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Career After College
Mary Morrison 6 May 2013
Transcript of Career After College
Learn about qualifications necessary that will help you achieve employment
Gather information that would be useful when applying for jobs
Learn about potential career opportunities within organizations and/or industries
Potential professional development
- Practice communication skills
- Receive job search feedback from industry
partners For More Information... Contact Mary Morris, Perkins Career Network Specialist located in the Advising and Career Service Center, campus center
www.umpqua.edu/career-network How to Prepare for
the 2013 UCC
Career After College Event
May 15, 2013
10am - 2pm What Will Be Happening? A lot of people
Many different conversations
Questions and answers What to do Before you Come...
Create a Resume Prepare a professional, error-free resume
Utilize the resources available in the
Advising and Career Service Center
Create a rocking resume
Make an appointment with Mary Morris in
the Advising and Career Service Center to
go over what you have created Career
After College What To Do Before You Come...
Create a Resume Keep it to one page by only sharing relevant information
Have it proofread
Only present true and accurate information
Make it attractive but professional - no photos, colors or unusual fonts
Be consistent in your style and format
Don't include personal information such as your social security number, age or nation of origin What To Do Beforehand...
Identify Participants Obtain a list of participating companies
Go to http://www.umpqua.edu/career-network
A list of participating companies will be available before the event
Create a list of companies you would like to visit
Research beforehand what you need to know about the employers in which you are most interested What To Do Beforehand...
What to Wear If you don't have business professional attire, wear business casual
Pressed khaki or dark pants
Long-sleeved shirts are considered dressier. White or light solid blue (tucked in, of course)
Leather shoes should be worn
Facial hair, if worn, should be well-groomed What To Do Beforehand...
What To Wear Women:
Casual pants or skirts, generally solid colors
Skirt should come to your knees while standing
Tailored shirts or blouses as well as sweaters
Keep makeup conservative and natural looking
Shoes should be leather or fabric Business Casual What To Do Before The Event...
Prepare Questions Think about what you would like to ask the employers
What is their idea of a successful candidate
What key skills are necessary
What qualifications are needed to procure a position
How do I submit a resume and application What To Do Before The Event...
Create Your Elevator Speech Create a brief 30 second commercial about yourself
Name, major, graduation date
Qualifications and skills
Interest in the Organization
Thank them for any information
Example: Hello my name is Jane Smith. I'm a college graduate with an Associates Degree in Business Management. I'm looking for an opportunity in this position. I like to help a company succeed in managing and providing specific services to clients everywhere. The Day Of The Event...
What To Bring Resumes
Most importantly - bring your confidence and a smile The Day of the Event...
Talking to Businesses Firm handshake, good eye contact and posture, smile
Visit a few employers before heading to your top choices
Ask questions that highlight your investigation and interests The Day of the Event...
Talking to Businesses Express to them how interested you are
Offer your resume but don't feel put out if they can't accept it at the event. Find out how and where you can get it to them
Find our what the next steps should be
Thank them for coming to the event
If they have business cards - GET THEM! The Day of the Event...
What you Should Not Do Do not come dressed as if you just rolled out of bed; no sweats, pajamas, hat, torn clothing flip-flops or tennis shoes
Do not monopolize the company's time; ask the questions you need to ask and be mindful of other students
Do not instantly grab free giveaway items
Do no answer your cellular phone or text messages Follow-Up After the Event... Write a thank you to anyone you had a prolonged conversation with (this may be the time to send a cover letter and resume)
If able to apply for a position, follow up per the instructions you were given What positions are available in your organization
What type of educational background are you looking for
What are the skills and attributes you most value in your employees
What are the biggest challenges withing the positions available
What are the opportunities for advancement
What types of training programs do you offer
What advice would you give me if I wanted to break into this field
How did you get involved with this industry/organization and what keeps you involved
What do you enjoy most about working for this company
May I contact you with further questions