How to work career expo

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Auburn University Career Development Services strives to help Auburn students and alumni navigate the process of choosing a major/career and coach them through an effective job search. Your career is our mission.

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How to work career expo

  1. 1. PREPARING FOR CAREER EXPO Monday, September 20 Wednesday, September 22 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center
  2. 2. CAREER EXPO 2010 <ul><li>Engineering & Technical </li></ul><ul><li>Monday, September 20 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Samuel Ginn College of Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School of Forestry & Wildlife </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Sciences & Mathematics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business & Non-Technical </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday, September 22 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Human Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Liberal Arts </li></ul></ul>Hotel at AU and Dixon Conference Center 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. See list of companies attending.
  3. 3. REASONS TO ATTEND <ul><li>Score an interview with an employer </li></ul><ul><li>Expand your network of contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate occupations and fields </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about employers/ positions </li></ul><ul><li>Receive advice from recruiters </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHAT TO EXPECT <ul><li>Employers expect you to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate your interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interact with employers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set goal to land an interview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not a job offer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Short amount of time to sell yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a positive impact </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. PREPARATIONS <ul><li>Meet with a CDS Career Counselor to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare a Resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a List of Questions for Employers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare to Answer Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to Sell Yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve Your Personal Appearance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice through Mock Interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Register with Tiger Recruiting Link </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. CAREER EXPO CHECKLIST <ul><ul><li>Pen and Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copies of Unofficial Transcript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Professional Clothing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Breath Mints- no gum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a positive attitude </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. BEFORE CAREER EXPO <ul><li>Don’t just show-up. Prepare. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Target Top Companies/Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View Company Layout Map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet These Employers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrive Early </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. DURING CAREER EXPO <ul><li>Be confident </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce yourself to employers </li></ul><ul><li>Create 60 second elevator speech </li></ul><ul><li>Ask meaningful questions </li></ul><ul><li>Request business cards for follow-up </li></ul>
  9. 9. AFTER CAREER EXPO <ul><li>Follow-up that night with e-mail thank you notes </li></ul><ul><li>Mail thank you letters following day </li></ul><ul><li>Give yourself the competitive edge </li></ul><ul><li>Be persistent, but not obnoxious </li></ul><ul><li>Use CDS Handbook </li></ul>
  10. 10. CDS UPCOMING EVENTS GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR Wednesday, October 6 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Student Center Ballroom EDUCATION INTERVIEW DAY Tuesday, October 19 9 am - 3 pm Hotel at AU and Dixon Conference Center
  11. 11. <ul><li>CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES </li></ul><ul><li>303 Martin Hall – 334.844-4744 – auburn.edu/career </li></ul><ul><li>Walk-In Hours </li></ul><ul><li>Library : Mon-Thu, 9 a.m. – noon </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Hall : Mon-Fri, noon- 4 p.m. </li></ul>

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