Greek Ladders Weekly - Mar. 7, 2016

It's a big week for Greek Ladders, as we're hosting large events on two different college campuses. This issue also features career fairs, networking tips, and a listing of newly posted jobs.

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Big events at Arizona and Nevada

Setting the standard in careers connections is our nature. Case in point, this week features a career fair on a Greek row and a huge networking reception.

University of Arizona All-Greek Career Night
Over forty businesses and non-profit organizations will be located in three sorority and two fraternity houses on Greek Row at Arizona. All members of the four Councils are invited and encouraged to participate in this very unique and exciting event. The event takes place on Wednesday, March 9th. CLICK HERE for more details and to RSVP.

University of Nevada Networking Night
A ballroom full of 1,000 students networking with 200+ business and community leaders. The event is a key highlight of Greek Week, making it the largest student-to-professional networking event on the planet. It takes place on Thursday, March 10. CLICK HERE for more details and to RSVP.

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, March 7

  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Educators Fair

Tuesday, March 8

  • University of Arizona - Spring Career Days (Day 1)

Wednesday, March 9

  • California State University-Stanislaus - Career Fair
  • New Mexico State University - Employment Extravaganza
  • Robert Morris University - Western PA Collegiate Job & Internship Fair
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce - Spring Career & Internship Fair
  • University of Akron - Part-time & Seasonal Job Fair
  • University of Arizona - Spring Career Days (Day 2)
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Illini Career and Internship Fair
  • University of Kansas - Journalism Career Fair

Thursday, March 10

  • California State University-Dominguez Hills - Career Fair
  • California State University-San Diego - College of Business Administration Career Fair
  • Loyola Marymount University - Career Expo
  • Towson University - Exploring TU Majors Fair
  • University of California-Berkeley - Environmental Design Career Fair

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

Quick Tips to Building Your Network

We're constantly impressing upon students to expand their professional networks. Whether a college freshman or a seasoned professional, it's never too early to network.

There are only three things you need to be successful at networking - passion, purpose, and a smile. The rest just falls into place.

Whether you're hoping to increase revenue for your business, seeking new members to your organization, searching for the next great hire, or looking to launch your career, networking provides extreme value.

Whether they realize it or not, many college students regularly practice networking to recruit new members, promote an event, or run for office. Those same principles are used to expand one's professional network.

Here's a handful of tips to consider to build your professional network.

  • Bring business cards. Whichever the situation, make sure you have enough business cards. You can never go wrong with 50 in your pocket or purse.
  • Carry pen and paper. Jotting down notes of conversations will help you plan for the next encounter. Tip...don't type notes into your phone...the impression it gives to others is that you don't care about them. Writing on paper makes you look like you really care.
  • Greet with confidence. First impressions set the tone of the conversation. Firm handshake, eye to eye contact, repeat the person's name, mixed with a kind greeting.
  • Ask open-ended questions. Get to know the other person by asking questions which extract informative answers.
  • Use your 30-second elevator. When someone asks, "what do you do" or "tell me something about yourself," be prepared with a brief answer. When they ask "tell me more" be prepared for a longer description.
  • It's a two-way street. Just as you may be seeking something...a job, a new member, an idea, a referral, etc...the other person may be seeking something, as well. An exchange might not happen on the spot but, if the relationship is managed, you'll see results.
  • Don't expect miracles. While some networking exchanges can provide immediate results (e.g. invitation to interview, charitable donation, new member, a date), others take time to mature. The value is found through building relationships.
  • Grab business cards. You should grab a business card from each person, particularly those with whom you had meaningful conversations.
  • Track everything. Record each person into a database (e.g. excel, CRM). Include a brief summary of the conversation, along with a next step.
  • Follow-up. Send each person a note. This may be a hand-written note and/or an email. Be sure to include a reference of the conversation.
  • Connect on LinkedIn. There's no better public way of showcasing your network, while also using it to build each relationship.
  • Have fun. When people see you enjoying each networking exchange, they'll work their way over to meet you. Even better, the conversations take greater meaning.

Networking is intimidating to many people. However, when harnessed the right way, it can open many opportunistic doors.

Career Workshops

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

Monday, March 7

  • University of California-Berkeley - Job Search Essentials: How to Talk with Recruiters Confidently
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Career Fair Prep: Maximize Your Experience

Tuesday, March 8

  • California State University-Stanislaus - Career Far Prep workshop
  • University of Arizona - Diversity Networking Session
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Career Fair Prep: Maximize Your Experience
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Diversity & Inclusion Networking Exchange
  • University of Kansas - Education Interview Day
  • University of Kentucky - Business Mock Interview Day

Wednesday, March 9

  • California State University-Sacramento - Health Careers Exploration
  • University of Kentucky - Internship 101 workshop
  • University of Kentucky - Career Decision Making Workshop
  • University of Kentucky - #GetHired Information Session

Thursday, March 10

  • George Washington University - Career Advancement and Mentoring Program
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Getting the Job: Interviewing Tips
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Finding an Internship
  • University of Kentucky - Connecting Personalities with Profession

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

New Jobs Posted to the Job Board

Many new jobs have been posted to our Job Board.

Many of these jobs were posted in advance of this week's Career Night at the University of Arizona. However, all candidates using our career network are encouraged to check them out.

Visit the Job Board, located at for full job descriptions offered by the following employers.

  • ADP
  • AXA Advisors
  • Bank of America Merrill Edge
  • BBVA Compass
  • CDW
  • Discover Financial Services
  • E&J Gallo Winery
  • Echo Global Logistics
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • FLSmidth Krebs
  • Longboard Asset Management
  • Luxottica
  • Microsoft
  • Mountbatten Institute
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Pacific Office Automation
  • PLS Logistics
  • Quicken Loans
  • Red Carpet Event & Design
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Target
  • Travelers
  • Trunk Club
  • Vanguard

CLICK HERE for descriptions of jobs offered by these employers.





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