Advance Job Fair February 9: Tips from employers

Advance Job Fair February 9: Tips from employers

The Office of Personal Career Development is holding its Advance: Intern, Job and Grad School Fair on Thursday, February 9, from 3:00-6:00pm in Upstairs Haggar. Some careful preparation can help you land a great job or internship.

Here are some tips from a few of the employers who will be attending:

Abby Bird, Recruitment and Training Coordinator
The Heritage Foundation

  • Dress professionally
  • Come prepared to talk to the companies that most interest you, but it’s not necessary to be an expert on every company.
  • Work on your elevator pitch–give the recruiter some insight into what you hope to do and highlight one or two key pieces of your resume.
  • A paper resume is fine but I prefer email and am happy to give out my email address

Madison Read, Leader in Development, Associate Services Omni Hotel Dallas

How can a student best present themselves?

  • Dress professionally
  • Warm hospitality smile and demeanor
  • Great handshake
  • Researching Omni Hotels and Resorts, our culture, and the Leader in Development Program can’t hurt!

What do we like to hear in an elevator pitch?

  • Name, Major, Expected Graduation Date, and Career Goals!

What to bring?

  • Copies of their Resume

Hunter Womack, Scribe Ambassador 
PhysAssist Scribes

  • Research what a scribe does as well as our company. This will make the conversation more in depth, rather than me spending the whole time talking about what a scribe does.
  • I would like to hear what they are studying and what kind of medical experience they might have that would be pertinent to their potential time at PhysAssist.
  • Resumes are not required but I will take them if they bring them.

A few more tips from OPCD Career Counselors

  • Be prepared to talk about not only what experience you have, but what you hope to do in the future.
  • Thoughtful questions about an employer’s business will make a good impression.
  • Practice your elevator pitch, but don’t memorize it. You want to come across as personable and confident. If this kind of activity is outside your comfort zone, practice with a friend or record yourself.
  • Try not to be nervous about talking to employers. They will be there to meet you, and they want to hear about you.

To view a list of employers who will be present at the job fair, click here.

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