Archive for April, 2009

April 7, 2009

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April 3, 2009

Thank You!!!

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the Internship + Career Fair today, whether you came as an employer or a job or internship-seeker. We were thrilled to have such an amazing turnout of students and alumni! We would love your feedback about the fair, so please feel free to send your thoughts to connect@mica.edu. Thanks again!

April 3, 2009

Shuttle to Internship + Career Fair

Attention!

The Internship + Career Fair has arrived!

Today April 3rd, 1:00 – 4:00 in the BBOX in Gateway

Due to the inclement weather, shuttles have been arranged to transport students from all buildings on campus to the Gateway Building for the fair.  The services will be available beginning at 12:30 today. (EMPLOYERS MAY GET SHUTTLES BEGINNING AT NOON)

There is no need to call the Fox desk to have a shuttle pick you up, there will be a continuous loop running until 3:30 this afternoon.

See you at the fair!

April 1, 2009

Etiquette for Job and Internship Seekers

Just a few things to keep in mind about etiquette at an Internship + Career Fair:

1. Don’t interrupt others, whether they are fellow job/internship-seekers, or employers. There may be a line for some employers, and in that case try to make eye contact with a recruiter so they know you’d like to speak with them. If they are too busy, you can always come back a little later.

2. Ask an employer how they proceed with recruitment. Each organization at the fair has their own hiring process, and often the fair can act as an initial screening of applicants. You can certainly ask them whether you should follow up for an interview at a later date. Some employers may ask you questions or do an informal interview on the spot.

3. Don’t just drop your resume on an employer’s table and split. If you can, talk to the representatives and physically hand it to someone. It will serve you well to meet employers, and give them a chance to attach a face with a resume.

4. Prepare by knowing a little background on some of the organizations that interest you most. You will make a better impression if you are knowledgeable about what they do.

April 1, 2009

Last minute preparations

The countdown is ON! Only two days until the Internship + Career Fair! Wondering what you can do to be sure you are prepared on Friday?

1. Create a “one-minute commercial”

Think about how you will approach recruiters at the fair to introduce yourself and start a conversation. You can talk about your background and how it connects to what the organization’s need. Basically, you have less than one minute to tell them who you are and express your interest in their organization. If you come well-prepared you will already have some background on the organizations you plan to visit and can speak knowledgeably.

2. Proofread your resume

Have as many people as you can proofread your resume for spelling, grammar, and clarity.

3. Put together your materials

You will need a nice big stack of resumes (20+ copies is what we suggest). Optional materials are business cards and artist postcards. Portfolios are recommended if you are applying for design-related positions. (For more about portfolios, check here.)

Bring a notepad or sketchbook and pen. You will also want to be able to keep track of who you are visiting and meeting. Take names of employers you speak with, then you can follow up with them at a later date.

4. Dress

You should plan to dress professionally for the fair. It is always best to err on the side of overdressed–it shows an employer that you take them seriously and have made an effort to make a good first impression. Not conservative? Artsy/creative dress is fine, as long as you are clean and neat!

April 1, 2009

Just added!

Some recent additions to the fair include:

AlphaGenics (genetics & imaging)

Image Engineering (special effects displays)

Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics (medical illustration)

Thunder Creek Apparel (screenprinting/apparel)

Find the full list of employers here.