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
- 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.