Student Newsletter – CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS TODAY

February 1, 2022

Don’t miss tonight’s (Feb. 1) Virtual Employer Networking Night (ENN)! If you are seeking a summer internship or full-time job opportunity, here are some additional chances to meet with recruiters on the same day and within a condensed time frame:

Participating companies are listed and registration is open on Handshake. Be sure to check Handshake regularly for possible event changes as pandemic conditions continue to evolve.

PROFESSIONAL PERSISTENCE BY KORI RENN, UCS DIRECTOR OF COACHING

Let’s talk for a moment about pursuing something you’re interested in. When you were a kid and wanted to learn how to ride a bike, did you hop on two wheels and start doing massive BMX style X game worthy jumps?  No! You cautiously balanced, perhaps with some training wheels and feet on the ground.  You took a few scary pedals then put your feet down again. You also fell down a bunch of times.  Then someone probably gave you some pointers, perhaps said, “Keep your eyes up!” or “Pedal! Pedal! Pedal!” 10 more sessions of falling and you’re gliding (at least that’s how you remember it).  Then you decide that you want to pop a wheelie, a friend says, “Watch me!” Another older friend says, “Do this.”  With another series of tumbles and hopefully no broken bones, you power through and now you ride like the wind.

Read more from Kori about how the job search is no different.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO ATTEND A KELLEY ENN?

Registration is required on Handshake for all Kelley ENNs, whether the event is virtual or in-person.

For VIRTUAL ENNs, use Handshake to:

  1. Update your profile and make it visible to companies by selecting the “Community” or “Employers” setting.
  2. Register for the event.
  3. Sign-up for group sessions or one-on-one slots with your companies of interest. (If you do not complete this step, you will not be able to meet virtually with any employers)

For IN-PERSON ENNs, use Handshake to:

  1. Register for the event.
  2. Review the list of participating companies so you can identify and research employers of interest.

 VIRTUAL ≠ OPTIONAL

I’m not sure why, but it feels easier to no show for a virtual event. Maybe it’s because, while we have good intentions to attend, we get busy or forgot and know we usually have access to the recorded version. However, when it comes to recruiting events and the opportunity to connect live with employers, there are no options for a recorded version.  For a number of these events the UCS organizes, it includes professionals taking time out of their day to connect with you about opportunities.  If you’ve selected a time slot or signed up to attend an event, your attendance or NON-attendance is noticed.  Please be professional and attend events you’ve signed up for.  Recruiters do keep track of no shows so if you sign up, show up!​

UCS RESUME BOOKS – HELP US PROMOTE YOU TO COMPANIES STILL HIRING

A resume book is a digital compilation of students’ resumes, by major and graduation year, that the UCS makes available for hiring employers at their request. This helps us promote you to companies! However, uploading your resume to Handshake does not automatically include you in the resume book – you have to follow these steps.  Employers request resumes of students who are in the job market, so if this is you, upload your resume as soon as possible to help maximize your visibility to companies.

 REPORT YOUR OFFER & GET “KELLEY HIRED” SWAG

If you have secured an internship or full-time offer or have made the decision to go to graduate school next year, congratulations! Please report your offer on our website. The UCS collects employment statistics on behalf of the school and this information is helpful for current and prospective students, as well as employers. Be assured that any information you report, is strictly confidential and reported only in aggregate.

Once you have reported your offer or grad school decision, come by the UCS to pick up your free “Kelley Hired” t-shirt, cap, or mug. Be sure to post on social media with your new swag and tag @KelleyUCS #KelleyHired to be featured in our stories.

UNFILTERED CAREER SEARCH (UCS) PODCAST

The Unfiltered Career Search podcast is back for Season 2! Created by Kelley UCS peer coaches, JP, Michelle, Shiv & Hannah, the podcast takes a bi-weekly dive into topics surrounding career, college recruiting and the struggles that come with it all. Check out the first episode of the season!

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By Eunice Donovan
Eunice Donovan Career Coach