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Job and Internship Fair Prep: Tips 8 and 9 – #USTJobFair2015

Published on: Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Minnesota Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair

Minnesota’s Private Colleges 2015 Job and Internship Fair

This is for those already registered for Minnesota’s Private Colleges 2015 Job and Internship Fair. If you have not registered and would like to attend, please complete an Orientation to Job and Internship Fair and submit your registration before the deadline. Visit our Job and Internship Fair website for additional information and eligibility requirements.

For previous emails and tips regarding the job fair, visit our email archives.

Plan to attend Job Fair: Insiders’ Tips

This helpful session with a student and employer panel will take place Thursday, February 5 at 12:00 p.m. in Woulfe Hall, Anderson Student Center.  Following the speakers Career Counselors will be available for resume critiques.

Tip #8

Begin to gather information about interviewing skills. Pages 16-19 in your packet give further resources and information about preparing for successful interviews. Students who have attended recommend knowing about behavioral interviewing prior to the Fair.  Attend an interviewing skills seminar.

Tip #9

In addition to the Job and Internship Fair, the spring session for On-Campus Interviewing provides opportunities to meet with employers who are hiring for full-time and internship positions.  Interviews begin in February. If you have not attended an On-Campus Interviewing Orientation Session you will need to attend one of the seminars. (Note, this is different from the Job and Internship Fair Orientation Session)

Upcoming Seminars/Events

Job and Internship Fair Prep: Tips 6 and 7 – #USTJobFair2015

Published on: Friday, January 16th, 2015

Minnesota Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair

Minnesota’s Private Colleges 2015 Job and Internship Fair

This is for those already registered for Minnesota’s Private Colleges 2015 Job and Internship Fair. If you have not registered and would like to attend, please complete an Orientation to Job and Internship Fair and submit your registration before the deadline. Visit our Job and Internship Fair website for additional information and eligibility requirements.

For previous emails and tips regarding the job fair, visit our email archives.

Tip #6

Are you able to describe your top interests, skills, personality and values?  The handouts and worksheets in your packet on pages 4-10 provide informal inventories that will assist in learning more about yourself.  Employers seek candidates who know how to describe themselves and their fit with the job or company culture.  Use this information to describe yourself and to give life stories on your career related qualifications.  If you think additional testing would be useful, Career Counselors can provide other inventories to assist in identifying interests, skills, values and personality traits.  Call the office to schedule an appointment.

Tip #7

Spend time learning more about occupations available in your major or career field.  Within every career field there are numerous related occupations.  Are you able to give examples of titles or areas within an organization that would hire people with your career interests/skills?  Use the Career Development Center’s website to research several occupations or use the resources listed on page 11 to complete the worksheet on page 12 of your packet (make additional copies as needed). Employers want you to tell them what you are interested in doing. If you are able to identify career fields, job titles or occupations of interest, even if employers are not recruiting for that position at the Fair, they will get a better idea of your focus and be able to refer you to another contact at their organization.

Upcoming Seminars

These seminars will be held in the Career Resource Center, Room 124 Murray-Herrick.

  • Job and Internship Fair Success Tactics: Tuesday, January 21 at 1:00 p.m. and Thursday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m. (bring your packet)
  • Resume Writing: Wednesday, January 21 at noon and Monday, January 26 at noon
  • Interviewing Skills: Friday, January 23 at noon and Thursday, January 29 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Orientation to On-Campus Interviewing: Tuesday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m.; Thursday, January 22 at 12:30 p.m.; Tuesday, January 27 at noon and Thursday, January 29 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Link and Learn with LinkedIn: Wednesday, January 28 at noon

Job and Internship Fair Prep: Tips 4 and 5 – #USTJobFair2015

Published on: Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Minnesota Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair

Minnesota’s Private Colleges 2015 Job and Internship Fair

This is for those already registered for Minnesota’s Private Colleges 2015 Job and Internship Fair. If you have not registered and would like to attend, please complete an Orientation to Job and Internship Fair and submit your registration before the deadline. Visit our Job and Internship Fair website for additional information and eligibility requirements.

For previous emails and tips regarding the job fair, visit our email archives.

Plan to attend Job Fair: Insiders’ Tips on Thursday, February 5 at noon in Anderson Student Center’s Woulfe Alumni Hall. A panel of employers and past student participants will share tips and insights about how to prepare for the fair and ways to make the fair a successful experience.

TIP #4

Your resume should be in the final draft stages and ready to send/post to employers. Refer to page 15 in your packet for ideas on resources available through our office to assist you with the development of your resume. When your resume is complete, post it on the www.mnpcfair.org website (see the Student Menu for the link) where employers attending the event will have access to your information and may contact you for an interview.

TIP #5

Remember that the student feedback strongly recommends applying in advance. ”It really works.” NOW is the time to research employers and apply directly to employers who are accepting resumes in advance of the Fair. Refer to page 15 in your packet for what to include in the letter to employers.

Watch what a UST student had to say about resumes and applying in advance of the Fair.

Upcoming Seminars