Student Newsletter – LAST SPRING SEMESTER ENN – DON’T MISS IT!

February 15, 2022

There is one more Kelley ENN for this semester. This ENN is scheduled to be in-person on Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Prebys Career Center. Be sure to check Handshake for possible event changes as pandemic conditions continue to evolve. Participating companies are listed and registration is open on Handshake.

Is there anything I should do differently to prepare for an in-person vs. virtual event?

GETTING READY FOR AN IN-PERSON EVENT

Preparation for an in-person event isn’t drastically different from what you would do to prepare for a virtual event. You still need to:

  • Do research: What companies are attending? What are the company’s products or services? What are the positions for which they are hiring? What are the skills required in those roles?
  • Have a plan: Which companies are at the top of your priority list? What company will you visit first/second/third?
  • Outline talking points: How will you introduce yourself? (Name, year in school, major, and what type of role seeking are good starters). What are your key skills and experiences that are most relevant to the position that you want to highlight and weave into the conversation?
  • Aim to make the interaction conversational: What questions will you ask the employer to engage them in a dialogue?

 TO SHAKE OR NOT TO SHAKE?

 

HAVEN’T STARTED YOUR SEARCH? THE TIME IS NOW! 

Starting a search can feel overwhelming. Where do you start? What do you do first? If you’re feeling a bit behind, that can add to a desire to put off the first step. Contrary to what you may hear in the hallways of Hodge, there’s never a bad time to start a job search. Employers are hiring, the market is hot, the time to start is NOW!

Here are a few steps to get you going. Do something every day – carve out time every day to move your search forward.

1) Have your resume reviewed by a UCS peer or professional coach.

This is important especially if you have made changes and you haven’t had anyone review it recently. Your resume is a dynamic document, and you want to make sure you have made revisions since you put it together for Compass II.

Read more practical tips to jump start your search.

BEYOND THE FIRST NETWORKING INTERACTION

You have heard a lot of talk about the importance of networking, especially as the spring recruiting season continues. As you interact with people at recruiting events, in classes, and meet new people through others, a common question that comes up is how do you continue to build the relationship and keep the connection going beyond that first interaction? Read “9 Tips to Turn Networking Contacts Into Meaningful Relationships” for some great suggestions.

KELLEY 2 CAREERS (K2C) WORKSHOP: VIRTUAL INTERVIEW PREP

Want to know what to expect in a behavior-based virtual interview? Come to this workshop this Friday, Feb. 18 from 12-1pm and get tips and advice on how to best prepare. This is an in-person session in our Prebys Career Center and proper mask-wearing is required. Dress is casual and students are welcome to come and go as their schedule permits.

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. Are you a freshman or sophomore wanting to learn more about summer opportunities? Tune in this week as JP, Michelle, and Kelley student guest talk about their meaningful freshmen and sophomore summers that have set them up for future recruiting success! Check out the latest episode of the season!

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By Eunice Donovan
Eunice Donovan Career Coach