E-News Bulletin - October 5, 2015

E-News Bulletin

A weekly bulletin to inform current and alum members of fraternities and sororities about career opportunities.

Jobs to Consider

We have very strong connections to the hiring directors for the following positions. Under each link is a direct link to apply. Be sure to inform us of your interest, so we can put in a good word.


This Week's Campus Career Fairs

Below is a list of career fairs, which our candidates should be leveraging to launch their careers. Click [details] for key information about each event.

Tuesday, October 6

  • Arizona State University - Fulton Schools of Engineering Career Fair [details]
  • Indiana University - Youth Development & Family Studies Career Focus Fair [details]
  • University of Akron - Engineering, Science and Technology Career Fair [details]
  • University of Mary Washington - Graduate School Fair [details]

Wednesday, October 7

  • Arizona State University - Fulton Schools of Engineering Career Fair [details]
  • Ohio State University - Psychology Career, Internship, and Graduate School Fair [details]
  • Purdue University - Law School Fair [details]
  • Robert Morris University - Career Expo [details]
  • University of Idaho - Career Fair [details]
  • University of Kentucky - UK Law Day [details]
  • University of Texas-Austin - Liberal Arts Career & Internship Fair [details]
  • George Mason University - Fall Career Fair (STEM focus) [details]
  • New Mexico State University - Health Professions Career Fair [details]
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville - Career Fair (focus is on CAS, Business, and non-Teaching candidates in Education) [details]
  • University of Akron - Internship Fair & Career Fair [details]
  • University of California-San Diego - Science & Technology Career Fair [details]

Thursday, October 8

  • Arizona State University - Life Sciences Career Fair [details]
  • Ohio State University - Columbus Idealist Graduate School Fair [details]
  • University of Georgia - Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Career & Internship Fair [details]
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - ACES & Sciences Career Fair [details]
  • George Mason University - Fall Career Fair (Business, Public Services, and Non-Tech focus) [details]
  • University of Akron - Graduate School Fair [details]
  • University of Akron - Government, Non-Profit, Law Enforcement Career Fair [details]
  • University of California-Riverside - Finance, Accounting & Business Job Fair [details]
  • University of California-San Diego - Triton Career Fair [details]
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville - Career Fair (focus on Engineering) [details]

Friday, October 9

  • Lenoir-Rhyne University - Graduate School Career Fair [details]
  • Towson University - Career and Internship Fair [details]

CLICK HERE for a listing of all other career events on college campuses.


An Invitation to the Circle of Change Leadership Conference

We're pleased to announce that we're helping coordinate a "career fest" at this year's Circle of Change Leadership Conference, taking place at Cal State Dominguez Hills on Friday, November 20.

The Circle of Change Leadership Experience is a three day conference that not only connects student leaders nationally with an incredible diverse leadership network of students and professionals that will provide them with the inspiration, leadership development training, and professional skills needed to take their personal and leadership experience to the next level.

The Career Fest will connect employers with students, and vice-versa, and feature:

  • Informative workshops
  • Book of student resumes
  • Career Fair exhibit
  • Networking session
  • Job & Internship Board

Here's how you can join us at this incredible

  • If you're an employment recruiter, CLICK HERE to notify Pete Parker of your Career Fest interest.
  • If you're a student, CLICK HERE to register for the three-day conference.

Click here if you want more information.


Things To Do After the Career Fair

Career fairs present incredible opportunities to bolster one’s career. Most students will use the career to seek job and internship interviews, which is precisely why they’re scheduled. Others will also capitalize on the event to make lifelong connections, which will increase their opportunity for success in their future workplaces.

Whichever best describes you, the following tips will help you maximize each employer interaction, bringing you closer to your career fair goals.

Recap each visit
Write a brief summary of each conversation at the career fair. A trick to doing this is writing a few notes or keywords on the back of each representative’s business card or on a separate sheet of paper. Keeping track of conversations will be very useful when writing thank you emails, conducting followup calls or meetings, and making important next step decisions.

Update your network
If you do not have a contact roster, start one now! Store the names and contact information of every business leader, employment recruiter, or campus staff you meet. Include information like meeting summaries, visit dates and locations, and next steps. This professional network will be extremely useful with your job search, as well as when you’re in the workplace.

Say Thank You
End every conversation with a kind “thank you” at the career fair. This simple gesture will leave a very positive impression on the recruiter.

Email a Thank You Note
Take a moment to email a thank you message to each employer you visited. Because you collected business cards, writing these emails should be very easy to do. You might want to include a note or two about your conversation, allowing the recruiter to quickly remember you and memorable talking points. Always end with kind words and a desire to stay connected. You’ll see the best results if emailed on the same day as the career fair.

Mail a Thank You Card
The time you take to mail a hand-written note to an employment recruiter might easily trigger a positive response…perhaps an invitation to interview. It’s an extremely kind gesture of which very few candidates do. When they’re combing over a stack of resumes for a job you’re seeking, the recruiter will likely remember your card and give your candidacy more consideration.

Connect with the Employer on LinkedIn
Find each recruiter on LinkedIn and invite a connection. You don’t need to send the person a message, but the connection request will indicate interest in staying in touch. It’s a great way to keep up with the new contact, even if you don’t exchange messages. Plus, it’s an easy way for the recruiter to visit your profile for more information about you.

Tweet a message about the employer
Soon after the visit, you might consider tweeting a quick message and linking the employer. Be sure to mention the twitter account of the campus and/or any special career fair hashtag. Not only will you earn points with the recruiter and his or her employer, you’ll win the favor of campus career center staff.

Track next steps
Some employers at the career fair may invite you to an interview. If you receive such an invitation, make sure to prepare for it. For the others, create a “next step” strategy for each, especially those you’re seeking an interview. Use your professional network to store the information; update regularly.

 

Put your career in hyper-drive by taking full advantage of career fairs. They serve as great opportunities to meet future employers. They can also be used to develop professional networks, which are very appealing to future employers. These simple and, near cost-free tips, will help you make the most of each career fair. More importantly, they’re designed to keep communication with each recruiter (and professional contact) alive.


 

 

We know of many jobs for graduates and young professionals. Even if you're not currently looking for career advancement opportunities, you're encouraged to stay in our career network.

 

 

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