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

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  • 1. WIECE November 10, 2010 Julie Way Career Advisor
  • 2. CAREER SERVICES PARTNERS
  • 3. CAREER SERVICES PARTNERS
  • 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. 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. Effective, Proven System… It’s competitive out there. You need to bring you’re “A” game …and we have a system that works
  • 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. 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. 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. Design a Muscular Resume Both… On paper and Through your Actions
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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