First Year Class started this week. Graduate (maybe 2015) You started 2006, 5, 4??? Advice you would like to offer those first year students??? Information about job search All year process, maybe longer.
Confidence is the main issue EMP situation Companies have money Banks have money to loan People’s budget under control Turn around cold be swift
companies not funding 401 Ks 15 mines in UP. Dakotas prime for oil.
Medium and small companies are hiring.
CAB meeting this summer Phil Gardner – Chicago conference Ideal employee a technical person with a liberal arts/business background CAB co-op #1
Many HR were fired Key word search gets you to second round Baby boomer – reliable, dependable, willing to work long hours Using virtual equipment to interview people
Pop Science Mag Picture Galactic Architect
Keep your cool Positive attitude
A Plan – a strategic Plan Don’t shoot from the hip
Main options Grad school – start now. Should have applications in before holidays, especially for funding purposes Undergrad course – do not need another degree, just courses that will make you more attractive Peace Corp Keep busy of not working
You may want to just get a job. But try to find a job that fits you. Hrs/day etc
Finding a job is a 5 credit course Work on it everyday Check nacelink everyday for new postings Job fairs here and at other schools Tell people you are looking for a job Keep track of what, when you are doing and expectations
This can spread out People know people
Clean up your facebook Companies are checking you out KC example We here about things students have on their facebook from companies
NACElink – everyday Usajobs – has an agent system Linkedin – MTU alumni
Chronicle for jobs with universities, not just teaching jobs
Contract agencies Head hunters ASEE Temp agencies Go to informational meetings
151 employers listed – ahead of last year Each employer is fair game Future seminar on infomercial and how to maximize yourself at a job fair
List of fall seminars
Brent Burns – Associate Director of Alumni Relations 1993 MTU graduate Talk to you about alumni association and how the organization can help you
Accept an offer – stop Maybe unfair but companies maintain a database We use the information for reporting to the Fed & state Helps recruit companies and helps you with getting a hirer salary
The rejection letter or as some refer to it as the FOAD letter Try not to take it personally Stiff competition If get a lot..get help. It may be your resume, or interviewing techinques
Roll up your sleeves and prepare to battle. The more you put into the process the better the outcome
Create your check list
Get help from whomever Career Services could be one of your top resources
Senior Meeting Brought to you by Career Services What is the next step?