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General Information, Private College Job and Internship Fair

The Job and Internship Fair Approaches… ARE YOU READY? #HireTommies

There are several events and resources you can use this week to help you prepare for the fair! You won’t want to miss out – we promise!

Interview Stream

Need more interview or elevator pitch practice prior to the big job fair or on campus interviews?  Try Interview Stream, a new 24/7 online video platform where you can tape your responses to interview questions. Choose from over 7,000 questions, select from a specific job category or record the general questions we have chosen for you.  Playback and videotape as often as you like.  Want feedback?  Send your recording to a career counselor for review at career@stthomas.edu. You can access Interview Stream from the Career Development Center website or click on this link.

It is fast, easy and it works!

Success Tactics

Presenting yourself successfully at a Fair involves knowing how to assertively introduce yourself and your qualifications. After attending this seminar you will have prepared an “elevator introduction” and know how to ask employers for more in-depth interview time.

The last Success Tactics Seminar held before the Fair will be on February 14th from 12:30-1:30 in the Career Development Resource Center – MHC 124! Register here!

Resumania!

We will be offering ALL DAY Pop-Ins from 9-4:00 on February 18, 19, and 20th. Come in for help on your resume, or other quick job & internship search questions!

Upcoming Pop-Ups: (all held in the Center for Student Achievement)

Job Fair Strategies February 11th at 3:00 PM — Doing company research and having a game plan prior to the MNPC Job and Internship Fair is quintessential for success. Learn how to prepare during this Pop-Up in the CSA.

Interviewing Prep February 15th at 10:00 — Whether or not you have interviews at the fair itself, you’ll likely be interviewing in the spring. Representatives from the Career Development Center will provide quick tips on interviewing.

Presenting Yourself to Employers February 18th at 10:00 — The Job Fair can be a scary place, and introducing yourself to employers can be a daunting task. Learn more about elevator pitches and even get some practice in before the fair!

Presenting Yourself to Employers February 20th at 12:00 — The Job Fair can be a scary place, and introducing yourself to employers can be a daunting task. Learn more about elevator pitches and even get some practice in before the fair!

Career Scoop Update, General Information

Career Scoop for the Week of February 11, 2019: Job Fair Registration Deadline

Job and Internship Fair Registration Deadline – This Thursday, February 14th

There are close to 300 employers who will be in attendance and ready to speak to students  at the Job and Internship Fair on February 21st. All students with sophomore, junior or senior standing, or December 2018 grads are eligible to attend after completing the required orientation (in-person or via Canvas) and completing the registration process. Check out the current list of employers registered to attend.

FINAL in-person Orientation Sessions this week:

TODAY, February 11th  at 2 pm in MHC 124
Thursday, February 14th at 10 am in MHC 124

Job Fair Success Tactics

Learn how to introduce your self to employers at the Job Fair! Thursday, February 14th at 12:30 in MHC 124.

Spring On-Campus Interviewing

The On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) program brings various employers to campus to hire a Tommie and is an excellent opportunity for students to secure an internship or a full time job offer. Check out the list of opportunities here and attend an OCI Orientation session to be able to apply.

OCI Orientation this week: Wednesday, February 13th at 12 pm in MHC 124.

Marketing Your International Experience
Tuesday, February 12th, 11:45 am – 1 pm, MCH 100

You say you “learned so much” studying abroad. Since strong international experience can set you apart from other job candidates, careful articulation of your skills is essential. Learn how to put your newly learned knowledge and skills to work on your resume and cover letter and at interviews. This is a workshop, so be ready to practice and interact! Lunch will be provided!

Study Abroad…It’s Good for Your Career!
Wednesday, February 13th, 2:30, MHC 212

Studying abroad is an amazing learning experience both inside and outside the classroom. But did you know it can also be good for your career?! Before you attend the Study Abroad Fair on February 14th, join representatives from the Office of Study Abroad and the Career Development Center to learn more about how to enhance your career development through study abroad.

Other Seminars This Week: (MHC 124)

Resume and Cover Letter Writing: Tuesday, February 12th, 12 pm
Effective Interviewing: Tuesday, February 12th at 2 pm

General Information, Private College Job and Internship Fair

Job Fair Insiders Tips THIS WEEK! #HireTommies

Tips for a successful career fair experience have been sent via email each week since January 15th. Miss an email? No problem, just look here.

Plan on attending the Job Fair Insider’s Tips Panel on February 7th at NOON in Woulfe Alumni Hall for some great advice from recruiters and students! There will also be DOOR PRIZES, including free job fair registrations and St. Thomas Portfolios!

Register in advance HERE!

Tip #8: Interviewing Preparation

Gather information about interviewing skills. Pages 7-11 in your packet give further resources and information about preparing for successful interviews. Students who have attended in the past recommend knowing about behavioral interviewing prior to the fair.

You can also attend a Job Fair Success Tactics seminar (held in MHC 124)

Success Tactics – February 8th at 2:30

Success Tactics – February 14th at 12:30

Tip #9: On Campus Interviewing is Starting Soon

In addition to the Job & 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 will begin in February.

If you have not attended an Orientation to On-Campus Interviewing Session (different from the Orientation to Job & Internship Fair session) you will need to attend one of the seminars (held in MHC 124)

February 13th at 12:00

February 18th at 3:00

Appointments and pop-in hours offered daily. Call 651-962-6761 for times.