not, you can use this time to get a jump start on your job or internship search. Here are some ways you can make the most of this extra time in your schedule:
· Do Research. There are a variety of ways to conduct research on companies and potential jobs, but doing this research takes time. Spend some time every day during break exploring eRecruiting, Linked In and other websites to discover available opportunities. Spreading out the work makes it seem more manageable.
· Conduct Informational Interviews. If you know that one of your goals for a job or internship is to be located near home, use this time to get out and about and network with professionals in your area. If you have company or alumni contacts, be in touch before you arrive home and see if you can schedule Informational Interviews. Informational Interviews can be used to find out more about a company, discover if their culture would be a good fit for you, and they can ultimately lead to opportunities for you.
· Update your Resume and Cover Letters. Each quarter you should be updating your resume with any new information, such as an updated GPA, new classes you wish to note or additional experiences you’ve gained. Use this break to really discover what your resume and cover letters say about you, and make edits and improvements as needed. When your resume is updated, be sure to upload the new version to eRecruiting.
· Network. Use this down time to talk to friends and relatives. Find out if anyone has any connections you can reach out to, and spend some time doing this. It may help to remember that networking is not a manipulative tool, nor is it begging friends, family, acquaintances and strangers for a job! Networking is letting people you know - personally and professionally - that you are looking for a job. It simply means asking them to keep you in mind if they know of or hear of any openings that might fit your background. It is also the best way to access the "hidden job market" - those jobs that are available now or will be in the near future, but are never posted or advertised.
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