It looks like our mild Texas winter might be at an end. No snow days this year! So maybe it’s time to spring clean your job search and make sure that you are on the right track to land a job or internship this summer. Take a look at these tips from Heather Huhman of TheSavvyIntern on how to spruce up your job search for the new season.
You are investing years of study, preparing yourself for a fulfilling career in Engineering/Computer Science. After being hired for your first internship or full-time job, what’s next? Throughout your career, you are likely to transition between many different jobs. What can you do now, and throughout your life, to prepare for the inevitable career transitions you will face in your future? Chuck Sobey will address these concerns when he visits campus on Wednesday, February 29. The presentation will begin at 7pm in the TI Auditorium.
Experienced engineering consultant Chuck Sobey will introduce you to the key concepts for increasing your hirability as you continue to advance your skills in your chosen field. He will share his insights and techniques for you to take action now, and throughout the coming years, to help you remain hirable for life.
Pizza will be provided!
The Career Center is hosting the annual Public Agency Career Expo on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in the Galaxy Rooms in the Student Union from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
This event will offer you an opportunity to interact with employers from non-profit organizations and city, state, and federal government offices about possible internships and/or full- and part-time positions, as well as volunteer opportunities. You can learn about their organizations and determine what knowledge, skills, and abilities they are seeking in new recruits. These organizations are here to exchange information with potential future applicants.
*Bring copies of your resume.
*Professional dress is strongly suggested.
To prepare for the different scenarios you’ll encounter at the Expo, attend the seminar “How To Work A Career Expo Like A Pro” or visit our website at utdallas.edu/career to view the Career Expo Online Guide, online presentations, podcasts , and video spots.
Once you land a job, even if it’s part time or an internship, impressing your new boss and co-workers will be crucial to your success! Here are some tips from Jamie Richards of Jobacle.com about how to make a great impression when you start your new job.
The Career Center will be hosting an employer panel in a few weeks, so be sure to mark your calendars for Make Your Best First Impression On the Job on March 6 at 5:30 pm. Visit our website for more information.
Calling all EPPS students – Attend this specialized session to prepare EPPS students/alumni for the upcoming Spring Career Expos.
Career Center staff and employer representatives will give you the tips you need to succeed at the Expo: tips on how to update your resume, how to network, and how to introduce yourself to potential employers.
Salary can be a sticky subject during your job search. When you are asked what you expect to be paid, it is really important not to underestimate or overestimate your worth. Take a look at this handy Salary Calculator from NACE to help you find a reasonable expected salary based on your education, experience and job goal.
If you need more help evaluating your salary expectations, make an appointment with a Career Counselor. They have resources that can help prepare you for negotiating your job offers.
Historical Studies and Literary Studies majors are invited to learn tips to best navigate life after graduation. Have you found yourself wondering:
“What can I do with a History Degree?”
“What can I do with a degree in Literary Studies?”
A panel of experts including a UTD alumni, professor, and Career Center staff, will share valuable advice from their unique perspectives to help you figure it all out!
This event will take place on Feb. 9 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604).
Attention all Seniors! This week, the Career Center will be giving a series of seminars to help you find success in your job search. Topics include:
Resume Workshop – Monday, Feb. 6 2:00-2:45 pm
Behavioral Interviewing – Tuesday, Feb. 7 11:00-11:45 am
How to Write Cover Letters for Your Job Search – Tuesday, Feb. 7 2:30-3:15 pm
Conducting an Effective Job Search – Friday, Feb. 10 11:00-11:45 am
All seminars will take place in the Career Center Seminar Room, SSB 3.107. We hope to see you there!
Informational interviews can be a great way to build up your network of contacts, and to learn more about your field. Reaching out to professionals in the industry of your choice to set up a meeting can really show that you have initiative. But don’t stop there! Make sure that you are very prepared for your informational interview so that you are sure to make the best impression. Follow these tips by Harry Urschel of Career Rocketeer to make sure that you are ready to go!