WIECE (Women In Electrical and Computer Engineering) Presentation, November 10, 2010

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WIECE (Women In Electrical and Computer Engineering) Presentation, November 10, 2010

  1. 1. WIECE November 10, 2010 Julie Way Career Advisor
  2. 2. CAREER SERVICES PARTNERS
  3. 3. CAREER SERVICES PARTNERS
  4. 4. It’s NEVER too early… For YOUR Career Development Why? Because professionally, academically, and personally developing, and gaining hands-on corporate and industry experience are the most important things you can do NOW that will help you get the job of your dreams later
  5. 5. Research Shows… Students who use their Career Services are more successful at finding an internship, co-op, or full-time position and…. are far more successful at landing the job of their dreams
  6. 6. Effective, Proven System… It’s competitive out there. You need to bring you’re “A” game …and we have a system that works
  7. 7. The System… Use Career Services as a valuable resource…  Visit Career Services physically for an easy, friendly, valuable one-on-one Career Development appointment  Attend our large event seminars  Visit Career Services electronically for valuable, up to date information  Pay close attention to:  www.career.mtu.edu  Career Services emails  NACElink
  8. 8. The System… Use Career Services as a valuable resource…  Visit Career Services physically for an easy, friendly, valuable one-on-one Career Development appointment  Attend our large event seminars  Visit Career Services electronically for valuable, up to date information  Pay close attention to:  www.career.mtu.edu  Career Services emails  NACElink
  9. 9. Career Services Professionals  Provide one-on-one help with all your career development needs:  Choosing your optimal career – MyPlan  Guidance for co-curricular participation  Resume and cover letter writing  Interview coaching and practicing  Career Fair Preparation  Job Search Strategies including our new on-line recruiting software - NACElink  On-campus interview scheduling  Offer negotiation and benefits evaluation  Business etiquette advice
  10. 10. Design a Muscular Resume Both… On paper and Through your Actions
  11. 11. Develop a 60 second Info-mercial Be able to talk to anyone at anytime and have a minute’s worth of intrigue memorized and ready to go…
  12. 12. Practice, practice, practice …your interview skills You wouldn’t play in a soccer game without practicing… Why would you participate in this incredibly important event without practicing?
  13. 13. Come to the Career Fair…no tilt-a-whirl, but exciting non the less! Put some time into your Career Fair Preparation. Don’t go fishing…go target shooting. Have an effective plan.  Choose companies that are doing the kind of work you want to do.  Choose companies you can add value to  Choose companies that are strong and growing and offer diverse opportunities for your professional development.
  14. 14. Continue the Networking Follow-up with everyone you meet: Hand-write your thanks for coming to Michigan Tech, for the time they spent with you, and for their efforts in your interview. Reach out through Professional Networking systems:  Company website  NACElink  www.alumnirelations.mtu.edu
  15. 15. A million ways to “Skin It” Career Fairs are dandy, but to think that they’re the only way to get a job and that there are only 200 companies out there hiring strong, top-talent Electrical Engineers is… Nutty There are numerous and diverse ways to search for, apply to, and obtain the job of your dreams.
  16. 16. Connect with Companies who want YOU!  This software will help you manage and publish your resume, search job postings, and connect with hundreds of employers from around the world.  Upload your new or updated resume to NACElink NOW!

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