Subject: Career Services eNews - FALL CAREER FAIR EDITION
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Sept. 30, 2010
2010 Career Bootcamp – Monday October 4th!
Do you have your resume prepped and ready to be seen by recruiters at the Fall Career Fair on October 6th? Do you know how you plan to introduce yourself and sell yourself as a brand that companies will want to hire?
Stop by our 2010 Career Bootcamp on Monday, October 4th from Noon to 3pm 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. We’ll also have company recruiters from the following companies on hand to give immediate feedback: Clabber Girl, Hannum Wagle & Cline, TRW Automotive, GE Aviation, Aisen Brake and Kelly Engineering Services. Stop by with your career-related questions, we’re here to help!
Over 150 Companies Plan to Attend Fall Fair
The Fall Career Fair is less than a week away, planned for Wednesday October 6th. We currently have over 150 companies registered to join us for a day of networking and recruiting. This event, held in the SRC from 11am to 4pm, is for any student looking for full-time, intern or co-op opportunities. Please be sure to stop by and visit these companies and welcome them to campus! Also 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. This is a professional event, and you should dress and prepare as such. If you are not sure what to do at one of our career fairs, we have some resources that might help:
Advice from Recruiters: Don’t Wait, Be Specific
We know that it is only the fifth 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!
Graduate School Webinar Available
On Monday, September 27th, Career Services hosted 38 graduate school programs from around the country for our annual Graduate School Fair. If you did not get to attend and want more information about applying to graduate school, please be in touch! We have an excellent webinar available on “Getting Into Graduate School.” You can watch this webinar online in your free time. To request your access link, please email Charity Mouck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer Advisors: Here to Help
Our PAs have posted their hours and are available to talk with students about their co-op, intern or full-time job searches. They are here to work with you on your resume, cover letters, job search and more! They even have evening hours! In addition, they are available to come and speak to your campus organization or provide group resume workshops. Just be in touch with us!
left to right: Kreigh Williams, Lea Dekker, Michael Bell, Nick Race
College & Life Skills Classes Focus on Leadership,
Prepare for Company Visits
This fall all freshmen were given copies of Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard in their College and Life Skills classes. The goal is to expose our newest students to leadership concepts that will help them find success here at Rose-Hulman, and also into their future careers. In addition to reading this book, we’re also bringing in corporate partners to share insights about their company leadership. CLSK classes can expect to hear from the following companies in a few weeks: Genesis Welding & Manufacturing, Thomson Thrift, AIT Labs, and Moore Engineers. Be sure to read your book and come ready to find out what you can do during the next four years to make yourself the type of leader companies want to hire!
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