The annual Career Fair is now just one week away! We have had our biggest response from employers in many years. Our facility can only hold 125 and we have had dozens on a waiting list. Those employers we cannot accommodate for this fair will be invited to campus at a later date.
Our annual career fair is Wednesday, April 6th from 10:00 - 1:00. Our response from employers wanting to participate has been unbelievable. We reached our maximum of 125 over a week ago, which is unprecedented.
Be sure to plan ahead and make time to attend this excellent event. This is your chance to meet with local employers in a wide range of industries. Get your resume in order, dress like you want the job, and think about how you want to present yourself. This is a great chance to make a good first impression.
More detailed information will come out over the next few weeks.
Welcome to the Fall Semester! Next week begins a new academic year and with it, new opportunities. Whether you are a new student or returning, you should be looking for ways to build your resume. A full resume makes it easier to get interviews once you begin looking for employment.
Suggestions to help
Get involved in student organizations
Volunteer - many agencies in the community need help from volunteers and the work you do can be listed on your resume
Work-study: talk with someone in Student Employment about getting a position in this financial aid program. Find more information here.
Of course you can always get a part-time position with a local employer if your schedule allows. Use Career Connection to assist your search and the many links on our resource page.
Contact our office if you need assistance with anything job related (843-574-6302) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to assist you.
As of this morning, we have 195 job postings on the Career Connection site! If you are looking for work (part-time, full-time or seasonal) there is probably a position for you! Stay active with your account and make sure you have a good resume to send to employers.
Tips to help
Create a Search Agent - go to the 'Job Search' tab and use the advanced search option, then follow the directions at the top of the page to create the agent. This feature can be setup to run your saved search and email you the results on a regular basis so you do not have to remember to check in.
Login regularly - we post news of employer visits and other hiring events in the local area that might be of interest to you. You may also want to conduct a job search even if you have a Search Agent. Employers sometimes list jobs in categories you may not have thought of and didn't come up in your agent search.
Have multiple resumes - if you are looking for work in multiple industries, you should have a resume tailored to each area. One generic resume is not effective. Contact our office if you need assistance.
Many students will take the summer off and some will continue with classes. Which ever category you fall into, don't forget to take advantage of the Career Connection system to find work! Summer usually means a higher demand for many industries. We currently have over 250 positions posted. If you need help finding employment, use this valuable tool.
If you are about to graduate, don't forget about getting your resume in order! You will need this important tool as you begin to look for employment. Student Employment Services is here to help you whether you need to create one from scratch or if you just want another opinion on your current resume. Call or email our office for an appointment. 843.574.6302 or email@example.com.
Be sure to make time in your schedule to attend the annual career fair! With over 120 employers registered, you are sure to make valuable connections in your job search. This is a great event to locate openings, research companies and gain insight into the skills employers are looking for in new hires.
Dress to make a good impression! If you have a LinkedIn account, Verizon Wireless is sponsoring a free photo booth to have a professional head shot to upload to your account profile.
Bring resumes. Not all companies will accept them on site, but those that do will appreciate your preparedness
Do not discount an employer by their name. All companies need information technology, accountants, human resources, administrators, etc.
Not all companies may be currently hiring, but be sure to ask about upcoming needs and what they look for in top candidates. You will be prepared when they do hire!
Do not bring children or other family members. This tells an employer that you may not have stable child care or reliable transportation.
A list or currently registered employers may be found on our Career Fair web page.
Please contact the Student Employment office if you would like to RSVP for either event. 843-574-6302 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also RSVP using your Career Connection account and going to the "Events" page.