Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Spring Career Fair, 2015

Updates will be made to this post as things change:
Spring Career Fair is coming!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
10:00 – 4:00  *Note new extended time
Gordon Field House
Interview Day Thursday March 5th  (for students with interviews scheduled from the Career Fair)

210+ companies already registered!  Open to all students, all majors
Check out companies, jobs, and workshops on Job Zone –www.rit.edu/careerservices

*New this year – Career Fair Pre-Registration 
Don’t stand in line – register online!
VIP pre-registration begins Feb 9 – look for an email with details later this week

Follow the Career Fair on Twitter @RITCareers, and #RITCF

*Make the most of your Career Fair experience with Career Fair Plus!  Download this app to your mobile device and get up-to-the-minute info on companies, special announcements, events, and a map of the fair.



Career Fair Quick Tips:
How do I find companies coming for my major?
·         Login to Job Zone, click Events, in Career Fair section, click Spring 2015 Career Fair. Click Advanced Search, select Spring 2015 Career Fair in the Day section, then select your major from the pull-down menu. 
·         You can also select any applicable citizenship requirement, and select the applicable position type.
·         Click submit.
·         The results are companies attending the fair for your major.  You can use this list to research and determine which companies you will approach at the fair.
How do I prepare for the fair?
·         Research Companies of Interest to You - Check out the company website, company profiles in directories, and search for news articles about the company. Finding out general information will allow you to ask intelligent questions of the recruiter, and learn where you might fit in at the company.
·         Update Your Resume - It is essential to have a resume that reflects your current skills and experiences, as most companies will be forwarding copies of resumes to many departments within their organization. Make sure that others have proofread your resume for accuracy; your career services coordinator in the Office of Career Services & Co-op is available to check it over.
·         Be Prepared to Ask Questions - Try to have one or two questions in mind for each employer, based on your research of and interest in the company. Do not ask the recruiters personal questions.
·         Know Yourself - Know why you want to work for the company, and be able to express your skills, accomplishments, and goals in a clear, concise manner. Try to identify specific experiences where you have demonstrated your strengths and skills.
·         Learn to Sell Yourself Quickly - You’ll only have a few minutes to introduce yourself, show you know what the organization is about, and spark the recruiter’s interest in you for a future, more formal interview. This is not easy, and takes preparation and practice – use a mirror, web cam, friend, or practice with your career services coordinator in the Office of  Career Services & Co-op.

Workshops to Help You Prepare for Career Fair:
Job Search for International Students
Co-Presented with International Student Services Office
Wed, Feb. 11, 4-5:00pm | Student Alumni Union – 1829 Room
In today’s world, looking for a job can be challenging.  Learn various methods to find job openings and network successfully. 

Resume Writing: Employers Speak
Thurs, Feb. 12, 5-6:00pm | Bausch & Lomb Center - Room A190
Learn resume and cover letter writing techniques.

Acing the Interview
Mon, Feb. 16, 5-6:00pm | Bausch & Lomb Center - Room A190

Building a Better Technical Resume 
Thurs, Feb. 19, 5-6:00pm | Student Alumni Union – 1829 Room
Learn the specifics of preparing your technical resume.

Career Fair Prep U & Resume Review                     
Thurs – Fri, Feb. 26 – 2711am-1:00pm | Student Alumni Union – Lobby    
Stop by the SAU and we will answer your questions about the Career Fair and review your resume.

How to Work a Career Fair
Wed, Feb. 25, 4:30-5:30pm | Bausch & Lomb Center - Room A190
Let’s get you ready to set yourself apart!

Mock Interview Day  
Fri, Feb. 27, 9am – 4:00pm
Bausch & Lomb Center Office of Career Services
Advanced sign up required through Job Zone (resume required).

Keep It Classy: Career Clothing Open House - Sponsored by TRiO SSS
Mon, March 2, 2-4:00pm | Campus Center – Bamboo Room 2650     
Is your career fair ensemble lacking? Come to find clothing and accessories to help you complete your outfit: first-come, first-serve and free of charge. 

Career Fair Tips- Recruiter Panel    
Mon, March 2, 4 –5:00pm | Student Alumni Union – 1829 Room

Behavioral Interviewing – The STAR Approach
Mon, March 2, 5:30 – 6:30pm | Student Alumni Union – 1829 Room
Toyota and GE use Behavioral Interviewing, as do many other companies.  These are not easy interview questions to answer unless you are prepared

To request interpreting services go to https://myaccess.rit.edu/2/

For more tips and resources, go here

Download the Career Fair Plus App read this post about it

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