Greek Ladders Weekly - Apr. 25, 2016

While the level of career-related activity is decreasing on college campuses, there are still a great deal of opportunities.

Campus Career Events

Here's a listing of career fairs, workshops, and activities on many campuses, where Greek Ladders candidates are attending or graduated. They're great opportunities to learn best practices, build professional networks, and inquire about job and internship opportunities.

Below is a list of career events, which our candidates should be leveraging to launch their careers. Click here for a link to each campus's career center website, which provide key information about each event.

Monday through Friday

  • California State University-Sacramento - Internship Awareness Week

Monday, April 25

  • University of Nevada - Snag A Senior Career Fair

Tuesday, April 26

  • Central Washington University - Spring Career Fair
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters workshop
  • University of Kentucky - Career Decision Making Workshop

Wednesday, April 27

  • Oregon State University - Spring All Industry Career Fair
  • University of Kentucky - Internship 101 Workshop

Thursday, April 28

  • Adelphi University - Towards a First Career Workshop
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce - Health & Human Performance Networking Brunch
  • University of Washington - Marketing, Media & Communications Recruiting Expo

Click here to receive a professional recommendation on the actual connections you make at the career fair!

Exceed at interviews

Employers are looking for someone with a real interest in their organizations. Conducting research, in advance of the interview, will set you apart from other candidates. When you know something about an organization, you can confidently describe it in more relevant terms. At the same time, the conversation and line of questions you ask will help you decide if the employer is a good fit for you. The research you conduct will set the tone for a more informative exchange, clearly demonstrating your interest in the employer and the open position.

Simply being informed about an employer does not guarantee a successful interview unless you use that information effectively. Knowledge of the employer is only helpful if you know how to incorporate that information into the interview. Here are a few ways you can incorporate research into your interview.

  • Relate your skills to those needed for the position.
  • Share transferable skills like communications, writing, computer knowledge, etc.
  • Illustrate how you can help the employer be more competitive.
  • Request information only on topics of which you're truly interested.
  • Ask questions that encourage the employer to expand on information from the literature.

The information you gather about employers will strengthen your position and help you make a positive first impression in an interview.

What terms best describe you?

When someone describes you, particularly a friend or supervisor, what words would you like them to use? What words would you use when asked by a recruiter?

Take a moment to provide words and terms, separated by commas, which best describe you. These may include hard working, dependable, etc.

CLICK HERE to list the words which best describe you.

2016/2017 Scheduling

We continue to fill our 2016/2017 schedule of career events. Contact us today if you'd like to:

  • Plan an All-Greek Student-Professional Networking Night
  • Conduct a career planning workshop
  • Coordinate a career summit (workshops, networking, mock interviews, resume reviews, etc.)
  • Host an All-Greek Career Fair
  • Book a speaker

Email us today to start planning!







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