Graduate school can provide you the opportunity to gain concentrated knowledge and skills in a particular area of study. Programs are specific, classes tend to be smaller and you may even progress through your program with a cohort of other students. Working closely with faculty and gaining practical experience through practicums, internships, teaching and research is highly encouraged; it can set you up for success should you decide to move into the workforce or pursue another graduate degree . It’s a rewarding experience, but it takes a lot of work, time and dedication. You’ll need a lot of support from those who care about you.
Deciding whether or not to attend graduate school can be a challenge in itself, let alone which school or program to choose. Having gone through the process myself, and through other research, I have compiled a list of considerations for you to review:
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The Fall Career Expo Days are here! For updates on the employer attendees, visit our website or download the Career Expo App from the App Store or Google Play Store! (Click the images to enlarge.)
The Fall Career Expo Days are Sept. 25 and 26! For the first time ever, the Career Center is offering a Career Expo app that will allow you to manage the expo from your smart phone!
The app will allow you to view:
- The complete company list for both expo days
- Announcements and real-time updates
- Interactive event floor plan, including both locations
- Expo tips to help you prepare
To download the app, search “UT Dallas Career Fair Plus” on the App store or Google Play store!
The Career Center is hosting 2 events for students graduating this semester. The Just In Time Resume and LinkedIn profile critique session will be Tuesday, April 29 from 5:30 – 6:30 in SSB 3.300. The Just In Time Career Expo will be Wednesday, April 30 from 1-3pm in the SU Galaxy Rooms. Learn more about the expo and see a list of attending employers at utdallas.edu/career/springexpos/#jit.
Interested in teaching K-12? Don’t miss the Teacher Career Expo on Wednesday, March 19 from 1:00-3:00 pm! The event will take place in the Visitor Center/Bookstore Atrium. Professional dress is strongly recommended. You can find an updated list of school districts and other organization attending here: utdallas.edu/career/docs/expos/spring/tc-employer-list.pdf.
Also, Crandall ISD is hosting a Job Fair on March 29 from 9:00am – 12:00 pm at Crandall High School. Visit http://www.crandall-isd.net/default.aspx?name=HR.Jobfairhome to learn more.
The first ever Social Sciences Internship Expo will be held in the Galaxy Rooms in the Student Union from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m on Thursday March 6th. There will be a short employer panel from 2-2:30 p.m. and the expo will go from 2:30 – 4:00 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 available Spring, Summer & Fall internships for Social Science (Sociology, Public Affairs) majors. The following employers are scheduled to attend (as of 2/27 – check the career center website for updates):
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
- Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County
- CitySquare AmeriCorps
- Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s Office
- George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
- Heart House Dallas
- Hope’s Door
- International Rescue Committee
- The Elisa Project
- U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
- Volunteer Center of North Texas
The Public Agency Expo will be on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Galaxy Rooms. Recruiters from non-profits and government agencies will be attending to recruit you! View the list of organizations attending on our website or view the event in CometCareers for details on what each organization is recruiting for.
The Spring Career Expo Days are here! Here are our top 5 tips for a successful expo:
1. Dress appropriately! Avoid tennis shoes, t-shirts, jeans, sweats, etc.
2. Map out the employers you want to meet. Visit our expo site for the list of attending employers and the expo floor plans.
3. Wear comfortable shoes. Blisters won’t help your professional image!
4. Bring plenty of copies of your resume. You don’t want to run out. Remember that it’s okay if the employer asks you to apply online – that doesn’t mean that they don’t like you.
5. Make a great impression. Prepare your introduction, have questions prepared, and show the employers what a great candidate you are!
Follow us on twitter for more tips and updates! @UTDCareerCenter #UTDExpoDays
The Spring Career Expo Days are this Thursday (non-STEM) and Friday (STEM)! Check out the employers who will be attending to recruit YOU! Learn more at utdallas.edu/career/springexpos or through the events tab in CometCareers!
Are you curious about who attend the UT Dallas Career Expo Days? Check out our infograph!