Greek Ladders Weekly - Feb. 8, 2016

This week's issue emphasizes the importance and value of taking advantage of all career planning resources, networking receptions, and career fairs.

Career Fairs

Below is a list of career fairs, 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, February 8

  • Boston University - School of Business Career Fair

Tuesday, February 9

  • Purdue University - HTM Career Fair
  • Purdue University - Sales, Retail & Financial Services Career Fair
  • University of Arizona - College of Engineering iExpo
  • University of Georgia - Summer Camp Fair
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Engineering Career Fair
  • University of New Mexico - Career Expo

Wednesday, February 9

  • Indiana University - Summer Camp Jobs Fair
  • Purdue University - College of Agriculture Spring Career Fair
  • University of Georgia - Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day
  • University of Kansas - University Career Fair
  • University of West Georgia - Education Career Fair
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore County - Summer Job & Internship Fair
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Engineering Career Fair

Thursday, February 11

  • Boston University - Spring Career Fair
  • University of Connecticut - Education Abroad Fair
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - ECS/Founders Startup Fair
  • University of Kansas - Spring Engineering & Computing Career Fair
  • University of Nevada-Reno - Career and Internship Expo
  • University of Oklahoma - Construction Science Career Fair
  • University of Oregon - Internship, Summer Job & Volunteer Fair

Friday, February 12

  • Purdue University - School of Construction Management Technology Fair
  • University of Tampa - Spring Full Time Job Fair

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

Greek Ladders Events

Here are events which we're hosting or participating in the near future.

  • February 9 (Tuesday) - 12:00pm PST - Blab with Echo Global Logistics - follow @GreekLadders on Twitter to receive an invitation or click here for direct access. Highly recommended for Arizona State University and University of Arizona candidates.
  • March 9 (Wednesday) - 5:00pm MST - University of Arizona All-Greek Career Night - click for details
  • March 10 (Thursday) - 5:30pm PST - University of Nevada All-Greek/Professional Networking Night - click for details

Also, University of Nevada candidates interested in pursuing careers in public relations, non-profits, special events, and related areas should attend the PRSA Luncheon, this Thursday at 11:30am, at the Nevada Museum of Art. Our own Pete Parker will be a panelist addressing the topic of "Building Your Brand Through Strategic Partnerships." RSVP/Buy a ticket today.

Don't Look Back to College with Regrets

Since the founding of Greek Ladders, there's one very consistent comment we receive from college alumni - "If I had this when I was in college, I would be..." The statement is always filled with former goals and hopes and dreams.

The answers to this question is not why we created this company, but it certainly helps deliver the importance of placing greater emphasis on career planning while in college.

Figures we believe to be true, due to studies and our observations:

  • 40% of college students know there's a career center on their campus
  • 20% of college students actually step foot in the career center OR attend a career center workshop
  • 5% of college students attend any given career fair held on their campus

The last figure is one of the instigators toward creating Greek Ladders. And, while these statistics are more real for public universities than their private counterparts, the figures are extremely disappointing. That said, they're also not surprising.

What we've found is that today's student mindset, when it comes to career planning, isn't too terribly different than it was 20-25 years ago. We run into a number of varying mindsets. CLICK HERE for the list and recommendations.

List of Campus Career Centers

We posted a roster of links to the career centers of the near 100 campuses, where there's a Greek Ladders presence. You're encouraged to visit your career center, both physically and online.

CLICK HERE for the full roster.

Career Workshops

Below is a list this week's career planning workshops and activities.

Monday, February 8

  • Boston University - How to Work a Career Fair
  • University of Denver - Resumes that Get Results
  • University of Georgia - Grady College Resume Critiques Day 1
  • University of Georgia - Advanced Interviewing
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Finding and Applying to Government Careers

Tuesday, February 9

  • Boston University - Resume Blitz
  • George Washington University - Customer Development workshop
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead - Getting Ready for Grad School workshop
  • Oklahoma State University - Personal Branding workshop
  • Oklahoma State University - Mock Interview Day
  • Old Dominion University - Career Development workshop
  • Robert Morris University - Internship Seminar
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville - Mock Networking
  • University of California-Berkeley - Job Search Essentials: How to Talk with Recruiters Confidently
  • University of Georgia - Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day Prep Workshop
  • University of Georgia - Grady College Resume Critiques Day 2
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Health Professions Information Session
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Finding an Internship workshop
  • University of Kentucky - Graduate School 101 workshop
  • University of Kentucky - International Business Internship Information session
  • University of Tampa - Courageous Resumes workshop

Wednesday, February 10

  • Boston University - Self-Discovery: Know Yourself to Find Your Fit
  • George Mason University - Resume Clinic Day #1
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce - Career Clinic
  • University of Arizona - Resume Writing workshop
  • University of Denver - Professional Attire Fair
  • University of Georgia - Intern For A Day Orientation #1
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Career Fair Prep: Maximize Your Experience
  • University of Kentucky - Writing a Winning Personal Statement workshop
  • University of Kentucky - Are You Interview Ready workshop
  • University of Oregon - Oregon Connect
  • University of South Carolina - Etiquette Dinner
  • University of Tampa - Resumania

Thursday, February 11

  • California State University-San Diego - Campus Conversations: Non-Profit, Government & Education
  • Georgia Washington University - Career Advancement and Mentoring Program
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead - Careers in Humanities workshop
  • Oklahoma State University - How to be a Job Seekers
  • University of Denver - Resumes that Get Results
  • University of Georgia - #UGAjobchat: How to Find a Job
  • University of Kentucky - International Business Internship Information session

Friday, February 12

  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Professional Careers in the Sports Industry

For more information about these workshops, visit the campus career center on your campus, visit them online (click here). 

Join the Career Network

The career network serves as a great tool for current students, young professionals, and employment recruiters. We encourage all to join the network to gain access to career connections, job/internship opportunities, and best practices.





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