Thursday, Sept. 8
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Clark Center Lobby (formerly Conference Center)
Bring a hard copy of your resume to be critiqued by industry professionals! Get tips on how to better market yourself and how to stand out from the crowd. Arrive any time from 3:00 – 4:45 for a 15 minute critique session.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Seminar Room (SSB 3.107)
The mission of The Turning Point is to provide counseling, education, and advocacy for those impacted by sexual assault. The Turning Point will be on campus to talk about their programs as well as potential full time and internship opportunities.
Majors: Psychology, Sociology, Public Affairs, Interdisciplinary Studies, Criminology
Open to All
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Seminar Room SSB 3.107
India’s largest network services provider to the world will be on campus to talk about potential full time opportunities in their US offices.
Majors: Telecom Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science
Open to US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Asylees and Refugees
Read this recent article by author Jeff Haden published online in BNET: 9 Snap Judgments Managers Make in Job Interviews
It is interviewing season at UT Dallas; in order to raise your chances of getting the job, understand what “judgments” hiring managers may make in interviews!
Read this insightful article from The Atlantic: What You Don’t Get About the Job Search: The View From Employers
The article features advice from employers. For example (and this is a great way to put this), this relates to our post earlier this week: Sanitize your online presence.
See this recent KBTX.com news story: Would You Pass a Social Media Background Check?
As recruiters are reviewing your resume and application for a possible interview or even a job offer, they will also very likely check out your online credentials as well. Don’t let this mess up your chances!
The Fall Career Expo is on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Check out our online career expo guide to find tips, related events and programs, and the employer participant list to help you prepare: Career Expo Online Guide
Networking is key to meeting other professionals in your field and maybe even landing a job or internship. The Career Center will offer many programs this semester to help you improve these skills. One such event will be Evening with Industry: Expo Edition on September 13 (the night before the Expo!). See details here:
Part 2 of Networking Basics covers tips you need to know while mixing and mingling:
- You must mingle and meet new people. If there are chairs, don’t stay in your seat.
- Work your way around the room, introducing yourself as you join in conversations.
- Carry drinks in your left hand so that your right hand is available for handshakes.
- If finger food is available, you must balance your small plate and drink in your left hand. The drink should rest on the plate.
- Sip your drink and talk. Let the ice cubes melt.
- Do not hover over the hors d’oeuvres. Eat a snack before leaving home if you are really hungry.
- Avoid smoking.
- Behave as you would in the office; flirting is not allowed.
- Don’t be the last to leave.
- Write thank-you notes to your host(s).
It is just about networking season again (well, really, it happens year round!). The flurry of campus recruiting activity will begin again next month. Here are some tips to help you with conversations while networking. Remember, most jobs happen because of a networking relationship! Tomorrow we’ll feature tips about mixing and mingling.
How to Answer “What Do You Do?”:
- State your background: your degree, your professional interests
- State what you do and what you’d like to do and why
- State who you’d like to do it for: a corporation, a non-profit, a government agency
- State your plan of action to achieve your goals
- “How did you get into your current job?”
- “Where are you from?”
- “Where did you go to college?”
- “What type of things do you do in the community?”
- “What are your hobbies?”
- “Have you heard about the XYZ Association?” (choose an association in your field of interest)
- “Who else do you know here at this meeting?”
- “Did you hear about XYZ on the news?” (choose a current topic in your field of interest)
- “What area of town do you live in?”
- “Do you have your Master’s as well as your Bachelor’s?”
Spurs Sports & Entertainment Career Fair
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Price – $20 (pre-register); $25 (day of)
3:00-5:00 pm — Career Fair
5:30-6:30 pm — Networking Event
7:00 pm — Silver Stars vs. Washington Mystic game
AT&T Center – 1 ATT Center Way – San Antonio, TX 78219
Register online and check out the most up-to-date list of employers.
For questions or to purchase by phone, please email or call Sarah Neatherton at email@example.com or 210.444.5618